In the Biblio Gallery: Sunyoung Lee

A mixed media exhibit entitled Stuffed Letter by Sunyoung Lee is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Lee is a third year M.F.A. candidate in the Painting program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

In describing the exhibition, Lee says:

A human life is like a letter in an envelope. If a life is a huge, empty canvas, every bright moment can be considered a picturesque letter that contains colors, impressions, feelings. Like a letter, sealed in an envelope, it waits to be read by someone. My painting reveals my heart to the viewer; at the same time, it shows the viewer his or her own heart. Painting is a letter that performs the synthesis of all visual languages. These paintings were inspired by a literary work, but here that work is expressed without words. There are no letters, but one can feel the contents of letters. These paintings juxtapose content and form, meaning and meaninglessness, and signifier and signified to illustrate the contemporary human condition. Themes about humanity seem to be romantic, timeless, age-old relics. Post-modern art, arousing and instant, connects one with these themes. The zeitgeist (spirit of the times) yearns for a Renaissance (rebirth). It is this Renaissance that is needed for post-modern people who crave humanity.

The exhibit will be on display through May 13, 2018.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or see the Biblio Gallery website.

Potential Additions to the Principal Collections to Explore

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access during February 2018. Faculty, staff, and student feedback is an important part of our evaluation process and we welcome your comments, particularly about how a specific resource would support your research and/or the curriculum of your school or college. Send feedback to the collections team at colls@syr.edu. Please be aware that we are exploring these resources for future consideration, and there is no guarantee that we will be able to subscribe, especially within a specific timeframe.

GeoRef on the Engineering Village platform is available through March 16th. This is an index to the geoscience literature of the world containing references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Syracuse University Libraries currently subscribes to GeoRef on the ProQuest platform, please send any feedback you may have comparing the two resources.

Geofacets is available through March 16th. It offers over 1.5 million ready-to-use maps, figures and tables sourced from esteemed scientific publications, covering a wide spectrum of geoscience disciplines from general geology to specialized subject areas like organic geochemistry and sequence stratigraphy. Content types include maps, stratigraphic columns, seismic sections, cross-sections, well data and more.

A representative for GeoRef and Geofacets will be visiting Bird Library on Tuesday, February 20th at 1pm in Room 002 to demonstrate GeoRef and Geofacets. Please join us to explore these tools further!

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database is available from ProQuest through March 2nd. This database includes AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM), and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world. It includes scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications and covers such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.

Environment Complete from EBSCO is available through March 1st. This full-text database offers coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study and includes full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs.

IGI Global Teaching Cases is available through March 30th. These cases include an executive summary, background information, project description, current status of the case/project, epilogue and lessons learned, additional resources for further research covering real-life examples of global implementation, utilization, and management of Information Science and Technology.

 Please note: Limited on-campus access to these resources are provided by the vendors for the purpose of evaluating their usefulness and potential value to the SU community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

Film preservation specialist Deborah Stoiber to give annual Brodsky Lecture on March 22 in Bird Library

Deborah Stoiber, collection manager of the Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, will give the lecture Conserving cinema’s legacy at George Eastman Museum on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 1:30­–3 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. The lecture will be preceded by a hands-on workshop, Film Inspection and Identification, from 9:30–11:30 a.m. also in Bird Library. The lecture is open to the public, however there is limited space available for the workshop; please RSVP to jschambe@syr.edu.

The event is the 2018 offering in the annual Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation. The series is endowed through a generous gift by William J. ’65, G’ 68 and Joan Brodsky ’67, G’68 of Chicago. Beginning in 2004, the endowment has been used to sponsor programs that promote and advance knowledge of library conservation theory, practice, and application among wide audiences, both on campus and in the region. Programs will typically include lectures and workshops by prominent library conservators.

Stoiber’s lecture will provide an introduction to the George Eastman Museum’s moving image holdings. Founded by the museum’s first curator of film, James Card (1915–2000), the collection now consists of more than 28,000 titles spanning the entire history of cinema, from the early experiments of the Lumière brothers to the cinema of today. Her presentation will encompass the definitions of conservation, preservation, reconstruction, and duplication in the moving image world, and will focus on case studies on conservation practices and their application for both digital and analog media.

The interactive workshop will cover the basics of film handling, including the identification of nitrate and safety film bases, formats, and stages of decomposition.  Students will be encouraged to take photos and ask questions as they view films on workbenches.

Deborah Stoiber has worked for the George Eastman Museum for close to 20 years. She oversees 100,000 nitrate and safety motion picture reels, a large variety of video formats, along with 2,000 Technicolor dye bottles in three facilities located in and around the city of Rochester.  Her responsibilities include inspecting, accessioning, and cataloging collection material, making recommendations for de-accessioning collections, and new acquisitions.  Recent donations to the museum include an acquisition of South Asian Cinema that has created the largest collection of Indian Cinema outside of India. She is an instructor in The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, and is the technical director of the Nitrate Picture Show, the first film festival dedicated to the conservation of 35mm film.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for this event. For more information, or if you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Julia Chambers at jschambe@syr.edu by March 15.

Presentation by Jeremy Ring ’92 on 2/21 cancelled

The presentation by Jeremy Ring ’92, who was scheduled to speak at Bird Library on Wednesday, February 21, has been cancelled. Jeremy lives in Parkland, Florida and has been deeply affected by the recent tragedy there. He needs to attend to matters with his family, friends, and community for the near future. We will try to arrange another time for Jeremy to return to campus.  Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time for Jeremy and his neighbors in Parkland.

 

Potential Resources for Review in February

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access during February 2018. Faculty, staff, and student feedback is an important part of our evaluation process and we welcome your comments, particularly about how a specific resource would support your research and/or the curriculum of your school or college. Send feedback to the collections team at colls@syr.edu. Please be aware that we are exploring these resources for future consideration, and there is no guarantee that we will be able to subscribe, especially within a specific timeframe.

Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is a highly visual, online tool that allow virtual exploration anatomical systems and regions of the body. It includes 3D printable models. A representative from Gale will be visiting Bird Library on Tuesday, February 13th at 1 p.m. in Room 017 to demonstrate this tool. Syracuse University Libraries currently subscribes to Anatomy.TV, please send any feedback you may have comparing the two resources.

Ethnographic Sound Archives Online is available from Alexander Street Press through March 3. It provides access to field audio recordings and materials from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Social Work Online is available from Alexander Street Press through March 3. It is a resource that pairs recently published social work textbooks with documentaries clinical demonstration videos, and lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners.

Food Studies Online is available from Alexander Street Press through March 3. This resource provides archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us.

CAB Abstracts is available from EBSCO through March 1. Produced by CABI, CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language abstracts information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature.

Global Health is available from EBSCO through March 1. Produced by CABI, this database covers all aspects of public health at both international and community levels, as well as a wealth of material from other biomedical and life science fields.

CINAHL is available from EBSCO through March 1. The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is an index of nursing and allied health journals.

Statista is available through February 28. It provides access to data, reports, and infographics related to e-commerce, social media, transportation, consumer markets, companies, trends, and more.

CB Insights is a venture capital database focusing on technology and business market intelligence and trends. Users may sign up for an individual trial to CB Insights. We welcome feedback from anyone who tries it out.

Please note: Limited on-campus access to these resources are provided by the vendors for the purpose of evaluating their usefulness and potential value to the SU community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.