SHU_Libraries Migrating To OpenAthens (OA) Asset Management

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Seton Hall University Libraries is retiring is current authentication system, EZProxy, and migrating to the OpenAthens (OA) Asset Management System, a next-generation method of accessing library databases both on and off campus. OA’s authentication is significantly improved over previous systems, and it will allow us to secure, enable, and monitor access better than ever before. Additionally, the new system will help us provide insights and data that will allow us to better support our faculty and students.

Our anticipated transition date to OpenAthens is Monday, May 20, 2019. While we are not expecting any disruptions in service, we do appreciate your patience with us and with this new access and user authentication system. The Library staff has worked very hard to make Open Athens work and we recognize there may be a few bumps and challenges along the way for our library users.

Please see the OpenAthens FAQs.

If you have questions about authenticating to Seton Hall University Libraries’ library resources, please contact elizabeth.leonard@shu.edu.


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ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is a complement to data services provided by Seton Hall University Libraries. The summer programs (most held in Ann Arbor, MI) provide rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques, research methodologies, and data analysis. Last year’s workshops included R programming, time series analysis, regression analysis, Bayesian modeling, and longitudinal analysis. These programs are excellent professional development opportunities for graduate students and faculty. As a subscriber, Seton Hall receives a 40% discount on tuition.

DATES
First Session: June 24 – July 19, 2019
Second Session: July 22 – August 16, 2019

Additionally, from May through August 2019, ICPSR will offer dozens of short workshops on a variety of topics in Ann Arbor and other locations around the world which will be posted in January 2019. Official registration for all 2019 courses will open in early February 2019.

2019 Schedule
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/schedule.html

FEES
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/registration.html

FINANCIAL AID
The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers for the 2019 four-week sessions.
Please refer to the Financial Support page for more information about how to apply.

Questions about ICPSR @ SHU?
Contact lisa.deluca@shu.edu

PIVOT Database Cancellation

#SHU_Libraries wishes to inform everyone that we will be cancelling our subscription to the PIVOT funding database, effective Sunday, March 31.

Our reasons for cancelling PIVOT include low usage, little interest in maintaining PIVOT from other campus stakeholders, and a significant financial cost to the library to provide access to Pivot.

Anyone who has an active account with PIVOT, will no longer receive funding alerts, and your login access to the database will expire on this date.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to PIVOT users.

Questions? Please reach out to:

Sebastian Derry
Assistant Dean for Public Services
sebastian.derry@shu.edu |973-275-2058

Studying Ireland, Irish Resources in the Archives and Special Collections Center

With March upon us an increased interest in learning about the culture, history, individuals, events, and traditions associated with the Irish experience is both evident and welcome!  However, when it comes to finding resources related to both Éire proper and Irish-America alike we offer year-round opportunities to study a wide-range of subject areas related to, and inspired by Ireland proper.

 

Image of book plate from library of Michael Joseph (Meagher) MacManusThe Archives & Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University features a group of printed volumes from the collection of Irish literary figure and noted book collector Michael Joseph (Meagher) MacManus (1888-1951) who wrote various nationalist-themed books and worked as editor of the Irish Press from 1931 until his death two decades later. This library includes over 3,000 titles dating from the seventeenth century to the present day and covers several different aspects of Irish and Irish-American life including culture, geography, literature, politics, biography, history and religion. Nearly all editions are printed in either English or Irish (Gaelach).  The core of this collection consists of acquisitions secured by MacManus during his lifetime, but arrangements have been made to add latter day works to what has become a continuously expanding bibliography.

Title Page of Eamon de Valera Biography

Most of these volumes of the volumes found in the MacManus Collection are housed in our repository, but many non-rare titles featuring a connection to the Ireland and Irish-American experience in some manner are also included via our databases (including the JSTOR Irish Studies Collection – https://www.jstor.org/subject/irishstudies and the digital Irish Times and Weekly Irish Times [1859-2015] – https://search.proquest.com/hnpirishtimes/index?accountid=13793) along with various e-books or print volumes in our Main Collection and assorted Reference Collection holdings.  More information can be found via our Irish Studies Research Guide – https://library.shu.edu/Irish-studies

and complimented by one specializing on Irish Literature: Past and Present – https://library.shu.edu/irishlit compiled by Professor Gerry Shea.

