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Amanda French

Library databases vs Search engines - YouTube - 0 views

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    A nice little video from A New Zealand library explaining the difference between a search engine and a database. I noticed a bit of confusion about this on exam 2.
Rebecca Lee

Open Access Week: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia - 0 views

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    I attended one of the events during Open Access Week about the future of libraries and Wikipedia. Jake Orlowitz, recipient of a Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grant, spoke about "The Wikipedia Library." The Wikipedia Library was a new project he founded in 2012 for the goal of connecting Wikipedia editors with the reliable information sources they need. In the first part of his presentation, he discussed much of what wikipedia is and how it is run. He basically summed up much of what most people don't know about wikipedia and a lot of assumptions that people make about how unreliable information on wikipedia is. Then he went on to discuss more about the wikipedia library and how it would benefit wikipedia editors with vital current reliable sources that they need to do their work. I thought the presentation given by the presenter was very informative and interesting. I learned more about wikipedia and how its more useful than I thought. The most interesting point he raised during his presentation were the benefits of the Wikipedia Library. The thought of connecting university libraries with the wikipedia library will present students and many others information that is reliable and easy to access. Many scholarly articles and information from databases we usually have to pay for will be available for universities to provide students at a much lower cost.
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    Thanks, Rebecca. I'll add 5 points to your Exam 2 grade.
Jimin Kwon

Mason Interlibrary Loan Services - 1 views

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    "Interlibrary Loan helps you obtain research materials you need that are not available from George Mason University Libraries or Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) libraries." I believe this is a definitely helpful webpage for all of us.
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    Absolutely. Essential.
Talia Wujtewicz

Online Libraries - 25 Places to Read Free Books Online - 0 views

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    A collection of online libraries that have books and other materials you can read online for free
Talia Wujtewicz

Fairfax Library throwing away books - 0 views

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    Interesting article on how the Fairfax Country Library is throwing away a lot of their books. Makes one think about the future (or lack thereof) of libraries
James Hemdal

Changes to JSTOR - 0 views

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    This article is from the perspective of a university instruction coordinator and details concerns about JSTOR and how it is limiting information to students.
Stephanie Sanlorenzo

The Digital Public Library or America - 0 views

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    "An open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation's living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future ­generations".
Jimin Kwon

Improve your use of Google Books with Mirlyn and Hathi Trust - 0 views

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    This piece of writing shows the difference between Google books and other digital content repositories, Mirlyn and Hathi Trust. And she also tells you the most efficient way to find the best sources by using all three repositories.
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    Great link, Jimin -- explains better than I did in class why HathiTrust is sometimes preferable to Google Books.
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