New resources recently added to Libraries’ collections

Syracuse University Libraries now provides access to the Music Magazine Archive, a joint collaboration of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Bowling Green State University along with NA Publishing and Reveal Digital. The Music Magazine Archive is a collection of mainstream and underground American music publications primarily from the 1960’s-1990’s representing popular culture, music journalism, and social and political transition. Collections include rock and folk (currently active), with hip-hop/rap due in late fall 2017. Publications are presented in full-color page-image scans, including articles, covers, advertisements, and reviews.

Additional new resources include:

For additional information on accessing these resources, please use the Ask Us! page or contact your subject librarian. To suggest a new resource to the Libraries, use the Suggest a Title form.

Libraries’ spring exhibition: You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place

Syracuse University Libraries’ spring exhibition, You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place, opens with a reception on April 20 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the gallery on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

Through a selection of rare books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and other artifacts from Special Collections, this exhibition re-frames common notions and accepted definitions of what ‘place’ can be by connecting specifically to the Syracuse community: as in the geographical relevance of the Erie Canal, the conceptual destination of the Underground Railroad, or the student experience specific to Syracuse University.

The exhibit and reception is presented in collaboration with and partially sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center as a part of the 2016 Syracuse Symposium on Place. It will remain on view through mid-August.

Also on view at the Goldstein Faculty Center, the Crouse Hinds Administrative building, and the Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City, is The Lost Spaces of Syracuse University, an exhibition exploring the evolution of Syracuse University’s many buildings and spaces over our 147-year history. From the University’s early years in an office building in downtown Syracuse, to the campus boom of the post-World War II era, and the current development of the Campus Framework, each of these periods of change has added to the list of the University’s “lost buildings.” This exhibition of materials and photographs from the University Archives showcases the legacy of some of these lost spaces.

In conjunction with the Libraries’ exhibit opening, Dr. Brice Nordquist (Writing Program) and Dr. Emily Stokes-Rees (Museum Studies) will present the results of their Delmas-funded Special Collections Research Center Faculty Fellows projects. In its inaugural year, the program provides stipends to selected faculty who incorporate the use of special collections in their classes and enable their students to handle, analyze, and interpret SCRC’s rich primary source materials.

Students in Nordquist’s Rhetorics of Futurity: Utopia, Sci-Fi and City Planning course engaged with materials from SU’s collections of utopian, science fiction, and city planning materials. Students in Stokes-Rees’s Ethnographic Curatorship course had a hands-on curatorial experience with plastics collections and developed a new installation for the Plastics Pioneers Reading Room, located on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

SBIR/STTR federal grant opportunities workshop on April 21

Learn how to access over $2 billion in annual grant opportunities. The Blackstone LaunchPad is sponsoring a SBIR/STTR Federal Grant Opportunities workshop on April 21 from 1–3:30 p.m., in the Blackstone LaunchPad and Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor Bird Library.

Each year, 11 federal agencies set aside more than $2 billion to fund research and development at small businesses, through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program.

Federal agencies issue solicitations to small companies, including start-ups, for research and product development.

Come to this workshop to learn more about SBIR and STTR programs and if they could be a tool to fund your ideas for innovation in research and new product development. Marcene Sonneborn, Professor of Practice in the School of Information Studies, and SBIR & Innovation Specialist for the CNY Technology Development Organization, will lead the workshop.

Sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University the workshop is open to the campus and community.

What you will learn:

  • Overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs.
  • How small businesses, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs can tap into over $2 billion in federal funding for grants and contracts to develop innovative products and services.

Who should attend:

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to start a technology business.
  • University researchers wishing to explore partnering with small businesses with a goal of commercializing University research/technology.
  • Phase I award winners planning a Phase II proposal.
  • Past Phase I applicants who have not yet won an award.

SBIR proposals are two times more likely to be funded when small businesses collaborate with a university or research institution. Find out how to make those connections at this campus-community information exchange.

Informational materials will also be provided by the Syracuse University Office of Technology Transfer.

For more details or to register, email LaunchPad@syr.edu.

First annual Thrive Together Fair to be held on April 15

Syracuse University student organization Thrive at SU and SU’s Student Association invites students, faculty, and the community to attend the campus’ first annual Thrive Together Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Manley Field House.

Join Thrive at SU and other student organizations in celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of Syracuse through traditional performances, engaging activities, and a variety of delicious food.

All proceeds from the event will support Interfaith Works’ Center for New Americans, which resettles and integrates refugee families into the Syracuse community. Following recent policy changes, the center has seen their funding for these efforts drastically reduced.

The event will also invite speakers to discuss their stories surrounding the New American experience and life in Syracuse. Mayor Stephanie Miner and Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly will each be in attendance and delivering remarks.

Dinner will be provided by local venues who are donating a variety of cuisines from around the world. Parking is available in the Manley Field House south lot on South Campus.

Tickets for the event cost $7 each and can be purchased at the Schine Student Center Box Office or online at boxoffice.syr.edu.

As the collegiate-level affiliate of Thrive Projects, a nonprofit that works with underserved and vulnerable communities around the world, Thrive at SU firmly believes that the strength of Syracuse is rooted in both, its diversity and sense of togetherness. Thrive at SU recognizes the important role that refugees play in the community and hopes that this event “serves as a reminder that we are at our best when we face times of struggle together.”

For more information on the event, contact Amanda Chou at aychou@syr.edu.

Global New Products Database trial

Trial access to Global New Products Database (GNPD) is currently available.

Mintel GNPD captures 600 fields of data on a wide variety of U.S. and international new products and brands introduced (or also relaunched) since 1996. The range of product categories aligns with various baskets of goods their Mintel ‘shoppers’ uncover in brick and mortar grocery stores, such as Wegmans, Top’s Markets, as well as big box stores like Target. Inside the trial, you will see the range of product categories they cover, with emphasis on food, but also personal care and household cleaning products, etc. GNPD is not covering ‘non-supermarket’ items, such as apparel, information technology, automobiles, high-end jewelry, furniture, the publishing industry, etc. For the product categories they do cover, those 600 fields for each brand provide content certainly not presently directly available at SU/SU Libraries (such as total sales revenues data for specific brands). This resource allows a researcher to also track new brands/brand relaunches linked to a specific company (such as Unilever, Campbell’s Soup, etc.) and provides highly detailed information on product ingredients, as well as new brands linked to specific physical grocery store locations and geographic regions.

To access the GNPD trial, go to portal.mintel.com (preferably via a non IE browser) and enter your @syr.edu email address and existing Mintel password.

If you do not already have a Mintel password, follow Mintel’s instructions to “create a personal profile,” which are available at the Mintel Academic page.

After you have created your personal profile, return to portal.mintel.com and select Mintel GNPD from the available subscriptions. Please remember that the email address used must end in @syr.edu. Downloading is disabled for the trial.

Faculty, staff, and student feedback is an important part of our evaluation process and we welcome your comments. Please send them to Stephanue JH McReynolds at sjmcreyn@syr.edu.

Trial access is available through April 14, 2017.

Please note: Limited, on-campus-only access to this resource is provided by the vendor for the purpose of evaluating its usefulness and potential value to the SU community.

Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

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