Learn about EndNote Desktop, including how to create your own library, download references from online databases, create bibliographies, share references with colleagues and more. There will also be time to get your EndNote questions answered. Workshop offered by Doug Nguyen, Customer Education Specialist, Research Software, Thomson Reuters and hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons.
Place: Allen Auditorium (Allen North Library, Ground Floor)
Time: 10:00 am — 12:00 pm Drop in as you can!
“He died at his home in Cambridge following an illness lasting several months, a statement on his website said.
It added his funeral will be private, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
Hogwood worked with many leading orchestras around the world and was considered one of the most influential exponents of the early-music movement.”
For the full story, please see the BBC News. Read Hogwood’s works or listen to his recordings at the UW Music Library.
For the ninth year in a row, the Suzzallo & Allen Libraries will be the site of campus-wide, 75-minute public reading of the U.S. Constitution. The public reading is a simple yet inspirational act. We gather together one hundred readers (each person reads about five sentences) and lots of listeners. Consider getting involved as readers or attendees. One need not stay for the entire event but can come and go.
WHAT: UW Reads the Constitution
WHEN: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:00 — 1:15pm
WHERE: Outside the Suzzallo Library Main Reading Room (3rd Floor, Suzzallo Library)
QUESTIONS: E-mail Government Publications, email@example.com, or call Cass Hartnett, U.S. Documents Librarian, 206–685-3130.
READER SIGN-UP: Via the web at http://tinyurl.com/uwreads2014
MORE INFORMATION: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/constitution
Join us October 2nd at 2:30 as Prof. Shih-Hui Chen, of Rice University, will deliver a public lecture on ‘Messages from Taiwan: Recreating Tradition through Musical Composition.’ The lecture will take place in Gowen 322. This event is co-sponsored by the UW East Asia Library and the National Central Library, Taiwan. The lecture will be in English. OCT 2 public lecture poster
DAWG daze are here again! Come take a tour of the Suzzallo Library or Odegaard Library. Play video games at the Suzzallo Library West entrance as the Media Center unveils their new video game collection from 11am-3pm. Learn more about free technology and discounts you can use to support your classes. Interested in a tour of the Music Library? Email vkern at uw.edu
“Recently, while moving my CD collection to new shelving, I struggled with feelings of obsolescence and futility. Why bother with space-devouring, planet-harming plastic objects when so much music can be had at the touch of a trackpad—on Spotify, Pandora, Beats Music, and other streaming services that rain sonic data from the virtual entity known as the Cloud? What is the point of having amassed, say, the complete symphonies of the Estonian composer Eduard Tubin (1905–82) when all eleven of them pop up on Spotify, albeit in random order? (When I searched for “Tubin” on the service, I was offered two movements of his Fourth Symphony, with the others appearing far down a list.) The tide has turned against the collector of recordings, not to mention the collector of books: what was once known as building a library is now considered hoarding. One is expected to banish all clutter and consume culture in a gleaming, empty room.”
Read the full article by Alex Ross at The New Yorker.
“Digital music has made it easier to buy and share recordings. But try telling that to librarians.
In March 2011, the University of Washington’s library tried to get a copy of a new recording of the Los Angeles Philharmonic playing a piece by Gustavo Dudamel, a popular composer, that the library could lend to students. But the recording was available only as a digital download, and Amazon and iTunes forbid renting out digital files.”
For the full story, please see The Chronicle of Higher Education.
From 1914 through 1920 the Library of Congress acquired over 14,000 pieces of sheet music relating to what ultimately became known as the First World War, with the greatest number coming from the years of the United States’ active involvement (1917–1918) and the immediate postwar period. America’s entry into the war came at a time when popular songwriting and the music publishing industry, centered in New York’s Tin Pan Alley, was at its height and a new musical form known as “jazz” was emerging. The sheet music collection represents the intersection of this rich output of popular song and the consciousness of a nation at war that was itself emerging, as a major world power.
In addition to commercially published songs, the collection also contains “music of the people” — the work of amateurs in vanity press editions and unpublished manuscripts. The essay “World War I Sheet Music at the Library of Congress: America’s War, as Viewed by Publishers and the Public” discusses the historical context of the collected songs and their reflection of American society during the war.
Browse this collection.
Wednesday, August 13 | 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. | UW Seattle Campus
Registration is now open for the Large Class Collegium. This is a wonderful opportunity for instructors who teach larger classes (100 or more students) to share expertise and learn about instructional innovations. Teaching with technology, assessment, and classroom management are just a few of the topics we’ll discuss. Sessions are facilitated by faculty members, working with instructional consultants and learning technologists.
Seating is limited. For details and how to register, visit: Large Class Collegium
Effective Literature Review
A free, tutor-supported online learning course
August 4–8, 2014
Duration: Monday, August 4, 2014 — Friday, August 8, 2014 (5 days)
Time Commitment: Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour per day, for 5 straight days
Target audience: Upper division undergraduates; early stage graduate students (e.g. MA or PhD-seeking)
Prerequisites: Access to the internet for each of the 5 days identified. A valid UW NetID is also required.
- This activity-based workshop will help you build techniques for composing effective literature reviews and increase your confidence in gathering literature for any significant research project.
- By asking students to share experiences with one another, this workshop provides the space and opportunity for you to reflect on your skills and to see how various techniques and tools can be employed to help you find and organize sources.
- This workshop will take place in Canvas over 5 days, with no fixed participation times (asynchronous).
- Each day corresponds to one online module, which includes a topic overview, resources, an activity, and a discussion forum.
- Your contributions to the discussion forums are your means of ‘assessment,’ so you should expect to post to each forum.
- You will be guided through the course by a team of friendly librarian tutors, who will answer questions and provide feedback.
How to Join:
- If interested, please email Robin Chin Roemer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than Friday, August 1, 2014.
- Space in the workshop is limited, and participants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.