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#ColorOurCollections coloring books

Although today is the last *official* day of #ColorOurCollections, we’ll wait until next week to post our round-up. You can do some coloring over the weekend if you’ve been too busy during the week!

We now have 3 coloring books for you to choose from:

Comfort Year-Round

The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet

Weird & Wonderful Animals

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Remember to tweet us a photo of your masterpiece(s) including @VillanovaDigLib and #ColorOurCollections in your tweet text. And don’t forget to check out the hashtag #ColorOurCollections on Twitter to see all the great artwork that people have done!

Happy coloring! :)


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eBook available: Motor Matt on the Wing

Motor Stories #24This week’s Project Gutenberg release, built by applying the efforts of Distributed Proofreaders to images from our Digital Library, is Motor Stories #24: Motor Matt on the Wing; or, Flying for Fame and Fortune. While Motor Matt already took to the air by dirigible in several earlier stories, this adventure marks his first encounter with powered flight, a technology that was still quite new at the time of the tale’s writing. As in some other volumes of this series, the mix of familiar dime novel tropes and archetypes with then-cutting-edge technology (occasionally discussed in some technical detail) produces an interesting snapshot of some of the dramatic transitions that occurred in the early years of the 20th century.

The book also includes the conclusion of the “Tricked By Two” story begun in the previous issue along with some brief animal-themed filler articles. The full text may be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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Available for proofreading: The Man, by Elbert Hubbard

Front cover (selection), The man : a story of to-day : with facts, fancies and faults peculiarly its own

Front cover (selection), The man : a story of to-day : with facts, fancies and faults peculiarly its own

A few weeks ago, one of our Content Roundups highlighted The Man, a book recently digitized from our Hubbard Collection. This first (pseudonymously-published) novel of Elbert Hubbard happens to have been published by J. S. Ogilvie in the same paper-covered series as White Dandy, one of our earlier eBook releases. The unusual nature of this novel, and the coincidence of its relationship with material from our dime novel collection, made it inevitable that we would submit this to Distributed Proofreaders so that it too can have a home on Project Gutenberg.

If you would like to help turn this forgotten book into a new electronic edition, you can read our earlier blog post for information on the proofreading process, then join in the work at the project page.


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Content Roundup – First Week – February 2016

Front cover, The sacrifice of Thomas Ashe / by Sean O'Cathasaigh

Front cover, The sacrifice of Thomas Ashe / by Sean O’Cathasaigh

This week as the snow melts, find a number of newly digitized newspaper issues and journal articles available. As well, the work as important work the sacrifice of Thomas Ashe by Sean O’Casey appears from the Joseph McGarrity Collection.

American Catholic Historical Society

p. 240, the Rev.  John Joseph Fedigan, O.S.A,, Historical Picture Gallery. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Volume XIX

p. 240, the Rev. John Joseph Fedigan, O.S.A,, Historical Picture Gallery. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Volume XIX

Records (Volume 19: 22 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443160]

Catholica

Newspapers

Catholic Standard & Times

"The Bat", selection p. 7, The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 6, Saturday, December 17, 1921

“The Bat”, selection p. 7, The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 6, Saturday, December 17, 1921

1920 (4 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:429913]

1921 (8 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445028]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

Foiled by fate : being the conclusion of In the house of fear / by Old Sleuth
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440904]

Periodicals

[1], p. , The Girls' companion, v. VIII, no. 22, May 29, 1909

[1], p. , The Girls’ companion, v. VIII, no. 22, May 29, 1909

The Girls’ Companion (collection created, 7 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:445440]

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 8, February 19, 1916

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 8, February 19, 1916

[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:441219]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443926]

German Society of Pennsylvania

p. [245], Viereck's the American weekly, v. VIII, no. 16, May 22, 1918

p. [245], Viereck’s the American weekly, v. VIII, no. 16, May 22, 1918

Viereck’s the American weekly (27 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443954]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

The sacrifice of Thomas Ashe / by Sean O’Cathasaigh
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445001]

Image Collection

Coloring Book version, The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Record/vudl:445022]

Philadelphia Ceili Group


Festivals

Newly Composed Tunes (9 parts added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445551]

Villanova Digital Collection

Falvey Memorial Library

Doodle, February 3, 2016

Doodle, February 3, 2016

Daily Doodles (2016: 12 images added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444148]


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#ColorOurCollections

This week we’re celebrating some of the cool stuff in our collections by creating coloring books for you to enjoy!

For today, we’ve got a coloring book version of Jack B. Yeats’s The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet (1905). We’d love to see what you color, so tweet an image of your masterpiece and include @VillanovaDigLib and #ColorOurCollections in your tweet text. Stay tuned for more coloring opportunities later this week!

Illustration from "The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet" by Jack B. Yeats.

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the Biodiversity Heritage Library came up with the (brilliant!) idea for #ColorOurCollections and you can find lots of cool stuff to color from Special Collections libraries around the world by browsing the hashtag on Twitter! NYAM will also be featuring some of the #ColorOurCollections treasures on their blog.

