The 29th Annual Trinity Secondhand Booksale opens at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 20 February in the Exam Hall (admission €3.00). An auction of rare books will take place at 5:30pm. The preliminary auction catalogue is online.
The Sale continues on ‘Restocked Wednesday’ 21 February, 10:00am-6:00pm (admission free) when additional material will be on sale, and on ‘Half Price Thursday’ 22 February 10:00am-2:00pm.
Clearance auction of all remaining books at 2:15pm on Thursday when everything must go. Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 896-2276. After the sale, books are collected year-round at the Booksale Office, Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street.
Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), a new ongoing abstracting and indexing service;
Design ProFILES (DP), a comprehensive dictionary of design and designers;
ReVIEW, a full text database of decorative and fine arts journals (140 + titles) published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and,
Research Sources; 1st topic: THE POSTER (1890s and the 1920s).
Research Sources (added in 2017) will focus in depth on a series of art and design history topics.
1st topic: THE POSTER. It includes a 364-page Bibliographical and Internet Survey of the History of the Poster; an International Directory of Poster Collections; and digitisations of most of the significant books, exhibition catalogues and journals on the Poster published between the 1890s and the 1920s with biographical data on the artists whose work is discussed or illustrated. There are 33 ebooks in this collection at present.
Orbis Europe is a Bureau Van Dijk (BvD) product added to the collection of the Library’s online resources earlier this year.
Orbis Europe is a subset of BvD’s global ‘Orbis’ tool. It holds information on public and private banks, insurance and industrial companies across 48 European countries. It contains over 85 million companies on the system and is updated weekly. It is replacing Amadeus, an abbreviated European database, in TCD Library’s collection of subscription databases.
Thanks to the generosity of the School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College, the Library is now providing access to the newspaper archive of the African-American newspaper, The Chicago Defender, available on the ProQuest platform: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1909-1975).
THE CHICAGO DEFENDER has been a leading voice of the black community well beyond the Windy City, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago. The newspaper was a proponent of The Great Migration, the move of over 1.5 million African-Americans from the segregated South to the industrial North from 1915 to 1925. It reported on the Red Summer race riots of 1919, and editorialized for anti-lynching legislation and the integration of blacks into the U.S. military. This newspaper also supported the aviation career of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, and promoted the writing of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks, poet laureate of Illinois. (ProQuest website)
The 28th Annual Trinity Secondhand Booksale opens at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 21 February in the Exam Hall (admission €3.00). An auction of rare books will take place at 5.30pm. The auction catalogue is online.
The Sale continues on ‘Restocked Wednesday’ 22 February, 10.00am-6.00pm (admission free) when additional material will be on sale, and on ‘Half Price Thursday’ 23 February 10.00am-2.00pm.
Clearance auction of all remaining books at 2.15pm on Thursday when everything must go. Inquiries to email@example.com or to 896-2276. From after the sale, books are collected year-round at the Booksale Office, Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street.
Drama Online: NEW: Nick Hern Books, LA Theatre Works, Shakespeare’s Globe, Stage on Screen, Hamlet, Patsy Rodenburg
Globe on Screen from Drama Online
TCD Library has held a subscription for several years to the database: Drama Online.
Drama Online features theatre lists from leading publishers plus production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum and is an excellent and expanding collection.
In addition to that collection, we have now purchased six new, valuable and individual resources on the Drama Online platform, adding significant video, audio and full text material to the resources already available.
The NEW Drama Online resources are:
NHB Modern Plays (Nick Hern Books): 400 play scripts, screenplays and theatre books, featuring works from Conor McPherson, Enda Walsh and Nicholas Wright.
L.A. Theatre Works: 350+ streamed AUDIO plays, from LATW, an American audio (radio) theatre company. Readings from literary classics, modern works by American playwrights, Pulitzer Prize-winning titles and contemporary works. The collection also includes original LATW docudramas.
Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen Film Collection (Globe on Screen): VIDEO recordings of 21 of the Shakespeare’s Globe’s stage productions.
Stage on Screen: Four VIDEO plays from London’s Greenwich Theatre: The Duchess of Malfi (Webster), Doctor Faustus (Marlowe), School for Scandal (Sheridan) and Volpone (Jonson). Includes interviews, costume designs, productions stills, and background on the play and production.
Hamlet the Film: 1 VIDEO: Hamlet by William Shakespeare, adapted by Michael Grandage (Genesius Pictures). Maxine Peake’s Hamlet is a female character who takes on a male mantle.
Rodenburg [Shakespeare in the present]: VIDEO: an acting master class with Patsy Rodenburg, (Head of Voice, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London) is recognized as one of the world’s leading voice teachers as well as a renowned authority on Shakespeare.
More details and a link to each resource can be found on the New Resources section of our Library’s Databases and E-Books page. Each resource is also listed on the Library’s Databases and E-Books A-Z or can be accessed directly on the Drama Online site.
Drama Online’s full content list with links for each collection and a list downloadable plays.
Summer is a time when our subscription e-resource providers often choose to launch new platforms and unveil improved, expanded offerings. One of these, this summer, is Britannica Academic, the direct descendant of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Have a look at Britannica Academic, or at any of the Library’s subscription e-resources, by visiting our Databases and E-Books page on the Library’s web site.
The Library provides access to its subscription databases, both on and off campus, to TCD-affiliated readers, but remember that you must access these resources via the Library site to be recognised as being ‘TCD-affiliated’.
The Library of Trinity College Dublin has recently purchased access to 51 titles from the Autrement Mêmes collection, published by L’Harmattan, Paris.
Above is one title from the collection directed by Professor Roger Little (Fellow Emeritus (French), TCD). The Library has purchased access to 51 titles, out of a total of 122, to date.
According to Professor Little, the texts in the collection ‘are difficult to find, often available only in specialised libraries, sometimes indeed extremely rare […] all genres and all relevant periods are covered, mainly prose texts, however, from the 18th century to the latter part of French colonialism’.
Each title can be found catalogued individually in the Trinity Library system, Stella, and all 51 titles can be seen together on the database Autrement Mêmes.
For a full list of TCD Library’s databases of journals and E-Books, current, new, and on trial, use the Databases and E-Books link on the Library homepage, found under the Stella search box.