New Stuff Tuesday – September 27, 2016

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Folksongs of Another America:
Field Recordings of the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946
by James P. Leary
ML3551 .L35 2015 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

The upper Midwest has a long tradition of folk music that is often overlooked in favor of folk music from other areas of the country. This collection aims to change that perception by reissuing field recordings gathered on behalf of the Library of Congress during the 1930s and 1940s (5 CDs worth of music included!). Unlike many other collections, these recordings include folksongs from indigenous peoples as well-recordings and lyrics from Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, and Oneida tribes are on several CDs. The book also includes a DVD of a new documentary about Alan Lomax, perhaps one of the most well-known of the collectors working during this time period, about his 1938 trip through the upper Midwest. In addition to the recordings themselves, Folksongs of Another America provides the lyrics (in original languages with English translations, if necessary). As fall approaches, make sure to listen to the second CD in this set: The River in the Pines. This CD contains two performances by the Wisconsin Lumberjacks band of Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

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Warhawk Book Talks – Sept.

Ever wonder what your faculty or colleagues are reading?  Here’s your chance to find out!  Warhawk Book Talks is a series where professors, staff, and students at UWW talk about their favorite books!

This episode features Brenda Rust O’Beirne who highlights the book The Skillful Teacher by Stephen D. Brookfield. Get it at Andersen Library: http://goo.gl/5JYCxJ

This episode features Provost Susan Elrod who highlights the book A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. Get it at Andersen Library: http://goo.gl/bXOXwe

Sept. is suicide prevention month. This episode features Nancy Stevens who highlights the young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Get it at Andersen Library: http://goo.gl/Hd82B7

Did you decide to read any of these books after hearing the recommendations?  Let us know in the comments!

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New Stuff Tuesday – September 20, 2016

Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars

Street Smart:
The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
by Samuel I Schwartz
HE4451 .S387 2015 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Samuel I. Shcwartz is an expert who studies and practices traffic planning. His book Street Smart discusses how the use of cars in urban settings is on the decline, particularly among Millennials, for the first time in automobile history. More and more people are interested in walking, cycling, and ride-sharing (Uber, etc.), and cities need to adapt accordingly in order to maintain efficiency.

If you’re studying transportation economics or are just generally interested in transit history or New York City, check out this book from Andersen Library today!

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T3: LockDown Browser

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If you need to take a quiz with Lockdown Browser AND a webcam AND a microphone in the Library there are three options:

  1. Use the Library Macs on the east side of the 2nd (talking) floor in the Curriculum Collection or across from the row of group study rooms.
  2. Use 2nd floor HP All-in-ones after checking out a microphone from Circulation.
  3. Download Lockdown Browser on your personal laptop (provided you have both a webcam and microphone).

If you have any issues using LockDown Browser with the webcam, please see this Student Quick Start Guide (PDF). You can also call ICIT’s HelpDesk at 262-472-4357.

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Growing Wisconsin – Digital Magazine

cover of Growing Wisconsin 2017 Did you know? Wisconsin leads the nation in dairy goats, it’s home to 52,000 bee colonies, and cows outnumber people in some counties. We probably all know that Wisconsin is number one in the U.S. for cranberry and cheese production. Agriculture is very big business for the state, accounting for 10-12% of employment, and dairy contributing more than 43 billion dollars to the state’s economy. It’s no wonder we have so many celebrations of agriculture, like the Cranberry Festival in Warrens (Sept. 23-25), and Cheese Days in Monroe (going on this week, Sept. 16-18). Growing Wisconsin 2017, available in print in Andersen Library and also online as a digital magazine, is full of information about Wisconsin agriculture that is worth celebrating.

You can learn much more! The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service and the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) are terrific sources for ag-related information, especially statistics.

But Andersen Library has resources too, including books such as The future of farming and rural life in Wisconsin: Findings, recommendations, steps to a healthy future (3rd-floor Main Collection, S129 .F88 2007 or online via the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters), Wisconsin cranberry growers: Centennial heritage book (1st-floor Special Collections, HD9259.C73 U68 1989), and Creating Dairyland: How caring for cows saved our soil, created our landscape, brought prosperity to our state, and still shapes our way of life in Wisconsin (3rd-floor Main Collection, SF232.W6 J3 2011, or online via ProQuest ebrary). Articles that can be found include “Cranberries Of Wisconsin: Analyzing the economic impact” (Journal of Business Case Studies, vol.9:no.3, pp.185-192).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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T3: Emergency App for Campus

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UW-Whitewater uses the InformaCast mobile app to send push notifications to your smartphone in the event of an emergency.

Go to http://informacast.uww.edu and log in with your netID and password to register. An email will then be sent to your UW-Whitewater email address with download instructions.

InformaCast is available for iOS and Android phones.

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Effigy Mounds – Tour and Learn

The Whitewater Landmarks Commission will provide a guided, family-friendly and moonlit walking tour of the Effigy Mounds Preserve (288 S. Indian Mound Parkway, Whitewater) on Fri., Sept. 16, from 7-8 p.m. Learn about the history of the site and its 13 mound structures, as well as the vegetation, which includes an oak savanna remnant. Free parking is available along both sides of Indian Mound Parkway. Please do not bring pets. In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled.

