Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hours Change for New Years Eve

On Thursday, December 31, the library will close at 1600.  The rest of the holiday hours will remain the same, and can be found at http://carl.army.mil/hours.asp


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ARCHIVES CLOSED


The Archives Department and the Documents Department located on the 3rd
floor of the CARL are closed for renovations to improve the climate
control system.


From now to April 2010 Archives and Documents will not be able to
retrieve materials or answer archival research in preparation for the
renovation.


After April 2010 Archives and Documents will be on the 1st floor to
provide reference to assist in finding sources which are available
online or at other institutions but will not be able to retrieve CARL
archival or document materials as the collections will be in storage.


We expect the renovation to take about a year. Faculty, students, and
researchers should be aware that third floor materials will not be
available during that time.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

CARL holiday hours

The CARL will be running on reduced hours for the holiday season.

Holiday Break -- 21-23 Dec 2009 -- 0700-1700
Holiday Break -- 24 Dec 2009 -- 0700-1200
Holiday Break -- 25-27 Dec 2009 -- CLOSED
Holiday break -- 28-31 Dec 2009 -- 0700-1700
Holiday Break -- 1-3 Jan 2010 -- CLOSED

On January 4th, we will resume our normal hours of operation.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Audio Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

What would happen if, not only did the Bennet daughters have to contend with a zombies, in addition to their need and desire to marry well?


Fortunately, authors Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith have answered this question for us, and provide a humorous look at life, love and duty in the time of the regiency zombie-apocslypse. Katherine Kellgren's dulcet and cultured tones remind the listener of BBC period dramas played on PBS in the afternoon, albeit with the occational interruption for zombie slaying and violence.

Overall, it's a fun look at the world of class drama among the upper crust of society, because even one's own ability to kill a zombie has a greater meaning in the social hierarchy.

This audiobook is available via CARL and the State Library of Kansas' subscription to Overdrive. If you would like more information about accessing Overdrive, please talk to any of the librarians.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MMAS Theses online

The Birrer-Brookes Award winner and nominee papers for the 2009-02 CGSC class are now in the digital library.

The theses can be found here, in the CARL's digital library. Other MMAS theses from this class will added to the digital archive as soon as they become available.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Overdrive audio books

Did you know that you can download audiobooks, music, videos and other materials from the library, straight to your desktop or MP3 player?

CARL subscribes to a service called "Overdrive" through the State Library of Kansas. You can browse Overdrive at http://kansas.lib.overdrive.com/ to see what titles are available, but you'll need a Kansas State Library card to actually "check out" audio books and other materials. If you don't already have one, the library staff at CARL can help!

Once you have a card and access, you can check out new adult titles in every genre, including romance, mystery, thriller, and even radio classics! Overdrive also has kid and young adult titles such as Pendragon, The Tale of Desperaux, Charlie Bone and more. Audio books are great for early literacy and reluctant readers, because while reading teaches language and vocabulary, being read aloud to teaches kids pronunciation, context, rhythm and pacing.

Audio books are great for a long drive, or a workout (and are MUCH safer than reading a book while running!), or just for fun while you're cooking and cleaning this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CARL closing early today

Due to the weather, the CARL will close today at 1700. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Book Review: The Killing Joke



(Found in the Graphic Novel section at CARL)

The Killing Joke is the story of One Bad Day. The Batman had a bad day once. It informed the rest of his life. So did the Joker. Now the Joker is out to give Jim Gordon the worst day of his life, just to prove that that is all it takes to move someone from 'normal guy' to insanity.

This "one-shot" Batman story was written in the 80's by comic great Alan Moore (The Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, etc) but still holds up to modern audiences. There's a level of grit and violence that moves away from the lighthearted 1960's Superfriends and brings the story of the Dark Knight and his oldest enemy into a darker and perhaps more realistic context.

Some ideas were lifted (lovingly) from this comic and used to great effect in The Dark Knight, such as the idea of the Joker as an agent of chaos, and the Joker's attempt to take eveyrthing away from a "good man," in an attempt to drive him to madness. It's not a story for kids, or the faint of heart. It is a valuable piece of comic book history that explores the psychology behind the hero and the villian and what it takes to make someone either.

Friday, December 4, 2009

CARL closing early on Friday, Dec. 11th



Friday, December 11th, the CARL will be closing at 1130 for its anual holiday party.



Normal hours will resume the following day, Saturday the 12th.

