The Definition of a Dictionary

Library News - January 22, 2015 - 11:36am
The question is: what should a dictionary look like nowadays?
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Progressive Visions for the Future of Copyright in Europe

Library News - January 22, 2015 - 9:10am
A copyright manifesto - Copyright for Creativity (C4C) - has been released in Europe.
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America toons in : a history of television animation / David Perlmutter.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: America toons in : a history of television animation / David Perlmutter.
Author: Perlmutter, David, 1980-
Call Number: PN1992.8.A59 P47 2014
Description: "Examining the productions of individual studios and producers, the author discusses ways in which the genre has often been unfairly marginalized by critics and how producers have challenged and embraced this "marginally" as a vital part of their work. This provides a framework for understanding the presence of television animation in American media--and how influential it has been"--

It takes a family : a cooperative approach to lasting sobriety / Debra Jay ; foreword by Robert L. DuPont, MD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: It takes a family : a cooperative approach to lasting sobriety / Debra Jay ; foreword by Robert L. DuPont, MD.
Author: Jay, Debra, 1954-
Call Number: RC564 .J39 2014
Description: Most books on recovery from addiction focus either on the addict or the family. While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are often left to figure things out for themselves. The author takes a fresh approach to the recovery process by making family members and friends part of the reecovery team, beginning in the early stages of sobriety.

The emergence of rock and roll : music and the rise of American youth culture / Mitchell K. Hall.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The emergence of rock and roll : music and the rise of American youth culture / Mitchell K. Hall.
Author: Hall, Mitchell K.
Call Number: ML3534.3 .H33 2014

Considering hate : violence, goodness, and justice in American culture and politics / Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Considering hate : violence, goodness, and justice in American culture and politics / Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski.
Author: Whitlock, Kay,
Call Number: HN90.M84 W45 2015
Description: "Hate haunts the human imagination. As a society, the United States has created a "hate frame" through which we view the world. It provides a concept, a language, and a set of cultural images and narratives that help us attribute motivation for violence, slot different segments of the population into tidy categories of "us" and "them, " and justify enmity. Violence against marginalized and vulnerable communities - people of color, queers, women, people with disabilities, Muslims, and Jews - is said to be the result of hate, and the most popular remedy for it is more policing and harsher punishments. But is hate the right diagnosis for the violence that is so prevalent in American society? Does it help us reduce or prevent violence? How does it shape our understanding of innocence, guilt, and justice? How does it influence the way we assign people into the roles of "victim" and "perpetrator"? Considering Hate makes the case that the hate frame distorts our understanding of violence directed against vulnerable groups, obscures our ability to trace that violence to its sources, and impedes our ability to address the conditions that produce it. By anchoring us to simplistic political and cultural notions about violence and justice, the hate frame may do more harm than good. "--

The new era in U.S. national security : an introduction to emerging threats and challenges / Jack A. Jarmon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The new era in U.S. national security : an introduction to emerging threats and challenges / Jack A. Jarmon.
Author: Jarmon, Jack A., 1951-
Call Number: UA23 .J35 2014

Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism / Shannon Sullivan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism / Shannon Sullivan.
Author: Sullivan, Shannon, 1967-
Call Number: E184.A1 S954 2014
Description: Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes common among well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as "white middle-class goodness, " an orientation she critiques for being more concerned with establishing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complex relationships between class and race in contemporary white identity and outlines four ways this orientation is expressed, each serving to establish one's lack of racism: the denigration of lower-class white people as responsible for ongoing white racism, the demonization of antebellum slaveholders, an emphasis on colorblindness--especially in the context of white childrearing--and the cultivation of attitudes of white guilt, shame, and betrayal. To move beyond these distancing strategies, Sullivan argues, white people need a new ethos that acknowledges and transforms their whiteness in the pursuit of racial justice rather than seeking a self-righteous distance from it.--Publisher description.

