Pratt-SILS

144 West 14th St., N.Y., N.Y. 
LIS 623,  Online Databases in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
 Syllabus, Fall 2003

Instructor: Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM
Associate Professor, Pratt-SILS
Class Schedule: Tuesday, 3:30-6:00 PM 
Location: 14th. St., 5th floor lab.
Prerequisite:  SILS course: LIS 605

Original edition on the Encyclopedia of Diderot et d;Alembert. 
Paris,Bibliothèque centrale des musées nationaux. 

STUDY MATERIALS

Digital Libraries   Archives & Special Collections Articles on the Social Sciences 
Digital Libraries
Databases Services
Web Information Systems
Stanford Digital Library Technologies Project
National & Union Catalogs 
Web sites for Humanities Research
Web Databases, Humanities 
Online Research Strategies 
Scholarly Communication in a Digital Environment
Creating Museum Based Virtual Communities
from NET 2000 Proceedings
Anthropology databases
Web databases - free
Web sites by Topic
Science Web sites
more Social Science Web Resources & Documents
Ethics Online
Social Science Databases - free
 
Digital libraries - a window on the world.
Table of  Contents 
1. Catalog Description
2. Course Goals and Objectives
3. Methods of Evaluation and Grading
4. Office hours; contact the instructor
5. Schedule of Class Topics
6. Assignments:
      1. Search Assignments  
      2.  Digital Libraries, Issues & Collections
           Technical Aspects of Digital Libraries
      3. Humanities Project    
*sample project
  William Morris
      3a.  Web sites for Humanities Research
      4. Scholarly Communication
      5. Social Sciences Project 
*sample project:New Religious Movements
6. Research in the Social Sciences
7. Readings and Resources 
8. Bibliography 
9. Copyright

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1. CATALOG DESCRIPTION
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An in depth examination of selected databases in the humanities and
social sciences is offered.  Emphasis is on scope, content, and structure.
Students test and evaluate usefulness of databases in the social sciences and
humanities.

2. COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES  
    

A. Goals
Students who successfully complete this course will gain an understanding and
working knowledge the standard library databases in the humanities and social
sciences exploring them through Dialog, WilsonWeb and First Search.  A broad
range of electronic sources will be considered including digital collections of
manuscripts, rare books, archives, prints and photographs and film.  Students
will learn to use research methods and techniques in these fields through
hands-on experience.

B.  Objectives
Students who successfully complete this course will gain an understanding of
humanities and social science resources in the context of libraries and
information centers as follows:
1. Be conversant with the key issues concerning scholarly communication and
research.
2. To understand and be able use databases effectively to assist users.
3. Be able to access a broad range of Web resources and to use them effectively
for library reference.
4. Be able to evaluate Web sites for content, authority, accuracy,
representation, and usefulness as reference resources.
5. To become familiar with the information communities representing the
humanities and social sciences such as database produces, professional
organizations, associations, scholarly journals and societies.
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 3. METHODS OF EVALUATION AND GRADING  

The instructor's evaluation of the students' work will be calculated as
follows:
                Attendance, participation                              10%
                Weekly search assignments                         15%     first one due 9/10
                Digital Libraries                                            15%     due 10/8
                Humanities Subject Resource Guide           25%     due 10/22
                Scholarly Communication Online, Issue      15%     due 12/3
                Social Sciences Subject Resource Guide     25%     due 12/17
                Presentations (one for each Guide)              15%

                            TOTAL:                                            100%
 

Students are expected to be well prepared for class.   Search assignments should
be completed for the class on the date specified in the syllabus.

All project assignments should be completed and handed in on the due date.  The
instructor should be contacted if any assignment will be late.  Any assignment
handed in after the final meeting of the course will be subject to deduction of
one grade point.
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4. OFFICE HOURS
            Tues:  2:00-3:30 PM      14th St.
            Sat.:   12:00-1:00 PM    14th St.
                        3:30-4:00 PM

5. SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
 

9/2 9/9
1.  Search assignment.
9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7
2. Digital libraries
10/14 10/21

10/28  no class 11/4
3. Humanities Project & Presentation.
11/11 11/18 11/25
4. Scholarly Communication

12/2 12/9 12/16
5. Soc. Sci. Project & Presentation.

