New resources recently added to Libraries’ collections

New resources offered by the Libraries include:

The IET Digital Library now includes titles published in 2017. This collection contains ebooks published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Topics include electrical engineering, signal processing, radar, energy, control, electromagnetic wave, and more.

The Classical Scores Library is a collection of digital scores  covering Western art music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage includes full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

Compendex is a comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database which now covers journals and conference materials back to 1884.

New content has been added to Counseling and Therapy in Video. These videos are related to social work, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, and counseling. Videos include counseling sessions and demonstrations, transcripts, consultations, lectures, presentations, and publications, including content from Psychotherapy Networker and Counseling Today.

Index to Jewish Periodicals covers Jewish studies and thought from 1988 to present.

Journal of World Popular Music is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes research and scholarship on recent issues and debates surrounding international popular musics, also known as World Music, Global Pop, World Beat or, more recently, World Music 2.0.  It includes in its scope any local popularized musics of the world, commercially available music of non-Western origin, musics of ethnic minorities, and contemporary fusions or collaborations with local traditional or roots musics with Western pop and rock.

Sociology of Development is an international journal addressing issues of development. Topics explored include economic development and well-being, gender, health, inequality, poverty, environment and sustainability, political economy, conflict, social movements, and more. The journal promotes intellectual diversity within the study of development, with articles from all scholars of development sociology, regardless of theoretical orientation, methodological preference, region of investigation, or historical period of study.

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.

Time Magazine highlights letter from William Safire collection

In honor of National Wine Day (May 25), Time Magazine highlighted a letter from the William Safire Papers housed in the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries.

The letter, from Julia Child to William Safire, was in response to one of his On Language columns in the New York Times that dealt with rules for capitalizing the names of wines.

Read the piece here:

Linda Dickerson Hartsock receives George R. Burman Award from Whitman School of Management

Linda Dickerson Hartsock received the fourth annual George R. Burman Award from the Whitman School of Management. The award honors “an outstanding individual on campus who supports Whitman’s entrepreneurial initiatives.” Hartsock is the executive director of the Blackstone LaunchPad, a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program based in Bird Library.

The award was presented by Alexander McKelvie, associate professor of entrepreneurship and department chair of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, and Sarah Grosz, president of the Syracuse University Student Entrepreneurship Club and member of the Blackstone LaunchPad.

The Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library has created strong campus collaboration, with more than 1,600 faculty, staff, student, alumni, and community members engaged with the program.  Additionally, the LaunchPad coordinates a campus-wide Entrepreneurship Roundtable to foster connective initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.

Hartsock is also adjunct faculty in the Whitman School of Management, teaching in the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program.

George R. Burman was dean of the Whitman School of Management and founder of its entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises program.


Syracuse University receives gift of Illustrated Chronicle of Ivan the Terrible from the Russian Federation

The Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York, Hon. Igor Leonidovich Golubovskiy, presented Syracuse University with a copy of The Illustrated Chronicle of Ivan the Terrible (Russian title: Лицевой летописный свод XVI века) at a ceremony in Bird Library on May 1.

The multivolume set is a color facsimile of the largest compilation of historical information ever assembled in medieval Russia. The manuscript is thought to have been created between 1568 and 1576 and was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible for the purposes of educating his children.

Mr. Golubovskiy was accompanied by Cyril E. Geacintov, a Syracuse University alumnus and president of the Russian Nobility Association, who helped to arrange the gift. Andrew Gordon, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, accepted the gift on behalf of Chancellor Syverud. Dean of Libraries David Seaman introduced Mr. Golubovskiy, who spoke about the benefits of cultural exchanges such as this in normalizing relationships and increasing understanding. Also in attendance was Mr. Michael Perekrestov, seminary librarian and director and curator of collections at the Foundation of Russian History, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, in Jordanville, NY.

Participating faculty and University officials included Dean Karin Ruhlandt, Senior Associate Dean Gerry Greenberg, Professor Erika Haber and Professor Zofia Sztechmiler from the College of Arts & Sciences; Patricia Burak, director of the Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services; and Maxwell School professors Brian Taylor and Michael Wasylenko. Dr. Lucy Mulroney, senior director of Special Collections, showcased a curated selection of special collections holdings related to Russia.

“We are grateful to the Russian Federation for this remarkable gift, which will provide our students and faculty with an important new resource for the study of Russian history, the medieval period, and art history,” said Dean of Libraries David Seaman.

The work is divided into three main series: biblical history, universal history, and Russian history. The facsimiles themselves include the original wording and a translation of the text into modern Russian. The literal meaning of the Russian title is “face chronicle,” alluding to the more than 16,000 miniatures that it contains.

“The collection as a whole will bring Russian medieval history to life for students in a way that only original texts can,” says Erika Haber, associate professor of Russian Language, Literature & Culture. “Since the books are written in the old orthography and translated to modern Russian, they will be of interest to our language students as an example of the old Russian alphabet and writing system. The fabulous illustrations will of course provide context and aid the students in creating meaning.”

This work complements Western medieval manuscript resources held by the Special Collections Research Center and can be viewed there.

Focus on faculty publications in the Humanities

As part of the Second Annual Humanities Center’s celebration of Syracuse University faculty/staff authors whose humanities-related publications were released in 2016, librarians Michael Pasqualoni and Janet Pease have compiled a reading list and description of the titles:

There will also be a physical display of the titles (available for check-out) in the New Books area of Bird Library from April 17 through April 27. For more information about the Humanities Center’s reception on April 18, visit