Our friends Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy over at Full Text Reports have a handy reminder today: …some of the papers and reports posted on FullTextReports.com are freely available online for just a limited time before they disappear behind a paywall (or go away entirely). If you see something you suspect might be useful to you (or a colleague) in the future, download it the day you see it because it may not be accessible later without a subscription (or it may have been moved or taken offline). — Note to FullTextReports followers Grab It When You See It!, Full Text Reports (April 17, 2013). Just another reason to remember that libraries should be collecting, not pointing. (See: When we depend on pointing instead of collecting.) (By the way, in case you hadn’t noticed: the left hand navigation pane here at FGI has a feed of the latest reports listed at Full Text Reports!)
That seems awfully low. Can you help add more names? Below are folks I have found, using AISES and SACNAS. Amazingly, I’m lucky enough to know many of the names and people, some personally.
Alaska Native– ,
Dr. George Charles (Yup’ik)
Dr. Patricia Cochran (AN)
Dr. Walkie Charles (Yup’ik)
Dr. Denise Dillard (AN)
Dr Alisha Drabek (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr Phyllis Fast (Koyukon Athabascan)
Dr. Dolly Garza (AN)
Dr. Sara Hicks (AN)
Dr. Sven Hakaanson (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Theresa John (Yup’ik)
Dr. April Lakonten Councillor (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Beth Leonard (AN)
Dr. Jordan Lewis (AN)
Dr. Dorothy Pender (AN)
Dr. Elizabeth Parent (AN)
Dr. Gordon Pullar (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Catherine Swan Reimer (Iñupiaq) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRBCi_B0Tt0
Dr. Thomas Michael Swensen (Alutiiq-Sugpiaq)
Dr. Roy Roehl (AN)
Dr. Bernice B. Tetpon (AN)
Dr. Lisa Rey Thomas (Tlingit)
Dr. Kamilla Venner (AN)
Dr. Steven Verney (AN)
Dr. Tony Vaska (Yup’ik)
Dr. Maria Williams (Tlingit)
Dr. Rosita Worl (Tlingit)
I am in the process of converting the shared libraries to Google Reader, no easy task. This means that if you have subscribed to the newsclips offered by Newsgator (below) you must instead subscribe to the Google newsclips. Please bear with me as I get all this straightened out. At least one advantage– tags can be applied through my Feed Demon reader to the clippings making it easier to find, sort, and provide a context for the newsclip. A disadvantage– newsclips won’t be separated into separate library/museum collection and the broader grassroots science collection.
The library based at Connotea is linked in the sidebar. The Twittered and Tumblred libraries are linked there as well. I’ll eventually get all the libraries linked together. In the meantime, here is the Google Books link–
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- Unorganized Borough Google Reader – Grassroots Science Unorganized Borough’s shared items
- Grassroots Science Tumblr micro library
- Grassroots Science tweeted library
- Unorganized Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/hlthenvt
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The following are now obsolete, but contain archived items.
- Grassroots Science’s shared items
- Newsclips for Grassroots Science (obsolete)
- Newsclips for library, museum, knowledge systems (obsolete)
Site Search Tags: library, Google+books, knowledgebase, TEK, IK, Connotea, Twitter, Tumblr, GoogleBooks, Wayback+Machine, Internet+Archive, libraries
With spring and break-up just around the corner (please, please, please!) one thing we often forget until too late are family heirlooms, photos, records, manuscripts and so on. Heritage Emergency National Task Force special day is aimed at more formal institutions, but every home or tribal office would benefit from considering emergency preparedness for tangible cultural resources.
If you are in Alaska, contact the state museum in Juneau which has a grant to help local museums with preservation and documentation efforts. Bruce Kato, Chief Curator (bruce DOTkato AT alaska DOTgov),
Telephone: (907) 465-4866, http://www.museums.state.ak.us
April is also Alaska Archaeology Month. This year’s theme is archaeology associated with travel along the National Historic Iditarod Trail.
