UH Libraries News http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:32:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Mosaic Fellowship Benefits Behind the Scenes http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/30/mosaic-fellowship-benefits-behind-the-scenes/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/30/mosaic-fellowship-benefits-behind-the-scenes/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:56:31 +0000 Gregory Yerke http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/?p=4742 The following piece appears courtesy of Dan Johnson, 2013 Mosaic Fellow, wherein he provides a look at a sampling of projects benefiting from his internship with the University of Houston Special Collections.

I was selected as a Mosaic Fellow in the Fall of 2013 by the Association of Research Libraries and the Society of American Archivists.  I’m presently a MSLS student at the University of North Texas, studying Archival Studies and Digital Image Management. The Mosaic Fellowship included an internship component, pairing up fellows with host ARL institutions; I was glad to have the opportunity to intern here at UH Special Collections since September 2014.  I’ve since had the pleasure of working on a variety of special projects, working hands on with archival materials.

I first started a digital audit of the Ewing Family Papers, comparing the physical archival collection to its finding aid and existing digital collection.  In that review of the Ewing family scrapbooks, I worked with Valerie Prilop, Digital Collections Librarian, and we discovered that the finding aid for one of the scrapbooks provided descriptions for only the front side of each scrapbook page, but did not describe the reverse side, while the digital collection had page-level descriptions for both front and back sides of the pages.  Ultimately, we were able to identify places where the finding aid could be improved, and we made some recommendations to combine two digital collections, one per scrapbook, into a single consolidated digital collection, a project for a later date.

I then started a project under the guidance of University Archivist Mary Manning, processing and describing additions to the William C. Moffit Papers.  The collection was originally donated by Dr. Moffit himself, but several additions were later donated by his wife and family after he passed away.  I was able to process and describe some additional manuscript parts, published musical arrangements, and Patterns of Motion training materials, among other things. Working with a member of the faculty from the School of Music who was intimately familiar with Dr. Moffit’s work helped me better describe and arrange the materials in a way that will make the most sense to researchers using this collection.

I started work on a third project with Hispanic Collections Archivist Lisa Cruces, auditing the physical material of the Alonso S. Perales Papers and comparing the physical archival collection to the finding aid.  There were a handful of items in the physical collection that were not reflected in the finding aid, and I have been correcting the finding aid to more faithfully represent the collection.

Most recently, I’ve been given the opportunity to work with Librarian Emerita Pat Bozeman on a project transcribing and contextualizing some handwritten letters.  Two of these items were taken from the Early Texas Documents collection. One item is a letter from Sam Houston written after he was wounded in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. It documents his request to be transferred from New Orleans to a more northern location upon the advice of several physicians.  Another item is a letter that highlights Stephen F. Austin’s efforts to gather support from the United States government and people for Texas Independence and was written in Nashville, Tennessee days before Texas declared independence from Mexico.  Working intimately with historical documents such as these has been a very exciting and rewarding experience.

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Astrodome Memories Project to Host Scanning Event http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/30/astrodome-memories-project-to-host-scanning-event/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/30/astrodome-memories-project-to-host-scanning-event/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:26:14 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=3028 The Houston Public Library’s Astrodome Memories project will host an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve and share experiences of the 8th Wonder of the World.

The Houston Public Library's Astrodome Memories project will host an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve and share experiences of the 8th Wonder of the World.

The Houston Public Library’s Astrodome Memories project will host an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve and share experiences of the 8th Wonder of the World.

Members of the public can bring in their Astrodome-related items, including photos, posters, game programs, souvenirs, and other memorabilia, to be added to the materials already available online. Oral histories will be recorded, and Texas Archive of the Moving Image will be available to collect Astrodome films and videos for free digitization.

Project partners, including the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, have contributed materials to provide access to a broad collection of archives related to the construction of the Astrodome, as well as memorabilia documenting the use of the Astrodome for the last fifty years.

Oral History and Scanning Event
August 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Julia Ideson Building Auditorium
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77008
For appointments, call: 832-393-1522

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Libraries to Host Open House for Students http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/29/libraries-to-host-open-house-for-students/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/29/libraries-to-host-open-house-for-students/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:50:40 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=3027 OpenHouse_DigitalSideBar2As part of the University of Houston Weeks of Welcome, the UH Libraries will welcome students back to campus during its Just Ask! Libraries Open House.

Students are encouraged to drop by the MD Anderson Library on Monday, August 24, or Tuesday, August 25, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about the Libraries’ services and programs.

Staff will be stationed at a table in the library atrium, providing informational handouts, answering general questions, and giving away snacks.

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First-Ever Artist Health and Wellness Event Slated for Fall 2015 http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/29/first-ever-artist-health-and-wellness-event-slated-for-fall-2015/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/29/first-ever-artist-health-and-wellness-event-slated-for-fall-2015/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:15:10 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=3024 The University of Houston Libraries will host the Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on October 3, 2015, the first of its kind at the University.

The University of Houston Libraries will host the Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on October 3, 2015, the first of its kind at the University.

The University of Houston Libraries will host the Artist Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on October 3, 2015, the first of its kind at the University.

This free, day-long event is open to students, faculty and staff, and the general public, and will be held at the MD Anderson Library. The event is designed to increase access to information and resources on safe and healthy practices for artists and performers through a unique learning experience, by bringing together community artists, health professionals and arts organizations.

“Artists in all genres have specific issues in wellness that are unique to their profession,” said Stephanie Lewin-Lane, coordinator of the UH Music Library and one of the event organizers. “A solid understanding of safe and healthy practices within their field will ensure that they are able to create within their art form for many, many years.”

Aspiring and working artists will learn techniques for maintaining good health and ways to avoid overstressing the body as they practice their art. Scholars will also present both historical and trending perspectives on the intersection of art and health science. Topics of particular interest to performing artists include repetitive motion, nutrition, voice scoping, stress management, performance anxiety, and body alignment. The event will culminate with a resource fair.

C. Richard Stasney, deputy chief of otolaryngology at The Methodist Hospital, will deliver the keynote address, with an introduction by Jefferson Todd Frazier, director of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at The Methodist Hospital. Breakout session speakers include Stacey Gorniak, assistant professor of health and human performance at UH; John Harvey, director of the Center for Creative Work, Honors College, UH; and Teresa Chapman, associate professor of dance, UH.

The full agenda with breakout session topics and registration will be released in the coming weeks.

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Scheduled Interruption for Elsevier products on 8/1/2015 http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/er/2015/07/27/scheduled-interruption-for-elsevier-products-on-812015/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/er/2015/07/27/scheduled-interruption-for-elsevier-products-on-812015/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:39:08 +0000 Jeannie Castro http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/er/?p=551 On Saturday, August 1, access to Elsevier platforms will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 5 PM.

 

The platforms and solutions involved are:

  • Elsevier Research Platforms: ScienceDirect (both journals and eBooks), Scopus (including Author Feedback Wizard), Engineering Village
  • Reaxys

Each platform will be displaying a warning to users of this scheduled downtime, and during downtime, there will be a message informing users of the temporary unavailability of service.

