Florida Atlantic University Libraries on Monday (Aug. 18, 2014) launched its Recorded Sound Archives’ vintage streaming music website rsa.fau.edu. The website, previously only accessible within the FAU network, is now available to the general public. The site features rare and historic recordings from the Recorded Sound Archives’ collection of phonograph records from the first half of the 20th century. Users can hear music and see label scans/album jackets of recordings by such early pop and jazz performers as Doris Day, Al Jolson and Benny Goodman. Other highlights include one of the largest online collections of Jewish recordings in the world, restored children’s recordings damaged by Superstorm Sandy and rare Vogue picture records. The website boasts more than 100,000 audio tracks and is smart phone and tablet compatible.
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Week of June 9, 2014
In the News: Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
A memorial service for the multiple-award-winning author, poet, scriptwriter, playwright, performer, actress, and composer, Maya Angelou, was held Saturday, June 7 at Wake Forest University where she was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Her first publication, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), was an immediate success and garnered a National Book Award nomination.
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 1986
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 Z463 1986
Ballad of Greenwich Village(Streaming Video)
By Karen Kramer. Filmakers Library, 2007
Call Number: Available online via Filmakers Library Online: Alexander Street Press
About the video:
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York’s Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion which sparked the Gay Liberation movement and many others. This unique film includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Actor/ director Tim Robbins speaks about growing up in the Village and attending early protest rallies. Allen Ginsberg shows us the coffee house where he first read poetry. Playwright Edward Albee remembers how his controversial plays found a home here. Also appearing in the film are film director Woody Allen, poet Maya Angelou, author Norman Mailer, folk singers Peter, Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Richie Havens and jazz drummer Roy Haynes — as well as local Village painters, activists, club owners and drag queens.
Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
By Maya Angelou. Random House, 2006
Call Number: PS3551 .N464 C45 2006
During May and June, check out the display of Florida Documents in the lobby of the S.E. Wimberly Library
FAU Libraries participate in the Florida State Documents Depository Program which offers access to information by and about Florida government. We offer library users access to many of these useful resources which include popular magazines, reference materials, colorful pamphlets, and online collections. Read more in Discover Florida Documents.
Version 2.0 is now live!
The new SearchWiSE provides a familiar, easy to use interface that also optimizes academic research. SearchWiSE is powered by the ProQuest Serials Solution’s product, Summon.
The new three-pane design should feel familiar to anyone who has used a major search engine lately. Read more »
April 2014 Database of the Month
Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 . Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world’s largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection provides students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, this resource chronicles the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items. Read more »
Week of March 24, 2014
In the News: The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, and the Ford Mustang
It happened 50 years ago in 1964: The Beatles made their first live U.S. TV appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February…Later that month, Cassius Clay (who eventually changed his name to Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny Liston in Miami to become the world heavyweight boxing champion…In March, Ford Motor Company introduced the Mustang.
Artificial Paradise: The Dark Side of the Beatles’ Utopian Dream
By Kevin Courrier. Praeger, 2009
Call Number: ML421 .B4 C68 2008
The Beatles: All These Years
By Mark Lewisohn. Crown Archetype, 2013
Call Number: ML421 .B4 L47 2013
Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organizations of the United States. The 2014 edition is now available.
In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated in November. Its elimination resulted not from a decline in popularity or perceived value, but from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and existing data collection efforts. ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries.
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