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July 31, 2006

ERes Down on Tuesday Morning, August 1

The ERes system will be down on Tuesday, August 1 from approximately 7 a.m. - Noon for scheduled maintenance. During this time, our Ask a Librarian service will also be unavailable.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

July 24, 2006

New Page on Leisure Reading

Visit the University Libraries’ new page on leisure reading, including information about the Leisure Reading Collection at the University Library and the Popular Science Browsing Collection at the Science Library, as well as links to bestseller lists, book reviews, and more.

July 20, 2006

German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection Program on October 12

The program "University in Exile: Refugee Scholars, the New School for Social Research, and the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection" sponsored by the University Libraries, Center for Jewish Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences will be presented on Thursday, October 12, 2006, in the Standish Room of the Science Library.

The program will include: Dr. Claus-Dieter Krohn’s discussion of this unique period of immigration; Dr. Johannes Evelein’s discussion of the role of émigré writers in American intellectual history; and Dr. John M. Spalek’s discussion of the founding and growth of the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection at the University at Albany Library. Additional information about the program is available at

The German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives presently consists of more than 1,500 cubic feet of personal papers, organizational records, political pamphlets, tape recordings, photographs, and related research materials documenting the German intellectual exodus of the 1930s and 1940s. Additional information about the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection is available at

July 5, 2006

The World e-Book Fair Offers Free E-Books

The World e-Book Fair (, sponsored by Project Gutenberg and World eBook Library, will be offering up to 300,000 books online from July 4 to August 4, 2006. Fiction, nonfiction and reference books plus classical music scores and recordings will be available for free downloading.

In an interview with The Boston Globe, Project Gutenberg’s Michael Hart said, "It will include the oldest books in the world, including every author you have heard of in your life, other than current ones." About 100,000 books will remain permanently on the site. E-Book fairs with up to one million selections are planned for future years.

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