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Database of the Month: Signs of Development

Signs of Development is a database with streaming videos on a variety of topics such as ASL features, Academic ASL, Deaf Culture, ASL Linguistics, Sentence Types, Classifiers, Deaf Mentors, Discourse, Gender Differences and Interpreting,  How Can I Interpret it if I don't know what it means? series, Metaphors and Idioms, Comparing ASL & English, Mental Health Interpreting, Video Relay Interpreting, and more! This database is available free to the RIT Community.

This database requires a special username and password to access it. Follow this link, locate Signs of Development in the list and make note of the username/password. Next, click Signs of Development in the list, select the workshop you want to view and then enter the username/password to view it.

Learn to use citation tools EndNote & Zotero

Improve your online research! Make organizing and citing online resources easier using a citation tool.

This week we are offering sessions on two different tools, EndNote and Zotero. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops.

EndNote — Wednesday March 8, 12-1pm

Join us for a session on Using EndNote to create bibliographies. In this session, you will learn the basics of using this powerful citation management tool, available from the RIT Libraries at the Wallace Center. Please register for this workshop online.


Zotero — Thursday March 9, 12-1pm

Join us for a session on using Zotero, a next-generation system for organizing your scholarly reading, managing citations, and creating bibliographies. In this session, you will learn the basics about using this freely available online research tool. Zotero can be used with multiple web browsers and is compatible with Macs and PCs. Please register for this workshop online.

Saturday Book Share — 1st Saturdays

Saturday Book Share – 1st Saturdays

You are invited to a new series – on the 1st Saturday of the Month. Join the RIT Libraries this Saturday March 4,2017 from 2:30 to 4:30pm to look, read and share books in the Library collection related to a topic of interest in imaging arts – animation, art, crafts, design, film, media sciences and photography! Tea and Scones provided.

Location: Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor

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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