Archive for July, 2008

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Is it “Cuiler” than Google?

July 28, 2008

There’s a new search engine in town that claims to search over 120 billion webpages and it’s Cuil (pronounced cool). Try it out.

The results come back clean and in 2 or 3 columns. So far I’ve seen no advertising and Wikipedia articles did not float to the top. The category links are nice but sometimes give you strange results. Also, I’ve gotten no hits found for “Auburn University Libraries” but hits with “Auburn University AND Libraries”.

UPDATE (7/31/08): Just been back in and “Auburn University Libraries” is working as a search. Again, there are some strange results. Like: why is a picture of The 2004 Mascot Challenge paired with information about the library and why is the Russell group (UK institutions) number two in the categories list. Here’s a search on “Stem Cells“. I think you’ll be pleased with the results list.

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Congratulations go to Jennifer Adams and Melissa Voynich

July 28, 2008

Just in case you missed the AU Daily for July 28, 2008 :

Jennifer Adams, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, and Melissa Voynich, graduate research assistant, will receive an award for their article, “The Use of Design Technology in the Classroom: A Switch from QuarkXPress to InDesign?”. The article is not yet available online but keep an eye out for it as it will be published in the next Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.

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Jing Project

July 21, 2008

If you want to do a quick and short (5 minute limit) instructional video without spending a lot of time or money then Jing might be for you. The Jing Project is an “always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere.” You can download the videos (.swf format) to your system or mount them at Screencast and then share them via a link. The videos may also be embedded if you have the authorization. Although my example has no audio it is available. Here’s a quick video I made showing the clicks of How to get to the Comm 1000 Class Guide.

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New Books: July 15, 2007

July 15, 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.

There a two new sections this week — Government Documents and Videorecordings — both small, but filled with a few tasty items like “1968 with Tom Brokaw” or “Crazy Sexy Cancer.”

Psychology, Philosophy & Popular Culture:

Agnotology : the making and unmaking of ignorance / edited by Robert N. Proctor and Londa Schiebinger.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BD 221 .A36 2008

Life and death of images : ethics and aesthetics / edited by Diarmuid Costello and Dominic Willsdon.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BH 39 .L539 2008

Ethnographic archaeologies : reflections on stakeholders and archaeological practices / edited by Quetzil E. Castañeda and Christopher N. Matthews.
Lanham, MD : AtlaMira Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
CC 79 .E85 E85 2008

Opie, John, 1934-
Virtual America : sleepwalking through paradise.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
E 169.1 .O65 2008

Social Sciences:

Bryman, Alan.
Social research methods / 3rd ed.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
H 62 .B787 2008

Social construction and usage of communication technologies : Asian and European experiences / Raul Pertierra, editor.
Diliman, Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HC 415 .I55 S63 2007

Zaltman, Gerald.
Marketing metaphoria : what seven deep metaphors reveal about the minds of consumers.
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HF 5415.32 .Z353 2008

Pavlik, John V. (John Vernon)
Media in the digital age.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM 851 .P38 2008

Murray, Martin J.
Taming the disorderly city : the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after apartheid.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HN 801 .J64 M87 2008

Media and the American child / George Comstock and Erica Scharrer.
Burlington, MA : Elsevier, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HQ 784 .T4 C69 2007

Farmer, Lesley S. J.
Teen girls and technology : what’s the problem, what’s the solution?.
New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HQ 798 .F37 2008

Gendering the nation-state : Canadian and comparative perspectives / edited by Yasmeen Abu-Laban.
Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HQ 1236.5 .C2 G455 2008

Political Science:

Moyers, Bill D.
Moyers on democracy.
New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
JK 1726 .M69 2008

Unconventional wisdom : facts and myths about American voters / Karen M. Kaufmann, John R. Petrocik, Daron R. Shaw.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
JK 1967 .K38 2008

Paradoxes of peacebuilding post-9/11 / edited by Stephen Baranyi.
Vancouver : UBC Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
JZ 5538 .P237 2008

Education:

Advances in e-learning : experiences and methodologies / Francisco J. García Peñalvo [editor].
Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
LB 1044.87 .A374 2008

Jensen, Eric, 1950-
Deeper learning : 7 powerful strategies for in-depth and longer-lasting learning / Eric Jensen, LeAnn Nickelsen.
Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
LB 1060 .J452 2008

Donoghue, Frank, 1958-
Last professors : the corporate university and the fate of the humanities.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
LB 2331.72 .D66 2008

Music:

Weller, Sheila.
Girls like us : Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon–and the journey of a generation.
New York : Atria Books, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
ML 400 .W35 2008

