Weekend browse

For Your Repository Browsing Pleasure: A Wind Music Library

From Julien Schubnel (julien@cdmc68.com) and Christophe Dupriez (dupriez@destin.be)

Mulhouse, France The CDMC Musical Information Center provides access to musical works for wind bands and instruments at http://www.windmusic.org/.

For Your Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Graphic Novels and Comic Books”

Ithaca, NY Comic books and graphic novels–picture books for adults–have come a long way. Although “Archie” comic books of the 1950s era were reflections of current popular culture themes, newer varieties are complex blends of social commentary and evocative graphic representations that speak volumes using words and pictures to make the whole truly greater than the sum of its parts.

For Your Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Papyrology Resources”

Ithaca NY Some materials that are preserved online are facsimiles of fragile paper book “objects” that were formerly only available by special in-person request. They often appeared along with a pair of white gloves so that you could examine them. Papyrus texts are an example of ancient objects that are now available digitally from libraries and archives allowing researchers greater access to these significant scholarly resources.

For Your Repository Browsing Pleasure: “University of British Columbia Library Vault”

Ithaca, NY The good stuff is always kept in the “vault.” The remarkable resources in the University of British Columbia Library Vault are no exception. Who would display things like amazing animal images, artworks, postcards, historic photographs, scholarly papers, and fanciful ethnic images on a ordinary virtual shelf?

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Videos from Rice University’s Fondren Library”

Ithaca, NY Libraries often house hidden treasures and institutions now use social networks to bring those treasures to light. A typical library exhibit displayed in a hallway may stimulate casual observers as they walk from the reading room to the water fountain. A library exhibit featured on YouTube can effectively tell the story of scholarly assets to extend their cultural value beyond library communities. Rice University’s Fondren Library has highlighted some of their collections in short You Tube videos that include:

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library”

Ithaca, NY The name “Woods Hole” has been synonymous with scientific discovery and exploration for more than a century. The Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MBL WHOI) Library has been a partner in sustaining the Woods Hole scientific community from the beginning.

For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “Chinese Paper Gods at Columbia University Libraries”

Ithaca, NY Travel to new places often involves speculation about what common practices in day-to-day life mean as a way of finding out more about unfamiliar surroundings. This was the case when missionary Anne S. Goodrich began noticing numerous “paper gods’ in the homes of Chinese aquaintances more than 60 years ago in Beijing (Peking).

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