"La viole s'est vraiment imposée à moi. C'est un instrument du passé qui est assez mélancolique. J'aimais bien l'idée de le confronter à la guitare électrique. Je trouve ces anachronismes intéressants". (Claire Diterzi, à l'aise dans tous les registres, Pierre De Boishue, Le Figaro, 1 March 2013.)
"Ce nouvel album exulte de nouveauté, de simplicité, de courage et de force contenue, dont la puissance de tonnerre s'abat longtemps encore après l'éclair de l'écoute." (Agen. Le Salon des refusée à la sauce Claire Diterzi, La Dèpêche du Midi, 19 Mars 2013.)
"Claire Diterzi a été la première artiste de chanson/musiques actuelles invitée en résidence dans la prestigieuse Villa Medicis, à Rome. De ce séjour romain, cette artiste inclassable, en a tiré un nouvel album et un spectacle intitulé: Le salon des refusées. Le disque a été salué de façon unanime par la presse culturelle, avec des critiques enthousiastes. (Télérama, Les Inrockuptibles, l'Express, Le Monde, France Inter et France Culture)." (Claire Diterzi en concert à Quai des Arts, 18 Mars, 2013.)
The search was limited to books published between 2011 and 2012 using the advanced search option in the SUNY Library Catalogs for the libraries listed below:
One of Peterson's greatest accomplishments was defeating plans for a coal-fired power plant in Glades County and helping to preserve Fisheating Creek in Hendry County. One of two memorial services will be held there. "It's a very peaceful place," Peterson said in a News-Press story about the creek. "There's a certain aura about Fisheating you don't find any place else. It's like a power place, a place where people go just to be there."
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"The subject range is very broad, including literary studies, film studies, fashion, art and photography, gender studies, new technology, and cultural studies generally. Writers and poets featured include: Jeremy Reed, Ariel Dorfman, Harold Pinter, Toni Morrison, Camille Paglia, Derek Walcott, James Kelman, Kurt Vonnegut, Greil Marcus, Jon Savage, Armistead Maupin, John McGrath, Shere Hite, James Herbert, Hanif Kureishi, Clive Barker, Alexei Sayle, graphic novelist Art Speigelman, Spalding Gray, Grace Nichols, Primo Levi, J.G. Ballard, Julia Kristeva, and many others. Artists, filmmakers, designers and others featured include: cartoonist Steve Bell; performance artist Marina Abramovic; photographer Billy Name; artists Christo, Sophie Calle and Barbara Kruger; fashion designers BodyMap; filmmakers Michael Powell, Robert Altman, Derek Jarman and Paul Bartel; plus Malcom McLaren and many others."
John Rylands University Library Image Collections - University of Manchester. "Images of the highlights and treasures from these collections can now be viewed on-line in astonishing detail. Spanning five millennia, the manuscript collections include literary, historical, antiquarian, genealogical, biblical, devotional, ritualistic, medical, scientific, legal and administrative texts in numerous languages. The archives of the Methodist Church and the University of Manchester are well represented, in addition to examples of personal papers and family muniments. The printed book collections encompass almost all the landmarks of printing through five centuries, including magnificent illustrated books, examples of fine printing, landmark works in typography, key historical texts and exquisite bookbindings."
Dark Side of a Natural Gas Boom - by Jad Mouawad and Clifford Krauss, New York Times, 7 December 2009. "According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which is going through a public review of its new rules on hydraulic fracturing, gas companies use at least 260 types of chemicals, many of them toxic, like benzene. These chemicals tend to remain in the ground once the fracturing has been completed, raising fears about long-term contamination." See also Attorney General Cuomo Announces Agreement With Fortuna Energy Allowing N.Y. Landowners to Negotiate New Natural Gas Leases, Media Center, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, 24 November 2009. "Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has reached an agreement with Fortuna Energy, Inc. (Fortuna) that will allow customers who were misled and ended up extending their natural gas leases with the company to renegotiate their terms. The settlement also stops Fortuna from employing industry-prevalent misleading and deceptive tactics to secure leases from New York landowners."
