Archive for June, 2008

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New Books: June 27, 2008

June 27, 2008

Here’s a list of books we have recently acquired. Click on the links to check availability and location (the “New Books” location is a temporary one). Also, if the book is not checked out, any AU faculty, staff or graduate student can have a book delivered to an AU departmental office by filling in this form.Patterns and Textures

It’s a mixed bag this week, but there are quite a few design books housed over in the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction for your consideration. In fact take a look at the preview of Cutting Edge: Patterns and Textures in Google Books if you like patterns.

Communication and Journalism

Austin, Thomas, 1966-
Watching the world : screen documentary and audiences.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
PN 1995.9 .D6 A97 2007

Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.
Work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
N 72 .S6 B413 2008

Billig, Michael.
Laughter and ridicule : towards a social critique of laughter.
London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage, 2005.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BF 575 .L3 B45 2005

Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics / editor Neil J. Salkind ; managing editor Kristin Rasmussen.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HA 29 .S2363 2007

Handbook of mobile communication studies / edited by James E. Katz.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HE 9713 .H36 2008

Morris, Michael (Michael Rowland)
Introduction to the philosophy of language.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
P 107 .M69 2007

Psychological aspects of cyberspace : theory, research, applications / edited by Azy Barak.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HM 1017 .P79 2008

Rowlands, Mark.
Body language : representation in action.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
B 105 .R4 R69 2006

Skewes, Elizabeth A., 1957-
Message control : how news is made on the presidential campaign trail.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
JK 528 .S57 2007

Design

Area 2 : 100 graphic designers; 10 curators; 10 design classics.
London : Phaidon Press, 2008.
LADC Auburn
NC 997 .A689 2008

Healey, Matthew.
What is branding?.
Crans-Près-Céligny ; Hove : RotoVision, 2008.
LADC Auburn
HD 69 .B7 H435 2008

Julier, Guy.
Culture of design.
Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2008.
LADC Auburn
NK 1390 .J848 2008

Pilcher, Tim.
Erotic comics : a graphic history from Tijuana bibles to underground comix.
New York : Abrams, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
PN 6710 .P54 2008

Rivers, Charlotte.
Logo-art : innovation in logo design.
Crans-Près-Céligny; Hove : RotoVision, 2008.
LADC Auburn
NC 1002 .L63 R58 2008

Taute, Michelle.
Design matters : brochures 01 : an essential primer for today’s competitive market.
Beverly, Mass. : Rockport, c2008.
LADC Auburn
Z 246 .T38 2008

Vilaseca, Estel.
Cutting edge : patterns and textures.
Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport ; Hove : RotoVision [distributor], 2008.
LADC Auburn
NC 997 .V55 2008

Wacky packages / by The Topps Company, Inc. ; interview with Art Spiegelman ; afterword by Jay Lynch.
New York : Abrams, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
PN 6231 .C6146 W33 2008

Others That Looked Interesting:

Bolter, J. David, 1951-
Writing space : the computer, hypertext, and the history of writing.
Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, c1991.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
Z 52.4 .B65 1991

Brody, Jennifer DeVere.
Punctuation : art, politics, and play.
Durham, [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
PE 1450 .B724 2008

Ekbia, H. R. (Hamid Reza), 1955-

Artificial dreams : the quest for non-biological intelligence.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
Q 335 .E356 2008

Human genome project in college curriculum : ethical issues and practical strategies / Aine Donovan and Ronald M. Green, editors.
Hanover, N.H. : Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
QH 445.2 .H92 2008

Kealing, Bob.
Tupperware, unsealed : Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the home party pioneers.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HD 9662 .C664 T865 2008

McAllister, Pam.
Bedside, bathtub, & armchair companion to Mark Twain.
New York : Continuum, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PS 1331 .M2215 2008

New encyclopedia of Southern culture / Charles Reagan Wilson, general editor ; James G. Thomas Jr., managing editor ; Ann J. Abadie, associate editor.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2006-
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – Reference Collection
F 209 .N47 2006

Thomas, Lorenzo, 1944-2005.
Don’t deny my name : words and music and the black intellectual tradition.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
ML 3479 .T56 2008

Writing for a change : boosting literacy and learning through social action / Kristina Berdan … [et al.]
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, [2006]
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
LB 1576 .W735 2006

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Stumbling Over Websites: Scripts & Screen

June 24, 2008

I’ve gotten two reference questions recently on related topics — television shows and screenplays — so I thought I would give you some places to check out. These are, as far as I am aware, legitimate sites. If you have a favorite site that you use (especially for scripts), please leave a comment. If I get enough sites, I will pull the section for the television streaming video from the Communication Subject Guide and create a separate page.