The Gael

 

Another collection donated by Rita Murphy (1912-2003), achieved status as one of the first female graduates of Seton Hall in 1937, prior to becoming a long-time director of the Irish Institute at Seton Hall during the 1950s and 1960s.  She also hosted a weekly Irish Music Program on W-S-O-U FM, South Orange and frequently appeared on local television.  Her collection of nearly 1,000 titles are complimented by other important works donated by prominent donors of Irish titles including the recently acquired Emmet-Tuite Library of volumes focusing on varied aspects of the Irish experience printed between from the 16-19th century, noted New Jersey based journalists Barbara O’Reilly; Jim Lowney and noted advocate Jim McFarland whose bequest centers on focused materials related to political issues in Northern Ireland over the past few decades.

Counted among our major subject collections featuring Irish subject matter include the reference papers of John Concannon (1924-2011) former author, publicist and National Historian of the Ancient Order of Hibernians whose voluminous source material on Ireland and Irish-America is especially detailed with particular emphasis on parades, noted political and military figures.  In addition, the Center houses microfilm editions of the National Hibernian Digest (1905-97), Hibernian Journal (1907-69), and Convention Proceedings of the AOH in America (1888-1990).  Various materials including ledgers, documents, and other items representing the New Jersey AOH have also found a central place within our collection.

Poster for United Irish Societies of New Jersey

When it comes to family ties and Irish-connected genealogy, the presence of church census data, select religious community information, educational files and various institutional and parish records are also found within this collection. Original and microfilmed nineteenth and early twentieth century sacramental registers from both current or closed parishes and various local cemeteries provide a wealth of data for those conducting genealogical research for their Irish and Irish-American ancestors either on-site or via mail inquiry. Supplementing these distinctive resources are bound or microfilm copies of Catholic Almanacs and Directories dating from 1851 onward.

Photo of Governor Richard J. Hughes greeting President John F. Kennedy at Mercer County Airport – Trenton, NJ, c. 1962

Governor Richard J. Hughes greets President John F. Kennedy at Mercer County Airport – Trenton, NJ, c. 1962

In terms of manuscript collections individual figures with Irish surnames have also been featured prominently in the organization of archival collections featured at Seton Hall through University connections including such academics and former presidents as Bernard J. McQuaid (1856-1857 and 1859-1867); James H. Corrigan (1876-1888); James F. Mooney (1907-1922); Thomas H. McLaughlin (1922-1933); Francis J. Monaghan (1933-1936); James F. Kelley (1936-1949); John L. McNulty (1949-1959) and John J. Dougherty (1959-1969).  Other prominent collections include resource materials from the laity including Congressman Marcus Daly (1908-1969) of Monmouth County, the first Catholic Governor of New Jersey Richard J. Hughes (1909-1992); and Bernard Shanley III (1903-1992), political advisor to President Dwight Eisenhower to name a few.

For more information about these, and other resources, and/or to schedule a research appointment please contact Alan Delozier, University Archivist/Education Coordinator via E-Mail:  Alan.Delozier@shu.edu or by Phone: (973) 275-2378

After Hours Study Space Now Open

#SHU_Libraries At long last we are pleased to announce the opening of the new After Hours Study Space!

The room is adjacent to Dunkin’ Donuts on the library’s 2nd floor:Photo of After Hours Study Space door

How it works:

During the library’s regular operating hours, the room is open and available with entrance/exit only from within the library through the wooden door.

During the library’s overnight hours

                    • 2am-8am Monday thru Friday
                    • midnight Friday thru 11am Saturday
                    • 7pm Saturday thru 11am Sunday

—the room is accessible to current SHU students only, with entrance/exit only from outside the library through the card swipe door located on the walkway:Photo oPhoto of exterior door card swipe readerf exterior door card swipe reader

We hope students make use of the room and support our efforts to make the library more accessible!

Photo of After Hours Study Space interior


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“Targeting Top Terrorists” Book Talk with Bryan C. Price

Join us for a talk with the Buccino Leadership Institute’s founding Executive Director Bryan C. Price, Ph.D. as he discusses his new book:

Targeting Top Terrorists Book Cover

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019
TIME: 4PM – 5:30PM
WHERE: Bethany Hall A [view campus map]

Free copies of the book for the first 15 students to arrive!

Please RSVP to Prof. Lisa DeLuca lisa.deluca@shu.edu

Sponsored by:


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No Guest Access to Computers During Spring 2019 Midterms

#SHU_Libraries During Spring 2019 Midterms there will be no guest access to computers from

Monday, March 4th— Friday, March 29th

Alumni access during this time is permitted.

Guest access will resume Saturday, March 30th.


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