Our Inaugural Issue of Gobernar Published in The ORB

We are pleased to announce that Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance has published its inaugural issue on The Open Repository @ Binghamton (The ORB), the Libraries’ open publishing and scholarly works platform.

The inaugural issue features an invited essay by one of the one of the leading scholars of public policy and public administration in the region, Dr. Oscar Oszlak, three articles which apply a bird’s eye view to public policy, and three articles focused on specific policy issues in specific contexts. In the latter category, the issue includes articles which examine Hugo Chavez’s transition towards socialism in Venezuela between 1999 and 2008, the influence of cycling advocacy groups on the political agenda of the city of Medellin, Colombia, and the challenges of implementing gender mainstreaming policies in Medellin, Colombia. The issue also includes a book review by Binghamton University faculty Susan Appe on a book by Lentfer and Cothran about the big role that small grants can play in addressing global problems. Authors are scholars from Argentina, Columbia, United States and Venezuela.

Gobernar is a biannual, open access and peer-reviewed journal that is published jointly by the University’s Department of Public Administration and the Department of Government and Political Science at EAFIT University in Medellin-Colombia. The journal primarily publishes public policy and governance papers that have Latin-American relevance or significance for Latin Americanists around the world.

Dr. Nadia Rubaii

Nadia Rubalai, co-editor from Binghamton’s Department of Public Administration, worked with the Libraries and bepress to design and customize the journal. “It was a challenging process and we learned a lot along the way,” Nadia Rubali said, “we are proud of our accomplishment.”

“Binghamton University Libraries is delighted to be involved with this innovative collaboration to push the boundaries of what is possible in building an international scholarly community” stated Curtis Kendrick, Dean of Libraries.

The ORB is the Libraries’ institutional repository and publishing platform which is hosted on bepress’s Digital Commons platform. The platform allows faculty, students and researchers affiliated with Binghamton University to promote, share and archive scholarly and creative works with audiences both locally and around the globe. Authors and editors interested in publishing on The ORB can work with the Libraries and Digital Commons to customize the design and layout of their publications.

For more information about Gobernar: visit About the Journal.

For more information about The Orb, visit The Open Repository @ Binghamton or contact orb@binghamton.edu.

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Vote for Woman Suffrage! Exhibit Opens Nov. 15

Vote for Woman Suffrage! Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, 1917-2017 exhibit explores the suffrage movement from the Seneca Falls Convention to the fight by suffrage organizations in the Triple Cities for the woman’s right to vote. Items from the re-enactment of the 1913 Binghamton suffrage parade and the 2017 Women’s March will be on display as well.

Vote for Woman Suffrage! exhibit is located in the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives Department in Bartle Library. The exhibit will be on display from November 15, 2017 through January 31, 2018. Special Collections is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For additional information about the exhibit, contact the University Archivist Yvonne Deligato at 777-6459 or deligato@binghamton.edu.


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Behind the Curtain: The Art of Theatre Design and Research Exhibit Opening, Nov. 16

The Binghamton University Libraries and Theatre Department are pleased to host an exhibit opening for Behind the Curtain: The Art of Theatre Design and Research.

4-6 p.m., Thursday, November 16
Bartle Library

Refreshments will be served.

Learn about the inspiration for current and upcoming performances by the Theatre Department and view drawings, a set model and other materials such as set designs from the Libraries’ Special Collection’s Max Reinhardt Archives & Library and Wexler collections. Behind the Curtain features contributions from:

David Bisaha, PhD

Tommy lafrate, MFA

Andrea Lenci-Cerchiara, MA

Elizabeth Mozer, MFA

Barbara Wolfe, MFA

The exhibit will be on display in Bartle Library on the second floor mezzanine and will be on view November 7, 2017-May 31, 2018.

.For more information about our exhibits, visit Libraries’ Exhibits.

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Integrating Open Educational Resources into the Classroom Curriculum Workshop, Dec. 1

The Binghamton University Libraries and the Center for Learning and Teaching invite you to a workshop on integrating Open Educational Resources (OER’s) into the classroom curriculum.

The workshop will focus on the use of OER’s as a strategy for providing students with access to high-quality and affordable educational content. OER’s are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning or research. These resources can include textbooks, course readings and other learning content; simulations, games and other learning applications; syllabi, quizzes and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes. The intended audience is faculty, librarians and instructional designers who have an interest in learning more about SUNY OER landscape.

Guest speaker Dr. Robin DeRosa, professor and director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University, will discuss her current research, which focuses on open education, and how universities can innovate in order to bring down costs for students, increase interdisciplinary collaboration and student contribution to scholarly knowledge, and refocus the academic world on strengthening the public good. Robin is an editor for Hybrid Pedagogy, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses for technology and new media in education.

The workshop will be held 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in the Zurack Family High-Technology Collaboration Center (LN-1302C).

Register online by Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Lunch will be provided

If you unable to attend the event on campus, a live stream of the workshop will be available via WebEx. Register for access.

Contact the Benjamin Andrus, Associate Librarian, if you have any questions.


Read OER: Bigger Than Affordability by Dr. Robin DeRosa.

Learn more about Open Educational Resources.

 

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Welcome Heather Parks, new Head of Preservation

Heather Parks joins the library team as our new Head of Preservation in the Library. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and History from Virginia Tech and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Florida State. Having discovered her passion for book conservation, she continued her education with an FdA in book conservation at Camberwell College of Arts in London.

