The Ithacan: Historical Issues in a Digital Version

The first edition of the Ithacan

The Ithacan is the student newspaper for Ithaca College. Founded in January 1931, it has been a continuously running publication. Its back issues provide a rich historical resource for the College, for its former, current and future students, and for the larger Ithaca community.

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History

The Ithacan is the student newspaper for Ithaca College; founded in January 1931, it has been acontinuously running publication. Its back issues provide a rich historical resource for the College, for its former, current and future students and for the larger Ithaca community. A timeline of the Ithacan is provided by the Ithaca College Quarterly.

It is now available on the web, from 1931-2002, hosted by OCLC. The previous paper, titled Once-A-Week, is also available from 1926 to 1930.

The Ithacan is an award winning student newspaper:

Technical Notes

The paper copies of the Ithacan were microfilmed by Challenge Industries in Ithaca, NY. The microfilms were sent to the Digital Collection & Preservation Services unit of OCLC for scanning and further processing. The character recognition processes were created by Olive Software Inc. and implemented for us by OCLC. The database is currently hosted on an OCLC server.

Acknowledgements

Partial funding for the digitization project was provided by the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. The remainder of the funding was provided by the Ithaca College Library. We are particularly appreciative of the encouragement and support of the use of cutting edge technology given by Margaret Johnson, recently retired College Librarian.

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The Ithacan: Printing Tips

There is a printing utility built into the Olive interface which works fine for most needs. If you need to print a larger article than it allows, try this method:

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The Ithacan: Search Tips

COMMON WORDS - Search operations are not performed on common words like the, a, and, an, etc.
Example: The Ithacan
Search Results: Ignores The and returns all occurrences of Ithacan

CASE-SENSITIVE - Searching is case-sensitive only when mixed cases are used. If only lower case terms are used, all occurrences of the term(s) are retrieved.
Example 1: Car
Search Results: Returns only the precise string Car, and not car.

Example 2: car
Search Results: Returns all occurrences with no regard to the relevant cases, such as both Car and car.

WORD – Performs a basic word search, selecting documents that contain one or more occurrence of the word.
Example: film
Search Results: Returns documents that include the word film. Will not match linguistic variations, such as films, filmed, and filming. Wild-card searching must be used to retrieve variations.

WILDCARD - Matches wildcard characters included in the search string.
Example: car*
Search Results: Returns documents that include words such as cars, carriage, and cartridge.
Example: car?
Search Results: Returns documents that include words such as cars and card, but not carriage and cartridge. (The question mark limits the search to the characters specified plus one more letter at the end.)

AND – Selects documents that contain all of the search words specified
Example: educational and technology
Search Results: Returns only documents that contain the words educational and technology.

OR – Selects documents that include at least one of the search elements specified.
Example: laptops or computers
Search Results: Returns documents that contain either computers or
laptops, or both computers and laptops. Note that documents containing both terms are not necessarily ranked higher on the results list.

NEAR/N - Selects documents that contain two or more words within N number of words of each other.
Example: educational <near/1> technology
Search Results: Returns documents that contain the phrases in which educational and technology are within one word of each other--educational technology or technology educational

PHRASE – Selects documents that contain the specified phrase
Enclose the phrase terms to be searched in quotation marks
Example: “Educational Technology Day”
Search Results: Returns documents that contain the phrase Educational Technology Day