Archives, libraries, museums, and historic preservation organizations across America are setting aside May 1 to participate in MayDay, a national effort to protect collections from disasters…. Here are some ideas from the Heritage Emergency National Task Force:
- * If you have a disaster plan, dust it off and bring it up to date.
- * If you don’t have a plan, make a timeline for developing one.
- * Get to know your local firefighters and police. Invite them to tour your institution and give pointers on safety and preparedness. A poster outlining tips for working with emergency responders ( www.heritagepreservation.org/catalog/) is available from the Task Force.
- * Identify the three biggest risks to your collection or building (such as leaking water pipe, heavy snow, or power failure) and outline steps to mitigate them.
- * Conduct a building evacuation drill and evaluate the results.
- * Update your staff contact information and create a wallet-size version of your emergency contact roster. See the Pocket Response PlanTM (PRePTM) at www.statearchivists.org/prepare/framework/prep.htm.
- * Eliminate hazards such as storage in hallways, blocked fire exits, or improper storage of paints or solvents.
- * Provide staff with easily accessible disaster response information, such as www.heritageemergency.org.
- * Join forces with nearby institutions and agree to assist each other in case of a disaster.
- * Establish a method of identifying objects that are most important to your mission, irreplaceable, or most fragile, making evacuation simpler when disaster hits.
- * Register for a free course to learn how your institution fits into existing emergency response protocols. A list is available at www.heritagepreservation.org/lessons/courses.html…
Heritage Preservation is offering its popular Field Guide to Emergency Response and Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel at special MayDay sale prices from April 15 to May 31.
Cangerlaagpiit (Epidemics) — historical lessons
Alaska History reading list
Alaska history books
Alaska Territorial Guard celebrates 60th anniversary
Lydia T. Black 1925 to 2007
Letters from 1918 SW Alaska British Columbia
Dog-Team Doctor 2
another sneeze video
Jesse Lee Home, Alaska and the pandemic of 1919
More historical resources (Brevig Mission)
More historical pandemic resources (Michigan archives)
Online curriculum for Alaska high school students about their state
University of Oregon Libraries has a nice outline of how to evaluate if the source of information you are using is reliable. The questions to consider are in a table or matrix form. For example,
* Who is the author?
* Most common places to find authors’ names listed:
o Title page (book or report)
o Title information at top of first page (articles, book chapters)
o End of the article (encyclopedias)
o Top or bottom of page (web pages)
These examples are intended to underscore that there is no substitute for personal evaluation of information sources, whether in print, online, or in some other form. The questions below are ones you might ask about an information source – article in a journal, newspaper, or encyclopedia, book, web site, pamphlet, government document, food container, poster, interview subject, or any other source upon which you’re relying – in order to determine its credibility and suitability for your particular project. Not all questions will apply in all situations, and not all responses need to be positive ones – this is not a scorecard. The questions are merely intended to help you think critically about information sources.
from the great BHIC
They don’t pilot boats down hurricane-flooded streets or pull people from second-story windows. Nor do they wear uniforms, carry firearms, or direct emergency vehicles. But library employees have been first responders nevertheless, Ellen Perlman writes, and recognition of this additional community role that libraries play—beyond books and reading rooms—seems to be missing…. http://www.governing.com/articles/12talk.htm
social scientific, cultural bookmarks libraries
My collection of bookmarks (references) to information, especially research on local alcohol control and community health, is available at connotea.org
Science and medical portals –
- Evaluate alternative actions –
I have a similar bookmark collection at archive.org for materials related to southwestern Alaska, Alaska Natives, but also to the southwestern USA.
- another sneeze video –
- Internet Archive (Veniaminov) –
- St Innocent of Alaska Bicentennial (Ioann Veniaminov) –
Both bibliographic sites will give you a start on researching similar topics at these two archives.
Site Search Tags: wayback machine, Internet+Archive, Connotea, bookmarks, web2, library, bibliography
No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money-changer.
This wonderful sentence comes from Sir Thomas Browne as quoted by Dwight J. Ingle in his 1958 Principles of Research in Biology and Medicine. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott Co., p. 19