Monthly Archive for April, 2008
Yep, you heard right- YouTube is educational. Want a short three minute overview on how a Wiki works? Click on the video below. Want to figure out how podcasting works – try this. Can’t figure out why one would want to keep photos online? Watch this. If you have dutifully clicked on all of these links, then congratulate yourself if you see a pattern. Commoncraft makes short videos for the web, and the most enticing part is that they use video and paper to make topics easily understood. Really. Try it, you’ll like it.
*Presentation Zen can be interlibrary loaned from the CLiC office.
In support of National Library Week, April 13 to 19, 2008, ebrary®, a leading provider of e-content services and technology, today announced that it will provide librarians as well as students and faculty in library science and related programs with complimentary access to its Library Center for one year.
Subsidized by ebrary, the Library Center includes more than 85 full-text e-books covering topics such as digital library development, general collection development, and the history of libraries and librarianship, as well as illustrated guides from the Library of Congress. Contributing publishers include Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Idea Group, Inc., Greenwood Publishing Group, Library of Congress, and MIT Press.
To receive complimentary access, students, faculty, and librarians may register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=iLchAc260S528_2botn4tcig_3d_3d.
“ebrary is dedicated to serving the needs of the library community, including the next generation of librarians,” said Christopher Warnock, CEO of ebrary. “We are pleased to participate in National Library Week by providing access to a selection of relevant e-books that we hope will provide additional knowledge that students, faculty, and librarians can use today as well as in the future.”