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Check it out: Library News for the Fall Quarter 2014

October 3rd, 2014 by David Michalski

Check it out: Library News for the Fall Quarter 2014

from Social, Behavioral and Cultural Studies Librarian, David Michalski

 

Contents

* Upcoming Senate and Federation Library Survey
* Event: Carla Hesse on UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library.
* UC Open Access Policy
* Research Support Services for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
* Fall Social and Cultural Studies Workshops
* Librarian Office Hours


Upcoming Senate and Federation Library Survey

The Library is conducting an online survey of Senate faculty and Academic Federation personnel this fall.
See: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/ithaca-faq.php
This is an important survey, which will help us guide your Library’s future. Please help us spread the word, and take a moment to give us your input this Fall.

The survey will run from October 13 – November 15.

On October 13, you will get an personal email jointly from the Provost and chairs of the Academic Senate and Academic Federation, which will include a
link to the survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey when you get the email.

For more information on this important survey See: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/ithaca-faq.php

Questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns about the survey can be directed to:
William Garrity,
Deputy University Librarian
wfgarrity@ucdavis.edu
530-752 2110


Event: Carla Hesse on UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library

UC Berkeley Dean, Carla Hesse Presents On The Changing Role of The University Library:
Perspectives from UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library.
http://laucdavis.tumblr.com/

Peter J. Shields Library
Library Instruction Room, Second Floor
3:30-5:00pm
Thursday October 16, 2014

Carla Hesse
Peder Sather Professor History, Executive Dean, College of Letters and Science, Dean, Social Sciences,
University of California, Berkeley

Hilary Schiraldi
Head of the Long Business Library, Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Please join Dean Carla Hesse and Librarian Hilary Schiraldi as they discuss their work on UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library, an examination of the critical role the Library will play in the research University in the coming years. The Commission’s report on UC Berkeley’s Libraries will be of interest to UC Davis because of the strong connections between our libraries, and because our own University Library is currently engaged in reorganizing and planning to meet the challenges of the future.

Read the Commission’s Report:
UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library
http://academic-senate.berkeley.edu/issues/commission-future-uc-berkeley-library

Sponsored by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Davis

For more info contact: David Michalski,
michalski@ucdavis.edu


UC Open Access Policy

The University California Faculty have implemented a new Open Access Policy.
http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/

The Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10
campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.

The policy covers more than 8,000 UC faculty and as many as 40,000 publications a year. By granting a license to the University of California prior to any contractual arrangement with publishers, faculty members can now make their research widely and publicly available, re-use it for various purposes, or modify it for future research publications.

Learn more about this policy here:
http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/

Questions? Contact: UC Davis Open Access Support Team: OAsupport@lib.ucdavis.edu


Research Services for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Your Library is ready to support you and your students
http://guides.lib.ucdavis.edu/SocSci_Hum_Arts

Subject Guides:
Our librarians maintain web-based research portals to introduce you to the resources available in you field. Are you doing a literature review? Check out our
Subject Guides: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/

Consultation Desk:
2nd Floor, Peter J. Shields Library: 9am-6pm M-Th, 9-5 F.
Reference Librarians, trained in the social sciences and humanities are available at this location to help with class assignments, term papers and advanced research projects. Drop by, no appointment needed. Consultation desk phone: 530-752-5220 hssref@lib.ucdavis.edu

New Acquisitions and Book Requests:
The Library works hard to provide the latest information to support the University’s research and instruction. We are interested in hearing about advances and new directions in your fields of study. If you would like the Library to purchase an item important for research or instruction, please contact your bibliographer http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/directories/subjspec.php

Government Information and Data Services:
Our librarians can also assist you with locating and identifying government information including government produced numeric and geographic data held by the library and cooperating institutions. We can provide assistance with available applications to help you identify and obtain data in support of research. Ask about the Library’s new Data Management solutions.

