Films At Fisher series program

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Published on: 24 April 2015

Stories of warFilms At Fisher is an occasional series of free film screenings, for University of Sydney students and staff, selected to complement the major exhibitions curated by Rare Books & Special Collections, academic and other curatorial partners.

Our current exhibition in the Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher Library is:

Stories of War from the University Collections – 24 April to 2 October 2015
An exhibition of materials drawn primarily from the University Archives and Rare Books & Special Collections, with contributions from the Macleay Museum and the Faculties of Medicine, Education and Social Work that reflects the nuanced and varied ways the University’s community understood and responded to the First World War. Read more >

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Join us at 5.30pm on the following Tuesdays in the Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher Library North for these screenings

28 Apr  Shoulder Arms (US/1918) Dir. Charlie Chaplin
05 May  J-Accuse (Fr/1919) Dir. Abel Gance
12 May  All Quiet on the Western Front (US/1930) Dir. Lewis Milestone
19 May  Mata Hari (US/1931) Dir. George Fitzmaurice, starring Greta Garbo
26 May  A Farewell to Arms (US/1932) Dir. Frank Borzage
02 Jun  Les Croix de Bois, ‘Wooden Crosses’ (Fr/1932) Dir. Raymond Bernard
09 Jun  The Lost Patrol (US/1934) Dir. John Ford
16 Jun  La Grande Illusion, ‘Grand Illusion’ (Fr/1937) Dir. Jean Renoir
23 Jun  Forty Thousand Horsemen (AUS/1940) Dir. Charles Chauvel
30 Jun  Sergeant York (US/1941) Dir. Howard Hawks
 No screenings during the semester break
04 Aug  The African Queen (GB & US/1951) Dir. John Huston
11 Aug  What Price Glory? (US/1952) Dir. John Ford
18 Aug  Lawrence of Arabia (GB & US 1962) Dir. David Lean
25 Aug  Gallipoli (Aus/1981) Dir. Peter Weir
01 Sep  The Lighthorsemen (Aus/1987) Dir. Simon Wincer
08 Sep  Regeneration (UK/1997) Dir. Gillies Mackinnon
15 Sep  A Very Long Engagement (Fr/2004) Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
22 Sep  Joyeux Noël (Fr, Be, Ge, Ro, UK/2005) Dir. Christian Carion
29 Sep  Beneath Hill 60 (Aus/2010) Dir. Jeremy Sims

 

New exhibition: ZEEN by Leigh Rigozzi

This exhibition in Fisher Library is the next in the ongoing series of art projects Ex Libris Fisherarium curated by Associate Professor Michael Goldberg. The projects comprising work by staff, alumni and associates of Sydney College of the Arts are themed around the idea of ‘the book’ in all its historical and contemporary manifestations. Read more >

 

 

Scott Westerfeld foreign language editions

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Published on: 7 April 2015

Uglies seriesA recent and very welcome addition to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection held by Rare Books and Special Collections has been the donation by Scott Westerfeld of his manuscript archive and a set of the foreign language editions of his novels. This includes translations of his novels into French, German, Spanish and Japanese to name only a few of the languages in which his extremely popular and critically acclaimed novels can be read. They have all been catalogued and the details of each publication can be found on the Univeristy Library’s online catalogue.

Scott Westerfeld is the American author of eighteen novels. He is married to the Australian author Justine Larbaalstier and has joint US and Australian nationality – living part of the year in Sydney. His most recent publications are the Leviathan trilogy for young adults – a steampunk retelling of World War I; and he is famously known for his successful Uglies series set in a future where cosmetic surgery is compulsory.

> Original blog post by Jacqui Grainger, Manager, Rare Books and Special Collections

New Acquisition: Anatomia Chirurgica by Bernardino Genga

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Published on: 7 April 2015

Anatomia Chirurgica by Bernardino GengaRare Books and Special Collections in the University Library, has a rich collection of material pertinent to the history of science, and especially the history of medicine. It is a collection that is actively growing because of the significant research interest that it attracts and the most recent acquisition is a copy of Genga’s Anatomia Chirurgica.

Bernardino Genga (1620-90) was an Italian scholar of Classical medical texts and taught anatomy to artists at the French Academy in Rome. Anatomia Chirurgica was published as a textbook for surgeons in 1672.

The copy acquired by Rare Books and Special Collections is bound in contemporary limp vellum with remnants of hand-written name and title on spine. It’s details can be located on the online library catalogue and it has the call number: RB 5172.2 Deane.

> Original blog post by Jacqui Grainger, Manager Rare Books and Special Collections

26 March: Library talk by Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow, Australian National University

child on booksThe past, present and future of books, libraries and book collecting: a personal odyssey
Thursday 26 March 2015

We invite you to an illustrated lecture by Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow, Australian National University with an introduction by John Shipp, University Librarian, University of Sydney, 1997-2011.

Colin will reflect on “The past, present and future of books, libraries and book collecting” from over 50 years of experience, both from an institutional and personal perspective, and speculate on twenty-first century trends.

Major collections that Colin has assembled have been donated to several libraries. His Latin American collection is held by La Trobe University Library, his science fiction and fantasy collections by Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Sydney Library and his signed Australian literature collection is in the Australian National University Library. A small but significant collection of signed Australian political material is held in the Library of Old Parliament House, Canberra. His current personal collections include signed material covering politics, sport, film and television, and biography.

