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by Donna Fournier
The Library is the best place on campus
for quiet study and research. Its also a great place to
meet friends, relax, and take in the Librarys special events
Did you know that we had a hip-hop
performance in the Library? At the end of classes last semester,
an enthusiastic audience was entertained by the talents of two
Haverford students, Jared Tankel on saxophone and Jon Holmes on
turntables. It was amazing to witness the musicianship and dexterity
of these two performers. We also had a series of short performances
during the summer months that included readings of stories, chamber
music, and a one-act play. If you would like to be a reader or
performer during our next summer season please contact John Anderies,
Another event sponsored by the Library
was a talk by Richard Lederer, Haverford Class of 1959 and expert
on the use and misuse of our language. His books include Anguished
English: An Anthology Of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language
and Crazy English: A Hilarious Exploration Of The Foibles,
Quirks And Outright Lunacies Of The English Language. As
you can imagine from these titles, Lederer was an entertaining
speaker who easily engaged his audience. His talk was followed
by a reception and a book-signing session.
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The main floor of Magill Library has
some great spaces for exhibits. The small alcove off of the fountain
area has recently been used as a student art gallery. Shortly
after the events of September 11th, students from Professor Ying
Lis classes came together to create a collection of visual
responses to the tragedy. It is an interactive exhibit in which
visitors are invited to add drawings to a public sketchbook and
to contribute to a group poster of country flags.
The fountain area recently housed an
exhibit by seven Peace and Global Studies students who held internships
in Cambodia, Cuba, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Rwanda and Tanzania.
The theme of the internships was peace building and the exhibit
featured books, pamphlets, photos, and reflections on their experiences.
The next student exhibit will be by the Jewish Student Union on
Holocaust remembrance and will be mounted while this newsletter
goes to press.
The Librarys Special Collections
staff has mounted two exhibits--"Three Hundred Years of Quaker
Presence" located in the fountain area and "Haverford
Responds to a World in Crisis: a Historical Perspective"
located in the Sharpless Gallery. These exhibits draw together
materials from the Quaker Collection and the College Archives
and help bring Quaker and Haverford history to life. The next
time you are in the library why not give yourself some time to
wander around our main floor to take in our exhibits?
You never know who or what youll
meet in the fountain area and you might even find yourself treated
to a performance.
-Donna Fournier is Coordinator
for User Services and Collections
Putting a Face on William
by Diana Franzusoff Peterson
In life, William Dillwyn (1743-1824), an English
native and a member of the Society of Friends, was an active abolitionist.
He founded a committee for the suppression of slavery and traveled
to South Carolina in 1772 to observe slaverys impact. Here
he kept a diary of his impressions, which today, along with some
of his letters and published work, is a part of Haverfords
Quaker Collection. In 1815 he had his portrait painted by C. R.
death, he may also be remembered in a small portrait (30 x 21
cm.). In 2001, an English dealer offered us a watercolor and colored
pencil portrait of Dillwyn drawn by F. Martin in 1849 that had
been owned by a teacher in Wales. The drawing is delicately rendered
with a subtleness of color, and evokes a sense of quietude and
serenity. Given the ambivalence Quakers felt toward having their
images permanently fixed, and given that we neither know how many
such portraits were ever createdor how many are still extant,
we were interested in acquiring William Dillwyns portrait.
Some historians are only now beginning to study the issue of Quaker
aesthetics. The differences between American and English portraits,
and changes in attitude toward portraiture through Quaker history,
have not yet been thoroughly analyzed.
Pre-19th century Quakers spurned the visual arts
considering them to exist only for pleasing the eye. More important
to them were the notions of simplicity and behavior in daily life,
and a concern to be remembered for their deeds. While Friends
avoided excess in their life style, they did see beauty and quality
in simplicity, and recognized that religion and worldly life perforce
had to coexist. Still, as with the population at large, some wealthier
colonial Friends followed the society of the time viewing patronage
of the arts as a symbol of their status, and their portraits were
not unlike those of non-Quakers.
We hope that our new acquisition will forward current
research and please the eye.