 
   

9/2     Introduction to the Humanities; review online searching techniques.
               View CD-ROM on the Bibliothèque Nationale. 
               Compare online and paper sources.
          
National Libraries:  

Bibliothèque nationale de France - Page d'accueil
Library of Congress Home Page (LC catalog and copyright catalog)
The New York Public Library
British Library Net - Internet resources
British Library -    British Library Public Catalogue-
British Library Net - Internet access from the British Library
Research and Documentation Online  Philosopher's Index, The
Intelex { Poiesis : Introduction }

HUMANITIES SEARCH ASSIGNMENTS: There is a database
search assignment due based on databases studied for each class.
Each student selects his/her humanities topic for searching.
Search results are handed in for credit and graded as pass-fail.
Questions concerning database searching are addressed in class.
Bring your search questions to class.  Search assignments not
returned unless those that do not achieve a passing grade.

READ articles 1 and 2 from reading list.
 

9/9  First Search databases (Focus on Worldcat).http://www.oclc.org
             

9/16  WilsonWeb databases http://hwwilsonweb.com/login
          Pratt Library online sources in Art & Architecture
 

9/23  Dialog databases - "begin humanit" to view list of humanities databases.
           DialogWeb Home

Scholarly Publishing Initiatives.
http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/links_scholar.html

Collecting Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries, John Unsworth, Institute for Advanced Technology in the HumanitiesUniversity of VirginiaUniversity of Minnesota,October 5, 2001.
            http://www.iath.virginia.edu/%7Ejmu2m/UMN.01/index.html

The Scholars Rebellion Against Scholarly Publishing Practices: Varmus, Vitek, and Venting by Myer Kutz • Myer Kutz Associates, Inc.
http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/jan02/kutz.htm

The Crisis in Scholarly Communication: an Economic Analysis
http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002/2002pdf/16Houton.pdf


9/30   Resources on the Internet:

   1. National Library Catalogs; Union Catalogs
 NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscripts Collections)
 NUCMC Home Page http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/

 U.S. Copyright Office, Searching Copyright Registrations and Documents
http://www.loc.gov/copyright/rb.html

 Using the Library of Congress: Collections & Services for Researchers,
 Libraries, and the Public http://www.loc.gov/library/

    2.  Web sites for Humanities Research - A Sampler.

VOICE OF THE SHUTTLE HOME PAGE
 EDSITEment - The Best of the Humanities on the Web
 Humanities Scholarship
 Newsarchives Search - newspaper archives search - cusi search form
 http://mypage.bluewin.ch/a-z/cusipage/newsarch.html

 NewsDirectory: Searchable Newspaper Archives
 http://www.ecola.com/archive/press/

 The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). http://www.imdb.com

 Women's Studies Database http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/index.html

  The On-Line Books Page http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

 Popular Song Database
 http://www.lib.washington.edu/asp/databases/music/PopSongBrowse.asp

 SongFile Home http://songfile.snap.com

Rare Map Collection http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/maps.html

Historical Maps Online - http://www.ku.edu/cwis/units/kulib/docs/test.html 

 UT Library Online - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - Historical Map Web Site

Roots - New York State Links - http://bfn.org/~roots/newyork.htm

Electronic Historical Publications - Home Page
 http://www.history.rochester.edu/Scientific_American/

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School-
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm

Rutgers University Libraries: Subject Research Guides: History - American and British: History - American and British http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/history/history.shtml

Humanities - French studies

H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online

 RLG DigiNews
 RLG DigiNews: Volume 3, Number 6, December 15, 1999
 http://www.rlg.org/preserv/diginews/diginews3-6.html

  RESEARCH METHODS HANDBOOK
  BUBL LINK / 5:15 Internet Resources: Research methods

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10/7  Digital Libraries in the Humanities.
     Student presentations and discussion of digital libary issues.

     UMI Databases (Dissertation Abstracts)
     Online research – strategies and methods.

