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La rentrée littéraire

September is the month when an unusually high concentration of new publications are released to the European market, notably in France and Belgium. While it may take a few more weeks for these books to reach us in Berkeley and get cataloged, some are already making their way to the shelves. Remember, all new books destined for the Main Stacks are first displayed on the third floor of the Moffitt Library and also listed on the recent acquisitions lists for French, Italian and Iberian studies in OskiCat for your convenience. Enjoy!

Resources from the Center for Research Libraries

CRL resources

A political pamphlet from the People’s Republic of China, 1949; Illinois Public Records Project, 1942; Bosnian nationalist newspaper, Zagreb, 1995.

The UC Berkeley Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a partnership of more than 200 university, college, and independent research libraries. CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, government documents, archives, and other primary source materials from a global network of sources, making them available to researchers through interlibrary loan and digital delivery.

CRL’s deep and diverse holdings support research in the history of science, economics, law and government, immigration and population studies, international diplomacy, and cultural studies.

  • Largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America (more than 16,000 titles with strengths in various global areas and historical U.S. ethnic titles)
  • Primary legal and government resources, including foreign and U.S. state documents
  • Over 800,00 foreign dissertations (mostly from European institutions) dating back to the 1800s
  • Area studies materials—major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia

CRL functions as a branch library of extraordinary resources with user-focused services.

  • Rapid turnaround of loan requests and project-length loan privileges from CRL’s five million items
  • Digitized collections offering over 50 million pages scanned by request or in partnerships
  • Document delivery of articles from the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • Demand purchase of new materials in three areas of collection strength: foreign dissertations, newspapers, and microform archives

For more information on CRL collections: CRL’s online catalog (holdings are also listed in WorldCat and in some cases in OskiCat)

Center for Research Libraries - Global Resources Network

For more information about the CRL: please contact  Liladhar R. Pendse
(Lpendse (at) library.berkeley.edu), UCB Library coordinator for the CRL.

New blog for International & Area Studies

world map

Today, we are launching a new library blog devoted to international & area studies resources in the Library in an effort to raise awareness of newly acquired materials, tools, services and upcoming events. We hope you will consider subscribing.

To find a specialized librarian for every region of the world, please check the subject librarian directory.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People’s Art

Artist: El Lissitzsky [Lazar Markovich Lisitskii (1890-1941). The poster was created in 1920 in VitebskThis exhibition, curated by Liladhar Pendse (East European, Eurasian and Latin American Studies Librarian), is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, from September 11, 2017 through January 8, 2018 and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

Attendance restrictions: Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you’ll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The virtual counterpart of the exhibition is located here:  http://exhibits.lib.berkeley.edu/spotlight/russian-revolution

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