The digital humanities in academic institutions, and libraries in particular, have exploded in recent years. Librarians are constantly developing their management and technological skills and increasing their knowledge base. As they continue to embed themselves in the scholarly conversations on campus, the challenges facing subject/liaison librarians, technical service librarians, and library administrators are many. This comprehensive volume highlights the wide variety of theoretical issues discussed, initiatives pursued, and projects implemented by academic librarians. Many of the chapters deal with digital humanities pedagogy—planning and conducting training workshops, institutes, semester-long courses, embedded librarian instruction, and instructional assessment—with some chapters focusing specifically on applications of the “ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” The authors also explore a wide variety of other topics, including the emotional labor of librarians; the challenges of transforming static traditional collections into dynamic, user-centered, digital projects; conceptualizing and creating models of collaboration; digital publishing; and developing and planning projects including improving one’s own project management skills. This collection effectively illustrates how librarians are enabling themselves through active research partnerships in an ever-changing scholarly environment. This book was originally published as a special triple issue of the journal College & Undergraduate Libraries.

Author Christopher Millson-Martula,Kevin B. Gunn
Isbn 0429687257
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2020-06-30
Pages 494
Language English
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The characteristic look of Southern California, with its red-tiled roofs, stucco homes, and Spanish street names suggests an enduring fascination with the region’s Spanish-Mexican past. In this engaging study, Phoebe S. Kropp reveals that the origins of this aesthetic were not solely rooted in the Spanish colonial period, but arose in the early twentieth century, when Anglo residents recast the days of missions and ranchos as an idyllic golden age of pious padres, placid Indians, dashing caballeros and sultry senoritas. Four richly detailed case studies uncover the efforts of Anglo boosters and examine the responses of Mexican and Indian people in the construction of places that gave shape to this cultural memory: El Camino Real, a tourist highway following the old route of missionaries; San Diego’s world’s fair, the Panama-California Exposition; the architecturally- and racially-restricted suburban hamlet Rancho Santa Fe; and Olvera Street, an ersatz Mexican marketplace in the heart of Los Angeles. California Vieja is a compelling demonstration of how memory can be more than nostalgia. In Southern California, the Spanish past became a catalyst for the development of the region’s built environment and public culture, and a civic narrative that still serves to marginalize Mexican and Indian residents.

Author Phoebe S. Kropp
Isbn 9780520931657
Genre History
Year 2006-06-21
Pages 384
Language English
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In Homo Ludens, the classic evaluation of play that has become a “must-read” for those in game design, Dutch philosopher Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies. Like civilization, play requires structure and participants willing to create within limits. Starting with Plato, Huizinga traces the contribution of Homo Ludens, or “Man the player” through Medieval Times, the Renaissance, and into our modern civilization. Huizinga defines play against a rich theoretical background, using cross-cultural examples from the humanities, business, and politics. Homo Ludens defines play for generations to come. "A happier age than ours once made bold to call our species by the name of Homo Sapiens. In the course of time we have come to realize that we are not so reasonable after all as the Eighteenth Century with its worship of reason and naive optimism, though us; "hence moder fashion inclines to designate our species asHomo Faber: Man the Maker. But though faber may not be quite so dubious as sapiens it is, as a name specific of the human being, even less appropriate, seeing that many animals too are makers. There is a third function, howver, applicable to both human and animal life, and just as important as reasoning and making—namely, playing. it seems to me that next to Homo Faber, and perhaps on the same level as Homo Sapiens, Homo Ludens, Man the Player, deserves a place in our nomenclature. "—from the Foreward, by Johan Huizinga

Author Johan Huizinga
Isbn 0807097098
Genre Social Science
Year 1971-06-01
Pages 232
Language English
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Nadine Jolie Courtney's All-American Muslim Girl is a relevant, relatable story of being caught between two worlds, and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place. Allie Abraham has it all going for her—she’s a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family, and she’s dating popular, sweet Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells’s father is Jack Henderson, America’s most famous conservative shock jock, and Allie hasn’t told Wells that her family is Muslim. It’s not like Allie’s religion is a secret. It’s just that her parents don’t practice, and raised her to keep it to herself. But as Allie witnesses Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she decides to embrace her faith—study, practice it, and even face misunderstanding for it. Who is Allie, if she sheds the façade of the “perfect” all-American girl?

