The Plight of the African American Male

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Who, outside the immediate family of the victim, is there to mourn the loss of African American men in our community? Tales of police brutality and wrongful deaths of young black men do not get the scrutiny and publicity that they deserve. The optic lens of the microscope that examines the horrific tales of wrongful deaths is purposefully blurred. It gives a vague analyses of the facts and a distorted view of the circumstance. There is very little situational awareness as it relates to these crimes and the cries of the victims fall on deaf ears. We are left with the memories of these young men that, we hope, will live in infamy but very rarely ever do. From Emmet Till to Trayvon Martin we encounter simplified versions of stories that are depicted as cut and dry or black and white, while these modern day nightmares and others like them…

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Academic Journals published by libraries?

Mr. Remi Pulwer

Should libraries get involved in on-line publishing of academic journals?

Smaller communities of Collages might be more inclined to publish in a local Journal backed by the institutional name of a University. Open access models are more acceptable now among academics. Grants that are available to scholars for open access publishing are limited, so libraries could provide services in that niche…

What do you think?

check : PannState University Journal (digital publishing)

the most common software used by academic institutions for Academic Journal publishing it seems to be Open Journal System

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Predatory publishers: who CAN you trust?

Library Research Plus

Open Access iconOne of our responsibilities as OA advisors at Manchester is to keep track of so-called predatory publishers, and advise our researchers on publishers they should avoid.  It can be hard to separate wheat from chaff, so we rely, where possible, on others helping to do this. Until recently, we recommended Jeffrey Beall’s list, a well-known directory maintained in the US.  However, we have now removed the link, and will no longer advise our colleagues to use it.  Here’s why …

Some of the work we do extends beyond Manchester and is about sharing our experience.  We are currently lead institution on opeNWorks, a Jisc-funded Pathfinder project which aims to share best practice with colleagues from the North West region who have limited experience of providing OA support for researchers and to develop a community of good OA practice.  The purpose of the community is to ensure that trusted advice…

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Around the Shop, On the Shelf 5/15/15

BookPeople

Walking through the store the other day, a stack of books piled high in one arm and ready for reshelving, a bookseller’s eye was drawn to the cover of a book that was faced out on a shelf. She set down her stack and pulled the book off the shelf and investigated.

It’s a story told often, the draw of a striking cover discovered on a bookstore shelf. It happens to booksellers as often as it does anyone else. In that spirit, we’ll be highlighting some of the books that adorn our shelves with a striking allure every Friday over on our instagram feed. Here are a few covers that grabbed our attention this week.

 

Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool by Jennifer Jacquet

Jacket design by Janet Hansen

An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used…

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Medley of Fudge

Crowded Earth Kitchen

WIN_20150515_190501We’re back! Crowded Earth Kitchen celebrated the end of Exam Week by taking a hiatus. We loaded Half Pint, Pickle in the Middle, and Half Grown into the kidmobile and headed “up North” to the land of waterslides, miniature golf courses, restaurants with paper moose antler hats (seriously), ice cream parlors, and fudge shops. The kids arrived back home sleep deprived, over sugared, and smelling faintly of chlorine. In other words, they had a great time.

But about the fudge… what is it about family tourist destinations and fudge shops? I don’t think I’ve ever encountered one without the other. It’s not like fudge is ever on my grocery list, but on kid-centered vacations, stopping for fudge is an absolute must.

Clockwise from the top in the photo above, we sampled root beer fudge, Heath bar fudge, classic chocolate fudge, and milk chocolate vanilla swirl fudge. Which of these treats…

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Graduation

Power to the patron!

thoughts, ramblings, & rants of a librarian

Recently, 9 May 2015, I graduated with my undergrad degree, a Bachelors of Science in Science. 3 and a half years studying biology, and I am so happy with that! I have always been curious about human biology and how the body works for the longest time and I was lucky enough to get to study it.  And now know what is happening in our cells and the many processes that take place. 

I’m not taking the traditional path after graduation as one with a degree in biology might. I have been accepted to library school! I could give you the whole back story about why, and I want to, but that’s for a different post. Just know library service makes me happy, getting to help people everyday makes me happy. Not only am I happy, but my heart is also.

So, in library school I want to focus on…

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May Wishlist ✮

Dorkchops

MayWishlist

Hi everyone! Mother’s Day was yesterday for me but I know that it’s today for a lot of you so I’m wishing all of you and your mother a lovely Mother’s Day!

