Event | Josiah Carberry’s Botanical Adventures with the Brown University Herbarium & Carberry Day Dinner

Professor Carberry studies Trillium grandiflorum, collected in Penn Yan, by H. P. Sartwell, New York

Josiah S. Carberry Day Dinner

Join the Brown University Friends of the Library and Friends of Josiah on October 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Brown Faculty Club for a dinner celebrating the legendary Professor Josiah S. Carberry and his special day: Friday the Thirteenth.

The cost of dinner is $45.00, payable in advance by check to “Brown University.” You can reserve your seat at the table by emailing Connie Worthington at cworthy1944@gmail.com. If you reserve a place, and do not cancel by October 6, you will be charged for the meal that was prepared for you.

Cocktails will be available from the cash bar at 6 p.m., and the buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

After dinner, Tim Whitfeld, Collections Manager/Assistant Professor (Research), will speak about Brown’s unique Herbarium and the contributions Carberry and others have tried to make to the collection.

Josiah Carberry’s Botanical Adventures with the Brown University Herbarium

The Herbarium is a repository of botanical diversity from across the world. It includes 80,000 dried and pressed specimens from Rhode Island and all 50 US states. In addition, we have collections from at least 30 other countries, including Cuba, Colombia, South Africa, England, Russia, India, Australia, and Papua New Guinea, and ranging from 1823 to 2017. Over the past few years Herbarium staff has been cataloging the collection, an effort which has unearthed some surprises. It seems Professor Carberry, in addition to his specialized research in psychoceramics, was a keen plant collector who participated in several botanical adventures with the Herbarium. Tim will discuss some of these expeditions and highlight Carberry’s successes and failures to document unusual plants.

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Brown Faculty Club, One Magee Street, Providence

Victorious Secret by Angela Lorenz

Victorious Secret: The “Bikini Girls” are Winning the Pentathlon on view at the Rockefeller Library, from August 31 – November 20, 2017

Surprise! The nearly two-thousand-year-old mosaics from Villa Romana del Casale  in Sicily, known simply as the “bikini girls,” are really female athletes from prestigious Roman families. Brown University is the tenth venue for this traveling suite of triptychs, made of buttons and hairpins, which sets the record straight on women in sports. Meet artist Angela Lorenz, class of 1987, P’18 to learn about her visual arts project and the impact of study abroad on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library.

Dates: August 31 – November 20, 2017
TimeJohn D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library Hours
Location: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, 10 Prospect Street, Providence

Event | Coffee and Conversation with Ian Fetters, S. T. Joshi Fellow

Please join the Brown University Library on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the Lownes Room of the John Hay Library for coffee and conversation with S. T. Joshi Endowed Research Fellow Ian Fetters.

Mr. Fetters, a teaching fellow at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, will discuss his ongoing research at the Library using the Lovecraft Collection. His talk will focus on his project, “Lovecraft’s Dark Continent: At the Mountains of Madness and Antarctic Literature.”

Come early or stay afterward and view the Library’s two new exhibitions. Greetings & Salutations : Lovecraft on the Road is a focused tracing of Lovecraft’s meandering bus trip from Providence, Rhode Island to DeLand, Florida between April and August, 1934. The Caitlín R. Kiernan Papers @ Brown University Library is a mid-career review highlighting Kiernan’s recent gift of her personal and professional archives.

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Lownes Room, Second Floor, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street, Providence

H.P. Lovecraft on the Road & Caitlín R. Kiernan Papers

Greetings and Salutations: Lovecraft on the Road  &  Caitlín R. Kiernan Papers @ Brown University on view at John Hay Library, exhibition gallery from August 16 – December 15, 2017.

Greetings and Salutations: Lovecraft on the Road

Journey from Providence, Rhode Island, to St. Augustine, Florida, during the spring and summer of 1934 with one of America’s most influential fantasy and horror fiction writers. Explore the life, past and places of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) through his correspondence, postcards and related drawings from the Brown University Library, Special Collections.

Caitlín R. Kiernan Papers @ Brown University

With novels, chapbooks, comics and more than 250 short stories to her credit, science fiction and dark fantasy writer Caitlín R. Kiernan (b. 1964) is a prolific and independent force reflecting the formative influences of her youth, including H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, William S. Burroughs and Angela Carter.

The Brown University Library recently acquired the Caitlín R. Kiernan Papers, gifted by the author, consisting of personal papers, manuscripts, books, related artwork and objects. The collection represents both early and current works by the multiple award-winning author and published paleontologist. Additions to the collection will be made regularly by the author.

OCLC WorldCat Down for Maintenance from 11 p.m. on August 5 to 8 a.m. on August 6

A new OCLC Community News item has been posted: “Reminder: OCLC system downtime planned 5-6 August”.

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Reminder: As part of ongoing work to maintain and advance our systems, we will be performing a disaster recovery exercise on 5-6 August that will require system downtime.

This work will be done in our U.S. data center and will impact all OCLC services.

While we schedule maintenance on dates and times to minimize service disruption, we recognize that this work will impact users. We apologize for any disruption this may cause.

System Downtime Window:

United States Data Center: Saturday, 5 August 2017, 23:00 EDT–Sunday, 6 August 2017, 08:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time UTC -4)

Update 7/21/2017: Newsbank/Readex Issues remain unresolved. Please see below for temporary access work-arounds.

For on-campus access, just remove the proxy prefix and go directly to the main URL. For example, if the URL is:

https://login.revproxy.brown.edu/login?url=http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB

Use http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB

For off-campus access, download the VPN client from CIS at:

https://www.brown.edu/information-technology/software/catalog/vpn-f5-desktop-client

All Readex and Newsbank Databases Unavailable 7/13/2017

The following databases are currently unavailable. The Library and CIS are working with the publisher to resolve the issue. When the problem has been resolved, this post will be updated.

AccessUN
AccessWorldNews
America’s Historical Newspapers
Early American Imprints
Early American Newspapers
Latin American Newspapers

We apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE: EZProxy Issues Resolved 7/11/2017

UPDATE 7/11: CIS has resolved the issues with EZProxy and it is now working as it should.
If you continue to have problems with EZProxy, please contact eresources@brown.edu.

CIS has been experiencing issues with EZProxy which have affected access to Library databases and ejournals. They are working on fixing the problem and as soon as it has been remedied a notice will be posted here on the Eresources blog.

We apologize for the inconvenience.