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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

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Outdoor Performance May 11-14 at 7:45pm

As part of the RIT Celebrates Shakespeare events planned to celebrate Shakespeare's 400-year legacy, the Performing Arts Program of the College of Liberal Arts is featuring one of Shakespeare's plays "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

This production will be held outdoors in the Infinity Quad during the early evening at 7:45 pm on May 11 through May 14.

Admission is Free.

For more information about this event contact:
David Munnell, dgmgsh@rit.edu

For more information about the series and sponsorships contact:
Steven Galbraith, skgtwc@rit.edu.

For more information and additional upcoming events, like the RIT Celebrates Shakespeare Facebook page.

New RIT Museum exhibit: From Hot Metal to Pixels, Printing Education at RIT

From Hot Metal to Pixels:  Printing Education at RIT looks at the history of the School of Media Sciences. The school’s trajectory has followed the transformation of the printing and publishing industry, with early students learning linotype typesetting where operators produced a line of type for letterpress printing to today’s landscape of color technologies, digital printing, image capture, cross-media publishing and variable data printing. The curriculum has undergone momentous change, as students were trained on the forefront of current technologies during the late 20th century revolution in printing production and technology. The School of Media Sciences also hosts an active research component that started in 1951 with the establishment of the Graphic Arts Research Center and continues today with applied research and collaboration with industry in several laboratories on campus. Using department records, photographs, posters printing samples and promotional materials culled from RIT Archives the exhibit follows the nearly 80 year history of the school.

Database of the Month: Simmons Connect

Simmons Connect is a consumer profiling and media planning tool that links over 60,000 consumer elements to detailed insights on consumers' use of 11 traditional and digital media platforms. Use Simmons Connect to explore consumer behavior through thousands of data points gathered through a 2013 national consumer survey. The library now also offers access to the local Rochester consumer survey data.

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

New Cary exhibition & lecture: Vessel, Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition, May 12 5:30pm

Vessel is a juried traveling exhibition sponsored by the Guild of Bookworkers. This exhibition features approximately 50 works by Guild members. Selected works include fine and edition bindings, artist’s books, broadsides (letterpress printing, calligraphy, and decorative paper making), and historical binding models.

Lecture at the Cary to celebrate Vessel: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Art, Craft and Conservation: De-mystifying A Book Conservator

By Todd Pattison, Senior Book Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center

Todd will discuss his work as a book conservator and how it relates to research and teaching in the field of bibliophily. He will also highlight his artistic contribution to the Vessel exhibition, as well as those of some of his peers, who are also professional book conservators around the country.

For more information, visit the Cary Graphic Arts Collection website.

Information Delivery Services has moved to the 1st floor

Information Delivery Services (IDS) has moved to the first floor of the library in room 1445. Stop by if you have questions about the status or renewal of a ConnectNY or Interlibrary Loan request. Continue to visit the Circulation desk to pick up and return requested items.

Their normal office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm weekdays. Stop in and say hello.

Meet the Distinguished Alumni Award winners Friday April 15th

The Wallace Center is hosting the Meet the Distinguished Alumni Award Winners event on Friday April 15 from 2-3pm. Meet footwear designers, doctors, inventors, activists, CEOs and more!

Light refreshments will be served and the first 150 to arrive will receive a commemorative booklet featuring the winners.

For more information, visit the alumni website: http://www.rit.edu/alumni/daa.


New database now available: Wiley Online Library

The RIT Libraries is now offering 1500 Wiley journals, dating back to 1997.  Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.


Students and faculty now have access to such journals as: Advanced Materials, AIChE JournalCriminal Behaviour and Mental Health, English Literary Renaissance, Journal of Popular CultureJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Progress in Photovoltaics.


The new offering of Wiley Online is a direct result of faculty and student requests for many Wiley journals. Access it by searching the Database Finder or directly through this link.