Present Tense: Selections from “The A-Bomb and Humanity” exhibit on display in Bird Library

A new exhibition, entitled Present Tense: Selections from “The A-Bomb and Humanity”, has been installed near the 2nd floor landing in Bird Library. It corresponds to a recent campus visit by peace activist and storyteller, Ms. Keiko Ogura, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Using photographs and drawings, the exhibition depicts the reality of human suffering created when atomic bombs destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WW II. Text posted below each panel provides an English translation or other contextual information.

The full set of panels was produced by a survivors’ (Hibakusha) organization in order to promote peace and move public opinion toward the elimination of nuclear weapons. One set was given to a University of Kentucky professor, who is the father of Diane Grimes, a faculty member in Communication and Rhetorical Studies.

Additional information can be found at:

The A-Bomb and Humanity  (includes all 40 panels): http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hidankyo/nihon/english/webgallery/01.html

Keiko Ogura: https://soa.syr.edu/live/profiles/576-keiko-ogura

Hiroshima survivor Keiko Ogura “That Day Now”: https://soa.syr.edu/live/events/584-hiroshima-survivor-keiko-ogura-that-day-now

The panels will be on display through December 15, 2017.

 

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.

Additional Resources for Review

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access. 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.

Bloomsbury Food Library offers access to a broad and expanding range of encyclopedias, references works, e-books, images, and more. (Available through 11/29/17)

Gallup Analytics allows users to analyze, visualize, and export data from Gallup’s U.S. Daily tracking, World Poll and Social surveys. (Available through 11/18/17)

IBISWorld Procurement Research provides reports on suppliers, pricing, and negotiation for products and services, using Porter’s Five Forces and including a SWOT analysis in each report. Access is available on the existing IBISWorld platform. (Available through 11/09/17)

IMF eLibrary includes periodicals, books, working papers, studies, data, and statistical tools related to macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, and poverty reduction. (Available through 11/18/17)

Marketline Advantage Tenders & Contracts is a module covering procurement and business intelligence database that has been temporarily activated within MarketLine Advantage. To access, selected databases and scroll down to Tenders & Contracts. (Available through 10/25/17)

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.

Potential Resources for Review in October

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access through the end of October 2017. 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.

Life Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November 1936 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.

NoveList Plus provides reading recommendations, reviews, and more for many genres.

Performance Design Archive Online includes primary and secondary sources related to all aspects of performance. Includes sketches, technical drawings, instructional video and more, in partnership with USITT, designer archives, and more.

Stationers’ Company Archive includes book trade records of the Stationers’ Company and the development of publishing in England, over 600 years. Includes related images and ephemera.

Shakespeare in Performance includes promptbooks from the Folder Shakespeare Library, photographs, costume design, scores and more.

Churchill Archive includes documents related to Winston Churchill from 1874-1965, including correspondence and official communications.

Literature Resource Center offers information about authors and their works, including entries from Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

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.