2017 #BookClubGoals – DUX BÜX: We’re BÄÄÄÄÄCK

That’s right, we’re back for installment two. Join us monthly for a lively discussion – or follow along on the internet, perhaps? If anyone is interested in asynchronous, remote participation, holler out and let us know; we’ll try to loop you in. This is a friendly book club – we bring snacks, you don’t have to have pored over every word to attend, etc.

Below, the info as it appeared in our staff newsletter yesterday:

Happy new year, and welcome to the second installment of DUX BÜX (ducks boooks). This book club, founded by us in fall 2016, is open to all librarians and staff with the goal of encouraging discussion of UX issues throughout the Libraries.

This semester, we are pleased to be reading Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything by Peter Morville. Why this book? This much-praised title is “a spirited tour of information architecture, user experience, and systems thinking that reveals how everything is connected from code to culture.” Sounds fun to us!

We will shortly have an office copy of this title (inquire within) and one circulating copy within the collection (on-order as of today, Jan 19). It is available for purchase via Amazon in print format for $15 or via Kindle for $9.99 (remember that you can read Kindle books using the Kindle app on any phone, tablet or laptop [https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp]).

Schedule

  • January 24th: Chapter 1
  • February 21st: Chapter 2
  • March 21st: Chapter 3
  • April 18th: Chapter 4
  • May 2nd: Chapter 5

New databases for December

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-Z list of Resources, as well as those for which the title, vendor, or platform has changed, from December 1-23, 2016. You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject guides. New databases will be posted to reDUX at the end of each month. You can also find a list of the newest resources, and those for which a trial is underway, at http://libraries.indiana.edu/electronic-resources-trials-and-new-additions.

CQ Press Library (formerly CQ Political Reference Suite)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/cq-press-library

IEEE Xplore Digital Library (formerly IEEE Computer Society Digital Library)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/ieee-xplore-digital-library

Political History of America’s Wars (formerly CQ Political History of America’s Wars)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/cq-political-history-americas-wars

The Presidency A to Z (formerly CQ American Government A-Z Series: Presidency)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/presidency-z

RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 (formerly RISM Online)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/rism-series-aii-music-manuscripts-after-1600

South and Southeast Asian Literature (formerly South and Southeast Asian Literature in English)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/south-and-southeast-asian-literature

New databases for November

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-Z list of Resources, as well as those for which the title, vendor, or platform has changed, from November 1-30. You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject guides. New databases will be posted to reDUX at the end of each month. You can also find a list of the newest resources, and those for which a trial is underway, at http://libraries.indiana.edu/electronic-resources-trials-and-new-additions.

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2 (formerly Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/arte-publico-hispanic-historical-collection-series-2

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics (BOP/IIP) (formerly Balance of Payment Statistics)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/balance-payments-and-international-investment-position-statistics-bopiip

Dictionary of Old English: A-H (formerly Dictionary of Old English: A to G Online)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/dictionary-old-english-h

Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection
https://libraries.indiana.edu/donetsk-and-luhansk-newspaper-collection

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 (formerly Evans Digital Edition)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/early-american-imprints-series-i-evans-1639-1800

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (formerly European Views of the Americas)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/european-views-americas-1493-1750

IMF Data (formerly IMF eLibrary Data)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/imf-data

MagillOnLiterature Plus (formerly Magill on Literature)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/magillonliterature-plus

Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 (formerly U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/making-modern-law-us-supreme-court-records-and-briefs-1832-1978

Music Magazine Archive
https://libraries.indiana.edu/music-magazine-archive

SNL Unlimited
https://libraries.indiana.edu/snl-unlimited

Universal Database of Baltics, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine (formerly Universal Database of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Baltics)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/universal-database-baltics-belarus-moldova-ukraine

Universal Database of Russian Library and Information Sciences (formerly Universal Database of Library and Information Sciences (UDB-LIB))
https://libraries.indiana.edu/universal-database-russian-library-and-information-sciences

Universal Database of Russian Social Sciences & Humanities (formerly Universal Database of Social Sciences & Humanities)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/universal-database-russian-social-sciences-humanities

World Bank Open Data (formerly Global Development Finance)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/world-bank-open-data

World of Children – Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online (formerly World of Children in the USSR)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/world-children-artek-pioneer-camp-archives-1944-1967-online

New databases for October

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-Z list of Resources, as well as those for which the title, vendor, or platform has changed, from October 3-31. You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject guides. New databases will be posted to reDUX at the end of each month. You can also find a list of the newest resources, and those for which a trial is underway, at http://libraries.indiana.edu/electronic-resources-trials-and-new-additions.

