From: Scrivener, Laurie L. Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:26 PM Subject: Undergraduate Research Award from the University Libraries
I’m happy to announce that the library will again be sponsoring
undergraduate research awards. Would you mind sharing this information about
the awards with faculty in your areas and encouraging students to apply?
I haven’t posted since August, but then again, I don’t post much except to archive emails, mostly. This morning I attended a training session about the new and improved WordPress that is behind this blog, and now I’m testing myself to see if I remember how to work it.
I noticed my first post in this blog was a picture of me in my old office in Monnet Hall, so I thought I’d share with you what my new office in Bizzell looks like. I’m in Room 423NW. (NOT 423NE, which is the ladies’ room…)
Here are some pictures of my office. It’s small, but as you can see, there’s an extra chair, and I’m always happy to help with your research projects in history, political science, and international and area studies!
So I guess I can use this new WordPress “block” system for my simple blog that probably doesn’t need to exist.
From: Scrivener, Laurie L. Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:05 PM Subject: Reception for Faculty and Graduate Students, Sept 6
Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend a reception being held in the Zarrow Family Faculty and Graduate Student Center, Bizzell Library, Lower Level 2 on Thursday, September 6, from 3:30-5:00. Light refreshments will be served.
From: Scrivener, Laurie L. Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:51 AM Subject: database trial: Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires Since 1820
Through September 30th we have a trial of a database, Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires Since 1820. The database contains 75,000 pages of historical documents in full text exploring prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. If you click on the trial link and then click “browse document clusters” you can see that the database covers Asia, Europe, Native women in North America, and much more. (See publisher’s page for more information).
I’ve spent four great years in the Western History Collections, but the time has come for me to move back to Bizzell Memorial Library. I’ll be moving Friday, August 10th. My phone number should stay the same: 405-325-1903. The new office is on the 4th floor of Bizzell, room 423 northwest. Please come visit!
From: Scrivener, Laurie L. Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 9:33 AM Subject: Alternative Textbook Grants
I’ve been asked to forward you this information about the library’s Alternative Textbook Grants; please pass on to faculty in your departments.
OU Libraries’ Alternative Textbook Grants help reduce the cost of course materials by supporting the adoption, modification, or creation of open course content. Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are distributed at no cost and with legal permission for the public to freely use, share, and build upon the content. OER inspire pedagogy and give faculty more freedom over their instructional materials and. To date, the Alternative Textbook Grant has saved OU students $1.9 million. Apply today to enable new ways of learning or attend a drop-in session to learn more. Applications are due 3/2/2018.
From: Scrivener, Laurie L. Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:50 AM Subject: database trial: Pravda Digital Archive
We currently have a trial of the Russian language newspaper, Pravda, for the years 1918-1991. The trial runs through September 8th. For more information about the database see this link.
This is the link to the trial, or find it alphabetically under the “Databases & Reference” link on the library’s home page. Please feel free to share this email with colleagues or students who might be interested in the database.
My excellent colleague, Molly Strothmann, (Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian) and I have just finished a new library research guide for public policy. Check it out: http://guides.ou.edu/publicpolicy. We hope that it will be useful for those of you in political science, social work, and any discipline dealing with policy issues.
Granted, I’ve been librarian for history for nearly 21 years (as of August 15!) and librarian for political science for almost 2, but I think we’ve done a pretty good job on this one. Let me know if you see anything wrong or that should be added or changed!
P.S. Many of the resources require a login with your OU Net ID.
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.
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.