Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Library Newsletter

It happened again. You'd think I would learn. I sent out a mass mailing announcing the latest library newsletter in which the links to it didn't work. I don't know if the issue is Mac/PC related. I do know that it is stupid to do an email to the whole university if you haven't checked the links on another computer.

Anyway here is a link to the newsletter. I hope it works online better than in email.
Fall 2008 University Library Newsletter

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mindset for the class of 2012

Beloit College has just come out with their annual list purporting to offer insight into the mindset of the entering college freshman. Always interesting; often surprising; perhaps not so relevant as suggested. But I do wish that I knew what some of the items referred to.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Netlingo--Yesterday's Word of the Day

Boolean and Boolean Logic
Note: this is not just a library concept. Boolean is a powerful way to give your web searching more focus. More time strategizing mean less time evaluating.Always go to the "Advanced Search" option to make use of a form that employs Boolean.
See Wikipedia graphic.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

BBC Sport's Olympics Monkey

BBC's version of a Olympics promo. Great animation. You just have to put up with a short commercial first.

Typographic Fun

Friday's activity: Create your own extraordinary typographic graphic--whatever. Find a piece of text you like or create a set of related words and paste them into the window. Wordle creates a graphic design using your words. There is some control over font, color and design. Then do a screen capture to use it in your own webpage.

Friday, August 01, 2008