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2014-06-17 13:11:58

SAGE Publications New study analyzes the state of reference resources in 2014 and beyond How do open access sources, tightened budgets, and competition from popular technologies affect how librarians perceive and employ reference resources? How do librarians expect to utilize reference in the future? "The State of Reference Collections," a new SAGE white paper out today, finds that though the definition of reference is changing, this is in part because reference resources now look and...

2008-08-07 09:00:50

By SARA PLUMMER Families are feeling the financial pinch this year as they shop for school supplies, which are not included in Oklahoma's tax-free weekend. "I'm going to go for the bargains," said Kathy Anderson, who helps out her neighbor Michael Gorman, a sophomore at Rogers High School in Tulsa, by taking him shopping for school supplies. Anderson used to take Gorman and his four older sisters shopping every year, she said. "It would be nothing to spend $1,000 on school...

2005-07-24 08:14:35

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The president of the American Library Association has one word for the USA Patriot Act's so-called library clause -- "Kafkaesque." "It's very reminiscent of the '50s and the 'red scare' where people showed up at libraries trying to find which political books professors had read, because they were going to be put on a communist list or something," said Michael Gorman, a British-born librarian who heads the U.S. library group. "Where it doesn't...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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