匯入台大圖書館中文館藏

台大圖書館的中文館藏無法直接以EndNote的Online Search功能搜尋,必須先儲存文字檔後,再匯入EndNote Library。
搜尋台大圖書館館藏目錄
  1. 進入台大圖書館網站,點選【本館館藏目錄 TULIPS】
  2. 輸入關鍵詞搜尋館藏。如輸入「簡報」,以書/刊名關鍵字搜尋館藏。

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  3. 檢視搜尋結果,在【註記】欄勾選符合需求的書目,勾好後點選【儲存所註記記錄】 ;如果整個網頁的內容都符合需求,可以直接點選【儲存此頁全部記錄】。
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  4. 儲存後,網頁上方選單中會新增一選項【已儲存項目】,點選【已儲存項目】。
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  5. 在下面的畫面中選取【輸出所儲存的清單】。
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  6. 決定輸出格式,請在左欄點選【MARC】 (MAchine Readable Catalog,機讀編目格式);在右欄點選在【畫面】顯示,然後【提交】(就是Submit或是送出的意思,不要問我為什麼圖書館不用網頁常用的term)。

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  7. 畫面上會顯示搜尋結果的清單(不用瀏覽了,因為沒有勾選的機會),直接點選IE左上角的【檔案】 選單,另存新檔。
    檔案 > 另存新檔

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  8. 在【儲存網頁】畫面中輸入檔名,並存成Unicode的文字檔。請記得您把檔案儲存在那個目錄/資料夾中,因為等一下要從EndNote把它叫出來。
    檔名:
    存檔類型:文字檔(*. txt)
    編碼:Unicode(UTF-8)
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  9. 安裝Filter(過濾器)。要把台大中文館藏的書目匯入EndNote必須告訴EndNote剛儲存的文字檔中那個部分是Author,那個部分是Tiitle,所以台大圖書館幫我們準備了一份Filter,其實就是欄位對照表,請先將其下載儲存到EndNote的Filter資料夾中。(更多的Filter請參考臺大圖書館常用電子資源匯入方式
    (1)點選 Natl Taiwan Univ chinese.enf
    (2)在檔案下載視窗中,點選【儲存】。
    (3)選取資料夾:C:Program FilesEndNote X1Filters
    (4)點選【儲存】(檔名等都不要更動)。
  10. 將書目資料匯入EndNote。
    (1)開啟欲匯入的EndNote Library。
    (2)Files > Import
    (3)在下圖的Import視窗中選定檔案、Filter和檔案類型。
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  11. Import Data File:請選取剛剛從台大館藏目錄下載的純文字檔。
    Text Translation: Unicode(UTF-8)
    Import Option:請用下拉選單在 【Other Filters】中依字順選取【Natl Taiwan Univ chinese】。
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  12. 回到EndNote Library,您剛搜尋下載的中文館藏已經全部匯入EndNote了。接下來,如果您願意的話,可以回到台大館藏目錄檢索結果中,把每本書的封面一一剪貼複製過來,在讀書的時候,還可以在Note和Research Note中加上註解眉批,建成個人的知識庫。
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Sep 13, Grand Remembrances

Today is Grandparents Day in the United States. Being a Grand is a special honor. I feel very blessed that my wife and I have two grandchildren. We were able to visit them today. Yes, we are still being cautious with the coronavirus, but we also find it very difficult to not see them when they live so close. So today we did drop by to visit Jacob (age 10) and Sophia (age 7) along with their parents. We brought donuts and caught up with them. Our grandchildren are still pretty young and this is a precious time in their lives – and ours!

I wish I had known my grandparents better. We never lived in the same place. Dad was a career Air Force pilot, so we moved around a lot. But we did get to see them once in a while when they would visit us, or we them.

A Plague of Giants

There are five known magical ‘kennings’ or types: air, water, fire, earth, and plants. Each nation specializes in of these kennings, and the magic influences the society. There’s a big pitfall with this diversity of ability and locale–not everyone gets along.

