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“Ansible” – a science fiction word with Emory origins?

Many Emory IT folks are involved with the automation and control tool Ansible, and with ongoing LITS efforts to incorporate it into our environment. But the name of the product isn’t just a word made up by a marketing consultant somewhere in Silicon Valley. Decades ago in high school, I ran across the invented word […]

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Join the LITS Business Book Club

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Do you love reading? Do you love learning about current business trends and ways to improve your professional toolset? Do you like to share your ideas, thoughts, challenges and questions with a group of like-minded professionals? Us too! If you are interested in joining the LITS Business Book Club — please email Patti Pate at ptpate [at] emory […]

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Steffen book wins prestigious literary honor

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A book written by James Steffen, Film and Media Studies Librarian, has been selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by Choice, a publication that offers reviews for academic libraries, in the January 15 issue. The book is titled The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov and details the struggles Parajanov had in making films under the oppressive Soviet government. […]

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Steffen gets great reviews for recent book

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James Steffen, Film and Media Studies Librarian (University Libraries), recently received an excellent review in the Times Literary Supplement for his book, The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov. The review, written by Julian Graffy, a professor of Russian Literature and Cinema in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, described Steffen as a “sure-footed elucidator of the mysteries of […]

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Thoughts on “The Circle”

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Dave Eggers’ “The Circle” tells the story of an eponymous Internet company in a post-Google, post-Facebook, post-Twitter, post-Amazon near-future dystopian utopia (I’ll explain that shortly). The company is massive and all-encompassing, bringing together ubiquitous search and communications in an ever-widening array of devices and services aimed at providing complete transparency. No project is too ambitious […]

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