Robert Labaree, head of VKC Library, helped plan and organize the Teaching with Technology Conference on May 5. As part of the conference, which explored the theme, "the power of the edge," Deb Holmes-Wong, Karen Howell, and Sara Tompson demonstrated the USC Libraries Digital Archive, LibGuides, and other technologies that enhance research and learning at the university.
USC alumnus Michael Sedano recently donated 39 DVDs of poets reading at the landmark event on the USC campus. You can view performances by Oscar Zeta Acosta, Alurista, Tomás Rivera, and other influential voices in the Chicano movement.
The Jazz Music Library is a streaming audio database that promises to be “the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres." On a trial basis, members of the USC community can access the resource from campus until June 29.
The libraries subscribe to Credo Reference, which has added a number of e-resource titles in recent months, including Who Was Who at Waterloo: A Biography of the Battle, Critical Terms for Religious Studies, and the Penguin Dictionary of Biology.
Members of the USC community can now listen to audio files of journal articles and other content from WilsonWeb e-resources on their computers and portable media players. WilsonWeb e-resources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences now offer a feature, called ReadSpeaker, that converts text to sound files.
Even if you don't speak Arabic or Farsi, you can catch breaking news and key opinion pieces from more than 500 media outlets in 22 Arab countries, Iran, and the Middle-Eastern diaspora. All members of the USC community can read daily updates from Mideastwire.com.
Read autobiographies, manifestoes, letters, and personal accounts from this turbulent decade in American life using Alexander Street's Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 - 1974 database. Through a special agreement, this database is available until May 27.
Members of the USC community can access 5 unique electronic resources from Taiwan, including the National Palace Museum's online collections, theses and dissertations from Taiwanese universities, periodicals, and fine arts databases. The resources are available through May 8 as part of a special agreement.
The film critic and Barrymore family biographer shared their remarks at the reception for The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family, which runs through July 31 in the Wolper Center on the ground floor of Doheny Library.
The USC Libraries Wonderland Award celebrated its fifth anniversary in style, drawing a large audience to view the creative efforts of USC students, as Ghia Godfree took top prize for Alicia en Loteria Land. Keep reading for photographs from the event, including one of a mysterious Cheshire Cat who appeared in the Nazarian Pavilion.