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UH Librarian Conducts Workshop in Colombia http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/17/uh-librarian-conducts-workshop-in-colombia/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/17/uh-librarian-conducts-workshop-in-colombia/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:06:02 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=3006 A University of Houston librarian recently traveled internationally to provide instruction on resource description and access (RDA) cataloging.

Heylicken “Hayley” Moreno, resource description coordinator in the department of Metadata and Digitization Services, developed and instructed a two-day workshop on RDA cataloging in Spanish for the conference “Present and Future of Cataloging Standards,” held in Bogotá and Cartagena, Colombia.

Hayley Moreno (far right) in Colombia. Photo courtesy of Hayley Moreno.

The conference provided participants with practical experience in cataloging with RDA, and presented new developments that are occurring in the US with BIBFRAME, a bibliographic model that uses linked data. Moreno’s workshop focused on the current practices that have been put in place with RDA, and guided catalogers in the application of these new changes with various formats including audiovisual and electronic resources.

Four universities helped sponsored this event: Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Universidad de Cartagena, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, and Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco with the support of Referencistas S.A.S.

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New Accession - The Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/16/new-accession-the-peter-beste-and-lance-scott-walker-houston-rap-collection/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/16/new-accession-the-peter-beste-and-lance-scott-walker-houston-rap-collection/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:27:33 +0000 Stacey Lavender http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/?p=4720 Cover of Houston Rap by Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker

Cover of Houston Rap by Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker

The newest accession to the Hip Hop collections is the Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection, and it is one that we here in Special Collections are very excited about! Houston Rap is the joint creation of documentary photographer Peter Beste and writer Lance Scott Walker. The book provides a vivid glimpse into Houston’s hip hop community through a thoughtful combination of photographs taken by Beste and excerpts of interviews conducted by Walker. Beste and Walker’s collection will provide insight into both the creation of the book and the relationships Beste and Walker developed with members of the community they were documenting.

The majority of the collection documents the book’s production and promotion and will provide behind-the-scenes insight into the authors’ work process. Items found in this part of the collection include a hard drive containing thousands of Beste’s photographs, nearly one hundred interviews conducted by Walker, hundreds of photo prints which were used in the editing process, and materials, like stickers and T-shirts, used to promote the book.

Paul Wall bobblehead doll

Paul Wall bobblehead doll, Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection

The collection also contains a wide variety of hip hop memorabilia and promotional material. Houston Rap and its companion book Houston Rap Tapes took nearly a decade to complete, and during that time Beste and Walker developed strong working relationships with, and collected materials from, a wide variety of players in Houston’s hip hop scene. Visitors will find T-shirts, posters, promo cards, signed photographs, and other collectibles (bobbleheads and grills!) featuring artists and groups like DJ Screw, UGK, Paul Wall and many others. There are also a handful of letters and song lyrics written by artists and given to the authors.

After processing, all of these items, and many more, will be available in the Special Collections reading room. We hope that hip-hop scholars, researchers, and any interested members of the public visit us and take a closer look!

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Samplified Digital Recording Studios http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/16/samplified-digital-recording-studios-records-finding-aid-published/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/16/samplified-digital-recording-studios-records-finding-aid-published/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:14:36 +0000 Gregory Yerke http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/?p=4713 promotional card from the Samplified Digital Recording Studios Records

promotional card from the Samplified Digital Recording Studios Records

The growth of the Houston Hip Hop collections at the University of Houston continues as Special Collections is happy to announce the completion of a preservation project linked to the Samplified Digital Recording Studios Records.

Founded in 1990 by Philadelphia native Keenan “Maestro” Mosely (also known as Keenan Lyles, professionally), Samplified Digital Recording Studios hosted some of the biggest names in local and national hip hop.  While artists like Run-DMC, Ice T, and Master P were known to record at Samplified in their visits to Houston, the archive itself documents local artists like DJ Screw, 20-2-Life, and Point Blank who recorded there.

As the finding aid illustrates, the Samplified Records contain photographs, posters, invoices, and multi-track Alesis Digital Audio Tapes (or ADATs) spanning the brief, high-impact period of the late 1990s Houston hip hop scene.  Complementing the recent announcement regarding the publication of the vinyl catalog DJ Screw used to shape the genre of chopped and screwed, the Samplified Digital Recording Studios Records hold several sets of tapes containing master recordings of DJ Screw.  Julie Grob, curator for our Houston Hip Hop collections, has overseen the preservation of these highly fragile and at-risk ADATs, and in the future will be able to provide scholars and fans an opportunity to hear the individual tracks via listening copies in the Special Collections Reading Room.

We invite you to explore the rest of the Samplified Digital Recording Studios Records and all of our Houston Hip Hop collections during our normal research hours.  Those interested in consulting with the listening copies from the recent ADAT preservation project should contact the curator of our Houston Hip Hop collections.

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Expansion of Houston Hip Hop Collections http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/15/expansion-of-houston-hip-hop-collections/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/15/expansion-of-houston-hip-hop-collections/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:42:09 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2994 University of Houston Libraries Special Collections announces three major enhancements to the Houston Hip Hop Collections, the region’s definitive archive of hip hop music and culture.

Photographer Peter Beste and journalist Lance Scott Walker have entrusted UH Special Collections with materials related to the production of their 2013 book, Houston Rap, nine years in the making. The book documents the lives of Houston hip hop musicians, both renowned and underground, as well as the changing urban neighborhoods from which the sound developed. The Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection contains photographic prints, digital images, audio interviews, correspondence, posters, T-shirts, artifacts and more, providing an in-depth look at Houston’s home-grown rap scene.

Preservation work on a prominent audio component of the Houston Hip Hop Collections has recently been completed, expanding access to one-of-a-kind recordings of Houston hip hop artists. Students and scholars now have the option to come to the Special Collections reading room and hear mp3 files of the separate tracks of master recordings from Keenan “Maestro” Mosley’s Samplified Digital Recording Studios, including several sets by DJ Screw. The original recordings were captured on the now obsolete Alesis digital audio tape (ADAT) format.

Cataloging of the DJ Screw Sound Recordings, the original vinyl records from which the DJ made his influential mixtapes, has been completed.

DJ Screw at Samplified Digital Recording Studio during the recording of 3 N tha Mornin’ in 1996. Available in the UH Digital Library. Original material from UH Special Collections.

Cataloging of the DJ Screw Sound Recordings, the original vinyl records from which the DJ made his influential mixtapes, has been completed, increasing the materials’ online discoverability. More information about the DJ Screw sound recordings use policy can be found here.

For more information on Houston hip hop research, contact Julie Grob.

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New Addresses for MD Anderson Library and Branches http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/14/new-address-for-md-anderson-library/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/14/new-address-for-md-anderson-library/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:33:24 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2992 Effective August 1, 2015, the University will be implementing new addresses to all campus locations. This action will align emergency services and GPS coordinates more efficiently for the campus.