Thompson, Toby.
Positively Main Street : Bob Dylan’s Minnesota.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
ML 420 .D98 T52 2008

Social and applied psychology of music / Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
ML 3830 .N67 2008

Graphic Art:

Logo lounge 4 : 2,000 international identities by leading designers / Catharine Fishel and Bill Gardner.
Beverly, Mass. : Rockport Publishers, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
NC 1002 .L63 F57 2008

Film:

Insiders and outsiders in Russian cinema / edited by Stephen M. Norris and Zara M. Torlone.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1993.5 .R9 I59 2008

Hanson, Philip, 1950-
This side of despair : how the movies and American life intersected during the Great Depression.
Madison [NJ] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1993.5. U6 H343 2008

Reframing screen performance / Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1995.9 .A26 B35 2008

Tratner, Michael.
Crowd scenes : movies and mass politics.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1995.9 .C67 T73 2008

All-stars & movie stars : sports in film & history / edited by Ron Briley, Michael K. Schoenecke, and Deborah A. Carmichael.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1995.9 .S67 A45 2008

Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick / edited by Jerold J. Abrams.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1998.3 .K83 P55 2007

Communication:

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs.
Presidents creating the presidency : deeds done in words.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 239 .P64 C36 2008

Migrations of gesture / Carrie Noland and Sally Ann Ness, editors.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 2071 .G4 M45 2008

Villar, Carmencita P. del
Mind-body communication technique : an alternative way of learning and teaching confidence in public speaking / Carmencita P. Del Villar.
Diliman, Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 4129.15 .V55 2006

U.S. national debate topic 2008-2009 : alternative energy / edited by Paul McCaffrey.
New York : The H. W. Wilson, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 4181 .R33 v.80 no.3

Other Subject Areas:

Wagner-Martin, Linda.
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald : an American woman’s life.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
PS 3511 .I9234 Z996 2004

Kaku, Michio.
Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel.
New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
QC 75 .K18 2008

Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-
Von Braun : dreamer of space, engineer of war.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf in association with the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
TL 781.85 .V6 N48 2007

Behavioral modeling and simulation : from individuals to societies / Committee on Organizational Modeling: From Individuals to Societies ; Greg L. Zacharias, Jean MacMillan, and Susan B. Van Hemel, editors ; Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sci
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
U 22.3 .B44 2008

Doucett, Elisabeth.
Creating your library brand : communicating your relevance and value to your patrons.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
Z 716.3 .D68 2008

Videorecordings:

Arts of criticism : giving and taking / Kantola Productions presents ; producer, Joe Matulich ; director, Timothy St. John ; writers, Jean Lebedun, Rick Kantola.
Mill Valley, Calif. : Kantola Productions, c1996.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab VHS
BF 637 .C74 A78 1996

John Adams / HBO Films ; High Noon Productions ; Playtone ; Mid-Atlantic Films ; produced by David Coatsworth ; written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford ; directed by Tom Hooper.
[New York, NY] : HBO Video, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
E 322 .J646 2008

1968 with Tom Brokaw / senior producer, Elizabeth Fischer ; producers, Tim Beacham, Kate Hampson, Lee Kamlet ; produced by Peacock Productions in association with A&E Network ; NBC Universal, Inc. ; the History Channel.
[New York] : A&E Television Networks : distributed by New Video, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
E 846 .N56 2008

Crazy sexy cancer / Red House Pictures ; in association with Cactus 3 presents ; produced by Kris Carr, Brian Fassett and Beth Nathanson ; directed by Kris Carr.
New York : Gaiam, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
RC 265.6 .C37 A3 2007

Government Documents:

President’s DNA Initiative (U.S.)
DNA [electronic resource] : a prosecutor’s practice notebook.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, [2007]
Auburn RBD Library (1st Floor) CD-ROM: Service Desk
J 28.31:D 44/2
Web Link: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS95019

Using and presenting digital evidence in the courtroom [electronic resource] : training material.
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, [2008?]
Auburn RBD Library (1st Floor) CD-ROM: Service Desk
J 28.31:EV 3/2/CD

Using and presenting digital evidence in the courtroom [videorecording] : mock trial DVD.
Supplement to Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: A Guide for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors (NCJ 211314); Using and Presenting Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: Training Material (NCJ 215094).
Auburn RBD Library (1st Floor) CD-ROM: Service Desk
J 28.3:EV 3/DVD

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Youtube for News Junkies

July 14, 2008

Who knew YouTube had channels, well I did, but not to this extent… the categories are broad and arbitrarily assigned. If you have a favorite YouTube news channel you subscribe to, let me know.

