Not many books marching into Graduate Services this March. Hey, maybe some are still on Spring Break. A detour to Cancun before showing up here in April. Despite Spring Break and Saint Patrick’s Day, Samuel Beckett’s Selected Poems, 1930-1989 made it on to our shelves. Graduate Services also got two new books from one of the newest members of the Modern Authors Collection, Hanif Kureishi. There is also monographs from Julia Kristeva and Arthur Schopenhauer. (Do you think Kristeva’s About Chinese Women got waylaid by the Chinese New Year in Februrary, landing it here during the month of March? Me too.) Besides new books, many replacement copies of missing books in the collection came in last month. You could say our collection went under a monografting operation. If there is a book you need that has been listed as missing, well maybe that book can now experience that beautiful feeling of being needed. Just like bread in the early stages. Enjoy.
Selected Poems 1930-1989 by Samuel Beckett
About Chinese Women by Julia Kristeva
Something to Tell You by Hanif Kureishi
Venus by Hanif Kureishi
The World As Will and Presentation Volume Two by Arthur Schopenhauer and translated by David Carus and Richard E Aquila
Entries invited for the 4th Annual Sparky Awards
Entries must be received by 12AM Eastern time on May 27, 2011
"The importance of the student stake in opening up access to scholarly research will be highlighted in Open Up! – the fourth installment of the annual Sparky Awards student video contest. Calling on students to articulate their views in a two-minute video, the contest has been embraced by campuses all over the world and has inspired imaginative expressions of student support for the potential of Open Access to foster creativity, innovation, and problem solving."
Open Up! calls on students to let the world know they support Open Access and to say why. This year, entries are invited to four categories:
- Animation – Drop into the media lab and master that illustration software!
- Speech – Just say how it is. Skip the fancy editing and use your 120 seconds to tell campus viewers in your own eloquent words why Open Access matters to you.
- Remix – Mix it up. Re-use video, music, images and remix with your own content to create your unique vision of the importance of Open Access. Content must be re-used legally.
- People’s Choice – The People choose! Sparky Award entries are opened up for public vote.
Winners will receive an iPad, iPhone, or iPod and a fabulous "Sparky Award" statuette. The award-winning videos will be announced in conjunction with the American Library Association Annual Conference and a Campus MovieFest Regional Finale, and will be widely publicized by the sponsoring organizations at public events across North America throughout the year.
The Sparky Awards are organized by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, who promote the universal benefits of sharing ideas of all kinds. Read the Press release. Take a look at past years’ winners.
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