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

8
Nov11

Meet the Author: Dr. Emily Fox-Kales!

Posted by: Kimberly Izar

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On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 12PM in 90 Snell, Northeastern University Libraries will hold another one of its unique and enlightening Meet the Author events. Come hear author and Northeastern professor, Dr. Emily Fox-Kales, talk about her latest book, Body Shots.

Body Shots exposes the scandalous yet disturbing standards centered around Hollywood and the repeating message that thin is beautiful. In her research, Dr. Fox-Kales explores how Hollywood uses films, celebrities, and social media in order to propagate obsessive weight control, self-scrutiny and vigilance, and excessive exercise. By utilizing her studies of psychology, cinema analysis, and gender studies, Dr. Fox-Kales analyzes these Hollywood values and how it unfortunately has become the norm in today’s society to obsess over weight and eating habits.

During the Meet the Author event, Dr. Fox-Kales will discuss her new novel in further detail and also sign books following the talk. Books will be available for purchase at a discounted rate and provided by the NU Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about our Meet the Author series and other related programs, click here!

Posted in: Library News and Events, Serendipity

7
Nov11

Library helps tell the amazing history of Northeastern’s Co-op program

Posted by: Samantha Wasserman

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Here at Northeastern, it seems like everyone is familiar with the school’s signature cooperative education program. Most have heard the facts about the program’s success with job placement after graduation and for many students, the co-op program was the reason why they chose to come here. Although most people know about how the program can help with their own professional education, few know the interesting history of the legendary program.

The Fall 2011 issue of the Cooperative Education and Internship Association’s Experience magazine features the fascinating history of Northeastern’s cooperative education program with the help of Northeastern University Libraries Archives and Special Collections Department, which provided the photos, document images, book excerpts, and stories included in the magazine.

The featured article in the magazine, “Reflections of a Perplexed Practitioner” by Michelle Clare, highlights university co-op programs during the Great Depression. The spread features documents and photos from Northeastern Libraries’ own Archives and Special Collections Department, and contains excerpts from “Second to None: Seventy-five Years of Leadership in the Cooperative Education Movement” by Joseph Barbeau, a professor emeritus of Northeastern.

The piece consists of remarkable information on the history of Northeastern’s cooperative education program in the period of the Great Depression, including co-op placement statistics from 1929-1932. The photos from the Northeastern’s Archives and Special Collections Department are unique snapshots documenting the life of a Northeastern co-op student during the Depression-era, showing co-ops from the 1930s working at companies such as the American Trust Company and General Radio. The article includes a quote from William C. White, Northeastern’s Executive Vice President until 1968, who said that during this time the co-op program proved its “capacity to endure the rigors of the worst industrial depression we have ever known.”

So, although the current economic recession may seem like a challenge to the co-op program, fear not. In Northeastern’s cooperative education’s 100 year-plus history, the program has gotten through times of hardship before, namely the worst economic crisis of all time: the Great Depression. If the co-op program was able to weather that storm, then without a doubt the innovative program will survive this national recession and will hopefully be around for the next century too.

Read the publication and learn more about the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) here: CEIA website.

Posted in: Archives and Special Collections, Jobs, Library News and Events, Serendipity

4
Nov11

Get Final Cut Pro Help on Sundays

Posted by: Jonathan Iannone

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Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm at the Digital Media Design Studio, 200 Snell Library, students can come in for help with their Final Cut Pro projects.

For more information call 617-373-2465.

Posted in: Library News and Events