Eureka! How Using Special Collections Can Enhance Your Writing, Publishing, and Research Skills

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6 pm
Wesley Gallery | 1210 Stanford Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146 

Special Collections at the Otto G. Richter Library houses an outstanding array of scholarly resources including collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, prints and other research materials. Special Collections acquires, preserves and provides access to rare and unique scholarly resources. It serves as a scholarly resource for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Miami as well as local, regional, national, and international scholars. But just how does all of this translate into enhancing an individual’s work?

Join the head of Special Collections, Cristina Favretto, and a panel of UM faculty and students on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 for an engaging roundtable, Eureka! How Using Special Collections Can Enhance Your Writing, Publishing, and Research Skills. The panelists will share their experiences using the rare, unique and fascinating materials held in Special Collections at the Otto G. Richter Library. Find out about their discovery process, their new-found enthusiasm for using primary source materials for their research and how using special collections can expand academic success. Speakers include Dr. Renee Fox, Dr. Richard Simpson, and Dr. Ashli White as well as their students.

Light refreshments will be served.

50th Anniversary of the Rolling Stones!

Billing itself as “The World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band,” the Rolling Stones—which formed in London, in April 1962—has influenced countless rock groups that have followed in its wake, and continues to produce chart-topping albums and sell out concerts.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones, the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library is pleased to present a selection of materials from our collection related to this talented and influential group.

Featured Resource: RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) with Online Archive

The Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM) is an international database that indexes the contents of music periodicals dating from 1800 to 1950. RIPM indexes articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, ads, and press releases. In addition, through its Online Archive, users can access the full-text of 105 music periodicals, including English-language translations of foreign-language articles. Give RIPM a try!