Archive for September, 2008

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New Books: September 29, 2008

September 29, 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.

Like fashion photography? Then you’ll like Pop60s… see the work of these photographers: Dennis Stock, Eve Arnold, Danny Lyon, Thomas Hoepker and David Hurn.

Women of color and philosophy : a critical reader / edited by Naomi Zack.
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
B 105 .W6 W64 2000

Attachment : sociology and social worlds / edited by Peter Redman.
Manchaster ; New York : Manchester University Press in association with the Open University, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
BF 575 .A86 A797 2008

Ziarek, Ewa PĂonowska, 1961-
Ethics of dissensus : postmodernity, feminism, and the politics of radical democracy.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BJ 324 .P67 Z53 2001

Huemer, Michael, 1969-
Ethical intuitionism / Michael Huemer.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
BJ 1472 .H84 2005

Hurd, Elizabeth Shakman, 1970-
Politics of secularism in international relations.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
D 32 .H87 2008

Kerry, Alexandra, 1973-
Notes from the trail : presidential politics from the inside out.
New York : Rodale, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
E 905 .K47 2008

Kaur, Jasmeet.
Encyclopaedia of anthropology.
New Delhi, India : Anmol Publications, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
GN 11 .K38 2007

Rajpramukh, K. E.
Medical anthropology : a bio-cultural discipline .
Ambala Cantt., India : Associated Publishers, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (4th Floor)
GN 296 .R35 2008

Sample, Steven B., 1940-
Contrarian’s guide to leadership.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HD 57.7 .S255 2002

Cell phone reader : essays in social transformation / edited by Anandam Kavoori and Noah Arceneaux.
New York : Peter Lang, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HE 9713 .C44 2006

Theorizing multiculturalism : a guide to the current debate / edited by Cynthia Willett.
Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 1998.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM 276 .T49 1998

Online social research : methods, issues & ethics / edited by Mark D. Johns, Shing-Ling Sarina Chen & G. Jon Hall.
New York : P. Lang, c2004.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM 571 .O55 2004

Chanter, Tina, 1960-
Gender : key concepts in philosophy.
London ; New York : Continuum, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
HQ 1190 .C46 2006

Phoenix of natural disasters : community resilience / Kathryn Gow and Douglas Paton, editors.
New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HV 553 .P527 2007

Teaching The levees : a curriculum for democratic dialogue and civic engagement / Margaret Smith Crocco, editor.
New York : Teachers College Press, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HV 636 2005 .N4 T43 2007

Prior, Markus, 1974-
Post-broadcast democracy : how media choice increases inequality in political involvement and polarizes elections.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
P 95.8 .P756 2007

Trimborn, Jürgen, 1971-
Leni Riefenstahl : a life.
New York : Faber and Faber, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor) (Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection)
PN 1998.3 .R54 T7513 2007

Pop 60s / introduction by Anthony DeCurtis ; Magnum Photos.
New York : Abrams, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
TR 820.5 .P67 2008

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Literature Resource Center: A Source for Radio, Film, Television & Broadcasting Research Articles

September 27, 2008

Although it now makes sense, I never thought to direct students and faculty members to Gales’ Literature Resource Center (login required) for information on journalists, writers and/or directors for the fields of radio, film or television. Doing some quick searches, you can search using the “Person Search”, I was able to find information on the directors Martin Scorsese and Leni Riefenstahl; the journalists Edward R. Murrow and Eric Severeid, and the television writer/directors Joss Whedon, J. Michael Straczynski and Stephen Fry among others. Much of the information is reproduced from the print series Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC). Besides the CLC materials there are critical essays, biographical sketches, book and movie reviews along with selected transcripts of radio programs like NPR’s Weekend Edition.

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When is Scholary not Peer-Reviewed?

September 26, 2008

I really, really dislike long editorial-like blog entries, but this issue is important to both CMJN faculty and students, and it has come up with the students and the instructor during a recent library instruction.  These are just some of my thoughts about terminology and library research.

Scholarly” is one of those terms that has multiple meanings when it comes to research. In the old days it was used almost exclusively as a synonym for peer-reviewed or refereed journals. If the professor said “It must be a scholarly article”, it was understood–get peer-reviewed sources. Nowadays, because of  web publishing, it’s not so clear cut. Students are often confused and most library help guides still make no differentiation between scholarly and peer-reviewed or refereed journals — you get the big three categories: popular, trade and scholarly/peer-reviewed that use the same examples over and over. However, you don’t really see much about “scholarly” when it needs to be applied to non-refereed/peer reviewed publications.

