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Marx’s major Work in Slides

May 21st, 2014 by Michael Winter

For an innovative approach to the understanding of Marx’s Capital, UC Davis library users should take a look at PolyLuxMarx: A Capital Workbook in Slides,  a recent addition to the collection.  A subset of these slides and other material supporting an understanding of the work of Marx and Engels in the production of their masterwork, can also be viewed and downloaded, in English, German, and Spanish.

Surprise academic bestseller by French political economist

May 12th, 2014 by Michael Winter

Not many academic books, like French economist Thomas Piketty’s new work, Capital in the 21st Century, manage to get much public attention, but a recent interview of Paul Krugman, conducted by Bill Moyers, tells the story of a new book that falls into that category. Not surprisingly, the library’s copy is checked out, but of course can be recalled from the catalog record;and in any event the library owns a number of earlier works  by Piketty and his colleagues on similar topics.

Intellectual Property Dispute Over the Marx and Engels Corpus

May 5th, 2014 by Michael Winter

According to a recent stories in Bloomberg News and the New York Times, one of the copyright holders of the standard English-language edition of the collected works of Marx and Engels (the U.K. based publisher Lawrence & Wishart) has issued a takedown order to the Marxists Internet Archive; and according to a notice on its site, the Archive has complied by removing any materials published Lawrence & Wishart.

Behold the Editor, increasingly important, yet undervalued says Alan Rauch

January 22nd, 2014 by David Michalski

Ecce Emendator: The Cost of Knowledge for Scholarly Editors.  

“…How is it that the role of editor has seemed to have disappeared? And how is it that the tremendous labor performed by editors has essentially been erased or degraded by the very system that depends on us?…”

Alan Rauch, past president of president of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), and founding editor of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology writes about the place of academic journal Editors in the new political economy of knowledge.
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/285-ecce-emendator-the-cost-of-knowledge-for-scholarly-editors

Fall Research Workshops: Social and Cultural Studies

September 6th, 2012 by David Michalski

Social and Cultural Studies Library Research Workshop

w/ David Michalski, MLS, PhD. (michalski@ucdavis.edu)

1st Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Place: Library Instruction Lab, 1st Floor Peter J. Shields Library (near Reserves Desk)

2nd Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Place: Library Instruction Lab, 1st Floor Peter J. Shields Library (near Reserves Desk)

This workshop invites graduate students, faculty and other researchers to see and practice with the latest research tools available. Learn effectively ways to construct literature reviews, frame new research questions, and navigate and evaluate the wide variety of information sources available at the University of California and beyond.

Topics covered include:

The latest in database searching (including the Proquest transisiton databases),
Citation analysis and cited reference searches,
Locating primary source material,
and the use of interdisciplinary and specialized reference works.

Participants are encouraged to bring along research projects as well as any questions they have about the University Library.
Let us learn how we can serve you better.

David Michalski is a UC Davis Librarian subject specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department responsible to these departments and programs: Sociology, Psychology, Human, Community and Regional Development, Geography, Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, African and African American Studies, Asian American Studies and Cultural Studies.

For more info see: http://people.lib.ucdavis.edu/~davidm/mycard.html

Green from A to Z, introducing the SAGE Reference Series on Green Society

August 24th, 2012 by David Michalski

This series of reference guides on sustainability and environmental issues cuts across the disciplines, providing background articles and review literature  for those researching the latest thinking on all things “green”.  Our set is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences reference collection on the 2nd Floor of Shields Library.

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Titles in the series include:

Green business : an A-to-Z guide / general editor Nevin Cohen.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Business enterprises — Environmental aspects.
Management — Environmental aspects.
Green products.
Green marketing.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HD30.255 .G734 2011
Lib Use Only

Green cities : an A-to-Z guide / general editor, Nevin Cohen.
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2011.

Subjects :
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Sustainable urban development.
Urbanization — Environmental aspects.
City planning — Environmental aspects.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HT241 .G735 2011 Lib
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Green consumerism : an A-to-Z guide / Juliana Mansvelt, general editor.
Los Angeles : Sage Reference, c2011.

Subjects :
Consumption (Economics) — Environmental aspects.
Environmental responsibility.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HB801 .G785 2011 Lib
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Green culture : an A-to-Z guide / Kevin Wehr, editor.
Los Angeles ; London : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Sustainable living.
Environmentalism.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE196 .G74 2011 Lib
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Green education : an A-to-Z guide / Julie Newman, editor.
Thousand Oaks : Sage, c2011.

Subjects :
Sustainable development — Study and teaching.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HC79.E5 G6898 2011 Lib
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Green energy : an A-to-Z guide / general editor, Dustin Mulvaney.
Los Angeles ; London : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Clean energy industries — Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HD9502.5.C542 G74 2011
Lib Use Only

Green ethics and philosophy : an A-to-Z guide / Julie Newman, editor.
Thousand Oaks, CA. : SAGE Publications, Inc., c2011.

Subjects :
Environmental ethics.
Human ecology — Philosophy.

Shields Library GE42 .G735 2011 Regular Loan

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE42 .G735 2011 Lib
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Green food : an A-to-Z guide / Dustin Mulvaney, general editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Pub., c2011.

Subjects :
Food industry and trade — Environmental aspects.
Produce trade — Environmental aspects.
Agriculture — Environmental aspects.
Environmental responsibility.
Sustainability.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference TD195.F57 G74 2011 Lib
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Green health : an A-to-Z guide / Oladele Ogunseitan, editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2011.

Subjects :
Health attitudes.
Health behavior.
Green movement.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference RA776.9 .G738 2011 Lib
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Green issues and debates : an A-to-Z guide / Howard S. Schiffman, general
editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Environmentalism.
Sustainable living.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE195 .G736 2011 Lib
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Green politics : an A-to-Z guide / Dustin Mulvaney, general editor ; Paul
Robbins, series editor.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Environmental policy.
Environmental protection — Political aspects.
Conservation of natural resources — Political aspects.
Sustainability — Political aspects.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GE170 .G733 2011 Lib
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Green technology : an A-to-Z guide / Dustin Mulvaney, general editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2011.

Subjects :
Green technology.
Sustainable engineering.
Environmental engineering.
Energy conservation.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference TA170 .G75 2011 Lib
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Opening the Process of Academic Peer Review

July 23rd, 2012 by David Michalski

The Journal of Peer Production, a journal which focuses on the contradictions of peer or collaborative production is itself using an innovative peer-review system to review submissions.
See: http://peerproduction.net/peer-review/process/

Inspired by a movement called Open Process Publishing, the journal publishes drafts and critical reviews, and author repsponses to her or his critics alongside final presentations. In doing so, they expose to their public some of the the detailed work that goes into editing academic journals.

The aims of this process include achieving more transparency in how editorial decisions are made, creating an atmosphere for more thorough interaction, discussion, and engagement between readers and authors, and generating more energy and pace for scholarly publications.

More info on Open Process Publishing can be found here:
http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/10-1/10-1prug.pdf

Encyclopedia of consumption and waste : the social science of garbage

July 20th, 2012 by David Michalski


Encyclopedia of consumption and waste : the social science of garbage / Carl A. Zimring, general editor ; William L. Rathje, consulting editor.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HD4482 .E53 2012 Lib Use Only

Other title : Social science of garbage

Subject:
Refuse and refuse disposal — Social aspects — Encyclopedias.
Consumption (Economics) — Social aspects — Encyclopedias.