Wednesday, May 20, 2009

News from Harvard's Open Collections Program

"Expeditions and Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age" is the newest addition to Harvard's Open Collections Program. The digital collection contains over 250,000 pages scanned from 700 books and serials, plus 50,000 manuscript pages, 1,200 photographs, 200 maps, 21 atlases, and numerous drawings and prints. Among the treasures, materials include field notes and letters about exploration and scientific discovery from 1626 to 1953.

Click here for "Expeditions and Discoveries."

Click here for information about Harvard's Open Collections Program.

Sensitive Data Missing from National Archives

The breach includes Secret Service procedures, data from the Clinton administration, and the personal information of one of former VP Al Gore's daughters. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer 2009: American Classics @ Carmichael Library

Now on display in the library lobby: American classics.

Summertime is the right time to dive in to a classic of American literature. Here is but a sample of the great works by American authors you’ll find @ your campus library. From poetry to prose, Melville to Morrison, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out of these American classics today!
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine, 1996. PS3503.R167 F3 1996

Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth. New York: John Day, 1931. PS3503.U198 G6

Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences. New York: Random House, 2002. HV6533.K3 C3 2002

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Leatherstocking Tales. New York: Viking, 1985. PS1402 1985

Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War. New York: Norton, 1982. PS1449.C85 R4 1982

DeLillo, Don. White Noise. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. PS3554.E4425 W48 1986

Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. New York: Chelsea House, 1996. PS3555.L625 I5 1996

Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury. New York: Modern Library, 1992. PS3511.A86 S7 1992

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner’s, 1953. PS3511.I9 G7 1953

Franklin, R. W., ed. The Poems of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard UP, 1998. PS1541 .A1 1998

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1962. PS1868.A1 1962

Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. New York: Scribner, 1997. PS3515.E37 F3 1997

Hughes, Ted, ed. The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. PS3566.L27 A17 1981

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper, 2006. PS3515.U789 T5 2006

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. New York: Penguin, 1976. PS3521.E735

Lathem, Edward Connery, ed. The Poetry of Robert Frost. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. PS3511 .R94 1969

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. PS3562.E353 T6 1999

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. New York: Norton, 2002. PS2384.M6 2002

Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 1987. PS3563.O8749 B4 1987

Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. New York: Penguin, 1993. PS3535.A547

Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. New York: Modern Library, 2002. PS3537.I85 J85 2002

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin, 2002. PS3537.T3234 O2 2002

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. New York: Knopf, 1995. PS2954.U5 1995

Thoreau, Henry David. Walden; and, Civil Disobedience. New York: Penguin, 1983. PS3048.A1 1983

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Berkeley: U of California P, 2003. PS1305.A2 F46 2002

Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat's Cradle. New York: Delta, 1998. PS3572.O5 C3 1998

Wharton, Edith. The Age of Innocence. New York: Collier, 1993. PS3545.H16 A35 1993

Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. New York: Paddington, 1976 PS3201 1976

Williams, Tennessee. Collected Stories. New York: New Directions, 1985. PS3545.I5365 A6 1985
There are so many great works out there, so we'll put the question to you: What books what you place on a list of American classics? Enter your picks in the comments section below!

Acknowledgments: Thanks to Ruth Bishop and the Office of Student Life for printing assistance, Joie Molden and Eric Cottingham for their compilation of the bibliography, and Joel Bullock for graphic design and display set up.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Harbert Writing Center May 2009 Hours

The Harbert Writing Center is open during May Term 2009 at the following times:
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday 12:00PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday 12:00PM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday 12:00PM - 2:00 PM
The Writing Consultants in the Center are trained to work with writers in all disciplines at all stages of the writing process. The Writing Center is located in Comer Hall, room 311. The phone number is 665-6438.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Catalog Again Available

Thanks to the efficient work of our catalog vendor and the Computer Services department the catalog is again up and running. Thank you for your patience as we perform our system maintenance.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Catalog to Be Unavailable May 11-12

Our catalog will be unavailable this coming Monday, May 11th for planned system work. This outage will continue through Tuesday, May 12th. For these two days, we will still have access to some holdings information on WorldCat. Feel free to contact us should you need assistance searching for items on those days. We'll post here once the system is again available.

Friday, May 01, 2009

UM Graduate Students Get Caught Reading

Our latest edition of Get Caught Reading marks the first time we've captured Montevallo graduate students in the act. Pictured above is Dr. Lee Rozelle's Graduate Seminar on Literature and Film. The class has been studying the films of Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg. You can also see some of the books the class has been reading this semester, including works by Stephen King, William S. Burroughs, J. G. Ballard, and Anthony Burgess.

These students represent both the Master's program in English and the Master's program offered by the College of Education. Pictured from left to right (back row) are: Scott McClellan, Lee Rozelle, Emily McCaffety, Jacqueline Cooper, Judy Le, Susan Smith, and Shannon MacMichael. Front row: Richard Scott, Amanda Dinsmore, Leigh Anne Henry, and Quinn White.

Many thanks to Dr. Rozelle and his class for participating in Get Caught Reading. Also, thanks to the library's Joel Bullock for his excellent photography and graphic work.