Explore the Whitewater Effigy Mounds PreserveCan’t attend the tour? Learn more about the site with other resources, such as the Commission’s pamphlet, Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve, the Master plan report for the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve: Preservation and maintenance plan adopted by the Whitewater’s Common Council in 2012, or the video “Explore the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve.”

A search of Library resources will find books such as Indian mounds of Wisconsin (online) and The effigy mound culture of Wisconsin (3rd-floor Main Collection, E74 .W8 R6), as well as articles including “Monuments and mysteries: Social geography of the effigy builders” (Wisconsin Archeologist, 2014, vol.95:no.1, pp.5-28–available in the 1st-floor Periodicals Collection). There’s even an abstract of a conference presentation by UW-Whitewater’s own Professor Rex Hanger, “Linear effigy mounds are representations of fossils” (Geological Society of America, North-Central Section, 42nd annual meeting, 2008, vol.40:no.5, pp.87).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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Featured Resource: Ebooks, etc.

It’s taken a while for our campus to embrace ebooks. But now that our ebrary titles are listed in Research@UWW, ebook usage is really taking off. Here are some of the ebook collections you’ll want to know more about.

ebrary Academic Complete Collections

The Library’s ebrary Academic Complete Collection gives users access to 130,000 academic and association press books in a wide range of subject areas. The ebooks are downloadable to devices or may be read online. The single sign-on feature means that whether you’re on-campus or off, you can access all your customizations within ebrary by signing in just once. To find ebrary (or any other) ebooks in Research@UWW, search for a topic, author or title. Then use the facets on the left to select Whitewater Online Resources and Books.

Evidence-Based Ebook Acquisitions

Most ebooks from other UW libraries cannot be borrowed via UW System Request as can print books. So the UW System has investigated ways to purchase ebooks jointly so they’re available to all UW users. This year, the UW System is conducting an evidence-based ebook acquisitions program for Project Muse and Taylor and Francis ebooks. All titles in these scholarly collections may be discovered via Research@UWW and may be viewed or downloaded. At the end of the year, we’ll review the usage across the UW System and make purchase decisions for individual titles. At that point, only the purchased titles will display in Research@UWW.

Other eBook Collections

  • ABC-CLIO – this collection includes mainly history titles
  • ACLS Humanities E-book – this collection includes mainly history titles
  • Brill Ebook Collections – courtesy of UW-Madison, Brill’s collection includes Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linguistics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy, and Social Sciences.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO) – this ebook collection contains thousands of e-books including many reference titles
  • Gale Directory Library – provides access to Gale’s authoritative directories inclduing Market Share Reporter and Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media are available in this platform
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – this resource has 150 reference books in areas like business, education, history, literature, medicine, sciences and social sciences
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  • Oxford Reference Online – more than 200 dictionaries, encyclopedias and guides provide short articles on art, business, history, law, literature, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, religion, science
  • Sage eReference – this is a small collection of ereference titles in psychology, sociology, education, and science
  • Salem Press – this is a small collection of ereference titles in history, literature, science, and careers
  • Wiley Online Library – includes 4,000 scholarly titles, many of which are shared by all UW libraries
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New Stuff Tuesday – September 13, 2016

John Rawls and Christian social engagement

John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement: Justice as Unfairness
Edited by A. B. Bradley and G. Forster
JC251.R32 J634 2015 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Recent changes in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, the appointment of Justice Daniel Kelly, as with any justice appointment as of late, sparked conversation around the ability of a judge to set aside personal philosophies in his or her practice. Where is the line between personal philosophy and interpretation of the law? This is a question judges grapple with on a daily basis – and which those who question their judgments consistently ask. One article of Kelly’s, Rawls and Civil Society, is included in this collection which critiques the Rawlsian concept of “justice as fairness.” It is this article that was often referenced by journalists and bloggers in questioning the appointee’s political philosophy, yet often referring to the same quote or theme without fully providing the context of it. Did the commentators read the original article? Did the media consumers, thrilled or incensed by what they heard, seek context?

The place to begin is with the original source. Whether or not political philosophy is a reader’s usual fare, Kelly’s humor peppered throughout and analogies involving such things as infamous Green Bay Packer game outcomes, make this more than a palatable read.

Dig into the background. Who was John Rawls and what is his philosophy regarding fairness and justice? Search the library’s database, Reference Universe, to find a number of encyclopedias from philosophy to social theory for overview articles. Explore Rawls’ philosophy from his own point of view by using Research@UWW to find books and other articles authored by him.

Extend understanding by searching Philosopher’s Index to find other scholars’ discussions of fairness and justice, as well as critique of John Rawls, from other points of view.

Then be your own judge.

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Book Sale-New Selection

Welcome back to campus!

A new selection of books has been put out for the sale. They include a wide span of topics, such as communication, education, history, physical education/recreation, and the arts. Books are just $1 each. Come, peruse, purchase, and enjoy!

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