New Books, Week of December 11, 2017

Classics Library News and Blog - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:47am

Donatus, Aelius / Commentum Terenti / Aeli Donati quod fertur commentum ad Andriam Terenti / edidit et apparatu critico instruxit Carmela Cioffi / Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2017

Homer / Odyssey. Greek  Odyssea / Homerus ; recensuit et testimonia congessit Martin L. West / Berlin ; Boston : de Gruyter, 2017

The Flora of Forfarshire: A publication of historical and botanical value available in modern collections and public platforms.

Open Access at UT - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:57pm

During the spring semester 2017, UT Libraries and the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center worked together to digitize the Flora of Forfarshire and make it available to the public through the Texas ScholarWorks repository.

pic3The Flora of Forfarshire is an emblematic botanical work by the Scottish botanist, William Gardiner (1809-1852), a poet and botanist, well known among the botanical establishment in 19th Century Europe. Published in 1848, The Flora of Forfarshire comprises +300 pages of plants, fungi, lichens, and algae growing in Forfar (Angus) county, Scotland. Since the publication of the book was an ambitious project, Gardiner funded its project by recruiting patrons who were rewarded with folios of pressed samples of representative species listed in thebook, accompanied by taxonomic and geographical information. Most of these folios no longer exist, but one of them, along with the main book, are accessioned at the University of Texas Libraries.pic2
The Flora of Forfarshire has historical and scientific value because of Its age, the adverse economic conditions the author had overcome to publish it, the excellent preservation of the pressed plants in the complementary volume and, the botanical information of a region that has changed a lot since the XIX century, among other reasons. In order to make the book and the folio accessible to the public and providing an accurate and updated version of the information contained in the Flora, The Plant Resources Center and UT Libraries worked in a joint project offering the opportunity to Jessica Wigley, a Museum Studies student to have hands-on experience in digitizing, georeferencing, and updating the taxonomic information of each of the records.pic1 A total of 135 records were digitized and barcoded, 74 required taxonomic update, and 54 localities had their localities georeferenced. Jessica presented her final results in a poster at the conference Botany 2017 in June 2017 and all the products of the project including downloadable versions of the poster, the books, and a spreadsheet with all the information, were uploaded to the Texas ScholarWorks repository during the fall 2017. The Flora of Forfarshire collection can be accessed and consulted here: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/47236

Post submitted by Amalia Díaz, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Plant Resources Center.

New Books, Week of December 4, 2017

Classics Library News and Blog - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:40am

Bernstein, Neil W. / Silius italicus, punica 2 / Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017

Statius, Thebaid 2 / edited with an introduction, translation, and commentary by Kyle Gervais /Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017

New Journal Issues at Classics, Week of December 4, 2017

Classics Library News and Blog - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:36am

Archäologie in Deutschland, Volume 33, no.6 Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Comptes rendus des séances de l’année – Acadadémie des Inscriptions &  Belles-Lettres, April-June 2016, no.2

Journal of Roman Archeology, Volume 30, no.1 & no.2 2017            [With articles by alum Ivo van der Graaff]

Mathematik des Daseins. English

Physics-Math-Astronomy New Books Collection - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:00pm
Taschner, Rudolf J. (Rudolf Josef), author. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2017. Added: 11-14-2017

GRAPHICAL MODELS FOR CATEGORICAL DATA.

Physics-Math-Astronomy New Books Collection - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:00pm
ROVERATO, ALBERTO. CAMBRIDGE : CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2017. Added: 11-14-2017

Quantum field theory and condensed matter : an introduction

Physics-Math-Astronomy New Books Collection - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 8:00pm
Shankar, Ramamurti, author. ©2017 Added: 11-14-2017

New Books, Week of November 27, 2017

Classics Library News and Blog - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:57am

Working with the past : towards an archaeology of recycling / edited by Dragoş Gheorghiu and Phil Mason / Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, 2017

New Journal Issues at Classics, Week of November 27, 2017

Classics Library News and Blog - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:43am

Gymnasium, Volume 124, no.5, 2017

The seduction of curves : the lines of beauty that connect mathematics, art, and the nude

Physics-Math-Astronomy New Books Collection - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00pm
McRobie, Allan, author. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017] Added: 10-31-2017

Algebraic groups : the theory of group schemes of finite type over a field

Physics-Math-Astronomy New Books Collection - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00pm
Milne, J. S., 1942- author. ©2017 Added: 11-03-2017

Braid foliations in low-dimensional topology

Physics-Math-Astronomy New Books Collection - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00pm
LaFountain, Douglas J., 1978- author. Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2017] Added: 11-07-2017

Geometry and complexity theory

Physics-Math-Astronomy New Books Collection - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00pm
Landsberg, J. M., author. ©2017 Added: 11-10-2017

New Books, Week of November 20, 2017

Classics Library News and Blog - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:43am

Burns, Ross / Origins of the colonnaded streets in the cities of the Roman East / Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017

Tatasciore, Enrico / Epos di Giovanni Pascoli : un laboratorio del pensiero e della poesia / Bologna : Pàtron editore, 2017

New Journal Issues at Classics, Week of November 20, 2017

Classics Library News and Blog - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:40am

L’Antiquité Classique, Volume 86, 2017

Dossiers d’Archéologie, Number 384, Nov/Dec 2017

Lanina Uses Foundry Time to Tell Herstory

Tex Libris - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:37am
Yuliya Lanina works in the Foundry.Early in November, the Foundry makerspace at the Fine Arts Library welcomed its second artist-in-residence, Russian-born American multimedia artist Yuliya Lanina. Lanina’s deeply personal work spans the universe of media — painting, sculpture, video, animatronics, performance — and resides in a space where whimsical imagery dances in a veil of melancholic undercurrents like children’s tales […]

Social Sciences Team Brings Graduate Research to PCL

Tex Libris - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:40pm
Presenters and listeners packed the aisles in the PCL Scholars CommonsOn November 3rd, the Libraries’ Social Sciences Team conducted its first Graduate Research Showcase, which featured twenty posters with a wide array of topics ranging from the economic impacts of state immigration reform to the role of paternal warmth and maternal stress in child-rearing to sport as part of Great Britain’s colonial enterprise in India. In total, […]

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