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Barnard librarians have begun to select actively electronic resources, including ebooks, databases, and digital archives in our specialty areas of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Dance Studies, and with the leadership of Director of Collections Strategy Kristen Hogan. As with all electronic resources of the Columbia University Libraries (CUL), these are available on and off campus to all Barnard and Columbia students, faculty, and staff. In May 2019, Library Specialist for Cataloging Albert Scott began to add open access items to CLIO, the catalog we share with CUL. This month he has added an ebook collection, a digital archive, and a database as well:

Aurora Metro Books, selected by Performing Arts Librarian Charlotte Price: Aurora  Metro Books is an independent publisher in the UK which has built a wide-ranging and highly contemporary list of new drama, with collections of women’s drama, international drama and drama by Black and Asian writers, as well as YA fiction and non-fiction works on theatre

The quest for labor equality in household work: National Domestic Workers Union, 1965-1979, selected by Humanities and Global Studies Librarian Vani Natarajan: Includes records of the United Domestic Workers Union (U.S) from 1965-1979. The correspondence (1965-1979) reflects efforts in organizing the Union and includes such correspondents as Julian Bond, Senator Sam Nunn, Senator Herman Talmadge, Allen Williams, Andrew Young, and other Georgia and national political figures. The subject files (1967-1979) cover a myriad of topics illustrating the Union's involvement in the Black community, the Manpower Program, the Career Learning Center, the Homemaking Skills Training Program, Maids Honor Day, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), and various federal agencies. The collection contains minutes of the Union, the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Transportation, the Citizens Neighborhood Advisory Council, and MARTA, as well as selected files relating to Equal Opportunity Atlanta, which funded many of the Union's projects.

Women's studies international, selected by Kristen Hogan: Provides citations and some abstracts to the core areas of Women's studies. Includes material from Women studies abstracts (1984-present),  Women's studies database (1972-present), New books on women and feminism (1987-present), Women of color and southern women (1975-present), The history of women and science, health, and technology: a bibliographic guide to the professions and disciplines (1970-1995), Women's health and development: an annotated bibliography (1995), Women, race, and ethnicity: a bibliography (1970-1990), WAVE: Women's audiovisuals in English: a guide to nonprint resources in women's studies (1985-1990) and the MEDLINE subset on women (1964-2000). Covers journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, websites and grey literature. Updated annually.

photo from the National Domestic Workers Union collection