Today I’m going to do a post on a few of the items I’m eyeing for this month! I rarely ever end up purchasing the items in my wishlist LOL but I still find it so fun to put these kind of posts together nevertheless! =P

① L a n e  C r a w f o r d  ‘ M a t i l d e ‘  C r i s s c r o s s  S t r a p  S u e d e  P u m p s

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I’m in love with how classy these shoes look! I feel like they would be appropriate for so many different purposes and occasions, plus they…

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Shortcuts for Word

1. Manage Word Documents
Ctrl+N Create new document
Ctrl+O Open document
Ctrl+W Close document
Ctrl+S Save document
F12 Save document as
Ctrl+P Print document/ print preview
Ctrl+F6 Switch between multiple Word documents
Alt, then f, r Open Recent (file, recent)

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minus2. Navigate within Documents
Arrow Left/Arrow Right Jump one character to the left / to the right
Ctrl+Arrow Left/Ctrl+Arrow Right Jump one word to the left / to the right
End/Home Jump to the end of a line / beginning of a line
Arrow Down/Arrow Up Jump one line down / one line down
Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Arrow Up Jump one paragraph down / one paragraph up
Page Down/Page Up Jump one screen down/ one screen up
Alt+Ctrl+Page Down/Alt+Ctrl+Page Up Jump to top / to bottom of visible window
Ctrl+End/Ctrl+Home Jump to end / to beginning of document
F6 Cycle through Ribbon/open panes/Status Bar/document window
Ctrl+G/F5 Go to a page, bookmark, footnote, table, comment, graphic, or other location
Alt+Ctrl+Z Go back to previously edited location in document (up to 4 places)
Shift+F5 Go to a the last change or revision. Also works after opening document.
Ctrl+Shift+F5 Set, go to and edit bookmarks
Alt+Ctrl+Home Set Browse Options. Press the arrow keys to select an option, and then press enter to browse through a document by using the selected option
Ctrl+Page Down/Ctrl+Page Up Move to next / move to previous browser object as set in Browse Options
minusDialog boxes
Tab Cycle forward through all options and elements
Shift+Tab Cycle backwards through all options and elements
Ctrl+Tab Cycle forward through available pages
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Cycle backwards through available pages
Alt+underlined letter Selects the option indicated by the letter

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minus3. Select Text
Shift+Arrow Right/Shift+Arrow Left Extend selection one character to the right / to the left
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right/Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left Extend selection one word to the right / to the left
Shift+End/Shift+Home Extend selection to the end / to beginning of a line
Shift+Arrow Down/Shift+Arrow Up Extend selection one line down / one line up
Shift+Page Down/Shift+Page Up Extend selection one screen down / one screen up
Ctrl+Shift+End/Ctrl+Shift+Home Extend selection to end / to beginning of document
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Page Down/Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Page Up Extend selection to end / to beginning of visible window
Ctrl+A Extend selection to entire document
Arrow Keys Cancel selection and return to beginning / to end of selection
F8 Turn Extend Mode on: Extend selection without pressing shift
Arrow keys , Page up/Page Down Extend selection in Extended Mode:
F8 Extend selection further by word, paragraph, document in Extended Mode
Shift+F8 Reduce the size of a selection in Extended Mode
Ctrl+Shift+f8, and arrow keys Select a vertical block of text in Extended Mode
Esc Turn extend mode off
F8 Extend a selection to a specific location in a document

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minus4. Undo, Copy and Paste
Ctrl+Z Undo the last action
Ctrl+Y Redo the last action
Ctrl+C Copy selected text or object
Ctrl+X Cut selected text or object
Ctrl+V Paste selected text or object
Ctrl+Shift+C Copy text format
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste text format
Ctrl+Alt+V Paste special
Ctrl+v, then Ctrl, then k Paste and keep Source Formatting
Ctrl+v, then Ctrl, then t Paste and keep Text only
Ctrl+F3 Cut to the Spike (separate clipboard)
Ctrl+Shift+F3 Paste from the Spike
F3 Paste AutoText ( after start typing)
Alt+Shift+R Copy the header or footer from previous section of the document

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minus5. Edit Documents
minusInsert Special Characters
Alt+Ctrl+C Insert copyright symbol
Alt+Ctrl+R Insert registered trademark symbol
Alt+Ctrl+T Insert trademark symbol
Alt+Ctrl+. (Period) Insert horizontal ellipsis (…)
Alt+Ctrl+ Insert em dash
Alt+Ctrl+[+] Insert en dash
Alt, then n,u Insert Symbol (insert menu)
/Ctrl+2x` Insert single opening quotation mark
Ctrl+2x Insert single closing quotation mark
Type character code and press Alt+X Insert Unicode character, e.g. 20ac
Select character and press alt+X Transform character to Unicode
Alt+character code on numeric keyboard Insert ANSI character
minusInsert Breaks
Enter Insert paragraph break
Shift+Enter Insert line break without breaking paragraph
Ctrl+Enter Insert page break
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Insert column break (break table)
Ctrl+Shift+Space Insert nonbreaking space
Ctrl+Shift+ (Hyphen) Insert nonbreaking hyphen
Ctrl+ Insert optional hyphen
minusInsert Text Elements
Alt+Ctrl+F Insert a footnote
Alt+Ctrl+D Insert an endnote
Ctrl+K Insert a hyperlink
Alt+Shift+I Insert Citation Mark
Alt+Shift+X Insert Index Mark
minusMove and Delete Text
F2, then move to position and press Enter Move selected text to different position
Shift+F2, then move to position and press Enter Copy selected text to different position
Delete/Backspace Delete one character to the right / to the left (or delete selection)
Ctrl+Delete/Ctrl+Backspace Delete one word to the right / to the left
Delete Delete one character to the right or delete selection
Ctrl+Shift+</Ctrl+Shift+> Decrease / Increase font size one value

