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Monday July 09, 2007 05:15PM - 2 Comment(s)



Discovering which of our many databases may or may not give you access to a specific journal or magazine title can be a little time consuming. Therefore, I thought I’d let you all in on a little secret. Imagine a patron asks “Do you have back issues of the Canadian history journal The Beaver?” You look around at your little library and wonder if your patron can be serious… then you remember our databases. So you march over to the computer and stare at the list of 2... More...

Thursday July 05, 2007 10:49AM - 0 Comment(s)



There are many opportunities out there to further your library expertise and knowledge. Reading this blog may help you explore new and used technologies as they apply in library land. It is hoped that sooner rather than later you may find a broader range of topics here. However, this blog is really only here to inspire you and help you discover new things. So this entry will focus on pointing out a few places you can go for more in depth educational experiences. Web Junction Web Junction ... More...

Monday June 25, 2007 10:51AM - 0 Comment(s)



Hello all, I’m happy to be back in Wild Rose country. Now that I’ll be in the office more I hope I can add to the blog more frequently. If you have taken a workshop on databases with me you’ll know that I strongly recommend perusing any database’s or search engine’s help pages. “It will save you time” I say. So, to illustrate my point I thought I’d share with you some things learned by examining Google’s help pages. Did you know you ca... More...

Thursday June 14, 2007 10:55AM - 0 Comment(s)



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Monday June 11, 2007 12:54PM - 5 Comment(s)



It feels like forever since I added anything to this blog. As I was thinking about what I might like to post, it occurred to me that I ought to keep it simple and functional this time around. “So”,thought I, “maybe I should expound on the joys of Windows’ shortcut keys seeing how there is often so little to be joyful about when it comes to Windows.” (I know… terrible nerd humor and a shameless plug for Apple all in one breath… I’ll endeavor ... More...

Friday May 04, 2007 11:23AM - 0 Comment(s)



So now that James has got this blog rolling, he has given admin access to a few other librarians at NLLS. Stay tuned for exciting posts from all departments!! For my first post, I would like to direct you to an online dictionary I have found useful for computer and IT definitions: www.webopedia.com Very handy for a quick definition! More...

Wednesday April 25, 2007 11:31AM - 0 Comment(s)



What would you like to know about our communities in bloom or winter lights program? More...

Sunday April 22, 2007 11:17PM - 0 Comment(s)



We are very interested in your recommendations and comments on how to improve the Millet Agriplex! More...

Friday April 13, 2007 02:28PM - 0 Comment(s)



In this entry I discuss the joys and pains of that free online user generated encyclopedia, Wikipedia. If you haven’t used Wikipedia chances are you have at least heard of it. This web-based social software has come under heavy scrutiny in the media over the last several years. Perhaps most recently, was the incident of a wikipedia editor whose PhD credentials turned out to be a scam. You can read about that controversy in the New York Times and Wired News. There are strong advocates ... More...

Friday March 30, 2007 11:34AM - 0 Comment(s)



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