Library News for the Faculty of Communication and Culture

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Film and Television Index

This is a new index on the EBSCO platform. Open any EBSCO database, such as Academic Search Premier or Communication and Mass Media Complete, and select Film and Television Index from the list. This will be added to the Research Databases list soon.

A comprehensive index covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing and produced for a broad target audience, from film scholars to general viewers. Subject coverage includes: film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

If you have a chance to use this database, your feedback is extremely important so feel free to email me your comments.

New Journal: International Journal of Communication

A new open-access journal is now available, International Journal of Communication. This journal is not yet listed in the UofC catalogue but I expect that it will be added soon.

"The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study."

"We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link at the top of the homepage for the journal. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list also allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. See the journal's Privacy Statement which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes."

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

RefWorks - web-based bibliographic software

RefWorks is:
  • Web-based software that saves, organizes and manages your sources of information
  • A personal database of your research results, accessible online
  • A collaborative tool that can be shared with other students and faculty
  • A tool to help you create your bibliography
  • Free to University of Calgary students, staff and faculty
  • Easy to use
  • RefWorks is brought to you through the generous support of the Student's Union.

Walk-up sessions are available and faculties and departments can set-up classes upon request. For assistance, please email.

C&C Librarian Office Hours for Winter 2007

C&C Librarian office hours return for Winter 2007. I'm available to provide research assistance for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty and research assistants. If you are teaching this term, remind your students that they can drop in and see me.

I'll be available this fall in SS 307 on the following days and times.
Mondays 1:30-3:30
Tuesdays 9:30-11:30
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30

You are, of course, still welcome to contact me and make an appointment for a more convenient time.

Increase Your Publication Exposure: Add an article to D-space

Have you considered adding your publications, presentations, research and other academic work to the University of Calgary Institutional Repository? Did you know that the UofC repository is captured by Google Scholar and Scopus, thereby increasing the exposure of your work? Dr. Kassam, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Cooper already have some of their publications posted!

For more information about making your publications available, contact Shawna Sadler

An institutional repository (IR) is a digital collection of a university's intellectual output. Institutional repositories centralize, preserve, and make accessible the knowledge generated by academic institutions. They also form part of a larger global system of repositories, which are indexed in a standardized way and searchable using one interface, providing the foundation for a new model of scholarly publishing.

Goal of the Institutional Repository at the University of Calgary
Libraries and Cultural Resources and Information Technologies support research and teaching at the University and, in particular, preserve and make publicly available the University's record of scholarly information by populating it's Institutional Repository. Our repository will foster open access to the research output of the University and research across Southern Alberta. The repository, using a software package called DSpace, will provide for a variety of document types and file formats. The project team will provide the platform, advise on workflow and metadata requirements, and ensure long-term preservation and access to the materials.

Taylor Family Digital Library

Here is the official announcement of the Taylor Family Digital Library (formerly known as the Calgary Campus Digital Library) from December 8, 2006.

"The new Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) will begin construction in the fall of this year and it promises to be one of the most visionary concepts anywhere in the world. Building on the great success of the current Information Commons, the TFDL will be an energetic and welcoming facility where students, faculty, staff and members of the community can unite with information and each other – a physical and digital gathering place that supports in many ways the pursuit for understanding, creativity, innovation and knowledge.

The Taylor Family Digital Library embodies the library of the future where technology and information in all forms converge to better serve the information and learning needs of students, researchers, and members of the community. The TFDL will provide facilities to support the University’s move towards new approaches to teaching and learning and will be a springboard for e-learning across the province. "

Administrative Name Change for Library

If you missed the quiet announcement in December, the administrative unit known as Information Resources, which combined the Library, Museum, University Press, Image Centre, and the Archives, is now known as Libraries and Cultural Resources. This won't have any impact on the services that the Library provides.