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minus6. Formats
minusFormat Text
Ctrl+D/Ctrl+Shift+K Open the Font dialog box
Ctrl+Shift+</Ctrl+Shift+> Decrease / Increase font size one value
Ctrl+[/Ctrl+] Decrease / Increase font size one point
Ctrl+B Apply/remove bold
Ctrl+I Apply/remove italic
Ctrl+U Apply/remove underline
Ctrl+= Apply/remove subscript
Ctrl+Shift+= Apply/remove superscript
Ctrl+Shift+C Copy formatting
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste formatting
Ctrl+Shift+D Apply/remove double-underline
Ctrl+Shift+W Apply/remove words underline (only words, no spaces)
Ctrl+Shift+H Apply/remove hidden formatting
Ctrl+Shift+A Apply/remove all capitals
Ctrl+Shift+K Apply/remove small capitals
Shift+F3 Change between all upper-, first letter upper- and all lower-case
Ctrl+d, then Alt+k and enter Apply strike-through formatting (font dialog)
Ctrl+Shift+Q Change the selection to the Symbol font
Shift+F1 Reveal Formatting (show all formats of selection)
Ctrl+Alt+H Apply/remove Highlight Text Feature
minusFormat Paragraphs
Ctrl+R Right-align paragraph
Ctrl+L Left-align paragraph
Ctrl+E Center-align paragraph
Ctrl+J Justify-align paragraph
Ctrl+M/Ctrl+Shift+M Indent paragraph from the left and increase / decrease indent
Ctrl+T Increase hanging indent
Ctrl+Shift+T Decrease hanging indent
Ctrl+1 Set line-spacing to single-space
Ctrl+2 Set line-spacing to double-space
Ctrl+5 Set line-spacing to 1.5
Ctrl+0 (zero) Add or remove one line space preceding a paragraph
minusStyles
Alt+Ctrl+Shift+S Open or close Styles task pane
Alt+Ctrl+1 Apply Heading 1 style
Alt+Ctrl+2 Apply Heading 2 style
Alt+Ctrl+3 Apply Heading 3 style
Alt+Shift+Arrow Right/Alt+Shift+Arrow Left Promote / demote Headings
Ctrl+Space Remove all manual styles
Ctrl+Shift+N Apply Normal style
Ctrl+Shift+S Open Apply Styles task pane (will not close with pressing it a second time)
Alt+Ctrl+K Start Auto Format

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minus7. Search and Replace
Ctrl+H Open traditional find and replace window
Ctrl+h, then Alt+D Open traditional find window
Alt+Ctrl+y, /Shift+F4 Repeat last find after closing find window
Ctrl+Tab Jump between find menu and document
Alt+Space, Arrow keys and Enter Move find menu window
Esc Close traditional search window if active
Ctrl+F Open (new) search menu in navigation task pane
alt, then w,k Open and close Navigation pane (View, Navigation)