At Camberwell College, Heather focused on book structure, construction and conservation. Volunteering was a major part of the coursework. She gained experience at the Stanley Kubrick Museum, the Charles Dickens House Museum, the Ligatus Project at the Norwich Cathedral Archives, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and completed a four-month internship at The National Archives. After graduation she worked as a librarian and volunteered at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia.

Her research interest is in the field of education and conservation with a goal of building a comprehensive training program in the U.S. for others who want to enter the field.

She is a dedicated Virginia Tech Hokie and is sincerely hoping she can handle snow.

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2017 Open Access Week Events

For this year’s Open Access Week (Oct. 23-29), we are hosting two events for the University community:

Open Access: What It Means For You

The conversation about Open Access within SUNY has grown with recent passage earlier in 2017 of a resolution calling for SUNY Open Access Repository Policies at the SUNY University Faculty Senate. Several SUNY campuses have passed Open Access policies for their researchers and students.

Nick Shockey, director of programs and engagement, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will discuss what Open Access means and how it may impact the reach of your work.

3:30-5 p.m., October 25, Science Library Classroom 310

For more information about the recent SUNY Open Access Resolution, visit Resolution Calling for SUNY Open Access Repository Policies.

Not sure what a campus Open Access Resolution looks like? View Stony Brook’s Open Access Policy.

Refreshments will be served.  Registration is encouraged.

The Evolving ORB

One year ago the Libraries launched The Open Repository @ Binghamton (The ORB).

Join us for lunch to celebration of The ORB’s one-year anniversary. Anne Larrivee, project leader for The ORB’s launch, will share information on the development and creation of this platform as well as changes in content and scope since its launch. Information also will be presented on how the ORB can support your scholarship

Noon-1:30 p.m., October 26, Zurack Collaboration Center (Newcomb Reading Room)

Lunch will be served. Registration is required.

Read more about The Orb: Open Repository @Binghamton is now available.  Explore the The ORB.

 

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Reading Puerto Rico Exhibit

Beyond the images of sandy Caribbean beaches, tropical rainforests and exotic flora lies a country with a complex history and culture that still today remains virtually unknown to many in the continental U.S.

Photo by Dr. Sandra M. Casanova-Vizcaino

The Reading Puerto Rico exhibit highlights the Libraries’ collections on Puerto Rico and its diaspora. It features materials that study the Caribbean island and U.S. territory’s modern socio-political history and the different views related to its current political status, as well as focusing on Puerto Rico’s art, music, literature, language and food and how these relate to the construction of multiple Puerto Rican cultural identities inside and outside of the island.

We invite you to take a tour of the island right inside the Bartle library and learn more about it by “reading Puerto Rico.”

The exhibit will be on view starting Oct. 5 in the lobby of Bartle Library.

Guest Curator: Sandra Casanova-Vizcaíno,Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Exhibit Talk

Pura Belpré: A Puerto Rican Librarian in 1920s NYC

6-7 p.m., October 23, 2017, Zurack Family High-Technology Collaboration Center

Gladys Jiménez-Muñoz, professor of sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Area Studies, will give a talk about Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. Belpré began her career in 1921 at the New York Public Library (NYP) and pioneered NYP’s outreach within the Puerto Rican community.

Refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged.


For those interested in helping with the recent disaster in Puerto Rico, visit:

The Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico recovery: How New Yorkers can help

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Grateful Dead Live @ Harpur College Listening Party, Oct. 7

As part of Homecoming Weekend, the Libraries’ new Center for the Study of the 1960s will be playing a recording of the May 2, 1970 performance of the Grateful Dead at Harpur College from 9 p.m.-Midnight, Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Zurack Collaboration Center (Newcomb Reading Room).

In a 1993 poll of Grateful Dead tape traders, this show was ranked No. 6 on the list of all-time favorite Dead concert tapes.

Relive the experience or hear it for the first time! 

All are welcome (no registration is required).

Snacks will be provided.


The Center for the Study of the 1960s is the nation’s first virtual center promoting excellence in research, scholarship, teaching and programs in the social, cultural and political history of the United States during the 1960s.

The Center of the Study of the 1960s collection is featured in the Summer of Love: 50 Years exhibit.

 

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Copyright in the Classroom Discussion, Oct. 11

As educators we are faced with copyright issues on a daily basis. Whether it’s an image selection for a lecture or debating whether or not to copy a print source for a handout, understanding copyright informs how we teach. We want to help answer your copyright questions.

Join librarians Elizabeth Brown, director of assessment and scholarly communications, and Aleshia Huber, engineering librarian, for a discussion on copyright as it pertains to lectures, in-class materials, myCourses (formerly Blackboard), course reserves and Web or social media resources.

12-1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11
DC-233, University Downtown Center

Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

 

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Critical Research Skills – Two-Credit Course Offering

Students: Are you looking for a two-credit course to take later this fall?

We are offering a new course – Critical Research Skills (UNIV 180A).

Through readings, class discussion and a variety of assignments that emphasize the processes involved in research, you will learn strategies for developing manageable research topics, finding and accessing information sources from the Libraries’ print and online collections as well as the open web, and evaluating information in various formats.

For the final project, you will create an infographic on a topic of your choice. Throughout the course we will explore issues related to knowledge creation and dissemination, the ethical use of information, and proper attribution in both academic and non-academic contexts.

The course will be offered 5:50-7:15 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays from Oct. 18-Dec. 8.

For more information, visit Libraries’ Credit Courses or contact Julia Glauberman at jglauber@binghamton.edu.

 

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