My advice to students: if you are presented with an assignment where the professor says “You must use scholarly resources”, ask them what they mean by scholarly. It’s just like when they say “You cannot use the internet”. Sometimes they mean no computer except to type the assignment and sometimes they mean library resources are o.k. but don’t do a Google or Yahoo search. Depending on the professor or instructor scholarly could mean peer-reviewed/refereed or, it could mean a resource that falls somewhere between the definition of “popular” on one end and “peer-reviewed” on the other.

If we look just at traditional publications; for instance, Time Magazine falls into the popular column. It has brief articles on a variety of subjects that may or may not be signed by an author, is found on the newsstand and is written for the general public. Journal of Communication is very much a peer-reviewed/refereed publication. It has lengthy, signed and documented articles that have gone through a review process intended for a specialized audience and written by experts. By this definition, any peer-reviewed publication is scholarly but what about CQResearcher? It has lengthy, documented articles on a variety of subjects usually written by experts for a general audience. However, while the articles are edited, they do not go through a peer-reviewed process. The articles are scholarly without being peer-reviewed.

Think of applying “scholarly”  on an article by article basis rather than a publication basis. Here’s a citation:

Carr, N. (2008, July). Is Google Making Us Stupid?. Atlantic Monthly. 302(1), 56-63.

Atlantic Monthly is definitely a popular publication, but here is a lengthy article written for a general audience by an expert who is not an academic. Other examples to consider are lengthy reviews in something like Times Literary Supplement or The New York Times Book Review that can be compared to a lit review in an academic paper.  Trade publications like The Chronicle of Higher Education should be viewed this way. Although the articles are written for a specific audience or profession, they go beyond the usual news within the subject area and could in no way be considered popular.

The idea of scholarly also takes on more meaning in these days when publications are “born digital” and there is no print counterpoint. Think about documents written or web pages created to report substantial research efforts of agencies or organizations. These publications might not have gone through a peer-reviewed process in the academic journal sense, yet they inform not only the general reader but also influence the direction of an academic researcher.

Perhaps I am making too much of a distinction and this has always been a part of the evaluative process for research. But if I am, would this be coming up at the reference desk or in library instruction sessions? Is this happening because the context changes with each generation’s life experience? I don’t know. What do you think? Please, let me know.

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Quick Links for Early Radio Broadcasts

September 23, 2008

Need to find an historic radio broadcast quick?  Here are some great sites.

Check out Internet Archive! This online library contains many oldtime radio serials and other radio programs.

The Radio Days website also includes episodes from serials like Terry and the Pirates and the full Herb Morrison broadcast of the Hindenburg Disaster of 1937.

RadioLovers.com includes serial shows but also music and variety shows among others. One drawback is it does not include information about the shows.

Need commercials? Then go to Old Radio Commercials. Listen to radio commercials from the 1920s to the 1950s on cigarettes, cereal, and toothpaste. They also include a link to radio shows that have a little more information about the show.

For Presidential material go to UCSB’s The American Presidency Project. It includes an audio/video archive with some things appearing, like the Fireside Chats, as transcripts only.

Auburn’s Libraries have a small collection of sound recordings in mp3 format distributed by the Authentic History Center. They are located in the DRL and can be checked.

Many of these can be saved to your desktop directly from the website. For those of you who like Firefox load the Video DownloadHelper plug-in. It lets you download embedded audio and video from lots of sites like YouTube or Internet Archive.

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New Books: September 22, 2008

September 22, 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.

The highlighted item this week is a DVD rather than a book. God Sleeps in Rwanda is an award winning documentary about the effect the Rwandan genocide had on Rwandan women.

