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.

Special Collections Research Center to host spring listening parties

The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries, in conjunction with La Casita Cultural Center, will host two spring listening parties this month featuring recordings from the Bell Brothers Collection of Latin American and Caribbean Recordings, which contains over 15,000 45 rpm recordings. Both events are free and open to the public.

Bohemia & Bolero
Wednesday, February 14, 5-8 p.m.
La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco St., Syracuse, NY

La Casita Cultural Center will host a Latin music showcase of classic boleros and timeless love songs to warm your heart! Join us for a special night listening to great music, dance if you like, and taste some delicious tapas… and sweets!

Africa and the Music of the Caribbean
Friday, February 23, 3-4 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library, Syracuse University

From bomba to boogaloo, salsa to soul, Africa has provided source material and inspiration for Caribbean artists throughout the centuries—and vice versa. Join us to hear the sounds of this dynamic interchange.

About the Collection
The Bell Brothers Collection of Latin American and Caribbean Recordings at Syracuse University Libraries contains over 15,000 recordings from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. The 45-rpm disc collection includes merengue, bolero, guaracha, chachachá, pachanga, merecumbé, seis fajardeño, bomba, plena, mambo, guaguancó, son montuno, charanga, guajira, música jíbara, danzón, and more.

Max and Joseph Bell, the owners of the Bell Music Box, a New York City record store, were avid collectors of Latin and Caribbean music. Syracuse University acquired the entire inventory of the Bell Music Box store in 1963 and recently began a major digitization project to preserve and make accessible this unique collection.

If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Julia Chambers at jschambe@syr.edu.

Potential Additions to the Principal Collections

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.

American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961 is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23 and includes documents from the Eisenhower and Truman administrations, including White House files, Cabinet meeting minutes, as well as Eisenhower and Truman diaries and more.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975) is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23. It includes documents from the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Aeronautics and Space Reports, 1958-1984; White House files on the citizen’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights documents, EPA records, FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee, and more.

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975 is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23. To explore, connect via the trial link and select International Relations and Military Conflicts. This resource includes items from the Records of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, U.S Armed Forces in Vietnam, Records of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War, and the Vietnam Documents and Research Notes Series.

Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army is available from the ProQuest History Vault through March 2. To explore, connect via trial link and select Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War. Includes Confederate Military Manuscripts from the Virginia Historical Society and records from the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University; the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Virginia. The documents included range from administrative to personal.

American Jewish Newspapers is available from ProQuest through March 2. This resource provides page image access to American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), Jewish Advocate (1905-1990), American Israelite (1854-2000), Jewish Exponent (1887-1990).

Religious Magazine Archive is available from ProQuest through March 2. It includes citations and articles from eight religious magazines from the 19th-21st centuries The titles are The Advent, America, American Theosophist, BR, Catholic World, Islamic Horizons, Plain Truth, and Quest.

You may view the complete list of trials available from ProQuest.

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange by Adam Matthew is available through March 1. This resource provides access to primary source manuscripts, maps, and visual resources covering  advertising, production, commerce and other topics in relation to key commodities such as chocolate, coffee, cotton, silver, timber, wheat, and more.

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers is available through March 2. It contains biographical information about key figures in history of thought and philosophy from Britain, Ireland, the Middle East and North America.

Music:)Ally is available through February 28. It provides access to news and analysis about the online music industry – technology, marketing, trends, and more.

China Comprehensive Gazetteers from East View is available through February 28. Produced in conjunction with the National Library of China, this database presents a vast collection of Chinese local gazetteers spanning eight centuries 1229-1949.

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.