Library Research Classes, Orientations, and Tours:
We offer classes and tours throughout the year geared to introduce students to library research, and to teach critical information literacy skills. Contact us to find out how we can help jump-start your students’ research projects. We offer these classes in the library or in your classroom.
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/


Social and Cultural Studies Workshops

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates engaged in Social and Cultural Studies research projects are invited to attend these project-centered research workshops. Participants will learn how to effectively navigate and evaluate the social and cultural studies literature available to them at the University of California and beyond.
http://blogs.lib.ucdavis.edu/hss/2014/10/03/social-and-cultural-studies-workshops/

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Library Instruction Lab, Peter J. Shields Library, (1st floor, near Reserves Desk)

Instructor: David Michalski
These small group sessions allow time for individual consultations and guided searches, so participants are encouraged to bring along research problems and questions they have about the University Library. There is no need to sign up. Just drop in!


Librarian Office Hours

To make an appointment with another subject specialist librarian see: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/directories/subjspec.php

For help on term papers and research projects in African & African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Community & Regional Development, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, or Women and Gender Studies,  Schedule an appointment  here : http://ow.ly/owBSp

Here’s to a great quarter!
David

Social and Cultural Studies Workshops

October 3rd, 2014 by David Michalski

Social and Cultural Studies Workshops

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Library Instruction Lab, Peter J. Shields Library, (1st floor, near Reserves Desk)

Instructor: David Michalski

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates engaged in Social and Cultural Studies research projects are invited to attend these project-centered research workshops. Participants will learn how to effectively navigate and evaluate the social and cultural studies literature available to them at the University of California and beyond.

Topics covered include:

* the latest in database searching and the tracking of academic journal literature,
* the uses of key reference sources in framing topics and in cross-disciplinary studies,
* the discovery and access issues in the location of relevant primary source material,
* and the general structure of scholarly communication in social and cultural studies.

These small group sessions allow time for individual consultations and guided searches, so participants are encouraged to bring along research problems and questions they have about the University Library. There is no need to sign up. Just drop in!

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David Michalski, MLS, Ph.D.
Social, Behavioral and Cultural Studies Librarian
Research Support Services, 2nd Floor (Rm 288)
Peter J. Shields Library
100 Northwest Quad,
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
michalski@ucdavis.edu

Office Hours: Mondays 10-11,11-12, Wednesdays 2-3,3-4
See Schedule: http://ow.ly/owBSp

Subject Librarian for: African & African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Community & Regional Development, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies.

Let Us Know: Library Survey for Senate Faculty and Academic Federation Personnel

October 2nd, 2014 by David Michalski

The Library is conducting an online survey of Senate faculty and Academic Federation personnel this fall.

· The survey will run from October 13 – November 15. On October 13, you will get an individualized email jointly from the Provost and chairs of the Academic Senate and Academic Federation, which will include a link to the survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey when you get the email.

· The Library needs your input in order to provide the resources and services that you, your students, postdocs, and research associates need.

· Please see below and the: Library Faculty & Researcher Survey FAQ page for additional information. (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/ithaca-faq.php)

Questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns about the survey can be directed to:
William Garrity, Deputy University Librarian,
wfgarrity@ucdavis.edu
530-752‑2110

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What Is the UC Davis Senate and Federation Library Survey?

The Library is conducting a UCD-wide survey of all Senate faculty and Academic Federation personnel to guide the Library’s provision of information resources and services. The tool we are using is Ithaka S+R’s Local Faculty Survey. Ithaka S+R is the consultancy arm of Ithaka, a not-for-profit that is also home of JSTOR and Portico. The Local Faculty Survey is the local version of Ithaka S+R’s well regarded national Faculty Survey Series.


When Is the Survey & How Will It Work?
The survey will launch on October 13 and close on November 15.
On October 13, you will get an email, with a link to the survey.
Reminder emails with a link to the survey will be sent to those who have not yet responded, at reasonable intervals, until the survey closes on November 15.

Survey Incentives:

To encourage participation, and recognize your time and effort, all participants who complete the survey will be entered in a random drawing to win one of five $75 gift certificates to the UC Davis Stores.

Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 26th, 2014 by Marcia Meister

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks. Unfortunately, the library was not notified in a timely manner. Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.

While the campus and the library work to get all IP addresses updated from our venders, please note the recommended solutions below. Thanks for your patience.

