News & Events: September 14, 2015

Come edit with us!
Come edit with us!

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – This Wednesday, September 16, from 11 am to 3 pm, the University Libraries is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with a focus on improving the content related to the Brookland neighborhood. The event is open to the public. No experience is necessary, and a representative from Wikimedia will be on hand to provide training and support. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at on the event page. For more information, see Paul Kelly’s post, “The Archivist’s Nook: Giving Brookland the Edit-a-thon It Deserves – Community Building Through Wikipedia.”

Know Your Campus Tour – Also on Wednesday, September 16, beginning at 6 pm, an historical walking tour of campus will be given by local historian, author, and CUA alumnus Bob Malesky. The event is open to the public, and no RSVP is required. The tour will begin at the front of Mullen Library.

Streaming Video Trials – Heads Up!  The University Libraries is considering a subscription to a video streaming service to complement our library resources and support campus teaching and learning. Through September 20, we have trials with two distributors, Kanopy and Alexander Street Press.  Here are the links to these resources:

For Kanopy, we have access to all the content.  Our Alexander Street Press trial provides us with access to a segment of their offerings called Academic Video Online: Premium.  These urls work on and off campus.

Please let us know what you think of these services by trying them out—both on campus and from home—and emailing your thoughts to Joan Stahl, Director of Research and Instruction at

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