Hathi Trust Digital Library - "As of June 12, HathiTrust contained more than 3 million volumes, approximately 15 percent of which are in the public domain." See HathiTrust Launching Full-Text Library of Books by Barbara Quint, Infotoday, October 22, 2009. "Collaboration of 25 research libraries already participating in Google Book Search to produce a shared digital repository for preservation and access to a curated collection. By mid-November, the HathiTrust Digital Library will have a full-featured, full-text search service for 4.3-5 million items. The searches will retrieve bibliographic citations and page references, including those for in-copyright books. Content will extend beyond the digitized copies of books returned to early library partners by Google. HathiTrust is pushing to acquire other digitized special collections from its members, as well as making arrangements for opening access to university press books."Here are a few selections:
In March, 1836, it became important for me to make a journey from Albany to Rome, in the State of New York, with an invalid wife, who was too feeble to bear stage travelling. At that time, the railway was opened from Albany to Schenectady (16 miles), and so far I had its benefit. It required four days to reach Utica (96 miles), at an expense of over $50 for four persons. (p. 16).
On the Hudson River Railway between New York and Poughkeepsie, the width established in the construction for the river side of the track was ten feet outside the outer rail. The object was to prevent a car, on leaving the track, from falling into the river. (p. 89)
Symbol Signs - "The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is now available on the web, free of charge" from AIGA the professional association for design.
This is Your Lifelog - By Stephen Baker and Arik Hesseldahl, Business Week, September 14, 2009. "For the past 10 years, Bell, a senior researcher at Microsoft, has been leading the life of a digital pack rat. He has been recording the twists and turns of his existence and storing all this information in vast digital files. Bell takes pictures and records his phone conversations. He maps the path of his footsteps and scans every shred of paper worth saving. All this effort is to build an electronic memory, a digital adjunct to the faulty and often delusional one between our ears. In an engaging new book, Total Recall, which Bell wrote with colleague Jim Gemmell, he argues that growing numbers of us - strange though it may sound - will soon be following his lead."
Google's big book case - The Economist, 3 September 2009. "Under the agreement's terms, Google will be free to digitise most books published in America, including those that are out of print. It will then make chunks of text available through its search engine, sell individual e-books, and offer libraries and other institutions subscriptions to its entire database. Google will keep 37% of the resulting revenue and give the rest to a new book-rights registry which will pay copyright holders
Newspapers digitized so far include:
See Digital Librarian: News & Journalism: Historical News Archives for additional resources.
Biomet, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., Smith & Nephew and Zimmer have deferred prosecution agreements (dpa) with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey and have listed recipients of payments as required by the settlement to post them prominently on the company's websites. Stryker was not prosecuted because it cooperated with federal investigators, but it was required to post names and amounts on its website. (Stryker posted information in a format that makes it difficult to view or reproduce). See DOJ press release - Five Companies in Hip and Knee Replacement Industry Avoid Prosecution by Agreeing to Compliance Rules and Monitoring. Below are links to the lists (not always "prominently" posted):
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Macaulay Library - Sound & Video Catalog - Offers over 80,000 sound and video recordings of animals (65,000 sound clips and some 18,000 video clips). See Calls of the wild: More than 80,000 sound and video recordings of animals now available to public online, By Miyoko Chu, Cornell Chronicle, December 14, 2006. Search for the red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).
International Tracing Service Bad Arolsen - "The International Tracing Service came into being in its present form through the Bonn Agreements of 6 June 1955. It has the mammoth task of gathering, filing, preserving and processing the personal records of civilians who were persecuted under the Third Reich. Archive now contains over 50 million reference files relating to 17.5 million people." See Revisiting the Horrors of the Holocaust: Millions Of Nazi Documents Are Being Made Available to the Public , 60 Minutes, CBS, December 17, 2006.
Terry Gross interviews Comedic Actor and Writer Ricky Gervais, Fresh Air, WHYY, December 18, 2006. "Gervais is the creator and star of the British TV comedy series The Office, which has been adapted into a hit show [NBC's The Office] starring Steve Carrell. He's [Gervais] won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and three BAFTA Awards. Gervais also writes the Flanimals series of children's books." The interview is 34 minutes long, The Office is discussed about 15 minutes into the interview. (You can watch the NBC episodes online.)