The new address for the MD Anderson Library and branches will be:

MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-2000

William R. Jenkins Art and Architecture Library
4200 Elgin Street
Houston, TX 77204-4000

Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library
4901 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-2020

Moores School Of Music Library
3333 Cullen Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-4017

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Distinguished Art and Architectural Library Collection Gifted to UH Libraries http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/14/distinguished-art-and-architectural-library-collection-gifted-to-the-uh-libraries/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/14/distinguished-art-and-architectural-library-collection-gifted-to-the-uh-libraries/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:55:03 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2989 Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, president of The Vero Group, a family investment office based in Houston, has given an important art and architectural book collection to the University of Houston Libraries. Newly appointed Dean of Libraries, Lisa German, and Dr. Patricia Oliver, Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, will formally receive the collection on August 18, 2015 at a ceremony to occur at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. The collection provides a rich resource for art and architecture students. Sir Mark commented, “It is part of our family’s stated philanthropic goal to encourage a dialogue between art and architecture. We particularly hope our collection of Italian Old Master art and drawings books from around the world will encourage young students to take an active interest in the topic.” Sir Mark went on to say “The University of Houston is an institution dedicated to cultural diversity. We want to assist Dr. Renu Khator, President and Chancellor of the University of Houston System, in the broader ongoing effort toward achieving a greater global and cultural pluralism.”

The Haukohl Art and Architectural Collection comprises extensive museum and exhibition catalogs as well as documents the inventories of old master drawings around the world. It is the largest art book collection at the University. The items are immediately available for check-out by students, faculty, staff and other library patrons at the MD Anderson Library. While many items in the collection are related to studies of European masters, students and scholars of art will also benefit from the collection’s works on modern and contemporary artists, spanning decades of multiple styles and genres. For a complete list, search “Haukohl Family Collection” at info.lib.uh.edu.

The Art and Architectural Library Collection represents the long-standing dedication of Sir Mark to the arts. Many selections from his collection of Italian old master paintings, sculpture and drawings from Florence in the 17th century can be found at museums around the world. Sir Mark actively contributes to the advancement of Italian culture and art as a co-founder of The Medici Archive Project in Florence, a non-profit international foundation. The Project exists to catalog and inventory three hundred years of original Medici Archive documents, as well as translation and transposing online.

The Haukohl family has had a multi-generational relationship with the people and art of Italy and, under the direction of Sir Mark, holds the largest private collection of Florentine Baroque art outside of Italy. Elements of The Haukohl Family Art Collection have been exhibited at Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, the National Gallery of Ireland, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Meadows Museum in Dallas, to name only a few. Most recently, selections from the Italian Collection opened at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, on display through January 17, 2016.

In addition to Sir Mark’s rare archive and book interests, he has, since the year 2000, created the largest collection in the world of contemporary women photography. The collection is focusing on documenting the work of women photographers across Europe. Selections from The European Women of the 21st Century, may be found at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum of Boston, the Menil Collection and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Sir Mark has donated significant time, effort and resources to the University of Houston over the last 30 years. In 1984, Sir Mark, in moving from New York, joined the Board of Directors of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston and generously lent and contributed to their exhibitions. For over a dozen years Sir Mark lent his efforts as a Board of Directors member of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. He is also a long standing member of the University’s In Tempore Legacy Society. Through his additional outside efforts, the Diana Foundation has been a generous supporter of the University’s LGBT programs. As chairman of the Financial Executives International Houston Chapter Scholarship Foundation, the three campuses of the University of Houston annually receive scholarships for deserving finance and accounting students.

The eight important departments and programs at the University of Houston mentioned herein acknowledge with great gratitude the addition to the University of Houston of the Art and Architectural Library Collection of Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl.

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About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation’s fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 40,900 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country. For more information about UH, visit the university’s newsroom.

About the University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston Libraries is an academic library system serving UH students, faculty, staff and the public, and providing access to over 4 million volumes. The UH Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. For more information about the UH Libraries, visit info.lib.uh.edu.

Contact:

Esmeralda Fisher | efisher@uh.edu Araceli Aguilar | verogroup100@att.net

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New Items for June 2015 http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/music/2015/07/13/new-items-for-june-2015/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/music/2015/07/13/new-items-for-june-2015/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:46:44 +0000 Stephanie Lewin-Lane http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/music/?p=498 June was the month for reference section additions. View the list of selected items below to see what is new in reference, as well as our regular circulating items:

Title Author/Composer/Perfomer Call Number
The Cambridge History of World Music ed. Philip V. Bohlman REF ML3545 .C26 2013
The Insiders Guide to Music Licensing Brian Tarquin REF ML 3795. T37 2014
Richard Wagner, Samtliche Werke, Band 2, 1: Das Liebesverbot, oder: Die Novize von Palermo Richard Wagner REF M3 .W23 Bd. 2 pt. 1
Franz Schubert Neue Ausgabe semtlicher Werke Serie II, Band 9: Rosamund Furstin von Cypern Franz Schubert REF M3 .S38 Ser. 2 Bd. 9
Arnold Schonberg Samtliche Werke, Abteilung VI, Kammermusiki, Reihe B, Band 23, 1: Teil 1, Serenade op. 24 Arnold Schonberg REF M3 .S36 Bd. 23, T. 1, Reihe B
New Edition of the Complete Works of Franz Liszt, Volume 10: Consolations, Grand Solo de Concert, and other Works Franz Liszt REF M3 .L773 Suppl. 1, v. 10
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, The Complete Works, Series III, Volume 4.2: Flute Concertos II Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach REF M3 .B103 2005 ser. 3 v. 4.2
Robert Schumann, New Edition of the Complete Works: Series II-Chamber Works, Group 3 – Works for Different Instrumetns and Piano Robert Schumann REF M3 . S39 1991 Ser. 2 Werkgr.
Recent Researches in the Music of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries:
Un avvertimento ai gelosi
Manuel Garcia, ed. By Teresa Radomski REF M2 .R23834 v.65
Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era, Vol.96:
Two Operas from the Series Die zween Anton
Edited by David J. Buch REF M2 .R2381 v.96
Recent Researches in Music of the Baroque Era:
Sacra Corona (Venice, 1656)
Edited by Paolo Alberto Rismondo REF M2 .R238 v.189
Musica Britannica, A National Collection of Music, XCVIII: Richard Dering, Motets and Anthems Richard Dering REF M2 .M638 v. 98
The 35 Piano Sonatas (v. 1-3) Beethoven, Ludwig van REF M 23.B414 C66 2007 v. 1-3
The 35 Piano Sonatas (Commentary v. 1-3) Beethoven, Ludwig van REF M 23.B414 C66 2007 Commentary v. 1-3
Symphony No. 10 Philip Glass Oversize M1001 .G48 no.10 2015
Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis Donald Francis Tovey MT90 .T59 2015
Symphonies and Other Orchestral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis Donald Francis Tovey MT125 .T69 2015
Arranging for the Concert Band Frank Erickson MT 73.E74 1983
Rock’n America: A Social and Cultural History Deena Weinstein ML3534.W45 2015
Opera and Modern Specatorship in Late Ninteenth-Century Italy Alessandra Campana ML1733.4 .C36 2014
Japanese Singers of Tales: Ten Centuries of Performed Narrative Alison McQueen Takota ML1451 .J3 T65 2015
Capturing Music: The Story of Notation Thomas Forrest Kelly ML 431.K45 2015
Leonard Bernstein and His Young People’s Concerts Alicia Koffstein-Penk ML 410.B566 K66 2015s
Bolivian Music for Guitar Quartet Willy Claure M467 .C64 B65 2014
Two Duos for Bassoon and Violoncello Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen M291 .G84 D8 2015
Qui Sedes Gaetano Donizetti M2103 .D66 Q5 2013
Ave Maria for Soprano Solo, SATB Choir, and Organ Jules Grison M2079 .L16 G74 2014
Boogie, op. 79b, for piano four-hands and siren Olga Magidenko M204 .M344 op.79b 2014
Polish Requiem: for four soloists (SATB), two mixed choirs and orchestra Krzysztof Pendercki M2010 .P41 R5 2015
Glare, a Chamber Opera Soren Nils Eichberg M1503 .E33 G56 2014
Complete Piano Concertos 1-4 and Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Sergei Rachmaninoff M1011 .R16 C65 2014
Six Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530 Bach, J.S. M 314. B3 BWV 525-530 2011
How I Got Over Nicole Boxer DVD 0921
Mozart, Ives, Verdi Schumann Quartett CD 15835
Macmillan, Maxwell Davies, Beamish Gould Piano Trio CD 15834
Secret Music for Albrecht V Musica Reservata CD 15830
L’Ormindo Francesco Cavalli CD 15820
Fantasia Baroque: Improvisations on Bach, Bertali, and Pasquini Aleksandra and Alexander Grychtolik CD 15810
Comedie et Tragedie, volume one: Orchestral Music for the Theatre Lully, Rebel, Marais CD 15808
Oddities and Trifles: The Very Peculiar Instrumental Music of Giovanni Valenti Acronym CD 15803
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: The Virtuoso Violin Thomas Christian CD 15796
Markuspassion: Reinhard Keiser Ensemble Jacques Moderne CD 15795
Steffani Vocal Chamber Duets Elena Bertuzzi, Alessio Tosi CD 15791
A Brief History of Time Philip Glass CD 15784
Sweete Musicke of Sundrie Kindes: English Consort Music from the 16th and 17th Century The Royal Wind Music CD 15777
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Vinyl Collection of DJ Screw Now Cataloged at the University of Houston http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/10/vinyl-collection-of-dj-screw-now-cataloged-at-the-university-of-houston/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/07/10/vinyl-collection-of-dj-screw-now-cataloged-at-the-university-of-houston/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:41:34 +0000 Gregory Yerke http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/?p=4698 “Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge…” | Cover from Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s iconic “The Message” (1982), from the DJ Screw Sound Recordings

“Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge…” | Cover of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s iconic “The Message” (1982), from the DJ Screw Sound Recordings

The University of Houston Special Collections is proud to announce the completed inventory of over 1,500 vinyl records in the DJ Screw Sound Recordings.  The product of successful collaboration and hours of meticulous cataloging, this accessible online inventory marks another major step in providing future scholars intimate access to the birth of a hip hop sub-genre that is distinctly Houston.

In the early 1990s, in reaction to the East Coast/West Coast false dichotomy that had gripped hip hop, Southern hip hop grew in popularity as an alternative and cities like Memphis, Atlanta, and Miami became known for a unique sound marked alternately by intensity, bass, energy, speed, volume, and a rapid-fire lyric delivery.  However, hip hop proved to be dynamic in its evolution as a new branch of sound emerged in Houston.  DJ Screw (Robert Earl Davis, Jr.), the Screwed Up Click, and others gave birth to a style of hip hop that eschewed the lure of rapid beats-per-minute associated with the hyperactive, crunked-up Deep South and, instead, utilized the techniques of slowing a song’s tempo (screwing) while looping or repeating vocals or other elements (chopping) atop the new slow, surreal beat.

The result, chopped and screwed, reflected the more laid-back energy of H-Town, evoking the meandering bayous that trace the city’s sprawl and slow-moving slabs cruising the city streets.

Throughout the 1990s, as the music of DJ Screw and his collaborators rose in popularity, that unmistakable sound blaring at just a slow crawl spread quickly throughout the region, influencing the rest of Southern hip hop and diversifying the sound of the Third Coast.  The untimely death of DJ Screw in 2000 seems to have only cemented the link between the artist, genre, and the city known affectionately as Screwston.

DJ Screw mixtape

Mixtape made by DJ Screw for Lil’ Randy and Ron’O, 1999

This inventory of the vinyl records in the DJ Screw Sound Recordings, the tools of an artist who managed to carve out a new niche in hip hop, is now available online and reveals the wide range of palettes with which Screw worked.  The collection includes primarily Houston, Southern, and West Coast hip hop, but also holds a good amount of R&B as well as scattered recordings from genres like rock and jazz.  While the majority of recordings are the 12″ singles which were used by DJs, there are also a number of albums to be found.

We invite you to trace the origins of chopped and screwed by perusing the catalog (try sorting by recording artist, or, if you prefer a more chronological view, by the record’s release year, beginning with Marvin Gaye’s 1972 “Trouble Man,”).  Those interested in viewing the DJ Screw Sound Recordings may do so in our reading room, open to the general public during our normal research hours.  While our policies regarding preservation do not allow us to play these records for patrons, we invite you to visit us and view the vinyl that gave birth to those famous grey tapes.

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Ferimer Awarded AHIP Membership http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/02/ferimer-awarded-ahip-membership/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/02/ferimer-awarded-ahip-membership/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:22:04 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2983 Suzanne Ferimer of the UH Optometry Library has received senior level membership to the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Suzanne Ferimer of the UH Optometry Library has received senior level membership to the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Suzanne Ferimer, librarian and director of learning resources at the Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library, has been awarded senior level membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

The peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition program recognizes achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential signifies the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of healthcare information.

Ferimer has coordinated the operations of the Optometry Library for over three decades, serving the teaching, learning, and research objectives of the UH College of Optometry. Ferimer is a member of the MLA, Texas Medical Center Health Information Librarians, South Central Chapter/South Central Regional Group of the MLA, and the Association of Vision Science Librarians. Her most recent presentation on the development of new standards in vision science libraries was delivered at the 2014 American Academy of Optometry.

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Librarian Emerita http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/01/librarian-emerita/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/07/01/librarian-emerita/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:38:18 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2979 Pat Bozeman’s nomination as Librarian Emerita has been approved by the University of Houston System Board of Regents. Pat Bozeman

Bozeman joined the University of Houston in 1984. Two years later, she was appointed head of Special Collections and at the time of her retirement in January 2015, held the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Library Professorship.

Through Bozeman’s work with faculty, library and university donors, and the Houston community, significant national and international collections were created. Her scholarly contributions included a seminal book, Forged Documents: Proceedings of the 1989 Houston Conference, which addressed a major issue in the rare books and manuscripts world.

Bozeman produced award-winning published catalogs, and was active as a frequent invited speaker and organizer of major conference and workshop events. Her professional engagement at the University included roles ranging from the Faculty Senate to the University Commission on Women.