2 local channels you should recognize

Auburn University

AuburnVersus

News and information on the Auburn Tigers.

Then, some big news broadcasters and agencies.

CBS

NBC News Online

BBC World News

Reuters Video Channels

A newspaper, a magazine and a radio station (oh, my)

The New York Times

“All the news that’s fit to stream.”

The New Yorker

WNYC Radio

International (beyond the BBC)

Al-Jazeera English

Guardian Unlimited TV

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

“… promote in-depth coverage of international affairs, focusing on topics that have been under-reported, mis-reported – or not reported at all.”

The Real News Network

“The Real News Network is a global online video news network that listens to and is dependent solely on its audience.”

Journalism and non-profit channels

European Journalism Channel

Produced by The European Journalism Centre, an independent, international, non-profit institute.

Missouri School of Journalism

C-SPAN.org

“C-SPAN is a private, non-profit public service of the cable television industry.”

Center for investigative Reporting

“Multimedia journalism projects from the Center for Investigative Reporting, a non-profit, non-partisan news organization based in Berkeley, California.”

2 Just for Fun

ReelNASA

Apple News Broadcaster

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Stumbling Over Websites: Googlicious Stuff!!!

July 7, 2008

I’ve talked about Open Office before, but it’s included in this article from TechNewsWorld called “10 Great Software Programs You Can Get Gratis“. Included in the list are sticky notes, a zip program, and an internet phone program called ooVoo.

Most of you know about the Pew Internet & American Life Project, well they just published a new internet usage study called “Home Broadband 2008“. Likewise, EMarketer has a new report on blogger demographics called “Who Blogs Now?

Want to trick out your Google? Then you need to check out College@Home‘s article “57 Useful Google Tools You’ve Never Heard of“. Or, if Google’s not cutting it, test out their recommendations for “100 Useful Niche Search Engines You Never Heard of“.

Finally, since I seem to have a Google thing going… the last article I’ll leave you with is from TheAtlantic.com and it’s called “Is Google Making us Stupid?

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New Books: July 7, 2008

July 7, 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.

Lots of blank covers this week… the best I could find was the one for “The Father of Baseball”

Reasoning : studies of human inference and its foundations / edited by Jonathan E. Adler, Lance J. Rips.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BC 177 .R4344 2008

Reflections on adaptive behavior : essays in honor of J.E.R. Staddon / edited by Nancy K. Innis.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
BF 335 .R35 2008

Eelen, Gino.
Critique of politeness theories.
Manchester, UK ; Northampton, MA : St. Jerome Pub., c2001.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BJ 1533 .C9 E45 2001

Gorman, J. L. (Jonathan L.), 1946-
Historical judgement : the limits of historiographical choice.
Montreal [Ont.] ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen’s University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
D 16.8 .G658 2008

Hell’s Angels newsletter : the final six years, 2002-2007 / Eddie Deerfield, editor.
Palm Harbor, FL : 303rd Bomb Group Association, c2007
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
D 790.253 303rd .H455 2002-2007

Ward, Evan R. (Evan Ray), 1971-
Packaged vacations : tourism development in the Spanish Caribbean.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
G 155 .C35 W37 2008

Schiff, Andrew J.
“Father of baseball” : a biography of Henry Chadwick.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
GV 742.42 .C44 S35 2008

Tuck, Richard, 1949-
Free riding.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HB 846.8 .T78 2008

Harriford, Diane Sue.
When the center is on fire : passionate social theory for our times.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HM 585 .H37 2008

Dumont, Clayton W., 1962-
Promise of poststructuralist sociology : marginalized peoples and the problem of knowledge.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM 651 .D86 2008

White, Harrison C.
Identity and control : how social formations emerge.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM 706 .W55 2008

Phillips, Donald T. (Donald Thomas), 1952-
Architecture of leadership : preparation equals performance.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM 1261 .P55 2008

Schuman, Howard.
Method and meaning in polls and surveys.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HN 29 .S334 2008

Sparrow, Malcolm K.
Character of harms : operational challenges in control.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HN 59.2 .S665 2008

New pornographies : explicit sex in recent French fiction and film / Victoria Best and Martin Crowley.
Manchester : Manchester Univ Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HQ 472 .F8 B47 2007

Barrett, Timothy Hugh.
Woman who discovered printing.
New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
Z 186 .C5 B37 2008

Jubert, Roxane.
Typography and graphic design : from antiquity to the present.
Paris : Flammarion, 2006.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
Z 246 .J83 2006