Happy clouds, happy trees : the Bob Ross phenomenon / Kristin G. Congdon, Doug Blandy, and Danny Coeyman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Happy clouds, happy trees : the Bob Ross phenomenon / Kristin G. Congdon, Doug Blandy, and Danny Coeyman.
Author: Congdon, Kristin G.
Call Number: N89.2.R67 C66 2014
Description: Uses contemporary art theory to explore the painter, teacher, and television personality who was embraced by many while simultaneously being ignored and reviled by scholarly art educators.

The American dream and the power of wealth : choosing schools and inheriting inequality in the land of opportunity / Heather Beth Johnson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The American dream and the power of wealth : choosing schools and inheriting inequality in the land of opportunity / Heather Beth Johnson.
Author: Johnson, Heather Beth, 1972-
Call Number: HC110.W4 J64 2015

Fat blame : how the war on obesity victimizes women and children / April Michelle Herndon.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Fat blame : how the war on obesity victimizes women and children / April Michelle Herndon.
Author: Herndon, April Michelle,
Call Number: RM222.2 .H47 2014
Description: "Fat Blame is a book about how the war on obesity is, in many ways, shaping up to be a battle against women and children, especially women and children who are marginalized via class and race. While conceding that fatness can be linked to certain conditions, or that some populations might be heavier than others, Herndon is more interested in the ways women and children are blamed for obesity and the ways interventions aimed at preventing obesity are problematic in and of themselves. From bariatric surgeries being performed on children to women being positioned as responsible for carrying to term a generation of thin children, her book looks closely at the stories of real people whose lives are drastically altered by interventions that are supposedly for their own good"--Publisher.

Race in American sports : essays / edited by James L. Conyers, Jr.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Race in American sports : essays / edited by James L. Conyers, Jr.
Call Number: GV706.32 R3 2014
Description: "These essays examine the issue of race in college and professional sports, beginning with the affects of stereotypes on black female college athletes, and the self-handicapping of black male college athletes. Essayists discuss the use of American Indian mascots, the need to hire more NFL coaches of color, and ideals of black male masculinity in boxing"--

The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care / Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The conversation : a revolutionary plan for end-of-life care / Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.
Author: Volandes, Angelo, 1971-
Call Number: R726.8 .V648 2015
Description: "There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine: keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. The question 'How do you want to live?' must be posed to the seriously ill because they deserve to choose. If doctors explain options--including the choice to forego countless medical interventions that are often of little benefit--then patients can tell doctors how they wish to spend the remainder of their lives"--Provided by publisher.

Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies, an Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies, an Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.
Call Number: RC86.7.E57828 2014 v. 32 no. 2

Critical care emergencies : an issue of emergency medicine clinics of north america.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Critical care emergencies : an issue of emergency medicine clinics of north america.
Author: Marcolini, Evie.
Call Number: RC86.7.E57828 2014 v. 32 no. 4

Hematology/oncology emergencies / editors John C. Perkins, Jonathan E. Davis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Hematology/oncology emergencies / editors John C. Perkins, Jonathan E. Davis.
Author: Perkins, John C.,
Call Number: RC 86.7.E57828 2014 v. 32 no. 3

Management of Hazardous Material Emergencies An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 22, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Management of Hazardous Material Emergencies An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.
Call Number: RC86.7.E57828 2015 v. 33 no. 1

It’s Copyright Week: Fair Use Is Not An Exception to Copyright, It’s Essential to Copyright

Library News - January 21, 2015 - 7:54pm
It's Copyright Week... Over the past two years, as talk of copyright reform has escalated, we’ve also heard complaints about the supposed expansion of fair use, or "fair use creep.” That kind of talk woefully misunderstands how fair use works.
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New Laws and Guidelines Help Secure Your Right to Tinker

Library News - January 21, 2015 - 3:18pm
Examining our right to tinker in an era of copyright falling short of those who want to experiment...
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Who Will Own the Internet of Things? (Hint: Not the Users) | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Library News - January 21, 2015 - 3:15pm
It's copyright week... From phones to cars to refrigerators to farm equipment, software is helping our stuff work better and smarter. But those features come at a high hidden cost: the rapid erosion of ownership. Why does that matter? Because when it comes to digital products, owners have rights. Renters on the other hand, have only permission.
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