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New Books for October

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History and Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Frederic Remington : a catalogue raisonné II
Frederic Remington : a catalogue raisonné II  

 

Mass-Observation and visual culture : depicting everyday lives in Britain
Mass-Observation and visual culture : depicting everyday lives in Britain

 

La otra ciudad : recorridos de una gráfica disidente
La otra ciudad : recorridos de una gráfica disidente

 

Roma-Parigi : accademie a confronto : l'Accademia di San Luca e gli artisti francesi, XVII-XIX secolo
Roma-Parigi : accademie a confronto : l’Accademia di San Luca e gli artisti francesi, XVII-XIX secolo

 

Il paradiso riconquistato : trame d'oro e colore nella pittura di Michele Giambono
Il paradiso riconquistato : trame d’oro e colore nella pittura di Michele Giambono

Year 4 of funding for materials in less commonly taught European languages

LCTLs

Three years ago, the Institute of European Studies established a special fund to support the UC Berkeley Library in acquiring scholarly resources in or about less commonly taught European languages (LCTLs). Students, both undergraduate and graduate, lecturers and faculty who wish to use library materials (books, ebooks, graphic novels, dissertations, DVDs, etc.) in a European LCTL and published in Europe that are currently not available on the Berkeley campus, are encouraged to fill out the Library Recommendation Form and mention “IES LCTL Support” in the Comments section.

This support only applies to LCTLs that are still spoken today in Western, Northern, or Southern Europe (i.e. all European languages with the exception of German, French, Italian and Spanish); no support will be given for classical or extinct languages nor for Slavic and other Eastern European languages supported by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

A few examples of titles acquired last year include:

Barcino by Maria Carme Roca.

Chrēstiko lexiko tēs neoellēnikēs glōssas / syntaxē-epimeleia by Christophoros G. Charalampakēs ; vasikoi synergates Stauroula Zapheirē [and 7 others].

Description de l’occitan parlé à Sénaillac-Lauzès (Lot) et dans les communes voisines by Jean Sibille

La langue d’oc telle qu’on la parle: atlas linguistique de la Provence by Jean-Claude Bouvier, Claude Martel cartographie et mise en page par Guylaine Brun-Trigaud.

Lexiko tōn dyskoliōn kai tōn lathōn stē chrēsē tēs Hellēnikēs: glōssikos symvoulos: gia na miloume kai na graphoume sōsta Hellēnika by Geōrgiou D. Bampiniōtē

El nen que volia matar by Lolita Bosch

Ramon Llull essencial: retrar d’un pare d’Europa by Pere Villalba

La societat valenciana en l’espill lingüístic : què diuen les llengües quan parlen de nosaltres? by Juli Martínez Amorós

The Syntax of old Romanian edited by Gabriela Pană Dindelegan; consultant editor, Martin Maiden

Taal en identiteit in de Rand: een analyse van de taalsituatie in de Rand rond Brussel op basis van de Brio-taalbarometer by Rudi Janssens

Thermē kai phōs: aphierōmatikos tomos stē mnēmē tou A.-Ph. Christidē = Licht und wärme : in memory of A.F. Christidis / epistemonikē epimeleia Maria Theodōropoulou

Tragèdies silenciades : repressió franquista i maquis a les comarques del nord del País Valencià by Raül González Devís

La visita by Enric Virgili

Van mij valt niks te leren by Peter Buwalda

Vic-Bilh: une langue, un pays: ethnolinguistique du Vic-Bilh by Jan Bonnemason

Vrouwen van de wereld by Tommy Wieringa

Waarom iedereen altijd gelijk heeft by Ruben Mersch

 

 

 

Qu’est-ce que l’accès ouvert?

Qu’est-ce que l’accès ouvert?

In recognition of Open Access Week 2017, here’s a link to the French translation of Peter Suber’s important summary of the open-access movement published in 2012. The English edition is openly available too of course.

Come Write In at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library

National Novel Writing Month 2017

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. A small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, creating the foundation of what has become National Novel Writing Month. Since then, this small nonprofit, NaNoWriMo, has inspired a global event of epic proportions! Fifty thousand words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game. Turn off your inner editor, and win.

Are you working on a thesis, dissertation, or any other writing project (creative or otherwise) but could use a bit of support from the collective energy of fellow students or colleagues to help you stay focused and provide some inspiration? NaNoWriMo isn’t just for novels anymore — be a​ ​NaNoWriMo​ ​“Rebel,” and work on your academic projects, an article, a chapter, final research paper, memoir, screenplay, etc., and possibly find some new writing buddies along the way!

The amazing team over at NaNoWriMo created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come​ ​Write​ ​In​, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead toward their word count goals during their quest to win this book-in-a-month contest. With all the positive energy of over 300,000 participants, all writing together, winning is possible. Novelist or academic, all are welcome. Since 2007, the incredible spirit of NaNoWriMo continues to motivate me to keep pushing forward, and I hope it will inspire you as well!

Come​ ​Write​ ​In​, ​Doe​ ​Library:
Nov. 5​, ​1-4 p.m.,​ ​Room​ ​180​ ​Doe
Nov. 12, ​1-4 p.m.,​ ​Room​ ​180​ ​Doe
Nov. ​19, 1-3 p.m.,​ ​Room​ ​180​ ​Doe
Nov 26, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
Nov. ​30, ​6-9 p.m.​ ​(Thank​ ​Goodness​ ​We​ ​Did​ ​It​ ​Party!),​ ​Room​ ​180​ ​Doe

Sign up at NaNoWriMo.org, and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events in our area and beyond.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6151.

