Tuesday, November 25, 2008

REMINDER: 3d Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities 12/1

See below for a reminder of the upcoming 3d Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities, on "Software Studies," taking place at UCLA in real life (RL) and on Entropia, the DLF Second Life (SL) island on December 1st. There's also a reminder of the RL-only lecture on December 2d at UCLA, on "Understanding Metamedia." We'll be broadcasting a live video feed of the Seminar into SL, and will project SL onto a screen for the RL audience.

If you would like to attend in SL, please rsvp directly to me:

I'll send you the SLURL (Second Life url), as well as instructions for viewing the video and adjusting the audio in SL. You will need an SL avatar in order to participate via SL. Basic SL accounts are free: www.secondlife.com/ The SL audience is limited to 50.

In case you're wondering what the topic of "Software Studies"
covers, here's an excerpt from the first reading listed for this Seminar ("Software Takes Command,") authored by the speaker, Lev Manovich:

"Software, or the Engine of Contemporary Societies

In the beginning of the 1990s, the most famous global brands were the companies that were in the business of producing materials goods or processing physical matter. Today, however, the lists of bestrecognized global brands are topped with the names such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. (In fact, Google was number one in the world in
2007 in terms of brand recognition.) And, at least in the U.S., the most widely read newspapers and magazines - New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, etc. - daily feature news and stories about YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Apple, Google, and other IT companies.

What about other media? If you access CNN web site and navigate to the business section, you will see a market data for just ten companies and indexes displayed right on the home page.1 Although the list changes daily, it is always likely to include some of the same IT

1 http://money.cnn.com, accessed January 21, 2008."

See the message below for a link to this and other readings for this Seminar.

SL attendees, I look forward to hearing from you!

Esther Grassian
Information Literacy Outreach Coordinator UCLA College Library Box 951450 L.A., CA 90095-1450
Phone: 310-206-4410
Fax: 310-206-9312
Email: estherg@library.ucla.edu
Skype: esthergrassian
SL: Alexandria Knight
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Subject: Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities December 1st: Software Studies with Lev Manovich`

This is a reminder that the next Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities will be next Monday, December 1st, from 2-5 pm in 193-199 Humanities Building. Our guest speaker will be UCSD professor Lev Manovich, who will lead us in a discussion of Software Studies. Readings for the seminar are available on the front page of the UCLA Media Studies and Digital Humanities website (http://www.digitalhumanities.ucla.edu/) or directly at http://www.digitalhumanities.ucla.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=
As before, our seminar will also be broadcast in Second Life, in the Digital Library Federation island Entropia.

The following day, December 2nd, Manovich will give another talk, entitled "Understanding Metamedia," from 12-2 pm in 236 Royce. You are invited to attend this lecture as well.

David Shepard

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This message is being cross-posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any

NOTE: This message contains announcements of two different, but
related presentations by the same speaker. The December 1st session
will take place both in real life (RL) at UCLA and in Second Life
(SL). The December 2d presentation will take place only in RL at
UCLA. SL attendees, please RSVP, as directed at the end of this

We are happy to announce the 3d of 9 Mellon Seminars in Digital Humanities
taking place at UCLA in RL, and "broadcast" via live feed into the Digital
Library Federation's (DLF) SL island, Entropia. The RL participants will also see the SL audience, projected on a screen in the RL room at UCLA.

These Seminars, organized by Jeffrey Schnapp (Stanford) and Todd Presner
(UCLA) will take place at intervals during the 2008/2009 academic year. To
find out more about this series of Seminars: http://tinyurl.com/6j6xkq

Anyone interested is welcome to attend at UCLA. The SL audience is limited
to 50. Please note that the time for each of these Seminars is U.S. Pacific

DATE & TIME: Monday, December 1, 2008, 2 pm - 5 pm SLT (PST)
SPEAKER: Lev Manovich, Professor from the Department of Visual Arts
TOPIC: "Software Studies"
LINKS TO READINGS: http://www.digitalhumanities.ucla.edu/
RL location: 193-199 Humanities Building, UCLA
SL location: Digital Library Federation's SL island, Entropia

You can teleport directly to Entropia by using the following Second Life url
(SLURL), but you must have an SL account in order to do so:

Basic SL accounts are free: http://secondlife.com/

IMPORTANT: SL attendees only:
Please RSVP to Esther Grassian or IM her SL
avatar, Alexandria Knight, to reserve a space on Entropia, and for
instructions on viewing the live feed and adjusting the audio there.

Esther Grassian (UCLA) & Deni Wicklund (Stanford)
Co-Managers, DLF's Entropia

Lev Manovich will give a public lecture, titled "Understanding Metamedia,"
from 12-2 PM on December 2nd in 236 Royce Hall. This talk will follow his
presentation at the previous day's Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities on
Software Studies. We look forward to an interesting presentation, and we
hope you will be able to join us for both events.

