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   Volume III, Issue 1
October 2006   
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Major American poet’s rare text featured in Digital Library
A copy signed by Walt Whitman of his Memoranda During the War has been digitized and is now available through the Villanova University Digital Library. > Full story
First time in Falvey? Feeling swamped? Essential tips for success
Late-night and group study spaces, finding online and print books and journals, getting HELP and more... > Full story
New places and services
Locating where to get research help, where to pick up DVDs and videos and where to get tech help when your computer does not compute > Full story
On exhibit: Celebrating and commemorating two important anniversaries
2006 marks two significant anniversaries for Villanova University—the 750th of the Grand Union of the Augustinians and the 500th anniversary of the first publication Augustine's complete works. > Full story
Holocaust studies expert shares his insight on Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
Mark Weitzman on Wiesenthal's accomplishments and legacy > Full story
ChoiceReviews.Online means easy access
Web version replaces "Choice cards" > Full story
Director's Watch column: Recent developments here at Falvey
"We are working to fit our academic support mission to the realities of the digital age and to the changing needs and expectations of our student and faculty cohort." > Full story
Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month: Testaments of modern anguish and religious edification
Dr. Mercedes Juliá discusses her work on Jimenez's "Tiempo" and Dr. Carmen Peraita describes a popular 17th century work on St. Thomas of Villanova. > Full story
Cultural Events in Falvey Memorial Library
Open houses for prospective majors; book talks on VU athletes, poetry, St. Augustine, women journalists and the Philadelphia mafia; and Hunger and Homelessness Week events > Full story
Featuring Villanova's librarians from the past: Rev. Francis E. Tourscher, O.S.A.
Father Tourscher, a scholar and theologian, made the library easier to use. In 1934, an iron fence separating readers from the books was removed and the collection was then open to all! > Full story
ARTstor: Tapping into the art of the ages
A rich collection of 500,000 images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, and you can even build your own image collection. > Full story
Digital Library opens virtual doors
This online collection serves as the archive for digitalized Special Collection materials and the gateway to Villanova University publications, including the Faculty Bibliography. > Full story
Joint Falvey and OPTIR team investigates how you use the library
Falvey's space and services scrutinized in effort to create patron-centered library > Full story
New ESL resources added
From classic works of fiction to biographies of famous people, English as a Second Language books-on-tape are easier to understand. > Full story
"Noteworthy": Professional and personal accomplishments
Dual event draws crowd: Digital Library open house and Library history exhibit opening
In this time of changing perceptions about research, it is vitally important to preserve and provide access to a shared cultural heritage in a format that students and researchers will use. > Full story

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