Argumentation schemes / Douglas Walton, Chris Reed, Fabrizio Macagno.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BC 177 .W317 2008

Lee, Sherman Aclaracion, 1975-
Towards the development and validation of the sympathy scales
2005.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
BF 575 .S9 L44 2005a

Jonestown [videorecording (DVD)] : the life and death of Peoples Temple
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
BP 605 .P46 J66 2007

In contact! [electronic resource] : case studies from the long war
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. : Combat Studies Institute Press, 2006-
Auburn RBD Library (1st Floor) – Documents Collection
D 110.2:W 19/2/

Nalini by day, Nancy by night [videorecording (DVD)] / a film by Sonali Gulati.
New York, NY : Women Make Movies, c2005.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
HF 5415.1265 .N35 2005

Idea industry : how to crack the advertising career code / Brett Robbs, Deborah Morrison.
New York : One Club Publishing, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HF 5828.4 .R63 2008

Alcoff, Linda.
Visible identities : race, gender, and the self.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HM 753 .A39 2006

Cambridge handbook of violent behavior and aggression / edited by Daniel J. Flannery, Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Irwin D. Waldman.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HM 1116 .C36 2007

Turner, Amandah Strange.
Psychological correlates of objectified body consciousness in younger and older adolescent girls.
[c2001].
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HQ 798 .T85 2001a

Paasonen, Susanna, 1975-
Figures of fantasy : Internet, women, and cyberdiscourse.
New York : Peter Lang, c2005.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
HQ 1178 .P32 2005

Enemies of happiness [videorecording (DVD)] / The Danish Film Institute and Bastard Film presents ; a film by Eva Mulvad ; co-director, Anja al-Erhayem ; producer, Helle Faber. , Widescreen (16:9).
New York, NY : Women Make Movies, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
HQ 1735.6 .E54 2006

God sleeps in Rwanda [videorecording (DVD)] / written, directed and produced by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman. , Full screen.
[S.l.] : Laser Film recording by EFilm ; New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Films, c2004.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
HQ 1797.5 .G64 2004

Trans-national issues, local concerns and meanings of post-socialism : insights from Russia, Central Eastern Europe, and beyond / edited by Moya Flynn, Rebecca Kay, Jonathan Oldfield.
Lanham : University Press of America, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HX 44.5 .T73 2008

Zaleznik, Abraham, 1924-
Hedgehogs and foxes : character, leadership, and command in organizations.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
JC 330.3 .Z34 2008

Message in the music : studying contemporary praise and worship / edited by Robert Woods and Brian Walrath ; foreword by Richard Mouw.
Nashville, Tenn. : Abingdon Press, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
ML 3187.5 .M47 2007

Global TV : exporting television and culture in the world market / Denise D. Bielby and C. Lee Harrington.
New York : New York University Press, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 1992.6 .B54 2008

Chude-Sokei, Louis Onuorah, 1967-
Last “darky” : Bert Williams, black-on-black minstrelsy, and the African diaspora.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 2287 .W46 C55 2006

Young, Robert, Ph. D.
Medically assisted death.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
R 726 .Y64 2007

Cultural competence in health education and health promotion
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
RA 418.5 .T73 C853 2008

Basic film terms [videorecording (DVD)] : a visual dictionary / Producers, David Adams & Sheldon Renan.
Santa Monica, Calif. : Pyramid Films [production company], 2005, c1970.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
TR 847 .B375 2005

Ablan, Dan.
Digital cinematography & directing / Dan Ablan. , 1st ed.
Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders Pub., c2003.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
TR 860 .A25 2003

Light it right! [videorecording (DVD)] : the essential guide to lighting for video.
Chico, CA : Videomaker, c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
TR 891 .L54 2002

Basic shooting [videorecording (DVD)] : the essential guide to basic camcorder techniques / Videomaker presents.
Chico, CA : Videomaker, c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
TR 896 .B37 2002

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Neat Links and Other Things

September 21, 2008

If you hadn’t noticed, the look of the CMJN Library Stuff blog has been changed and some new content added. The Neat Links column (located on the right) is based on a feed of Delicious tagged web pages chosen specifically for Auburn University Library users. Neat Links will take you to all the web pages tagged by AULibraries, or if you wish, you can see all  AULibraries items on Delicious tagged with communication. The eight most recently tagged links show up on the Blog and clicking on one of those will take you directly to the website. Two of my favorite links currently showing  are Sequential Tart: A Comics Industry Web Zine, where I’m currently reading part 2 of the article by Margaret O’Connell called “Comics for Grown-Up Women“; and Communication theories where you can find overviews of general communication theories provided by The University of Twente.

Also added is the feed to the ICPSR Announcements. ICPSR stands for Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research and it archives data. If you check the New Data Releases links, you’ll find that ICPSR maintains the datasets for the opinion polls from such organizations as CBS News, ABC News and the New York Times.

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IMDb Now has Streaming Video

September 17, 2008

From the IMDb Website:

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