Monday, October 27, 2008

It's a Wonderful Internet


From my friends at Pixel Time Learning Centers, 7230 E 29th St. N, Wichita comes this item:

Blip's Pick
it's a wonderful internet


"Don't you love pop-up books? And how about Capra's great movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," where Jimmy Stewart finds out what the world would be like if he'd never been born? Blip's Pick this issue is "it's a wonderful internet," a site that borrows heavily from both those sources. Our hero, George, wishes the Internet had never been born~and magically discovers what his life would have been without it."

Thanks Skylar!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Near and Far


Look for a startup comic starring Rachel and Aaron coming soon to a webcomic site near you: http://www.nearandfarcomic.com/

Thursday, October 09, 2008

October e-Book of the month


Great Events from History:
The 20th Century, 1971-2000
Edited by Robert F. Gorman, Texas State
Salem Press, 2008
Salem Press' monumental Great Events from History series spans human history from ancient times to the present, worldwide. NetLibrary is pleased to announce that the culminating set in this series, Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1971-2000, will be available as the October eBook of the Month.

The ideal reference tool for students and general readers at all academic levels, Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1971-2000 includes 1,083 individual essays covering topics ranging from personal computers to the rise of the Internet to groundbreaking advances in biotechnology. Events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era—from the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War in 1973 to the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in the arts and motion pictures, trends in world population and immigration, and landmark social legislation.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Friday's Copyright Webinar

Join your colleagues at noon Friday in the L.W. Nixon Library as we look in depth at the fair use doctrine in a online Webinar. Drinks will be provided. You will:

Understand the origins and evolution of fair use
Determine if the use of a particular work is fair under the law
Learn how fair use applies to materials used in the classroom
Understand how fair use pertains to electronic reserves
Craft policy around fair use doctrine

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Staff responsible for the creation and enforcement of institutional copyright policy will leave this event with the knowledge they need to apply fair use doctrine. This includes policy officers, legal counsel, university librarians, academic deans, and department heads.

Full Program Agenda

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

"This overview of fair use was one of the most useful I have seen. It provided a sound overview of fair use and a perspective on recent and often confusing developments in the law."

INSTRUCTOR

Wesley D. Blakeslee, Executive Director, Technology Transfer and Associate General Counsel, The Johns Hopkins University

Hosted by both the library and the Faculty Development Office. Attendance will generate professional development points through the
Faculty Development Office. Call for further information.

Micaela, 322-3234