Several Online Library Services Temporarily Unavailable – April 15

Information Technology Services will perform maintenance on the main campus data storage systems from midnight – 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. The maintenance will affect several online library services.  Patrons will not be able to access library databases from off-campus; log on to our interlibrary loan service (Illiad) to submit new or view pending requests; or log on to their online library account through our library catalog and Find It! discovery service. All services should be available after 8 a.m.

Please note that University-wide applications and services will also be unavailable. For more information, visit System Maintenance.

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Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014

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Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes: the Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews by Tom Weaver is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014.

“This book pays homage to the many people that have contributed toward producing a body of work who entertainment (if not always artistic) values have only increased through the years. Assembled herein is a cross-section of talents: writers, producers, directors, actors, actresses, even a movie mogul and makeup man. We’ve kept our questions and interjected comments as terse and to-the-point as possible, our goal being to present a book in which the filmmakers and performers do nearly all of the talking.” ~ Tom Weaver

The people who directed, produced, and starred in the scary and fantastic movies of the genre heyday over thirty years ago created memorable experiences as well as memorable movies. This McFarland Classic brings together over fifty interviews with the directors, producers, actors, and make-up artists of science fiction and horror films of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. From B movies to classics, Samuel Z. Arkoff to Acquanetta, these veteran vampire baits, swamp monsters, and flying saucers attackees share their memories. This classic volume represents the union of two previous volumes: Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers (“more fun than the lovably cheap movies that inspired it”–Booklist/RBB); and Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes (“candid…a must” –ARBA). Together at last, this combined collection of interviews offers a candid and delightful perspective on the movies that still make audiences squeal with fear, and occasionally, howl with laughter.

This book is from the Alan Rogg Collection of Modern Cinema. This collection began with an inital donation by Allan Rogg, New York Private Collector and Bibliographer, to the Libraries in 2006. This preeminant collection of modern cinema contains over 9,000 monographs spanning over one hundred years (1893-2010). Most of the Allan Rogg Collection of Modern Cinema can be found in Bartle Library Stacks. However, several limited editions and unique and fragile items are housed in Special Collections.

Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes is located in Special Collections. We are located on the second floor of the Bartle Library off of the North Reading Room.

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April First Friday

Featured event for this First Friday: Cabin Fever craft fair @ UDC

The annual Cabin Fever Artistic Celebration on First Friday from 5-9 PM, hosted by Southern Tier Artisans at Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs at the University Downtown Center/UDC (67 Washington St., across from Arena). Cabin Fever features local artisans with locally produced art and crafted products. Some will be demonstrating their craft during Cabin Fever, including spinning fiber into yarn, felting hats and more, plus live alpacas and angora bunnies to see. Artisan Ann M. Merriwether and one of the Cabin Fever organizers said: “Help the local farm artisan community by purchasing one-of-a-kind locally made pottery, clothing, soaps, dolls, yarn, roving, sculpture and more. A portion of the proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund at the Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs.”

Other events on the First Friday Art Walk:

American Civic Association/ACA (131 Front St.),  3rd First Friday International Film Series: Dominican Film Sugar, an introspective sports drama by filmmakers Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden about a talented Dominican baseball player/pitcher, Miguel Santos, who longs to break into the American big league & earn the money needed to support his impoverished family.

Cooperative Gallery 213 (213 State St., Artists Row): Kathryn Niles – New Paintings and Drawings, Apr. 4-26, 2014. Exhibition: Series of Graphite Drawings, an homage to Charles Eldred, & Paintings from Quechee Gorge, VT, among other images. Opening Reception on First Friday, 6-9 PM.

JungleScience Gallery (33 Court St., 2nd Fl.): Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: Closing Night Show for Nick Kushner: “Aceldama” (

PAST/Preservation Association of Southern Tier (89 Court St., corner Chenango St. at roundabout, Perry Bldg.): Apr. 4, 6-9 PM: Little Italy Historic Walking Tour, a web-based cell phone tour on First Friday. See how the Binghamton University Public Archaeology Facility researched seven properties on Endicott, NY’s North Side and did a “genealogy” of each property. The web-based tour is available for use with cell phones or with a printed brochure. Info:

Art Mission & Theater (61 Prospect Ave., off Lewis St.): Gallery: Patrick Branigan and Abigail Burpee-Paradise: Mixed Media. Theater: Independent Films in Two Theaters (schedule online).

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Honors Thesis Workshop

Binghamton’s Center for Undergraduate Research will be hosting an Honors Thesis Workshop April 7th from 6-7 in UU 102. Librarians and Center for Undergraduate Research staff will be available to guide students through the research process. All undergraduates are welcome to attend, especially those who are preparing their undergraduate honors thesis.

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Research Help Available at CIW

Students are now able to book research consultation appointments with librarians through TutorTrac, the University Tutoring Services’ online schedular. Librarians who participate in the program will meet with students in the College-in-the-Woods Library to provide assistance on finding scholarly resources.  This new service was recently promoted in Pipe Dream.

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Working with Special Collections

Scanning of Rare Book

Here we are working with Special Collections to scan a entire rare book. Beth Kilmarx Special Collection’s Curator of Rare Books is working with our own Ben Andrus. The scanned book will be entered into our AIM system for our upcoming presentation.
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Thanks to:

Jean L. Green

Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives

Beth Kilmarx

Curator of Rare Books
Special Collections Bibliographer
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zetaSpecial Thanks to for allowing us to use the Zeta Scanner:
Nancy Abashian
Head of Reader Services


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Databases Portal Under Maintenance Saturday Evening

The Libraries’ Databases portal will be under maintenance from Saturday 8pm – Sunday 2am.  During this time, the portal may not be accessible.  Databases listed in Subject Guides  may also be  impacted by the maintenance.  Databases can still be accessed though the Library Catalog during this time.   We apologize for any inconvenience.

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New logo for AIM

Andrea Melione has designed our new logo.

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This was the old Logo

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Research Days – Poster Printing Service

Are you participating in Research Days?  Do you have a conference coming up?  Take advantage of the Libraries’ Large Format Printing Services. Cost is $3.00 per square ft. Pick up locations are conveniently located at Bartle and Science Libraries.

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Tips to keep in mind before submitting your order:

Get Your Order Processed Faster:

  • Please submit your order as soon as possible. Orders can take up to two days to fill.
  • BUC$ is the quickest payment method. Visit How Can I Pay For My Order for more information.
  • Fill out the online order form and email your file to

Best Quality Images:

  • Your final file image and graphic/photos should be 300dpi (“dots per inch”) for the desired print dimensions. Please do not use higher than 300dpi as this will not increase quality and will increase the time it takes to print the file image. For more information, visit Tips For Printing.

File Types:

  • We only accept PDF, TIFF, JPG/JPEG and DOC files. If you are using PowerPoint to create your file, we recommend you save it a PDF. When you save your PowerPoint file, choose PDF and select the Standard (publishing online and printing) option to create a 300dpi image.
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Library Catalog Temporarily Unavailable

Our Library Catalog will be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance on Sunday, March 16 between the hours of midnight and 11am. We anticipate the actual down time to be minimal (approximately one hour) during early morning hours; however, it may be necessary to be down for a longer period of time.

You can use our discovery search tool Find It! from the Libraries homepage to find and access library collections, print course reserves, and other library resources. During the maintenance period, the real-time availability of books on the shelf may not be accurate and you will not be able to renew books online.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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