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December 29, 2005

Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISTA) Replaces Information Science and Technology Abstracts Plus

In January 2006, Information Science and Technology Abstracts Plus database will no longer be available. However, the new Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISTA) database, from EBSCO, covers much of the same content as well as providing more coverage of library literature. The LISTA database indexes and abstracts resources on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and the information industry. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.

You can access LISTA from the Database Finder or the Information and Library Science link from the Subject Pages and Guides portion of the University Libraries’ Web Site. This database is also freely available to the public at large. EBSCO’s link to LISTA is

Users who are familiar with EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier will recognize LISTA’s search mechanisms. For those of you who are new to EBSCO, help is provided in the upper right hand corner of the screen. If additional help is needed contact Deborah Bernnard, Information Science Bibliographer at

New Interface for PAIS

PAIS, the Public Affairs Information Service, is now available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA). Previously, this database was available through SilverPlatter.

PAIS International provides references to books, journal articles, government documents, and privately published research reports on almost any topic that has a public affairs dimension. It is international in coverage. Coverage begins in 1972, while the PAIS Archive extends coverage back to 1915. Both titles are now available from the same interface.

View the new interface by connecting to PAIS.

December 28, 2005

Don Quixote Exhibit at the University Library

November 2005 - January 2006

Jesus Alonso-Regalado, Hispanic Studies Bibliographer and exhibit creator, will give a tour of the of Don Quixote exhibit and its significance on Wednesday, January 25th from 4:00-5:00 at the exhibit site on the first floor of the the University Library.

Celebrating 400 Years of Don Quixote de la Mancha, 1605-2005

The University at Albany Library commemorates the 400th anniversary of the publication of El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de La Mancha with an exhibit highlighting selected editions of this masterpiece and its influence on world literature and the arts (fine arts, music, cinema, etc.) Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece is considered to be the first modern novel in history and one of the most influential on world literature. Authors such as Laurence Sterne, Henry Fielding, Dostoievski, Graham Greene, Kafka, Flaubert, Borges, and Thomas Mann have been inspired by Don Quixote. There have been also many artists who have been influenced by this novel, such as painters (Doré, Goya, Dalí, Chagall, Picasso), film directors (Orson Welles, Terry Gilliam, Gutiérrez Aragón), and musicians (Falla, Telemman, Purcell, Strauss, Joaquín Rodrigo). Don Quixote IV Centenario
Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, prominent Spanish novelist and winner of the Cervantes Award (the preeminent Spanish literature prize), was a Distinguished Professor of Spanish Literature at the University at Albany from 1966 to 1970. He was also an outstanding scholar on Spanish literature. In 1975, he published El Quijote Como Juego, in which he conceived the Cervantes novel as a literary game of authors, narrators, and readers. Book: El Quijote como jeugo

Exhibit Brochure (PDF format)
Exhibit Bruchure (FlashPaper format)

Note: The books, films, and sound recordings presented in this exhibit brochure will be available at the library at the end of this exhibition.

Exhibit and Bibliography created by:
Jesús Alonso-Regalado, Hispanic Studies Bibliographer,

Co-sponsored and supported by:
University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY
Comisión IV Centenario de la Publicación de El Quijote, Ministry of Culture, Spain

With contributions from:
Roger Lipera, Training Specialist, IMC
Brian Keough, Head, Special Collections
Katie Jezik, Graduate Assistant, Collections
Mary Osielski, Special Collections Librarian
Geoffrey P. Williams, University Archivist and Campus Records Officer
Amy C. Schindler, Curator of Manuscripts
David Mitchell, Curator pro bono
Karen Brown, Preservation Librarian
Peter Bae, Borrowing Researcher
Chisato Tada, Collections Assistant
Colleen McAllister, Secretary I, Collections/User Services
Kali Roy, Student Assistant, Special Collections and Archives
Lisa Fenton, Circulation and Media Services

Library Exhibits Committee
University Library, University at Albany
Sydney Allen, co-chair,
Deborah LaFond, co-chair,

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