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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.

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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.

Welcome to new Archives Technician Shane MacDonald

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

Welcome to new Archives Technician, Shane MacDonald. He started yesterday.

British Library’s has Thousands of Digitized Manuscripts

November 3rd, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in Humanities, Religious Studies

The British Library has digitized over 1000 manuscripts. Read more about it in their article “The Latest, Greatest, Up-To-Datest Giant List of Digitised Manuscripts Hyperlinks,” and find the downloadable excel master-file.

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New App for Organizing Journals

October 28th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in Religious Studies

CUA Students now have access to a great app for organizing online journals accessible via CUA Libraries: BrowZine.

Outstanding CUA Alumni in Mullen Library’s May Gallery

October 28th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in Religious Studies

Come and learn about notable figures from the Catholic University of America’s history in our “Outstanding CUA Alumni” exhibit located in the May Gallery of Mullen Library. The exhibit will be up from October through December of 2014. Outstanding CUA Alumni include: Jon Voight, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Martin O’Malley, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, and Paula A. Vogel.

Newest in Popular Reading: The Simpsons, Beyonce, Richard III, Jon Stewart, and You

October 27th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel  
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Glad midterms are over? We are too! Now we can catch up on the latest Popular Reading books at CUA Libraries.

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
Dear Committee Members Julie Schumacher
Heroes Are My Weakness Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine Maximillian Potter
The Simpsons Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family Matt Groening
The Drop Dennis Lehane
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are : Love, Style, and Bad Habits Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas, Caroline De Maigret.
The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities Caleb Scharf
The sixteenth of June: a Novel Maya Lang
Edge of Eternity Ken Follett
Richard III: England’s Black Legend Desmond Seward
Lock In John Scalzi
Back Channel Stephen L. Carter
How Google Works Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, with Alan Eagle
Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball Roger Kahn
Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success Shane Snow
Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart Lisa Rogak
You: a novel Caroline Kepnes
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” Lena Dunham
The Golem of Hollywood Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
The news sorority : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour–and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news Sheila Weller

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!

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