Library Catalog Downtime

Starting the morning of Sunday, December 21, the Libraries’ Catalog will be unavailable due to a systems upgrade and migration until Saturday, December 27. Continue reading

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De-Stress December in the Libraries

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Student with booksIn support of De-Stress December, the Libraries offer hardworking students some well-deserved respite from, ironically…books!  Stop by and reenergize.

Monday, December 15th  

  • Chair Massages (3-4pm), Bartle Library, 2nd Floor Mezzanine
  • Snacks & Coffee (8-10pm), Tombs Area outside of Bartle Library

Tuesday, December 16th

  • Chair Massages (6-7pm), Bartle Library, 2nd Floor Mazzanine
  • Snacks & Coffee (8-10pm), Tombs area outside of Bartle Library

Wednesday, December 17th

  • 10-minute Yoga (3-5pm), Tombs Area, LN 1404
  • Therapy Dogs (7-9pm), Vending Area, under Tombs area outside of Bartle Library
  • Snacks & Coffee, (8-10-pm), Tombs area outside of Bartle Library

Event Contact:  Lisa Havtur at libpr@binghamton.edu

 Be sure to visit the Dean-of-Students site for a full schedule of fun and rejuvenating activities: http://binghamton.edu/dean-of-students/de-stress-december.html

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The Tilly Losch Collection: Downton Abbey as Seen Through the Archives

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Tilly Losch

Another installment of “An Occasional Series in Special Collections” will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Huppe Room in Special Collections located in the Glenn Bartle Library.

In anticipation of the premier of Season 5 of the hit international series, Downton Abbey on January 4, 2015, Beth Kilmarx, Curator of Rare Books, will speak about the Tilly Losch Collection located in Special Collections. The title of her talk will be “The Tilly Losch Collection: Downton Abbey as See Through the Archives.”

This event is free and open to the public. Special Collections is located on the second floor of the Bartle Library. For more information, call (607) 777-4841.

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Phishing scam

There have been multiple reports about people receiving an e-mail similar to the one below that informs library users that their Illiad (Interlibrary Loan) account is expiring soon. This is not a legitimate e-mail from the Libraries or anyone else from the University. It is what is known as a Phishing scam. If you receive a similar message, please do not click on the link. If you already did, please change all of your Binghamton University passwords immediately. For more information about Phishing scams, see the web page ITS created that explains “What is Phishing?

From: eduain@server2.itakhost.com [mailto:eduain@server2.itakhost.com]
On Behalf Of Jean Davis
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:00 PM
To: xxxxxxx@binghamton.edu
Subject: ILLiad Access

Dear User,

Your access to the ILLiad is expiring soon and it won’t be accessible
for you. You must reactivate your account in order to continue to have
access to this service. For this purpose, click the web address below
or copy and paste it into your web browser. After logging in, your
access is reactivated and you will be redirected to your ILLiad
profile.

https://illiad.lib.binghamton.edu/illiad_g0pHdtHdtHTD8yNpfp90layMm4D8y/

If you are not able to login, please contact Jean Davis at
xxxxxxx@binghamton.edu for immediate assistance.

Sincerely,

Jean Davis
Access Services Manager
Access & Delivery Services
Binghamton University Libraries

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The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair is Special Collections’ Featured Book for December 2014

s fair 3Binghamton University Special Collections has selected The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, as its featured book for December 2014.  Written by Bill Cotter and Bill Young, longtime members of the World’s Fair Collectors Society, the book captures the history of this event through vintage photographs.  The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, called “the Billion-dollar Fair” lived up to its reputation.  It was the largest international exhibition ever built in the United States with more than one hundred fifty pavilions and exhibits spread over six hundred forty acres.

With the cold war in full swing, the fair offered visitors a refreshingly positive view of the future, mirroring the official theme: Peace through Understanding. Guests could travel back in time through a display of full-sized dinosaurs, or look into the future where underwater hotels and flying cars were commonplace. They could enjoy Walt Disney’s popular shows, or study actual spacecraft flow in orbit. More than fifty-one million guests visited the fair before it closed forever in 1965.

The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair is part of the Local History Collection.  To see the book visit Special Collections, located on the second floor of the Glenn G. Bartle Library off of the North Reading Room.  Special Collections is open to the public 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Call number:  T786 1964.B1 C68 2004. The Local History Collection.

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Michael Kosowski ’16 speaks about his exhibit “Some of These People”: Marking the Other in Soviet Russia”

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Michael Kosowski speaks about his exhibit “Some of These People” in the University Art Museum.

On Friday, November 21, 2014, Michael Kosowski welcomed BU Libraries staff members to his exhibit “Some of These People”: Marking the Other in Soviet Russia” on display in the University Art Museum.  The exhibit featured Soviet posters on loan from the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections.

Michael spoke about creating and researching for the exhibit and the imagery and messages of propaganda  in Soviet posters.

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Michael speaks about his exhibit with BU Library staff members (l-r) Kathryn Kowalczik, Jean Green, Anthony Tersmette, and Laura Evans.

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Trial Database: Human Rights Studies Online

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Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.

Access Human Rights Studies Online here

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New TV spot is a homegrown effort

Andrew J. Hatling, University video producer, center, and Ryan Yarosh, director of media and public relations, work on Binghamton University's new TV spot on the Lois B. DeFleur Walkway.  Photo by Jonathan Cohen

Andrew J. Hatling, University video producer, center, and Ryan Yarosh, director of media and public relations, work on Binghamton University’s new TV spot on the Lois B. DeFleur Walkway.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen

What does it take to shoot a modern TV spot? Expensive equipment? A 40-man crew? A gargantuan budget? For Binghamton University, all it takes is some teamwork.

The University’s new 30-second TV spot, “Binghamton – This Is Premier,” is a study in collaboration. The video, which showcases the University’s history using archive footage and props, period furniture and digital effects, was produced almost entirely in-house by students, faculty and staff.

“The way that people came together to put this project together, it’s unbelievable,” University Video Producer Andrew Hatling said. “From so many different arenas, it was such a huge, huge team effort – from theater to Special Collections in the library to people on the web team and the marketing department.”

Read more here: New TV spot is a homegrown effort

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University Archives materials featured in Binghamton’s New Commercial!

The new Binghamton University TV commercial, This Is Premier, showcases our school’s history — with a creative twist. Check out how it all came together.

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University Archivist Yvonne Deligato pulled yearbooks, hats, apparel and photographs from the University Archives to give the set an authentic 1940s look.

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Special Collections: First World War Presentation and Discussion

All are welcome to join this occasional series, “Good-bye to All That: The First World War and the End of An Era,” from 11:01-12:31 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Huppé Reading Room, Special Collections, Bartle Library.

The presentation and discussion will be led by Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books, and Richard Mackenney, professor of history.

The First World War is considered by many as a watershed in Britain, marking the end of an era that had its origins during the Victorian period. Join us as we discuss the impact of the waron the British Empire and Europe. Highlighting the discussion will be examples of World War I vintage literary works, historical documents and photographs that are housed in Special Collections.

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