Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday afternoon video

A Friday afternoon video, with magician Jeff McBride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y99bVsFXe4&feature=related

He's got some really amazing things to say about libraries and books.
Enjoy!

Micaela

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Discworld Convenes


Image: The Great A'Tuin by John Stephen Player

North American Discworld Convention

The hotel is booked, official announcements are going out and many of the crucial staff positions are now filled; at last U.S. fans will have their own Discworld Convention, with Himself in attendance.A good deal of organizing & networking will be done, both at WorldCon, at the UK Discworld Convention, and elsewhere. Pass it on.The Turtle Moves!The First North American Discworld Convention will be heldSeptember 4-7, 2009 (Labor Day weekend which includes a Monday holiday) at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in downtown Tempe, Arizona (near Phoenix).

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy birthday, Martha Gregg!



Martha turns 54 tomorrow, born in 1954, which makes this a special birthday! Send her greetings, come up to the library and make her day...

We've got plans to help her celebrate this evening at a local spot in El Dorado.

Using ARTstor for teaching

From the ARTstor folks today comes this timely tip sheet. Access ARTstor at Butler Community College from the database page on the website, or through your Pipeline login if you are off campus.



Tips & tools


Using ARTstor large file-size images for teaching
ARTstor images are available for use in presentations for educational or other noncommercial uses in the software environment of your choice. High quality digital images—large sized JPEG files—can be projected either in the ARTstor online environment or in a variety of offline environments such as OIV, PowerPoint and Keynote. Users can download a full image at 1024 pixels on the long side or pan and zoom to needed details and download the saved detail at 1024 as well.

ARTstor users can also use the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation tool to create digital slide show presentations. OIV enables side-by-side comparisons, zooming and panning on-the-fly, and the ability to customize text on each presentation slide. Users can download images at up to 3200 pixels for offline presentations by using OIV.

Integrating ARTstor with Courseware
Instructors can share ARTstor content with students through campus courseware systems, such as BlackBoard, WebCT, Sakai, or Moodle. You can upload images, provide URLs to link students to individual images or entire image groups, or share OIV presentation files. Our courseware guide explains how ARTstor content can be shared through courseware systems.
Learn more

Export image citations to citation management software
Citation management software is used to manage citations and create bibliographies. You can create image lists in ARTstor and export the image citations directly to RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, or Reference Manager. You may also share lists of ARTstor images with others by printing, emailing, or downloading the citation list.
Learn more

Interactive features of ARTstor
ARTstor contains many interactive features that allow instructors and students to communicate within the ARTstor environment. Instructors may share image groups with students by creating password-protected (shared) folders. Students can unlock an instructor's shared folder to view the instructor's image groups, analyze images and metadata, study, and annotate images.

Instructors can also create student work folders associated with instructor shared folders. Student work folders give students a place to create image groups, add comments to images, and share this work with the instructor. Learn more




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Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Logo representing Information Literacy




“To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. The information literate individuals are those who have learned how to learn” (ALA, 1998)

From The Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA). They have created a database to record information literacy materials from different parts of the world, on behalf of UNESCO.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CDC-TV


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched CDC-TV, a new online video resource available through the http://www.cdc.gov. CDC-TV videos will cover a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics. The premiere series on CDC-TV is “Health Matters.” The first segment of the series, “Break the Silence: Stop the Violence,” addresses the topic of teen dating violence. In this video, parents and teens discuss the problem of dating violence and how to prevent it.

The library of available videos through CDC-TV will expand to include single-topic presentations as well as series for children, parents and public health professionals. Most are short and all include captioning for the hearing-impaired. The videos are part of the CDC′s efforts to increase access to information that can help people prevent illness and injury.

http://www.cdc.gov/CDCtv/

Rebecca Brown, MLS
Kansas Outreach & Technology Liaison
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region
University of Kansas Medical Center
A.R. Dykes Library of Health Sciences
2100 W. 39th Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66160
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/ (NN/LM MCR Web Site)
913-588-7307
1-800-338-7657

My thanks to Rebecca for the links.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Database Trial for Entrepreneurs


Our ProQuest salesman mentioned a database this summer that covers a wide variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans, and tips from successful entrepreneurs...on video.

Our trial is now active, and it runs from 08/12/2008 to 09/10/2008.

To log in to our trial, go to pipeline, log in, then click on library databases (which appears right under the pipeline logo at the top. You'll have to use that whole off-campus thing of re-entering the log-in info, but on the databases page, click on trials.

Click on the blue title "ProQuest Entrepreneurship" to enter. I know I'm going to do some research on the Library Latte coffeebar. Let me know what you think.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Michael Phelps wins 6 today!

Carol@Bookreporter.com

Carol Fitzgerald at BookReporter.com writes

Michael Phelps Plots His Swims Like a Good Novel

I love to read and I love to swim. Watching Michael Phelps this week I was thinking that the way he swims is like plotting a memorable book.

He takes off from the wall like a great novel grips you and pulls you in. As he moves down the lane, he has his eye on the field the way a good writer watches over all of his characters --- and he stays one step ahead of them.