Author Nadine Jolie Courtney
Isbn 0374309507
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2019-11-12
Pages 256
Language English
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

Author Allan Bloom
Isbn 9781439126264
Genre Social Science
Year 2008-06-30
Pages 400
Language English
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Master the unique, multi-faceted role of the Canadian nurse. Confidently embark on a lifelong learning journey and prepare for the daily realities of Canadian nursing practice this with comprehensive, Canadian-focused text. Developed specifically for your needs by talented Canadian students, practicing nurses, scholars, and educators, Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing, 2nd Edition, delivers an integrated understanding of nursing fundamentals through a continuum that guides you from one chapter to the next and from learning to understanding. New! Inter-Professional Practice helps you achieve positive patient outcomes through effective collaboration with the healthcare team. New! Diversity Considerations alert you to important patient care considerations related to culture, sexuality, gender, economics, visible minorities, and religious beliefs. New! NCLEX®-style questions at the end of each chapter test your retention and ready you for success on your exams. Revised! Skills chapters familiarize you with a wide variety of advanced skills to broaden your clinical capabilities. Enhanced focus on LGBTQ-related considerations, demographic shifts in Canadian society, end-of-life/palliative care, substance abuse crises, and refugee communities helps you ensure confident care across diverse Canadian populations. Case Studies place chapter content in a realistic context for the most practical understanding. Think Boxes encourage critical thinking and challenge you to apply your knowledge to different situations. Through the Eyes features familiarize you with patients’ perspectives to help you provide thoughtful and effective care interventions. Research equips you with the latest and most relevant Canadian healthcare findings based on clinical evidence. Critical Thinking Case Scenarios strengthen your clinical focus and critical thinking through real-life situations.

Author david Gregory,Tracey Stephens,Christy Raymond-Seniuk,Linda Patrick
Isbn 1496398505
Genre Medical
Year 2019-01-03
Pages 1168
Language English
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A wide-ranging study that illuminates the connection between epidemic diseases and societal change, from the Black Death to Ebola This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare. A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world’s preparedness for the next generation of diseases.

Author Frank M. Snowden
Isbn 0300249144
Genre Medical
Year 2019-10-22
Pages 512
Language English
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New Museum Theory and Practice is an original collection ofessays with a unique focus: the contested politics and ideologiesof museum exhibition. Contains 12 original essays that contribute to the field whilecreating a collective whole for course use. Discusses theory through vivid examples and historicaloverviews. Offers guidance on how to put theory into practice. Covers a range of museums around the world: from art tohistory, anthropology to music, as well as historic houses,cultural centres, virtual sites, and commercial displays that usethe conventions of the museum. Authors come from the UK, Canada, the US, and Australia, andfrom a variety of fields that inform cultural studies.

Author Janet Marstine
Isbn 1405148829
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2008-04-15
Pages 352
Language English
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A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections—he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.

Author Andy Warhol
Isbn 0547543433
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2014-12-16
Pages 276
Language English
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On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City. As the invading force approached Manhattan, some listeners sat transfixed, while others ran to alert neighbors or to call the police. Some even fled their homes. But the hair-raising broadcast was not a real news bulletin-it was Orson Welles's adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds. In Broadcast Hysteria, A. Brad Schwartz boldly retells the story of Welles's famed radio play and its impact. Did it really spawn a "wave of mass hysteria," as The New York Times reported? Schwartz is the first to examine the hundreds of letters sent to Orson Welles himself in the days after the broadcast, and his findings challenge the conventional wisdom. Few listeners believed an actual attack was under way. But even so, Schwartz shows that Welles's broadcast became a major scandal, prompting a different kind of mass panic as Americans debated the bewitching power of the radio and the country's vulnerability in a time of crisis. When the debate was over, American broadcasting had changed for good, but not for the better. As Schwartz tells this story, we observe how an atmosphere of natural disaster and impending war permitted broadcasters to create shared live national experiences for the first time. We follow Orson Welles's rise to fame and watch his manic energy and artistic genius at work in the play's hurried yet innovative production. And we trace the present-day popularity of "fake news" back to its source in Welles's show and its many imitators. Schwartz's original research, gifted storytelling, and thoughtful analysis make Broadcast Hysteria a groundbreaking new look at a crucial but little-understood episode in American history.

