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Monday, February 22, 2010

Pin-Back Button Collection

See some of the buttons from the Robert DiSpirito Sr. Collection on display in the Reference Room on the first floor of Bailey Library. Buttons were first patented in 1896 and became a popular way to campaign and advertise. In the 1960's, they became a fashionable way to promote favorite bands, artists, and causes. For further information on buttons, find a copy of the Price Guide to Collectible Pin-Back Buttons 1896-1986 by Ted Hake and Russ King. (Thanks to Kevin McLatchy/Archives for information for this display.)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Music, Sweet Music

Alexander Street Press has announced that they will be growing Music Online substantially in 2010. In fact, they are tripling in size. Bailey Library subscribes to the Classical Music Library, which will expand from 64,000 to approximately 155,000 recordings.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thank You Indianapolis Colts and World Vision

Yes the Colts lost the Super Bowl, but people in Haiti who are suffering in the wake of the earthquake last month, are the benefactors. Thanks to a partnership with World Vision, which annually collects all post-season donated apparel from the NFL, Super Bowl clothing will be donated to Haiti. According to David Krichavsky, NFL director of community relations, "For years, World Vision has helped us to ensure that no NFL apparel goes to waste. With the enormous needs in Haiti and World Vision's long-term presence there, we know that these goods will go to very good use." And there's even a local connection--all donated goods are processed and shipped from World Vision's international distribution center in Pittsburgh. For more information on this program, see World Vision.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Budget of the United States

You may have noticed on news sites or programs that the president unveiled his 2011 budget today. If you want the details, the complete thing is available from the Office of Budget and Management.