USF’s Creative Activity and Research Day (CARD) is this Friday, April 19th in Fromm Hall. This annual one-day conference celebrates the research, artistic, and creative work of USF undergraduate and graduate students. It is a great way for students to present the results of their hard work and showcase their knowledge outside of the classroom. Student talks start this Friday at 10:00a and can be heard continuously until 3:00p. The poster sessions begin at 11:00a. The full schedule can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences CARD website.
CARD 2012 Student Research Presentation
One way the Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center supports CARD – we archive digital records of many of the student presentations and posters. Anyone can browse the 2012 and 2013 CARD presentations stored in the Gleeson Library Scholarship Repository.
This year will be another great event! We hope to see you there on Friday and if you’re presenting give us a shout out in the comments section below.
The Gleeson Library is pleased to welcome University of San Francisco Associate Professor Annick T.R. Wibben who will read from her book Feminist Security Studies: a Narrative Approach (Routledge, 2011) on Wednesday, May 2nd in the Donohue Rare Book Room. The book rethinks security theory from a feminist perspective and challenges the way we think about security, violence and war. Professor Wibben teaches international politics and specializes in critical security studies, international theory, and feminist international relations. Prior to teaching at the University of San Francisco, she worked with the Information Technology, War and Peace Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University from 2001-2005. Her article “Feminist Politics in Feminist Security Studies” (2011) was published in Politics & Gender and “The Gendering of Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan” (co-authored with Keally McBride) is forthcoming in Humanity. She is the Chair of the Bachelor in International Studies program and serves as an Advisory Board Member to Gender and Sexualities Studies; Peace and Justice Studies; and the Master program in International Studies.
The program begins at 5:15 on Wednesday, May 2nd in the Donohue Rare Book Room, located on the third floor of the Gleeson Library. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. The program is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please call (415) 422-2036.
Head Librarian, Special Collections & University Archives
The New York Times recently published an interesting article about how the traditional peer review process is being looked at in the context of the democracy of the web. It described an experiment by the journal Shakespeare Quarterly which posted four articles not yet accepted for publication and invited people to submit comments on the articles. They received over 350 comments.
The article talks about how more academic writers are reaching out for feedback from readers while a work is still in progress, using websites like MediaCommons, and what some of the implications these kinds of changes may have for tenure and promotion decisions at universities.
The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) is a comprehensive civil rights Web site and portal hosted by the University of Georgia Libraries. CRDL is a partnership among librarians, technologists, archivists, educators, scholars, academic publishers, and public broadcasters.
From the CRDL/University of Georgia Web site:
“The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation’s history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.”
One of the many amazing resources available from CRDL is a 1971 clip of civil rights activist Andrew Young predicting the election of an African American president in his lifetime.
Enjoy the resource and please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Try the online version of an old standby: Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities. You can access it here: http://www.usfca.edu/library/databases/cabells.html
This resource is great for deciding where to send manuscripts for possible publication. The directories available are in the following subject areas : marketing, accounting, economics & finance, management, educational curriculum & methods, educational psychology & administration, educational technology & library science, and psychology & psychiatry.
Each journal entry contains information on the topic areas the journal emphasizes, the type of review process used, acceptance rate and number of external reviewers, manuscript formats and styles, turn around time for manuscripts, any fees involved, and other important details.
We’ve had the print version of this excellent resource for years, but now you can access the online version from anywhere, and it is updated much more frequently than the print version.
Update: Penny Scott has alerted us that SFPL’s eCard program has been suspended due to electronic vendor licensing agreements. See Penny’s comment #5 below. — Debbie B.
The San Francisco Public Library has introduced a new kind of library card. They call it their eCard and any California resident can register on their website for one. You don’t even have to go to the library to register, you can do it all at your computer.
It gives you access to all of their electronic resources and databases. They have some databases that we don’t subscribe to here at USF, like the San Francisco Chronicle Historical file or the History Resource Center.
So if you are a student, faculty, or staff person, getting an eCard increases your access to more electronic resources!
And thanks to Jerry Dear, an SFPL Librarian, who pointed this new resource out to me.
Version 71 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. This selective bibliography presents over 3,250 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet.
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.