Author A. Brad Schwartz
Isbn 0809031639
Genre History
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 352
Language English
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• We Make It Easy To Adopt. • All your adoption facts in one place for US families interested to adopt overseas, now on Google play books. • The best source for adoption analysis, procedures & contacts. • Download or read any PDF book and receive a free Google Play Audio Album: "Can I Adopt From Any of These 194 Countries?”, by David Livianu, 30 minutes, a $19.95 value. • This is an award winning series of adoption guides, in PDF format. • These PDF adoption books have been scholarly researched, prepared and annotated by David Livianu, a Romanian born American writer, humanitarian and musician. • These are the most important reading materials all prospective adoptive parents {and adoption specialists} should read and study, before embarking on an international adoption journey. • All presented materials have been deeply researched and carefully annotated. • There are 28 PDF books, (over 16,000 pages) covering all aspects of an international adoption {legal, cultural, social, procedural, financial, travel, contacts to government agencies and private adoption agencies}. • You can download or stream to your Android smart phone or tablet and start reading the simple steps, procedures, and yes contacts with addresses and phone numbers for government agencies in every country working with foreign prospective adoptive families. Here are the 28 titles written, compiled and annotated by David Livianu, now in PDF format: 1. A System For Post-Adoption Services, 25 pages 2. Adoption Dictionary in 7 languages, 193 pages 3. Adoption Phrase Guide in 7 languages, 121 pages 4. Adoption Services Harmonized to a Market Economy, 10 pages 5. Art of Adoption, 167 pages 6. Contacts: Adoption Officials In 65 Countries, 224 pages 7. Contacts: Foreign Consulates-Embassies In The U.S., 135 pages 8. Contacts: Immigration Centers In The U.S., 177 pages 9 . Contacts: U.S. Adoption Agencies for Domestic Adoptions, 1,270 pages 10. Contacts: U.S. Adoption Agencies for International Adoptions, 880 pages 11. Contacts: U.S. Consulates-Embassies Overseas, 63 pages 12. Learn to Adopt, a master course, 349 pages 13. Learn to Adopt From Bulgaria, 187 pages 14. Learn to Adopt From China, 203 pages 15. Learn to Adopt From Croatia, 319 pages 16. Learn to Adopt From the Czech Republic, 191 pages 17. Learn to Adopt From Hungary, 232 pages 18. Learn to Adopt From Poland, 374 pages 19. Learn to Adopt From Romania, 246 pages 20. Learn to Adopt From Russia, 1,331 pages 21. Learn to Adopt From Slovakia, 191 pages 22. Learn to Adopt From South Korea, 42 pages 23. Learn to Adopt From Ukraine, 157 pages 24. The Hague Convention & 51 Countries, 29 brochures-pamphlets-list of contacts, 2,835 pages 25. The U.S.A. & The Hague Convention for International Adoptions, 402 pages 26. U.S. Adoption Assistance by State, contacts, 169 pages 27. U.S. Government Guides, 22 brochures-pamphlets-notices, 862 pages 28. U.S. Laws & Statutes By State in the U.S., 1,502 pages • David Livianu is an advocate for orphans' rights and works in Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova since 1989. • Livianu has been featured on the Barbara Walters show 20/20, Angels in Adoption. • Learn in a few minutes if you can adopt from a particular country, plus answer the how, where, and what, accessing legally adoptable orphans of all ages. • Your contribution is tax deductible and helps the orphans. • Questions, Contribution$, Need Help, Wanna Help? Let us know! • This material is provided only for educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. • Follow all current and applicable local and international adoption laws, and consult a licensed attorney/adoption agency or appropriate government specialist.

Author David Livianu
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Genre Law
Year 2015-01-12
Pages 167
Language English
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The economic and geopolitical implications of China's rise have been the subject of vast commentary. However, the institutional implications of China's transformative development under state capitalism have not been examined extensively and comprehensively. Regulating the Visible Hand? The Institutional Implications of Chinese State Capitalism examines the domestic and global consequences of Chinese state capitalism, focusing on the impact of state-owned enterprises on regulation and policy, while placing China's variety of state capitalism in comparative perspective. It first examines the domestic governance of Chinese state capitalism, looking at institutional design and regulatory policy in areas ranging from the environment and antitrust to corporate law and taxation. It then analyses the global consequences for the regulation of trade, investment and finance. Contributors address such questions as: What are the implications of state capitalism for China's domestic institutional trajectory? What are the global implications of Chinese state capitalism? What can be learned from a comparative analysis of state capitalism?

