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Database of the Month: Artstor

Database of the Month

More than Art! Discover the rich image collections in Artstor to illuminate topics in literature, philosophy, history and more!

The Artstor Digital Library features a wide range of multidisciplinary content from some of the world’s top museums, artists, libraries, scholars, and photo archives, including rare collections not accessible anywhere else. New contributions are added regularly.

Search for it in the Database Finder by name, or follow this link to access it directly.

#1Tiger1Book, Friday 1/27 @ 11am: Learn to edit Wikipedia to add a source

Join The Wallace Center for #1Tiger1Book– learn how to find a book for 1 Wikipedia entry and learn how to add it to the entry!

When: Friday January 27, 11am-1pm

Where: VIA Lab, 2nd floor of The Wallace Center

RIT Tigers can make Wikipedia better!

Free pizza, drinks & snacks! Learn about the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon coming on March 25, 2017.

Registration requested, but not required.  All are welcome!

2016 Frederic W. Goudy Award and Distinguished Lecture, Nov 17 @ 7pm

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection is pleased to honor Robert Bringhurst with the 2016 Frederic W. Goudy Award. Please join us for the presentation of the award and the Goudy Distinguished Lecture in Typography. Bringhurst’s talk, “Putting Big Truth in Little Boxes: The Perils of Taxonomy” will discuss how people give names to things and ask what typographers and typographic historians can learn about nomenclature from biologists, art historians and other specialists.

Robert Bringhurst, a leading poet, typographer and linguist, is the author of dozens of books of poetry and prose. His influential reference book, The Elements of Typographic Style—first published in 1992—is now in its fourth edition and has been translated into 10 different languages.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow after the lecture.

Date/Time: Thursday November 17, 7-9pm

Location: University Gallery at RIT

Database of the Month: Films on Demand, U.S. Presidential Debate series

This month's database of the month is Films on Demand, with a highlight of their U.S. Presidential Debate series.

Films on Demand is a streaming platform for educational film and videos. Search for closed-caption programs by selecting the checkbox on the Advanced Search page.

The U.S. Presidential Debate series contains all of the televised debates from previous election years (not including the current election).

You can find Films on Demand in the Database Finder or by clicking on the links within this article.

The Wallace Center Commemorates 9/11

The Wallace Center will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with the following exhibits:


1000 Paper Cranes for Peace

Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor
Entire month of September; Community Fold, 12-2pm on 9/11/2016
Join the effort to fold 1,000 origami cranes in pursuit of a wish for global peace. Materials provided. Open drop-in hours.


Out of the Sky: Remembering 9/11

Artist’s book installation by Werner Pfeiffer, 2006.

1st floor on view until September 23
This artist book was recently purchased by the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
Here is a video about this particular piece by the artist Werner Pfeiffer. It is a reconstruction of the Twin Towers in paper.



A 9/11 Project: Reflections and Memories

Eric T. Kunsman and Michael Riordan, Curators
Sunken gallery, 2nd floor, on view until September. Reflections, Sept. 12, 4 to 6pm, remarks at 5pm by Eric Kunsman & Michael Riordan.
A multi-part exhibition showcasing a selection from 121 newspapers collected in the week following 9/11 along with reflections of the week from RIT students and the Rochester community.
Members of the community can submit their reflections and memories here: http://collectivememory.cias.rit.edu/


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New Cary exhibition & lecture: Shakespeare in Fine Press

Exhibition August 29 to December 16, 2016

Shakespeare in Fine Press commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a selection of fine press editions held in the Cary. These books demonstrate the creative ways that printers have moved Shakespeare's plays from the stage to the page, and how the act of printing becomes a performance unto itself.


Lecture “Collecting Shakespeare’s First Folio”
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Curator Steven Galbraith examines the production of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays in 1623 and how it grew to become one of the most valuable books in the world. Reception to follow.

Database of the Month: Knovel

Want to stay sharp this summer or get a jump start on fall courses?

Knovel is a full text engineering and technology book database that contains more than flat PDFs of book chapters from a wide variety of scientific publishers.   Interactive graphs, tables, charts, and equations allow for manipulation of data contained in these books which can be exported into programs such as Excel and used in research and reports.  It also contains a comprehensive unit converter.

Search for it in the Database Finder by name, or follow this link to access it directly.

De-stress events for finals week

Stop by for one of our de-stress events, all located on the first floor near the fish tank.

Coloring, Monday 5/16 2-4pm

Massage, Tuesday 5/17 10am-Noon

Henna, Wednesday 5/18 2-4pm