  Web Databases for Humanities Research News
 CNN.com

BBC News | FRONT PAGE | front page http://news.bbc.co.uk/

History
 History Channel  http://www.historychannel.com/

 Subject Research Guides: History - American and British: History - American and British (Rutgers University Libraries)

 Best History Websites

 Humbul Humanities Hub

 Humanities Text Initiative

 Humanities Interactive Flash

 Humanities Sources

 Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online   http://www.music.indiana.edu/ddm/
 Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online! For more than forty years, the American Musicological Society has sponsored the publication of listings of dissertations in the field of musicology, and over the years Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology grew from a small pamphlet to a substantial book of more than 500 pages, augmented by periodic supplements. The office of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology moved to the Indiana University School of Music in 1996, and Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online (DDM-Online), an electronic version of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology,
marks the next phase in the life of this publication.

 Ejournal SiteGuide : A MetaSource   http://www.library.ubc.ca/ejour/
A selected and annotated set of links to sites for ejournals, with links to individual titles and/or to other collections of links. In no instance does this SiteGuide point directly to individual electronic periodicals.

 Scholarly Journals Distributed Via the World-Wide Web   http://info.lib.uh.edu/wj/webjour.html
This directory provid


es links to established Web-based scholarly journals that offer access to English language article files without requiring user registration or fees.

 Britannica.com  http://www.britannica.com/

Carrie Donated Works:   http://www.ku.edu/carrie/archives/index.html
With the extension of US copyright to a maximum of ninety years, the only books that can be made freely available on-line are those published before 1923, those for which no application was made for the extension of copyright beyond twenty-eight years, and those freely donated by the copyright holders.
Carrie has established a repository for donated works and invites copyright holders who wish their works to continue to be made available to a wider public to provide Carrie with a copy of their work, preferably in digital form, and explicit permission to make that work electronically accessible without charge to the public"

 History    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Collections/History/#sites
 "Internet Resources for Historians."

 Full Text Humanities Resources on the Internet: A Selection
http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/Memorial/humetext.htm

 Making of America
 Materials accessible here are Cornell University's contributions to Making of America
(MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum
 period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of
 education, psychology, American history, science and technology.
This site provides access to 267 monographs and over 100,000 journal articles with
19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.

 MEL: Humanities Texts and Journals Online   http://mel.org/humanities/humscoll.html
The Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) "Humanities Collection" contains Internet resources
to support the information needs and interests of librarians and citizens of the state of Michigan.

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Film Databases
 The Internet Movie Database (IMDb).   http://www.imdb.com

http://www.mediasalles.it/
European Cinema On-line Database   - Main Page, European movie database,
European cinema database, Euro Kids Network, Focus on Europe, European film industry,
production companies, distributors, world sales agents, theatres, exhibition companies,
short films, animation films, documentaries, European children films, film cinema pictures,
synopsis, Media Programme Untitled Document European Cinema On-line Database -

 Council on East Asian Libraries - http://www.sois.uwm.edu/jeong/ceal/
 China Subject Guide - http://e-asia.uoregon.edu/china/
 Chinese Cinema - http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~shaoyis/

 Film.com: Movie Reviews, News, Trailers, Interviews, Showtimes and more.  http://www.film.com

 Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive   http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/main.html

 Dance Page  http://www.library.ubc.ca/finearts/DANCE.html
Dance Web Resources

MED: HOME PAGE
"The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (MED) is an experiment in networked scholarship with the purpose of enhancing Classic Mayan epigraphic research. At present, MED consists of a relational database of glyphs ("gnumbers"), images, phonetic values ("pvalues"), and semantic values ("svalues") according to the consensus among various American Mayanists (MacLeod and Reents-Budet 1994). Also present is the beginning of an archive of digitally transcribed Mayan texts."

 Medical Humanities http://mchip00.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/medhum.html

 H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine  http://h-net2.msu.edu/
"H-Net is an interdisciplinary organization of scholars dedicated to developing the enormous
educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. The computing heart of
H-Net resides at MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, but H-Net officers, editors and subscribers come from all over the globe."

 American Studies Web http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/asw/
 Georgetown University, Reference and Research

 Women's Studies Database  http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/
 "The University of Maryland women's studies database, begun in September 1992, serves those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues."