Short-term solution:

Log-in thru the VPN: https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/dana-na/auth/url_default/welcome.cgi
Use your UCD Login ID and Kerberos passphrase (the same info you use for your UCD email)

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources. If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.

Long-term solution:
The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible. The process of notifying all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary. Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.

Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:
Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN. Enter the appropriate URL (google.com or scholar.google.com) in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below). After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.

VPN-add-URL-with-google-scholar

Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter sciencemag.org for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see: “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

Important new book on higher education: what is crucial?

August 27th, 2014 by Michael Winter

In a recent blog entry I called attention to UC President Janet Napolitano’s insightful take on the role of online services in research university education today. A recent addition to the library’s collections, currently on the new book shelf on the first floor of Shields near the picture window overlooking the Main Quad, both confirms and extends her analysis, by focussing on the question, what are major factors in a successful higher education experience?  (This new item is also available in digital format). Turns out, it isn’t the technology you choose to deliver the services, it’s whether or not you can create and sustain the kinds of conditions that favor the achievement motive and the desire to learn.  These conditions aren’t necessarily unrelated to available technologies, but they have mainly to do with bringing people together in the kinds of environments that stimulate them to learn. Too often, one-sided discussions about the alleged panaceas of online learning ignore this question entirely, and focus on the fact digital platforms can offer increasingly wide ranges of content.

How Objects Speak

August 13th, 2014 by David Michalski

Some of the more interesting classes that draw upon the rich collections of Shields Library over the years are those that study material culture. Professors in American Studies, Community Development, Sociology, Anthropology,  the History of Science, and University Writing frequently send their students to library resources to trace the changing interaction between objects and society. Student’s examining technologies of everyday life, such as eyeglasses, cell phone’s, or hair dryers draw upon the library’s primary and secondary literatures to reconstruct the social worlds through which these objects pass. The term papers the students write testify to the complex relations that surround things, and in the process of writing, students often find that it is in the social gathering that the object comes to life.

Peter Miller, in his recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “How Objects Speak” traces the rise of interest in study of material culture and examines its contemporary appeal.

Milk Jar
From Miller’s article “How Objects Speak” Chronicle of Higher Education. 8/11/2014
Item: milk can
Material: Aluminum
Size: Diameter 32 cm, height of the main part 51 cm, and the upper part 15 cm.
Date: 1940?
Location: Warsaw, Poland.

Peter Miller has also gathered recent writing on material culture studies in his new edited book:
Cultural histories of the material world Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2013. See: Shields Library HM621 .C848 2013. It’s a good place to start, if one is interested in engaging the archaeology of the present.

Janet Napolitano on Online Courses in Higher Ed

July 30th, 2014 by Michael Winter

For some thoughtful and very incisive observations on onine education in the research university, read about or watch UC President Janet Napolitano’s recent policy address on this issue.

Why Bother to Learn Foreign Languages?

July 24th, 2014 by Michael Winter

As the fashionable cant of the day has it, who needs foreign languages?–the kind of sentiments by which we know and love such towering intellects as Lawrence Summers and too many others to mention. All the essentially insightful counterarguments to the contrary–national security, globalization, improving diplomatic relations, working with crucial trading partners, etc–a recent article on the subject kind of hit the nail on the head by observing that “Maybe it’s less about knowing how to conjugate verbs, and more about just not being an asshole.”

New Resources – More!

July 2nd, 2014 by Marcia Meister

The following new resources or databases were recently added. They will be included in the list of databases, the Harvest Catalog, and our Subject Guides.

British Periodicals (Proquest; late 17th Century to early 20th Century)

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines (Proquest) WWI Journals

Congressional Research Digital Collection – Congressional Research Service Reports (Proquest; CRS Reports 2004-2010)

Colonial State Papers (Chadwyck-Healy/Proquest)

Twentieth Century Parliamentary Papers

New Resources & Databases!

July 1st, 2014 by Marcia Meister

The following new resources have been licensed for UC or UC Davis users.  They will be added to our Subject Guides, the Harvest Catalog and to our list of Databases.

Gale Archival Collections:

Adam Matthew:

Oxford:
Oxford  Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

Oxford Handbooks Online – New or renewed