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Article on Catholic Digital Archives now Online

December 15th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in University Archives

An article (very nicely arranged graphically) about Catholic digital archives written by Education Archivist Maria Mazzenga is now online.

Article about T.V. Powderly Photos in PA History

December 10th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in University Archives

An article in the journal Pennsylvania History about labor leader, civil servant, and photographer Terence V. Powderly (1849-1924) by Associate Archivist W. J.  Shepherd now online.

Newest in Popular Reading: Sookie Stackhouse, Symbiont, Ugly Girls, Revolution, Churchill, Navy SEALs

December 9th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

The fall semester is almost over at The Catholic University of America. We hope that you had as wonderful a time as we did this year. If you are looking for an entertaining read over the Christmas break, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room. Just remember, classes resume on Monday January 12th.

Popular Reading Collection 12.09.2014

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse edited by: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner
Revolution Russell Brand
Symbiont Mira Grant
You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television Al Michaels, with L. Jon Wertheim
The Churchill Factor: How one man made history Boris Johnson
Sins of Our Fathers Shawn Lawrence Otto
#Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny
Ugly Girls Lindsay Hunter
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon Kim Zetter
Revival Stephen King
The happiest people in the world Brock Clarke
Navy SEALs: Their Untold History Dick Couch and William Doyle
The Voices F.R. Tallis
@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

LYNDA is a great opportunity to learn something new over the breaks. CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through LYNDA’s self-paced training courses. If you need assistance setting up an account let us know; we are more than happy to help.

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries

Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib

CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib

CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib

CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

Met Opera on Demand: Free Trial of Database

December 5th, 2014 by weinstel  
Posted in Library's Home page, Music

Until January 5, CUA Libraries has a free trial to the database Met Opera on Demand.  The database delivers streaming audio and video of more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances from the ‘Live in HD’ series, the classic Met telecasts from 1977-2011, and over 250 radio broadcast performances that dating back to 1936.

Librarians are evaluating the usefulness of these resource.  Try it out and let us know what you think.  Email your comments to Maurice Saylor, Music Librarian at saylor@cua.edu

Finding Aid/Guide to Peter Jost Blake Collection

November 25th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in University Archives

Thanks to Chris Burroughs for our 181st EAD Finding Aid/Collection Guide, for the papers of former CUA Architecture Professor Peter Jost Blake.

Newest in Popular Reading: Does Santa Exist?, The Steampunk User’s Manual, Adventure Time, The Onion Magazine

November 19th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Hope you are having an awesome semester at The Catholic University of America. If you are looking for an entertaining read over Thanksgiving recess, then look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room. Just remember, classes resume on December 1st and end on December 5th. Final exams run from Tuesday, December 9 – Saturday, December 13.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us Nicholas Carr
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us Diane Ackerman
Goodbye, Piccadilly: War at Home, 1914 Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Festive in Death J.D. Robb
Perfidia James Ellroy
The Secret Place Tana French
Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo Chris McDonnell
Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation Eric Kaplan
The Onion Magazine: The Iconic Covers that Transformed an Undeserving World Cole Bolton
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs From the International Space Station Chris Hadfield
The Steampunk User’s Manual: An Illustrated Practical And Whimsical Guide To Creating Retro-Futurist Dreams Desirina Boskovich and Jeff VanderMeer
So Anyway… John Cleese
The QB: The Making Of Modern Quarterbacks Bruce Feldman
The Georgetown Set: Friends And Rivals In Cold War Washington Gregg Herken
Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating A New Generation Of Superathletes–And What We Can Learn From Them Mark McClusky
First Impressions: A Novel Of Old Books, Unexpected Love, And Jane Austen Charlie Lovett
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation Bill Nye
The World Of PostSecret Frank Warren

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

LYNDA is a great opportunity to learn something new over the breaks. CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through LYNDA’s self-paced training courses.

CUA Libraries is now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us at:

Mullen Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAlibraries
Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Canon Law Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUATheoPhilLib
CUA Science Libraries Facebook; Twitter: @CUAScienceLib
CUA Architecture & Planning Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUArchLib
CUA Music Library Facebook; Twitter: @CUAMusicLib

Popular Reading Collection 11.19.2014

Research Data Spring

November 19th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, Research Data Services

If your academic communities and libraries are interested in data, research data management, research data services…then you will be excited about this new initiative from JISCResearch Data Spring. It is a project to support  research data management for UK universities.

The reason for excitement is what libraries strive for – to ” support the researchers’ workflows.”

Jisc launches collaborative initiative for UK research posted November 17, 2014

Publishing nightmares?

November 13th, 2014 by Kimberly Hoffman  
Posted in Applied Sciences, Research Data Services

Have you noticed a new slide inserted into many presentations lately? “What keeps me/you – insert field or job here – awake at night?”

Librarians might say it is the high costs and complexity of content subscriptions. Today’s article Slow and Steady – Taking Time to Think in the Age of Rapid Publishing Cycles by Kent Anderson from The Scholarly Kitchen touches on many intertwined issues inducing librarian sleeplessness. The author discusses the case for rapid publication; the increase in research retractions; peer review; the increasing quantity of published research; corrections and credibility and cost issues. Are we seeing an “industrialization of research?”

Pushing for speed within the publication process may be putting a greater onus on our readers, eroding our brands, increasing skepticism/cynicism around the publication process, and diminishing the role of editors and publishers through a corrosive/erosive process. Maybe we should pause, rethink, and reassess the value of the filters we have created and how best to support, strengthen, and sustain them. Will a week longer make a huge difference? In which direction? Whose risk increases?

Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app

November 12th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in General, Humanities, Religious Studies

Giulio Menna & Marjolein de Vos of Sexy Codicology have developed a new product called Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app which “links to more than 300 libraries in the world.1”  All of these manuscripts are available for free online from various libraries and institutions throughout the world. It’s a great tool for furthering your historical research.

DMMapp

  1. Menna, Giulio, and de Vos, Marjolein. DMMapp – digitized medieval manuscripts app. in Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps [database online]. [cited 11/12 2014]. Available from http://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/app/.

Finding Aid/Guide-Ralph H. Hamilton Collection

November 4th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd  
Posted in University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide for the papers of CUA Alumni Ralph Hayes Hamilton. Thanks to Vitalina Nova.