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)
Thanks to the generosity of the School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College, the Library is providing access to the newspaper archive of the New York Times with Index, available on the ProQuest platform.
The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides historical local, regional, national and international coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The resource provides search capability using subject terms in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times. Coverage: 1851 – 2013.
James Goodman (1828-1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a student and later, the Professor of Irish (appointed in 1879), at Trinity College Dublin. He was also a canon of the Church of Ireland. During his lifetime he compiled an exceptional collection of Irish traditional music and song and four manuscripts were deposited in TCD Library following his death. A further two manuscripts came to light more recently, and they too have been deposited in TCD Library.
In collaboration with TCD, the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has digitised, and made freely available online, the six manuscript volumes now kept in TCD Library. The manuscripts contain over 2,000 melodies and upwards of 80 songs or poems. These were compiled by Canon Goodman from the oral, manuscript and printed sources at his disposal in mid-19th century southern Ireland.
This digital project enhances the published scholarly editions Tunes of the Munster Pipers Volume 1 and Volume 2 edited by Hugh and Lisa Shields (ITMA, 1998 & 2013)
Drama Online: NEW: Nick Hern Books, LA Theatre Works, Shakespeare’s Globe, Stage on Screen, Hamlet, Patsy Rodenburg
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.
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.