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Archive for May, 2010

Libraries

Wellington Libraries Concession cards

Court Says Internet Filtering in Public Libraries Not Censorship

Marian the Cybrarian – Advice – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Librarian’s guide to gaming

Are catalogues more than an inventory? Or, more than just a place to query library holdings?

The Survey of Academic Librarians: Opinion of the Usefulness of Certain Library Technologies (2010)

Facebook & other privacy matters

10 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Facebook Privacy Changes

How Facebook’s New Privacy Controls Work

ReclaimPrivacy.org | Facebook Privacy Scanner

5 options for Facebook privacy

Books and authors – adults

Tyra Banks Tries Hand at Fantasy Novels – ABC News

Books and authors – young adults and children

Booklist Online – Top 10 SF/Fantasy for Youth: 2010, by Ian Chipman (FEATURE)

School resources

Echuca College eLearning Wiki | Bright ideas

ClassChats – connect with others classrooms around the world

Gale Access My Library School Edition

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’: MJ in the Scholarly Literature: A Selected Bibliographic Guide

Language

Unusual Words

Art & Design

Imeüble 2.5 dimension shelf system by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad ” Yanko Design

Archive Library Lets You Roll Your Books Home | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Techy/RFID stuff

Take a Minute to Collect Your Thoughts With Evernote – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sensor RFID Apps of the Future Part One

Web Browsers Leave ‘Fingerprints’ Behind as You Surf the Net …

Magazine

48 Hour Magazine

Cool stuff, fun stuff, and stuff that didn’t fit elsewhere

Fake BP Public Relations Twitter Account a Viral Hit [INTERVIEW]

“Sex and the City 2”: The 60-Second Version [VIDEO]

YouTube – Matthew Reinhart Builds a Dragonwatch this and tell me you don’t smile at the face at the end

Brontë Sisters Power Dolls – NeverEndingSearch – Blog on School Library Journal

Fake Science (The volcano is my personal favourite -Sarah)

Stunning time-lapse video of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, in action – Boing Boing

Mr. Picassohead – go on, you know you want to

Woman startled by demonic face on canned pear, wants recompense from company – Boing Boing – a New Zealand woman’s 15 minutes of fame

One Across – Search for Crossword Puzzle Answers – Solve Crossword Puzzles Online, Find Anagrams, Cryptogram Help, Take the Crossword Purity Test

A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette

Star Wars trilogy retold in 2 minutes, 13 seconds using LEGOs – Boing Boing

Ghostbusters improv in the NY Public Library

Book Review Finder: Bookulating Suggest-O-Mometer — BlueRectangle.com

Design the Haggis Beast competition winners – Boing Boing

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Books & Reading

Adult
The making of a book cover Make sure you watch this full screen and with the sound on, the music is pretty cool.
Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers
For Love Of Do-Good Vampires: A Bloody Book List Be sure to scroll down to the end of the article and have a look through the list.  Be aware that some of these may not be appropriate for a young teen audience.
Tables of vampire traits
How to read Sci-Fi
Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks
Gail Carriger (author) on Steampunk (believe it or not, I restrained myself in giving you Steampunk info – R)
Steampunk: 20 Core Titles
Five Thoughts On The Popularity Of Steampunk

Young Adult & Children
ALA | Alex Awards -A handy resource that lists books that have been written for adults but have been eagerly snapped up by teens too. Have a check back through the previous years lists too. Books & reading – adults & young adults
Librarian’s Guide to Manga
GUYS READ Suitable for children as well.
Overview of YA social-media use | Pew Internet & American Life Project

 Libraries
Open Library – A webpage for every book… ever.
New York Library sorting machine
Art Brodsky: Our Public Library Lifeline Is Fraying. We’ll Be Sorry If It Snaps
Camp Library (Should have remembered this one for ANZAC day!)
Circulating Libraries and Video Rental Stores
Why Libraries Exist
Do you use your local library?
 

Librarians
The Three Simple C’s of Librarianship
Privacy Revolution -Choose privacy – American Library Association   Librarians in the Movies
Confessions of a Book Pirate
Best and Worst Jobs 2010 – The Wall Street Journal – Will Librarian make the grade? 

Authors and Fans
Yoko Ono Collects Rare Books:
Famous Literary drunks and addicts
The single mother’s manifesto | J.K. Rowling
 

Techy/RFID
RFID tagged cows start tweeting
Cattle rustling and RFID
When a Wine Loves a Robot (RFID)
10 Technology Ideas Your Library Can Implement Next Week
Facebook as a library tool
International Twittering Libraries
 

Language
The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
 

Funny and Videos
Which font? I’m looking at you, Leonie.
President Accused of Theft, Failing to Pay Massive Library Fines
YouTube – Your Life Work: The Librarian
YouTube – Gorilla Librarian
YouTube – Sesame Street: Cookie Monster In The Library
Typo of the day for librarians
 

History and Art Resources
Art: 21 | Bright ideas  -Excellent resource for art teachers History & Art Resources
Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel
3D tour of the secret annex
Vincent van Gogh The Letters

 School Resources
Free Technology for Teachers: Animated Web Search Tutorials -Four very accessible animated tutorials covering the credibility of information found on the web, the research process, how search engines function and how to avoid plagiarism.
MLHU Section List Canadian Sexual Education game – WARNING: contains male genitalia in cartoon form.

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