Literature and Language
 Online Dictionaries, Glossaries and Encyclopedias
http://stommel.tamu.edu/~baum/hyperref.html
An annotated listing of dictionaries, glossaries and encyclopedias that have some sort of version online or, if you will, a glossary of glossaries.

 O'Conner's American Literature Online http://teacherweb.ftl.pinecrest.edu/hawkint/amlit.html

 About.com : http://virtual.park.uga.edu/wblake/ The William Blake Archive.

 Luminarium http://www.luminarium.org/lumina.htm
 Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603)
http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/rentext.htm
A superb mutimedia presentation of English Literature based on the
Norton Anthology and created and edited
 by a team of distinguished scholars.
English Literature: Early 17th Century (1603-1660)
Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485)

 ARTFL Project   http://humanities.uchicago.edu/ARTFL/ARTFL.html
"Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the
French Language, University of Chicago -
ARTFL is a cooperative project of the Institut National de la Langue Française (INaLF)
of the Centre National de la  Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Divisions of the
Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Chicago."

ACRL hosts the following European focused Web material:
 Western European Specialists Section http://www.lib.virginia.edu/wess/
 
WessClassics
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/wessclassics/
"Classics Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in Classics Studies.  The geographical coverage includes the Mediterranean (particularly Greece and Rome) during the
Classical and Hellenistic periods. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process. If needed, annotations have been provided augmenting the research value of these resources to scholars. Includes Guides/Subject Indices, Electronic Databases Bibliographies, Directories/Associations Electronic Journals, Electronic Texts."

European Literature - Electronic Texts
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature
"This page lists Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English. Translations are mentioned only when they are included in collections of original language texts, or when they are themselves of interest. Collections are listed more or less in order of size; individual authors are listed alphabetically."

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9/2 9/9
1.  Search assignment.
9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7
2. Digital libraries
10/14 10/21

10/28  no class 11/4
3. Humanities Project & Presentation.
11/11 11/18 11/25
4. Scholarly Communication

12/2 12/9 12/16
5. Soc. Sci. Project & Presentation.


SOCIAL SCIENCES: Select a few varied topics for searching.
Search results are due based on each of the following classes.

10/14   Dialog databases in the Social Sciences
           Web Databases - free

10/21  Government documents.
Government information on the Web: Databases
TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES
 Scholarly Communication and Technology Assignment.
Research in the Social Sciences Website - use for Project II.

The Voice of the Shuttle is back!
http://vos.ucsb.edu/

A great new sources for arts & humanities!

 Humbul Humanities Hub
http://www.humbul.ac.uk/

Englis Renaissance Electronic Service
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/main.htm

10/28     NO CLASS 

11/4  Student Presentations of Humanities Project.
               Humanities Research Project due.    

11/11    WilsonWeb - Social Science databases
                   
First Search - Social Science databases

11/18  Primary sources online (databases & Web)
               Newspapers, statistics, reports, conferences, polls, Documents, hearings.

Online Research,  Strategies and Methods - the humanities scholar online.
 Finding It Online: Web Search Strategies http://home.sprintmail.com/~debflanagan/main.html

Planning Your Search Strategy  http://www.tay.ac.uk/tafis/course-work/plan_search_strategy.html

 Finding Information on the Internet: A TUTORIAL
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html

 Strategies for Searching Databases - Main Menu/Contents http://www.library.unisa.edu.au/resmeth/strategies/strategies.htm


 SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC DATABASES SEARCH STRATEGIES

 Curtin University Library and Information Service Home Page http://lisweb.curtin.edu.au/

 Module 3a - Search Strategy http://faculty.washington.edu/jwholmes/tutorial/module3a.htm

 Search Strategies for Search Engines http://www.webliminal.com/search/search-web05.html

 SocioSite http://www.pscw.uva.nl/sociosite/index.html
"The SocioSite is designed to get access to information and resources which are relevant for
sociologists and other social scientists. It has been designed from a global point of view -
it gives access to the world wide scene of social sciences. The intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociology resources on the Internet. The enormity and constantly changing nature of the Internet makes it impossible to develop a definitive and comprehensive listing.  That's why the SocioSite will always be 'under construction'."

 Search Engine Showdown: The Users' Guide to Web Searching
 http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/

11/25  -
Scholarly Communication and Technology. 

TECHNICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES.

           Students present and discuss work in a class forum.
           Scholarly Communication Online – issues and trends.
           Class forum – 2 page paper and articles due.
 
12/2    CLASS WORKSHOP -  Humanities & Soc.Sci. Librarianship.

12/9   Student Presentation of Social Sciences Project

12/16    Student Presentation of Social Sciences Project
                  Last class - final day to turn in project.
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6. ASSIGNMENTS 1-5
  
Due dates and description for assignments 1-5.

9/2 9/9
1.  Search assignment.
9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7
2. Digital libraries
10/14 10/21

10/28   no class 11/4
3. Humanities Project & Presentation.
11/11 11/18 11/25
4. Scholarly Communication

12/2 12/9 12/16
5. Soc. Sci. Project & Presentation.


1. Search Assignments: topic searches for all databases studied in class.
These are practice searches so that you may improve your knowledge of  and
skill in using humainites and social science databases.  For each database studied
in class, complete 2 practice searches using a topic of choice.
Hand in a search sheet containing the following elements:
Name of database and service provider
Topic - what subject area are you researching?
Query - what is the search question/query; what information are your searching for?
Search terms - key words - descriptors - subject headings.
Search statement - the statement that retrieves your final results.
2-3 titles that you select as the most relevant; give a complete citation.
Brief discussion (about 1 paragraph), on your search experience.


2. Digital Libraries in the Humanities.
Digital Libraries, Issues and Collections.
Choose a digital library issue and identify a digital library that illustrates it.
Select an issue through reading in the library literature (use Wilson, Lib. Lit. and ABI/Informthe webliography and Web sources following.
Write a 2-3 page paper, single spaced, cite sources in end notes including cites for Web material.
Include samples of digital documents.
Title of paper should identify issue and indicate context/perspectives.
Use a digital collection to illustrate issue such as copyright, preservation and access, document selection, criteria, evaluationcollection development policies, technical issues, costs.
Paper format: TITLE PAGE, 2-3 page discussion, notes, samples of digital documents).

 Reading material:
Web Resources, Issues, Technical Aspects, etc.

 6.2 Library Issues: Digital Libraries
 Building Digital Collections: Technical Information and Background Papers
 BULLETIN  Digital Libraries: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Oct-99/index.html
 MEL: Humanities Texts and Journals Online http://mel.org/humanities/HUM-electext.html
 Digital Collections (DL SunSITE) http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Collections/
 DeLIver - Digital Library Initiative (DLI) at UIUC http://dli.grainger.uiuc.edu/Ppt/9Bishop/index.htm
 D-Lib Forum and D-Lib Magazine http://www.dlib.org/
 Digital Library Net - Links About Digital Libraries http://www.digitallibrary.net/
 Digital Libraries: Resources and Projects http://www.ifla.org/II/diglib.htm
 Perseus Project Home Page http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
 The Journal of Electronic Publishing http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/
 LJDigital: Digital Libraries

 RLG DigiNews: Volume 4, Number 1
http://www.ljdigital.com/articles/infotech/digitallibraries/digitallibrariesarchive.asp

What issues does the Blake archive suggest?
Welcome to the William Blake Archive http://www.iath.virginia.edu/blake/
"A free site on the World Wide Web since 1996, the William Blake Archive was conceived as an international public resource that would provide unified access to major works of visual and literary art that are highly disparate, widely dispersed, and increasingly difficult to gain access to as a result of their value, rarity, and extreme fragility. Currently eight American and British institutions and one major private collector have given the Archive permission to include thousands of Blake's images and texts without fees. Negotiations with additional institutions are underway. As of this writing, the Archive contains fully searchable and scalable electronic editions of 39 copies of 18 of Blake's 19 illuminated books in the context of full bibliographic information about each work, painstaking diplomatic transcriptions of all texts, detailed descriptions of all images, and extensive bibliographies. When the longest illuminated book, Jerusalem (100 plates), appears, the Archive will contain at least one copy of every illuminated book printed by Blake and multiple copies of most. It will also feature a searchable new electronic version of David V. Erdman's Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake, the standard printed edition for reference, and detailed hand-lists documenting the complete Blake holdings of the collections from which the contents are drawn. At this point we will then turn our attention to Blake's prodigious work outside the illuminated canon, notably watercolor and tempera paintings, drawings, individual engravings, and commercial book illustrations, as well as manuscripts, letters, and typographic materials. We anticipate that the full Archive will contain approximately 3,000 images."