Bell is profiled in A Head for Detail in Fast Company's November 2006 issue. "For the past seven years, Bell has been conducting an audacious experiment in "lifelogging"- creating a near-total digital record of his experience. His custom-designed software, "MyLifeBits," saves everything it can get its hands on. For every piece of email he sends and receives, every document he types, every chat session he engages in, every Web page he surfs, a copy is scooped up and stashed away." (A Head for Detail, by Clive Thompson, Fast Company, November, 2006, pp. 73-83.)
Learn more about the project: Digital age may bring total recall in future, CNN, October 20, 2006; Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell - A look into Microsoft's Bay Area Research Center, a 43 minute video by Charles Torre and Robert Scoble for Microsoft's Channel 9. Jim Gemmell is a developer at the Microsoft Research Center in San Francisco, who is working with Jim Gray and Gordon Bell on MyLifeBits. Other videos on the project include Jim Gemmell - Sensecam, and its role in MyLifeBits (5:48 minutes, 8/21/2005); Roger Lueder - Developing MyLifeBits (6:50 minutes, 8/21/05); and MyLifeBits: The Memex Vision and Some Implications of Storing Everything Personal, a 45 minute presentation by Gorden Bell, IT Conversations, November 11, 2004.
In Sleeping Where Keats Died (Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2006. pg. P.4) Barry Newman describes a house near the Spanish Steps in Rome where poet John Keats died of tuberculosis in 1821. Newman rented this Landmark Trust property on Piazza di Spagna for $570 a night. Other Italian properties include the Casa Guidi in Florence where Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived in 1847, Sant'Antonio in Tivoli, near Rome, and Villa Saraceno in Venice.
In Live-In History: Vacationing in a Landmark (Wall Street Journal, Aug 22, 2006. pg. D.6) Bill Coles describes his stay in Auchinleck House in Ayrshire, Scotland, the birthplace of James Boswell. He tells you about other interesting Landmark properties: Luttrell's Tower in Hampshire ("as follies go, is an absolute beauty"); Freston Tower in Suffolk; Fort Clonque, in the Channel Islands; Crownhill Fort in Devon; Gothic Temple in Buckinghamshire; and the Pineapple in Dunmore, Scotland. Emma Tennant describes many of the properties in Superbly stopping the rot, The Spectator, March 11, 2000. Jonathan Glancey describes the Grange, the former home of Augustus Welby Pugin, In bed with Pugin (the Guardian, June 5, 2006.
Other gems: Castle Bungalow (Peppercombe, near Bideford, North Devon) a 1920s bungalow with a spectacular view of the sea; Whiteford Temple (Cornwall) sleeps two, has an open fire place, a small garden and "a fine open view, looking towards the estuary of the Tamar in the distance;" Marshal Wade's House, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, which sleeps four, is the "nearest to Florence you get in England, with stunning views...;" Egyptian House (Cornwall); Elton House (Bath); East Banqueting House (Chipping Campden); Field House (Minchinhampton, Gloucester); the Old Parsonage (Iffley, Oxford); Prospect Tower (Belmont Park, Faversham, Kent); and Fish Court Apartment (Hampton Court, London). You can visit the buildings during Open Days. There is an Availability List and a Late Availability List but the best descriptions can be found in the Handbook which you can order for $25, refundable if you book, from The Landmark Trust USA, 707 Kipling Road, Dummerston, Vermont 05301 (802-254-6868). A Landmark Trust price list from 1991 in my possession states that "really well-behaved dogs are welcome at most places..." There are newsletters (pdf files): Spring 2006, Autumn 2005 and Spring 2005. Take a look, too, at the National Trust Cottages, "a unique collection of over 330 properties in outstanding locations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland" and the Irish Landmark Trust.
Casas Grandes and the Ceramic Art of the Ancient Southwest - Published by the Art Institute of Chicago in association with Yale University Press for the exhibition at the Art Institue of Chicago from April 22 to August 13, 2006. This is a beautiful book with 141 color photographs of pre-Columbian pottery, primarily from private collections. It's $28.35 at Amazon.com (the list price is $45.00). See UNESCO's World Heritage List - Archeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes.