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Fall Sabbatical

I will be on sabbatical Fall 2014.  During this time Kathy Payne will be teaching/coordinating my subject-specific instruction sessions.  Her email address is klpayne@weber.edu.  Her phone number is 801-626-6511. Please don't hesitate to contact her to schedule a session.  I will continue to order books/DVDs for my subject areas during this time, so please send orders directly to me via email.  I will also stop by the library to retrieve orders that you send through campus mail.  

Reminders:

Large Format Printer

The library has a large-format printer that is available for both faculty and students.  Cost is $5 per linear foot for projects with an educational purpose.  Please set an appointment with Lonna Rivera (lrivera@weber.edu) or Jay Jex (jayjex@weber.edu) to print your project.

Laptop Checkout

Laptops are available for checkout at the library's circulation desk (lower level, west side).  New laptops can be checked out for 5 hours, while older laptops have a 3-day checkout period. 

Reserve Books

If you have an extra copy of the textbook(s) that you are using this semester, I would encourage you to put it/them "on reserve" for students.  The form to do so can be found at http://library.weber.edu/sas/departments/media_reserve/tradmedia.cfm

 

Selected New Books/DVDS

Title

Author

Call Number

Toast KAIZEN": Introduction to Lean Principles

DVD

TS155.T627 2004

Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy

DVD

TJ808 .R46 2008

Architecture & Construction

DVD

NA1995 .A72 2004

Iron and Steel

DVD

TS305 .I7 2004

Composite Materials and Processing

Balasubramanian, M.

TA418.9.C6 B3544 2014

Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead

Shook, John

TS155 .S45 2008

Getting the Right Things Done: A Leader's Guide to Planning and Execution

Dennis, Pascal

HD30.28 .D4567 2006

Engineering Design: Representation and Reasoning

Dym , Clive L. et al

TA174 .D96 2014

Social Networking: Mining, Visualization, and Security

Panda, Mrutyunjava et al

TK5105.7 .S63 2014

The Basics of Occupational Safety

Goetsch, David L.

T55 .G5848 2015

 

Web Sites of Interest

Technopanics: Moral Panics about Technology
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/cms-s60-technopanics-moral-panics-about-technology-spring-2013/

Why is everyone all a-panic about the Internet and the (sometimes) deviant behavior it might seem to enable? This fine OpenCourseWare offering from Professor Marcella Therese Szabiewicz takes a look at a "number of technopanics" of late. The course begins by looking at how similar panics about "old" media (books, films, and the like) set historical precedents for these current fears. Visitors can look over the syllabus, check out the full course calendar, and also download all of the course materials in one fell swoop. A selection of the readings are available online for free and visitors will appreciate the detailed nature that the syllabus offers. [KMG]

Internet Archive: Computers & Technology
https://archive.org/details/computersandtechvideos

This particular corner of the Internet Archive brings together a variety of videos about computing and technology, paying special attention to two television programs from the 1980s and 1990s: Computer Chronicleand Net Cafe.  Computer Chronicles was hosted by Stewart Cheifet and it was produced from 1983 to 2002. Visitors can watch many of these episodes and might start by looking at a profile of Bill Gates from 1998 and a rather interesting show on the possibilities of virtual reality. Visitors can also look over the rather cool Staff Picks area where they can watch shows on the Commodore 64 and MIDI Music. Net Cafe was produced from 1996 to 2002 and visitors can watch archived episodes of it as well. [KMG]\

Deeplinks: Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has crafted this great resource for people interested in the world of online rights and privacy matters. A quick glance through the site will reveal a range of key commentaries on issues of copyright, moral privacy rights, and government intervention. Visitors can scroll through recent posts and then look over some of their additional projects, which include Bloggers' Rights, and HTTPS Everywhere. Also, visitors can offer comment and search posts by keywords, such as "International,” "Copyright,” and "Free Speech.” It's an exciting new project and one that will be of great interest to policy aficionados and others. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.  https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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