Archive for the ‘academic libraries’ Category
Google has now developed lessons for teaching people how to search using, you guessed it, Google! Here is a link to their tutorials http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation/lessons.html I haven’t had an opportunity to walk through them all yet, but I am happy to see that google is taking on the responsibility. I especially like that they want people to know how to evaluate for credibility. Three cheers to you Google!!!
The Harvard Business School has graciously shared with the internet community the insights of their Institute for Strategy and Competition led by Michael Porter. Here you can find links to publications and presentations, competition and firm strategy, economic development, and society. This is a valuable resource that any business student would benefit from reviewing.
Below is a link to seven free datasets useful for business:
I did extensive updating to the subject guide for health administration journals when I was working at the Bronfman Business Library at York University last summer. As it has been a while since I worked there I thought I should list those journals that are freely available on the web here so I will have a record of them in case the guide is updated again or taken down from the site. Here is the link to York’s site: http://www.library.yorku.ca/cms/bbl/guides/hadminjournals/ where the databases to which they have subscribed are included in the list. Please note, this list was originally compiled by Sophie Bury, Business Librarian at York U. and my role was to update it. Below are the web links:
Free Medical Journals http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/
American Medical News
British Medical News
Canadian Journal of Public Health http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph
Canadian Medical Association Journal http://www.cmaj.ca/
Canadian Institute for Health Information http://www.cihi.ca/cihi-ext-portal/internet/en/home/home/cihi000001
Health Affairs http://www.healthaffairs.org/
Health Care Management Forum http://www.healthcaremanagementforum.org/
Health Care Management Review http://journals.lww.com/hcmrjournal/pages/default.aspx
Healthcare Manager http://journals.lww.com/healthcaremanagerjournal/pages/default.aspx
Health Data Management http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/issues/
Health Law Journal http://www.law.ualberta.ca/centres/hli/journals/journal
Health News http://www.healthnewsjournal.com/
Health Promotion International http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/
Health Services Management Research http://hsmr.rsmjournals.com/
Hospitals and Health Networks http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDaily.dhtml
Hospital Financial Management http://www.hfma.org/hfm/
Human Resources for Health (WHO) http://www.human-resources-health.com/
Journal of Health and Human Services Administration http://www.spaef.com/jhhsa.php
Milbank Quarterly http://www.milbank.org/publications/the-milbank-quarterly
Modern Healthcare http://www.modernhealthcare.com/
New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org/
Lesley Ellen Harris has listed 6 essential copyright facts librarians should know. They are:
1. You can summarize an article or book without copyright permission. There is no copyright protection for ideas, history, facts, or news.
2. Licenses are like contracts – you can negotiate – so, if you want to license an electronic database or journal but under different terms than those offered, you can try to negotiate different terms.
3. Provisions that allow reproduction without permission are usually for specific types of libraries. In Canada, “library provisions” are for a library, archive or museum that is not established or conducted for profit and is not part of an organization that is established or conducted for profit. This type of library holds a collection of materials that is open to the public or to researchers.
4. Fair use/dealing is intentionally ambiguous. Harris quotes the U.S. copyright office fact shee on fair use as follows: “The distinction between fair use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.”
5. Fair use/dealing applies to all users of content, not just libraries. The Supreme Court of Canada is quoted by Harris as saying, “research is not limited to non-commercial or private contexts.” Source: CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada(SCC 2004).
6. The duration of copyright varies from country to country. In Canada, copyright expires 50 years after the death of the author. In the U.S. this is not the case and you may still need to apply for permissions 50 years after the author’s death.
