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New Reference: Encyclopedia of Motherhood

April 27th, 2011 by David Michalski

Encyclopedia of motherhood
Andrea O’Reilly, general editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2010.
3 v. (li, 1428 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HQ759 .E52 2010 Lib Use Only

Subject Motherhood — Encyclopedias.
Add.Entry O’Reilly, Andrea, 1961-


Professor Boatema Boateng discusses Copyright in Ghana

April 27th, 2011 by David Michalski

Boatema Boateng, associate professor of communication at the University of California, San Diego, is interviewed by University of Minnesota on her new book, Copyright Doesn’t Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana.
Examining Ghana’s use of intellectual property law to protect adinkra and kente fabrics
In this interview Professor Boateng speaks about the implications of intellectual property law in the efforts to preserve folklore and other traditional forms of knowledge.

Author: Boateng, Boatema.
Title: Copyright Doesn’t Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press.
Date: 2011
Location: Peter J. Shields Library: On Order


Picking up the pieces: aftermath of Google Books decision

April 25th, 2011 by Michael Winter

Robert Darnton has an idea of how to go from where, now that Google Books has been sidelined.  See David Zax, “Google’s Digital Library Failed–Can Academics Succeed?”  Fast Company Monday April 4, 2011.

Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation

April 18th, 2011 by Alison Lanius

The Library, University of California, Davis invites you to join us on May 9th, 2011, for “Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation.” The convivium will include presentations by three speakers recognized internationally for their contributions to the Latin American culinary world:

Professor Ken Albala, a noted food historian, faculty member at the University of the Pacific and prolific author and editor of publications that include Eating Right in the Renaissance and A Cultural History of Food, will speak on “The Roots of Latin American Food.”

Steve Sando, owner of Rancho Gordo: New World Specialty Food, culinary consultant and author of Heirloom Beans, will discuss “Redefining the New American Kitchen: Bringing Latin American Heirloom Ingredients to the Modern Table”.

Leopoldo López Gil, a founding member of the Slow Food Movement in Venezuela; President, the Academia Venezolana de Gastronomía; and with his daughter Adriana López Vermut owns the Pica Pica Maize Kitchen restaurants located in Napa and San Francisco. Señor López will talk about the “new modern Latin cuisine” and the ingredients and culinary traditions that encourage chefs and serious home cooks to experiment and create new fusion dishes.

* Location: Putah Creek Lodge, University of California, Davis
* Time: 12 Noon – 5 PM, Monday, May 9th, 2011
* Cost: $50 will cover lunch and presentations
* Book signing
* Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation Exhibit, Shields Library Lobby, Spring Quarter, 2011
* Contact: Myra Appel,

(Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 4, 2011)
Registration form:

Campus map:, Parking ($6.00/day):


April 18th, 2011 by Michael Winter

Louis Grivetti and Howard-Yana Shapiro, eds. Chocolate: history, culture, and heritage. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2009. With a bibliography by Bio-Ag’s Axel Borg and Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian Adam Siegel. Axel Borg’s contribution to this volume is acknowledged in several other capacities.

Article on journal prices reveals pressure on library budgets

April 14th, 2011 by David Michalski

Periodicals Price Survey 2011: Under Pressure, Times Are Changing
Periodical prices are on the upswing, and technology is advancing at a relentless pace

By Stephen Bosch, Kittie Henderson, & Heather Klusendorf

April 14, 2011

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