3. Huamnities Research Project.
    Project 1 - format and content
   Sample documents - American Indians.
  Sample Project

4. Scholarly Communication and Technology

5. Social Sciences Research Project. 

Sample Project:   New Religious Movements

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7. READINGS AND RESOURCES


Readings will be assigned using online sources (Dialog,
WWW, and selected articles from the bibliography.
1.  Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment
 2.  Information Technology in Humanities Scholarship. . . (ACLS Occasional Paper No. 37)
 3.  Technology, Scholarship, and the Humanities: Working Group Themes
 4.  Electronic Books: reports of their death have been exaggerated
 5. Mapping the Information Landscape
E-Journals, full text
 Read a selection of articles from the above journal;
 articles will also be assigned  based on class topics.
First Monday
E-Journals.Org
Free Journals - Leiden University
 Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/
 Journal of Information Law and Technology  http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/jilt/issue/2000_1/
 Library Philosophy and Practice title page http://www.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/lp&p.htm
 MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianshiphttp://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnl/
 Wired Magazine http://www.wired.com/wired/current.html
 ComputerUser.com http://www.currents.net

Database Services
http://www.dialogweb.com
http://hwwilsonweb.com/login
http://www.oclc.org

Websites by Topic

Research Libraries: Online & Web Catalogs
Bibliotheque Nationale - www.bnf.fr
British Library http://www.bl.uk
New York Public, Research Libraries -http://www.nypl.org
Library of Congress - http://lcweb.loc.gov
Art Museum Libraries see 'Resources'

A Sampling of Humanities & Soc.Sci. Resources on the World Wide Web

Web Resources for the Humanities
http://marauder.millersv.edu/~library/L_Path/Other/Humanities/literature.html

 Online American Literature Resources

HumSocSci Web Resources http://www.hs.unp.ac.za/mine1.htm

The English Server http://english-server.hss.cmu.edu/

 Web Resources in Political Science
http://www.pol.uiuc.edu/www.html

 Liberal Arts Web Resources
http://www.govst.edu/users/gddcasey/libarts/dates.htm

 Internet Sites for Choice Magazine Related To Electronic Literature,
 http://www.jsu.edu/depart/english/choice.htm

Digital Libraries
 Digital Libraries  http://www.libs.uga.edu/science/digital.html

 Digital Libraries: Resources and Projects http://www.ifla.org/II/diglib.htm

 DeLIver - Digital Library Initiative (DLI) at UIUC http://dli.grainger.uiuc.edu/

Online Literature Library - An Online Library of Literature  http://www.literature.org/

 Perseus Project Home Page  http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
"The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the
ancient world and beyond.  Collaborators initially formed the project to construct
a large, heterogeneous collection of materials, textual and visual, on the Archaic
and Classical Greek world."

 California Digital Library   http://www.cdlib.org/

Digital Library Preservation Resources - Cornell University
 Digital Preservation http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/project/digpres.html
"This page provides links to some of the policies and guidelines for digital
l preservation which are available on the Internet."

Archives & Special Libraries & Collections
National Archives

Special Collections Main Page http://archives.mse.jhu.edu:8000/
Special Collections, The Department of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives
The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University

 Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University: Collections
  http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/collects.html

 Archives and Manuscript Repositories in Virginia
 http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/vasites.html

Special Collections and Archives- http://info.lib.uh.edu/sca/related/

 The New York State Archives Home Page http://www.sara.nysed.gov/

 Five College Archives Digital Access Project - home http://clio.fivecolleges.edu/
"gateway to a large and growing digital archive of important historical
resources in the Five College consortium.  This Web site provides access to digitized
versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's
history -- particularly women's education at the Five Colleges. Included among the
collections are official college publications, letters, photographs, articles, oral
histories, diaries, and more.  In making these materials more widely available online,
the archivists at the five colleges seek to support the educational and scholarly
research of students and scholars in the Five College community and beyond.  Casual
browsers are also welcome."

 GALEN II -- The UCSF Digital Library http://www.library.ucsf.edu/

Articles on the Web, Social Sciences
The Pros and Cons of Implementing the Internet in the Classroom, Table of Contents
http://www.princeton.edu/~eszter/edu/toc.html

The Internet and International Stratification -http://cs.smith.edu/~hargitta/Thesis/ch1.html

Scholarly Communication in Digital Environment
 Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
 http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html

 UC Berkeley Digital Library Project -
 Re-inventing Scholarly Information Dissemination and Use - http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/
 

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8. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RECOMMENDED READINGS

The changing face of research libraries.
Alston, R. C.
East Grinstead: Bowker-Saur, 1996, p.380-407. refs.
Date Undetermined

SIRS Knowledge Source online interface to databases released
Anonymous
Information Today  v16n2  PP: 41-42  Feb 1999
ISSN: 8755-6286  JRNL CODE: IFT
WORD COUNT: 645

The scholarly hothouse:  Electronic STM journals
Arnold, Stephen E
Database  v22n1  PP: 27-33  Feb/Mar 1999
ISSN: 0162-4105  JRNL CODE: DTB
WORD COUNT: 3591

Helping social scientists locate very recent British official publications.
Brackenbury, S.; Cochrane, J.
Assignation
15 (4) Jul 1998, p.26-31. refs.
Jul 1998 -- 20190700

How to encourage more widespread and effective use of IT and electronic
data in social science research organizations.
Brackenbury, S.
British Library. Research and Innovation Report
(100) 1998, 45pp. il. refs.
1998 -- 19980000

Using DynaWeb to deliver large full-text databases in the humanities.
Burrows, T.
Computers and Texts
(13) Dec 96, p.15-17. il.refs.
Dec 96 -- 19961200

Evolving institutional approaches to subsidizing end user access to
research databases: a case study.
Busch, J. A.
Archives and Museum Informatics
11 (1) 1997, p.39-46. tables.refs.
1997 -- 19970000

Bibliographic  displays  in OPACs and Web catalogs: How well do they comply
with display guidelines?
Cherry, Joan M
Information Technology & Libraries  v17n3  PP: 124-137  Sep 1998
ISSN: 0730-9295  JRNL CODE: JLA
WORD COUNT: 6575

The  optimization  of  online  searches through the labeling of a dynamic,
situation-dependent  information  need:  The reference interview and online
searching for undergraduates doing a social-science assignment
Cole, Charles; Kennedy, Lynn; Carter, Susan
Information Processing & Management  v32n6  PP: 709-717  Nov 1996
ISSN: 0306-4573  JRNL CODE: IPM

Computer-supported content analysis: trends, tools and techniques.
Evans, W.
Social Science Computer Review
14 (3) Fall 96, p.269-79. refs.
Fall 96 -- 19960900

Database of Social Research Methodology.
Glastonbury, B.
New Technology in the Human Services
10 (4) 1997, p.21-2. il.
1997 -- 19970000

Online citation verification using STN
Goldstein, Robyn; Hawley, Lorin
Online  v23n1  PP: 58-64  Jan/Feb 1999
ISSN: 0146-5422  JRNL CODE: ONL
WORD COUNT: 3176

The National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage.
Green, D.
Information Technology and Libraries
17 (2) Jun 1998, p.107-8.
Jun 1998 -- 20190600

Database design for preservation project management: the California
Newspaper Project.
Hayman, L. M.
Library Resources & Technical Services
41 (3) Jul 97, p.236-53. il.refs.
Jul 97 -- 19970700

Maintenance and preservation of large databases.
Lievesley, D.
European Research Libraries Cooperation
6 (4) 1996, p.472-82.
1996 -- 19960000

The Research Libraries Group: new initiatives to improve access to art and
architecture information.
Martinez, K.
Inspel
32 (1) 1998, p.8-22. refs.
1998 -- 19980000

INFOMINE: a model web-based academic virtual library.
Mitchell, S.; Mooney, M.
Information Technology and Libraries
15 (1) Mar 96, p.20-5.
Mar 96 -- 19960300

