Women of Colour Index Project: Gillian Elinor Donation

Profile of Rita Keegan

Profile of Rita Keegan

We are extremely excited and pleased to announce the commencement of the Women of Colour Index Project which has been made possible by the kind donation of Jonathan Rosenhead in the name of Gillian Elinor, a feminist activist and arts educator responsible for Feminist Arts News and contributor and supporter of Women’s Arts Movement, Women  Artists Slide Library (now the Womens Art Library located in Goldsmiths Special Collections) and the Head of Art and Design at UEL.

This is a 12 month project focused upon a collection within the Women’s Art Library charting the emergence of Black Women’s art in the UK during the ‘Critical Decades’ of the 1980s and 1990s. The collection comprises ephemera, press cuttings, exhibition catalogues and slides of individual artworks and installations. The project will create archival records of the material to be widely shared online through our own Archive databases and Archives Hub. In addition the collective X Marks The Spot in collaboration with original coordinator Rita Keegan will explore new connections and themes that have emerged in the subsequent years and relaunch the Women of Colour Index. The final phase will be an event celebrating the Women of Colour Index Project and The Gillian Elinor Donation.

Regular updates on the project will be available through the Library blog, for more information please contact Althea Greenan a.greenan@gold.ac.uk


Open Access Limerick


the young poor robin heard of fields of open access
those richer learnt new facts that he could only guess
the magpie pillaged jewels and so could fly up tall
but when he tried to fly o’er the fence he hit a big paywall
he’s incensed, “it’s so unfair”, there are ethics to address

Open Access Resources for Researchers


Open Access can be defined as free, unrestricted online access to scholarly research material. At Goldsmiths, we are using Goldsmiths Research Online (http://research.gold.ac.uk) to deposit research outputs by Goldsmiths academics and PhD researchers.

There are many other resources for locating Open Access material online. Here is a selected list of Open Access research repository and e-book resources.

Creative Commons Search: http://search.creativecommons.org/

OAIster: a catalog of 30 million records built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide. http://www.oclc.org/oaister.en.html

arXiv: 976,730 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. http://arxiv.org/

PubMed Central: Information resource for biomedical and health researchers. http://europepmc.org/

CERN Document Server: Over 1 million documents by European Organization for Nuclear Research. http://cds.cern.ch/

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: http://www.base-search.net/

Hathi Trust Digital Library: Millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. http://www.hathitrust.org/home

Project Gutenberg: 46,000 free e-books. http://www.gutenberg.org/

Open Library: https://openlibrary.org/

Directory of Open Access Books: http://www.doabooks.org/

Directory of Open Access Journals: http://doaj.org/

Directory of Open Access Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php

Open Access Theses and Dissertations: http://oatd.org/

Creative Commons: The Basics


Creative Commons (CC) is a licensing system that allows you to make your work open and accessible while at the same time keeping some rights.

To use Creative Commons licenses is easy: it is just a matter of indicating the type of CC license you wish to use along with your work. There is no additional procedure of registration.

Here is a list of the six main CC licenses:

CC BY (Attribution) allows others to distribute and build upon your work as long as they credit you as the original creator of the work.

CC BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike) allows others to distribute and build upon your work as long as they credit you as the original creator of the work and release their derivative work under an identical license.

CC BY-ND (Attribution-NoDerivs) allows others to distribute your work as long as they credit you as the original creator of the work and keep the original format of the work.

CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) allows others to distribute and build upon your work non-commercially as long as they credit you as the original creator of the work and keep a non-commercial license for their derivative work.

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) allows others to distribute and build upon your work non-commercially as long as they credit you as the original creator of the work and release their derivative work under an identical license.

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs) allows others to distribute your work as long as they credit you as the original creator of the work. However, they cannot change the work, or use it commercially.

In Goldsmiths Research Online, the default license for PhD theses that are publicly accessible is CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs), the most restrictive of the six main CC licenses.

What is Goldsmiths Research Online?


Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO) is the open access research repository of Goldsmiths. Its aim is to bring together research outputs conducted by academics at the College. GRO holds material as diverse as books, journal articles, conference papers, exhibitions, artworks, and compositions.

