Attention Scholars: Is Your Research Findable on the Web?

“Off the Page and Onto the Web” is a new series of essays that explore scholarly publishing at UT, written by Linda Behrend, Collection Development Librarian at the University of Tennessee Libararies. The essays deal with the changes in the way scholarship is produced and disseminated, including non-traditional ways using the Internet and World Wide Web.

Behrend’s first essay, “Is Your Research ‘Findable’ on the Web?” discusses whether scholarly publications on the Internet can be discovered and whether there are beneifts to publishing in digital form.

Subsequent essays will include topics such as open access, journal editors at the University of Tennessee, and authoring tools.

Click here to read the essays.

Journal Prices 2006

Journals assigned to agriculture and veterinary medicine with 2006 prices
are on the journals website .

The journals lists are on spreadsheets and are listed either by code or by title.
The fund code for agriculture is AGRI. The code for veterinary medicine is VMDO.

Please direct questions or suggestions aboutthe journals collection to Ann Viera (annviera@utk.edu, 974-9015) for veterinary medicine and Diana Holden (dholden@utk.edu, 974-2886) for agriculture.

The most complete and up-to-date list of all journals available is the ejournals list.

Publishing option: PLoS Public Library of Science

Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. All PLoS activities are guided by core principles.

There are a number of ways to stay connected to news and journals of the PLoS.

ANYONE AT UT GETS A 40% DISCOUNT ON THE COSTS TO PUBLISH IN PLoS JOURNALS. UT IS AN INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER OF PLoS. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE MEMBERS’ PAGE

A list of articles by faculty at UT who have published in PLoS is available.

Harold Varmus, former head of NIH, is one of the three co-founders of PLoS. Richard Smith, former editor, British Medical Journal, is on the board of directors. An editorial by Richard Smith, titled “Give it to me straight, doc: Why shouldn’t the public have access to to medical research? They’re paying for it.” was published in the The Guardian on June 30th, 2006.

FJH Piano Teacher Workshop

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In this informative workshop, Dr. David Karp will present the newest Piano Adventures® publications — My First Piano Adventure™ series and Gold Star Performance by Nancy and Randall Faber. Come and experience this engaging exploration into these two new series and acquire original and creative teaching tips and ideas for your studio! Also, Dr. Karp will present his new and exciting original compositions published by The FJH Music Company. Register today and don’t miss this chance to attend a highly informative workshop with this outstanding composer and clinician.

RSVP by August 11th. There will be a $5 registration fee which will go towards any purchases made at the workshop.

Tuesday,
August 15

Knoxville, TN

Bill Jones Music Center
10412 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: (865) 693-6202
Website: www.billjonesmusic.com
Email: amy@billjonesmusic.com
Contact: Amy Lane
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For More information about this workshop and others visit http://www.fjhmusic.com/workshop06.htm

Hot Summer Nights at the Blount County Public Library

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508 N. Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-0981
Fax (865) 977-1142
This summer the Blount County Public Library will host a concert series entitled “Hot Summer Nights.” From the last week in July through the end of August there will be a concert each Thusday evening at 7:00pm. The concert schedule is as follows:

July 27 Hot Summer Nights Concert – Sisters of the Silver Sage (western music); Reading Rotunda 7:00 pm
Aug 3 Hot Summer Nights Concert – Don Redman (accordion – classical and standard music); Reading Rotunda 7:00 pm
Aug 10 Hot Summer Nights Concert – Logan Murrell – 10 years old (bluegrass & country); Reading Rotunda 7:00 pm
Aug 17 Hot Summer Nights Concert – Bill Swann & Friends (jazz); Reading Rotunda 7:00 pm
Aug 24 Hot Summer Nights Concert – Corky Long (gospel); Reading Rotunda 7:00 pm
Aug 31 Hot Summer Nights Concert – Pistol Creek (rockabilly); on the Library Front Lawn – BRING LAWN CHAIRS! 7:00 pm

For more information contact the Blount County Public Library at (865) 982-0981 or Fax (865) 977-1142.

Russian Librarians Visit UT Libraries

Emerging Russian leaders study American libraries

Five librarians from diverse areas of the Russian Federation visited the University of Tennessee Libraries on July 11 and 13, 2006, as part of the Open World Program. The Open World Program is designed to give emerging Russian leaders a firsthand look at American democracy and civil society. The program also aims to promote understanding and create friendships between the two nations.

The visiting librarians included:
Svetlana Alenkova, a federal government official responsible for libraries throughout Russia.
Irina Arkhipova, deputy director of the Chelyabinsk Region Youth Library Resource Center.
Larisa Degteva, head of program development at the Lipetsk Region Children’s Library.
Saida Kasuyeva, head of user relations at the Khasavyurt City Central Library.
Irina Kuznetsova, head librarian at Samara State Technical University.

Each U.S visit focuses on a theme that relates to the participants’ professional or civic work. More than 10,000 emerging Russian leaders and professionals have participated in the program. The Open World Program is the first and only exchange program in the U.S. legislative branch. Established in 1999, the program is headquartered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Click here to visit www.openworld.gov for more information.

Academic Blogging

Interested in learning how to use blogs in an academic setting? Check out Academic Blogging from the UT Educational Technology Collaborative. This tutorial will take you through the history of the blog and give you tips on how to effectively use this technology for learning and professional development.

UT Libraries Participate in Leadership Exchange Program

Libraries will host HBCU Librarian

The University of Tennessee Libraries is one of five libraries chosen by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) to participate in a pilot exchange program in June and July of 2006. Funded by a $20,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the exchange program will provide librarians from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) an opportunity to investigate issues of strategic importance to their institutions and gain perspectives on leadership from the host institutions. The exchange also aspires to foster additional collaboration between ASERL and HBCU libraries.

UT Libraries was selected for the exchange due to its expertise in digital libraries, collection management and institutional repositories. The libraries will host Evelyn Council, Associate Director of Collection Development at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

“I look forward to learning how cutting edge programs, such as the institutional repository and digital press, went from vision to practical implementation,” Council said. “I also hope to observe successful examples of enhancing library visibility, developing programs, improving functionality and enhancing collections,” she continued.

“The Leadership Exchange is a great opportunity to work closely with colleagues at HBCU libraries, and it is an honor for UT to be selected,” Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, said.

Ms. Council will visit UT from July 10 through July 21.

Caribbean Popular Music

caribbean.jpg Moskowitz, David V. Caribbean Popular Music: An Encyclopedia of
     Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall. Westport, CT:
     Greenwood Press, 2006.


Ref. ML102.P66 M67 2006

Includes information on the different genres, record labels, performers, song writers and producers present within Caribbean popular music. Within each entry words defined elsewhere in the book are noted by using boldface. Definitions range from short one paragraph entries to more extensive multi-page articles.