Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ever wondered what’s in the archive?

Well, we’ve pulled out many treasures to show you, and you never know what characters you might find roaming the halls. 

We’d love to have you stop by this afternoon for a treat. 

In honor of October being American Archives Month, the Special Collection and University Archives would like to invite you to an open house on October 31st, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Many treasures from the department will be on display including the 1595 Geneva Bible, an original sermon written by C. H. Spurgeon, lotus shoes, early items from Howard College history, and much more. Light refreshments will be served in the Hellenic area, just outside the Special Collection reading room on the lower level of the University Library.

Please join us and invite your students to come see history.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Archives: Bulldogs defeated Crimson Tide... in 1935

In 1935 the Howard Bulldogs played the Crimson Tide at Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The first touchdown of the game was scored by Alabama in the second quarter. But, there was a flag on the play. Paul “Bear” Bryant, an end for the Crimson Tide was offside. The game ended in a 7 - 7 tie.

A football signed by the 1935 football team is currently on display in the library. It will also be a part of the Special Collection and University Archives open house this Wednesday, October 31st, from 1-3 pm.

Please join us and come see history.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012 Nobel Laureates and their most-cited articles

As you can see, one of our publishers has made available for free many of the journal articles written by our most recent Nobel Laureates. You can access any of the articles and biographies of the Laureates at this website.

Free Access to the 2012 Nobel Laureates most-cited articles
© ® The Nobel Foundation
2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Dr. John Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka share the award in physiology or medicine for discovering that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed into immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body. Their key individual research findings into so-called stem cells were separated by 50 years.
Connections with Elsevier
Sir John B. Gurdon
Sir John B. Gurdon has published in a number of Elsevier journals, including :
Cell, Current Biology and Mechanisms of Development.
Shinya Yamanaka
Shinya Yamanaka is on the editorial board of Cell and has also published extensively in: Current Biology, Genomics and Neuroscience Letters.
He has contributed to the Handbook of Stem Cells
Gurdon's and Yamanaka's free articles available on ScienceDirect
Adult frogs derived from the nuclei of single somatic cells
Developmental Biology, 4, 1961, pp 256-273 - J. B. Gurdon
The Transplantation of Nuclei between Two Species of Xenopus
Developmental Biology, 5, 1962, pp 68-83 - J. B. Gurdon
Quantitative assessment of DNA microarrayscomparison with northern blot analyses
Genomics, 71 (1) 2001, pp 34-39 - M. Taniguchi, K. Miura, H. Iwao, S. Yamanaka
Generation of retinal cells from mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cells
Neuroscience Letters, 458 (3) 2009, pp 126-131 - Y. Hirami, F. Osakada, K. Takahashi, K. Okita, S. Yamanaka, H. Ikeda, N. Yoshimura, M. Takahashi

Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka published extensively in Cell Press Journals and all their articles have been made available by Cell Press. Click here to view and download them for free.
2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Serge Haroche and David Wineland share the physics award for devising ways to study the strange world of quantum physics, a realm in which reality often defies logic, as in the ability of one particle to be in two places at the same time, or for it to behave as a particle sometimes and as a wave at other times. It is a world so fragile that mere observation can destroy the quantum particles under study.
Connections with Elsevier
Serge Haroche
Serge Haroche has published extensively in Optics Communications and the Journal of Luminescence.
David J. Wineland
David J. Wineland has published in Chaos, Solitons & Fractals and Physics Letters A