Thank you for your understanding, and please have a safe and joyful holiday season. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Graphic Novel collection

Watch this space! You may have seen the signs around the library recently: CARL is in the process of creating a new Graphic Novel collection. We're adding a host of new titles, including The Watchmen, Batman: Hush, Jersey Gods, Ultimate Spider-Man and Amelia Rules! and bringing other titles such as Dean Koontz' Frankenstein and Allstar Superman to a central location. The collection will be located on the second floor, near the Women's Vietnam Memorial. We hope that by moving the books, previously located in the New Non-Fiction section on the first floor, the Young Adult section, and the second floor Non-Fiction section to a single collection, we will be making it easier for our patrons to locate these items. If there are graphic novels that you don't see on the shelves, feel free to check our catalog and place a hold, if the library owns it. If we do not own it, let us know, and we can purchase the graphic novel for our collection, or get it for you via Inter-Library Loan (ILL).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CARL Library staff receives coins from General Petraeus

Earlier this month, General David Petraeus gave coins to CARL's director and library staff for their Federal Library of the Year award.
Information on the Federal Library Awards can be found at: loc.gov.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Concert at KSU

Need help getting into the Christmas spirit?

The First Infantry Band will be playing at Kansas State University at 7 PM on December 1st at the McCain auditorium. The event is free to the public.

For more details, visit: http://1divpost.com/newsdetail.asp?article_id=3261 or call 785-239-4632.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Open Source Software guidance from the DoD

There are a few articles out there offering commentary regarding the new Department of Defense memo that gives guidance regarding Open Source Software, and how the DoD can and should participate in the Open Source community.
Need a quick tutorial on what Open Source is? Try here. The short version: the source code for software is made available to developers and consumers to tweak and improve as they see fit, with the understanding that improvements, modifications and interractive applications will also be available, for free, to anyone who wants to use/modify it.
What does this have to do with libraries? It provides new opportunities to experience and contribute to the development of software to better suited to specific needs. In many cases, software is developed in a vacuum, where software engineers diligently attempt to guess at what users will need. Open Source Software tends to develop a bit more organically, with an easier mechanism for the integration of feedback. This new guidance could lead to software that more readily fits existing needs, without the lag time usually associated with development.
For some more information and commentary, check out: http://opensource.sys-con.com/node/1161812 http://powdermonkey.blogs.com/powdermonkey/2009/10/department-of-defense-new-guidance-on-open-source-software.html (Both link to the memo talked about here)

Monday, October 5, 2009

National Archives Holocaust Records

For the month of October, the National Archives' Holocaust Records will be available for free at http://www.footnote.com/holocaust. From footnote.com:
Through their partnership with the National Archives, Footnote.com has scanned and indexed valuable records that help tell the story of the Holocaust. Explore everything from Holocaust assets, to death camp records, to interrogation reports from the Nuremburg trials.
Additional information: http://www.businesswire.com/news/google/20090929005219/en http://go.footnote.com/holocaust_records/#

"Office Journals of Government" free in bulk (17k savings!)

Via BoingBoing.net Previously "The Journals of Government" were $17,000 per year per title for subscription access, and now they will be available for free. They've also upgraded the Federal Register to XML. What does all this mean? The short version: cheaper, better access! Additional links: http://public.resource.org/gpo.gov/ (Government Printing Office) http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/11/carl-malamud-rogue-a.html (Carl Malamud's work with "freeing" government documents)

Friday, October 2, 2009

COMBINED ARMS RESEARCH LIBRARY 3RD FLOOR CLOSURE

The Archives Department and the Documents Department located on the 3rd floor of the CARL will close for renovations to improve the climate control system. During the closure we will not be able to retrieve materials or to answer archival research questions as the collections will be in storage. From Oct 16 – Dec 14 2009 only DoD official research questions will be accepted. After Dec 14th all Archives operations will cease until reopening. The Document Department will be available on a limited basis. We expect the renovation to take about a year. Faculty, students, and researchers should be aware that third floor materials will not be available during that time.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New book from CSI Press

Press On!: Selected works of General Donn A. Starry Volume I and Volume II by General Donn A. Starry. General Donn A. Starry's intellectual legacy is a rich collection of speeches, articles, cables, and letters on a myriad of professional topics. He was the second commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (1977-1981), then headed US Readiness Command (1981-1983) before his retirement after 35 years of service. As the materials in this collection illustrate, General Starry operated from the conviction that "doctrine rules". Selected, Edited, Annotated, and with an Introductory Essay by Lewis Sorley Available Formats: Volume I PDF -- Volume II PDF (Request a Hard Copy)

More information:

http://carl.army.mil/resources/csi/csi.asp

http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/index.asp

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Latest Articles - Subject Terrorism

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1. How to Win a Cosmic War. New Yorker, 5/11/2009, Vol. 85 Issue 13, p103-103, 1/6p; (AN 39056487)
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Friday, May 15, 2009