Happy coloring! :)


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John Waldeby Uncovered

Posted for:  Darren Poley, Theology / Outreach Librarian

York Minster

York Minster

 

John Waldeby, O.S.A. was an Oxford-educated medieval English Augustinian friar well-known for his preaching. “There are many gaps in our knowledge of the career of John Waldeby” (Hackett 35), but many of his sermons were published in his own day. Father John Rotelle, O.S.A. who was the director of the Augustinian Press until his death in 2002 had a transcription made of Waldeby’s fourteenth-century collection of Sunday sermons, Novum Opus Dominicale, preserved in manuscripts of the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Bodley 687 and Laud misc. 77). This work of Waldeby has been called a reference book and is thought to have been composed in the Augustinian priory library, York, England in the 1360s. For a description of the Bodleian manuscripts see: Margaret J. Morrin, “John Waldeby, O.S.A. (ca. 1315-1372), Preacher” Analecta Augustiniana 35 (1972), 75-76. The transcription commissioned by Rotelle was bound and added to the collection of the Augustinian Historical Institute (AHI). There are several works in the AHI which describe Augustinian John Waldeby, but to have a typed transcription of some of his most important sermons is a boon, because Waldeby’s life and works have continued to be a trove for scholarship. It is for this reason that a digital copy of this transcription has been added to the Digital Library@Villanova University.

See: http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:442466

Suggested Further Reading:

Akae, Yuichi. A mendicant sermon collection from composition to reception: the Novum opus dominicale of John Waldeby, OESA. Sermo, vol. 7. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.

Emden, A. B. “Waldeby, John de” pages 1957-1958 in A Biographical Register of the
University of Oxford to A.D. 1500, vol. III. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959.

Gwynn, Aubrey, S.J. “John Waldeby of York” pages 114-123 in The English Austin Friars
in the Time of Wyclif. London: Oxford University Press, 1940.

Hackett, Benedict, O.S.A. “John Waldeby” pages 35-48 in William Flete, O.S.A., and
Catherine of Siena: Masters of Fourteenth Century Spirituality. Edited by John E. Rotelle, O.S.A., The Augustinian Series, vol. 15. Villanova, PA: Augustinian Press, 1992.

Morrin, Margaret J. John Waldeby, O.S.A., c.1315 – c. 1372: English Augustinian Preacher
and Writer. Studia Augustiniana Historica, 2. Rome: Analecta Augustiniana, 1975.

Ossinger, Joannes Felix. “Waldebius Joannes” pages 959-960 in Bibliotheca Augustiniana:
historica, critica, et chronologica. Turin: Bottega D’Erasmo, 1963.

Roth, Francis, O.S.A. “John Waldeby” pages 400-404 in The English Austin Friars 1249
1538: I. History. Cassiciacum: Studies in St. Augustine and the Augustinian
Order, vol. VI (American Series). New York: Augustinian Historical Institute, 1966.

Wenzel, Siegfried. “John Waldeby (WA)” pages 40-44 in Latin sermon collections from
later Medieval England : orthodox preaching in the age of Wyclif. Cambridge Studies
in Medieval Literature, 53. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – January 2016

Front cover, Forging the links : being the sequel to Old Ironsides' long trail

Front cover, Forging the links : being the sequel to Old Ironsides’ long trail

With the January Blizzard of 2016 hitting last weekend, see the few titles that have been added in this snowy week!

American Catholic Historical Society

Records

Volume 19 (1 article added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443160]

Volume 20 (25 articles added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:442360]

Volume 22 (20 articles added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:441543]

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Novum opus dominicale
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:442466]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Forging the links : being the sequel to Old Ironsides’ long trail / by “Old Sleuth.”
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440866]

Periodicals

[12-13] p.

[12-13] p.

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added, Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 6, February 5, 1916)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440354]


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eBook available: Motor Matt’s Prize

Motor Matt's PrizeAnother Motor Stories adventure has been added to Project Gutenberg this week thanks to images from our Digital Library and the labor of the Distributed Proofreaders project. In the twenty-third adventure, Motor Matt’s Prize; or, The Pluck that Wins, Motor Matt helps a friend enter a motor boat race and encounters the usual mix of danger and treachery. The volume also contains the first half of an adventure story called “Tricked by Two,” and some short filler material, including a piece about Julius Neubronner‘s pigeon photography.

The entire book may be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – January 2016

Front cover, Presto Quick; or, The weird magician detective / by Old Sleuth.

Front cover, Presto Quick; or, The weird magician detective / by Old Sleuth.

Along with the snow, this week brings a blizzard of newly digitized newspaper issues and a few other tidbits to read while relaxing around the fireplace!

American Catholic Historical Society

Records: Volume 22 (21 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:441543]

Catholica


Newspapers

 I.C.B.U. Journal, v. 19, no. 321, November 15, 1891

I.C.B.U. Journal, v. 19, no. 321, November 15, 1891

I.C.B.U. Journal (92 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:428063]


Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Old Sleuth Weekly (4 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440702]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440740]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440782]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440828]


Periodicals

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 3, January 15, 1916

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 3, January 15, 1916

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440569]


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eBook available: Motor Matt’s Enemies

Motor Matt's EnemiesAnother issue of Motor Stories has been released to Project Gutenberg through our collaboration with Distributed Proofreaders. In issue 22, Motor Matt’s Enemies; or, A Struggle for the Right, Motor Matt travels to Wisconsin to help a friend but discovers that some recently-acquired foes are on his trail. As is often the case in this series, the book’s main liability to the modern reader is the inclusion of broad racial stereotypes, which are especially evident in this volume due to a prominent African American character.

The volume also includes a filler story, “The Guardian of the Pass,” in which a youth traveling in Alaska encounters a prehistoric creature in a forgotten wilderness, which may be of particular interest to readers seeking traces of science fiction in the series.

The entire book may be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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