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#LoveWins at Houston’s 36th Annual Pride Celebration http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/06/29/lovewins-at-houstons-36th-annual-pride-celebration/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/2015/06/29/lovewins-at-houstons-36th-annual-pride-celebration/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:38:39 +0000 Gregory Yerke http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/speccol/?p=4693 The following comes to us courtesy of Julia Taylor, Graduate Fellow of the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive and Research Collection.

While Friday’s SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality marks a milestone in the struggle for LGBTQIAP rights, Special Collections’ booth at this year’s Houston Pride documented the genealogy of LGBT activists who set the stage for this historic win.

Edward Lukasek’s copy of Liberace: Your Personal Fashion Consultant, a book of Liberace paper dolls emblazoned with life mottos, was a crowd-pleasing favorite.

Edward Lukasek’s copy of Liberace: Your Personal Fashion Consultant, a book of Liberace paper dolls emblazoned with life mottos, was a crowd-pleasing favorite.

This year’s Pride festival and parade took place in downtown Houston instead of the usual shady Montrose locale, making the air-conditioned atmosphere of the LGBT History tent a welcome respite from the Texas heat. Special Collections proudly exhibited rare books and artifacts from the Edward Lukasek Gay Studies Collection and the Norma Lee Gay Studies Collection, as well as papers and ephemera from the Houston Area NOW Collection, the Debra Danburg Papers, and the Kanellos Latino Literary Movement Book Collection. Library staff and volunteers stood by to answer questions and show support as families, couples, and friends perused the display of historical and literary materials.

The LGBT history tent, which was sponsored by AT&T, also housed exhibits from Rice University Special Collections, the Botts Collections of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, the Houston Public Library, and the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project.  To learn more about the history of Houston Pride, visit their website.

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Special Collections Images on CBS This Morning http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/29/special-collections-images-on-cbs-this-morning/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/29/special-collections-images-on-cbs-this-morning/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:58:20 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2975 CBS This Morning produced a segment on a little-known baseball player and University of Houston graduate named John Paciorek, who played exactly one game in the major leagues before a back injury prevented him from playing again. Since he had a statistically perfect game on that day (September 29, 1963) as a player with the Houston Colt 45s in their final game of the season against the New York Mets, he now holds the record as having the best career record in the history of Major League Baseball.

Archival images from University of Houston Special Collections were used in this CBS This Morning story on John Paciorek.

Archival images from University of Houston Special Collections were used in this CBS This Morning story on John Paciorek.

CBS requested images from UH Special Collections for this story, which can be viewed at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/pacioreks-perfect-mlb-stats-after-one-day-career/. Images from Special Collections were shown at the 1:08 mark (team color photo) and at the 2:21 mark (Paciorek looking up to make a catch with the 360ft sign in the background.)

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Rare books currently on display http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/architecture_art/2015/06/23/rare-books-currently-on-display/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/architecture_art/2015/06/23/rare-books-currently-on-display/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:25:08 +0000 Catherine Essinger http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/architecture_art/?p=541 The Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Collection boasts several recent acquisitions, which are currently on display in the Architecture & Art Library.  These include a number of architectural retail pamphlets, produced from 1880-1938, as well as recent works on Donald Judd and Austin’s built environment.  These new acquisitions will remain on view through the start of the Fall Semester.

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Summer Book Club 2015 http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/18/summer-book-club-2015/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/18/summer-book-club-2015/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:19:15 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2965 University of Houston Libraries and the UH Women and Gender Resource Center will co-sponsor the 2015 summer book club, which is open to all UH students, faculty and staff, and alumni.

Summer Book Club at University of Houston

Summer Book Club at University of Houston

Readers are invited to gather at the Resource Center, located in the University Center North Room 201, for a literary conversation. Readers may bring a lunch, and drinks and sweets will be provided.

On July 14th at noon, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (fiction) will be discussed.

On August 18th at noon, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (nonfiction) by Melissa V. Harris-Perry.

Both are available through the library’s interlibrary loan service. Sister Citizen is also available as an ebook, accessible via the library catalog.

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Still Life Meets Outer Space http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/18/still-life-meets-outer-space/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/18/still-life-meets-outer-space/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 06:59:12 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2959 "Radishes and Squash" in a series by UH artist Araceli Casas.

“Radishes and Squash” in a series by UH artist Araceli Casas.

Araceli Casas, a graduate student in the University of Houston Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction – Art Education program, has a series of paintings on display in the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library A2Alcove. The library supports UH student artists by hosting their work in the gallery. All pieces are then digitally captured and included in the UH Digital Library.

The series, Veggies in Outer Space, started in 2007 with an odd sweet potato that Casas found while shopping in the produce section, at a time when her focus was on still life. That sweet potato was the inspiration of her latest project and, as a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, she gave it a background based on popular images of outer space, putting a new spin on still life.

Subsequent paintings included other vegetables with inspiration from famous images of the Hubble telescope and other icons of space exploration.

In addition to the Veggies series, Casas also collaborates with Houston area non-profit organizations to produce and display Christian-themed art, and is working on a new series for other types of venues.

Creative from a young age, Casas received a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Houston, and took applied training at the Glassell School of Art, where she became well-versed in the technical aspects of art. Casas also built her knowledge by the wisdom of her classmates and contemporaries.

“It’s good to learn from artists who came before you so that you have more tools with which to build your own identity as an artist,” Casas said. Her favorites include the baroque artist Caravaggio, Van Gogh, and Cy Twombly, whose art sparked her appreciation of contemporary artists.

"Celery, Carrot, and Squash" in a series by UH artist Araceli Casas.

“Celery, Carrot, and Squash” in a series by UH artist Araceli Casas.

Casas has worked in various teaching positions with elementary school-aged children and, as a teaching artist at Texas Children’s Hospital, she enjoys inspiring children to express their creativity. Her advice to young artists is to keep at it, surround yourself with people who are supportive of your work, and build a space or environment for yourself in which to be creative.

Student artists interested in displaying work at the Architecture and Art Library are encouraged to contact Chris Conway with digital samples.

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Creativity and Collaboration at UH Libraries http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/15/creativity-and-collaboration-at-uh-libraries/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/15/creativity-and-collaboration-at-uh-libraries/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:11:51 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2951 UH Libraries announces the 2015-2016 Microgrant Program winners.

UH Libraries announces the 2015-2016 Microgrant Program winners.

The University of Houston Libraries announces the winners of the 2015-2016 Microgrant Program.

The program, now in its 7th year, was created to foster new and innovative ideas in support of the Libraries’ Strategic Directions and the University’s Strategic Initiatives.

Librarians and staff submitted proposals for new services and programs which would benefit teaching, learning and research objectives of the UH community, and will work in cross-departmental teams to implement their ideas.

The UH Libraries Microgrant Program winners for 2015-2016 are:

Project title: LinkedIn at the Library
Esmeralda Fisher (project lead), Mauricio Lazo, Kelsey Brett, Alex Simons

LinkedIn is a powerful career and networking tool, yet many students who are seeking internship or full time job opportunities do not use it properly or at all. LinkedIn at the Library will give students a chance to improve their LinkedIn profile, and learn ways to build professional connections in the online space. Staff volunteers from the Libraries and University Career Services will assess students’ LinkedIn profiles and offer suggestions on ways to improve it. Professional portraits will be offered, which students can upload to their profile. Career Services and Libraries information will be distributed, and there will be opportunities for students to sign up for career-related tech training offered at the Libraries.

