New IHLIA exhibition at the UvA: Living by numbers

living-by-numbersA new selection of materials from IHLIA LGBT Heritage, the LGBT-heritage organization of The Netherlands, is now on show at the UvA Roeterseiland Campus Library.

The display cases in the reading room on the second floor – meant, as previously announced on this blog, to present items referring to the exhibitions programme at IHLIA main venue (IHLIA-square/IHLIA-plein, Central Public Library Amsterdam, 6th floor), and as such periodically changed – are now devoted to the AIDS Monument, unveiled on December 1st in Amsterdam.

living-by-numbers-2Both the monument itself (French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel‘s work) and its background – the now 35-years long HIV/AIDS pandemic and the fight against the disease – are the exhibition’s topics.

Directions and opening times Roeterseiland Campus Library: here. More on IHLIA, its history and collections: here.

Photo’s: Stefano Giani

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New Database: Anthropology Plus

We recently acquired a database especially for Anthropology students and staff. The request for this database came from one of the anthropology staff members and after comparing the journal coverage of Anthropology Plus with our other social science databases, I have to say that Anthropology Plus far exceeded the coverage of the other databases*.
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From their website:

“Anthropology Plus is a broad and rich resource for education and research in anthropology and related fields. This database offers worldwide indexing of all core periodical and lesser-known journals from the early 19th century to today, providing pervasive indexing of thousands of sources, including journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries”

I hope this database will be appreciated by students and staff. I think it will be of particular use to new students because an anthropology database should make it easier to select relevant publications for a paper.

How to find this database**:

  1. Go to the library website: www.uba.uva.nl
  2. Select ‘databases’ (Below Quick links / Direct naar)
  3. Click on ‘Anthropology Plus’ (or first limit your selection to Anthropology databases to make this slightly easier on the eyes)

 

* In 2014 the library conducted an journal evaluation. From this evaluation, a list of journals that were highly appreciated by the anthropology staff was used to compare the coverage of Anthropology Plus to our other social science databases.
**Only for UvA students and employees

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Subscription to “Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences” extended

emerging trendsThe subscription to Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences, started in 2015 upon a request by the Department of Sociology, has been extended for the current academic year.

The Wiley resource, which has been intensively used by both UvA staff and students in the previous academic year, gives access to over 400 cross-referred essays drawn from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology. Off-campus access only for UvA-staff and -students (see here for more information).

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IHLIA at the UvA-Library Roeterseiland

Following the exhibition held earlier this year at the UvA-Library P.C. Hoofthuis, IHLIA LGBT Heritage, the LGBT-heritage organization of The Netherlands, is now presenting a selection from its collections at the Roeterseiland Campus Library.

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While the display case on the first-floor landing (photo above) presents a choice of materials illustrating the variety and significance of the IHLIA collections – and will therefore have a more permanent character – the display cases in the reading room on the second floor (photo below) will be filled with items referring to the exhibitions programme at IHLIA main venue (IHLIA-square/IHLIA-plein, Central Public Library Amsterdam, 6th floor), and as such will periodically be changed.

The current show – and the related materials at the UvA-Library – is Queering Zuidoost, devoted to the presence and visibility of the LGBT community in the Amsterdam Zuidoost district (often referred to as ‘the Bijlmer’).

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Directions and opening times Roeterseiland Campus Library: here.

More on IHLIA, its history and collections: here.

Photo’s: Gemma Rameckers, exhibitions curator at IHLIA.

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Welkom bij het Library Learning Centre Roeterseilandcampus!

REC_fietsWist je dat..

  • Je collegekaart je bibliotheekpas is. Je kunt je pas activeren bij de Student Service Desk of bij ons aan de balie
  • Op zoek naar een studieplek? Check dan uba.uva.nl/locaties Je kan hier ook zien hoeveel computers nog vrij zijn
  • De Roeterseiland Bibliotheek schaft iedere zomer de verplichte tentamenliteratuur (studiemateriaal) uit de studiegids aan. Deze boeken zijn maar 1 dag uitleenbaar zodat ze voor zoveel mogelijk mensen beschikbaar zijn. Je vindt ze in de kast tegenover de balie op de eerste verdieping.
    •  Is jouw studieboek niet aanwezig? Geef het dan even door bij de balie
    • Zelf boeken kopen kan sinds kort weer bij de Atheneum boekhandel op de hoek
  • De website van de bibliotheek vind je op www.uba.uva.nl
  • Op deze pagina vind je meer informatie over internet, (draadloos) printen en scannen. aan de overkant van de straat is een copy shop waar je ook in kleur kunt printen
  • Wij zijn doordeweeks open van 8.30 – 22.00 en in de weekenden van 9.00-18.00. De UB aan de Singel is nog langer open. Maar liefst tot 23.45 (en in het weekend tot 22.00). Meer informatie
    • Het restaurant onder de bibliotheek is maandag tot en met donderdag van 10.00 tot 19.30 uur en vrijdag van 10.00 tot en met 15.00 uur geopend. Tussen 12.00-14.00 uur en 17.00-19.00 uur zijn hier warme maaltijden te verkrijgen, met uitzondering van vrijdagavond.
    • Café de Krater is geopend van maandag tot en met dinsdag van 08.30 tot 23.00 uur en woensdag  tot en met vrijdag van 08.30 tot 24.00 uur
  • Vrijwel alle Roeterseilandstudenten krijgen een bibliotheekinstructie in hun eigen curriculum. Toch liever een (opfris)cursus? Hier vind je een overzicht van het aanbod.
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SoCa Scripties uit het Oost-Indisch Huis

Na een vondst van Sociologie en Antropologie scripties op een zoldertje in het Oost- Indisch huis, hebben de afdelingen Antropologie en Sociologie in samenwerking met de bibliotheek en(!) vrijwilliger Pieter de Rooij deze scripties gedigitaliseerd (meer over de woelige geschiedenis van deze collectie vindt u hier en hier). Daarna hebben we in samenwerking met de alumnivereniging de alumni aangeschreven om toestemming te krijgen voor publicatie van deze scripties in Scripties Online.

Omdat hier veel energie in gestoken is door verschillende mensen, en omdat het heel erg leuk is om te zien hoe het vak (al dan niet) veranderd is door de jaren heen, hebben we de titels die beschikbaar zijn gemaakt naar aanleiding van dit project hieronder op een rijtje gezet:

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Delayed open access: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

LLCS 2011Last june, upon request of Herman van de Werfhorst, professor of Sociology, the UvA-library has taken a subscription to LLCS Longitudinal and life course studies.

Considering the journal’s policy of Delayed Open Access («the contents will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published»), the subscription makes it possible for UvA-staff and -students to access the journal’s articles without the twelve months’ restriction.

As for the journal’s focus and scope (given that «longitudinal research involves the follow up of individuals, households, communities or other groups over time [while] life course study focuses on the influences that shape the pathways from conception to adult life and old age»), «papers are sought reporting research and methodological development […] on topics that include, for example: studies of the processes of development and aging including gene-environment interaction; social, cognitive and economic returns to education; origins and consequences of disabling conditions; life course outcomes of early intervention; origins and consequences of social exclusion; comparisons of processes and outcomes over time, between generations, cohorts and countries and between studies».

Off-campus access to the journal’s last twelve monthsis is only possible for UvA-students and -staff (please see here for more information).

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