He holds back when he needs to conserve energy as a writer holds back some action or revelation... (Go To Blog)

Meanwhile, it's quiet here in the library - the calm before the storm next week when classes begin at Butler Community College. Actually, it stays quiet here for up to a couple of weeks; students are just getting into things those first few classes, and faculty start library intros after that.

New here this year:

We have one new database : Theatre and Drama in streamingVideo contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, - more than 500 hours in all.

Then there’s the new HiDef Big screen TV for faculty reserve in the library classroom. We’re trying to obtain a Wii – they are still hard to find – and look forward to announcing a Thursday evening game night.

Finally, we’re committing to a new presence in the Andover 5000 building – look for our Librarians on the Loose during afternoons and evenings, Monday through Thursday.

And as always, we welcome your calls, your presence, and your ideas. You faculty are the connection between the library and the students; we need you and are glad you're back!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Statewide Databases Announced


If you haven't noticed -- we have a new set of databases available for statewide access!

As of August 1, we now offer a full suite of Gale/Cengage Learning products - including Chilton's Auto Repair, WorldBook Encyclopedia, Novelist - and 9 other K-12 products from Ebsco, HeritageQuest, and ProQuest Nursing Journals.

To access these products, go to www.kslib.info. Type your search in the yellow box OR click on "Explore Our Resources" in the yellow box to see the full list.

Patti Butcher, Director
Statewide Resource Sharing
State Library of Kansas - Topeka
pattib@kslib.info
785-296-3875
Toll free: 800-432-3919


NOTE: Get to these databases through the Butler Libraries website too!

Friday, August 08, 2008

MP3 Options for Reading and Listening

The State Library of Kansas is happy to announce that starting on July
31st, audio books from http://kansas.lib.overdrive.com/ will be
available for download in MP3 format. The MP3 collection will include
approximately 1,000 titles at the launch date and should be growing
throughout the coming year.

The most exciting news about this format, is that these MP3 files
should work on most existing MP3 players including the iPod and the
Zune.

I hope that many of you will be able to take advantage of this exciting
development as an opportunity to promote this service. If you would
like ideas, or if you have any questions about the audio books, music
and more service, please feel free to direct them to me.

Thanks!
Eric



Eric Gustafson

Library Technology Consultant
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th St
Room 343-N
Topeka KS 66612
(785) 296-8152
egustafson@kslib.info

Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Videos for instruction

Two lists on the same day!! Hope you can stand it.

These are the latest purchases from the South East Kansas Academic Librarians Consortium SEKALC. Let me know and I'll get them for you in a day or two from their storage site at Allen Community College.

CHILD ABUSE: REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. 2005. DVD. 30 min.
"This program, part two of a two-part series on child abuse discusses reporting requirements and the consequences for failing to report incidences or suspected incidences. Legal protections afforded mandated reporters are also covered."
SEK 362.76 C436 2005

CLEAR VISION. 2005. DVD. 60 min.
Explores the fundamentals of personal creativity and vision. Illustrates techniques of perspective, clear thinking, not being afraid of mistakes, reframing a problem into an opportunity, finding more than one right answer, being a good listener, critical focus, and intuition.
SEK 153.3 J713CL 2005

DARE TO DANCE. 2001. DVD. 20 min.
Dewitt shares his spirit of Aloha and explores the life perspectives he has learned that allow access to higher levels of achievement. He gives his audience the creative tools they need not only to find their own vision, but to make that vision a reality.
SEK 153.3 J713d 2001

DYSLEXIA: AN UNWRAPPED GIFT. 2002. DVD 22 min.
"This program approaches dyslexia from a new angle, exploring how the so-called disability might prove an advantage in an increasingly image-based world"--Container.
SEK 616.8553 D995 2002

EXTRAORDINARY VISIONS! 2001. DVD. 60 min.
"In his twenty year career with National Geographic, Dewitt Jones created hundreds of extraordinary visions. He discovered that the creative tools he employed as a photographer had even deeper applications when applied directly to his personal and professional growth. In Extraordinary visions! Dewitt shares his philosophy. Using his astounding photographs as illustrations, he weaves a visual tapestry of emotion and content. One that will allow you to touch your own passion to balance your head with your heart: and to come away inspired...with your own creative potential."
SEK 153.3 J713e 2001

HYPER-LIVES: ADHD STORIES. 2002. DVD. 48 min.
Three million adolescents are diagnosed annually with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, making it the most common children's behavioral disorder in the U.S. Controversy separates parents and professionals over how best to treat ADHD. In this program, three families content with the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, each choosing a different regimen, from home-schooling to medication....
SEK 618.928589 H999 2002

I AM DEKEL: PORTRAIT OF A LIFE WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME. 2000. DVD 29 min.
Dekel Shekarzi, a 21-year-old who defines himself as an actor, a poet, a dancer, and a romantic in love with love itself, is defined by many others not by who he is, but by what he was born with: Down's syndrome. This ... documentary follows Dekel in his everyday life, which is anything but "everyday." For him, faith, hope, and willpower have fused together to fuel his dreams....
SEK 362.3 Ia1 2000

