So what are those New Media Artspaces, anyway?

New Media Artspace

It may have been the glimpse of a video that caught your eye as you rushed off to the elevator. Or maybe it was a brightly colored sign that caused you to pause on the way to checkout. Or maybe you saw students clustered around a screen on the 3rd floor and wondered… what are those New Media Artspaces?

By renovating the old pay phone booths in the library, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and Newman created innovative exhibition space for the New Media Arts program. Underexposed, the first exhibition by the first cohort to complete the New Media Arts minor at Baruch, presents works in a range of media such as single channel video, animation, and photography.  Playing through August, Underexposed celebrates our New Media students while raising the profile of the arts at Baruch College.

Check out the current exhibition at the Artspace on each floor of the library, and expect more curated interdisciplinary artworks by international artists, students, alumni, and faculty showcased there soon.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit:

Use Your Copycard Balance by December 27

Baruch College’s contract with the Library’s current photocopy service vendor has expired.  The vendor will remove the photocopiers on December 27, 2012.  Any balance on copycards at that time will be lost.   The Library’s printing and scanning services are not affected.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Practicum – Register Now

Professor Frank Donnelly, the College’s Geospatial Data Librarian will offer a day-long (9 a.m. to 4:30 pm) GIS workshop on October 12 and November 9.  Baruch students (undergraduate, graduate, CAPS), CUNY graduate students, and Baruch and CUNY faculty and staff are eligible to register.  Registrants should possess basic to intermediate level computer skills.  Registration fee is $30.A light breakfast and a detailed tutorial booklet will be provided.

Participants will:

  • Add data to GIS software and navigate a GIS interface
  • Perform basic geoprocessing operations for preparing vector GIS data
  • Convert text-based data to a GIS data format
  • Conduct geographic analyses using standard GIS tools and vector data
  • Create thematic maps using the principles of map projections, data classification, symbolization, and cartographic design
  • Locate GIS data on the web and consider the merits of different data sources
  • Demonstrate competency with a specific GIS package (open source QGIS)
  • Identify other GIS topics (tools and techniques for analysis), data formats (raster, vector), and software (open source and ArcGIS) to pursue for future study.

For more information and to register go here.


Testing a New Library Catalog

We need your help as we test a new way to search the library catalog, a project we are referring to as our Beta Catalog. Along with three other CUNY colleges, Baruch is trying out  the Beta Catalog to see if it offers faster and easier access to items in CUNY libraries as well as items held in other libraries in the New York area.
After you’ve kicked the tires of Beta Search, it would be great to hear what you thought of it in this 30-second survey.

Search Databases from your iPhone, Blackberry, Android or other Smartphone


The Newman Library has a web page that provides links to databases that are optimized to work on mobile devices.  In addition to a full alphabetical list, the links are also organized by subject area.  Simply bookmark the following link on your mobile device

and go to the page.  After you select a database you will be prompted to enter your Baruch username and password– the same log in process that you use when you search Newman Library databases from off campus.  As soon as you log in, you will be able to enter your search and view the results.