Friday, November 21, 2008

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New Images in ArtStor (Art, Anthropology, Panoramas)

Seattle Art Museum
- more than 2,500 high-quality images of works from the museum's permanent collection, including representations of non-Western art from a wide range of cultures and time periods.

Contemporary Photographs of Mali and Yemen from James Conlon
- approximately 800 contemporary photographs depicting architecture and cultural sites and objects in Mali and Yemen. The collection will focus on earthen architecture in Djenné in Mali and Tarim in Yemen.

Additional QTVR panoramas from Columbia University
-Columbia’s Department of Art History and Archaeology Visual Media Center (VMC) will contribute approximately 200 QTVR panoramas of the sites and architecture of the Dogon area of Mali to the ARTstor Digital Library.

More community murals from Timothy Drescher now available in ARTstor
- ARTstor has released an additional 3,700 images to the Community Murals Collection (Timothy Drescher) in the Digital Library.

European architecture and sculpture images
- more than 600 images of European architecture and sculpture to ARTstor.This collection focuses on Italian and English architecture.

Backfiles added to International Political Science Abstracts

This database contains over 262,700 records from over 1,000 journals published from 1951 to the present. Approximately 8,000 new records are added to the database each year.

We are pleased to announce that all of the bibliographic records in IPSA are now available online back to Volume One, exclusively on EBSCOhost, making an additional 24 years available. This marks the first time that researchers can access IPSA records as far back as 1951. A previous backfile enhancement provided IPSA records back to 1975, which means that now, EBSCOhost users have access to all 58 years of IPSA records.
- from EBSCO

Canadiana. org

Bulletin Volume 8 No. 4 - September 2008

Inside this issue:

Early Canadian Periodicals project – ambitiously successful!
Facsimile to end 22 year history of publication
Copyright Research: a successful summer project
Letter to Canadian Heritage Minister Josée Verner
Harvard University Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians
Claude Bonnelly receives CARL 2008 Award of Merit
IFLA 2008: the booth-sitter report

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Titles added to Eighteenth Century Journals

Such an interesting project. Adam Matthew has worked with the holding libraries to create entirely new digitized versions, unlike the normal practice of digitizing from microfilm.

Just added to the collection are
The Bombay Courier
The British Military Library, or Journal
Calcutta Gazette, or Oriental Adviser
Calcutta Gazette
The Farmer’s Magazine
Jamaica Mercury and Kingston Weekly
The Mirror
Royal Gazette
The Tribune

New Product: State Papers Online

Eventually we will have the entire collection, but this first installment covers
The Tudors, 1509-1603.
Tons of fun, including the usual Henry VIII hi-jinks.

See if you can find the
"Petition of Tho. Pope, Richard Burbage, John Hemings, Augustine Phillips, William Shakespeare, Wm. Kempe, Wm. Siye, Nicholas Tooley, and other owners and players of the Blackfriars' Theatre, to the Council, for permission to finish the reparations and alterations at that theatre begun at their own expense..." and the notes attached by various "keepers of the record" regarding authenticity.

"State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a collection of English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – when the King or Queen acted as Prime Minister as well as Monarch. The papers feature the office archives and correspondence of the secretaries of state serving the Monarch as facsimile manuscript documents accessed directly or via the fully searchable Calendar entries (abstracts or transcriptions). This collection contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering as well as Britain's international relations and foreign policy.

But what makes this unique collection truly rise above all others, is the ability to cross search the Calendars and access the documents directly from their individual Calendar entries. By overcoming the difficulty of matching an individual Calendar entry to the original facsimile document, State Papers Online, 1509–1714 marks a huge advance for historians in all disciplines, both as a research tool and as a teaching resource."

New Product : Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Social Theory Collection now in Catalogue

Alexander Street Press' Social Theory collection.

"Social Theory offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The current release features more than 90,000 pages of content by such major theorists as Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Ulrich Beck, Howard Becker, Nancy Chodorow, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Erving Goffman, Robert Merton, and Talcott Parsons."

To retrieve all 194 titles added, do a general keyword search on 'SOTH {099}'


New Product: International Philosphical Bibliography and Elenchus Bibliographicus

Bibliographies from 1997 to present
Bibliographies prior to 1997

"The aim of the bibliography is to list philosophical literature as such; the adjective is understood rather strictly, with the result that scientific disciplines which are more or less related to philosophy, and even the auxiliary sciences of philosophy and of the history of philosophy, are not treated of in their own right. Only publications relating to the methods or the philosophy of these sciences, together with publications of a general nature relative to the objects treated of by these disciplines, are referred to; these will be found in the section of the bibliography devoted to the corresponding branch of philosophy. This rule applies particularly to the following disciplines: symbolic logic, linguistics, psychology, aesthetics and theology."

In principle, the bibliography is confined to philosophical literature published in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan. No claim is made to give an exhaustive list of works published in other languages.

Elenchus bibliographicus

"1998 to current of Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (ETL), The bibliography (ca. 15,000 entries) covers the entire field of Theology and Canon Law: History of Theology, History of Religions, Old and New Testament, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Ascetic and Mystical Theology, Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Canon Law"

New Product: McGraw Hill's Access Pharmacy

A flexible resource, AccessPharmacy allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

New Product: TaxnetPro

Searching "loophole" yields 135 results!

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New Product: Aristoteles Latinus

"The critical edition of all medieval Greek-Latin translations of Aristotle (Aristoteles Latinus) is one of the main projects supervised and supported by the International Union of Academies. The most important objective of the project is to bring to evidence the various forms in which Aristotle’s texts came to be read in the West. The Latin versions of these texts constituted the main tools for the study of science and philosophy in the Middle Ages. They were considered as being the canonized littera to which all the commentaries on Aristotle’s works referred. The role played by these translations in the development of Western philosophical and scientific terminology can thus hardly be overestimated."

New Product: Encyclopedia of popular music

Encyclopedia of popular music

It has an entry for Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, but no Stompin' Tom. sigh

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