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1. SURGING AND AWAKENING. By: Filkins, Dexter. New Republic, 5/20/2009, Vol. 240 Issue 8, p28-31, 4p; (AN 38797910)
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2. Fresh Questions About the CIA's Interrogation Tapes. By: Isikoff, Michael; Hosenball, Mark. Newsweek, 5/11/2009, Vol. 153 Issue 19/20, p6-6, 3/4p; (AN 38807473)
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4. The World. By: Altman, Alex; Barovick, Harriet; Cruz, Gilbert; Fetini, Alyssa; Pickert, Kate; Romero, Frances; Stephey, M. J.; Suddath, Claire. Time, 5/11/2009, Vol. 173 Issue 18, p22-23, 2p; (AN 38798286)
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6. Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki Draws U.S. Troops Into Crackdown on Sunnis. By: Porter, Gareth. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May/Jun2009, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p24-25, 2p, 1 color; (AN 39241953)
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

RAND New Publications: Defense Policy

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In 2007, the United States imported 58 percent of the oil it consumed. This book critically evaluates commonly suggested links between these imports and U.S. national security and assesses the economic, political, and military costs and benefits of potential policies to alleviate imported oil-related challenges to U.S. national security.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

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The commitment of former President Vladimir Putin to the revival of military power, as well as the lessons Moscow has drawn from the Chechen and...
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

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1. Global Kohordinates. By: McCARTHY, ANDREW C.. National Review, 5/4/2009, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p29-32, 3p; (AN 38610756)
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 2009 Newsletter

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Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions Other Than Taiwan, edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. David Lai, and Dr. Andrew Scobell. As its capabilities increase in tandem with China's rising power and expanding national interests, the PLA is involved in an increasing number and variety of missions besides its traditional focus on contingencies in the Taiwan Strait. This book explores these other missions, including disaster and humanitarian relief, UN peacekeeping operations, counterterrorism and border defense, and outer space and cyberspace security. Chapter authors consider the interplay between China's armed forces and its complex foreign policy and international security environment, describe how these interactions affect China's policy toward the Asia-Pacific region, and provide implications for U.S. strategic interests..

The New Balance: Armed Stabilization and the Future of U.S. Landpower, by Mr. Nathan Freier. The author calls for an unconventional revolution in U.S. landpower forces that optimizes them for intervention in complex and violent crises of governance and security in states crippled with internal disorder. He argues that the armed stabilization of states and regions in crises will not be just equivalent in importance to traditional warfighting in future land force planning, but will be the primary land force mission for the foreseeable future.

A History of Socio-Cultural Intelligence and Research Under the Occupation of Japan, by Lt Col Michael Meyer, USAF. Following the surrender of Japan, sociological research supplemented traditional intelligence analysis in informing occupational leaders. The author contends that the framework established under the occupation serves as a model of how to process and produce foreign socio-cultural intelligence and research during nation building. He provides lessons learned to include encouraging close cooperation between intelligence professionals and more specialized sociologists, incorporating diverse collection sources, working closely with host nationals, and formally documenting social science project findings.

New NATO Members: Security Consumers or Producers? by Colonel Joel R. Hillison. The author analyzes NATO defense expenditures over the past 10 years and troop contributions of the 1999 wave of new members (Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland) during three NATO missions: Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He concludes that these new members are fulfilling their commitments, including contributions to NATO missions, and suggests that as new member capabilities and levels of interoperability have increased, new member states have been more willing to take on additional responsibility and burdens.

Coming Soon
Mexico's Narco-Insurgency and U.S. Counter-Drug Policy, by Mr. Hal Brands

Cultural Dimensions of Strategy and Policy, by Professor Jiyul Kim

State and Nonstate Associated Gangs: Credible "Midwives of Social Orders", by Dr. Max Manwaring

Challenges and Opportunities for the Obama Administration in Central Asia, by Dr. Stephen Blank

Criminals, Militias, and Insurgents: Organized Crime in Iraq, by Dr. Phil Williams

 
Monthly Op-Ed
Preventing Iraq from Slipping Back into Sectarian Chaos, by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill

Events
Critical Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Policy and Strategy
June 4-5, 2009, New York, NY

At Home in the Americas: Canada, the United States, and Hemispheric Security
June 10-12, 2009, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Annual Strategy Conference
We would like to extend our gratitude to all panelists, speakers, and attendees who made the 20th Annual Strategy Conference a resounding success. We have made all permitted videos and presentations available at the conference website.
News and Updates
On April 3, Dr. Antulio Echevarria participated in a "Ways of War" Roundtable at the annual Society for Military History Conference, in Murfreesboro, TN. On 21 April, Dr. Echevarria presented the 36th Annual Ewing Lecture, "American Way of War or Way of Battle?" at Lycoming College, PA.

On April 29, Dr. Steven Metz presented a talk on the psychology of insurgent recruitment and participation at the RAND Corporation Insurgency Board in Arlington, VA. He argued that the United States should shift from an essentially political conceptualization of insurgency to a psychological one. This paper will be included in a forthcoming SSI book on insurgency.

