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17
Nov11

2012 Media Showcase: Call for Submissions

Posted by: Jonathan Iannone

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The Digital Media Design Studio is once again calling for the submission of media projects highlighting this year’s theme, which is “Going Green” (Sustainability).

Here is the link to the flyer with contact information and submission requirements:

DMDS media showcase flyer (PDF)

We look forward to seeing everyone’s work.

Posted in: Art, Environmental Studies, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Serendipity

16
Nov11

Linguistics Film Screening at MIT, 11/17/11

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey

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I just found out about a very cool event: this Thursday, 11/17/11, at MIT at 7pm, there will be a screening of the documentary film We Still Live Here – As Nutayunean. This film is about the efforts of the Wampanoag Indian Tribe of Massachusetts to revive their language after the death of the last native speaker. A copy has been purchased for Snell Library and is on reserve, so you can view it on your own at any time, but the screening at MIT will also feature a question-and-answer session afterward with the filmmaker and several linguists who have worked with the tribe on the language reclamation project. See this MIT calendar listing for more information.

The film will also air on the PBS program Independent Lens in the near future. Check your local listings for airtimes.

Posted in: Foreign Languages and Literatures, Read, Listen, Watch, Staff Interests

16
Nov11

New Resource: ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL)

Posted by: Joan Omoruyi

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The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL) is a vast online downloadable collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information which is now available at Northeastern University Libraries. It covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

The SEDL includes all current ASTM standards! Get on-demand access to these, as well as technical papers, chapters, and books. SEDL content includes:

  • 13,000+ ASTM standards
  • 1,400+ books
  • 15,000+ journal articles
  • 47,000+ total papers, chapters, and articles

Users can access ASTM’s 13,000 standards in more than 130 industry areas as well as more than 40-year collections of special technical publications (STPs), manuals, monographs, data series, and journals. Content is updated twice weekly.

STPs cover ferrous and non-ferrous metals, materials testing, building codes, construction, geoenvironmental, geotechnical, paints and coatings, petroleum products and lubricants, plastics, rubber, textiles, water, safety, consumer-product testing, and packaging and labeling.

Examples of full text manuals/monographs/data series:

Business Performance Excellence through Total Quality Management – 2nd Edition
Pekar Jack. 2009.
Intensive Quenching Systems: Engineering and Design  – Kobasko N., Aronov M., Powell J., Totten G. 2010
Standard Specification for Total Knee Prosthesis. 2010
Manual on Presentation of Data and Control Chart Analysis- 8th Edition  Neubauer, Dean 2010
Moisture Control in Buildings: The Key Factor in Mold Prevention—2nd Edition
Trechsel Heinz, Bomberg Mark.  2009.

Help is available from the link at the left of each screen. An additional link to Search Tips is also included on some search screens.

Posted in: Engineering, Library News and Events, Research Online

20
Oct11

Miss Representation, film airing tonight (10/20/11)

Posted by: Katherine Herrlich

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A powerful film about women will be televised on the OWN network at 9pm tonight.

The film Miss Representation “explores women’s under-representation in positions of power by challenging their limited and often disparaging portrayals in the media,” according to the description from the OWN Documentary Club web site. Appearing in the film are such notables as Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and Gloria Steinem. See a preview: Miss Representation trailer

If you miss the broadcast, Miss Representation is also available at Snell Library (currently checked out, but you can “place a hold” and be notified when it becomes available).

Posted in: Read, Listen, Watch, Women's Studies

11
Oct11

NU Professor on NPR for Columbus Day

Posted by: William Macowski

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Northeastern University Professor of History William Fowler was featured on NPR yesterday to answer questions about Christopher Columbus’ momentous journey to the ‘New World’ and to bust common myths that people associate with it. The interview covered everything from Columbus’ faulty expectations for the trip to the real names of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The full conversation can be read or listened to here.

To bust more myths about Christopher Columbus for yourself, try searching Northeastern’s Library Catalog (NUCAT) for books on Christopher Columbus.

 

Posted in: History, Serendipity