Haroche's and Wineland's free articles available on ScienceDirect
Strain-tunable high-Q optical microsphere resonator
Optics Communications, 145, (16) 1998, pp 86-90 - V.S Ilchenko, P.S Volikov, V.L Velichansky, F Treussart, V Lefèvre-Seguin, J.-M Raimond, S Haroche
Whispering gallery mode microlaser at liquid Helium temperature
Journal of Luminescence, 7677, 1998, pp 670-673 - F. Treussart, V.S. Ilchenko, J.F. Roch, P. Domokos, J. Hare, V. Lefèvre, J.-M. Raimond, S. Haroche
A beam of laser-cooled lithium Rydberg atoms for precision microwave spectroscopy
Optics Communications, 101 (56) 1993, pp 342-346 - M. Weidemüller, C. Gabbanini, J. Hare, M. Gross, S. Haroche
Superradiance triggering spectroscopy
Optics Communications, 32 (2) 1980, pp 350-354 - N.W. Carlson, D.J. Jackson, A.L. Schawlow, M. Gross, S. Haroche
Heterodyne detection of Rydberg atom maser emission
Optics Communications, 33 (1) 1980, pp 47-50 - L. Moi, C. Fabre, P. Goy, M. Gross, S. Haroche, P. Encrenaz, G. Beaudin, B. Lazareff
Decoherence of motional superpositions of a trapped ion
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 16 (3) 2003, pp 431-437 - C.A. Sackett, C. Monroe, D.J. Wineland
Spectroscopy of a single Mg+ ion
Physics Letters A, 82 (2) 1981, pp 75-78 - D.J. Wineland, Wayne M. Itano
2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka were awarded the Nobel in chemistry for research that looked at how the body communicates with itself, specifically how chemical messengers floating in the bloodstream are able to trigger tissues and organs to respond.
Connections with Elsevier
Robert J. Lefkowitz
Robert Lefkowitz is an Advisory Board Member for Life Sciences and has published extensively in:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications,Trends Pharmacological Sciences, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, and Cell.
David J. Wineland
Brian Kobilka is an Editorial Board Member of Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, and has published several Elsevier journals among which:
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Structure,
Current Opinion in Structural Biology and Biochemical Pharmacology.
Lefkowitz's and Kobilka's free articles available on ScienceDirect
Seven transmembrane receptors A brief personal retrospective
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1768, 2007, pp.748 755 - R.J. Lefkowitz
Elevated beta-adrenergic receptor number after chronic propranolol treatment
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication, 78 (2) 1977, pp. 720 - 725, - G. Glaubiger, R.J. Lefkowitz
Heterogeneity of adenylate cyclase-coupled ?-adrenergic receptors
Biochemical Pharmacology, 24, 1975, pp 583 590 - R.J. Lefkowitz
The New Biology of Drug Receptors
Biochemical Pharmacology, 38 (18) 1989, pp 2941 2948 - R.J. Lefkowitz, B.K. Kobilka,M.G. Caron
Regulation of ? Adrenergic Receptor Signaling by S-Nitrosylation of G-Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 2
Cell, 129, 2007, pp 511522, - E. J. Whalen, M. W. Foster, A. Matsumoto, K. Ozawa, J. D. Violin, L. G. Que, C. D. Nelson, M. Benhar, J. R. Keys, H. A. Rockman, W. J. Koch, Y. Daaka, R. J. Lefkowitz, J.S. Stamler
The Beta-Adrenergic Receptor
Life Sciences, 18, 1976, pp 461-472 - R. J. Lefkowitz
Human cardiac beta-adrenergic receptors subtype heterogeneity delineated by direct radioligand binding
Life Sciences, 33. 1983, pp 467-473 - G. L. Stiles, S. Taylor, R. J. Lefkowitz
Historical review: A brief history and personal retrospective of seven-transmembrane receptors
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 25 (8) 2005 - R. J. Lefkowitz
G protein coupled receptor structure and activation
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1768, 2007, pp 794 807 - B. K. Kobilka
Structure-based drug screening for G-protein-coupled receptors
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 33 (5), 2012, pp 268-72 - Brian K. Shoichet, Brian K. Kobilka
Structural insights into adrenergic receptor function and pharmacology
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 32 (4) 2011, pp 213-18 - B. K. Kobilka
Ligand-Specific Interactions Modulate Kinetic, Energetic, and Mechanical Properties of the Human ?2 Adrenergic Receptor
Structure, 20 (8) 2012, pp 1391-1402 - M. Zocher, J.J. Fung, B.K. Kobilka, D. J. Müller
Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka published extensively in Cell Press Journals and all their articles have been made available by Cell Press. Click here to view and download them for free.
2012 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley share the economics prize for their work in matching theory and how it affects various markets, including job hunting, and efficient systems for matching students with colleges and organ donors with those in need.
Connections with Elsevier
Alvin E. Roth
Alvin Roth has published extensively in:
Journal of Economic Theory and Games and Economic Behavior.
Lloyd S. Shapley
Lloyd Shapley has served on the Editorial Board for Games and Economic Behavior and as the Advisory Editor for the Journal of Mathematical Economics.
He has also published extensively the Journal of Economic Theory and Games and Economic Behavior.
Roth's and Shapley's free articles available on ScienceDirect
Learning in extensive-form games: Experimental data and simple dynamic models in the intermediate term
Games and Economic Behavior, 8, 1995, pp 164-212 - A.E. Roth, I. Erev
Weak versus strong domination in a market with indivisible goods
Journal of Mathematical Economics, 4, 1977, pp. 131-137 - A.E, Roth, A. Postlewaite
The college admissions problem is not equivalent to the marriage problem
Journal of Economic Theory, 36, 1985, pp. 277-288 - A.E. Roth
Incentive compatibility in a market with indivisible goods
Economics Letters, 9, 1982, pp. 127-132 - A.E. Roth
Late and multiple bidding in second price Internet auctions: Theory and evidence concerning different rules for ending an auction
Games and Economic Behavior, 55 (2) 2006, pp 297-320 - A. Ockenfels, A.E. Roth
On authority distributions in organizations: equilibrium
Games and Economic Behavior, 45 (1) 2003, pp 132-52 - X. Hu, L.S. Shapley