I have been compiling a list of websites on the topic of Rhetoric & Composition for use on a subject guide for the college. I’ve decided to list them below. Some are more appropriate to teaching than to students so I have not included them in my college guide but they are worth keeping for looking into in future. Here they are:
The following is an excellent site to use as an overview of the topic: http://rhetoric.byu.edu/default.htm
Writing Spaces is an online textbook with several chapters that may be of interest to the instructors for this course. I have included links to only a few of them here, but would recommend instructors review the text in its entirety to decide what is most appropriate for their course. See below for links:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Rhetoric_and_Composition, designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs.
http://www.inventio.us/ccc/– College Composition and Communication website. The CCC Online Archive is designed primarily as a research tool, an online supplement to the journal College Composition and Communication.
www.dwrl.utexas.edu/about/ University of Texas at Austin, explores how information technologies are changing the ways we produce and consume texts, the ways we argue, and how we can flexibly address these sociotechnical changes.
http://enculturation.gmu.edu/– A refereed online journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture.
http://www4.uwsp.edu/english/iw/– Issues in Writing is a semiannual, refereed journal devoted to the study of writing in science and technology, government, education, business and industry, the arts and humanities, and the professions.
http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/teachingwriting/search/titles – A journal devoted to the teaching of composition and the language arts.*
http://www.jowr.org/– An international peer reviewed journal that publishes high quality theoretical, empirical, and review papers covering the broad spectrum of writing research.
Journal of Electronic Publishing – A really interesting ejournal on publishing ejournals.
rhetcomp.com – A portal to sites relevant to the field of rhetoric and composition.
http://rhetoric.byu.edu/, The Forest of Rhetoric by Dr. Gideon Burton, Brigham Young University.
http://writing.colostate.edu/, writing at Colorado State University
http://wpacouncil.org/, counsil of writing program administrators
http://comppile.org/wpa+nsse/, a consortium for the study of writing in college.
http://www.nwp.org/, the national writing project based in the United States. You can search this site for additional resources on rhetoric.
http://wac.colostate.edu/, a clearinghouse of resources on writing compiled by Colorado State University.
http://mappingproject.ucdavis.edu/homepage, research on activity devoted to student writing.
http://writingcenters.org/, International Writing Centers Association
http://www.schreibzentrum.de/eataw2007/, The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing.
http://www.ncte.org/cccc/, The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication.
http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/cbw/cbw/News.html, a site for professional and personal conversations on pedagogy, curriculum, administration, and social issues affecting basic writing.
http://www.ncte.org/, National Council of Teachers of English.
http://www.writinginstructor.com/, a networked journal and digital community for writers and teachers of writing.
This TED talk by Eli Pariser about “filter bubbles” is a nice way to introduce students to some of the issues around using the internet for research. It clearly articulates the invisible algorithmic editing that is used to personalize the results of web searches and debunks the myth of the web as providing open access to the world of information.
See additional clips on Andy Burkhardt’s blog.
The following subscription databases house art and image resources. There may be others as well, but these are those that are available in the college library at which I am currently employed. I decided to include this list here because I discovered that my web-guide on this topic was not available when I went to it and I thought it was lost. Now that it is available again, I thought I should have some back-up of this information. Art and image resources available through the web have been listed on this blog earlier. You cannot access the databases here without a paid subscription.
Art Full Text (Wilson): For reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Covers folk art, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, and Sculpture, among other subjects.
Art Museum Image Gallery (Wilson): Drawing on the collections of distinguished museums around the world, the content of Art Museum Image Gallery is rights-cleared for use in educational settings, so they can be employed liberally in class lectures, assignments, and academic presentations.
ArtStor: Offers hundreds of thousands of images from all eras and cultures. Click on the orange “Go” button to begin searching. Enter your search term and double click on any image that interests you in order to enlarge it.
Berg Fashion Library: This is the first online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion and will be useful to anyone researching or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, and cultural studies.
The Canadian Reference Centre (EBSCO): Do a basic search. Type in what you’re looking for (for example, ferns), then limit your search by selecting one of the following: black and white photograph; color photograph; diagram, or; illustration. Double click on the image that looks interesting to you in order to enlarge it.
Cinema Image Gallery: This unique database features an unparalleled range of pictures, posters, video clips, and other material from around the world of film and television from the late 19th century to the present day.
Electric Library (Proquest): Do a Basic Search. Enter your search term and de-select all categories except pictures.
Grove Dictionary of Art Online: Has images of artistic works including paintings, sculptures, carvings, architecture, and even antiques. Click on “images”, and search through the alphabetical listing or enter your search term and click search. This database is best used to find images of the works of the great masters. Just enter their last name as your search term.
Humanities International Complete : Do a basic search. You can limit your search to bring back results that include images. You can further limit your results to maps, colour or black and white photos, diagrams etc..
