Last week's Wonderland Award festivities, which culminated with the Visions & Voices multimedia event Wonderland Unbound, marked the tenth anniversary of the multidisciplinary competition. The Daily Trojan highlighted Wonderland Unbound with an article by Jinny Choi. In conjunction with the Wonderland Award's tenth anniversary, the USC Libraries announced the acquisition of a previously unpublished letter by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). The New York Times, io9, and Smithsonian.com all featured the purchase, made anonymously at a London auction house in March to keep the acquisition a surprise. The USC News website also featured a photo slideshow of the letter, which accompanied an article by Robert Perkins.
In honor of Halloween, we present thirteen vintage costumes, photographically preserved in the USC Libraries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection. Click through for the rest of the costumes, and explore more Halloween-related photos from the collection through the USC Digital Library.
Students: the USC Libraries are adding at least 300 Spanish-language e-books to their permanent collection and need your help making the selections. The first 15 USC students who recommend ten or more titles from the Digitalia Hispanica collection that are added to the libraries' permanent e-book collection will receive a USC Libraries t-shirt or tote bag. Contact librarian Barbara Robinson of the Boeckmann Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies for more information. Keep reading for instructions on how to participate.
USC students, faculty, and staff now enjoy access to a wealth of new Spanish-language materials for their research and classwork. Between now and June 2014, the USC Libraries are expanding and diversifying their Spanish-language e-book holdings and are seeking selections and input from the USC community. During that time, the complete Digitalia Hispanica collection of more than 8,000 e-books and e-journals is available to the USC community through the USC Libraries’ website. Keep reading to learn more about Digitalia Hispanica and the selection process.
Over the past academic year, the USC Libraries have added 216 book and e-book titles in library science. The new acquisitions support USC's new online master of management in library and information science (MMLIS) program, which the USC Libraries developed in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business. Some of the new titles are still being processed, but you can discover many of them—and a wealth of other resources related to library and information science—through this LibGuide.
The Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America has donated roughly 30,000 books related to Japanese Culture to the USC Libraries. In a November 29 ceremony inside USC's East Asian Library, Vice Dean Martín Gomez of the USC Libraries and Bishop Hiroshi Alexander Fukaya of the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters signed documents formalizing the gift. USC students, faculty, staff, and other researchers will soon have access to collection, which covers a range of subjects, including Japanese literature, history, and art. Keep reading to learn more about the donation.
In recent months, the USC Libraries have added several electronic resources that complement the rich collections of the Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. The new resources include an online archive of more than 125,000 pages from Latin American newspapers. Keep reading to learn more about the recent acquisitions now available to USC students, faculty, and staff researching Latin America.
Yesterday, USC faculty, staff, and students remembered the legacy of the late journalist Rubén Salazar at a special event—featured on the front page of today's Daily Trojan newspaper—in USC's Doheny Memorial Library. The USC Latino Forum organized the event, which coincided with the unveiling of selections from Salazar's papers. Keep reading to learn more about the Salazar archive and Tuesday's event.
The USC Libraries recently acquired the personal archives of television writer, director, and producer Walter Doniger. Doniger is the creator of Peyton Place, a long-running late-night soap opera that aired on ABC from 1964 to 1969. His archives, recently featured in an article by Dan Knapp on the USC News website, document the creative decisions that made the series such a commercial success—at its peak, the show attracted more than 60 million viewers. Keep reading to learn more about Peyton Place and the USC Libraries' Walter Doniger Collection.
The finalists for the 2011 Man Booker Prize—an annual award for writers of contemporary fiction from the British Commonwealth and Ireland—were announced today. Before the winner is announced on October 18, you can discover some of the shortlisted books at the USC Libraries. Keep reading for a list of the finalists and to learn how to find them at the USC Libraries.