From his time in the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the ANU Library, Colin will recall some of the fascinating collectors and booksellers he has met and, from his current research on scholarly communication and publishing, will reflect on the changing nature of book collecting and libraries in a digital era.

For further reading see Colin’s article on the The Sydney Morning Herald:
Bibliographica 2014: Colin Steele presents talk on the future of books and articles on his website.

This event is brought to you with the support of the Friends of the University of Sydney Library.

Time: 5.30pm–7pm
Where: Seminar Room
Level 2, Fisher Library F03
Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free with registration required. Seats are limited.
RSVP by Monday 23 March
E library.rsvp@sydney.edu.au | T 9114 0866

 

Exhibition: Ex Libris Fisherarium art series

Data RetentionEx Libris Fisherarium is an ongoing series of art projects curated by Associate Professor Michael Goldberg. The projects comprising work by staff, alumni and associates of Sydney College of the Arts are themed around the idea of ‘the book’ in all its historical and contemporary manifestations.

Project: Data Retention by Gianni Wise

Artist’s Statement
With the proliferation of data networks, the human mind always find ways to ‘wire-up’ new connections between itself, objects, ideas, events and the world. I use wires and books as a form of ready-made art that work as props for memory. Objects external to the mind can trigger memory and make connections. I am interested in this interplay between mind and external world. When Umberto Ecco claimed in the Name of The Rose (1988): “Wanting connections, we found connections always, everywhere, and between everything” he refers to a world ‘exploding’ in a whirling network of interrelationships where everything (appears to) point to everything else, everything explains everything else.

Curator’s Statement
Gianni Wise’s installation has its menacing aspects. The title, ‘Data Retention’, might well refer to current government policies regarding the retention of metadata – the harvesting from telecommunications networks of personal information by law enforcement agencies – ostensibly to protect the public from acts of terrorism. Indeed, the installation itself displays a number of sinister ‘packages’. Perhaps they hold data. But they also disturbingly resemble IEDs (or ‘improvised explosive devices’). The ‘connections’ Wise refers to carry the potential to penetrate deep into our personal lives, challenging privacy and potentially violating fundamental rights. In this sense, the installation reflects on the threat of data retention exposing our personal lives ‘like an open book’. Wise’s use of ambiguously wired devices may equally suggest the mind’s desire to invent ‘paranoid’ connections where there are none.

Dates: 23 February to 26 March 2015
Where:
Levels 2, 3 and 4 exhibition cabinets, Fisher Library North
Cost: FREE and open daily to the public
Times: Opening times vary, please check the website

For details of past and current projects, connect with Ex Libris Fisherarium on Facebook.

Orientation Week – Learn, Play, Win!

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We’re going back to the future for OWeek!
And we’re excited to welcome new and returning students with some fun activities and competitions. So come along and join us to Learn, Play and Win!

What’s happening

Love your Library Instagram competition: Mon 23 Feb – Sun 8 Mar
Show us the Library through your eyes to be in the running to win a prize!
Find out how to enter here.

Discover your Library sessions
Find out how we can help you save time and get the best results in your studies by using Library resources for your research:
Fisher Library, Seminar Room, Level 2
Wed 25 Feb: 12-1pm and 1-2pm

SciTech Library, Training Room 3
Thu 26 Feb: 12-1pm and 1-2pm
Fri 27 Feb: 12-1pm and 1-2pm

Trivia in the Library
Always popular! Bring a team or join one on the day for your chance to win prizes.
Wed 25 Feb: 1.30-2.30pm, SciTech Library
Thu 26 Feb: 1-2pm, Foyer, Fisher Library

 

 

New titles

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Published on: 8 February 2015

new titlesBrowse our January list of new titles by Library location.

Open Access to University Research Policy

open accessThe University has a new Open Access to University Research Policy (2015).

The University supports the principles of open access (OA), and is committed to enabling the broadest possible access to its scholarly outputs, including journal articles, monographs, datasets and higher degree by research theses.

As part of the implementation of the new policy, the University has released all Sydney Research Online research publications collection metadata (2001–15), and will enable access to the publishers’ versions of items within this collection wherever publishers’ open access archiving polices allow.

In addition, researchers are encouraged to supplement the Sydney Research Online collections by self-archiving scholarly works in the Sydney eScholarship Repository. Researchers are encouraged to enable access to completed research data sets (unless this is prevented by privacy or other requirements). All Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Students are encouraged to make their theses openly accessible wherever possible – after consulting with their research supervisors, of course!

The University Library provides a number of established platforms and services to support the implementation of the new policy and enable the broadest possible access to the scholarly output and digital collections of the University, including:
• Sydney eScholarship Repository
• Sydney Research Online
• Sydney Research Data Registry Service
• Sydney Digital Collections
• Open Journal Systems (Sydney eScholarship Journals Online)
• Sydney University Press

Search the University Policy Register or download a copy of the Open Access to University Research Policy.

If you have any questions please contact the Senior Manager, Copyright & Information Policy for more information.

 

Newton in Australia

Isaac NewtonJacqui Grainger, Manager of Rare Books & Special Collections at the University of Sydney, speaks to Librarian Insider to share a fascinating insight into how the University of Sydney Library came to hold an annotated copy of the first edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, or Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.
Read more >

 

 

 

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