Electronic Collections Online looks beyond print
O Leary, Mick
Information Today  v15n9  PP: 30  Oct 1998
ISSN: 8755-6286  JRNL CODE: IFT
WORD COUNT: 1659

PAIS select.
O'Rourke, D.
Database
20 (5) Oct/Nov 1997, p.54-5.
Oct/Nov 1997 -- 20191000

New roles for librarians in supporting researchers in the social sciences:
the impact of new technology.
Rusch-Feja, D.
Inspel
30 (4) 1996, p.324-34. refs.
1996 -- 19960000

Overview of social sciences information and electronic communication
networks in Latin America as seen from the South.
Saugy, C.
FID News Bulletin
46 (3) Mar 96, p.79-98. il.refs.
Mar 96 -- 19960300

Libraries and the creation of electronic texts for the humanities.
Smith, N.; Tibbo, H. R.
College & Research Libraries
57 (6) Nov 96, p.535-53. tables.refs.
Nov 96 -- 19961100

Searching for Bill and Jane:  Electronic full-text literature
Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana
Database  v21n5  PP: 14-24  Oct/Nov 1998
ISSN: 0162-4105  JRNL CODE: DTB
WORD COUNT: 3902

Internet access to social science research and research grants - take a
look at REGARD.
Timmis, S.
Assignation
15 (4) Jul 1998, p.32-6. il. refs.
Jul 1998 -- 20190700

New   learning  communities:  Collaboration,  networking,  and  information
literacy
Tompkins, Philip; Perry, Susan; Lippincott, Joan K
Information Technology & Libraries  v17n2  PP: 100-106  Jun 1998
ISSN: 07
30-9295  JRNL CODE: JLA
WORD COUNT: 5016

Cited references on the Web: a review of ISI's Web of Science.
Wiley, D. L.
Searcher
6 (1) Jan 1998, p.32-9, 57. il. refs.
Jan 1998 -- 20190100

Untangling the Web for social work.
Wilkinson, A.
Assignation
15 (4) Jul 1998, p.13-19. refs.
Jul 1998 -- 20190700

New database products: social science, humanities, news and general (issue  7).
Williams, M. E.; Novotny, E.
Online and CD-ROM Review
20 (2) Apr 96, p.81-91. tables.
Apr 96 -- 19960400

New database products: social science, humanities, news and general (issue  8).
Williams, M. E.; Novotny, E.
Online and CD-ROM Review
20 (5) Oct 96, p.239-50. tables.
Oct 96 -- 19961000

New database products: social science, humanities, news and general (issue 9).
Williams, M. E.; Burgard, D. E.
Online and CD-ROM Review
21 (2) Apr 97, p.91-100. tables.
Apr 97 -- 19970400

New database products: social science, humanities, news and general (issue  12).
Williams, M. E.; Burgard, D. E.
Online and CD-ROM Review
22 (5) Oct 1998, p.323-36. tbls.
Oct 1998 -- 20191000

Electronic access to social survey documentation texts.
Winstanley, B.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia
2 1996, p.59-67. refs.
1996 -- 19960000

Art in the Web. An advanced information workstation as a tool for art
research in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague.
Wishaupt, M. M. C.; Niet, M. d.
Inspel
30 (3) 1996, p.231-6.
1996 -- 19960000

New database products: social science, humanities, news and general (issue
10).
Williams, M. E.; Burgard, D. E.
Online and CD-ROM Review
21 (5) Oct 97, p.285-94. tables.
Oct 97 -- 19971000

Making sense of online information.
Zeitlyn, D.; Bex, J.; David, M.
Proceedings of the 4th Electronic Library and Visual Information
Research Conference, ELVIRA4, De Montfort University, Milton Keynes, UK,
May 1997. London, Aslib, 1997, p.219-27. refs.
Date Undetermined

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Due dates and description for assignments 1-5.

9/2 9/9
1.  Search assignment.
9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7
2. Digital libraries
10/14 10/21

10/28   no class 11/4
3. Humanities Project & Presentation.
11/11 11/18 11/25
4. Scholarly Communication

12/2 12/9 12/16
5. Soc. Sci. Project & Presentation.

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