Potential Games
Games and Economic Behavior, 14, 1996, pp. 124-143 - D. Monderer, L.S. Shapley
Fictitious Play Property for Games with Identical Interests
Journal of Economic Theory, 68, 1996, pp. 258-265 - D. Monderer, L.S. Shapley
On market games
Journal of Economic Theory, 1, 1969, pp. 9-25 - L.S. Shapley, M. Shubik
Noncooperative general exchange with a continuum of traders: Two models
Journal of Mathematical Economics, 23, 1994, pp. 253-293 - P. Dubey, L.S. Shapley

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Another Voice: From Documents to Documentary

Scenes in a film require so much thought and preparation.  There is a script, characters, and locale for the story. Each facet is made up of many smaller parts.

Another Voice, the documentary focusing on the Samford Crimson, Randall Williams, its editor (1972), censorship issues, and the subsequent publication of an alternative newspaper, Another Voice. Jon Clemmensen, professor in Samford’s JMCC department directed and produced this documentary.  With a cast of several and the work of many, the documentary was premiered at” Live at the Library” on Saturday October 13, 2012 for Homecoming.

The making of the film took over a semester and the original photographs, records and manuscripts that were shown in the film as well as those materials used to form and document the story are a part of the Archives of Samford University.  The Archives houses these and so many other treasures of the University. Located on the Lower Level of the University Library, the 1958 Bulldog mascot, Entre Nous (1909/10 to present, and many online), catalogs (1845 to present), scrapbooks, and writings of students and faculty come together  to form the Howard College/Samford university Archives, a major part of Special Collection.

Open Monday through Friday, 9-5.  Come on down to see us.

Especially come to visit on Wednesday, October 31, 1-3 to the Open House, featuring many of the treasures of Special Collection, several historical figures, and light, seasonal refreshments!!!!

Liz Wells, Chair
Special Collection and Archives

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Mockingbird" Stamp Unveiling this Saturday, 12 pm

Following a screening of the documentary "Song of a Mockingbird" this Saturday in Brock Recital Hall, the Library Reading Room will be host to a unique presentation to commemorate the Pulitzer Prize-winning book's 50th anniversary.

A Pictorial Cancellation Stamp and Commemorative Cachet Envelope will be unveiled at 12 p.m. The stamp and envelope, presented by Samford, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, was designed by artist Nicolosi.

This event will cause a potential disruption for our regular patrons from 11:30 until about 1:30. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the event and excuse the additional noise.

For more information about the stamp unveiling and documentary screening, please visit the full news article.

Thanks so much!
Marliese Thomas, User Engagement Librarian

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Archives Month: The Special Collection contains…

The University Library Special Collection Department houses the archives of Samford University, the historical records of Alabama Baptists and a lot of Alabama history, but also contains collections of interest and value to a variety of scholars not obviously related to these areas. In short, there’s a lot of stuff and some of it is really very neat.

Since October is about celebrating archives in all of their glory, it is a good time to think about what sorts of bits and pieces end up in the carefully maintained boxes that might entertain, educate and enlighten. 

For example, the Special Collections Department not only contains letterman jackets and Howard banners, but also a small stuffed caiman, civil war surgical tools and three lonely lotus slippers - none of which seem to have a mate, though common sense suggests they must have come in pairs originally. Through the kind donations of missionaries to countries around the world, the collection has gained artifacts from Africa, Turkey, China and Jordan.

While it might not be obvious at first, the educational mission of archives is paramount. What better way for students of writing to learn about the process than for them to look at the manuscripts of a published author like William E. Butterworth III? And if that name isn’t familiar, it’s not surprising. He is much better known by one of his pen names W. E. B. Griffin.

On the 31st of October, the university Library Special Collections Department will be putting gout some of this neat stuff in an open house from 1 to 3 pm. We hope to see you all there. 

Rachel Cohen, Archivist and User Engagement Librarian
Special Collections and Archives

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Archives Month: Environmental Conditions and Your Family Treasures

One of the most important steps you can take to preserve your family treasures is to make sure they are being stored in a good environment.

The Image Permanence Institute created a website called Stored Alive as an interactive tutorial that lets you see how different environmental conditions will affect your family treasures. The site allows you to explore how temperature and humidity can affect various materials such as metal, fabric, glass, wood, books and photographs by giving you a hypothetical storage space. What will happen to you heirlooms in 50 years? Find out by visiting Stored Alive.

On Oct 31, 2012 from 1 - 3 the Special Collection department is hosting an open house. Please stop by and see what archiving is all about.

Jennifer Taylor, Technical Archivist
Special Collection and Archives

Monday, October 8, 2012

Live @ the Library 2012: Randall Williams & Jon Clemmensen

Join us Homecoming weekend for 

The Crimson: My Time as Editor

Convo Credit Available

NewSouth Books Editor-in-Chief Randall Williams to present. Presentation to include screening of Another Voice documentary by Samford Professor, Jon Clemmensen. The University Library will host a reception after Mr. Williams' presentation. All are invited to attend. Event Date Saturday October 13, 2012 9:00 am Live at the Library Main Reading Room. 

For more information, click the image above or here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October is American Archives Month

“The Mystic Chords of Memory stretch...from heart and heartstone... All over this Broad Land.” Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861 

American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain, and provide access to information that has lasting value. Helping people find and understand the information contained in the records held by the Archive is central to the mission of archivists.

 The Samford University Special Collection Department's mission is to document the history of the university, the state of Alabama and its people, and Alabama’s religious institutions through the acquisition of historically significant, rare and/or unique materials.

Here at Samford, the Special Collections Department of the University Library preserves and presents the past both for the students and the community. With everything from sermons to Samford or from cotton to convocation, we believe that students in all disciplines can gain from the access to our materials.

As part of our October celebration of all things boxed and foldered, Special Collection will be posting on the Library Blog and in Social Media about treasures found in the Samford University Archive and Special Collection Department. There will also be posts on how to preserve your own treasures at home.

At the end of the month, Special Collection will host an Open House. Many of Samford’s treasures will be on display for everyone to come, see and hold.

Please make plans to join us on Oct 31, 2012 from 1 - 3 and see what archiving is all about.

Jennifer Taylor, Technical Archivist
Rachel Cohen, Archivist and User Engagement Librarian
Special Collections and Archives

Monday, October 1, 2012

InterLibrary Loan Temporarily Closed until 10/2/12

Due to some technical upgrades, our InterLibrary Loan service will be unavailable Tuesday, October 2nd.
  • For Borrowers: Requests will not be available from Monday evening until late Tuesday. 
  • For Other Libraries: We will go to NON-LENDING status as of 2 pm Monday in order to clear all orders by 4 pm that day. We will resume lending service once the system is back up and running.
We know that many of you depend on our InterLibrary Loan service to round out your research needs, and we appreciate your patience as we complete this critical upgrade to our systems. We hope this brief outage does not inconvenience anyone.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to Ask Us! by phone, email, or chat

Best regards,
Marliese Thomas, User Engagement Librarian