Tuesday, December 02, 2008

New Database: The Times Digital Archive

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985, includes every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London). The Times, often referred to as the "world's newspaper of record," covers international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. Users may search the full text of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, obituaries, and advertising. Content, including both pictures and text, may be searched or browsed by category, author, date, title, and more.

Monday, December 01, 2008

New Books, CDs, DVDs from November 2008

New Books, CDs, DVDs from November 2008

Here's a sampling of some of the new books, films, and CDs that have arrived at Hunter Library in November 2008.
Please browse the full list.

Bard Williams
Educator's podcast guide
Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education, c2007
WCU CMC PRO LB1044.87.W53 2007

Edited by Michael T. Martin and Marilyn Yaquinto
Redress for historical injustices in the United States:
on reparations for slavery, Jim Crow, and their legacies
Durham: Duke University Press, 2007
WCU GENERAL E185.89.R45 R43 2007

Donna Freitas
Sex and the soul: juggling sexuality, spirituality, romance, and
religion on America's college campuses
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008
WCU New Books BL6259.C64 F74 2008

Revolver / the Beatles [sound recording]
the Beatles (Musical group)
Hollywood, Calif.: Parlophone,[1987?], p1966

The American House: a guide to architectural styles [videorecording]
Learning Seed
Lake Zurich, Ill. Learning Seed, 2006

Discovering the human brain: new pathways to neuroscience [videorecording]
with Susan Bookheimer; presented by Davidson Films & Classroom Productions
San Luis Obispo, CA c2007

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hunter Library Open 24 Hours!!!!

The Library will stay open all night long the week before and the week of exams! 24-hour status will begin on Sunday, November 30 at noon and continue through midnight on Friday, December 5. The Library will be open Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

24-hour status will resume at noon on Sunday, December 7 and continue until 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 12. Click here to check hours for the reference desk, CMC, and Special Collections.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Faculty Scholarship Celebration Week 2009

Hunter Library, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Honors College and the Graduate School and Research are sponsoring a celebration of faculty scholarship. All WCU faculty are invited to submit scholarly works generated from 2006 to 2008, in any format (books, articles, art, music etc.). Power Point presentations need to be submitted in the form of poster boards.
If you are interested, please send your items to Alessia Zanin-Yost in Hunter Library. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2009. All participants need to submit this form with their submissions.
During the week of February 16, 2009, all items will be on display in Hunter Library. A reception is scheduled for Wednesday evening, February 18,2009 at 4 p.m. on the Upper Mezzanine Level of Hunter Library.
For questions, please contact Alessia Zanin-Yost at azaniny@email.wcu.edu.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Phases of Currency" Art Exhibit

Hunter Library is pleased to announce an original artwork exhibit by Erin Tapley, an associate professor in Western's Department of Art and Design. "Phases of Currency" will be exhibited from October 2008 through December 2008 in Hunter Library's Second Floor Gallery. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. The exhibit is free.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Friends of the Library Weekend in Atlanta - January 24, 2009

We are pleased to announce the 7th annual FRIENDS WEEKEND IN ATLANTA. It will take place the weekend of January 24, 2009. It includes:

Admission to two High Museum exhibits.(1) The First Emporer: China's Terra Cotta Army. Includes 15 of the life size figures, the largest grouping of these statues ever shown in the United States, plus 85 other objects associated with Qin Shihuangdi, the first emperor of China. (2) The Louvre and the Masterpiece. More than 90 works from the Louvre as the final exhibit of the Louvre Atlanta partnership. The ticket in this package is for admission on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. and includes an audio guide to both exhibits.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Saturday, January 24,2009 at 8:00 P.M. Robert Spano conducts Respighi's Fountains and Pines of Rome. Andre Watts plays Brahms Piano Concerto No.2.

Lodging for one night. arrive Saturday, January 24, depart Sunday, January 25, at the Residence Inn located on Peachtree across the street from the High Museum. Breakfast included.

For more information, visit: http://www.wcu.edu/1598.asp

Friday, September 26, 2008

Art the Vote!

