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Monthly Archives: October 2009
With over 700 terabytes of data the Library of Congress has only digitized about one percent of its constantly growing collection. From digitizing the documents of President Lincoln to posting over 1.5 million pictures on the web and much more, … Continue reading
We now have Springer E-Books on trial. Springer offers an impressive e-reader platform and provides a comprehensive digitized scientific, technical and medical (STM) book collection.
Find free audiobooks at Librivox where their goal is “to record all the books in the public domain”. Started in 2005 by Hugh McGuire, Librivox is a non-profit company that donates its recordings, created by volunteers, to the public domain. … Continue reading
Expert Voices Gateway http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/ Expert Voices is a “science teaching information exchange” sponsored by the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). The topics covered are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and it’s geared towards teachers of all levels, as well as … Continue reading
Krisztian Balog, a PhD student in the research group of Maarten de Rijke, has developed a new and improved method for finding people in organizations. Search engines do not perform nearly as well at searching for entities as they do … Continue reading
The National Geographic Adventure magazine posts its picks for the 100 greatest adventure books of all time.
October 2009 is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Read more here.
Stanford Libraries conducted a survey of 1st year students and gleaned some interesting information. Read more at the Farel Librarian blog. Here are a few highlights: Students who consulted a librarian were more likely to use library databases and the … Continue reading
Below is a brief video explaining a new online reading tool called Readability. If you want to get rid of the clutter and just focus on reading then you will appreciate this resource. To start using Readability go to their … Continue reading
Accredited Online Colleges has put together a list of 100 top educational iPhone/iTouch applications.