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    Dictionary for Library and Information Science
    (Libraries Unlimited, 2004-04-30T00:00:00-07:00) Reitz, Joan

    Beginning in 1994 as a five-page handout, the Dictionary of Library and Information Science was soon expanded and converted to electronic format for installation on the Western Connecticut State University Library Web site, where it is in high demand by library professionals, scholars, and students, and has won international praise. Now available for the first time in print, the Dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references, the Dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes the most up-to-date terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons. The primary criterion for including a new term is whether library and information science professionals might reasonably be expected to encounter it at some point in their career, or be required to know its meaning. Designed as a reference resource for library and information science professionals, university students and faculty, and users of all types of libraries, this comprehensive resource will be useful for patrons, and a ready-reference tool that librarians will want to have at their fingertips

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    The Hidden Old Main
    (2015-10-01T00:00:00-07:00) Caprino, J.T. (Jon-Thomas)
    While "Old Main" is WestConn's oldest and probably most iconic building, its interior and uses have changed considerably over the last century. For many years it was the college's only or main building (hence the name Old Main) and its original design answered the multiple needs that had to be met by a single facility.
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    Danbury’s Fire Bug of the 1880s and 1890s
    (2015-07-01T00:00:00-07:00) Stevens, Brian
    The Connecticut State Firemen's Association, which was formed in 1885, reported that incendiarism was an increasing problem around Connecticut, but Danbury's fire bug of the 1880s and 1990s was extraordinary. The fire bug caused the modern equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in damage around Danbury and many of the fires were in such close proximity that there was an area dubbed to be the "Firebug District." The fire bug was elusive to Danbury's police, and by 1891, with three years yielding no real suspect, authorities hired an operative from Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. The Pinkerton operative's investigation ultimately led to no arrests, though after his investigation there were significantly fewer incendiary fires reported and, except for a couple of fires in 1893, none in the press attributed to a fire bug. While there was no single culprit or group that was indicted for Danbury's rash of fires during this period, the fire bug episode was the byproduct and confluence of the political, labor, and ethnic unrest that was playing out on a local and national level. Moreover, the episode punctuated Danbury's difficult transition both in name and nature to becoming a city. In the middle of these fiery expressions was Morris Meyers, the first Chief of the City of Danbury's paid fire department; Meyers was a successful Democrat and a German Jewish immigrant whose important place in the new city government was the embodiment of a shift in the composition of the electorate.
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    Library support for accreditation: A guide to online resources
    (2017-02-01T00:00:00-08:00) Schmiedel, Tom
    The resources on this guide provide information on accreditation from a variety of perspectives. First there are the national, regional, and disciplinary accreditation agencies. After that there are perspectives and activities as seen by librarians and libraries in the form of articles, presentations, LibGuides, and institutional repositories. Keep in mind this is not a complete list of accreditation bodies, but rather a selection of those available. If you want to see others not listed, consult one of the national databases for the subject area. (Summary from original document in C & RL News)
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    Further Expansion of the Archivists' Toolkit into the ATReference
    (2011-10-01T00:00:00-07:00) Stevens, Brian
    The open-sourced Archivists' Toolkit developed to streamline archival work-flows has seen the development of a patron registration module. This added development is called the ATReference and it is now available to archives from its developers at the Rockefeller Archive Center.