Scripts:

We have a small selection of screenplays in our catalog that you can look at by doing a subject search on the not so intuitive phrase motion picture plays.

The Daily Script

Includes both television and movie scripts… Includes links for more script sites.

The Internet Movie Script Database:

Has a small selection of television scripts, but it does categorize the movie scripts into genres. An To find the script you have to scroll past the advertisements to the bottom where it says “Read <title> script”

Movie-Page:

Strictly screenplays, no television scripts.

SimplyScripts:

Includes television, radio, unproduced, treatments and movie scripts among other categories. Be sure to use the search box on the left and change the radial button to SimplyScripts.

Screen:

I am not going to spend much space on video sharing sites, like YouTube, as you probably know more about that than I, but if you want a huge list to troll through go to I Like Sharing Videos.

Television Shows: Streaming Video

A great directory site if you are just browsing is the metasite Television Shows in Yahoo.

Current Network Shows:

ABC.com Full Episode Player

CBS.com InnerTube

NBC.com Direct

Hula

Older and Classic Shows:

In2TV AOL Television

The Internet Archive

Classic Television

TVLand

Movies:

There are not a lot of legitimate sites were you can get current streaming video of movies for free. There are the commercial sites like ITunes and Unbox were you can rent or purchase movies and television shows. For older, out of copyright, movies, commercials or television shows there are several places you can go.

America at Work, America at Leisure Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

Library of Congress’ collection of motion pictures covering work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915. Additionally there are more collections, some with online content, available through their Motion Picture & Television Reading Room website.

The Internet Archive

Moving Images

Animation & Cartoons

Movies

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Database News: GreenFILE, Changes and more…

June 20, 2008

GreenFILE

GreenFILE is an EBSCO multidisciplinary database that draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. The database attempts to cover the impact people and organizations can have on the environment and contains over 384,000 records. Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Interface Change for Two History Databases

We now have the EBSCO interface for America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts and the result is you can search these databases in the same way you search Academic Search Premier.

America: History and Life covers the history of the United States and Canada with Historical Abstracts covering the rest of the world. Both databases index a variety of journalism and communication journals and cover topics ranging from newspapers and journalism to television and film.

All journal content on Blackwell Synergy is merging into Wiley InterScience

If you are having trouble getting into some of your journals this may be the reason. Both Synergy and InterScience will be down over the weekend of June 27 while they complete the transition. All links from the library catalog should transfer so if you have problems with the ArticleLinker from our databases, check the library catalog first and then contact the reference desk.  Also, no new Wiley-Blackwell content will be published online from June 21st until July 7th. After July 7th, publication schedules will resume.

These communication journals are affected:

Communication, Culture & Critique
Human Communication Research
Journal of Communication
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Synergy also contains many journals in the fields of history, psychology and sociology that can utilized by the journalism and communication scholar. You can see the list of Auburn subscribed journals affected here.

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OttoBib: Citation Tool

June 17, 2008

OttoBib is a free citation generator for books. Just enter an ISBN number (it works for both the ISBN 10 and ISBN 13) and choose your citation style. Here are two numbers for you to play with: ISBN-10: 0399146431
ISBN-13: 978-0399146435.

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New Online Journal

June 17, 2008

The International Journal of Communication is a new online, peer reviewed, academic journal published by the University of California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Here is a portion of the current issue’s table of contents:

  1. Transmitting Identity: Radio in Barcelona. Nancy Morris
  2. “…and money is answer for all things”: The News Corp.–Dow Jones Merger and the Separation of Editorial and Business Practices. Amit M. Schejter, Roei Davidson
  3. Distinctive Characteristics of China’s Path of ICT Development: A Critical Analysis of Chinese Developmental Strategies in Light of the Eastern Asian Model. Yu Hong
  4. Mainstream Critique, Critical Mainstream and the New Media: Reconciliation of Mainstream and Critical Approaches to Media Effects Studies? Magdalena E. Wojcieszak
  5. War Correspondents, the Military, and Propaganda: Some Critical Reflections. Douglas Kellner
  6. Korean Communication and Mass Media Research: Negotiating the West’s Influence. Jukka Pekka Jouhki
  7. Television News: Geographic and Source Biases, 1982 – 2004. Steve Jones
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New Books: June 16, 2008

June 16, 2008

Here’s a list of books we have recently acquired. Click on the links to check availability and location (the “New Books” location is a temporary one). Also, if the book is not checked out, any AU faculty, staff or graduate student can have a book delivered to an AU departmental office by filling in this form.

