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2008-09-09 09:00:37

The University of Texas at Austin--one of the largest public universities in the United States--is moving quickly to make it easier for faculty and staff to use published materials for a range of educational purposes. The university has signed an agreement with Copyright Clearance Center to become the latest--and now the largest--institution to adopt CCC's Annual Copyright License for academic institutions, providing librarians, faculty, copy shop staff and others with pre-approved permission...

2008-09-04 15:00:28

By Katie Mulvaney The School Department had sought a waiver from the requirement that the high school employ two librarians. SOUTH KINGSTOWN -- The state Department of Education has granted the school district's request that it staff the high school library with only one librarian. The School Department this spring sought a waiver from a state requirement that the high school staff two librarians after the school bus contract was costlier than expected due to fuel costs. State...

2008-09-03 06:00:11

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- F3 Technologies (Pink Sheets: AUMN) today announced the pending launch of the newest version of Fargo Tube, with more features than any other video sharing network on the internet. Fargo Tube seeks to revolutionize the way that videos are shared across the internet by giving all users the ability to profit from their uploaded video content as well as for sharing the site with others. In addition, the new Fargo Tube seeks to solve the problem...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Snell, Theron P I work as an academic adviser and adjunct instructor at a small, public, four-year university that provides the usual spread of bachelor's degree programs, as well as several master's degrees. I have done similar work at a private liberal arts college and at a branch campus of a large state school. I bring to this work not only a PhD in American studies but also experience teaching English in a Colombian high school for two years and teaching English as a second language...

2008-08-26 03:00:00

By Johns, Sara Kelly "For students to arrive at the destination mapped out for them, these standards need a commitment from the whole school, lead by the school library media specialist from the school library media center. We cannot meet these standards in the library, taught only by us in isolation." I love maps. My car's map pockets overflow and the school libraries I've worked in have probably had more atlases than they really needed. I consider framed historical or geographical maps a...

2008-08-26 03:00:20

By Payo, Robert Editor's Note: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) K-12 Science Literacy Maps are being developed through a partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder, Digital Learning Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and NSDL through funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Finding High-Quality Content Given the massive amount of science and mathematics content available online, librarians working with science teachers can...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Intner, Sheila S I consider myself a word lover, a person for whom words have major appeal. Besides owning numerous dictionaries and thesauri (and being known to get lost for hours on end occasionally when I delve into one of them), doing crossword puzzles and double-crostics regularly, and playing nightly games of Scrabble with my husband, I've written columns about the implications of naming technical services departments using various words, such as "support services,""database...

2008-08-19 03:00:20

By Brenner, Michaela Klein, Peter Libraries need to provide attractive and exciting discovery tools to draw patrons to the valuable resources in their catalogs. The authors conducted a pilot project to explore the free version of Google Earth as such a discover tool for Portland State Library's digital collection of urban planning documents. They created eye- catching placemarks with links to parts of this collection, as well as to other pertinent materials like books, images, and...

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2008-08-17 16:05:00

Digital piracy is moving into a new arena with the emergence of a nascent Web site called Mygazines.com, which encourages users to copy and upload popular magazine titles currently selling on newsstands. It couldn't come at a worse time for the magazine industry, which is facing declining sales and ad revenue. With some 16,000 registered users as of last week, the new Web site allows visitors to peruse high-quality, full digital copies of many current publications, including The Economist,...

2008-08-15 03:00:18

By Swartz, Nikki Facing massive budget cuts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2006 decided to close some of its physical research libraries and make the data available online instead. However, in its haste to do so, the EPA may have lost some files, according to government auditors. Testifying before the House Science and Technology Committee's Investigations and Oversight Committee, Government Accountability Office (GAO) auditors said the EPAs push to digitize its libraries led...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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