All posts in Collections

16 Apr

Archival Collections Finding Aids

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Do you want to learn more about our Library archival and special collections? Do you want to discover unique historical primary source holdings to enrich your research and teaching, gaining a fresh perspective about the region?

Check out our newly revamped finding aids web page. With over 20 finding aids posted so far (more is coming soon, so stay tuned!), you will discover uniquely held documents that are certain to add a grassroots perspective to your teaching and research. Check out finding aids of collections from a variety of disciplinary outlooks and historical angles, including gender studies, intellectual history, posters, typography, economic and oil history in the region, and of course, the University archival collections that document the history of our beloved AUB!

Come visit the Archives and Special Collections Department in the basement of Jafet library to access these collections on site.

12 Apr

The University Libraries subscribe to “Global Health” Database

In Collections,News and Announcements by AUB Libraries / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries are glad to announce their subscription to “Global Health”, a specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health and completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature.

Global Health is part of CAB Direct, an extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating two leading bibliographic databases: CAB Abstracts and Global Health.

Derived from over 7,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 3 million scientific records from 1973 to present. Abstracted publications are from more than 100 countries and in 50 languages. Most of the relevant papers are translated into English.

Approximately 185,000 records are added to Global Health each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract.

Global Health also has a growing number of full text articles of over 90,000 from journals, conferences, and reports.

23 Mar

Exhibit: Compendiums of Giving

In Collections,Projects by AUB Libraries / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

In this exhibit, the University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections showcase around 25 recently donated archival collections to the AUB Libraries. We hope that these unique archival collections will go a long way to support AUB’s liberal arts education mission, and will also support and encourage novel grassroots research about and from the region, in a variety of disciplines and topics (art, education, history, visual culture, economic history, social studies, Arab intellectuals, urban planning and architecture, gender studies, comics and caricature, etc.).

We thank all our donors, without whom this would not have been possible.

Location: Jafet Library lobby

Opening: March 22nd, at 12:00 p.m.

Until March 29th, 2018

02 Mar

Exhibit: The gendered Archive: AUB Libraries Collections related to women

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of Women’s International Day, the University Libraries- Archives and Special Collections invite you to an exhibit

 

The gendered Archive: AUB Libraries Collections related to women

 

Date: March 8, 2018-March 15, 2018

Place: Jafet Library- Main Lobby

For more information, contact the Archives and Special Collections department at Jafet: asc@aub.edu.lb , ext.2609/10

27 Feb

Finding Aids for Archival Collections: supporting unique research about the region at AUB

In Collections,News and Announcements,Projects by AUB Libraries / February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries’ ASC’s Finding Aid webpage, listing many finding aids for new (and old) archival and special collections, has been redesigned with the help of the Library Systems and Applications Department. Check out listings and finding aids for over 15 unique historical collections from our archival holdings! Discover some of our rare and most unique collections, which document the history of the University, Lebanon and the region!

Some of the collections listed cover the history of AUB (Daniel Bliss, 1823-1916; Edward Post, 1839-1909; Edward Nickoley, 1873-1937 ; Bayard Dodge, 1895-1972; Edwin Lewis Affair, 1882; Lee Observatory Collection, 1874- 1979, etc.)

Others cover a variety of topics including gender studies (Evelyne Bustros Collection, 1878-1971Zahiya Kaddoura Collection, 1944-2014); visual culture (Art Posters, 1966-2000 and Political Poster, 1960 – 1980s collections);  socio-economic history of the region (Makkinje, Trans-Arabian pipeline company, 1943-1983) and intellectual history (Jirji Zaydan, 1900-1938; Philip Khuri Hitti, 1910-1976; Iliya Harik, 1963-2006).

The finding aids will help you kick-start your research by offering a detailed listing of the archival collection, as well as a brief abstract, historical and biographical sketches and synopses, and suggestions for related research material.

More listings for additional archival collections will be posted soon. Keep tuned!

For more information, contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at Jafet Library: asc@aub.edu.lb ; ext. 2609/10

26 Feb

FORMATION DOCTORALE 2018: ÉTUDES CRITIQUES DES MANUSCRITS, ARCHIVES ET INSCRIPTIONS ARABES

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Du 5 au 9 mars, 2018 à Beyrouth et Balamand

En partenariat avec Université Saint Joseph (USJ), Université Libanaise (UL), Université de Balamand (UoB), l’American University of Beirut (AUB) et l’Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK)

Coordination scientifique : Frédéric Imbert (Ifpo)

For more information: Contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at Jafet Library: asc@aub.edu.lb ; ext.2609/10

Read more →

24 Jan

Reminder: e-Newspapers collection at the University Libraries

In Collections by AUB Libraries / January 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dear AUB Community,

The University Libraries would like to remind you of its subscription to several valuable resources that provide historical and current news pieces and reports from prominent newspapers, helpful for researchers in different fields of study.

The table below lists the prominent publications we have access to:

Title Coverage Free Registration
Chronicle of Higher Education 1989- present
The Economist 1997 to present
Financial Times Varies First-time user sign-in using

username@aub.edu.lb,

for students username@mail.aub.edu

New York Times 1851 to present

(limited access from 1923 to 1980)

First time users, click on

“Create an Account” tab

to create a free account

Wall Street Journal 2010 to present First-time user, register via: https://partner.wsj.com.ezproxy.aub.edu.lb/enter-redemption-code/AUB3cypcbxe
London Review of Books 1979 to present
New York Review of Books 1963 to present

 

To access the historical newspapers and magazines, click on this link.To access these newspapers, go to the e-Newspapers link on the University Libraries’ webpage.

For more details about these publications, contact Albert Haddad, Research and Instruction Librarian, Jafet Library by email: ah75@aub.edu.lb  or via phone on ext. 2990.

11 Dec

Jerusalem: a Photographic Exhibit

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

The AUB University Libraries-Archives and Special Collections and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at AUB invite you to an exhibit entitled

“Jerusalem: a Photographic Exhibit”

Opening Ceremony: Wednesday December 13 at 5:30pm

Exhibit Dates: December 13 till 22, 2017

Place: Jafet Library -Main Lobby- AUB

For more information about the exhibit, contact the Archives and Special Collections Department by email: asc@aub.edu.lb or on extensions 2609/10.

25 Oct

Community Book Exchange and Booklet Launch- 46 Streets: AUB’s Imprint on the Streets of Beirut

In Collections,Events,Projects by AUB Libraries / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Bring any books that you would like to swap and join the AUB Neighborhood Initiative and the AUB Libraries for this term’s

Community Book Exchange

Monday, October 30th, 2017 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm

Participation is simple: Bring a book to take a book!

At 4:00 pm, there will be a launching of the booklet “46 Streets: AUB’s Imprint on the Streets of Beirut” in the presence of the author, Maria Bashshur Abunnasr.

The AUB Neighborhood Initiative collaborated with The University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections to produce this 150-page booklet . The project identified and located 46 streets in Beirut that carry AUB-related names to emphasize the shared history of the university and the city. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to the connections between people and place through the actual names of Beirut’s streets and to those in whose honor they are named. The booklet is published by AUB’s Communications office in both English and Arabic and includes a pull-out map of Ras Beirut highlighting the 28 AUB-related streets in your neighborhood.

Copies of the booklet will be available so come grab your own copy during the event.

You can stay updated through The Community Book Exchange Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing you there…

12 Oct

University Libraries conducting LibQUAL+® survey to serve you better

In Collections,Projects by AUB Libraries / October 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As we plan for the Libraries’ future, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we may provide the services and resources that you need to be successful.

During the month of October, the AUB Libraries are conducting a survey, called LibQUAL+®. This survey is crucial in helping us determine your needs and to provide you with better services.

Kindly take a few minutes to fill it out; your participation is important to us.

Please click to begin. 

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

University Libraries

About LibQUAL+®

LibQUAL+® is a survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries to measure library service quality.  It will be especially useful because we can benchmark our results against those of other institutions and identify best practices.  To date, it has been taken by over 1 million users at over 1000 libraries throughout the world. https://www.libqual.org/home