-Diana Franzusoff Peterson is Manuscripts Cataloger & College
Introducing the Faculty Bibliography
by Norm Medeiros
The Haverford College Libraries have begun an ambitious
project to collect, organize, and deliver citations of faculty
publications. Maintaining a record of faculty publications is
archivally important, and serves to inform the larger scholarly
community about the Colleges intellectual life. Publications,
as defined for this project, include printed materials, such as
books and journal articles, as well as art exhibitions, musical
works, and scholarly web sites.
The Faculty Bibliography was created using a database
application that supports searching over the Web. Presently, the
database is in a test phase, during which the faculty have been
reviewing their entries for accuracy and completeness. It is expected
that the Bibliography will go online during the first half of
2002. A link to it will be available under the Librarys
"Quick Links" menu, available at http://www.haverford.edu/library/.
[NOTE: The Faculty Bibliography went live on April 15, 2002. It
can be accessed at <http://184.108.40.206/facultybib/>.]
The database supports a number of search options,
such as faculty member, department, and journal title. By default,
results are sorted in reverse-chronological order, but other sort
features are available. A detailed record may offer links to a
faculty members homepage, a journals full-text site,
or a Tripod search screen. Additional link features will be incorporated
as the database matures.
Although the Faculty Bibliography contains citations
for all active and emeriti faculty back to 1990, the Library plans
to represent older works of current and former faculty, while
continuing to include citations for current publications. Additional
details on the scope of the database can be found at http://www.haverford.edu/library/Faculty_Bibliography/about.html.
Comments concerning the Faculty Bibliography should be sent to
Bob Kieft, Librarian of the College, firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Norm Medeiros is Coordinator for
Bibliographic and Digital Services
Tri-College Digital Music Initiative: Developing a Core Integrated
by John Anderies
In February, John Anderies, Music Librarian, was
given the Gerboth Award by the Music Library Association. The
award is made to members of MLA who are in the first five years
of their professional library careers, to assist research-in-progress
in music or music librarianship. John will use the award money
to begin developing a digital music initiative for the Tri-Co.
John describes the project:
Music information objects such as sound recordings,
scores, libretti, videos or literature about music, are useful
objects in and of themselves. Yet in many circumstances, the value
of a music information object is increased when it is used in
collaboration with other music information objects, most especially
with variant manifestations of the same work. A musical score
is richer when it is used alongside a related object such as a
sound recording of the same work. An opera video may make more
sense if it is accompanied by a translation of the libretto. These
complementary items abound in music libraries, and a well-constructed
library catalog will make something of these relationships, providing
links from one objects representation to another. But to
fully appreciate the possibility of the collocative ability of
a catalog (and by extension, the collocative potential within
a collection), the music information objects themselves should
be connected digitally, that is, accessible online and in an interface
that will allow them to be used in concurrence.
The overall goal of this project is to bring together
music information objects in an electronic environment. As it
usually goes, the theoretical goal is not hard to achievein
theory. But it is the technological problems that must guide the
project and lead to practical solutions. While the larger goal
is to provide an interface for accessing many different types
of music information objects (including, perhaps, multiple recordings
that could be compared back to back, or streaming video with a
corresponding textual element), the project will begin by exploring
methods of combining streaming audio with scanned score images.
Here at Haverford College, we have served digitized audio for
course reserves since Fall 1999. While the online reserve system
for music has been quite successful in terms of student use, there
is still much more that can be done to improve the pedagogical
experience of our students in the classroom and in their individual
study outside of class. Haverfords position as a member
of the Tri-Co makes for an excellent opportunity to build upon
our successes in digital audio by building a core collection of
integrated digital objects that may be used in and out of the
classroom by faculty and students from all three colleges. Opportunities
abound for the exploration of sharing digital resources and serving
digital content remotely.
-John Anderies is Music Librarian
Recent Acquisitions in the Quaker Collection
by Betsy Brown
This spring an email arrived to Emma Lapsansky announcing
the intended sale of books from the basement of an Ohio woman,
a birthright member of the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends and
a graduate of Olney Friends School in 1952. "Having had many
Quaker relatives in Ohio who were very interested in Quaker writings,
I am now the recipient of quite a number of books, papers, and
pamphlets, which were treasured by my mother, aunt, grandparents
and great grandparents. I know that lots of them have historical
value and it seems to me that I should offer them to libraries
where they could be used for research or historical records. It
seems fitting that Quaker libraries have first chance
They were surprised to receive a speedy and positive response
from us as we were the first to make an offer! Although we do
not usually purchase from individuals, the listing of books they
sent was so detailed, including condition of the books, that cross-checking
to see what we needed was easy and worthwhile. Emmas enthusiasm
elicited some description of the donors family: "I
have many memories of Granpa Doudna taking down a McGuffey reader
from a high shelf in the kitchen closet, setting me on his knee,
and having me read to him.