As part of the WCU civic engagement initiative, Hunter Library’s Arts in the Library committee, in collaboration with Marie Cochran, School of Art & Design, and Carol Burton, Office of the Provost, are presenting the show “Art the Vote” from October 6 to November 7. The show is an effort to mobilize, register, and engage young voters and the creative community in the political process prior to the November 2008 election. The “best of show” from a campus-wide call for art will be featured in the exhibit. A reception is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 4.00-6.00pm in Hunter Library. Carol Burton will make opening remarks. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit and reception will be held in Hunter Library's first floor gallery.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New EBSCOhost Interface Coming Soon!

Hunter Library is excited to announce the imminent arrival of a new look and feel for our EBSCOhost databases. In just a few days, EBSCOhost will roll out their latest interface. This interface is designed to make searching EBSCO databases easier and quicker while providing individual users with the flexibility to customize many options.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Database! Parliament Rolls of Medieval England

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England
This new online resource provides full text of the surviving "official records of the meetings of the English parliament" from 1272-1509. Think Medieval C-SPAN! Includes transcriptions of the original text as recorded (in Latin, Anglo-Norman, or Middle English), along with an English translation. View over 100 color digital images of key documents. Additional scholarly materials, including an introduction for every parliament entry, provide historical context. Browse by king, then date of parliament, or search the full text.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

New Database: IPA Source

IPA Source is for those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. The database provides the largest resource for International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Accurate word-for-word translations are available in PDF format.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Get Ready for a Summer of Productive Research!

Please join us in Hunter Library
Wednesday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

- Select the Best Databases
- Devise Search Strategies
- Organize your Lit Reviews
- Set Search Alerts/RSS
- Explore Publishing Venues

This drop-in event is offered to help faculty, staff, and graduate students who plan to devote the summer to research. By the end of the day, you will have a list of the best sources, an effective search strategy, tools to organize your lit review and other tips to make your research more effective.

Registration is requested. Drop-ins are welcome. Stop by for an hour or stay all day!

To register, visit:
Choose Hunter Library from drop-down menu. If you are asked to log in, use the username and password you use to log into your computer and email. If at home, log into the VPN (vpn.wcu.edu) and click on start, then go to this page http://trainingreg/trainingregister7/login.asp.

For more information, contact your library liaison, or call 227-7465.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Library will be open 24/5 starting Sunday, April 27th!

This year, the library will stay open all night long the week before and the week of exams! 24 hour status will begin on Sunday, April 27th and continue through midnight on Friday, May 2nd. 24 hour status will resume Sunday, May 4th and continue through Friday, May 9th at 6pm. Click here to check hours for the reference desk, CMC and Special Collections.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Hunter Scholar Named

Hunter Library is pleased to announce the selection of Marsha Lee Baker of the English Department as the 2008-2009 Hunter Scholar. Her project, "Imagining Peace: American Literature in A Nonviolent Tradition" will be the focus of her year-long research as Hunter Scholar. Congratulations, Dr. Baker!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tax Time

April 15th is just around the corner. There are printed tax forms available near the Reference Desk in Hunter Library. Federal and North Carolina tax forms are also available online.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Zombies in the Library!!!

We thought you might like to know that we have zombies in the library. We also have a forensic anthropologist on the trail of a disturbing mystery. Plus two women who are out to prove that there’s time for both research and romance. Freaked out by the zombies? Don’t worry. If you get past them, you can turn your attention to livelier things. Like some Duke-North Carolina hoops action, or some of the worst celebrity fashion fiascos ever. What part of the library is this exactly? Just follow this link.

