Saturday, March 28, 8:00 am – Noon: the vendor will perform essential site maintenance on the Wiley InterScience platform (where the Blackwell Synergy Collections reside). User access may be intermittently disrupted. The full site will not go offline, but users may experience minor disruptions where items such as the search or customer service interfaces will be unavailable for periods of about 30-40 minutes.
On March 24-25, 2009, George Mason University is holding the conference â€œ1989: Looking Back, Looking Forwardâ€ featuring Mikhail Gorbachev as the keynote speaker. Gorbachev will also participate in a round table discussion with Lee Hamilton, President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and former FBI Director William Webster.Â In support of this conference, Special Collections & Archives is hosting a loaned collection of poster art pertaining to the Berlin Wall. Photographs of several of the posters are available for viewing via SC&Aâ€™s Facebook page. Some of the posters contain photographic images from the Wall, while others show graphic arts related to, and actual paintings from, the Wall.Â These items are from the private collection of Thomas Hill.
Mason Libraries recently added Eighteenth Century Collections Online. This resource includes over 136,000 titles (155,000 volumes) published in the Eighteenth Century. ECCO is based on the English Short Title Catalogue, and includes books, pamphlets, broadsides, and more.Â This collection encompasses works published in the UK during the 18th century, plus thousands from elsewhere.Â ECCO also includes Research Tools such as Image Gallery; Chronology; Key Documents and Contextual Essays.Â The ECCO subscription also includes ECCO – Law materials – more than 9,000 legal treatises tracing the development of law in the British Empire, covering Anglo-American law and legal practice during the 18th century.Â This archive includes many publications summarizing the laws, explaining the court system, dramatizing past and pending cases, guiding attorneys, and theorizing and commenting on the application of legal standards.
On Monday, April 6, George Mason University Libraries will host the 2009 Fenwick Fellow Lecture atÂ 3 p.m. in the Edwin Meese III Boardroom, Mason Hall.
Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, Department of Social Work, will present “Pacific Islander Roots and American Wings”.Â Â John G. Dale and Tony Samara, Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present “Legal Pluralism within a Transnational Network of Governance: The Extraordinary Case of Rendition”. Â A reception will follow the lectures; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703/993-2251.