Archive for January, 2015

Responding to recordings, responding to research

Responding to recordings, responding to research

Image from freeimages.co.uk Have you heard of a response recording, a.k.a. an answer song?  As the name implies, it is a song released in response to an earlier recording.  Sometimes it will parody the original piece.  Sometimes it will continue the story related in the original.  Sometimes it will challenge […]

By January 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The album and the journal

The album and the journal

Image from freeimages.co.uk With the upcoming Grammy Awards I’ll indulge in recording industry metaphors for the next couple of weeks.  Online music stores (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) let you download–after you’ve purchased it–an individual song or an entire album.  Likewise a library database lets you view (if we’ve purchased the subscription) […]

By January 22, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Welcome Back Spring 2015

Welcome Back Spring 2015

Image by Kannanshanmugam,shanmugam studio,Kollam (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Welcome back! I hope that you enjoyed your intersession.  As always I’ll start the semester with a few reminders. We librarians can visit your class multiple times.  We can visit at point of need–during any part of […]

By January 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Equal time for books

Equal time for books

Image by Craig Conley from Durham, NC, US (Rainbow Bookshelf) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons A few weeks ago I shared my favorite articles of 2014.  Now I’ll give equal time to books.  I did not restrict my list to books published in 2014, only to books I […]

By January 7, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy