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APR
08

Auralog - Language Training Software

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As promised here is the getting started cheatsheet for Auralog in Office 2003 format (getting-started-with-auralog). While I did make this cheatsheet an Office 2003 document, remember to open Office 2007 documents in Office 2003 download and install the compatibility patch from Microsoft. Courtesy of The Alberta Library we now have access to the Auralog language training software. You can gain access to it through the database page on the NLLS website. The software works best with speake... More...
FEB
11

Computers and Applied Sciences Complete

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Welcome to the first database contest on Information Overload. Today we begin with one of our new databases; Computers and Applied Sciences Complete.   Computers and Applied Sciences complete covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. CASC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,400 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 6... More...
OCT
12

Canadian Library Month - October

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October is Canadian Library Month. This is a time to celebrate library service and help raise public awareness of the valuable role libraries play in the lives of Canadians. The theme this year is Libraries: the World at your Fingertips. You might be thinking that there is no time left to promote this event. Don’t be discouraged! Listed below are a few last minute quick ideas you can do to ensure your community is aware of the services you provide. October 15 is Municipa... More...
AUG
24

Finding People Online

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Someone suggested I write about how to find people, addresses, phone numbers and other information about individuals and organizations online. I am by no means an expert in this department but I may be able to direct you to a few good resources. “How is this applicable in the library” you ask? Well perhaps you’ve been asked how one might contact their MLA or member of parliament? What about a company or association address? How about just helping someone track down an old ... More...
JUL
05

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

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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...
JUN
25

Professional Development

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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...
JUN
14

Help! This Search Engine Stinks

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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...
MAY
04

Shortcut Keys

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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...
APR
25

You don't have to know everything, just where to find it!

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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!
MAR
30

Wikipedia - Wiki What?

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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...