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Special Collections Registration Form

Special Collections and Archives materials do not circulate and may only be consulted in the area designated by Special Collections staff in the S.C. Williams Library. Materials from the Special Collections and Archives may be viewed with advanced notice, by appointment only. 

Please make sure to fill out following registration form, and show archives staff an ID (student ID, driver’s license, or passport), before accessing the materials. 

Overview


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Vicky Ludas Orlofsky

 
As the Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian, my work at Stevens includes introducing and establishing successful research practices and information literacy with students, faculty, and staff in the Instruction program, and developing a scholarly communication program here at the library to keep faculty and researchers aware of current developments in academic publishing.

Education

  • B.A., International Affairs, The George Washington University
  • M.A., Liberal Studies, City University of New York Graduate Center
  • M.S., Library & Information Science, Pratt Institute

Experience

  • Evening and Weekend Public Services Assistant, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

Research & Publications

  • Lopatovska, I., Pattuelli, M.C., Lange, L. & Orlofsky, V.L. (2013). E-books in academia: Expectations and challenges. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 486-490). doi:10.9776/13261
  • Orlofsky, V.L. (2012).  Who’s happy now? A review of Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society by Peter N. Stearns.  Zeteo Journal. Available at: http://zeteojournal.com/2012/10/24/whos-happy-now/
  • Orlofsky, V.L. (2012). “Brooklyn Diary, 1864” Digitization Project. Available at: http://brooklyndiary1864.wordpress.com
  • Ludas, V. (2011). American Manpower: Work and Masculinity in the 1970s. (Unpublished master’s thesis). The Graduate Center, New York, N.Y.

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association
  • New York Library Association
  • Reference and User Services Association
  • Association of College & Research Libraries
  • METRO New York Library Council
  • Beta Phi Mu (Theta chapter)

Bird’s eye view of Hoboken, lo... Digital ID: 1659313. New York Public Library

"Bird's eye view of Hoboken, looking south from the vicinity of Stevens Institute. In pencil: "Hoboken." (ca. 1881-1885)."

This image and others in the NYPL Digital Gallery are in the public domain, which means their period of copyright protection has ended and they can be used (with attribution) by anyone for any purpose. Copyright issues are both a personal and professional interest of mine; if you'd like to talk about copyright or other aspects of scholarly communication, please drop me a line!

Special Collections Overview

The Special Collections department at the Samuel C. Williams Library serves as the repository of materials that support research and documentation on the Stevens family, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the history of Hoboken. In addition, we are building our scope of collections to encompass the history of the American Industrial Revolution, the U.S. Civil War, history of science and invention, and transportation history, especially railroads and nautical designs. We support research for a wide range of scholars including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and other outside researchers whose work relies on primary resource materials, including rare books, artifacts, manuscripts, media, and archives.

A video about the restoration of the 500 year old original copy of the
De Divina Proportione written by Luca Pacioli and illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci.
ACCESS THE COLLECTIONS

Special Collections and Archives materials do not circulate and may only be consulted in the area designated by Special Collections staff in the S.C. Williams Library. Materials from the Special Collections and Archives may be viewed with advanced notice, by appointment only.

HOURS

Appointments can be made Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:30am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Scheduling an appointment
Please fill out this online registration form to schedule an appointment to access the archives. You may also call to make an appointment at (201) 216-5416. We will get back to you on your appointment request within 48 hours (business days).

READING ROOM RULES:
  • Please make sure to fill out the registration form, and show archives staff an ID (student ID, driver’s license, or passport), before accessing the materials.
  • Only pencils and laptop computers may be used within the collections. Scanners and tape recorders are not permitted.
  • All large backpacks, purses, and coats must be checked in and will be stored securely by archives staff.
  • Food, beverages, and chewing gum, are not permitted within the collections.
  • If a copy of a fragile item is available the researcher will be required to consult the copy as opposed to the original. Permission to view the original will be determined by the Archivist.
  • Unless otherwise authorized, researchers may consult only one book or one box of manuscripts at a time. A researcher requesting both book and manuscript materials must consult them separately, unless otherwise authorized.
  • All materials consulted must be handled with great care. Researchers handling materials carelessly will be denied further access to the collections.
  • Materials must remain on the table during use. They are not to be placed in the lap or propped against the table edge.
  • When consulting some types of material, researchers will be required to wear gloves supplied by the department. Loose photographs will always require gloves.
  • Researchers are held responsible for all materials charged to them. Materials may not be transferred from one researcher to another.
  • Cameras are allowed in the reading room, but flash must always be off when photographing items.
  • Cell phone rings must be off when in the reading room doing research.
DUPLICATION AND REPRODUCTION SERVICES POLICIES:
  • Special Collections provides staff-mediated photocopying and digitization services. Use of digital cameras without a flash is permitted.
  • All duplication of materials in Special Collections and Archives is done by staff only, and the library reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in the staff's judgment, fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law, or if size or condition of the material does not permit safe copying.
  • Turnaround time for standard reproduction orders is four working days.
  • Due to limited staff we cannot accommodate expedited orders.
  • Photocopies larger than 11x17 cannot be made.
  • No more than 20 photocopies may be made from any single published item.
  • Any necessary restrictions on copying archival and manuscript collections is determined by Special Collections staff.


