January 08, 2013
Freedman Fellows Presentation Series: Continuation of The Reilly Digital Catalogue of Mahler's Musical Manuscripts
The Mahler Manuscript Catalog represents a model of the Freedman Fellowship in which the subject expertise of a faculty member is combined with the experience of a research services librarian and the skills of library IT staff to create digital scholarship.
Stephen Hefling will present an overview of his working methods illustrated with examples that are fully described in The Reilly Catalogue. In addition he'll offer a hint of future possibilities through a short electronic visit to the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna.
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Stephen Toombs will describe how the library staff assisted Dr. Hefling in translating Edward R. Reilly's catalogue raisonne of the music manuscripts of Gustav Mahler into an Oracle database which will become the foundation of a searchable online catalog. This work included envisioning possible user search patterns, defining data points and what their definitions imply for storage of data within the Oracle database, authority control for data points, and inputting protocols.
October 04, 2012
Understanding and Unlocking the Past Through Iconic Photographs: Images from the Burns Collection - Medicine, War, Racism, Crime, and Memorial Photography
On October 25 at 6PM, the Dittrick will host as guest lecturer Stanley B. Burns, M.D., FACS, an internationally distinguished author, curator, historian, collector, publisher, and archivist. Dr. Burns is a practicing New York City ophthalmologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at New York University: Langone Medical Center. In 1975 he began collecting photographs. The dual driving concepts behind his collection comprised how people and professions used photography and to acquire images no one else had. The Burns Collection, now with over one million photographs, is generally recognized as the most important private collection of early vernacular photography (1840-1920). It includes the largest comprehensive collection of early medical photography 1840-1880. The Burns Collection is best known for images of the dark side of life - death, disease, disaster, mayhem, crime, racism, revolution, riots and war. Dr. Burns has authored forty-three photo-historical texts and curated more than fifty photographic exhibitions. He has been a founding donor of three museum photography collections and has donated parts of his collection to 23 institutions. The Burns Archive established in 1977 is a publishing, exhibiting and stock image sales entity based on the images in the Burns Collection. As a preview to his lecture- Dr. Burns' CBS News medical photographic series and a video done by Newsweek on the collection can be found on his blog. www.theburnsarchive.blogspot.com For his presentation at the Dittrick, Dr. Burns will show iconic images that have been the highlights of his most notable books and exhibitions. The emphasis will be on medicine, crime, death and dying issues, Judaica, African American history, the Civil War, and early photography. The goal of the lecture is to illustrate the critical role photographic documents have in education and collective memory.
Please RSVP by Monday October 22nd to Jennifer.email@example.com or by calling 216/368-3648.
The lecure will be at 6:00pm in the Ford Auditorium at the Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Reception to follow in the Dittrick Museum Galleries
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