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Humanities Center Readings: Fall 2017

Humanities Luncheon: Cataloging in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Friday, October 13, noon.  
Burke All Night Reading Room

Aaron Neslin, LITS discovery and delivery systems analyst, and Jeanette Norris, metadata management librarian at Brown University, present "Facing Crisis after Crisis: Cataloging in the Mid-Twentieth."


Association of Research Libraries. The Future of Card Catalogs, January 18, 1975.

Avram, Henriette D. "Production, Dissemination, and Use of Bibliographic Data and Summary of the Conference." The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy. Vol. 47, No. 3 (Jul., 1977), pp. 347-369. 

Humanities Collaboration: Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

Tuesday, September 12. 4:10pm
Taylor Science Center, G027 Kennedy Auditorium

Peter Devereaux, a writer-editor with the Library of Congress Publishing Office, presents the Couper Phi Beta Kappa lecture "From Sumerian Clay to MARC: A Broad History of the Card Catalog."

Devereaux writes, edits and conducts research for Library publications. He got his start in publishing by editing for various scholarly publications and for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins before becoming a librarian for the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and English from Towson University and he completed graduate studies in Library and Information Science at the University of Maryland in College Park.

This annual lecture honors Hamilton alumnus and trustee Richard "Dick" Couper '44 for his commitment and contributions to Hamilton College and the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest academic honorary society in America.

Humanities Luncheon: Googling It: Search Results Rankings

Tuesday, October 17, noon.
Burke All Night Reading Room

Courtney Gibbons, assistant professor of mathematics, presents "Googling It: How Google Ranks Search Results."

Humanities Salon: Library Edition

Features faculty discussing important works from Burke Library's collections, followed by wine, cheese, and conversation in the Burke All Night Reading Room. 

Friday, September 15, 3pm.  
"Surveying the Stacks: African-American History and Burke Library"Celeste Moore (History) will talk on the Ten Negro Artists from the United States, First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966. Burke N6538.N5 U513. 


Friday, October 20, 3pm
"Illustrating America in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries."
Jay G. Williams (emeritus, Religious Studies) will introduce the development of illustration as an art and discuss what the massive number of illustrations tell us about America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Friday, November 17, 3pm
"The Book Before Print: Medieval Manuscripts from the Hamilton Special Collections" 
Presented by John Eldevik (History).  

Friday, December 8, 3pm
"Medieval & Renaissance Visuality in Special Collections"
Presented by Nhora Serrano (Literature)


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