Author Benjamin L. Liebman,Curtis J. Milhaupt
Isbn 0190250267
Genre Law
Year 2015-10-19
Pages 384
Language English
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Since China adopted its 'open door' policy in 1978, which altered its development strategy from self-sufficiency to active participation in the world market, its goal has remained unchanged: to assist the readjustment of China's economy, to coordinate its modernization programs, and to improve its quality of life. With the 1997 launch of the 'Going Global' policy, an outward focus regarding foreign investment was added, to circumvent trade barriers and improve the competitiveness of Chinese firms. In order to accommodate inward and outward investment, China's participation in the international investment regime has underpinned its efforts to join multilateral investment-related legal instruments and conclude international investment agreements. This collection, compiled by award-winning scholar Professor Julien Chaisse, explores the three distinct tracks of China's investment policy and strategy: bilateral agreements including those with the US and the EU; regional agreements including the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific; and global initiatives, spear-headed by China's presidency of the G20 and its 'Belt and Road initiative'. The book's overarching topic is whether these three tracks compete with each other, or whether they complement one another - a question of profound importance for the country's political and economic future and world investment governance.

Author Julien Chaisse
Isbn 019256241X
Genre Law
Year 2019-02-07
Pages 576
Language English
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Providing a complete overview of art therapy, from theory and research to practical applications, this is the definitive handbook in the field. Leading practitioners demonstrate the nuts and bolts of arts-based intervention with children, adults, families, couples, and groups dealing with a wide range of clinical issues. Rich with illustrative case material, the volume features 110 sample drawings and other artwork. The inclusion of diverse theoretical approaches and practice settings makes the Handbook eminently useful for all mental health professionals interested in using art in evaluation and treatment. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest clinical applications, methods, and research. *Chapter on art materials and media (including uses of new technologies). *Chapters on intervening with domestic violence survivors, bereaved children, and military personnel. *Expanded coverage of neuroscience, cultural diversity, and ethics.

Author Cathy A. Malchiodi
Isbn 1609189779
Genre Psychology
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 496
Language English
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President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post

Author Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
Isbn 0307575330
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2009-12-23
Pages 384
Language English
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John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement that makes him so prized forty years after his death? What were the factors that helped Coltrane become who he was? And what would a John Coltrane look like now--or are we looking for the wrong signs? In this deftly written, riveting study, New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff answers these questions and examines the life of Coltrane, the acclaimed band leader and deeply spiritual man who changed the face of jazz music. Ratliff places jazz among other art forms and within the turbulence of American social history, and he places Coltrane not just among jazz musicians but among the greatest American artists.

Author Ben Ratliff
Isbn 1429998628
Genre Music
Year 2008-10-28
Pages 272
Language English
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Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and empowerment. This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations - through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating NGOs. It demonstrates that the ability to produce appropriate and sustainable design is increasingly relevant, whether in the field of disaster relief, longer-term development or wider urban contexts, both in rich countries and poor countries.

Author Sumita Singha
Isbn 1136483829
Genre Architecture
Year 2013-07-03
Pages 320
Language English
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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.

Author Marie C. Malaro,Ildiko DeAngelis
Isbn 1588343235
Genre Art
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 540
Language English
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A Washington Post Notable Book In March 1941, after a year of devastating U-boat attacks, the British War Cabinet turned to an intensely private, bohemian physicist named Patrick Blackett to turn the tide of the naval campaign. Though he is little remembered today, Blackett did as much as anyone to defeat Nazi Germany, by revolutionizing the Allied anti-submarine effort through the disciplined, systematic implementation of simple mathematics and probability theory. This is the story of how British and American civilian intellectuals helped change the nature of twentieth-century warfare, by convincing disbelieving military brass to trust the new field of operational research.

Author Stephen Budiansky
Isbn 0307962636
Genre History
Year 2013-02-19
Pages 336
Language English
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The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker). Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. In the “luminous” (Daily Beast) Leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson describes how Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance to be imaginative and, like talented rebels in any era, to think different. Here, da Vinci “comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography…a vigorous, insightful portrait” (The Washington Post).

Author Walter Isaacson
Isbn 1501139177
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2017-10-17
Pages 624
Language English
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