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minus8. Manage Word View
minusSwitch Views
Alt+Ctrl+P Switch to Print Layout view
Alt+Ctrl+O Switch to Outline view
Alt+Ctrl+N Switch to Draft view (used to be normal view)
Ctrl+scroll mouse Zoom in and zoom out
alt then w, q Open Zoom Menu (no native shortcut exists for zoom in/ zoom out)
Alt+Ctrl+S Split the document window
minusRibbons
Ctrl+F1 Show or hide the ribbon
F10/Alt Select item in Ribbon
Esc Leave Ribbon or Submenu
Arrow Left/Arrow Right Move left or right between main Ribbon Menus if active
Arrow Keys Move left/right/up/down between Ribbon Menus and Sub-Menus
Space/Enter When in ribbon Open or activate selected item
minusNavigation Pane
Alt, then w,k Open and close Navigation pane (View, Navigation)
F6/Shift+F6 With Navigation Pane open: Switch forward / backwards between (1) Navigation Pane, (2) Bottom Taskbar, (3) Ribbon, and (4) Document
Tab/Shift+Tab In Navigation Pane: Move through Navigation Pane options
minus9. Tables
minusNavigate in Tables
Arrow Down/Arrow Up Jump one row down / one row up
Tab/Shift+Tab Jump to (and select) next / previous table cell
Alt+Home/Alt+End Jump to first column/ jump to last column
Alt+Page Up/Alt+Page Down Jump to first row / jump to last row
Ctrl+Arrow Left/Ctrl+Arrow Right One cell to the left / to the right
minusSelect Table Contents
Shift+End Select current table cell
end, then shift+Home Select content of current table cell
Press and hold shift and press arrow keysrepeatedly Extend selection to adjacent cells
Ctrl+Shift+f8, then press Extend selection or block
Alt+5 on numeric keypad (with numLock off) Select an entire table
minusEdit Tables
Alt+Shift+Arrow Up/Alt+Shift+Arrow Down Move current row up or down
In first column, press shift+End Select row*
In first row press alt+Shift+Page Down Select column
Shift+Delete Delete rows* with rows selected
Shift+Delete Delete columns with columns selected
Alt, j, l, d, r Delete row at cursor
Alt, j, l, d, c Delete column at cursor
Alt, j, l, a Insert row above cursor
Alt, j, l, e Insert row below cursor
Alt, j, l, l Insert column to the left of cursor
Alt, j, l, r Insert column to the right of cursor
Ctrl+Tab Insert tab character
tab in last table cell Add row at the end
*Make sure selection extends past the last column which is number of columns +1. Word shows the selection extended next to the last column.
minus10. Outline View
Ctrl+Shift+O Switch to Outline View
Tab/Shift+Tab Promote / Demote a paragraph (or Alt+Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right)
Alt+Shift+Arrow Up/Alt+Shift+Arrow Down Move selected paragraphs up / down
Ctrl+Shift+N Demote to body text (set style to normal)
Alt+Shift+[+]/Alt+Shift+ Expand / Collapse text under a heading
Alt+Shift+A Expand or collapse all text or headings
[/ key on the numeric keypad Hide or display character formatting
Alt+Shift+L Show the first line of body text or all body text
Alt+Shift+1 Show all headings with the Heading 1 style
Alt+Shift+N Show all headings up to Heading n
Ctrl+Tab Insert a tab character

minus11. Review Documents
F7 Choose the Spelling command (Review tab).
Alt+Ctrl+M Insert a comment
Ctrl+Shift+E Turn change tracking on or off
Alt+Shift+C Close the Reviewing Pane if it is open.
Ctrl+Shift+* Display nonprinting characters.
Alt+F10 Display the Selection and Visibility task pane.
Ctrl+Shift+G Open the Word Count dialog box.

minus12. Print Documents
Ctrl+P Print a document (print preview)
Esc Close print preview
Arrow keys, Page up /Page Down Move around the preview pages (with focus on preview page*)
Ctrl+Home/Ctrl+End Move to first page / last page (with focus on preview page)
*Except tabbing, there seems to be no shortcut to jump to preview page. Clicking on it with the mouse is an option

minus13. Fields
Alt+Shift+D Insert current date (insert DATE field)
Alt+Shift+P Insert page number (insert PAGE field)
Alt+Shift+T Insert time (insert TIME field)
Alt+Ctrl+L Insert LISTNUM field
Ctrl+F9 Insert an empty field
Ctrl+Shift+L Insert a LISTNUM field
Shift+F9 Show or hide field code/result of selected field
Alt+F9 Show or hide field codes/results of all fields in document
F9 Update selected fields*
Alt+Shift+F9 Run GOTOBUTTON or MACROBUTTON from the field that displays the field results
F11/Shift+F11 Go to the next field/ previous field
Ctrl+Shift+F7 Update linked information in a Microsoft Word source document
Ctrl+Shift+F9 Unlink a field
Ctrl+F11/Ctrl+Shift+F11 Lock a field / Unlock a field
*to update all fields, select the complete document with ctrl+a, then update fields by pressing f9)

minus14. Mail Merge
Alt+Shift+K Preview a mail merge
Alt+Shift+N Merge a document
Alt+Shift+M Print the merged document
Alt+Shift+E Edit a mail-merge data document
Alt+Shift+F Insert a merge field
Alt+Shift+K Preview a mail merge
Alt+Shift+N Merge a document
Alt+Shift+M Print the merged document
Alt+Shift+E Edit a mail-merge data document
Alt+Shift+F Insert a merge field

minus15. The Rest
F1 Get Help or visit Microsoft Office.com
Alt+Space Open the window menu
Alt+F4 Exit Word
Shift+F10 Display a shortcut menu (Simulate right mouse button)
Alt+F3 Create new Building block with selected texts