African American Newspapers (formerly African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/african-american-newspapers

African History and Culture Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia (1540-1921)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/african-history-and-culture-1540-1921-imprints-library-company-philadelphia

Ageline (formerly AARP Ageline)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/ageline

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996
https://libraries.indiana.edu/american-race-relations-global-perspectives-1940-1996

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
https://libraries.indiana.edu/apartheid-global-perspectives-1946-1996

Black Authors, Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia (1556-1922)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/black-authors-1556-1922-imprints-library-company-philadelphia

Black Short Fiction and Folklore: African, African American, and Diaspora (formerly Black Short Fiction)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/black-short-fiction-and-folklore-african-african-american-and-diaspora

Business Source Complete (formerly Business Source Premier)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/business-source-complete

Caribbean History and Culture, Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia (1535-1920)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/caribbean-history-and-culture-1535-1920-imprints-library-company-philadelphia

Census.gov
https://libraries.indiana.edu/censusgov

Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991
https://libraries.indiana.edu/cold-war-global-perspectives-east-west-tensions-1945-1991

Consumer Health Complete
https://libraries.indiana.edu/consumer-health-complete

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume I (Formerly Dance in Video, Volume I)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/dance-online-dance-video-volume-I

Entrepreneurial Studies Source
https://libraries.indiana.edu/entrepreneurial-studies-source

Fuente Académica Premier
https://libraries.indiana.edu/fuente-academica-premier

History Reference Center
https://libraries.indiana.edu/history-reference-center

Hoosier State Chronicles
https://libraries.indiana.edu/hoosier-state-chronicles

Humanities Full Text
https://libraries.indiana.edu/humanities-full-text

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996
https://libraries.indiana.edu/immigrations-migrations-and-refugees-global-perspectives-1940-1996

Indiana Memory
https://libraries.indiana.edu/indiana-memory

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text
https://libraries.indiana.edu/international-bibliography-theatre-and-dance-full-text

LandScan Global, 2015
https://libraries.indiana.edu/landscan-global-2015

Literary Reference Center Plus
https://libraries.indiana.edu/literary-reference-center-plus

Literature and Culture Collection (formerly 19th-Century Literature and Culture Collection)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/literature-and-culture-collection

McClatchy-Tribune Collection
https://libraries.indiana.edu/mcclatchy-tribune-collection

MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO) (formerly Medline (EBSCO))
https://libraries.indiana.edu/medline-full-text-ebsco

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1957-1995
https://libraries.indiana.edu/middle-east-and-north-africa-global-perspectives-1957-1995

Music Online: Opera in Video (formerly Opera in Video)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/music-online-opera-video

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries (formerly Smithsonian Global Sound)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/music-online-smithsonian-global-sound-libraries

Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (formerly The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/music-online-garland-encyclopedia-world-music

Newspaper Source Plus (formerly Newspaper Source)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/newspaper-source-plus

Newswires
https://libraries.indiana.edu/newswires

Points of View Reference Center
https://libraries.indiana.edu/points-view-reference-center

Science Reference Center
https://libraries.indiana.edu/science-reference-center

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
https://libraries.indiana.edu/slavery-america-and-world-history-culture-law

Small Business Reference Center
https://libraries.indiana.edu/small-business-reference-center

Television News Archive (formerly Television News Archive Indexes)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/television-news-archive

Vente et Gestion
https://libraries.indiana.edu/vente-et-gestion

New databases for September

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-Z list of Resources, as well as those for which the title, vendor, or platform has changed, from September 1-30. You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject guides. New databases will be posted to reDUX at the end of each month. You can also find a list of the newest resources, and those for which a trial is underway, at http://libraries.indiana.edu/electronic-resources-trials-and-new-additions.

AM Explorer
https://libraries.indiana.edu/am-explorer

Law and Society Since the Civil War
https://libraries.indiana.edu/law-and-society-civil-war

Literary Manuscripts: Berg Collection (formerly Literary Manuscripts)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/literary-manuscripts-berg-collection

Literary Manuscripts: University of Leeds
https://libraries.indiana.edu/literary-manuscripts-university-leeds

Medieval Family Life
https://libraries.indiana.edu/medieval-family-life

Nutrition Care Manual
https://libraries.indiana.edu/nutrition-care-manual

Perdita Manuscripts
https://libraries.indiana.edu/perdita-manuscripts

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (formerly RILM Abstracts of Music Literature)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/rilm-abstracts-music-literature-full-text

RILM Music Encyclopedias
https://libraries.indiana.edu/rilm-music-encyclopedias

S&P Global NetAdvantage (formerly Standard & Poor’s Netadvantage)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/sp-global-netadvantage

WGSN Fashion
https://libraries.indiana.edu/wgsn-fashion

Worth Your Time: Harper Reed’s StatewideIT Keynote

Last week I was happy to have the opportunity to take in this energetic, insightful keynote by Harper Reed, currently Senior Director of Software Development at PayPal and sometime CTO for Obama for America and Threadless.com (best T-Shirts ever!). It’s MSFW (mostly-safe-for-work)  [F-bomb alert], but hey! our CIO invited him so I think IU employees at least are A-OK.

Enjoy this talk on Big Data, Product Design, UX & Being Only A Little Creepy. I’m pretty confident the hour will zip by.

Curious? More on IU StatewideIT Conference

DUX BÜX, or – Every Book Club Needs an Umlaut

We all have goals. Write that book, run that marathon, build a better mousetrap … start a book club with an umlaut in the title.