If you need some easy reading when you go to the beach, the library has received a donation ofthe boundaries of sex, style, and status popular fiction. Authors include: Bernard Cornwall, Catherine Coulter, Earlene Fowler, Mercedes Lackey, and David Weber.

This week’s highlighted book is Wannabes, Goths and Christians: the boundaries of sex, style, and status by Amy C. Wilkins primarily because I like the cover. If you want more information about this book, check out the publisher’s description.

Communication and Journalism:

Adatto, Kiku, 1947-
Picture perfect : life in the age of the photo op.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor) (Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection)
P 94 .A33 2008

Applied health communication / edited by Kevin Wright, Scott D. Moore.
Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor) (Circulation Desk. Rush book on hold for patron.)
R 118 .A67 2008

Bassett, Caroline.
Arc and the machine : narrative and new media.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
P 96 .N35 B37 2007

Discretionary time : a new measure of freedom / Robert E. Goodin … [et al.].
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HN 25 .D57 2008

Kahane, Leo H.
Regression basics.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
QA 278.2 .K34 2008

Latour, Bruno.
Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor) (Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection)
HM 585 .L38 2005

McCracken, Grant David, 1951-
Transformations : identity construction in contemporary culture .
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM1051 . M33 2008

Oxford handbook of business history / edited by Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HF 352 .O94 2008

Spicer, Edward Holland, 1906-1983.
Human problems in technological change : a casebook.
New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 1952.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HM 101 .S77

Steinberg, Wendy J.
Statistics alive!
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HA 29 .S7974 2008

Waskan, Jonathan A.
Models and cognition : prediction and explanation in everyday life and in science.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
BD 418.3 .W37 2006

Wilkins, Amy C.
Wannabes, goths, and Christians : the boundaries of sex, style, and status.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HQ 799.7 .W55 2008

Television and Film:

American cinema of the 1980s : themes and variations / edited by Stephen Prince.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1993.5 .U6 A8578 2007

Austin, Thomas, 1966-
Watching the world : screen documentary and audiences.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)

PN 1995.9 .D6 A97 2007
Cinematic thinking : philosophical approaches to the new cinema / edited by James Phillips.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1995 .C5352 2008

Coleman, Terry, 1931-
Olivier
New York : H. Holt, 2005.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 2598 .O55 C56 2005

Gordon, Paul, 1951-
Dial “M” for mother : a Freudian Hitchcock.
Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1998.3 .H58 G67 2008

Mickiewicz, Ellen Propper.
Television, power, and the public in Russia.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 5277 .T4 M54 2008

Valcour, Francine D.
Manipulating the messenger : Wonder Woman an American female icon
Theses (Ph. D.)–Arizona State University, 2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 6728 .W6 V35 2006a

Popular Culture:

Amend, Bill.
FoxTrot, assembled with care.
Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 6728 .F64 A462 2002

Mother tells you how : over 100 essential skills for modern young women.
New York : Abrams Image, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
TX 147 .M79 2008

Others That Looked Interesting:

Secrest, Meryle.
Shoot the widow : adventures of a biographer in search of her subject.
New York : Knopf, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
CT 275 .S4268 A3 2007

Baker, Nicholson.
Human smoke : the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) (Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection)
D 741 .B255 2008

Blackwell guide to feminist philosophy / edited by Linda Martín Alcoff and Eva Feder Kittay.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HQ 1190 .B575 2007

Day, David, 1949-
Conquest : how societies overwhelm others.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
JC 323 .D39 2008

Hischak, Thomas S.
Oxford companion to the American musical : theatre, film, and television.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
ML 102 .M88 H593 2008

May, Brian, 1947-
Bang! : the complete history of the universe.
Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
QB 982 .M39 2008

Sober, Elliott.
Evidence and evolution : the logic behind the science.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
QH 360.5 .S625 2008

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Three Plug-ins and a Scheduler

June 13, 2008

The Three Plug-ins…

Add to Search Bar

Lots of you have probably used Firefox Add-ons page to look for extensions which allow you to search your favorite pages without being on the page. Sometimes you find them — sometimes you don’t. The “Add to Search Bar” extension lets you right mouse click within a search box and create one on the fly. The first one I created was for the Firefox Add-ons page, and the second was for the seach engine at TVShowsonDVD.com.

Screengrab

Screengrab lets you copy or save a whole webpage, or just select a portion of the page, and turns it into an image. Many of the images that I use to customize library CMJN guides I create using Screengrab.

Adblock Plus

It doesn’t stop them all, but it does stop the majority.

…and a Scheduler

Doodle

Have you ever tried to schedule a meeting with more than one person through e-mail? It is frustrating. Once you register, Doodle lets you create a poll or event, invite participants and track their responses. It’s editable and exportable.