Archive for May, 2013

Did you know…? We have a new book display!

May 21, 2013

We add new books to our collection all the time—both of the print and electronic variety. But how to find them? If you’re familiar with your subject area and have borrowed books from us before, then you might notice when a new book has been added to the shelves. And new books in our collection will also show up in searches in both WorldCat and NEOS.

But did you know that the library also has a New Books display? Located between the Circulation and Information desks on the main floor of the library, this display has an eclectic mix of new and interesting print books acquired by the library on a variety of subjects and across disciplines. It’s a great way to find books outside your subject area and it might even spark an idea for your next project! Come in and check it out. And check back often as it changes periodically.

Some titles currently on display:

The Impulse Economy: Understanding Mobile Shoppers and What Makes Them Buy by Gary Schwartz

Starting Your Career as an Artist: A Guide for Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, and Other Visual Artists by Angie Wojak and Stacy Miller

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership by Brad Jackson and Ken Parry

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age by Robert C. Davis and Beth Lindsmith

Triathlon Training for Dummies by Deirdre Pitney and Donna Dourney

Cambridge Journals Online Releases API

May 16, 2013

For the programmers out there…

A couple of weeks ago, Cambridge Journals Online announced that they were releasing an API: “Releasing an API allows other pieces of software to communicate directly with the CJO application. It can power mobile apps, desktop widgets, and a whole host of new applications. With it we open some of our data up to the creativity and ingenuity of 3rd party developers, and hopefully find surprising new contexts for our content.”

It will be interesting to see what kind of new programs and ways of interacting with the journal literature are created through this initiative.

For those interested in following the progress, Red Deer College Library subscribes to several Cambridge Journals, including Aging and Society, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, and The Journal of Economic History.

What kinds of apps would you like to see developed for journal archives like Cambridge Journals Online?