The following is a list of art and image resources available on the web. I originally compiled this list for use as part of a pathfinder for Sheridan College. The pathfinder also included databases in the Sheridan collection which have been omitted here. All collections included in this list should be consulted as to the proprietary rights of the images prior to re-publishing the images.
ArtBabble Offers videos, interviews, background information on artists and the art world. Hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and includes material from the Museum of Modern Art and the PBS series “Art:21.”
Art in Context: Information about Artists and where to find their work.
ArtSource a gathering point for networked resources on art and architecture.
The Artcyclopedia: Over 8,000 painters, sculptors and photographers, at art museum sites & image archives worldwide.
Art Images for College Teaching http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict Images of art and architectural works photographed by the author.
AskArt: the American artists bluebook. Extensive information about more than 32,000 artists (partially accessible for free) .
- Bigfoto & partner sites www.bigfoto.com www.free-pictures-photos.com www.picture-newsletter.com
Biodidac http://biodidac.bio.uottawa.ca Images for teaching biology.
Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection http://images.botany.org Approximately 800 images.
Centre of Contemporary Canadian Art’s Internet Archive of Professional Artists: Over 18,000 images of work by contemporary Canadian artists.
Collections Canada www.collectionscanada.ca Content related to Canadian history and culture.
CyberMuse: National Gallery of Canada : Over 9,000 images of artworks by Canadian artists, as well as video and audio recordings. Search by keyword, title, artist, nationality, or medium. Note: not all images indexed are available.
Digital Saskatchewan http://digitalsask.nesd.ca/index.php Images, movies and sounds.
Discovery School Clip Art http://school.discovery.com/clipart Includes animations.
Flickr www.flickr.com An online photo management and sharing application.
- Google Art Project
Guggenheim www.guggenheim.org Images from collections and shows at Guggenheim museums around the world.
History of Visual Communication
Offers a theme-based approach to the history of visual communication using examples from pre-history to the present age. Anonymously posted, but an excellent creative source for inspiration.
Images Canada: Government of Canada, Over 65,000 photographic images, lithographs and reproductions of Canadian subjects.
Library map collection, University of Texas www.lib.utexas.edu/maps Maps of the world.
Library of Congress www.loc.gov/index.html Related to American culture, history, art, etc.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art www.metmuseum.org
Microsoft Images http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart Clip-art, animations and images.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston www.mfa.org/collections/index.asp
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) www.moma.org
NASA www.nasa.gov Content specific to the U.S. space program and related topics.
New York Public Library Digital Image Collections: A gateway to The New York Public Library’s rare and unique international holdings in digitized form, including: historic maps, rare prints and photos, illuminated manuscripts, etc.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collection (NOAA) Photo Library www.photolib.noaa.gov/search.html
The National Resources Canada Library (NRCan) http://ess.nrcan.gc.ca/esic/
NRCS Photo Gallery http://photogallery.nrcs.usda.gov Natural resource and conservation related photos from across the USA.
- PicFindr www.picfindr.com
Pics4Learning www.pics4learning.com Thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.
Public health image library. http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/home.asp A gateway to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pictures.
Le Quebec en images www.ccdmd.qc.ca/quebec Thousands of images of the regions of Quebec.
School Clip Art www.school-clip-art.com Free clip-art for teachers and students.
Stock.SCHNG www.scx.hu Intended to be an alternative to expensive stock photography.
Teachers’ Domain http://www.teachersdomain.org Includes images from various areas of the arts.
UTOPIA portrait gallery www.lib.utexas.edu/exhibits/portraits/index.html Portraits of historical figures from the University of Texas library.
Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org A repository created and maintained by volunteers.
WiseGorilla www.wisegorilla.com Clip-art.
Below is a particularly useful blog about library instruction written by Iris, a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Carleton College in Minnesota.
One of her articles in particular discusses learning outcomes http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2010/10/using-learning-outcomes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PegasusLibrarian+(Pegasus+Librarian)
using action words from Bloom’s taxonomy http://pegasuslibrarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Blooms-Taxonomy.pdf
which I find especially useful. It helps to emphasize what students learn as opposed to what is being taught.