database addition: Intelex Past Masters- now with The Works of Niccolò Machiavelli

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:46 AM
Subject: database addition: Intelex Past Masters- now with The Works of Niccolò Machiavelli

Dear Jamie, Keith, and Waleed,

I wanted to let you know that the database Intelex Past Masters has recently added The Works of Niccolò Machiavelli. See this link for more information on the new content; other works in the database are listed below, and here.

To access the database click on the link below, or, from the library’s home page, click on “databases & e-reference materials,” and then the letter “I.”

Database description:

Intelex Past Masters
A humanities database containing the full text of the following titles in English translation: Aquinas: Collected Works; Augustine: Works; Montaigne: Complete Works; Machiavelli: Works; Montesquieu: Complete Works; Motif-Index of Folk Literature; Plotinus: Enneads; Suárez: Opera Omnia; and Wright: Works and Correspondence.

Please forward this information to any faculty or students who might be interested, and I’ll also post it to my blog and to Twitter.

Best,

Laurie

Database trials: 20th century magazines

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 10:09 AM
Subject: Database trials: 20th century magazines

Dear Colleagues,

We have trials of 10 twentieth-century popular periodicals until June 9th. Please forward this email to faculty and students from your departments who might be interested.

Links are below. The trials are also accessible by title on the databases & e-reference materials list on the library’s home page. Titles may be searched simultaneously by going to EBSCO Collection and selecting those that interest you.

Please provide feedback on these databases via this link. (If you would like to provide feedback on more than one title, please complete a separate survey.)

If you have any questions regarding these databases/periodical titles, please let me know.

Best,
Laurie

database trials: Archives Unbound, Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, and Women’s Studies Archive

Just realized I forgot to put the end date for this trial. It is May 31.

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 10:51 AM
Subject: database trials: Archives Unbound, Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, and Women’s Studies Archive

Dear Colleagues,

We currently have several database trials in progress. Please forward this email to faculty and students from your departments who might be interested. Links are below and are also listed in the A-Z list on the library’s databases & e-reference materials page.

  • Archives Unbound, a collection of topically-focused primary sources. (Once in Archives Unbound click on “browse collections” and then “categories” for a good overview of the many topics available, including Native American Studies and Environmental Studies.)
    • If you test this database please give us your feedback via this survey.
  • Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 covers topics including LGBTQ activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis. It provides researchers with the documents necessary to delve deep into the Gay Rights Movement with resources that may otherwise go undiscovered. Repositories for this collection include: Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation; Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Women’s Energy Bank; GLBT Historical Society; National Library of Medicine; among other archives.
    • If you test this database please give us your feedback via this survey.
  • Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities, Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, Women’s Studies Archive provides a history of the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. Through a variety of documents such as diaries, letters, photographs, news clippings, organizational records, and journals, it presents a record of the issues that have affected women, societal contributions, social status, and women’s movements.
    • If you test this database please give us your feedback via this survey.

Laurie

THATCamp OK

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 4:43 PM
Subject: FW: You’re invited: THATCamp OK, May 12th

Dear Colleagues,

Please let faculty and graduate students in your departments know about this opportunity.

Thanks,
Laurie

From: Carlisle, Tara M.
Sent: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:15 PM
Cc: Clayton, Sarah C. <sarah.clayton@ou.edu>
Subject: You’re invited: THATCamp OK, May 12th

Hi All, Here is an announcement for THATCamp to forward on to your departments. We have quite a few people from OSU registered already, so we hope to have a nice, mixed group of people. Thanks, Tara

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THATCamp OK
Friday, May 12th
8:30am – 3:30pm
Bizzell Library,  Lower Level 1, Rm. 118

In partnership with Oklahoma State University, OU is hosting THATCamp OK in May. THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. THATCamp provides a great opportunity to explore new tools and share ideas with people from different fields. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided for registered participants. Learn More and Register.

-TC

Tara Carlisle, M.S., M.A.
Digital Scholarship Specialist
University of Oklahoma Libraries
Bizzell Library, Lower Level 1, Rm 121
Office: 405-325-3869

 

 

 

 

University Libraries serials

(Forgot to blog this email from last week.)

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: University Libraries serials

Dear Colleagues,

The University Libraries has recently undertaken a review of all serials held in our Norman campus locations:  Bizzell, branch libraries, and special collections.  This review identified materials we recommend be retained on campus, placed into storage, or removed from our collections.  The review enables continuing renovation projects throughout the University Libraries.  Please note that relocated or removed materials will continue to be available to you via Sooner Xpress, electronic access, or partner libraries.

We invite your input on the recommendations we have prepared and have developed a guide to serve as a communication portal for this project.  Please share this information with your colleagues, and please provide me, your liaison librarian, with your feedback through April 28.  Final decisions about these materials will be made in May 2017 and posted to the guide.

