Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cool Things On The Internet

Harvard University Library has made a number of their collections available online. Through Harvard's Open Collections Program (OCP), the University advances teaching and learning on historical topics of great relevance by providing online access to historical resources from Harvard's renowned libraries, archives, and museums. OCP's highly specialized "open collections" are developed through careful collaborations among Harvard's distinguished faculty, librarians, and curators.

Two "open collections" are currently accessible: Women Working, 1800-1930, and Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930. They are currently developing two additional collections: Contagion: Historical Views of Contagious Disease and the Islamic Heritage Project. These collections include digitized books, maps, photographs, pamphlets, etc.

Other online collections made available by Harvard University include: Digital Scores from the Collections of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, and the Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection, to name just a few.

For those of us without means to travel to Harvard to utilize their rich resources of archival and historical material (primary sources), these digitized collections open up a whole new world. Check out Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program as well as their other web-accessible collections.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What's New at the Library?

What does the following list of materials have in common?

Berry, Chris and Mary Farquhar.  China on Screen.  New York:  Columbia
     University Press,  2006.

Carter, Jimmy.  Palestine:  Peace Not Apartheid.  New York:  Simon &
     Schuster, 2006.

Ehrenreich, Barbara.  Dancing in the Streets:  A History of Collective Joy
     New York:  Metropolitan Books, 2007.

Eton Choirbook Collection.  Coro Cor16040, 2001-2004.  5 Compact

Feinstein, Lee.  Darfur and Beyond:  What is Needed to Prevent Mass
.  New York:  Council on Foreign Relations, 2007.

Krygier, John and Denis Wood.  Making Maps:  A Visual Guide to Map
     Design for GIS
.  New York:  Guilford Press, 2005. 

Pastoureau, Michel.  Blue:  The History of a Color.  Princeton:  Princeton
     University Press, 2001.

Rebora, Giovanni.  Culture of the Fork: A Brief History of Food in Europe
     New York:  Columbia University Press, 2001.

Roberts, Adam.  The History of Science Fiction.  New York:  Palgrave
     Macmillan, 2006.

Sybil.  Directed by Daniel Petrie.  Warner Home Video, 2006.  DVD.

Theroux, Louis.  The Call of the Weird:  Travels in American Subcultures
     Cambridge:  Da Capo Press, 2007.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  What to Do When a Friend
     is Depressed
.  Bethesda:  National Institute of Mental Health, 2000.

No idea?  These items are posted on our New Items List.  Each month, the library posts a list of new items added to the collection.  To see what items we added in June, go to our website and click on the link for the library catalog.  From there you should see the link in the middle column labeled labeled "New Items Acquired."  Check back at the beginning of each new month for the latest list.  To locate a specific item on this list, try searching the library catalog.