Primary Sources: Biblioteca Digital Mexicana

The Biblioteca Digital Mexicana is a multi-institutional initiative to create a digital collection of historical documents from Mexico from 500 A.D. to 1949. The documents range from pre-hispanic codices such as the Mixtec Codice Colombino from the 12th century, to the original manuscript of the Plan de Ayala written in 1911 by Emiliano Zapata and Otilio Montano, one of the most important documents of the Mexican Revolution.


Primary Sources: Song Dai Mu Zhi Ming Database (Song Tomb Inscriptions Database)

picture of tombstoneThe Song Dai Mu Zhi Ming Database includes texts that have been collated from various sources including the Quan Song wen《全宋文》, unearthed epitaphs in recent years, and private rubbing collections. Sources are provided for each epitaph. Wherever available, high quality images of rubbings of original epitaphs have been added to the database and can be viewed side by side with the text. The database is full text searchable. The Song Tomb Inscriptions Database《宋代墓誌銘数据库》currently includes about 6,400 items, more items will be added in the future. [960-1270]

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Event: Maps & More: Post-War SF in Aerial Photographs, with Dave Ruiz

Friday, February 22, 11am – 1pm
Earth Sciences & Map Library, 50 McCone Hall

This exhibit highlights three air photo sets recently purchased by the UC Berkeley Library that cover San Francisco in the critical post-war years through 1958. Flown by Pacific Aerial Surveys, these large-scale images capture detailed snapshots of the rapidly developing city. We’ll be joined by special guest Dave Ruiz, Imagery Analyst & Data Archivist at Quantum Spatial’s Novato office, to learn about how these air photos were produced.


Event: Love Data Week workshops

Please join us for a series of events on February 11th-15th during Love Data Week.

This nationwide campaign is designed to raise awareness about data management, security, sharing, and preservation. Students, researchers, librarians and data specialists are invited to attend these events to gain hands on experience, learn about resources, and engage in discussion around data needs throughout the research process.

To register for these events and find out more, please visit: https://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/ldw2019

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Intro to Savio workshop
3:30-5:00 pm, Dwinelle 117 (Academic Innovation Studio)
Berkeley Research Computing is offering an introductory training session on using Savio, the campus Linux high-performance computing cluster. We’ll give an overview of how the cluster is set up, different ways you can get access to the cluster, logging in, transferring files, accessing software, and submitting and monitoring jobs. New, prospective, and current users are invited.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Code Ocean lunch & learn
12:00-1:00 pm, Doe Library, Room 190 (BIDS)
Join us for a demonstration and Q&A session on the Code Ocean platform! Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to share, discover, and run code published in academic journals and conferences.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Preparing your data and code for reproducible publication
2:00-4:00 pm, Doe Library, Room 190 (BIDS)
This is a step-by-step, practical workshop to prepare your research code and data for computationally reproducible publication. The workshop starts with some brief introductory information about computational reproducibility, but the bulk of the workshop is guided work with code and data. We cover the basic best practices for publishing code and data.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Shaping Clouds: Scaling Infrastructure for Research and Instruction at Berkeley
1:00-2:00 pm, Doe Library, Room 190 (BIDS)
There are many great resources for research and instruction across campus, but it can be difficult to determine what is available and where to find it. Join us for a showcase and community discussion about two cutting-edge cloud platforms, Analytic Environments on Demand (AEoD) and JupyterHub, and how best to provide a holistic ecosystem of these and other tools.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Data Security: I just called to say I love you
1:00-2:00 pm, Dwinelle 117 (Academic Innovation Studio)
Learn what love the Information Security & Policy office shows campus and why a day without ISP would break the University’s heart. We will also talk about simple ways you can protect your identity and show your data love.

Sponsored by the University Library,  Research IT, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Information, Security and Policy, and CITRIS.


Trial: Fire Insurance Maps Online

section of fire insurance map of university of californiaThe Library has a trial for Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMo) through February 28. The trial is set up for access on campus but not via EZProxy so you will need to be on campus or use the VPN to access the resource.

Fire insurance maps were originally created to assist fire insurance companies with assessing their liability in urban areas. They contain detailed information about properties and individual buildings.

Go to https://fims.historicalinfo.com  Use the interactive map search or search by place name.  During the trial you can search and view historical map coverage throughout the U.S., but will not be able to download full resolution imagery.


Primary Sources: Records of the Children’s Bureau, 1912-1969

Group of children pictured, with caption: The health of the child is the power of the nation. The Library has recently acquired Records of the Children’s Bureau, 1912-1969, which consists of reports, speeches, correspondence, and research materials from the Children’s Bureau, the first federal agency dedicated entirely to protecting the welfare of children and families. The documents in this collection span the years from its creation in 1912 through 1969 and originate from the administrative files of bureau staff members, including the bureau’s chiefs throughout the years: Julia Lathrop, Grace Abbott, Katharine Lenroot, Martha Eliot, and Katherine Oettinger.


Trial: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

logoThe Library recently acquired the Classics module of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online. Until Feb 17th we have a trial for the entire resource. Here is a description from their promotional materials:

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) is a major publishing initiative from Oxford University Press, providing an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works in the humanities. Scholarly editions are the cornerstones of humanities scholarship, and the list from Oxford University Press is unparalleled in breadth and quality. By publishing these texts online, OSEO makes highly sought after editions more accessible, searchable, and interconnected than ever before. Academic advisors, alongside Editor-in-Chief Michael F. Suarez, S.J., ensure OSEO maintains the highest editorial standards.

User benefits
• Authoritative and reliable content with scholarly accreditation
• Excellent searching and linking facilities
• View editorial notes side-by-side with the text
• Personalization functionality allowing you to save searches and content
• Print, email, share, and citation exportation functionality
• Extensive update program expanding the current content

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Primary Sources: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

The Library recently acquired the complete digital archive of the historical periodicals held by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). The collection exists as a series of five databases created from 6500 American periodicals published between 1691 and 1876. The collection also contains titles in more than two dozen languages including French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, and more. The series can be searched together or individually.


Trial: Gudok Digital Archive (1917-2017)

Through December 8, 2018, The Library has a trial of the Russian periodical Gudok. Gudok is a Russian daily newspaper in continuous publication since 1917 and is one of the oldest and leading trade newspapers in Russia. Since its inception, it has covered a wide range of topics dealing with the railway industry. It has also provided critical commentary on Soviet and post-Soviet Russian culture, politics, and social life. Its primary purpose has been informing the general Soviet and subsequently Russian reader with the more substantial goings on in the country in combination with a mix of biting social commentary and satire, one of the newspapers most popular features.

Gudok Digital Archive (1917-2017) https://dlib.eastview.com/browse/publication/86347