Currently, there are nearly 7,000 items in GRO. These are being downloaded an average of 25,000 times per month. This means, currently, there is an average of 300,000 downloads from GRO per year.

These downloads come from different countries all over the world. In 2014 so far, the top five countries which downloaded the most from GRO are the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, and France.

As Goldsmiths Library, we encourage academics and PhD students to make their work open access by depositing their research outputs on GRO. You can search, browse, and add material to GRO on http://research.gold.ac.uk/

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology engineering and maths.


Augusta Ada King,

Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852)

English mathematician and writer, and collaborator on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

Ada Lovelace Day this year will be held on Tuesday 14 October. Over the coming year, FindingAda.com will develop into a resource for women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as well as for parents, teachers and lecturers who care about encouraging girls and young women to enter the STEM disciplines.

For more information on FindingAda and Ada Lovelace:

Web: http://findingada.com/

Twitter: @FindingAda

Facebook: FindingAda

Interested in learning more about women in STEM ?

Have a look at our reading list of books and special collections in the Library:

Material on Ada Lovelace

Conceving Ada

Leeson, Lynn Hersman. (1997)

(DVD Collection) 791.43737

Ada Byron Lovelace: To Dream Tomorrow

Arnholtz , C Frances, Fuegi, J. (2003)

(DVD Helpdesk Collection) A34

Documenta (13): Ada Lovelace

Krysa, Joasia. (2011)

(Special Collections) SCP 709.051 DOC/LOV

Ada a Life and a Legacy

Stein, Dorothy. (1987)

510.92 STE

The Bride of Science

Woolley, Benjamin. (1999)

510.92 WOO

Francis, J Fuegi J. 2003 Lovelace and Babbage and the Creation of the 1843 ‘Notes’ IEEE Computer Society Washington DC

Charles Babbage Pioneer of the computer

Hyman, Anthony. (1982)

510.92 HYM

Material on Daphne Oram

The Daphne Oram Archive

Please refer to http://www.gold.ac.uk/library/collections/special-collections/ or come a speak to a member of staff in the Special Collections and Archives office.

An individual note : of music, sound and electronics

Oram, Daphne (1972)

(Special Collections) 789.9 ORA

The Woman from New Atlantis (Article)

Wilson, Dan. The Wire Magazine London (No. 330, Aug 2011)

780.5 Periodicals

Daphne Oram

(Special Collections) Women’s Art Library Artist File

The Daphne Oram Tapes, Vol. 1

Oram, Daphne (2012)

CD 7838

Oramics / Daphne Oram.

Oram, Daphne (2007)

CD 6052-53

Four aspects / Daphne Oram.

Oram, Daphne. 2003.

CD 5011-12

Not necessarily “English music” : a collection of experimental music from Great Britain, 1960-1977.

Leonardo music journal (Vol 11, 2001) CD 7457

An anthology of noise and electronic music : second a-chronology, 1936-2003.

Sub Rosa (2003)

CD 5011-12

Women in Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology

Women Composers and Music technology in the United States

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth. (2006)

Ashgate Aldershot

780.973082 HIN

Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook

Campbell, P Grinstein, L. (1987)

Greenwood Press Inc. Westport

510.92 WOM

Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: Three Decades of UK Initiatives

Alison Phipps (2008)

Trentham Books Ltd

331.4815 PHI

Women in Science: A Social and Cultural History

Ruth Watts (2007)

Routledge 509.2 WAT

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

Kember, Sarah. (2003)

Routledge London

113.8 KEM

Complexities: Women in Mathematics

Anne M. Leggett (2005)

Princeton University Press

510.92 COM

Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories of Women in Science

Patricia Fara (2007)

Wizard Books

(School Practice Collection) 509.2 FAR

Feminism and Science (Oxford Readings in Feminism)

Evelyn Fox Keller (Editor), Helen E. Longino (1996)

OUP Oxford

Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne (2001)

Henry (Joseph) Press

Margaret Alic 2001 Hypatia’s Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century The Women’s Press Ltd

H. Patricia Hynes 1990 Reconstructing Babylon: Essays On Women And Technology. Earthscan Publications Ltd

Portrait of Ada Lovelace is courtesy of Creative Commons