Cites & Bytes @ Bailey
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Resources Related to the Schiavo Case...
Monday, March 28, 2005
Federal Depository Librarians at SRU
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Former Librarian Presents Research....
Fannie Sellins was a labor activist in western Pennsylvania in the early 20th century and was murdered in Pittsburgh. Somehow she was left out of most history books or given little more mention than a footnote. Susan has done a great deal of research with primary documents and has even interviewed descendants of Sellins. Sellins is remembered at a yearly ceremony when a few people gather at her gravesite. This year Susan spoke at the event. Read more about Fannie Sellins here...
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
A Little Weirdness for the Weekend...
And as a companion to that article, this site is the companion to an exhibit at the Australian Museum on body art and modification....
And just because you have been good, here are instructions on how to make a dandy wallet out of duct tape!
Library Hours for Spring Weekend
Hours for Thursday and Friday are 8:00 to 4:30 pm.
We are closed Saturday and Sunday until 6:00 pm.
Sunday hours are 6:00-11:00 pm.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Read and Grow...
Some of the newest titles:
· The Natural Gardener – Bourne
· The Writer in The Garden (audiocassette)
· Home Almanac: Maintaining your House Month by Month
· Orchid Fever – Hansen
· Design in the Garden – Barth
· The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Gardeners – Kellaway
· Forever Green: The History and Hope of the American Forest – Welch
· The Forest Lover – Vreeland (CD)
· Clean Like a Man: Housekeeping for Men – McNulty
· A Castle in the Backyard - Draine
The Reading Room collection of print and audio books was created to provide popular fiction and nonfiction materials for the Slippery Rock community, beyond the academic collection of Bailey Library.
*The theme of this year’s garden month is Give a Garden – Help Make America a Nation of Gardeners. For a list of 101 Ways to Celebrate and Give a Garden, go to the National Garden Association’s website (http://www.nationalgardenmonth.org/) or visit the American Horticulture Society (http://www.ahs.org/).
from Lynn Hoffmann
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Would It Be Less Annoying When Your Cell Phone Rings in the Library if We Knew It Was a Book Calling?
Saturday, March 19, 2005
More from Computers in Libraries...
Thursday, March 17, 2005
March Madness Resources...
Greetings from Washington, DC....
Some other food for thought, students... there is some sort of technology law that the piece of information you desperately need to find has evaporated into cyberspace, but the things that you wish would disappear never go away and indeed, tend to proliferate! The example Lynch gave was the drunken photo of you your friends may have posted to the web--which could continue to haunt you in the future when you are interviewing for jobs, becoming a parent, running for office...
It's a brand new world of digital information out there, with a whole new set of protocols to be worked out....
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Why the Irish? What About the Italians? Or the Russians? Or the Swiss?
- The history of St. Patrick's Day from the History Channel
- Facts and Features from the U.S. Census Bureau: Irish Heritage Month and St. Patrick's Day
Is it the green beer?
And in reference to green and beer, have you noticed the "green roof" at the North Country Brewery? Read more about the concept here....
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Some Friday Fun...
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
RedLightGreen... Have You Tried It?
From The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 20, 2004. "The Infodiet: How Libraries Can Offer an Appetizing Alternative to Google" (subscription required), by Steven J. Bell:
Another interesting experiment is the "RedLightGreen" project, recently made public by RLG, a nonprofit group of more than 160 universities, national libraries, archives, historical societies, and other institutions. That interface presents users with a single search box, similar to Google's. But the initial-results screen includes a list of books and suggests other search terms from the database's subject vocabulary that, if selected, could lead to more-relevant material. RedLightGreen ranks books and other material according to relevance and to how many libraries own the material, thus combining the use of a subject vocabulary with a Google-like popularity measure.
Both RedLightGreen and ProQuest now allow users to put information about the material they find on the interfaces into any of several standard citation formats.
Monday, March 07, 2005
From the All Things Google Dept:
Friday, March 04, 2005
Online Technology Books...
If you need help with computer applications, consider searching the Safari collection. Here are just some examples of the fully searchable online books:
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Excel 2000
10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Word
Linux and Unix Shell Programming
AppleScript: The Missing Manual
The records for the entire collection will soon be added to the library's online catalog, or you can access Safari through the library's webpage. The direct link is http://voyager.ship.edu/remote/validate.cgi?db=SAFARI
For questions or comments about Safari, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Read Across America
Books on IPod...
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
It's your birthday, it's your birthday...
AND...today is Yahoo's 10th birthday and they want YOU to have the present. Go to Yahoo and print out your coupon for a free Baskins and Robbins ice cream cone. (Today only)
John Irving didn't get you anything.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Secrets of the Library Revealed, Part III
And here's an article titled "Good to the Last Drop" on the growing popularity of coffee shops in libraries...