Women’s Work in Documentary Photography

Milton Rogovin | Family of Miners series; Woman in field harvesting tobacco | 1983 | Milton Rogovin: Social Documentary Photographs; miltonrogovin.com
Milton Rogovin | Family of Miners series; Woman in field harvesting tobacco | 1983 | Milton Rogovin: Social Documentary Photographs; miltonrogovin.com

In honor of Women’s History Month, ARTstor is showcasing documentary photography collections that include photographs of women at work. See A Woman’s Work.

New Arts Library Exhibit!

Doll Power: Female Action Figures as Multimedia Tie-Ins
UCLA Arts Library
February 11 – April 14, 2013

Particularly since the 1970s, action figure tie-ins have served as an integral part of the merchandising strategy for cross-platform multimedia entertainment, including comics, film, television, and gaming.  While initially designed for and marketed to children, many figures are now geared just as often to adult collectors.

This exhibit is devoted to female action figures tied to action-centric, fantasy, and superhero narratives. The figures in this exhibit, from the private collection of librarian Diana King, demonstrate a range of marketing and design features. They depict female characters and the female form itself through a variety of cultural and industry lenses. The exhibit also includes a selection of books on media paratexts, tough women in popular culture, and comics history.


New images in ARTstor: traditional Chinese copying, typesetting, and printing techniques

Jingfan Wang | Working process 3 – Printing 14, 2010 | © Jingfan Wang, photograph by Zhuqing Ji
The ARTstor Digital Library and Jingfan Wang have collaborated to share 80 images of traditional Chinese copying, typesetting, and printing techniques.

UCLA faculty, students, and staff have access to ARTstor at http://www.artstor.org

New Proquest Databases

The UCLA Library has acquired three new full text databases from Proquest. Try them out today! If accessing from off-campus, make sure your computer is set up to use either the proxy server or VPN.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive EIMA is an historical archive of major trade and consumer magazines, from their inception to 2000. Includes Variety, Billboard, Picturegoer, Screen International, and more. Note to users: content is still being added to this database, so not all years are currently available. Click on the “Publications” link on the search page to see what titles and years are searchable. More information on this database is available on the Proquest website.

Vogue Archive: The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of the U.S. edition of Vogue magazine  from 1892 to the present day, including advertisements and covers. More information on the database is available on the Proquest website.

Times of India: 1838-2003: From Proquest Historical Newspapers, The Times of India is the world’s largest circulation English daily newspaper, now available full text from 1838-2003. Read more about it via the online brochure.

Selected Film and Television Scripts: New Shelving Location

The Arts Library’s Selected Film and Television Scripts section has been relocated to a new shelving area from its previous home in the 3rd floor book stacks. The new location is directly across from our main computer bank near the circulation desk, and frees up much needed space for other books on the 3rd floor.

The new shelving location replaces our previous “overflow” section of books that could not be shelved due to space constraints. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated librarians, staff, and student employees, the stacks have been reviewed and shifted to eliminate the existing overflow! Some call number guides in the stacks still need to be updated, which will take place this Quarter.

The Selected Film and Television Scripts section houses all the published scripts held by the Arts Library, and the titles circulate like regular books. However, all unpublished screenplays and television scripts are located in Performing Arts Special Collections, and can be searched via an online finding aid. More information on locating scripts at UCLA and in other Los Angeles collections is available via the Film and Television Research Guide.


Arts Library Winter Quarter 2013 Hours

Winter Quarter Hours, valid Monday, January 7 – Sunday March 10, 2013:

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
February 18 (President’s Day): 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit <http://hours.library.ucla.edu> or call 310-825-8301 for complete library hours.

Annual Winter Holiday Closure

UCLA campus libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2012, through Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Online resources and services will be available during the closure, but email inquiries and interlibrary loan, recall, document delivery, and SRLF requests submitted during the closure dates will not be processed until after January 1; email and telephone reference services will also not be available during the closure.

Materials can be renewed online during this period, although due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure.

Further details are available on the web page at <http://www.library.ucla.edu/winter-holiday-closure>.


What’s “Not currently owned; Ask Library to order”?

What does it mean when you search the library catalog and stumble on a title with the following information?:

Location: Not currently owned; Ask Library to order
Call Number: UCLA faculty and students ONLY: Click on “Request an Item” button and select “Buy this item-Purchase Request” to ask Library to order this

This is part of a pilot project to encourage UCLA faculty and students to help us determine what should be added to our library collections. All you need to do to request that the library purchase these titles is to click on the “Request an Item” button and select “Buy this item-Purchase Request.” The library will let you know when the book has arrived.

Special funds have been set aside to purchase books requested by UCLA faculty and students, so please help us develop our collections by taking a few minutes to request these titles!

Between the Stacks: Environmental Monitoring at the Arts Library

Environmental Monitoring is carried out to assess whether temperature, relative humidity, insects or pollution are at levels damaging to materials in libraries, museums or archives. Results of monitoring inform collection stewards and facilities staff about damage, both observed and potential, and about mitigation methods that might be employed to improve collections preservation. Students in CAEM 240/IS 238 (Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials/Information Studies) monitored the environment in the UCLA Arts Library for 6 weeks and prepared this exhibit to show you what they found. They also evaluated whether improvements to the environment are achievable and sustainable without increased energy consumption.

More photos of the exhibit can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151182221287981.450991.74847007980&type=1

The exhibit will be on display until February 8, 2013.

Resource Spotlight: Nineteenth Century Collections Online

The University of California system recently acquired four segments of the database Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), from Gale. This product contains full text of 19th Century primary sources from international collections.

One set of materials in particular is “British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.” Collections include manuscript plays and correspondence, popular literature, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Archive.  Other segments include Asia and the West, British Politics and Society, and European Literature 1790-1840. Try it out!