British Pathé just released an astounding 85,000 archival film clips on YouTube. Included are numerous clips of musical interest including great singers, instrumentalists, and conductors; music making in the home and community, musical oddities, and unique performances and venues. One clip that caught my attention today is of Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence making her first standing appearance after being stricken with polio (she's performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1947). Her story was memorably told in the Hollywood film based on her memoirs, Interrupted Melody, starring Eleanor Parker as Lawrence.
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day is an ACS annual event that seeks to bring international focus to environmental topics, such as clean air, water, and energy, to illustrate the positive role chemistry plays in preserving Earth. The 2014 theme—The Wonders of Water—features the unique properties of water that are crucial for life and a cleaner environment.
We are pleased to announce the May 2013 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.
In the news this month:
- eTrak / GlobalData Power Interface Consolidation
- bx Recommender – Need to Find More Articles?
- IEEE Xplore Adds Cited by Patent Feature
- ScienceCinema: Searchable Videos of DOE Research
- Lux Research Adds More Content
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday in Mexico City at the age of 87.
Márquez, whose novels include One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 "for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts." You can read more about García Márquez in the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Available here is a Democracy Now! interview with Chilean writer Isabel Allende on the life and work of García Márquez.
Tonight -- if you can stay up past your bedtime -- you can view a total lunar eclipse: the Moon will pass completely through the Earth's shadow. The partial eclipse begins at 10:58 pm PDT and ends at 2:33 tomorrow morning; the greatest eclipse takes place at 12:46 am.
The March 2014 Branner eNewsletter is available online!
Read more about:
- Branner Librarian appointed to U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee
- Cantor Exhibit Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Yosemite Grant with Branner
- How Big is a Big Map? Digitizing William Smith's Stratified Map of England, Scotland and Wales from 1815
- Some Branner Resources Moving to Off-site Storage
- Upcoming Events and Free Coffee
Download and read the full digital issue here.
In the 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death his influence as a musician and iconoclast is still strongly felt. Cobain is the subject of a number of biographies and several videographies; seminal albums by his band Nirvana, including Nevermind and In Utero, rank among the best of late twentieth century alternative rock.