LAST ABORTION CLINIC. 2005. DVD. 60 min.
"The headlines today are filled with speculation about changes in the U.S. Supreme Court and what those changes might mean for abortion--an issue that has divided the country for more than 30 years. Heated rhetoric from both sides continues to be heard in courtrooms and on the campaign trail. But while attention is often focused on the arguments, there is another story playing out in local communities. Pro-life advocates have waged a successful campaign to reduce abortions in many places throughout the country. By using state laws to regulate and limit abortion and by creating their own clinics to offer alternatives to women, they have changed the facts on the ground. FRONTLINE investigates the steady decline in the number of physicians and clinics performing abortions, and focuses on local political battles in states like Mississippi, where only a single clinic performs the controversial procedure."--Container.
SEK 363.46 L339 2005

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. 1998. DVD. 40 min.
The business and creative aspects of the music industry are examined in this detailed instructional video. Includes interviews with top songwriters, artists and record company executives sharing their experiences on the hit making process. Also explores the issues of artist development, packaging, marketing, and distribution.
SEK 780.23 M973 1998

THE PARKINSON’S ENIGMA. 2002. DVD. 47 min.
(Producer) Using the illness of Michael J. Fox as a springboard, this program theorizes that most Parkinson's cases are the result not of heredity but of viral attacks and environmental toxins that severely damage the substantia negra, the "gearbox of the brain." Fox, Oliver Sacks, neurologists from The Parkinson's Institute and The University of British Columbia, and others share insights drawn from their knowledge of Parkinson's, encephalitis lethargica, gum disease, and MPTP poisoning that, taken together, make a compelling argument for linking Parkinson's to neuronal trauma. Therapies involving neuronal grafting from fetal tissue, retinal pigmented epithelial cell implantation, and transplantation of adult stem cells are discussed as well.
SEK 616.833 P229 2002

PLAY IT SAFE: INTRODUCTION TO THEATER SAFETY. 1994. DVD. 82 min.
Provides initial safety information and basic awareness of how to protect yourself against the dangers and hazards found in theaters.
SEK 363.11 P698 1994

PROFESSIONAL IMAGE. 2005. DVD. 23 min.
The secret to presenting a professional image goes much deeper than external appearances. This menu-driven DVD investigates not only the visible factors of proper attire and hygiene, but the issues of attitude, professional self-esteem, familiarity with technology, and knowledge of business trends as well. The image a person communicates through written correspondence and in after-hours settings is also addressed.
SEK 646.34 P942 2005

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DISABILITIES. 1996. DVD. 16 min.
This program offers expert insight into the nature of learning disabilities, why learning disabilities may also be accompanied by ADHD or social disorders, and what can be done to help children learn to compensate and succeed.
SEK 371.9 Un2 1996

VIDEO POST PRODUCTION. 1990. DVD. 25 min.
Techniques of post production for video recordings are explained, with emphasis on editing techniques and differences from film editing.
SEK 778.593 V668 1990

WASTING AWAY: ANOREXIA NERVOSA. 2004. DVD. 47 min.
This emotionally charged program profiles four young women attempting to recover from anorexia nervosa. Ranging in age from 14 to 25, they struggle to gain weight while dealing with associated conditions such as osteoporosis and depression, family dysfunctionality, and a mindset that equates starvation with self-control. Filmed at the adolescent eating disorder unit of Westmead Hospital in Sydney and a private outpatient clinic, the program captures the complexities of a devastating psychological disorder that drives women to continuously lose weight -- even if it kills them.
SEK 616.8526 W288 2004

The Breakdown

At Butler, we get a great resource through the state library - in fact this database is available to Kansas citizens 24/7 through an IP recognition service. Some of the PowerPacks available with Academic OneFile /General OneFile subscriptions

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Agriculture Collection

With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 400 titles is focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. In addition, over 20 Delmar reference titles provide in-depth coverage on a variety of agricultural related topics.

Business Economics Theory

With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, with more than 450 full-text journals to support their research and regular feeds of videos from Forbes.com that contain business news coverage and interviews with CEO’s and entrepreneurs.

Communications and Mass Media Collection

A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Criminal Justice Collection


Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection


A collection of over 700 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Fine Arts and Music Collection

With more than 150 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Gardening Landscape and Horticulture Collection

A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources from Delmar, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Home Improvement Collection

This collection of more than 180 home-improvement focused titles covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more will meet the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Including more than 1000 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both nursing professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Psychology Collection

This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

This collection of more than 800 journals and 29 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

E-Book of the Month at Butler Community College


August, 2008

Competition and Development: The Power of Competitive Markets

by Susan Joekes and Phil Evans
IDRC 2008

The growth of international trade and investment has brought about many changes in the economies of developing countries, including a move away from state-controlled enterprise. However, it has also made developing countries more vulnerable to new and potentially harmful types of anticompetitive business practices.

Competition and Development: The Power of Competitive Markets demonstrates the importance of true and fair competition to sustainable development and an effective marketplace, touching on issues of globalization, consumer welfare, cartels and monopolies, and trade liberalization. It provides an introduction to competition, and competition law and policy in developing countries. It focuses on the practical problems faced in developing countries and the steps that have been and can be taken to overcome those problems.