Best,
Laurie

Digital Public Library of America – Application for 2017-2018 Education Advisory Committee Now Open

The Digital Public Library of America is looking for excellent instructors in higher education to join its Education Advisory Committee for 2017-2018. See https://dp.la/info/2017/03/01/application-for-2017-2018-education-advisory-committee-now-open/ for more information.

Members of this group will:

  • Develop and deliver curriculum for professional development using DPLA and its resources for inquiry-based instruction
  • Collaborate with K-12 and higher ed members of the Education Advisory Committee to develop best practices for implementing the Primary Source Sets
  • Write new primary source sets following DPLA’s format and participate in peer review and revision (3 in 15 months)
  • Provide input on online professional development modules

Database Trials: History of Mass Tourism and World’s Fairs

UPDATE: These trials have been extended to April 5th.

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:24 AM
Subject: database trials: History of Mass Tourism and World’s Fairs

Dear Colleagues,

Please share this information with your faculty and graduate students.

The library has a trial of the following two databases that may be of interest to you. The trial expires March 8th.

History of Mass Tourism
1850-1980
Provides guidebooks, brochures, periodicals, photographs and personal travel journals offering a view into the expansion, accessibility and affordability of tourism. Please complete a survey to provide feedback on this trial.

World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions
1851-present
Explores world’s fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 to twenty-first century expos. Please complete a survey to provide feedback on this trial.

Please note: this database vendor does not allow PDF download options during trials.

For more information about the databases, see this link for History of Mass Tourism and this one for World’s Fairs.

Best,
Laurie

New Database: Slavery in America and the World

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:40 AM
Subject: new database: Slavery in America and the World

Dear Colleagues,

I’m happy to announce that a new database is available through HeinOnline, which we access courtesy of the law library:

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
Brings together, for the first time, all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including more than 1,000 books and pamphlets.

The link above will take you directly to the database, or, from the library’s homepage, click on “Databases & E-Reference” under Quick Links in the center of the page, and then type the word “slavery” into the title field.

For more information about the database see http://home.heinonline.org/slavery/. HeinOnline is making this database freely available to all institutions. See their announcement here.

I will add the database to my LibGuides, including the HIST 1483 and HIST 1493 pages.

Best,
Laurie

“Publish, Not Perish: Considerations Before Hitting ‘Submit'”

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:49 PM
Subject: “Publish, Not Perish: Considerations Before Hitting ‘Submit'”

Dear Colleagues,

I’m happy to let you know that Jen Waller, our Open Educational Resources and Scholarly Communication Coordinator, will give a presentation on October 26, 2016, at 11 am in the Bizzell Library Community Room (LL118) titled “Publish, Not Perish: Considerations Before Hitting ‘Submit’” as part of Open Access Week.

See the attached flyer and please forward this email to colleagues and graduate students! (Also remember that I’m archiving the emails I send you at http://laurie.oucreate.com/category/emails/ if it’s easier to point to that URL.)

Best,
Laurie

Humanities Databases Update

From: Scrivener, Laurie L.
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:05 PM
Subject: humanities databases update

Dear Colleagues,

The library has completed its review of our online database subscriptions in the fine arts and humanities. Based on the responses that we have received from you and your colleagues, we have decided to cancel only one of the proposed items, RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals. The online guide has been updated accordingly.

We received a great deal of thoughtful, detailed feedback from the arts and humanities faculty during this process, for which we are grateful. Your investment in the scope and quality of our collections is extremely important to our ability to make informed decisions.

As we selected candidates for potential cancelation, we reviewed the contents and uniqueness of each database. We also relied heavily on our usage statistics, and all of the titles that we proposed had very low usage; one as low as 47 total searches over six years. The importance that you placed on some of these titles honestly surprised us, as it did not match what we were seeing from the usage numbers.

In the future, we may be facing similar difficult budgetary decisions, and usage statistics will be one of the data points we will consider—although not the only one—in choosing which resources may be cancelled. Therefore, we urge you: please use these resources in the future in a way that will give us data that accurately indicates their value.

Remember, all the databases can count is the number of times a person conducts a search or downloads an item. If you are, for example, downloading PDFs and distributing them to your class of 100 students, then all we’ll see is one download when it should really be 100 uses. Some small changes you can make to improve these statistics include:

  • Instructing your class on how to access the databases themselves, instead of providing them with the downloaded materials.
  • Emailing colleagues database permalinks instead of downloaded PDFs when you share items.
  • Creating assignments that require your students to use these databases for themselves.

It’s a small change in habits, but it really will help us to have more accurate data. We are available to answer questions about these issues or to help you develop assignments encouraging your students to use these materials.

Thank you again for your thoughtful, detailed responses. Please let us know if you have any questions, or if we can assist you with anything else.

Best,
Laurie