Stuhr, Rebecca

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Assistant Director for Liaison Services, Librarian for Classical Studies
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  • Publication
    Your Work, Your Copyrights--A Guide for Scholars
    (2020-10-22) Stuhr, Rebecca A; Weller,, Christine
    It is easy to document that open access leads to greater visibility for your research. If you participate in an academic sharing site you receive updates on how often your work is downloaded or requested. Those numbers can reach into the thousands because your work is easily discoverable to all via Internet searches. Posting your work on the web, provides you with a date stamp, establishes your ideas as yours, and protects your work from plagiarism, or plagiarism claims. Publication with prestigious journals in your field is paramount for academic success. If that prestigious journal were an open access journal, you mean that you retain some or all of your exclusive rights, under U.S. copyright law. These exclusive rights include the right of distribution (to share), of reproduction (to make copies), and to create derivative works (new scholarship based on your prior scholarship). Although these rights are yours automatically once you’ve created a tangible work, you can also choose to give these rights away. We often sign these rights away without a backward glance or second thought. Armed with the right vocabulary, you may be able to negotiate to keep one or two of your valuable exclusive rights including sharing your article with colleagues and students, posting it to your own website or your university’s institutional repository, or even using your own graph or diagram in a conference presentation. A strong base knowledge of copyright culture, and custom can help you get where you want to go.
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    Sharing Your Work Through Academic Social Media Sites and ScholarlyCommons
    (2017-03-16) Stuhr, Rebecca A
    Rebecca Stuhr will be presenting on several of the major academic sharing sites, including Academia.edu and ResearchGate, and Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons. Participants will gain a familiarity with these sites and their audiences, understand how the sites differ from one another, and learn about the copyright/permissions service provided through the ScholarlyCommons office.
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    Sharing Your Work Through ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and ScholarlyCommons
    (2016-10-06) Stuhr, Rebecca A
    Rebecca Stuhr will be presenting on some of the major academic sharing sites, Academia.edu and ResearchGate, as well as sharing on Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons. Participants will gain a familiarity with these sites and their audiences, understand how the sites differ from one another, and learn about the copyright/permissions service provided through the ScholarlyCommons office.
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    Symphony on the Danube: A Classical Music Cruise
    (2013-01-01) Burris, Brigitte; Stuhr, Rebecca A; Lehmann, Stephan
    Suggested readings for the Penn Alumni Travel cruise along the Danube. See the Library Guide for the bibliography here.
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    Historical Society and County Record Publications from the United Kingdom: A Finding Guide
    (2013-08-20) Stuhr, Rebecca A; Wipperman, Sarah
    The attached excel sheet is intended to be used as a finding aid for county records series and the publications of various historical societies in the United Kingdom. This document was created to support the work of Professor Margo Todd, her students, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History. The information provided in this document is based on series holdings in the University of Pennsylvania libraries, primarily Van Pelt‐Dietrich, as well as those held in storage at LIBRA. It is designed to give a quick reference to these holdings, where they are located, and which geographic region they cover. It is by no means exhaustive and is a work in progress, but it should give the reader a good idea of the holdings available to the UPenn community.
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    A Thousand Splendid Suns: Sanctuary and Resistance
    (2011-08-01) Stuhr, Rebecca A
    In his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, author Khaled Hosseini provides a vivid portrait of a country shattered by a series of ideological leaders and wars imposed on it by foreign and internal forces. The narrative, which spans several decades, is driven by the stories of two women, Laila and Mariam, who, despite starkly different beginnings, find themselves intimately connected and dependent upon one another. Hosseini’s women, much like the country of Afghanistan itself, appear to be propelled by the whims of outside forces, familial and societal, with little chance of influencing their own lives and futures Yet Laila and Mariam are neither passive nor helpless as they make choices and accept consequences to affect desired ends, both hopeful and tragic. In interviews and talks, Hosseini claims to write simple love stories, but his portrayal of Laila and Mariam and their dreams, trials, and challenges presents a complex view of women in Afghanistan that goes beyond oppression and the stereotype of the veil. This chapter looks at Hosseini's second novel as a novel of resistance.
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    Undiscovered Greek Islands
    (2013-01-01) Stuhr, Rebecca A
    Suggested readings for the Penn Alumni Travel trip to several Greek Islands. See the Library Guide for this bibliography here.
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    Autobiographies by Americans of Color 1995-2000: An Annotated Bibliography
    (2003-01-01) Stuhr, Rebecca A; Iwabuchi, Deborah Jean
    This second of two volumes bringing together as comprehensively as possible, all autobiographical works by Americans of Color covers the years 1995-2000. In this five year period there are nearly 200 more publications than in the previous volume (1980-1994), which spanned fifteen years. 435 of the 674 entries in this volume are by African Americans. The stories of leaving the south and participation in the Civil Rights Movement, which were present in the first volume, are joined by those of musicians, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and athletes, teachers, sharecroppers, politicians, and veterans. There is a greater representation of Japanese American authors in this period of time as those who were incarcerated in the internment camps began to tell their stories. In this five year period, we also begin to see the stories of those who grew up in multiethnic or multiracial families. The introduction to the book provides more details, as well as the methodology we used for identifying the publications included.
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    Autobiographies by Americans of Color 1980-1994: An Annotated Bibliography
    (1997) Stuhr, Rebecca A
    Published in 1997, this book sets out to provide a comprehensive annotated listing of all publications falling within the broad definition of autobiography by Americans of Color. This means Americans whose origins are not strictly European. Included in this bibliography are the writings of professional writers, beauticians and barbers, athletes, scholars, civil rights workers, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers. In the introduction I wrote: "We are experiencing, in this decade of the nineties, a political backlash against, an open hostility toward differences of race, socio-economic status, and issues of gender and sexual preference. We need more than ever to understand each other, to have insight into the experiences of all citizens of this country ....These life stories provide all readers with a broad, and perhaps truer sense of U.S. history than it is possible to obtain from a text book or scholarly journal." While there has been much more published on multicultural America since 1997 (see the companion volume 1995-2000 for instance), my comments about the state of our lack of social unity and inability to speak across experiences and cultural backgrounds holds true. The importance of these stories to narrate the history of this country continues.