Hunter Library News and Notes, Spring 2008

Find out what's new at Hunter Library: Spring 2008 (PDF)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Art Display in the Library

The Arts in the Library Committee at Hunter Library is pleased to feature sample works of students in the BS.ED and MAT in Art Education degrees. Both degrees are offered through the School of Art & Design at WCU. The exhibit “Works by Art Education Majors at Western Carolina University” highlights the philosophy of the program, which emphasize a hands-on approach to art education. Students in the programs are exposed to a variety of art and techniques. The exhibit is free to the public and it is located near the elevator on the main floor of the library. The exhibit will be available until June 2008.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Black History Month Display

From February 20 to April 20 Hunter Library will feature Black History Month projects of 2nd graders from Cullowhee Valley School (CVS). Because of limited space, only a sample of the projects is available in Hunter Library. The rest of the projects can be viewed at CVS. For the projects, the students were asked to research an African American and describe his or her achievements. Students used a variety of formats to present the information in a creative way. Hunter Library Display Committee thanks CVS second grade teachers for sharing their students' work.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Leisure Reading's new site

Hunter Library’s Leisure Reading collection has made its way to the Web! Now you can find out what’s new and noteworthy with Leisure Reading anytime, anyplace. Then come to the library with a head full of ideas, take a closer look at what we have, and find something (or three things!) to take home with you today. Features of the brand new Leisure Reading site include reviews from our esteemed panel of leisure reading selectors, a list of the newest titles to hit our shelves, and the chance to share your thoughts (no doubt brilliant ones) about your latest leisure read. And if that’s not enough, the new site also gives you links to information on award-winning titles in all the genres, places you can go for suggestions on what to read next, and buzz by everyone from NPR to Stephen Colbert about the newest books. Spend some time on the site and if you have comments or questions, you can send them to Heath Martin at hmartin@email.wcu.edu.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Access to Blackwell Journals Now Available!

Hunter Library is pleased to announce full-text online access to Blackwell Publishing journals. The full text to over 800 scholarly journals in science, technology, medicine; social sciences and humanities; and medicine and nursing will be available via the library catalog. Access for most journals begins in the mid-1990s.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Craft Revival exhibit in the Hunter Library

“Craft Revival: The Story, The People, The Crafts” is an exhibition currently on view in the lower stairwell of the Hunter Library. The exhibition introduces the story of the Craft Revival, a movement to produce and sell handcrafted items during the early part of the 20th century. The story is more fully told on the Hunter Library’s website, “Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past & Present.” The website features over 100 pages of text explaining the movement, the people who participated, and the crafts that they made. Paired with the web-based story is a digital collection of over 2,000 images submitted by seven regional Heritage Partners: the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown; the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, both in Cherokee; the Penland School of Crafts near Spruce Pine; and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, located in the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Asheville. The online archive provides the visitor with a firsthand look at period documents, vintage photographs, and images of craft objects.

The Mountain Heritage Center and the Hunter’s own Special Collections are two Western Carolina partners in the project. George Frizzell, Head of Hunter’s Library’s Special Collections, has produced an online travelogue showing the region as it appeared in the 1910s. The travelogue was assembled from a railroad travel guide and is illustrated with period postcards. The Mountain Heritage Center has uploaded images of artworks that rotate for a 360° view. Other Hunter Library faculty and staff working on the project include Tim Carstens, Melissa Young, and Ginny Daley. Anna Fariello and Bil Stahl head up the project. The exhibition will remain on view until mid March.

A second, related exhibit has been on view since July 2007 at the North Carolina Welcome Center on I-26 north of Asheville. This Craft Revival exhibit “Telling our Story” is illustrated with objects on loan from the Mountain Heritage Center. Both exhibits were designed and produced by project leader, Anna Fariello. The website is accessible from: http://craftrevival.wcu.edu

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Streaming Video Database

The NC LIVE Media Collection is a collection of more than 250 high-quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. The collection includes covering the sciences, U.S. and world history, business, biography, health, politics, current events, and the arts, as well as a variety of other subjects. In addition, several educational series for children are included. Requires Flash Media Player 9.0 or higher and a high-speed Internet connection.

Headphones are available for checkout at the Hunter Library Circulation Desk.

New Art Exhibit

Hunter Library is featuring Matt Aycock's photographic exhibit, “By Night.” Matt received his BFA from the WCU School of Art & Design last year. The photographs are urban landscapes taken at night. Matt used a long exposure to capture detail that the human eye is not able to see. The exhibit is located near the elevator on the main floor of the library. As part of "Arts in the Library," the exhibit is open and free to the public and will be available until the end of January.