His two older daughters both
taught in the Friends schools --- my aunt at Chestnut Ridge School
and Mother at the little school in Quaker City not too far away.
Both of them had graduated from Olney Friends School. None of
the children of Barnesville Ohio Friends of my mothers generation
attended public schools. Even as late as the 1950s and possibly
60s, my aunt was teaching in Olney Friends School there. "
The seller wrote: "Sorting and listing all these materials
has already been considerable work, but I hope to contribute all
the proceeds received to Olney Friends School in Barnesville and
then match that amount to $1,000 as my gift to the school next
spring. It will be my 50th class reunion there."
We are grateful to her because were able to purchase
15 schoolbooks published between 1885 and 1933, which were used
at Olney Friends School, Barnesville Ohio, as recently as the
1950s. We have had researchers interested in the books used in
Quaker schools, and in schoolbooks written by Quakers; for example,
Lindley Murrays reading textbooks. These books will also
be useful in the Haverford College curriculum by Emma Lapsansky,
who teaches the History of Books and Reading. One of her students
this year began with several letters from Westtown School students
from the 19th century and wrote her long paper on the curriculum
at Westtown; using books from that time.
Propitiously, an alert librarian at Hamilton College who was weeding
her collection, found a volume she "would be willing to give
Haverford if youre interested." A relatively bland
but polite exchange of emails led to our being given a book which
for the Quaker Collection is a treasure. "Its a Japanese
language biography of William Penn
It seems to have been
based on a draft of Lucy B. Roberts biography of Penn and
published in Japan in 1895." Sure enough, Lucy Branson Roberts,
one of the founders of the Womens Foreign Missionary Association
(WFMA) of Friends of Philadelphia, wrote "a short life of
William Penn for the instruction of her family," which was
later published in English in the first volume of Quaker Biographies
(1909). Not only did we not have the Japanese first edition of
this title, but the association value for our collection is an
almost unbelievably lucky find for
Lucy B. Roberts (1856-1936), in memory of her husband, Charles
Roberts, Haverford Class of 1864, gave Roberts Hall and the Charles
Roberts Autograph Letters Collection to the College. The book
contains a Charles Roberts bookplate.
Inazo Nitobes holograph explanation of the
events leading to the publication of this little volume, is folded
into a pocket at the rear of the volume. Lucy Roberts of Philadelphia
asked Dr. Hartshorne to revise her draft, and he took the manuscript
to Nitobe, suggesting publication. Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) was
an eminent statesman and Quaker, who married a Philadelphia Quaker
woman. His discussion with Philadelphia Quakers while he was attending
Johns Hopkins, concerning the need for education for Japanese
girls, led to the beginning of the WFMA.
An autograph note from H[enry] H[artshorne] (1823-1897),
Haverford Class of 1839, tipped in the front, reads: "Mary
P. Nitobe writes, that three elderly Japanese men, who have read
the "Short Life" of Penn, have come to Inazo Nitobe
in Sapporo, to inquire about membership in the Society of Friends."
Hartshorne wrote the note in Tokyo on 10/22/1895, two years before
he died there.
Partly because the Quaker Collection holds the papers
of the Womens Foreign Missionary Association of Friends
of Philadelphia, partly because we also have papers of the Hartshorne
family and Inazo Nitobe, partly because of the collections
strengths in William Penn materials, we are happy to receive gifts
which relate to these.
Another friendly librarian at Franklin & Marshall
contacted Haverford to "offer some microfilm that relates
to Indian Affairs that was collected by a professor who died suddenly
last year." The time frame of the material approximates the
mass of 19th century documents and pamphlets already in the Quaker
Collection, which include the records of the Indian Committee
of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, begun in 1795 and continuing.
As a result, we received a gift of 26 reels of microfilm comprising
eight dissertations and 18 reels of letters and documents from
the Office of Indian Affairs, from about 1824 to 1869.