Project title: Walk and Learn for Wellness
Kelsey Brett (project lead), Marissa Aiello, Melody Condron, Lisa Martin, Porcia Vaughn

The project will consist of two parts. Part one is a walking challenge to be held in the fall. Part two is a wellness discussion series to be held in the spring.

An eight-week wellness program, Walk Across Texas, will be used in fall 2015 to motivate library employees to explore wellness in their work environment. The Walk Across Texas program, from Texas A&M Extension, focuses on team-based walking challenges.

The microgrant project for the walking challenge involves publicizing the walking challenge, signing teams up, holding a kickoff event, monitoring the challenges and providing feedback to teams, announcing winners, and hosting a final event to celebrate participants. Pedometers will be provided for every staff member and student worker. In spring 2016, the project team will hold approximately four Lunch and Learn workshops focused on wellness. Targeted discussion topics include nutrition, ergonomics, stress reduction for student workers, healthy activities, and other work-life balance topics.

Project title: Information and Access Services Student Empowerment Project
Margaret Dunn (project lead), Lee Hilyer, Nora Dethloff

This project will consist of hosting various events for the student workers employed in the Libraries’ Information and Access Services department. The students will be invited to events featuring an employee of other Libraries departments in order to learn more about how the Libraries functions.

Project title: African American Read-In
Rachel Vacek (project lead), Jesse Sharpe, Julie Grob, Andrea Malone

Since 1989, the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English has sponsored the National African American Read-In. UH Libraries will host a Read-In for which students, staff and faculty can sign up to read self-selected book passages, articles, poetry, speeches, and other works written by African Americans. The Libraries will identify unique materials from Special Collections and the stacks to inspire those in search of reading material.

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Stayton and Ila Nunn interview now online http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/architecture_art/2015/06/11/stayton-and-ila-nunn-interview-now-online/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/architecture_art/2015/06/11/stayton-and-ila-nunn-interview-now-online/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:31:18 +0000 Catherine Essinger http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/architecture_art/?p=538 The latest interview in the Building Houston collection of oral histories is actually the earliest.    In 1980 AIA Houston Executive Director Robert Rick interviewed architect Stayton Nunn and his wife Ila, who studied architecture at the Rice Institute sometime between 1918-1921 but was unable to complete her degree because women were not allowed on campus after 5 pm.  Mr. Nunn taught architecture at Rice from 1928-1945.  He worked for William Ward Watkin before starting his own practice, which he discusses in the interview.  You can link directly to their oral history here.  Building Houston is part of an ongoing joint project between the AIA Houston and the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library.

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New Items for May 2015 http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/music/2015/06/11/new-items-for-may-2015/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/music/2015/06/11/new-items-for-may-2015/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:37:46 +0000 Stephanie Lewin-Lane http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/music/?p=494 We got quite a few new items in during May. Here is a selection of what came in:

Title Author/Composer/Perfomer Call Number
The Philadelphia Orchestra: An Annotated Discography Richard Kaplan REF ML156.7 .P52 K37 2015
Sourcebook for Wind Band and Instrumental Music Frank L. Battisti, William Berz, Russ Girsberger REF ML128 .I65 B38 2014
Monumentos de la Musica Espanola, Vol. 81:
Piezas Para Clave, Organo, y Piano en Dos Cuadernos Miscelaneos Espanoles Del Siglo XIX
ed. Celestino Yanez Navarro REF M2 .M4846 v.81
The Complete Marching Band Resource Manual, Third Edition Wayne Bailey, Cormac Cannon, Brandt Payne MT733.4 .B35 2015
The Renaissance Ethics of Music: Singing, Contemplation, and Musica Humana Hyun-Ah Kim ML3921.2 .K56 2015
The Semantics of Chinese Music: Analyzing selected Chinese musical concepts Adrian Ten ML3877 .T55 2015
Queerness in Heavy Metal Music: Metal Bent Amber R. Clifford-Napoleane ML3838 .C55 2015
Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity Julian Johnson ML3800 .J63 2015
Traumstuck Reverie for double bass solo Jan Muller-Wieland M57 .M95 T7 2013
Marian Tropes for String Quartet Charles Wuorinen M452 .W97 M37 2010
Mosaique for String Quartet Karol Beffa M452 .B43 M68 2014
Tre Piccoli Notturni, op. 24 per due flauti e chitarra Ferdinando Carulli M377 .C375 op.24 2014
The Wild Horseman, from Schumann’s “Album for the Young” Robert Schumann M293 .S39 A4 no.8 1967
Danse Macabre, op. 40: arranged for harp duet by Erin Freund Camille Saint-Saens M293 .S24 D36 2014
Harp Duo Jan F. Fisher M293 .F58 H37 1990
Nocturnes Erik Satie M25 .S3 N6 no.1-5
Whirling Udumbara I & II for piano Xuntian He M25 .H42 W48 2014
Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille Johann Sebastian Bach M2020 .B16 BWV120 2015
Miserere for 3 Sopranos and “Baroque” instruments Thierry Pecou M2018 .P38 M58 2014
Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo, “Little Organ Mass” arraned for female choir Joseph Haydn M2010 .H417 H. XXII 7 2015
Piano Duets: American Composers ed. Michael Aston M200 .A5 2014
Estrela e lua Nova, for SATB a cappella Arr. Heitor Villa-Lobos M1579 .V4586 E8 2015
Schicksalslied, op. 54 Johannes Brahms M1530 .B8 S22 2014
The Queen of Spades: Opera in Three Acts, Seven Tableaux P. Tchaikovsky M1503 .C44 P5 2010
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming) for String Orchestra Jan Sandstrom M1145 .S233 E78 2015
Invitation to Dance Directed by Christian von Tippelskirch and Simi Linton DVD0918
Flex Kings Directed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nicols DVD0915
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New OneSearch Features Offer Improved Discovery Experience http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/09/new-onesearch-features-offer-improved-discovery-experience/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/09/new-onesearch-features-offer-improved-discovery-experience/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:48:21 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2939 University of Houston Libraries has implemented new features in OneSearch to improve access of online resources.

University of Houston Libraries has implemented new features in OneSearch to improve access of online resources.

University of Houston Libraries has implemented new features in OneSearch to improve access of online resources.

  • Users now see a simple search interface that makes it easy to locate resources.
  • A new e-Shelf option allows signed-in users to permanently save items from search results for later reference. In the results list, click the e-Shelf button next to the title of the resource.e-Shelf

View your saved items by clicking the e-Shelf tab on the top right menu.

