25
Oct11

Open Access Week panel: “Wikipedia: Friend or Foe?” – Wednesday at 1:30

Posted by: Hillary Corbett

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Join us on Wednesday at 1:30 in Snell Library room 421 for a panel discussion that is sure to engage both students and their instructors. Three Northeastern faculty members – Jeff Howe (Journalism), Joseph Reagle (Communication), and Heidi Wilkes (CPS) – will discuss Wikipedia, crowdsourcing, and social networking tools as components of the research process. There will be plenty of time for audience discussion afterwards.

⇒ Read an interview with Jeff Howe in the News@Northeastern, September 8, 2011: “The power of the ‘Crowd’”

⇒ Watch the trailer for Jeff Howe’s book, Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business.

⇒ Read an interview with Joseph Reagle in the News@Northeastern, August 16, 2011: “Cultural connections, a click away”

⇒ Watch a video of Reagle produced by the News: Joseph Reagle speaking on Wikipedia

Refreshments will be served.

For a full schedule of our Open Access Week events, visit our News & Events page.

 

 

Posted in: Information and Society, Research Online, Scholarly Communications

25
Oct11

Snell Library Welcomes the Emma Lazarus Exhibit and Opening Program!

Posted by: Kimberly Izar

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Come join Snell Library in opening the Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience Public Exhibit on October 27th. The exhibit will run until December 16 on the first floor of Snell Library and will illustrate the fascinating life of Emma Lazarus. Through her poetry, criticism, and advocacy for the poor, immigrants, and refugees, Emma Lazarus has left a lasting impression. The exhibit was created to recognize her influence, her life, and especially her poetry.

To kick off the exhibit, there will be an Emma Lazarus Opening Program and Panel Discussion, Issues of Immigration in Today’s America, on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 6-8PM at the Snell Library Lobby. Moderated by NU’s Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies, Lori Lefkovitz, the program and discussion will feature Silvia Dominguez, Northeastern University Assistant Professor of Sociology; Kitty Dukakis, social activist, author, and wife of former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis; Barbara Gottschalk, Executive Vice President of Seeds of Peace; and Ragini Shah, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Suffolk University.

Admission is free, and a reception will follow after the discussion. Hope to see all you Huskies there!

For more information about the exhibit and related programs click here!
For information on other Meet the Author programs and events, click here!

 

Posted in: Library News and Events, Serendipity

25
Oct11

Extra! Extra! Read all about Library Press Display!

Posted by: Kathie Demeritt

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Library Press Display is a great but little-known resource available through Snell Library. If you are looking for international or U.S. newspapers, Library Press Display is a convenient and easy to navigate tool that has a large collection of world newspapers from the past 60 days.

The Library Press Display home screen shows the last 7 days of important world news and events. This resource has tabs that allow you to search or browse newspapers by country, by language, or alphabetically. For most papers there are two ways to read each paper: you can click on the heading and an easy to read digital version of the article will appear, or you can choose to zoom in on the actual pages of the paper and read the articles as you would if you had the paper copy of the newspaper in your hands. 

For international users who prefer to navigate Library Press Display in their first language, the display can be switched to Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. The language can be switched on the labels, tabs, and buttons.

Don’t forget, Snell Library also has several other news and newspaper resources available! For general news try Access World News. For other newspapers, including historical newspapers, check out Snell Library’s newspaper resources page.

Posted in: Information and Society, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch, Serendipity

24
Oct11

Open Access Week event: “Doing Science in the Open” webcast – Tuesday at 12:30

Posted by: Hillary Corbett

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Join us at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, in 90 Snell Library for a webcast on open science, hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Michael Nielsen, author and an advocate of open science, will discuss opportunities for collaboration in the sciences using online tools such as blogs and wikis. In particular, the Polymath Project illustrates the possibility that such tools can be used to transform the way we work together to make scientific discoveries. Audience members will have the ability to participate in discussion via Twitter.

More information about the event is available here. For a full schedule of our Open Access Week events, visit our News & Events page.

Refreshments will be served.

Posted in: Scholarly Communications

20
Oct11

Miss Representation, film airing tonight (10/20/11)

Posted by: Katherine Herrlich

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A powerful film about women will be televised on the OWN network at 9pm tonight.

The film Miss Representation “explores women’s under-representation in positions of power by challenging their limited and often disparaging portrayals in the media,” according to the description from the OWN Documentary Club web site. Appearing in the film are such notables as Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and Gloria Steinem. See a preview: Miss Representation trailer

If you miss the broadcast, Miss Representation is also available at Snell Library (currently checked out, but you can “place a hold” and be notified when it becomes available).

Posted in: Read, Listen, Watch, Women's Studies