New book, reference, and video lists created for June 2014

The new acquisition lists are updated monthly and have featured a list of all the newly cataloged acquisitions including books, ebooks, CD’s, videos, and other material.  These lists are organized by the by Classification Number or first Subject Heading.

The new video lists are a subset of the new titles created as a separate list to make them easier to browse and a summary of the video is included.

The New Reference Books (print and digital)  is a monthly report of the print and digital reference titles added.

Punch, TLS, and Adforum added to digital collections

Three new resources have been added to the Libraries’ digital collections.

Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 Often noted as the most famous magazine of humor, Punch published some of the finest comic writers in the English language – from W.M. Thackeray to P.G. Wodehouse. Its celebrated cartoons swayed governments and captured the vast shifts in life over two centuries. Recording the impact of rapid technological and social change and commenting on momentous events at home and abroad, Punch is an unrivaled resource for 19th and 20th-Century political and social history.

TLS, the Times Literary Supplement Historical Supplement  –  1902- 5 years ago - Since 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. The TLS has attracted the contributions of the world’s most influential writers and critics, from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s and 30s to A.N. Wilson and Christopher Hitchens in the 1990s and 2000s. 

Adforum - is  a searchable library of advertising creative work. It contains images and videos with examples of international advertising.

ILLiad interlibrary loan service disruption 7/19 to 7/20

As part of the ongoing maintenance of the ILLiad service, ILLiad interlibrary loan will be offline between 10:00 PM Saturday, July 19th and  3:00 AM on Sunday, July 20th. 
This disruption does not affect ConnectNY interlibrary loans.

ILLiad interlibrary loan service disruptions 7/11 and 7/12

ILLiad will be inaccessible due to a software update and database migration at the following times:

Friday 7/11 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and

Saturday 7/12 from 10:00pm to midnight

This does not affect ConnectNY interlibrary loans.

Happy anniversary Civil Rights Act

With the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is making the official, digital version of the law available on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited segregation and discrimination in schools, public places and activities, and employment practices. GPO employees produced the original document 50 years ago. Today, GPO serves as the digital information platform for the Federal Government, making information available on FDsys, a one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. GPO continues to add historical content like the Civil Rights Act and Warren Commission Report to FDsys.

Want to read the paper copy? The text begins on page 241 of volume 78 of United States Statutes at Large . Our copy is in LASR

LASR storage system online Wed. June 26

The LASR storage system has resumed normal daily operations, however patrons may still encounter delays as the full capacity of the system restored. Please report any problems you encounter to our Systems Librarian.

LASR storage system retrievals delayed – Monday June 23rd – Service restored – Wednesday June 25th.

Materials requested from  the LASR storage system are delayed in their retrieval due to ongoing technical issues arising from the server upgrade.  We continue to work with the vendor to restore service.

—-  Service has been restored to the LASR storage system.  Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LASR retrieval delayed – June 16, 2014 – service restored – Wednesday- June 18, 2014

Due to unexpected technical and travel delays,  retrieval of materials from the LASR system will be delayed until later today or early tomorrow.  We will update this blog entry when service is restored.


Service was restored last evening at 5:00 p.m.  Requests should be processed normally.

Charles Wright – the new Poet Laureate

The Librarian of Congress has chosen our new poet laureate.  Read about him on the Poetry Foundation Website

Check out his poetry and other works by him which are in the Case Library collection

Academics in Congress

Who would have thunk it? Two professors from Randolph Macon College, Dave Brat and  Jack Trammell, will face off in this year’s congressional race in the 7th district of Virginia. The higher education community is watching and so can you. Follow the race (and others!) at our Elections subject guide and at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The good folks at the Chronicle got to thinking, “how often does this happen? So they turned to the authoritative biographical source about Congress: the
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, available both in paper and online. The Biographical Directory not only contains short biographies of our representatives, but also the apportionment  of congressmen and information about each congress (date, executive officers, officers of the House and Senate). The Chronicle mined the data and developed a sortable table of academics who have served in Congress.

By what stop there? Check out other resources about “our tax dollars at work” in Washington. Search our catalog by subject heading United States Congress Biography for more books and check out the reference collection about Congress which has more fascinating facts about Congress. My personal favorite:  Vital Statistics on Congress, available both in print and online.

Happy reading!