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  • To enhance off-campus or remote access, a new bookmark feature lets users retrieve UH Libraries’ online resources from anywhere on the Internet, bypassing the UH Libraries’ web site. This includes Google Scholar or email article alerts. Find the bookmark and more information on off-campus access.
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Director of Library Services for Health Sciences Joins UH Libraries http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/08/director-of-library-services-for-health-sciences-joins-uh-libraries/ http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/blog/2015/06/08/director-of-library-services-for-health-sciences-joins-uh-libraries/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:41:53 +0000 Esmeralda Fisher http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/?p=2935 Michelle Malizia will oversee the forthcoming Health Sciences Library that will be located in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II.

Michelle Malizia will oversee the forthcoming Health Sciences Library that will be located in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II.

The University of Houston Libraries has welcomed a new director of library services for health sciences.

Michelle Malizia will oversee the forthcoming Health Sciences Library that will be located in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II, currently in development. The new facility represents the second phase of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Center, which opened in February 2013 and is home to the University’s clinical, educational, and interdisciplinary research.

The Health Sciences Library will serve the teaching and research needs of healthcare, pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors, existing as both a physical and virtual resource. The physical library will house library professionals with information expertise in optometry, pharmacy, and other disciplines supported by the Center, as well as specialists in health informatics whose skills can inform and enhance the work of the researchers and clinicians associated with the Center.

Malizia will design and implement targeted delivery of information services to students, faculty and the public. Now in the library’s development phase, Malizia is assisting in the design of the physical library space within the new building, with a focus on reflecting the physical attributes of the MD Anderson Library to make it an enjoyable place to study, collaborate and learn.

“It is my goal to ensure that students, faculty and staff in the health sciences programs have the physical and electronic resources to best meet their information needs,” Malizia said. “Healthcare and research are changing rapidly and will continue to do as information, technology, and legislation evolves. As a result, I am identifying future physical and electronic resources that can be included in the new library.”

Malizia is also consulting with faculty members throughout the University to determine how they envision the future of their programs and to anticipate educational information needs.

Previously, Malizia served as the associate director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region program, a federal contract held by the Texas Medical Center Library. She has worked in health sciences libraries for over 15 years in a variety of roles, including reference, instruction, technology services, outreach and administration. Her areas of expertise include database searching, instruction, and program planning. She has presented at a number of conferences nationwide on various topics, including health literacy, grant writing, evidence-based practice, searching PubMed/MEDLINE and public health information resources.

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UH Libraries News

UH Libraries News

Astrodome Memories Project to Host Scanning Event

The Houston Public Library’s Astrodome Memories project will host an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve and share experiences of the 8th Wonder of the World.

The Houston Public Library's Astrodome Memories project will host an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve and share experiences of the 8th Wonder of the World.

The Houston Public Library’s Astrodome Memories project will host an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve and share experiences of the 8th Wonder of the World.

Members of the public can bring in their Astrodome-related items, including photos, posters, game programs, souvenirs, and other memorabilia, to be added to the materials already available online. Oral histories will be recorded, and Texas Archive of the Moving Image will be available to collect Astrodome films and videos for free digitization.

Project partners, including the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, have contributed materials to provide access to a broad collection of archives related to the construction of the Astrodome, as well as memorabilia documenting the use of the Astrodome for the last fifty years.

Oral History and Scanning Event
August 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Julia Ideson Building Auditorium
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77008
For appointments, call: 832-393-1522

Posted on July 30th, 2015 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | No Comments »
Libraries to Host Open House for Students

OpenHouse_DigitalSideBar2As part of the University of Houston Weeks of Welcome, the UH Libraries will welcome students back to campus during its Just Ask! Libraries Open House.

Students are encouraged to drop by the MD Anderson Library on Monday, August 24, or Tuesday, August 25, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about the Libraries’ services and programs.

Staff will be stationed at a table in the library atrium, providing informational handouts, answering general questions, and giving away snacks.

Posted on July 29th, 2015 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | No Comments »
First-Ever Artist Health and Wellness Event Slated for Fall 2015
The University of Houston Libraries will host the Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on October 3, 2015, the first of its kind at the University.

The University of Houston Libraries will host the Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on October 3, 2015, the first of its kind at the University.

The University of Houston Libraries will host the Artist Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on October 3, 2015, the first of its kind at the University.

This free, day-long event is open to students, faculty and staff, and the general public, and will be held at the MD Anderson Library. The event is designed to increase access to information and resources on safe and healthy practices for artists and performers through a unique learning experience, by bringing together community artists, health professionals and arts organizations.

“Artists in all genres have specific issues in wellness that are unique to their profession,” said Stephanie Lewin-Lane, coordinator of the UH Music Library and one of the event organizers. “A solid understanding of safe and healthy practices within their field will ensure that they are able to create within their art form for many, many years.”

Aspiring and working artists will learn techniques for maintaining good health and ways to avoid overstressing the body as they practice their art. Scholars will also present both historical and trending perspectives on the intersection of art and health science. Topics of particular interest to performing artists include repetitive motion, nutrition, voice scoping, stress management, performance anxiety, and body alignment. The event will culminate with a resource fair.

C. Richard Stasney, deputy chief of otolaryngology at The Methodist Hospital, will deliver the keynote address, with an introduction by Jefferson Todd Frazier, director of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at The Methodist Hospital. Breakout session speakers include Stacey Gorniak, assistant professor of health and human performance at UH; John Harvey, director of the Center for Creative Work, Honors College, UH; and Teresa Chapman, associate professor of dance, UH.

The full agenda with breakout session topics and registration will be released in the coming weeks.

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UH Librarian Conducts Workshop in Colombia

A University of Houston librarian recently traveled internationally to provide instruction on resource description and access (RDA) cataloging.

Heylicken “Hayley” Moreno, resource description coordinator in the department of Metadata and Digitization Services, developed and instructed a two-day workshop on RDA cataloging in Spanish for the conference “Present and Future of Cataloging Standards,” held in Bogotá and Cartagena, Colombia.

Hayley Moreno (far right) in Colombia. Photo courtesy of Hayley Moreno.

The conference provided participants with practical experience in cataloging with RDA, and presented new developments that are occurring in the US with BIBFRAME, a bibliographic model that uses linked data. Moreno’s workshop focused on the current practices that have been put in place with RDA, and guided catalogers in the application of these new changes with various formats including audiovisual and electronic resources.

Four universities helped sponsored this event: Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Universidad de Cartagena, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, and Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco with the support of Referencistas S.A.S.

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Expansion of Houston Hip Hop Collections

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections announces three major enhancements to the Houston Hip Hop Collections, the region’s definitive archive of hip hop music and culture.

Photographer Peter Beste and journalist Lance Scott Walker have entrusted UH Special Collections with materials related to the production of their 2013 book, Houston Rap, nine years in the making. The book documents the lives of Houston hip hop musicians, both renowned and underground, as well as the changing urban neighborhoods from which the sound developed. The Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection contains photographic prints, digital images, audio interviews, correspondence, posters, T-shirts, artifacts and more, providing an in-depth look at Houston’s home-grown rap scene.

Preservation work on a prominent audio component of the Houston Hip Hop Collections has recently been completed, expanding access to one-of-a-kind recordings of Houston hip hop artists. Students and scholars now have the option to come to the Special Collections reading room and hear mp3 files of the separate tracks of master recordings from Keenan “Maestro” Mosley’s Samplified Digital Recording Studios, including several sets by DJ Screw. The original recordings were captured on the now obsolete Alesis digital audio tape (ADAT) format.

