UCLA IS Colloquium, Thursday, Oct 31, 3-5pm, GSEIS 111

UCLA Department of Information Studies Colloquium

The Re-creation of a Masterpiece: La Prose du Transsibérien. 

Documentary by Rosylyn Rhee. Los Angeles, 2019. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 3:00–5:00 pm, Room 111 GSEIS 

Documentarian Rosylyn Rhee and Drop Dead Gorgeous Curator Kitty Maryatt 

In this documentary, we follow Kitty Maryatt as she produces her re-creation of the gorgeous 1913 book by painter Sonia Delaunay and poet Blaise Cendrars, La Prose du Transsibérien. Unique to its time, the book pushed boundaries of book structure, painted imagery and poetic expression. Using original techniques of letterpress printing and pochoir (stenciling) to reproduce her edition of La Prose, Maryatt develops insight into the creative and conceptual challenges faced by Cendrars and Delaunay, while attempting to discover why they did not complete their planned edition. 

EXHIBIT VIEWING: October 31, 2019, 2:15-3:00, Charles E Young Library, Special Collections Before the documentary, Maryatt will lead a short tour of the exhibit titled Drop Dead Gorgeous: Fine Bindings for La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation. The tour will be in the Charles E. Young Library, Special Collections, at 2:15. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Breslauer Professor Fund 

Open Access Week 2019



Tips, Tools, Treats, and GAMES! Celebrate Open Access Week 2019 with us! Tuesday, Oct. 22
Does Open = Access?
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Research Library Main Conference Room Looking Beyond the Journal Article
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Boyer Hall 159 Wednesday, Oct. 23
IIIF for Open Access
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Research Library Presentation Room Thursday, Oct. 24
Democratize Peer Review
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Boyer Hall 130 Friday, Oct. 25
Open Access: Gamified
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Research Library Main Conference Room Details:
library.ucla.edu/oaweek2019 The UCLA Library acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples.

Historic Recordings from the Ottoman Diaspora: Music & Migration, Tuesday, October 29 1:00 PM

When: Tuesday, October 29 @ 1:00 p.m.
Where: UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive; 1630 Schoenberg Music Building

Record Collector Ian Nagoski will address immigrant musical performers from present-day Turkey and Syria who recorded in the U.S. during the 1910s-1940s and present original research on the artists while considering them in the context of both their native and adopted homes. This presentation is an investigation of the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and the United States through the lens of musical performers and immigrant musical life in the nascent years of the record industry.

Ian Nagoski is a music researcher and record producer in Baltimore, Maryland. For more than a decade, he has produced dozens of reissues of early 20th century recordings in languages other than English for labels including Dust-to-Digital, Tompkins Square, his own Canary Records, and others. His enthusiastic talks have been hosted at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens Greece, the University of Chicago, and New York University, and he has presented his work in installation at the Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin Germany, the Wellcome Center in London England, and the Peale Center in Baltimore Maryland. A fragment of his work is included on the MoonkArk, the first object to be permanently installed on the moon, in 2020.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching TA Training Program and The Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA.

IS Colloquium: Andrew Culp, Oct 3, 3 pm

Tomorrow, October 3, we invite you to a presentation from Andrew Culp titled “Invisibility in the Age of Disclosure”. Andrew Culp is Professor of Media History and Theory in the MA in Aesthetics and Politics program and the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. His 2016 book Dark Deleuze poses a challenge to today’s compulsory happiness, decentralized control, and 24/7 always-on digital world. His recent published work has been on the social history of cybernetics, marxist feminist speculative anthropology, and critiques of cyber-accelerationism. The presentation will be at 3pm in the GSEIS Building, Room 111.

We hope to see you then! 

Doctoral Colloquium Organizers

*All Colloquia are fragrance-free events. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc. while attending this event as they can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies. We aim to maintain a welcoming and accessible environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community. More info can be found at: https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/research/colloquium

Rare Books LAX presents… Make way for ducklings! with Russell Johnson and Derek Quezada

MLIS students, librarians, archivists, collectors, and other scholars are invited to take part in an interactive tour of Rare Books LAX guided by Russell Johnson (Curator of History of Medicine and the Sciences at UCLA Library Special Collections) and Derek Quezada (Special Collections Outreach and Public Services Librarian at UC Irvine).

Featuring more than 75 leading specialists in antiquarian books, fine prints, photography, maps, and ephemera, the inaugural Rare Books LAX takes place October 5 and 6, 2019 at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, a historic event center with an adjacent award-winning food bazaar, which is located a stone’s throw from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). For more information, visit www.rarebooksla.com

Each tour will run about 90 minutes, during which Russell and Derek will lead their ducklings up and down the aisles of the fair and discuss their approach to collection development, evaluating material for purchase, and the proper care and feeding of booksellers. Russell will lead tours beginning at 10:30 AM and 1 PM, respectively, on Saturday, October 5, while Derek will lead tours beginning at 11 AM and 1:30 PM, respectively, on Sunday, October 6.

Space is limited: each tour is capped at six participants.

When you reserve a spot for a tour, you will also receive complimentary admission to Rare Books LAX.

      1. Follow this link:


      1. Then click on the green “Tickets” button …
      2. Click on “Enter promo code” …
      3. Enter the word Tour and click on “Apply”
      4. Select your Tour date and time (for example, Oct. 5 at 10:30) and number of attendees (“1”). Notice that the Order Summary, at right, totals $20.00.  There is another step to do, to reset this to $0.00 …
      5. Scroll down to “General Admission” and select “0” – and then click “Checkout”
      6. Enter your name and email address, click “Register”, and you’re done!

After you select an available tour and complete your registration, a confirmation and ticket will be emailed to you.

If the tours are full and you would still like to attend Rare Books LAX, discounted passes are available through Goldstar:


If you have any additional questions, please email info@rarebooksla.com or call 626-634-0075.


Kickoff Event for Archival Project To Help VA House Homeless Veterans

Put your archival skills to work in the community. Volunteer for the IS Department’s contribution to UCLA Volunteer Day on Saturday, September 28, at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The hospital serves veterans in an unincorporated area surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. Bruin volunteers will work with Professor Anne Gilliland to kick off a project that will not only establish an archives of the materials from the facility, but also make way for 1,200 housing units for homeless veterans.

#BruinsGiveBack @UCLAiS @UCLA

Digital Collections: Strategies, Methods, & Outcomes Webinar, 6/27

When: June 27 at 12:00 PM (Central Time)


This webinar will focus on library programs and initiatives that aim to facilitate access to unique resources from around the world and ensure their physical preservation without taking physical custody of the materials themselves. Each panelist will discuss the ways in which they form partnerships with scholars and institutions around the world, how the resulting collections function, and what lessons can be learned in the process. More detailed agenda information to come.


      • Jody Butterworth (Curator, British Library Endangered Archives Programme)
      • T-Kay Sangwand (Librarian for Digital Collection Development, UCLA)
      • Jim Nye (Bibliographer for Southern Asia, Emeritus, UChicago; Director, Digital South Asia Library)