Library News - Sociology

Monday, April 20, 2009

Faculty Technology Days 2009

Faculty Technology Days 2009: Teaching and Learning with Technology
For Faculty and Graduate Students
May 5-7, 2009

Registration ends April 30, 2009

Libraries and Cultural Resources, the Teaching and Learning Centre and Information Technologies are pleased to present the annual Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology, May 5-7, 2009. This 3 day event is open to all faculty and graduate students. There is no charge to attend Faculty Technology Days.

Tom Hickerson, Vice-Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources and University Librarian), will kick-off FTD with a session on Convergence of Knowledge and Culture: our Design for the Future: the Taylor Family Digital Library. Tom will discuss how the Taylor Family Digital Library (scheduled to open in fall 2010) will bring together libraries, archives, museums, and the university press for the benefit of scholars. It will be a 21st century research facility in the heart of campus which will house a "collection of the future" integrating access to traditional print, museum, and archival materials. Come hear about the strategic plans and learn how the Taylor Library will embody a new campus prototype for learning, teaching and conducting research. There will be time for questions.

For a complete list of sessions click on the Sessions and Registration tab.

New Database: Slavery Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007

Slavery and Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007 is designed as portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.

Topic coverage includes the African Coast; the Middle Passage; the varieties of slave experience (urban, domestic, industrial, farm, ranch and plantation); Spiritualism and Religion; Resistance and Revolts; the Underground Railroad; the Abolition Movement; Legislation; Education; the Legacy of Slavery and Slavery Today.

The project aims to assemble many substantial clusters of material offering in-depth case studies in America, the Caribbean, Brazil and Cuba along with important material examining European, Islamic and African involvement in the slave trade.

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Law Databases

The University of Calgary has added three new legal databases that may be of interest...

United Nations Law Collection
Presents exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series

World Trials Library
In addition to trial transcripts and other critical court documents, this collection includes trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials as well as biographies of many great trial lawyers in history.

Foreign & International Law Resources
Part 1 will include International Yearbooks and Serials, Part 2 contains U.S. Law Digests, Part 3 consists of International Tribunals and Judicial Decisions and Part 4 includes other significant works relating to foreign and international law.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New Database: Social Theory

Social Theory offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. In addition to direct access, the titles of these works can also be found through the library catalogue. Complete list of authors.

Here are some available titles:

Aspects of Sociology, [by] Theodor W. Adorno and translated by John Viertel. (Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 1972). 210 pp

Culture as Praxis, [by] Zygmunt Bauman. (Sage, London, England, 1999). 148 pp

A General View of Positivism, by Auguste Comte. (Trübner & Co., London, England, 1865). 426 pp

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, [by] Michel Foucault. (Vintage Books, New York, NY, 1979). 333 pp

Social Theory and Social Structure, [by] Robert K. Merton. (Free Press, New York, NY, 1968). 702 pp

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Database: Criminal Justice Abstracts

Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sociology Librarian Fall Office Hours

My office hours in SS 905 for the fall semester are:

Thurs. 1:30-3:30 (Sept.11-Dec.11)

Please drop by. As always, I'm also available by appointment.

Cross-Database Searching

The UofC Library is now offering cross-database searching. This tool allows one to search multiple databases, including the library catalogue at the same time. Select individual databases or select from broad subject categories.

Give it a try and let us know what you think. Please email your comments to Paul Pival.

Retaining Copyright in Journal Articles

Retaining Copyright in Journal Articles is an Intellectual Property Advisory from CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) from July.