Actually, it didn’t have to be a book club. I just LOVE umlauts, and some tiny part of me has been waiting for the chance to shoehorn one into some professional endeavor for years. Lucky you, that time has come!

We’re starting a book club, and we’re calling it DUX BÜX (ahem, that’s ducks boooks, please say it with feeling). We hope you’ll join us. Below, find the brief blurb we’ve shared in our staff newsletter.

I think you’ll really enjoy this book –  I know we have. It’s pithy, it’s useful, and, let’s be honest: it has gigantic type and lots of pictures. So there’s no excuse for not showing up having read the first chapter next week.

User experience (UX) encompasses everything related to how people experience the library: how easy it is (or isn’t) to find what you need on the website, signage, customer service, how books are shelved, you name it. Let’s talk about this! To encourage discussion of UX issues throughout the Libraries, DUX is starting a book club, open to all librarians and staff.

Our first book will be How To Make Sense of Any Mess by Abby Covert – freely available online and relatively inexpensive to purchase in print format. (We’ll also have a ‘reserve’ copy – ask us directly at our usual email) This highly readable book will help you understand the field of information architecture, and how to clean up just about any kind of “mess”– whether it’s a hopeless file drawer, a cluttered kitchen, a terrifying tenure dossier, or a website.

Join us monthly for a lively discussion. You bring thoughts and questions, we’ll bring snacks! All meetings are from 12-1p.

September 27th: Chapter 1
October 18th: Chapters 2 & 3
November 15th: Chapters 4 & 5
December 6th: Chapters 6 & 7

Speaking of books, which as a librarian is an occupational hazard, if you’re interested in user experience, think you might be, or just want to look like you are, these two recommended reading lists from UXBooth are chock full of great content.

See you next week!

New databases for August

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-Z list of Resources, as well as those for which the title, vendor, or platform has changed, from August 1-31. You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject guides. New databases will be posted to reDUX at the end of each month. You can also find a list of the newest resources, and those for which a trial is underway, at http://libraries.indiana.edu/electronic-resources-trials-and-new-additions.

British Library Newspapers (formerly British Newspapers 1600-1900)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/british-library-newspapers

Mergent Intellect (formerly Hoover’s)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/mergent-intellect

Product Launch Analytics
https://libraries.indiana.edu/product-launch-analytics

New databases for July

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-Z list of Resources, as well as those for which the title, vendor, or platform has changed, from July 1-29. You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject guides. New databases will be posted to reDUX at the end of each month. You can also find a list of the newest resources, and those for which a trial is underway, at http://libraries.indiana.edu/electronic-resources-trials-and-new-additions.

U.S. Documents Masterfile 1774-2016 (formerly Public Documents Masterfile)
https://libraries.indiana.edu/us-documents-masterfile-1774-2016

voxgov
https://libraries.indiana.edu/voxgov

Zhongguo fang zhi ku
https://libraries.indiana.edu/zhongguo-fang-zhi-ku

New databases for June

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-Z list of Resources, as well as those for which the title, vendor, or platform has changed, from June 1-30. You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject guides. New databases will be posted to reDUX at the end of each month. You can also find a list of the newest resources, and those for which a trial is underway, at http://libraries.indiana.edu/electronic-resources-trials-and-new-additions.

American History, 1493-1945
https://libraries.indiana.edu/american-history-1493-1945

Anthropological Fieldwork Online
https://libraries.indiana.edu/anthropological-fieldwork-online

BBC Shakespeare Plays
https://libraries.indiana.edu/bbc-shakespeare-plays

China: Culture and Society
https://libraries.indiana.edu/china-culture-and-society

Church Missionary Society Periodicals
https://libraries.indiana.edu/church-missionary-society-periodicals

Colonial America
https://libraries.indiana.edu/colonial-america

Confidential Print: Latin America
https://libraries.indiana.edu/confidential-print-latin-America

Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
https://libraries.indiana.edu/confidential-print-north-america-1824-1961

Everyday Life & Women in America
https://libraries.indiana.edu/everyday-life-women-america

Food Studies Online
https://libraries.indiana.edu/food-studies-online

Foreign Office Files for China
https://libraries.indiana.edu/foreign-office-files-china

LEF Digital Archive
https://libraries.indiana.edu/lef-digital-archive

Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963
https://libraries.indiana.edu/macmillan-cabinet-papers-1957-1963

Meiji Japan
https://libraries.indiana.edu/meiji-japan

Migration to New Worlds
https://libraries.indiana.edu/migration-new-worlds

Nixon Years, 1969-1974
https://libraries.indiana.edu/nixon-years-1969-1974

Nutrition Care Manual
https://libraries.indiana.edu/nutrition-care-manual

People’s Daily Database
https://libraries.indiana.edu/peoples-daily-database

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
https://libraries.indiana.edu/slavery-abolition-and-social-justice

Textile Hive
https://libraries.indiana.edu/textile-hive

Women in The National Archives
https://libraries.indiana.edu/women-national-archives