Compass is an archive of Library news from 2005 - 2008. For the latest Library news check the Library Blogs.
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   Volume V, Issue 1
September 2008   
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More journals and magazines at your fingertips
Volume II, Issue 1
Online subscriptions increased > Full story
Bartley Business Information Center redesigned
Volume II, Issue 2
After seven busy years, the innovative virtual reading room is updated and enhanced. > Full story
Major American poet’s rare text featured in Digital Library
Volume III, Issue 1
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
New ESL resources added
Volume III, Issue 1
From classic works of fiction to biographies of famous people, English as a Second Language books-on-tape are easier to understand. > Full story
Dual event draws crowd: Digital Library open house and Library history exhibit opening
Volume III, Issue 1
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
Digital Library opens virtual doors
Volume III, Issue 1
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
Sing a Song exhibit now online
Volume III, Issue 2
Blue Electrode column: VU Digital Library news
Volume III, Issue 2
The Augustinian Regula manuscript and the German scholar > Full story
Digital Library featured
Volume III, Issue 2
Articles about Villanova's Digital Library appear in two major publications. > Full story
Need a new image? Try the Art History Slide Library
Volume III, Issue 2
Slides may be borrowed for a brief period or you may have slides scanned to a CD. > Full story
Early Modern Ireland class delves into original documents and maps: Blue Electrode column
Volume III, Issue 3
"It was interesting to get a glimpse into how real historians do their research by going to primary sources. ...More students should become aware of what Special Collections has to offer." > Full story
Miles Davis, Mozart and "My Fair Lady"
Volume III, Issue 4
Check out the music CD collection! > Full story
The wonder of everyday objects from the past: Ephemera in the digital stacks
Volume III, Issue 5
Joy and sadness in telegrams sent to General William Tecumseh Sherman -- from the Sherman-Thackara collection. > Full story
The search for Lincoln's assassin: History comes alive through a family's personal documents
Volume IV, Issue 1
The Blue Electrode: VU Digital Library features newly discovered Civil War memorabilia. > Full story
Listen to a good book!
Volume IV, Issue 1
Mysteries, thrillers, novels, how-to books and ESL versions are just the beginning of the titles available > Full story
Falvey partners with Office of Health Promotion to create resource center
Volume IV, Issue 2
How do you catalog a piece of plastic pizza -- or goggles simulating what people see when they’ve had too much to drink? > Full story
The Digital Library @ Villanova University and Wikipedia
Volume IV, Issue 2
Blue Electrode column: "We could add content to Wikipedia, expanding the scope of this resource while also pointing broad sectors of the Internet-using public to our digitization efforts. > Full story
Leave No Map Untraveled: Early Maps of Ireland from Falvey’s Special Collections
Volume IV, Issue 3
For those interested in mapmaking history or Ireland, this exhibit is for you. > Full story
New look for Digital Library project
Volume IV, Issue 4
Blue Electrode: Finding unique and rare documents is as easy as browsing through well-curated collections. (Watch related video) > Full story
Check Out a DVD or Videotape for the Weekend
Volume V, Issue 1
From "Braveheart" to "Hogan's Heroes": Get your popcorn ready! > Full story
Poems, Songs and Pictures from the Cuala Press
Volume V, Issue 1
Blue Electrode: Jack Yeats' artistry featured in the collection's broadsides > Full story
Hundreds of Feature Films are Added to Falvey’s Collection
Volume V, Issue 1