Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
- Historic Chinese Newspapers
- The Boston Globe
- The Times of India
- History Vault- Vietnam War
- History Vault- Women’s Rights Movement
- Entertainment Industry and Magazine Archive
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
From "What is the DPLA?" (John Palfrey, Library Journal, April 8, 2013)
Here is the new site: http://dp.la/
A recent article by Robert Darnton in the New York Review of Books describes the creation and future of the DPLA.
See also: How the Digital Public Library of America hopes to build a real public commons
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The trial includes:
The final Bancroft Round Table of the 2013 Spring Semester will take place on Thursday, April 18 at noon in the traditional Lewis-Latimer room of the Faculty Club. Eli Rosenblatt, Ph.D. candidate in the UC Berkeley Jewish Studies Program and Curatorial Intern at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life will give a talk on “The Mother Tongue in the Uttermost West: Yiddish-Language Printed Materials in the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library.”
This talk explores the collection of Yiddish-language printed materials published in California housed at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. The collection includes a wide variety of novels, poetry collections, pamphlets, literary journals and rabbinic commentaries published by Eastern European Jews who settled on the California coast between 1881 and 1924. The modernist literature contained in the collection, and the Californian Yiddish literary circles it represents, helps us grasp the global dimensions of Yiddish literary movements. It offers a unique vantage point from which to discuss the circulation of Ashkenazi Jewish culture between its heartland in Slavic Europe and the Americas, Southern Africa, the Middle East and Western Europe.
The community is invited to join us to learn more about this little known aspect of Jewish and California history. Bancroft Round Tables aim to highlight the myriad collections of our Library and showcase the ways in which they enrich our historical experience.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
"Through the highest quality digital reproductions of thousands of printed works by important writers and thinkers working in continental Europe pre-1700, Early European Books gives researchers an international overview of early print culture during this vibrant period of history... All volumes are digitized on-site at participating libraries, which to date include Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Bibliotheque nationale de France (from June 2013), Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and Wellcome Library, London."
To access Early European Books, visit http://earlymodernonlinebib.wordpress.com/ 8-22 April.
Tuesday, April 16, 5 PM - 7 PM
Morrison Library (first floor of Doe Library)
The exhibit retraces over a century of special collections acquisitions in arts, humanities and social sciences that represent a rich cultural and intellectual legacy for the South Asian and Southeast Asian community at Berkeley and beyond.
Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia Studies, the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, and the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies. Curated by the staff of the South/Southeast Asia Library.