David Shepard

Thursday, November 6, 2008

DLF Fall Forum Panel in Second Life

Anyone interested is invited to attend a Digital Library Federation (DLF) Fall Forum panel session to be held in Second Life on DLF’s island, Entropia, and in real life (RL) in Providence, Rhode Island. All of the panelists will be participating on Entropia, with an RL and an SL audience. The RL audience will be projected onto Entropia via live feed, and the panel in SL will be projected for the RL audience. Moderators will host the program both in RL and in SL.

Panel Title: “Taking the Next Step With Digital Collections: Innovative Teaching, Learning & Research in Virtual Worlds.”
Abstract: http://www.diglib.org/forums/fall2008/2008fallprogram.htm

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Time: 8 am – 9:30 am SLT (PST)
Leslie H. Jarmon, University of Texas at Austin
Jeremy Kemp, San Jose State University
Elizabeth McAulay, University of California, Los Angeles
Jeffrey Schnapp, Stanford University
Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield
Noah Wittman, University of California, Berkeley
Mansfield, University of Hertsfordshire
Xavier, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Moderators: Esther Grassian, UCLA & Deni Wicklund, Stanford

The SL audience is limited to 50. Please rsvp to obtain the SLURL (Second Life URL), as well as instructions on how to view the video and adjust the audio in SL.
Email: Esther Grassian estherg@library.ucla.edu
IM in SL: Alexandria Knight

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Reminder: LILi Conference Call: Friday 11/7, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Reminder: Any interested librarian is welcome to participate in LILi phone conference calls and in-person meetings, though conference calls are limited to 30 people. Please email me if you would like to participate in the phone conference call and I'll send you the number to call: estherg@library.ucla.edu

Please let me know, too, if you would like to participate in the LILi Google Group. In order to do so, you'll need to have a gmail account. Please email me to let me know if you would like an invitation to join this Google Group.

Friday, 7 Nov 2008 Phone Conference Call Agenda

1. Introductions

2. Announcements (5 min.)

3. Future meetings (5 min.)
a. Reminder: virtual meetings alternate with in-person meetings.
b. Set next meeting dates and times (in-person & virtual) – Wilson
Classical High School (Long Beach); virtual; Occidental College

4. LILi Bylaws [Draft bylaws uploaded to Google Group—click FILES in
right column] (10 min.)
a. Final Review
b. Vote

5. Grant to fund IL Survey: Update (15 min.)
a. COS (Community of Science) grants database
b. Possible granting agencies & future proposal review [List of
possible agencies uploaded to Google Group—click FILES in right
c. Funding for mailings

6. Preliminary IL Survey Review (20-30 min.)
[PDF of final survey totals uploaded to Google Group—click FILES in
right column]

7. LILi web site updates needed (5 min.)

8. Other (10 min.)

Monday, November 3, 2008

"Electronic Green Journal" freely available

Hi. A colleague has asked me to post a message about the fact that this Journal is now freely available through the UC e-Scholarship Repository. See more details below.

Oct. 14, 2008

“Electronic Green Journal” now available through the UC eScholarship Repository

Dawn Setzer, dsetzer@library.ucla.edu
(310) 825-0746

Electronic Green Journal” (EGJ), an academic, peer-reviewed journal on international environmental topics, is now available to all users without restriction through the University of California’s eScholarship Repository at http://repositories.cdlib.org/uclalib/egj.

Published since 1994, the journal contains practical and scholarly articles, bibliographies, reviews, editorial comments and announcements on topics such as environmental protection, conservation, natural resource management and ecologically balanced regional development. Its readership includes environmentalists, ecologists, regional planners, researchers, educators, students and members of the general public.

EGJ was one of the first peer-reviewed international journals published through an open-access model, which provided unrestricted access to its contents. The move to the eScholarship Repository platform enables the journal to archive its contents, lower its costs and attract more visibility.

EGJ is published twice a year under the sponsorship of the UCLA Library. Its general editor is Maria Anna Jankowska with the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, and its book review editor is Amy Chatfield with the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

About the UCLA Library: Ranked among the top 10 research libraries in the U.S., the UCLA Library system is a campuswide network of libraries serving programs of study and research in many fields. Its collections encompass more than eight million volumes as well as archives, audiovisual materials, corporate reports, government publications, microforms, technical reports and other scholarly resources. More than 50,000 serial titles are received regularly. The UCLA Library also provides access to a growing collection of digital resources, including reference works, electronic journals and other full-text titles and images.

2d Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities 11/5, 2-5pm SLT (PST)

Reminder... Speakers at this 2d Seminar will be Diane Favro and Chris Johanson
For information on the topic: http://tinyurl.com/56cq7l

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 2 pm - 5 pm SLT (PST)
RL location: UCLA Visualization Portal, 5628 Math Science Building
SL location: Digital Library Federation's SL island, Entropia

You can teleport directly to Entropia by using the following Second
Life url (SLURL), but you must have an SL account in order to do

Basic SL accounts are free: http://secondlife.com/

IMPORTANT: SL attendees only:
Please RSVP to Esther Grassian <estherg@library.ucla.edu> or IM her SL
avatar, Alexandria Knight, to reserve a space on Entropia, and for
instructions on viewing the live feed and adjusting the audio there.