Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Digital Humanities in the Library

dhlibraryLast March, the Catholic University of America embarked on a voyage of digital humanities discovery. We had our first DH cross campus inaugural meeting, involving faculty, students, librarians, archivists, curators, and administrators. We outlined our individual and institutional challenges and focused on our needs going forward. Consequently, in the fall 2015 semester, we will begin having workshops on collaborating on our projects, exploring new software, and in general, getting to know each other. Stay tuned!

Our roles as librarians has changed rapidly over the past few years. Once just keepers of print warehouses and guides for library tours, we have now become harbingers of change agents across the entire scholarly communication paradigm. Subject (or liaison) librarians that have experience and knowledge in subject expertise, information literacy and research skills, collection management skills, and collection development, have a foundation on which to make contributions to digital humanities scholarship. The big question is, ‘Where to begin?’

Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists is a long overdue addition to the burgeoning interest in digital humanities by librarians. Edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb–all humanities librarians in their own right–the work is designed specifically for subject/liaison humanities librarians who are seeking ways to collaborate with scholars and students on a wide variety of projects, and it provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that abound at any institution, whether at a two-year college or at a research institution. The book is divided into four parts: 1) the first part discusses why librarians should acquire DH skills, 2) ways one can get involved, 3) the issues of collaboration, spaces, and instruction, and last, 4) conceiving, implementing, and maintaining a DH project.  The fourteen chapters have been written by a variety of specialists: DH librarians, social science librarians, archivists, editors, faculty, graduate students, and others. The chapters range from practical advice (e.g. a checklist for DH scholarship), to case studies (e.g. librarians teaching DH in the classroom) to theoretical/philosophical discussions (e.g. literary critical theory as it pertains to DH). Continue reading “Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Digital Humanities in the Library”

Newest in Popular Reading: Strong People, Monopolists, Flashpoints, Italians, Blue Stars, Marriage Game

The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.
The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.



What a great year so far at The Catholic University of America. As the semester continues, we wanted to let you know of some of the great books that we have here in Mullen Libraries’ Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room. If you need something to take your mind off your classes, come to the library.

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.

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!









 

Title Author Status
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Morin, Amy
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society Zelizer, Julian E.
The Work: the Search for a Life that Matters Moore, Wes
The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game Pilon, Mary
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission Bell, Jim
Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe Friedman, George
My Father’s Wives Greenberg, Mike
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science Weinberg, Steven
Trust No One Krentz, Jayne Ann
The Italians Hooper, John
The Internet Is Not the Answer Keen, Andrew
Inside a Silver Box Mosley, Walter
Blue Stars Tedrowe, Emily Gray
A History of Loneliness Boyne, John
The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I Weir, Alison
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah
Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most Weisinger, Hendrie & Pawliw-Fry, J. P.
Getting to Yes With Yourself: (And Other Worthy Opponents) Ury, William
Power Forward: My Presidential Education Love, Reggie
West of Sunset O’Nan, Stewart

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“American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present” – Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium

Picture1The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (CUA), in conjunction with The American Catholic History Research Center & University Archives (CUA) and the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy (USCCB), will be hosting a conference entitled American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. The purpose o the conference is to “bring historians and policy experts together to compare how Catholics in the United States have responded to new immigrant groups, from the nineteenth century to the present.” Three expert panels will discuss such issues as national policy debates, culture and religious life, and immigrant workers.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of events and a link to R.s.v.p., please visit the event website.

Newest in Popular Reading: Boston Girl, Strange Library, Gateway to Freedom, American Dreams, Robert E. Lee, Comfortable Wife

We hope the first half of your semester at The Catholic University of America has been as fruitful as ours. As Spring Break approaches, we wanted to let you know of some of the great books that we have here in Mullen Libraries’ Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.
The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.

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 Boston Girl: a novel Diamant, Anita
Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii Haley, James L
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age Doctorow, Cory
When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II Manning, Molly Guptill
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More Parker, Matt
Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva Voigt, Deborah
The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History Horn, Jonathan
Tales From Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Holy Cow Duchovny, David
A Comfortable Wife Laurens, Stephanie
Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains Greenfield, Susan
American Dreams: Restarting the Economy and Restoring the Land of Opportunity Rubio, Marco
The Skeleton Road McDermid, Val
Moriarty Horowitz, Anthony
Perfect Sins Bannister, Jo
The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Morin, Amy
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad Crummey, Michael
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Addario, Lynsey
Funny Girl Hornby, Nick

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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Newest in Popular Reading: Game of Thrones, Driving the King, Richard Pryor, Her Brilliant Career, & Science … for Her!

The spring semester is just beginning at The Catholic University of America. We hope that your classes are going well. If you are looking for an entertaining read throughout the semester, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

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
Inside HBO’s Game of thrones: seasons 3 and 4 Taylor, C. A.
Another Night, Another Day Rayner, Sarah
The Assassination Option: A Clandestine Operations Novel Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E.
Becoming Richard Pryor Saul, Scott
The Cause of All Nations: an International History of the American Civil War Doyle, Don H.
Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties Cooke, Rachel
Driving the King Howard, Ravi
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film Oswalt, Patton
The Last American Vampire Grahame-Smith, Seth
Before I Go Oakley, Colleen
Science … for Her! Amram, Megan
The Keeper Howard, Tim
Vanessa and Her Sister Parmar, Priya
Sweet Damage James, Rebecca
The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki

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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Trial Databases- Loeb Classical Library and Niermeyer Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus

We welcome you to test out two databases and provide us with feedback.

The Digital Loeb Classical Library contains more than 500 titles in Greek or Latin with English translations. This online edition is fully searchable and includes options for annotating and extracting text.

J. F. Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus provides English, French, and German translations for Medieval Latin terms and concepts with citation examples for context. The online edition is based on the 2002 2nd edition.

Please give it a go, and send Dustin Booher any feedback you have at booher@cua.edu.

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Trial Database- Index Religiosus

We invite you to give us feedback on a database we are looking into purchasing: Index Religiosus

The trial for Index Religiosus can be reached here

Index Religiosus is an international bibliography covering Religion, Church History, Canon Law, Old and New Testaments, Sacramentology and Liturgy, influential figures, Art History, Music, Architecture, and Hagiography. It contains over 500,000 book and article citations with links to full-text articles where available.

This database is replacing the print and online versions of the ETL Elenchus bibliographicus
and annual bibliography
from the Revue d’Histoire Ecclesiastique, which will no longer be published.
Please give it a go, and send Dustin Booher any feedback you have at booher@cua.edu.

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

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.

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

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

Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app

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/.