Cataloging of the DJ Screw Sound Recordings, the original vinyl records from which the DJ made his influential mixtapes, has been completed.

DJ Screw at Samplified Digital Recording Studio during the recording of 3 N tha Mornin’ in 1996. Available in the UH Digital Library. Original material from UH Special Collections.

Cataloging of the DJ Screw Sound Recordings, the original vinyl records from which the DJ made his influential mixtapes, has been completed, increasing the materials’ online discoverability. More information about the DJ Screw sound recordings use policy can be found here.

For more information on Houston hip hop research, contact Julie Grob.

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New Addresses for MD Anderson Library and Branches

Effective August 1, 2015, the University will be implementing new addresses to all campus locations. This action will align emergency services and GPS coordinates more efficiently for the campus.

The new address for the MD Anderson Library and branches will be:

MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-2000

William R. Jenkins Art and Architecture Library
4200 Elgin Street
Houston, TX 77204-4000

Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library
4901 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-2020

Moores School Of Music Library
3333 Cullen Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-4017

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Distinguished Art and Architectural Library Collection Gifted to UH Libraries

Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, president of The Vero Group, a family investment office based in Houston, has given an important art and architectural book collection to the University of Houston Libraries. Newly appointed Dean of Libraries, Lisa German, and Dr. Patricia Oliver, Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, will formally receive the collection on August 18, 2015 at a ceremony to occur at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. The collection provides a rich resource for art and architecture students. Sir Mark commented, “It is part of our family’s stated philanthropic goal to encourage a dialogue between art and architecture. We particularly hope our collection of Italian Old Master art and drawings books from around the world will encourage young students to take an active interest in the topic.” Sir Mark went on to say “The University of Houston is an institution dedicated to cultural diversity. We want to assist Dr. Renu Khator, President and Chancellor of the University of Houston System, in the broader ongoing effort toward achieving a greater global and cultural pluralism.”

The Haukohl Art and Architectural Collection comprises extensive museum and exhibition catalogs as well as documents the inventories of old master drawings around the world. It is the largest art book collection at the University. The items are immediately available for check-out by students, faculty, staff and other library patrons at the MD Anderson Library. While many items in the collection are related to studies of European masters, students and scholars of art will also benefit from the collection’s works on modern and contemporary artists, spanning decades of multiple styles and genres. For a complete list, search “Haukohl Family Collection” at info.lib.uh.edu.

The Art and Architectural Library Collection represents the long-standing dedication of Sir Mark to the arts. Many selections from his collection of Italian old master paintings, sculpture and drawings from Florence in the 17th century can be found at museums around the world. Sir Mark actively contributes to the advancement of Italian culture and art as a co-founder of The Medici Archive Project in Florence, a non-profit international foundation. The Project exists to catalog and inventory three hundred years of original Medici Archive documents, as well as translation and transposing online.

The Haukohl family has had a multi-generational relationship with the people and art of Italy and, under the direction of Sir Mark, holds the largest private collection of Florentine Baroque art outside of Italy. Elements of The Haukohl Family Art Collection have been exhibited at Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, the National Gallery of Ireland, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Meadows Museum in Dallas, to name only a few. Most recently, selections from the Italian Collection opened at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, on display through January 17, 2016.

In addition to Sir Mark’s rare archive and book interests, he has, since the year 2000, created the largest collection in the world of contemporary women photography. The collection is focusing on documenting the work of women photographers across Europe. Selections from The European Women of the 21st Century, may be found at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum of Boston, the Menil Collection and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Sir Mark has donated significant time, effort and resources to the University of Houston over the last 30 years. In 1984, Sir Mark, in moving from New York, joined the Board of Directors of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston and generously lent and contributed to their exhibitions. For over a dozen years Sir Mark lent his efforts as a Board of Directors member of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. He is also a long standing member of the University’s In Tempore Legacy Society. Through his additional outside efforts, the Diana Foundation has been a generous supporter of the University’s LGBT programs. As chairman of the Financial Executives International Houston Chapter Scholarship Foundation, the three campuses of the University of Houston annually receive scholarships for deserving finance and accounting students.

The eight important departments and programs at the University of Houston mentioned herein acknowledge with great gratitude the addition to the University of Houston of the Art and Architectural Library Collection of Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl.

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The University of Houston Libraries is an academic library system serving UH students, faculty, staff and the public, and providing access to over 4 million volumes. The UH Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. For more information about the UH Libraries, visit info.lib.uh.edu.

Contact:

Esmeralda Fisher | efisher@uh.edu Araceli Aguilar | verogroup100@att.net

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Ferimer Awarded AHIP Membership
Suzanne Ferimer of the UH Optometry Library has received senior level membership to the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Suzanne Ferimer of the UH Optometry Library has received senior level membership to the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Suzanne Ferimer, librarian and director of learning resources at the Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library, has been awarded senior level membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

The peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition program recognizes achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential signifies the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of healthcare information.

Ferimer has coordinated the operations of the Optometry Library for over three decades, serving the teaching, learning, and research objectives of the UH College of Optometry. Ferimer is a member of the MLA, Texas Medical Center Health Information Librarians, South Central Chapter/South Central Regional Group of the MLA, and the Association of Vision Science Librarians. Her most recent presentation on the development of new standards in vision science libraries was delivered at the 2014 American Academy of Optometry.

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Librarian Emerita

Pat Bozeman’s nomination as Librarian Emerita has been approved by the University of Houston System Board of Regents. Pat Bozeman

Bozeman joined the University of Houston in 1984. Two years later, she was appointed head of Special Collections and at the time of her retirement in January 2015, held the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Library Professorship.

Through Bozeman’s work with faculty, library and university donors, and the Houston community, significant national and international collections were created. Her scholarly contributions included a seminal book, Forged Documents: Proceedings of the 1989 Houston Conference, which addressed a major issue in the rare books and manuscripts world.

Bozeman produced award-winning published catalogs, and was active as a frequent invited speaker and organizer of major conference and workshop events. Her professional engagement at the University included roles ranging from the Faculty Senate to the University Commission on Women.

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Special Collections Images on CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning produced a segment on a little-known baseball player and University of Houston graduate named John Paciorek, who played exactly one game in the major leagues before a back injury prevented him from playing again. Since he had a statistically perfect game on that day (September 29, 1963) as a player with the Houston Colt 45s in their final game of the season against the New York Mets, he now holds the record as having the best career record in the history of Major League Baseball.

Archival images from University of Houston Special Collections were used in this CBS This Morning story on John Paciorek.

Archival images from University of Houston Special Collections were used in this CBS This Morning story on John Paciorek.

CBS requested images from UH Special Collections for this story, which can be viewed at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/pacioreks-perfect-mlb-stats-after-one-day-career/. Images from Special Collections were shown at the 1:08 mark (team color photo) and at the 2:21 mark (Paciorek looking up to make a catch with the 360ft sign in the background.)

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Special Collections Images on CBS This Morning