EndNote Workshop

Are you curious about how EndNote works? Are you running into problems with your software?

Come to our drop-in workshop on Friday June 30, 10am-12pm in Room 160 BioTech Building. Diana Holden, of Pendergrass Library, will be answering questions and providing basic troubleshooting for this software. If you already own the software, bring your own laptop for personalized help. If you are simply curious about how the program works use one of our demo laptops. We will have 2 available.

EndNote is a bibliographic management software package that can make your research and writing easier. This software can keep track of all of your sources and organize them into whatever format your publisher requires.

Any questions? Contact Diana Holden — 4-2886 or dholden@utk.edu

Organ Installation at UT

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The new organ has 41 sets of pipes and three keyboards.
June 23, 2006

One-of-a-Kind Concert Organ Installed at UT

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee’s handcrafted, one-of-a-kind concert organ is an awe-inspiring instrument. At more than 20 feet tall, with nearly 2,500 pipes and three keyboards, the organ will be a beautiful addition to the recently renovated Alumni Memorial Building.

Built by Richards Fowkes & Co. in Ooltewah, Tenn., craftsmen began installation of the organ Friday, June 16, to the left of the stage in Alumni Memorial Building’s Cox Auditorium.

Pre-installation work began in late May as the wind system was installed and pieces of the instrument were brought to Knoxville.

Each piece of the organ is hand-made and was already assembled once in its entirety in Ooltewah to ensure everything works as it should, explained John Brock, a sacred music professor in the School of Music. The craftsmen then disassembled the organ to move each piece and reconstruct it in the auditorium, he said.

Plans to renovate the Cox Auditorium began in the mid-1990s, said Brock, and the plan has always included an organ. The auditorium’s renovations were completed in 2003, transforming the school’s historical basketball gymnasium into a state-of-the-art auditorium.

Read the full story at The Tennessee Today: Current News from UT.

View the original concept drawings of the organ at Richards, Fowkes & Co.

More articles about this organ and the installation can be found in The Tennessee Alumnus, The Knoxville News Sentinel, The Daily Beacon, and on WATE, Channel 6 news website.

Publish in PLoS at 40% off Publication Fees

PLos is increasing the fees charged to authors, but all UT authors are entitled to a 40% discount because UT is an
institutional member.

The Public Library of Science (PLoS), an open access publisher, is raising the publication fees charged to authors
“…..from $1,500 for PLoS’s flagship journals (PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine) to $2,500, and to $2,000 for its other journals…. ” according to Peter Suber’s blog on 6/20 on Open Access News, which exerpted an article by David Secko, Author fee spikes at PLoS, TheScientist, June 19, 2006.

Please remember that UT is an institutional member, and as such, authors recieve a 40% discount on publishing costs.

Sean McCullough at the Public Library

seanmcc.jpg Musician Sean McCullough is performing a special children’s program at the Knoxville Public LIbrary as part of the summer reading program. Playing playing guitar, banjo and mandolin, the performance will inculde folk songs, original songs, participatory songs, funny songs, singalongs, and more.

Performance Dates and times are as follows:
Thursday, June 22, 2006, 12:00pm – North Knoxville
Thursday, June 22, 2006, 4:00pm – Halls
Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 12:00pm – South Knoxville
Thursday, June 29th, 2006, 4:00pm – Mascot
Thursday, July 6, 2006, 2:00pm – Murphy
Friday, July 7, 2006, 2:00pm – Corryton
Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 3:30pm – Lawson McGhee
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 11:00am – West Knoxville
Thursday, July 27, 2006, 6:00pm – Powell

Call the Knoxville Public Library for more information 865-215-8750

History of Music Education Site

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     2005. http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/William-Lee/

Dr. William Lee, University of Chattanooga, describes his site as follows: “It is designed to help scholars in the history of education and specialist-scholars in music educational history. Though the site emphasizes electronic resources, it also includes a variety of representative books, articles, and bibliographies relating to how people have taught and learned music. An effort has been made to present significant recent publications and most electronic resources.”

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll

rollingstone.jpg DeCurtis, Anthony, and James Henke, eds. The Rolling Stone
     Illustrated History of Rock & Roll: The Definitive History
      of the Most Important Artists and Their Music.
     New York: Random House, 1992.


Ref. ML3534.R64 1992

This series of articles written by writers frequently published in Rolling Stone magazine chronicles the history of rock and roll. Each writer focuses on a specific aspect or influential performer; the articles are then arranged chronologically. An extensive index to the articles allows the reader to find information about the specific performers.

UT Libraries Career Employee Program Celebrates New Graduates

The Career Employee Program (CEP) at the UT Libraries celebrated its newest graduates last week: Seth Jordan, Linda Flynn, Jayne Rogers and Wanda Rosinski.

CEP offers non-exempt employees an opportunity to learn more about librarianship and the field of information science. Participants must have worked for the libraries for at least three years in order to be eligible for the program. The application process is selective and competitive–applicants must write an essay outlining his or her interest in the program and submit two recommendations from library employees.

Throughout the program, participants take college courses in information science, attend workshops, publish papers and book reviews, present at professional conferences, and complete other scholarly accomplishments. CEP participants are expected to complete this work outside of their normal working hours and have only two years in order to finish the program

“This is the best experience I’ve had since I began working here,” Jayne Rogers, a staff member in Collection Development, said. “I’ve learned so much,” Rogers continued.

“This program really pushes you out of your comfort zone, but in a good way,” Linda Flynn, a staff member in the Business Office, said. “Thanks to this program, I’ve taken my first graduate level classes, presented at the Tennessee Library Association conference in Nashville, and published two book reviews. Overall, it has been a very rewarding experience,” Flynn said.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a $2000 salary increase.

CEP began in 1999 as a way for the libraries to identify and develop career staff. The rigorous program offers a process for recognizing and rewarding staff for their commitment to the libraries and the university. The first successful CEP graduate was honored in 2001.

New classes of CEP participants are formed every two years. The class of 2006-2008 includes Sandra Allen, Michelle Brannen, Jeff French and Rebecca Smithey.

For more information, visit the CEP exhibit that is currently on display outside the Lindsay Young Auditorium on the first floor of Hodges Library or visit their Web site.

Culture Corner Explores The Caribbean

Take a trip to the islands … at the library!

The Summer 2006 theme of UT Libraries’ Culture Corner is the people, places, and things that make up the diversity of the Caribbean islands.

Available resources at the UT Libraries about Caribbean culture include books available for checkout, electronic books and journals, videos and DVDs, reference materials, music and agriculture and veterinary science materials.

Each semester, the Culture Corner showcases the libraries’ collections on a particular theme related to diversity. Located just outside the Reference room on the first floor of the John C. Hodges Library, the Culture corner is a cozy nook that has become a popular study area and meeting place.

For more information about the Culture Corner, contact Kawanna Bright, 974-4566.

Equine Veterinary Journal~electronic~ now available

The Equine Veteirnary Journal is available in electronic format. As of 6/19 it is only accessible through
the online catalog. It will be on the ejournals list soon.

A note on the delay in getting this title electronically: The publisher, EVJ Ltd, in offering EVJ electronically for the first time this year, increased the price by 60%. Typically, publishers charge about 10% more for electronic access for institutions. The individual rates for EVJ increased 5% this year. Please resist and/or protest this kind of differential pricing. Several veterinary librarians and veterinary faculty at WSU and elsewhere contacted EVJ with concerns last November when the price scheme was announced. At UT we finally caved and ordered it. It now costs $308 USD.