Enter the Hathrim giants, or ‘lavaborn’ whose kenning is fire. Where they live the trees that fuel their fire are long gone, but the giants are definitely not welcome anywhere else. They’re big, they’re violent, and they’re ruthless. When a volcano erupts and they are forced to evacuate, they take the opportunity to relocate. They don’t care that it’s in a place where they aren’t wanted.

I first read Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid books and loved them (also the quirky The Tales of Pell), so was curious about this new venture, starting with A PLAGUE OF GIANTS. Think Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series. Elemental magic, a variety of races, different lands. And it’s all thrown at you from page one.

But this story is told a little differently. It starts at the end of the war, after a difficult victory, and a bard with earth kenning uses his magic to re-tell the story of the war to a city of refugees. And it’s this movement back and forth in time and between key players in this war that we get a singularly grand view of the war as a whole. Hearne uses this method to great effect.

There are so many interesting characters in this book that I can’t cover them all here. Often in books like this such a large cast of ‘main’ character can make the storytelling suffer, especially since they don’t have a lot of interaction with each other for the first 3/4 of the book–but it doesn’t suffer, thankfully. And the characterization is good enough, despite these short bursts, that by the end we understand these people and care about what happens to them.

If there were a main character it would be Dervan, a historian who is assigned to record (also spy on?) the bard’s stories. He finds himself caught up in machinations he feels unfit to survive. Fintan is the bard from another country, who at first is rather mysterious and his true personality is hidden by the stories he tells; it takes a while to understand him. Gorin Mogen is the leader of the Hathrim giants who decide to find a new land to settle. He’s hard to like, but as far as villains go, you understand his motivations and he can be even a little convincing. There’s Abhi, the son of hunters, who decides hunting isn’t the life for him–and unexpectedly finds himself on a quest for the sixth kenning. And Gondel Vedd, a scholar of linguistics who finds himself tasked with finding a way to communicate with a race of giants never seen before (definitely not Hathrim) and stumbles onto a mystery no one could have guessed: there may be a seventh kenning.

There are other characters, but what makes them all interesting is that they’re regular people (well, maybe not Gorin Mogen or the viceroy–he’s a piece of work) who become heroes in their own little ways, whether it’s the teenage girl who isn’t afraid to share vital information, to the scholars who suddenly find how crucial their minds are to the survival of a nation, to the humble public servants who find bravery when they need it most. This is a story of loss, love, redemption, courage, unity, and overcoming despair to not give up. All very human experiences by simple people who do extraordinary things.

Hearne’s worldbuilding is engaging. He doesn’t bottle feed you, at first it feels like drinking from a hydrant, but then you settle in and pick up things along the way. Then he shows you stuff with a punch to the gut. This is no fluffy world with simple magic without price. All the magic has a price, and more often than not it leads you straight to death’s door. For most people just the seeking of the magic will kill you. I particularly enjoyed the scenes with Ahbi and his discovery of the sixth kenning and everything associated with it. But giants? I mean, really? It isn’t bad enough fighting people who can control fire that you have to add that they’re twice the size of normal people? For Hearne if it’s war, the stakes are pretty high, and it gets ugly.

The benefit of the storytelling style is that the book, despite its length, moves along steadily (Hearne is no novice, here). The bits of story lead you along without annoying cliffhangers (mostly), and I never got bored with the switch between characters. It was easy to move between them, and they were recognizable enough that I got lost or confused. The end of the novel felt a little abrupt, but I guess that has more to do with I was ready for the story to continue, despite the exiting climax.

If you’re looking for epic fantasy with fun storytelling and clever worldbuilding, check out A PLAGUE OF GIANTS.

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The Artwork Of Gary Choo

Gary Choo is a concept artist/illustrator based in Singapore. I’ve know Gary for a good many years ( 17, actually ), working together in animation studios in Singapore like Silicon Illusions and Lucasfilm. Gary currently runs an art team at Mighty Bear Games, but when time allows he also draws covers for Marvel comics, and they’re amazing –

The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo

To see more of Gary’s work or to engage him for freelance work, head down to his ArtStation.

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