November 14, 2008
Most researchers are looking for current news stories, but occasionally, someone wants examples of advertising from old newspapers. Most of the electronic newspapers contain only the text of the articles; however, increasingly we can find digital images of old newspapers that include all of the advertisements -- both commercial and classified. The new page has suggestions for finding this type of material, much of which is located on the Web.
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November 13, 2008
“Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the most powerful,” said Dr. Mike Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the
Alloway Librarians are credible
Reference Extract is envisioned as a Web search experience similar to those provided by the world’s most popular search engines. However, unlike other search engines, Reference Extract will be built for maximum credibility of search results by relying on the expertise of librarians. Users will enter a search term and receive results weighted toward sites most often used by librarians at institutions such as the Library of Congress, the
As part of the planning process, participants are reaching out to partners in libraries, technology organizations, and research institutions. “The only way this will work is by making a project of an entire community,” said Dr. R. David Lankes, Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse and Associate Professor at
Strange to say, the Google server had trouble posting this item to the blog!
November 12, 2008
Kwantlen’s four campus libraries at Langley, Cloverdale, Surrey and Richmond provide a wide array of print and electronic resources, designed to assist students with course studies and to encourage self-directed research and learning. Visit the Kwantlen Library website for more information
The agreement comes in advance of province-wide agreement being worked out among BC post-secondary institutions which will allow TWU students to borrow at most publicly funded colleges and universities in the province. Currently, Alloway Library has reciprocal arrangements that permit TWU students and employees to borrow from over 80 institutions including SFU, UBC and ten other BC universities and colleges.