The sweetest journal in the Library

A back issue of an award-winning bilingual cultural journal from Portugal was brought to our attention earlier this week. Usually librarians only become involved with journal receipts when they haven’t been arriving regularly, prices have increased or formats have changed but this special issue of Egoísta was like no other I had seen before. It came with a small bag of hard red candies and the cover was designed to hold them them in place. Clearly there was a connection between the issue’s theme on doce (sweet) but can you imagine the environmental risks that might ensue if we left the candies attached to the journal and housed them with the rest of the print resources in the Main Stacks? Happy Valentine’s Day!

Claude Potts
Librarian for Romance Language Collections


New Books Added To The Graduate Services Collection In January

The complete Angel Catbird

The Complete Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood

Questioning minds : the letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner

Questioning Minds: The Letters Of Guy Davenport & Hugh Kenner edited by Edward M. Burns

Kerouac : beat painting

Kerouac Beat Painting by Jack Kerouac edited by Sandrina Bandera, Alessandro Castiglioni, Emma Zanella

A spell to bless the silence : selected poems of john montague

A Spell To Bless The Silence: Selected Poems by John Montague

Hazards of time travel : a novel

Hazards Of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

The last will and testament of an extremely distinguished dog

The Last Will And Testament Of An Extremely Distinguished Dog by Eugene O’Neill

The letters of Sylvia Plath. Volume II, 1956-1963

The Letters Of Sylvia Plath Volume 2: 1956-1963 edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

Taking the arrow out of the heart : poems

Taking The Arrow Out Of The Heart: Poems by Alice Walker

The invisible man : a grotesque romance

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells edited by Nicole Lobdell and Nancee Reeves

The red wheelbarrow : and other poems

The Red Wheelbarrow And Other Poems by William Carlos Williams


Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Library Wikimedia Poster

Join us at the Art+Feminism+Race+Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12-5 p.m.
Moffitt Library, Room 405
bit.ly/wiki-berkeley

Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5 between 12noon-5:00pm for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Drop in any time; trainings take place every hour on the hour.

Art+Feminism is a national campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia, and at UC Berkeley we will team up with the American Cultures program’s Race+Justice edit-a-thon. So, bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation! For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all races and gender identities are invited to participate.

  • People of all gender identities and expressions welcome.
  • Bring a laptop or mobile device if you can.
  • Drop in for half an hour or stay for the whole afternoon — it’s up to you!
  • No editing experience necessary; we’ll provide training and assistance.
    • Optional: Training sessions every hour on the hour.
    • Get a headstart! Create an editing account ahead of time.
  • Refreshments will be provided.

Interested? Learn more here and RSVP (encouraged, but not required). Don’t forget: your Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt!

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact us at editathon@lists.berkeley.edu.

Let’s get editing!



New Books in Literature

Welcome back for a new semester! With new classes and a new year come new books at the library. The books we recently received have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for poetry, prose, or criticism.

Check out the rest of the new acquisitions!

Want a book that we don’t have in the library? Request it here.



January Brings New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Black Out                                                      Federico Seneca                                                Joyce J. Scott

Ibrahin El-Salahi                                              Helen Lundeberg                                             Centering Modernism

Crtački dnevnik                                                 Poster workshop 1968-1971                                             Hodler, Parallelismus 


More Gems from the Rolling Wall

If you haven’t yet read last week’s post by Scholarly Communication Officer Rachael Samberg on Public Domain Day 2019 or the featured story about the 50 works digitized by the UC Berkeley Library in anticipation of this big event, you might enjoy taking a look at those. This blog post calls attention to the thousands of other books, journals and other materials in the romance languages that are no longer protected under U.S. copyright since January 1, 2019 and now available to all through the HathiTrust Digital Library. This collaborative digital repository has assembled an impressive collection of more than 53,000 digitized items published in 1923 that can easily be searched and that includes the literary works highlighted below, many from Berkeley’s print collection:

La ronde de nuit by Sem (Paris: A. Fayard & cie, 1923)

February 7: Lunch poems with Ari Banias

Ari BaniasThursday, February 7
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Morrison Library in Doe Library
Admission Free

Ari Banias is the author of Anybody (W.W. Norton, 2016), which was named a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. His poems have appeared in various journals, in Troubling The Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and as part of the MOTHA exhibitionTransgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. He is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner program. Ari lives in Berkeley, teaches poetry, and works with small press books.


New Trial of the ‘Yale Art and Architecture ePortal’ through July 2019

yale eportal

UC Berkeley has a trial subscription to the new ‘Yale Art and Architecture ePortal‘ through July 2019. The portal includes access to eBook versions of many publications on art and architecture from Yale University Press and beyond. The site can be accessed from a campus IP address or through the VPN at: https://www.aaeportal.com/home

Here is more information about the portal from the publisher website:

“This innovative and dynamic electronic platform provides individuals and institutions with access to important art and architectural history scholarship. With grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Yale University Press has developed this site to make key backlist and out-of-print titles on a wide variety of subjects more broadly available and easily discoverable within an interactive platform. The ePortal also features scholarship from other leading university presses and museum publishers, creating a meaningful and robust educational experience.”

Some of the features of the Yale Art and Architecture ePortal include:

Read offline by printing or saving chapters as PDFs
Highlight and take notes within online reader
Share links to chapters or books with students
Embedded image zoom within online reader
Full-text searching capabilities
Image searing capabilities

 

 

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January New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

How to Read El Pato Pascual                           Bauhaus                                       Van Gogh & Japan 

Carlos Amorales                                          Perfect Spectator                                          Komplaint Dept.

The Archaeology of Art                          Enchantment and Engagement                 Ugo Rondinone