September 27, 2011

New Library Technologies Dispense With Librarians

Do you want to know what technology can do for libraries, patrons ... and librarians? Please, read this article.

URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304354104575568592236241242.html

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August 25, 2008

If you read a story online is it the same as reading a book?

When you sit down to read the newspaper is it online or is it paper? If you want to read a story do you grab your favorite book, or do you go online? After reading the article, feel free to post your thoughts/comments.

Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? is the first in a series of articles to explore this topic. To read this article follow the go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/books/27reading.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

RICH, MOTOKO (July 27, 2008). Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?. The New York Times, Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/books/27reading.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, Counterculture’s Novelist, Dies

New York Times
By DINITIA SMITH
Published: April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” caught the temper of his times and the imagination of a generation, died last night in Manhattan. He was 84 and had homes in Manhattan and in Sagaponack on Long Island.
Read the complete Obituary.

Read books by Kurt Vonnegut:

Breakfast of champions; or, Goodbye blue Monday! By Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. With drawings by the author.
PS3572.O5 B71973

Cat’s cradle / Kurt Vonnegut
PS3572.O5 C3 1998

To find more books written by Kurt Vonnegut, search the Library Catalog.

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August 07, 2006

The Artificial Prison of the Human Mind

From Damninteresting.com:

The Artificial Prison of the Human Mind
Posted by Daniel Lew on April 21st, 2006 at 8:29 pm

Photo courtesy Philip G. ZimbardoIn 1963 1971, a study about prisons was funded by the U.S. Navy to try to better understand problems in the Marine Corps.' prisons. The study was run by a group of researchers at Stanford, led by psychologist Philip G. Zimbardo. The idea was to create a controlled environment in the Stanford halls to simulate a prison. There would be participants recruited to play both the prisoners and the guards, and the experiment would last for two weeks.

Read the complete article.

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July 03, 2006

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Just in time for the 4th of July, the U.S Consumer Product Saftey Commission has the following fireworks safety tips:

Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown, paper packaging, as this can often be a sign that the fireworks were made for the professional shows and could pose a danger to consumers.
Adults should always supervise fireworks activities. Parents often don’t realize that there are more injuries from sparklers to children under five than from any other type of fireworks. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals. Never have any portion of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Move back a safe distance immediately after lighting.
Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned.
Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
Light one item at a time, then move back quickly.
Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

Click here is you want to read the News Release. Consumers can also view a video clip about fireworks and their deadly results.

Click here if you want the read the 2005 Fireworks Annual Report

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June 29, 2006

Sun-Times Web goes mobile

Sun-Times Web goes mobile
Chicago Sun-Times
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Tech Briefs
Page 66, Column 1

The Sun-Tiems News Group's Web site, www.suntimes.com, can now be accessed on mobile devices, the company announced Wednesday. The Web site content is available in a format designed to be read on smaller screens for all Web-enable cell phones and handheld data devices.

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June 07, 2006

The ghostly salt city beneath Detroit

Posted on The Detroit News Rearview Mirror
The ghostly salt city beneath Detroit

By Patricia Zacharias / The Detroit News


Like a Jules Verne fantasy, a ghostly city with its own network of four lane highways lies deep beneath the industrial heart of Detroit, its crystalline walls glittering and gleaming in the flickering light. It is a world of no night or day.

It is a world of salt.
This gigantic salt mine, 1,200 feet beneath the surface, spreads out over more than 1,400 acres with 50 miles of roads. It lies underneath Dearborn's Rouge complex , much of Melvindale and the north end of Allen Park. The mine shaft opening is in Detroit.
The International Salt Mine Company operated the mines until 1983, when falling salt prices brought a halt to production.
Throughout history, salt has always been a precious commodity, often traded ounce for ounce for gold. Jesus called his disciples "the salt of the earth," a statement commemorated during Roman Catholic baptismal ceremonies by placing a few grains of salt on the child's tongue.

Read the complete article and see photos.

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May 26, 2006

Back to School at 50 by Michael Cahlin

Terry found this article on MSN Encarta about returning students. Here is an excerpt:

"“Youth,” observed Irish writer George Bernard Shaw, “is wasted on the young.” To that I’d add, so is education. If you’re thinking about returning to school and are worried about being too old, or questioning your study-skills stamina, lose that excuse right now. According a 2004 report from the National Center for Education Statistics, there were 3.2 million adults age 35 and over enrolled in degree-granting, postsecondary institutions."

Read the complete article.

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