-Betsy Brown is Quaker Bibliographer
Electronic Resources at the Libraries
by Julie Miran
Throughout the year subject bibliographers
work with faculty and students to identify resources that would
be valuable additions to the collection. Many of these resources
have appeared in the form of electronic journals and web-based
indexes. Two recent purchases, Web of Science and ScienceDirect,
are unique tools that have enhanced the librarys holdings.
Web of Science <http://wos.isiglobalnet2.com/>
is a citation index that allows a user to search forward in time
to track the citation pattern of a specific article or author.
On campus, a researcher can see how many times an article has
been cited since its publication, find items which share cited
references, and search all cited authors. It includes both the
Social Sciences Citation Index, a multidisciplinary database indexing
more than 1760 peer-reviewed journals in the social sciences,
and the Science Citation Index, a multidisciplinary database indexing
more than 5,700 major journals across the 164 scientific disciplines.
Full-text links are included in many of the records, and the library
has subscribed to the files back to 1997. This ability to link
research based solely upon bibliographic citations is a unique
feature to Web of Science and has been well received by students
ScienceDirect, Elseviers online, fulltext
database, includes many science and social science periodicals.
This tool is different from other indexes like Web of Science
in that it only indexes titles published by Elsevier. The Tri-Colleges
gained access to all of Elseviers 1,200 titles for a period
of time extending through May 2002. During this time we have been
carefully assessing and studying the usage patterns of titles
that the Tri-College community access most frequently in an effort
to understand our users needs. We have also solicited input
from faculty to try and identify titles that truly broaden their
research capabilities. It is an ability to add depth to our collection
that would not have been possible in a print-only environment.
On campus, you can link to ScienceDirect from
the Librarys homepage or directly at <http://www.sciencedirect.com>.
You can access these titles by subject discipline or by browsing
an alphabetical list of journals. Clicking on these titles will
lead you to individual issues that look like this:
After identifying the issue of interest, you
are given the option of accessing either an html or a pdf copy
of the article. You can also look at a display called SummaryPlus
which allows you to view a detailed outline of the article as
well as all of its references to see if you want to fully access
Feedback about ScienceDirect and Web of Science
has been positive and the Library continues to educate all our
users to the accessibility and ease of these valuable resources.
While it is important to distinguish between online repositories
like ScienceDirect and indexes like Web of Science, the existence
of both kinds of online resources has permitted the Library to
provide a degree of access to materials that before could not
have been purchased as individual titles.
-Julie Miran is Science Librarian
Staff News and Announcements
compiled by Mike Persick
John Anderies, Music Librarian, attended
several conferences this fall and winter. In October, he gave
a paper entitled "Ethel Louise Lyman and the Beginnings of
the Indiana University Music Library" at the Music Library
Association Midwest chapter meeting in Bloomington, Indiana. In
addition, he attended the International Symposium on Music Information
Retrieval, also in Bloomington, and the MLA Atlantic chapter meeting
in Charlottesville, Virginia. In February he attended the Music
Library Association national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada,
where he was given the Associations Gerboth Award (see related
"Tri-College Digital Music Initiative" on p.2).
Claire McGuire started February 4 as Digital
Archives Fellow. This is a two-year position, and Claire will
be involved in developing a prototype for digitizing manuscripts
and making them available to researchers on the web. The project
is part of a Tri-College initiative; however, Claire will spend
the majority of her time here at Haverford where she has an office
in Special Collections. Claire is a recent graduate of the Rutgers
University library school and has just moved to Philadelphia.
Norm Medeiros, Coordinator for Bibliographic
and Digital Services, authored "Visionary or Lunatic: One
CORC Participant's Psychiatric Evaluation," a paper appearing
in Cataloging the Web: Metadata, AACR, and MARC21 (Lanham, Md.:
Scarecrow Press, 2002).
Joe ODonnell, long-time maintenance
manager in Magill Library, is a very proud father these days.
Joes daughter Peggy McCausland, a partner in the law firm
of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauhey, was chosen as one of 25
women honored as "Women of Distinction" for the year
2001. This award, presented by the Philadelphia Business Journal
and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association
of Women Business Owners, is given to women who are making exceptional
contributions in their professional fields and in their communities.
A dinner was held the evening of Nov. 29, 2001, at the Society
Hill Sheraton Hotel.
-Mike Persick is Assistant Cataloger/Head