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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Integration of the Humanities and the Arts with the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

https://www.nap.edu/login.php?record_id=24988&page=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nap.edu%2Fdownload%2F24988

Examines a trend in higher education to bring together the knowledge and types of inquiry from different disciplines within a single course or program of study.  Requires the creation of a free account.  From the National Academies Press

 

The Leonard Bernstein Collection

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://loc.gov/collections/leonard-bernstein/about-this-collection/

More than 3,700 items (photos, letters, music manuscripts, audio recordings and more) now available online from the Leonard Bernstein Collection on the 100th anniversary of his birth.  From the Library of Congress

 

Art and Culture Grow for Fourth Straight Year

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/general/acpsa/2018/_pdf/acpsa0318.pdf

Arts and cultural economic activity nationwide increased an inflation-adjusted 4.9% in 2015.  Arts and cultural activity accounted for 4.2% of U.S. gross domestic product or $763.6 billion.  Offers detailed information by state and type of arts activity.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

2017 National Film Registry is More Than a Field of Dreams

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-17-178/

Press release announcing the 25 films added to the National Film Registry for 2017.  They include Field of Dreams, Titanic, Superman, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.  From the Library of Congress

 

Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Participate in the Arts

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/StayingEngaged_0917.pdf

Examines such health characteristics as cognitive ability, physical function, and hypertension rates among elderly Americans who participate in arts activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and other Entertainment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums,Prices/Inflation,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities/pdf/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities.pdf

In 2015 Americans spent an average of $652 on fees and admissions for entertainment.  The figures do not include spending on out-of-town events because of inadequacies in the data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Alexander Hamilton Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Libraries/Museums

http://loc.gov/collections/alexander-hamilton-papers/

The papers of Alexander Hamilton now available for the first time online in their original format.  Features a selection of the more than 12,000 items from Hamilton’s personal and public correspondence in the library’s collection.  From the Library of Congress

 

Simplifying Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-16/pdf/2017-17194.pdf

Proposed regulation change relating to requirements for deposit of printed literary works and musical scores/sheet music.  Basically the change reduces the requirement for deposit from two copies to one, except in certain circumstances.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

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