Summer reading: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance
New York: Harper, 2016

Hillbilly Elegy is a memoir of JD Vance growing up in Middletown, Ohio—a town that has been through its share of economic transformations. After World War II, Middletown was a booming factory town with a thriving downtown, attracting residents from Kentucky’s Hill Country seeking a better life from the coal mines of Appalachia. By the time Vance was born, the factory had closed along with many downtown stores, leaving its residents in a state of poverty and social isolation. Hillbilly Elegy is the story of one family’s journey through the boom and bust cycles of Middletown. Along the way, it provides some insights into the way residents of Rust Belt towns (or at least one family) think about politics, work, education, and community and why many of them bought into the promises of Donald Trump in 2016.

This book is part of the 2017 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

HathiTrust Research CenterThe UC Berkeley Libraries are excited to host the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp, on January 25-26, 2018.

HTRC UnCamp 2018 aims to bring together researchers, developers, instructors, librarians, and other information professionals to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of digital libraries, metadata, copyright, digital humanities,  computational text analysis, and digital pedagogy. The UnCamp will discuss topics relevant to understanding and utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library, including:

  • Demystifying HathiTrust metadata
  • Fair use, copyright, and non-consumptive research
  • HathiTrust development, news, and updates
  • Digital pedagogy and text analysis curricula
  • Scholarly tools and methods for text analysis
  • Corpus creation

Register now for UnCamp

  • Early registration price of $100 through November 29, 2017.
  • Standard price of $150 begins on November 30, 2017.

HTRC UnCamp 2018 Keynote Speakers

HTRC is excited to welcome keynote speakers Elizabeth Lorang, David Mimno and Leen-Kiat Soh!

Dr. Lorang and Dr. Soh will be presenting about their Image Analysis for Archival Discovery (Aida) project, supported by National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) and Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Dr. Mimno will be discussing his text analysis work utilizing HathiTrust and HTRC data.

Call for Proposals: Priority Deadline of October 15

HTRC continues to accept proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters (more information on the CFP). These may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair:

  1. Please create an account at EasyChair if you do not have one already and then
  2. Submit your HTRC UnCamp proposal here

UnCamp Pre-conferences

The morning of January 25 will feature several pre-conference activities, free for HTRC UnCamp registrants, including:

  • HTRC Crash Course: What Is It and What Can I Do with It?
  • Mastering Metadata
  • Text Analysis FUN!damentals: Methods, Approaches, Tools and Techniques
  • Working with Restricted Collections: Technologies and User and Library Needs

About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp

The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

HTRC UnCamp 2018 is being organized with partners at Indiana University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Illinois, HathiTrust Digital Library, and the California Digital Library. The UnCamp will be hosted by the UC Berkeley Libraries in partnership with the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), the D-Lab, and the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS).

October: New Books in Art History

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History and Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Sister Wendy's grand tour : discovering Europe's great art :  Wendy Beckett.
Sister Wendy’s grand tour : discovering Europe’s great art / Wendy Beckett.  
Nina Katchadourian : curiouser
Nina Katchadourian : curiouser

 

Beyond wilderness : Chua Chye Teck.
Beyond wilderness / Chua Chye Teck. 
Il Portale dello Zodiaco alla Sacra di San Michele della Chiusa e l'opera alchemica del Maestro Nicholaus : Cattedrale di Ferrara, Duomo di Verona, Basilica di San Zeno a Verona, Cattedrale di Piacenza / Alessandro Turinetti di Priero.
Il Portale dello Zodiaco alla Sacra di San Michele della Chiusa e l’opera alchemica del Maestro Nicholaus.

 

Picasso primitif / sous la direction d'Yves Le Fur.
Picasso primitif / sous la direction d’Yves Le Fur.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Books Disappear from Library Bookshelves

A mystery is afoot at the Library — British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro’s books are vanishing from library bookshelves in record time. Our best guess is that today more than one Berkeley literary fan decided it was time to brew some tea and settle in for a reread (and rewatch?) of Remains of the Day after this tweet announced Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Ishiguro quipped, “I do a very good Bob Dylan impersonation!”)

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Workshop: Scrivener — Software for Writers

Scrivener: Software for Writers

Scrivener: Software for Writers Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:00-5:30pm
305 Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design Library, UC Berkeley
bit.ly/scrivener2017

Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable “chunks” and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, or novel. Read more about Scrivener.

Scrivener Interface

Summer reading: Dark Matters

Dark Matters

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Simone Browne
Durham: Duke University Press, 2015

Dark Matters is a fascinating book that deals with the way modern surveillance practices–ranging from CCTVs to facial recognition programming to airport security–have been formed through racial biases and the policing of Black life. Rooted in historical methods of surveillance and connecting to modern manifestations, it deals with the consequences of racially-motivated surveillance. It’s a really interesting and interdisciplinary combination of social theory, history, technology, and even pop culture.

I found out about this book as part of a connector course, Data and Ethics, taken along with Data 8, Foundations of Data Science. As data collection and surveillance practices have become intensely enmeshed into our daily lives, this is an important text to consider. Dark Matters is really compelling in how it situates technology in the scope of current, and historical, social and racial issues in modern America.

This book is part of the 2017 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!

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