New collections for the New Year

The Libraries’ have added and expanded many resources to the Principal Collections to support your research and teaching in the New Year.

JoVE, Journal of Visualized Experiments has been expanded to include all titles. JoVE is a peer reviewed scientific video journal. JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

Life Magazine Archives is a searchable, cover to cover, page image archive of Life Magazine, from November 1936 (issue 1) to December 2000. Includes photographs, and coverage of numerous events and subject areas.

NoveList Plus is a Readers’ Advisory tool that includes reviews from multiple sources, reading recommendations from experts, lists, read-alikes, and unique search features such as plot and appeal. It assists to find just the right book for readers of all ages.

Vogue Archive provides digitized page image access to U.S. Vogue from 1892 to present.

Westlaw Campus Research provides access to law and regulatory resources, such as the U.S. Code Annotated, federal and state cases, the Code of Federal Regulations, and more, plus business, company, news and global resources.

Oxford Bibliographies Online offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a range of subject areas. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a “My OBO” function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies. New bibliographies include:

Ebook Collections:

Journals:

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 from the Collections page.

December 11-15 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in “Food for Fines” from December 11-15 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines.

For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual during those dates, his/her regular, overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1–Interlibrary loan fines and lost book fees are not included.

Participating libraries include Bird, the Carnegie Library, the SUCOL Library, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the Architecture Reading Room, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the circulation desks of affiliated libraries. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Food Bank of CNY.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Laura Benjamin at lmnemitz@syr.edu.

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Consequences of Classification: Systemic Violence Against Marginalized Communities

Melissa Adler, assistant professor of information and media studies at the University of Western Ontario, will give the talk, Consequences of Classification: Systemic Violence Against Marginalized Communities on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. Her lecture is part of the Syracuse Symposium series on Belonging.

Systems of classification exist across every field, from biological taxonomies to library shelves. These systems reflect the values of their creators and exert power in defining relationships of belonging. Using classifications as primary historical texts and conceptualizing them as systems that organize state and cultural discourses, Adler will discuss some of the processes by which the marginalization of queer and racialized subjects becomes systemic, and ways that critical analysis reveals possibilities for organizing otherwise. Interdisciplinary fields, such as critical animal studies, disability studies, queer studies, and critical race studies are deeply invested in the critique and production of taxonomies and language, and while they share similar histories of oppression, their subjects push the limits of classifications in unique and compelling ways.

On Tuesday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in 304 Tolley, Adler follows her public lecture with a focused workshop on how classification systems—from biological taxonomies to library organization systems—reflect the values of their creators and exert power, especially over marginalized subjects. This small-group discussion will focus on deconstructing social norms and taxonomies, as they pertain to LGBTQ communities. If you’d like to attend, please contact Rachel Clarke at rclark01@syr.edu by November 28, including any requests for accessibility accommodations.

These events are jointly sponsored by the Syracuse University Libraries and the School of Information Studies.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for the lecture. If you need an accommodation to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact Patrick Williams at jpwill03@syr.edu by November 28.

In the Biblio Gallery: Tong Zhang

An exhibit by Tong Zhang comprised of watercolor paintings is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Zhang is an MFA candidate in the Painting program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

In describing the exhibition, Zhang says:

I am defined by moments. They are like mysterious energies flowing around me, which makes my ordinary life full of potential of being sublime, and opens a new way of looking that triggers a sense of curiosity and wonderment to real life. The daily world to me is saturated with effects. Sometimes it might be sufficient to isolate motifs in the everyday that are so basic that they capture basic emotions. I am curious what has happened and what I was missing at the moments, because I believe there is always a space to realize the emotional potential.

The exhibit will be on display through mid-February 2018.

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

New resources recently added to Libraries’ principal collections

The Libraries’ principal collections have many new additions this fall. They include:

ACS Reagent Chemicals includes specifications and procedures for reagents and standard-grade reference materials.

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (Artists of the World) provides access to biographical information about painters, sculptors, designers, photographers, architects, and more from many eras. Information about the artists’ works, and bibliographies of related articles are included.

British Online Archives – African Blue Books, 1821 – 1953 is a database of primary source materials that include statistics on the 13 colonies across Africa from 1821-1953. The statistics are a way of describing how the British government performed in the business of governing colonial Africa.

British Online Archives – Annual Departmental Reports relating to Kenya, 1907-1964 is a database of primary source materials that include government reports of the colonial departments of Kenya when it was an East African Colony until Independence, 1907-1964. The collection offers a study on the structure of the colonial government and its changes over time.

Critical Collective is an initiative by art curator and critic Gayatri Sinha. Critical Collective works towards building knowledge in the arts in India. Since its inception in 2011, it has collaborated closely with institutions in India and abroad to create exhibitions and seminars on art.

New journal titles:

Now available online:

Principal collections have provided financial support for two inter-institutional open access projects:

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 from the Collections page.