Trial: Asian American drama

From Alexander Street Press, this resource is on trial now through 5/26/13.

This edition of Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

Some 50% of these plays have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

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ArtStor to drop Java

We are pleased to announce an update that will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library. In the near future, single image downloads will be delivered in zip files.

ARTstor has been using Java for downloads of individual images, but recently the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began recommending that Java be disabled due to security concerns. After our update, users who download single image files will receive a zip file that contains a JPEG image and an HTML file with the associated metadata. In addition to removing the need for Java, using zip will allow ARTstor to pursue other feature enhancements, such as additional options for image group downloads.

For some users, mainly those on PCs, it will be necessary to install software such as 7Zip to unzip their downloads. Please do take this time to make users at you institution aware of this impending change. We will of course be providing updated help documentation.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact User Services at


New Resource: Entertainment Industry magazine archive

Funded by a recent “large Allen” grant; proposal submitted by Glenda Pearson and Jessica Albano:

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.

New Resource: Vogue Archive: 1892-present

Now available:

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of American Vogue magazine from 1892 to the present day – more than 400,000 pages in total reproduced in high-resolution color page images. This fully searchable database constitutes a treasure trove of the work of the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Vogue Archive is both an essential primary source for the study of fashion and a unique record of American and international popular culture.

NEW content: JSTOR Arts & Sciences X and XI

The Libraries now has access to both the JSTOR Arts & Sciences X and XI collections. Arts and Sciences X is being purchased in cooperation with the Faculty Council on University Libraries, which in March 2011 gained the Faculty Senate’s unanimous approval of a resolution to establish the Faculty Fund for Library Excellence, described as “ a University gift fund available for current and emeritus faculty donors to support the University Libraries’ collections.” JSTOR Arts & Sciences X is an especially appropriate use of funds donated so far because of its broad coverage in Business and the Social Sciences, the History of Science, Technology & Medicine.

Arts & Sciences XI is being acquired with Libraries’ funds, and “ will expand JSTOR’s coverage in the humanities, with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History. Comprising a minimum of 125 titles, the collection will  include important journals in Classical Studies, Architecture & Architectural History, and Music. Other discipline clusters will include Bibliography, Library Science, Religion, Philosophy, Archaeology, Performing Arts, Film Studies, and Linguistics.

Access is available now.  Records for individual titles are in process and will be available in a few weeks.

Change in platform/access url: Avery index to architectural periodicals

Along with most of the OCLC Firstsearch databases, Avery index is no longer available on the Firstsearch platform and has migrated to the Ebscohost platform.  Record changing is in process.

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Description: Comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. The American and international journals indexed include not only scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Coverage is mainly from 1934 to the present, with selective coverage back to 1741.

New Resource: Classical scores library volume 2

This resource was funded by a recent Allen grant.

Contains classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works.  Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.  The collection includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

New Resource: Black studies in video

This resource was funded by a recent Allen grant

In partnership with California Newsreel, the oldest non-profit social issue documentary film center in the country, this collection includes cutting-edge racial justice and diversity films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Additionally, Black Studies in Video features access to the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of formal addresses, panel discussions and programs that took place at a conference and reunion unfolding over four days at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.