Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Images:Artstor includes Archivision 4 (Russia, Elgin Marbles, Mexico...)

Module Four features Russia as a highlight (over 2000 images photographed in summer 2005 including the major palaces and gardens around St Petersburg and coverage in Moscow.) The module also holds more material from Paris, including several important hôtels, and London--extensive coverage of Chiswick House and grounds, plus many of Wren's churches. For Classics we offer all of our ancient Roman drawings scanned directly from original 19th century volumes (348 plans, sections and elevations) and coverage of the Elgin marbles. Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum, including their amazing cast collection, provides survey support. Our collection from Mexico is also included (Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Puebla and Taxco.) For contemporary, there is new architecture in the UK and in LA, including Gehry's Disney Concert Hall and works by Norman Foster and Enric Miralles. Two important works by Mackintosh, the Glasgow School of Art and the House for an Art Lover, round out this module

New Digital Images: Alaska in the early 1900's

My favorite picture is the one of children playing on a see-saw board. The Philip Sidney Smith Collection presents over 2300 photographs of geology, camp life, and scenery in turn of the century Alaska.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Portal: Native Canada

This portal brings together a number of digital collections with strong emphasis on the aboriginal people of Canada. View clips from four films from the ANCS (Alberta Native Communication Society) film collection, find out which traditional medicinal plant may be used for headaches, read about the Blackfoot Ghost dance under folklore or even learn how to write in Dene Suline (Chipewyan) using the Dr. Eung-do Cook fonds. The possibilities are educational and entertaining.

Links within the university to appropriate departments, faculties and centres are also noted.

Created by Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Initiatives.

New Product: Irwin Law Collection

Legal issues are presented in a succinct and readable style and in a manner that is probing and thoughtful. All manuscript submissions are subject to peer review and authors include leading law practitioners and professors in Canada and the world."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Product: Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online

The most comprehensive German-language encyclopedia of world literature. The new edition covers 13,000 important works of world literature in 18 volumes, from the earliest writings of mankind to the present, all of which is now available online