Copyright and Your Dissertation Oct 19, 1-2:30pm
Managing and Maximizing Your Scholarly Impact, Oct 20, 1-2:30pm
From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process, Oct 22, 1-2:30pm
Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects, Nov 10, 11am-12:30pm
How to Share & Publish Data: Resources, Law & Policy, Dec 1 12:30-2pm
Through November 30th, the Library has a trial for the digital resource Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters. The scope of the resource, as described on the site:
“The earliest documents in this collection are from the seventeenth century but the majority of the material originates from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The material covering North America covers the varied frontier regions from fur trappers in Canada to cowboys in Texas and government in Baja California. It is divided into the frontier regions of the American East, the American Midwest, the American Southwest, California & Mexico and Canada. It covers the exploration of these regions followed by trade with native peoples, colonial rivalries, expansion of government and new nations and the final settlement and ‘closing’ of the frontier.
Africa is mainly represented by its frontiers of the south with the British colonial expansion into modern day South Africa. There are also excellent clusters of material relating to the exploration of West Africa and the colonial administration of Lagos.
The beginnings of European Australia and New Zealand are covered by British government documents, starting with Arthur Phillip and the penal colony at Sydney. The frontiers of other parts of Australia are also covered by documents from the UK National Archives and some material from Australian archives.
Finally, there is some material relating to Central America, specifically British Honduras (Belize), in the form of the George Arthur Papers. George Arthur’s career here relates to the other regions featured here as he spent time on the Canadian and Australian frontiers.”
UC Berkeley has a trial for Exeter Medieval Online (ebooks) through October 29th, 2020. The collection combines Liverpool University Press’s Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies and Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe print series, covering a chronological range of c.500-1500, with a broad European focus. The interdisciplinary collection includes monographs, guides, collaborative studies, edited volumes, and translations of important texts on the history, literature, and culture of the Middle Ages. The ebook collection provides full-text digital access to 83 titles, which can also be downloaded to PDF.
During the trial period, we have access to a 50-ebook subset of the collection. Logging in with a CalNet ID is required.
To use additional features, you can optionally create a personal account from the ‘Institutional Account’ tab. This will allow you to:
Add/ download Citations
Add/ download Notes
Mark it as Favourite (but this is available from the “My Library” section)
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Web Platforms for Digital Projects
Tuesday, October 13th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Stacy Reardon and Kiyoko Shiosaki
How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we’ll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we’ll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management. There will be time for hands-on work in the platform most suited to your needs. No coding experience is necessary. Register at bit.ly/dp-berk
Upcoming Workshops in this Series 2020:
- Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects
Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.
An Introduction to Zotero workshop will be offered at four different times on Monday, October 19: 10 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, and 5pm.
Spend an hour and learn how to use this robust citation manager with Firefox and Chrome. The workshop covers importing citations, exporting bibliographies into Word and Google Docs, and sharing resources among groups. The workshop will be held on Zoom.
You may also be interested in this tutorial created by one of my colleagues, Margaret Phillips. It also walks you through the basics, using short instructional videos.
Through the Library, you have access to these fairly recently acquired resources:
Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film – Includes over 400 documentary and feature films from select American distributors of independent and international film, including Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, Pragda, and Oscilloscope.
Docuseek2 – Docuseek2 is a streaming video service featuring social issue and documentary films from independent distributors, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, National Film Board of Canada, and Fanlight. Note: When browsing the platform, you will see film icons next to each title. Grayed out icons indicate Berkeley does not have access to these titles. To view a list limited to titles owned by Berkeley, click the “My Movies” link at the top of the page.
Socialism on Film – This collection of films reveals war, history, current affairs, culture, and society, as seen through the socialist lens. It covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, and Cuba.
Over the past year the library has acquired new resources on the Middle East and North Africa, which include:
Minorities in the Middle East: Christian minorities, 1838-1967 – A digitized version of 10 volume collection primary source material. It includes original political despatches, correspondence and reports covering: Christian communities in the Levant 1838 to 1955 in overview, and the affairs of the Assyrian communities 1880 to 1951, the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Jacobite, Chaldean and Syrian Catholic communities, and Protestant communities in the Levant and Iraq, in particular, with further detail about the Maronite communities in the Levant 1841 to 1958, and Coptic Christian communities in the Levant and Egypt 1917 to 1967. These volumes also cover the Jeddah murders of 1858 and 1895, and the treatment of Armenians in Turkey and the Levant, including the Armenian massacres during the First World War.
Minorities in the Middle East : Jewish communities in Arab countries, 1841-1974 – A digitized version of a 6 volume collection, which covers the arrangements and conditions for Jewish communities living under Islam, throughout the Arab world, from 1840 to 1974.
Middle Eastern and north African Newspapers – A digital archive of prominent newspapers from the the Middle East and North Africa.
Noor Digital Library – a collection of thousands of full text Persian ebooks in humanities and religious studies. This include history, literature, language, Islam, and philosophy.
NoorMags – One of the largest specialized databases in Islamic Studies and Humanities. It provides full text access to more than 1300 magazines for over a million articles in mainly Persian, with some Arabic and English languages.
ProQuest Supreme Court Insight includes full opinions from U.S. Supreme Court argued cases, including decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices, and amicus briefs from 1975-2017. (The database is still being built, so all dates are not yet covered.)
The search interface provides quick access to case histories, briefs, and landmark cases. An advanced search option provides many more options, allowing you to limit to content types, date ranges or court terms, court of origin, Justice/Opinion type, and Amicus Curiae Briefs. You can search within the documents for names and organizations, attorney names, Justice names, petitioner names, respondent names, subject, and Supreme Court Case name. A detailed guide provides searching advice.
Issues of gender and class ignited nineteenth-century debate in the context of suffrage movements, culture, immigration, health and many other concerns. Using a wide array of primary source documents—serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals—Women and Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.
Researchers and scholars will find rare content related to:
- Social reform movements and groups
- High and popular culture
- Literature and the arts
- Daily life
For the last few years, the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive has been digitizing paper records and almost 450 camera-original open-reel videotapes from Top Value Television (TVTV), a 1970s “guerrilla video” collective based in the Bay Area and later Los Angeles. Highlights from the papers and all the raw footage that was digitized is now available on an interpretive website for the project.