On April 17 and April 21, Dr. W. Andrew Terrill was quoted in articles on Iraqi stability in the Washington Post. On April 26, Dr. Terrill was quoted on the Iraq situation in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Dr. Stephen Blank lectured in Paris, France, at the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales on US-Russia Relations on April 27.

Renowned nuclear historian, Sir Lawrence Freedman, reviews the SSI book Nuclear Heuristics in Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Steven Metz and Dr. David Lai were at the Brookings Institution on April 30 to launch Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions Other Than Taiwan. Dr. Metz gave the welcoming remarks and Dr. Lai provided commentary on the significance of the book. The book is an insightful, timely analysis for the Obama Administration as they form a policy toward China and the PLA.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009

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Friday, April 3, 2009

April 2009 Newsletter

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Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation, edited by Dr. Stephen Blank. U.S.-Russian relations seem to be at an impasse. However, given these nations' power, standing, and nuclear capability, dialogue will be resumed at some point. An analysis of the prospects for and conditions favoring cooperation is an urgent task--crucial precisely because current relations are so difficult. The chapters of this volume represent both a tribute to a vision of political order based upon prior cooperation and a call to revitalize the relationship. Russia and Arms Control: Are There Opportunities for the Obama Administration? by Dr. Stephen Blank. Arms control issues feature prominently in the Russo-American conflicted agenda. These represent political as well as military issues that are among the most critical components of the bilateral relationship and of regional security in both Europe and Asia. The author analyses both the political and military aspects of the relationship with respect to arms control. Provincial Reconstruction Teams: How Do We Know They Work? by Dr. Carter Malkasian and Dr. Gerald Meyerle. In Afghanistan, provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) have played a growing role in the U.S. counterinsurgency effort. While civilian agencies remain essential for long-term economic development, the authors argue that PRTs conduct reconstruction in ways that create short-term stability. Accordingly, they recommend that the United States give the PRTs the lead role in reconstruction activities that accompany any surge of military forces into Afghanistan. Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: A Proposed Human Capital Model Focused Upon Talent, by COL Casey Wardynski, MAJ David Lyle, and LTC Michael Colorusso (USA-Ret.). The authors argue for a comprehensive Officer Corps strategy recognizing the interdependency of accessing, developing, retaining and employing talent. The authors conclude that without such a talent-focused strategy, the Army and its Officer Corps confront the increasing likelihood that they will be unequal to future American national security demands.
Online Debates
To contribute to strategic thinking by Army leaders and the other architects of American strategy, the Strategic Studies Institute has inaugurated a series of "online debates" on the concepts and foundations of American strategy. The first and current debate, "The Army's Strategic Role," is between Dr. Steven Metz, SSI, and Mr. Nate Freier, PKSOI/CSIS.
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The New Balance: Armed Stabilization and the Future of U.S. Landpower by Mr. Nathan Freier Cultural Dimensions of Strategy and Policy by Professor Jiyul Kim A History of Socio-Cultural Intelligence and Research Under the Occupation of Japan, by Lt Col Michael Meyer, USAF Is the Meridia Initiative the Right Way Forward?: Mexico's Narco-Insurgency and U.S. Counter-Drug Policy, by Mr. Hal Brands
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Drug Trafficking, Violence, and the State in Mexico, by Dr. Phil Williams
Strategy Conference
Strategic Implications of Current and Emerging Technologies Conference registration closes April 8. Fee is $150. While over the last decade a great deal of attention has been given to how information technologies are changing the strategic environment and shaping warfare, little has been mentioned about other revolutionary technologies, such as biotechnologies and nanotechnologies, in terms of their potential strategic impact. This conference will address that gap. Please see the conference website for the agenda, registration, and more.
Events
An Agenda for the Americas April 7, 2009, Washington, DC Space is still available 20th Annual Strategy Conference "Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies" April 14-16, 2009, Carlisle, PA Register today Book promotion and release (open to the public): Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions Other than Taiwan, edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. David Lai, and Dr. Andrew Scobell Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institute April 30, 2009 at 2:00 PM Critical Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Policy and Strategy June 4-5, 2009, New York, NY At Home in the Americas: Canada, the United States, and Hemispheric Security June 10-12, 2009, Kinston, Ontario, Canada
North Korea Headlines
A recent Washington Post article, North Korean Missile Test a Growing Possibility, quoted an SSI study The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program. As the Democratic Republic of North Korea is again making world headlines, we would point our readers to our library of Korean studies.
News and Updates
On March 21, Dr. Antulio Echevarria delivered a lecture on "American Strategic Culture" at Oxford University. The lecture was part of the Liverhume Changing Character of War conference series, and provoked lively discussion afterward. Dickinson College appointed Dr. David Lai as a Dean's Fellow. Dr. Lai's "Chinese Military Going Global" was published in China Security and posted at the Yale Global Online publication site.
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