• The Digital Underground: Demystifying Digital Preservation and Deep Infrastructure with Library Information Technology Services

    April 9, 2021

    by Brittany Bertazon, Graduate Assistant for Digital Library Program Today’s conversation features interviews conducted in September 2020 with Library Information & Technology Services (LITS) staff members Joseph “Joe” Foote and Russell “Russ” Silverstein. LITS is a vital partner of the DLP and assists in the evaluation, selection, licensing, implementation, and support of systems and infrastructure that ...

  • New Libraries E-Resources

    April 1, 2021

    by Rachel Fox Von Swearingen, Librarian for Music and Performing Arts and Interim Collection Development and Analysis Librarian. We are happy to share that the Libraries recently added the following e-resources to our collections: Journals Kalfou—includes newest issues without embargo Health Affairs – includes newest issues without embargo Middle East Law and Governance, Jazz Research Journal, includes newest issues without embargo Religion ...

  • Architecture: A Place for Women

    March 30, 2021

    By Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture. In recent years prior to the pandemic, the King+King Architecture Library supported events related to Women’s History Month. With restrictions still in place with respect to COVID, we have turned to book exhibits and a research guide to highlight our numerous resources related to women and architecture. The guide is ...

  • 2020 Electronic Theses and Dissertations Now Available

    March 30, 2021

    by Deirdre Joyce, Head of Digital Library Program. The records for the ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) submitted by the Graduate School for calendar year 2020 have been processed and loaded into SURFACE – Syracuse University’s Institutional Repository. These include 97 May graduations, 25 June graduations, 62 August graduations, and 54 December graduations, all totaling 238 ...

  • Get a lift from documentary films on SU’s Wellness Days

    March 18, 2021

    By Michael Pasqualoni, Librarian for Newhouse School of Public Communications Looking for some Wellness Day education and inspiration?  Consider one of these twelve film titles, available within SU Libraries online streaming video databases.  These are selected from the most recent three years of notable videos for adults, as honored annually by the American Library Association’s Film & ...

  • The Digital Underground: A Discussion with Digital Library Program Core Team Member, Patrick Williams, on Open Scholarship, Collaboration, and the Future of Digital Humanities at SU

    March 12, 2021

    by Brittany Bertazon, Graduate Assistant for Digital Library Program Interview conducted in September 2020. Brittany: How did you come to assume your current role and where does it intersect with the Digital Library Program (DLP)? Patrick: I joined the libraries about 11 years ago as a subject specialist librarian in the humanities departments and over the course of ...

  • The Digital Underground: Web Archives, Digital Exhibitions, and COVID-19; a Conversation with University Archivist, Meg Mason

    March 2, 2021

    by Brittany Bertazon, Graduate Assistant for Digital Library Program 2020 was Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary.  In the months leading to the official March 24th birthdate, monumental exhibitions, events, and resources were devoted to celebrating this historic milestone. Unfortunately, 2020 did not unfold as anyone could have imagined. The University closed its buildings abruptly just before the March jubilee due to the pandemic and remained physically closed for five months. The Special Collections ...

  • Thematic Resources – A new section of the Architecture Research Guide page

    March 1, 2021

    by Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture As we complete the first month of the semester, which happens to correspond to Black History month, we’ve added a new tab on the Architecture Research Guide entitled Thematic Resources. This tab includes information about books, databases, periodical articles and related media on a number of topics, beginning with African ...

  • Reflecting Forward: The Digital Underground Series

    February 23, 2021

    by Brittany Bertazon, Graduate Assistant for Digital Library Program In the spring of 2020 I began interviewing library employees to understand their role in SU Libraries’ Digital Library Program as part of my ‘work-from-home’ quarantine project. While doing that, I discovered numerous stories and insights to be shared with the broader University community.  This blog series ...

  • “Bento-box” Focus Group

    February 19, 2021

    NCSU Libraries’ bento-style search interface What is a focus group? A focus group is a research technique used to collect data through group interaction – basically, it is a conversation! The group comprises a small number of carefully selected people who discuss a given topic, which will be led by a moderator. What is a “bento-box” search? Named after the popular Japanese container ...