Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

November 8, 2013

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

Whispers of Freedom:  Exploring Laura Beecher Comer's Diary through the Prism of the Comer Slaves' Resistance

Dr. Carol Ann Bachl Dennis, an Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University, received her Ph.D. from Auburn University in 2012 where she also taught in the Africana Studies Program.

   In 1862, Laura Beecher Comer, cousin of Harriet Beecher Stowe, emphatically described in her diary those she enslaved as "certainly, not more than half civilized."  Departing from past practice of mining Comer's diary for insight into the attitudes of the plantation elite, Dr. Dennis considers how Comer's diary testifies to resistance, disruption, and sabotage in anticipation of freedom and the coming of a great day of jubilee.

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 21 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

   Reception to follow.

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November 8, 2013

Database trials are featured as they become available. This does not mean that the library currently owns the product or that the library intends to buy the product, however, we do appreciate your comments and questions regarding our test products and each listing includes a comment contact so that you can tell us your opinion.
Please note that most test products are not available off-campus.

Birds of North America Online

BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.  The online version also includes audio, video, and the option to export entire bibliographies to EndNote citation software.

The Birds of North America Online trial runs through January 31st, 2014.

Please send comments concerning the Birds of North America Online trial to the Biological Sciences Subject Specialist, Patricia Hartman, at pjh0011@auburn.edu  .

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October 25, 2013

Starting with this edition of the What's New library update, we will begin featuring database trials as they become available. This does not mean that the library currently owns the product or that the library intends to buy the product, however, we do appreciate your comments and questions regarding our test products and each listing includes a comment contact so that you can tell us your opinion.
Please note that most test products are not available off-campus.

ENGnetBASE Collection

Since 1999, this eBook collection has grown to include over 2310 cutting-edge and bestselling references. With access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, the Engineering Collection is sure to power your patrons’ research to the next level.

Organizations may subscribe to the entire Engineering Collection which includes each of the following Signature netBASE titles or any the following separately:

CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE
Electrical EngineeringnetBASE
GeneralENGINEERINGnetBASE
IndustrialENGINEERINGnetBASE
MechanicalENGINEERINGnetBASE
MiningENGINEERINGnetBASE

The ENGnetBASE Collection trial runs through December 15th, 2013.

Please send comments concerning the ENGnetBASE Collection trial to the Engineering Subject Specialist, Andy Wohrley, at wohrlaj@auburn.edu .

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October 23, 2013

Rip, Mix, Burn?  Exercise your Copy Rights for Multimedia Learning Projects

A lecture by Brandon Butler,

practitioner-in-residence, Glushko - Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, Washington College of Law, American University; formerly, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries; and formerly, Attorney at Law, Media and Information Technologies, Dow Lohnes, PLLC.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 23 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Office of University Writing, ePortfolio Poject, and Auburn University Libraries

For more information on ePortfolios, visit

https://fp.auburn.edu/writing/eportfolio-project/

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October 18, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Enslavement, Community Building, and the Emergence of an Afro-Influenced Vernacular:  The Case of the Danish West Indies

Dr. Robin Sabino, Department of English, Professor and Director of Africana Studies

Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn Connects!

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October 10, 2013

Africana Lecture Series

Sugar and Slavery in the British West Indies:  A Bioarchaeological View

Dr. Kristrina Shuler, Associate Professor and Director of Anthropology, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 17 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University College of Liberal Arts

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October 3, 2013

The recent federal government shutdown is affecting access to government supported databases and research information usually available through Auburn University Libraries. While some sites are completely down, such as the National Science Foundation’s NSF.gov, FastLane and Research.gov, other sites may provide limited access. For help or more information go to Government Shutdown and Your Research.

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September 27, 2013

Humans versus Zombies

Fight the Horde!

Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Registration at Parking Deck Entrance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Game starts at 8:00 p.m.

NO late admittance!

You must have a Tiger Card to play.

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September 27, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture

Self-Portraits in Nature:  William Bartram and the Art of Flowers

Dr. Tom Hallock, Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair, College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 3 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts

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September 23, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Open-Access Scholarly Publishing:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Bryn Geffert, Librarian of the College, Amherst College and Founder, Amerst College Press

Mr. Geffert will talk about the crisis in scholarly publishing, the open-access publishing movements, and the challenges and opportunities of starting an all-digital library-based publishing venture.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 24 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

 

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