Here is the second episode of the Open Access Digital Resources. We present you with the digital library of Francophone Caribbean, Amazonia, and Guayanas (Bibliotheque Numerique Caraibe Amazonie Plateau Des Guyanes). The self-description can be translated as, “Manioc (Cassava) is a digital library specializing in the Caribbean, the Amazon, the Guyana Plateau and the regions or centers of interest linked to these territories. The site is an open-access collaborative project between the University of Antilles and the University of Guyana.” This digital library provides access to several key digital collections related to the region.
The UC Berkeley Library has acquired a new online resource with the Underground and Independent Comic, Comix, and Graphic Novels digital collection from Alexander Street Press, Volumes I and II.
This collection contains full-text, digitized collection of comics, comix, and graphic novels from the pre-Comics Code era works to modern sequential releases from artists in the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, England, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Korea, Japan, and more. This includes:
- Titles like Essex County by Jeff Lemire, From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, 120 Days of Simon by Simon Gardenfors, Gen Manhwa by various artists, Werewolves of Montpellier by Jason, and God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga.
- Selected works from artists such as Alex Toth, Boody Rogers, Fletcher Hanks, Steve Ditko, Joe Kubert, Bill Everett, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby
- Series such as Crime Does Not Pay and Mister Mystery.
- 25,000 pages of interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism from journals, books, and magazines, including The Comics Journal.
- The Seduction of the Innocent by Dr. Frederick Wertham and the complete transcripts of the senate subcommittee hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority and, inadvertently, the underground comix movement.
In the 19th century and owing to advances in printing technologies, illustrated journals proliferated. The satirical press was among the most graphic and visual engaging genres with their bold caricatures and humorous editorial cartoons. Though difficult to track down in our library’s discovery systems unless you know an exact title, the UC Berkeley Library has a rich collection of these published in Europe and the Americas. Charivari is a weekly from Portugal whose name was probably inspired by the Parisian weekly Le Charivari (1832 to 1937) with the same name. It was published in Porto towards the end of the decade by two illustrators José de Almeida and Joaquim Maria Pinto Silva and provides a critical perspective on the political, economic and cultural reality of Portugal and the world in general. We recently digitized our copy of Charivari and all issues are available through the HathiTrust.
If you like the work in this publication, you’ll enjoy the work of their contemporary Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro too. He is considered Portugal’s greatest caricaturist, and directed several other satirical magazines such as Almanach de caricaturas para ..., O Antonio Maria, and Parodia that have been digitized by the National Library of Portugal and are also held in print in The Bancroft Library.
The UC Libraries now subscribe to SAGE Research Methods, a significant online collection of books, articles, and data tools related to qualitative and quantitative research methods in the social sciences. Some highlights:
- The Little Green Books and Little Blue Books series, offering accessible introductory texts on quantitative (green) and qualitative (blue) methods.
- SAGE Handbooks, collecting foundational essays on methods related to Social Network Analysis, Digital Technology Research, Survey Methodology and more.
- A Project Planner tool to walk researchers through essential stages of the research design process.
Browse resources in a number of disciplines in the social sciences including Anthropology, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, Education, Political Sciences and International Relations, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and more.
Representatives from ProQuest will be paying a visit on Tuesday, March 11 from 9:30-11 in 212/218 Doe Library. Here’s how they describe their visit:
Drop in for Coffee/Pastry and a chance to find out what?s new at ProQuest.
Account Manager Karen Bosserman and Western Regional Sales Director Brad Roades will have literature and will provide individual demos for those interested in exploring some of the new Products PQ has to offer in the Humanities and Social Sciences and discuss some of spring promotions!
Come take a look at:
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: We are offering a special limited-time spring promotion on ProQuest Historical Newspapers for academic libraries worldwide! Come and see some of the great Newspapers we have to offer. Including the newest Collections ?Historic Chinese Newspapers & South China Morning News?
Art & Architecture Archive: Country Life Now Added, Exclusive to ProQuest: We are proud to announce Country Life magazine is now available in Art & Architecture Archive (AAA). This UK title, selected as the keystone of AAA based on student and researcher demand, adds primary source research material useful for late 19th and early 20th century British history and social studies.
Trench Journals and Unit Magazines: The Real History of the People?s War. Through the digitized pages of more than 1,500 magazines written and published by service personnel involved in the Great War, Trench Journals provides scholars with unique perspectives to contract official histories of the conflict. For libraries this rare and unique collection is a pertinent and high profile acquisition at a time of intense research interest in the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
This is just a sample of what is new!