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an Open Library of Humanities

March 18th, 2013 by David Michalski

Following the model of the Public Library of Sciences (PLoS) a group of Humanities scholars, librarians and technologists are setting up a similar platform for the Humanities, a platform for Open Access publishing that aims to be: “Reputable and respected through rigorous peer review, Sustainable, Digitally preserved and safely archived in perpetuity, Non-profit, Open in both monetary and permission terms, Non-discriminatory, Technically innovative in response to the needs of scholars and librarians”, and in doing so, help to solve the serials crisis caused by unsustainable institutional prices.

To learn more and to get involved visit The Open Library of Humanities:

Adam Siegel on Lexical Borrowing

March 22nd, 2011 by Daniel Goldstein

Congratulations to colleague Adam Siegel on the recent publication of his article, “Resolving an Anomaly in Balkan Lexical Borrowing: Turkish Loanwords in Serbian / Croatian,” Osmanli Arastrirmalari/The Journal of Ottoman Studies35, 2010: 245-259.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encyclopedia of camps and ghettos

August 28th, 2009 by David Michalski

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encyclopedia of camps and ghettos, 1933-1945
[general editor, Geoffrey P. Megargee].

Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press : [Washington, D.C.] : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,

Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference D805.A2 U55 2009 Lib Use Only


Concentration camps — Europe — Encyclopedias.
World War, 1939-1945 — Concentration camps — Europe — Encyclopedias.

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Comments sought on these European presses

April 17th, 2009 by Adam Siegel

These overlooked European presses are publishing interesting material not typically held in the UC system. Are they of interest to you? We would like to know. Check out their online lists of books.

Contact Humanities and Social Science Librarian Adam Siegel to discuss your interest in these presses.

Archiv der Jugendkulturen.

The emphasis of this German publisher lies in documenting international and German youth culture (contemporary and historical). Number of titles: 54. Number of titles in Worldcat: 37. Number of titles in Melvyl: 8. Number of titles in Harvest: 0.

Some recent representative titles include:

Liebel, Mandred & Rohmann, Gabriele (eds). Entre Fronteras: Grenzgänge. Jugendkulturen in Mexiko (Between Borders. Youth Culture in Mexico)

Ranisch, Jörn. le petit mort: Sex & Drugs & Mukoviszidose. Die Geschichte eines Grufties (Le petit mort: Sex and Drugs and Cystic Fibrosis. A Goth’s Story)

Rossig, Rüdiger. Ex-Yugos: Junge MigrantInnen aus Jugoslawien und seinen Nachfolgestaaten in Deutschland (Ex-Yugos: Young Immigrants from Yugoslavia and Its Successor States in Germany)

Nakladatelství Dauphin

This Czech publisher’s list includes contemporary Czech literature, literature in translation (mostly French and German), and social sciences. Melvyl holdings as of today: none.

Recent representative titles include:

Hůla, Jiří. Rozhovory (Conversations) (Interviews with contemporary Czech artists, including R. Dzurko, S. Kolíbal, M. Mainer, M. Moucha, P. Nešleha, J. Róna, Z. Sekal, J. a E. Švankmajer, J. Zeithamml, etc.)

Matzner, Antonín & Pilka, Jiří. Česká filmová hudba (Czech Film Music)

Švankmajer, Jan. Síla imaginace (The Power of Imagination)