Duplication and Reproduction Costs:

In-house photocopies - $.10 per page

For patrons requesting photocopies by telephone request or email: $.25 per page with a minimum cost of $10.00.

Photographic Reproductions:

  • 8x10 = $12.00
  • 11 x 17 = $23.00
  • 16 x 20 $28.00

*If you need a size larger than 16x20, please contact the Archivist (lloscuto@stevens.edu)

Digital Reproductions:

High resolution TIFF = $10/per image
JPEG image = $5/per image

*If the image you need has already been scanned and is online, there is no charge.


 

 

Request Stevens Dissertation, Theses, and Reports

Theses, dissertations and reports written by Stevens students do not circulate (they cannot leave the Library) but can be accessed by completing and submitting the thesis request form below. Submissions are processed by Doris Oliver, and the form must be completed as thoroughly as possible.  You will be contacted when the report is available, as they can be picked up at the circulation desk in the Library.

Deposit Account Request

Please fill out the following form to request an Interlibrary Loan Deposit Account. An initial deposit of $25 is required to open a deposit account and the payment must be sent to the InterLibrary Loan Department. Upon receiving your deposit, your account will be activated and you will be notified that you can begin to order articles online.

Technical Reports

IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) includes access to the full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1893 from:
IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines, including early access documents, conference proceedings,journals, IET conference proceedings, published standards, Standards Dictionary Online.
Virtual Technical Reports Center, University of Maryland "The Virtual Technical Reports Center  is a listing of institutions that provide either full-text reports, or searchable extended abstracts of their technical reports on the World Wide Web.  This site contains links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports of all kinds.  Some metasites are  listed by subject categories, as well as by institution.  As of January 1, 2013, this content will be available, but the links will no longer be updated."
NTIS - National Technical Information Service "The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas"
Science.Gov "Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific Websites (see Science.gov fact sheet)."
Science Accelerator "Science Accelerator is a gateway to science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy.
It was developed to advance discovery and to deliver science information. The resources let you explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search scientific e-prints, locate science conference papers and proceedings, and more."
TRAIL-Technical Report Archive and Image Library "The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975. The TRAIL project began under the auspices of the Greater Western Library Alliance  (GWLA).  All GWLA members provided support in the early years of the TRAIL project."
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today .
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - NEPIS More than 7,000 in-stock and 24,000 digital titles are available to search and retrieve, download, print and/or order from the EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library The Research Library holds over 3 million unclassified technical reports, in print, microfiche and electronic formats. We are an archival resource for Los Alamos reports, with all formal LA reports since 1943 and many informal LA-URs. Use the databases below, or contact the library by email or phone 667-5809. We have more reports than are shown in the Library Catalog, and access to other resources.
National Transportation Library Transportation Library (NTL) is a repository of U.S. DOT transportation information, serves as a portal transportation data, and provides library services to U.S. DOT employees. NTL’s mission is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community.
Fire Research Information Services (FRIS) The Research Information Service, formerly known as the Fire Research Information Service (FRIS), is located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) . It is an information resource center and library available to NIST staff, fire protection engineers, scientists, and fire service personnel around the world. The 80,000 document collection represents a vast resource of information on building and fire research related subjects.
International Atomic Energy Agency INIS Database The International Nuclear Information System (INIS) hosts one of the world's largest collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. It offers online access to a unique collection of non-conventional literature. INIS is operated by the IAEA in collaboration with over 150 members.
The above picture is from the National Bureau of Standards Electronic Automatic Computer (SEAC)
Author: NIST
Date: 1950
Document Type: NBS

Notes:
Computer image processing began at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) in 1957. The construction of the early National Bureau of Standards Electronic Automatic Computer (SEAC) computer made possible the experiments that led to image processing. SEAC, was the first electronic computer with an internally stored program in the United States Government. It was the first of three computers built at NBS.
 
Technical Reports and Images like this can be found at TRAIL-Technical Report Archive and Image Library

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