Monday, October 26, 2009

Otaku Rejoice!

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Finally being take seriously, a Manga Library will be opened by Meiji University in Japan. Check out this great quote “Manga has been taken lightly in the past, and there has been no solid archive for serious study,” Susumi Shibao, a library official, told Agence France-Presse.

Cool, huh?

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Back Where They Belong

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Ok, unabashed Yankee fan here and I just wanted to drop in and give a hearty congrats to the Yankees on winning their 40th American League pennant. That's right, 40, which is a mind boggling number when you really think about it. Forty trips to the world series, simply astonishing.

Now to thump the Phils and make it 27 World Series titles!
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Information Literacy Month

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The President has declared October in Information Literacy Month


What is Information Literacy you ask?

Well, it's the ability to identify when/what information is needed and then to locate, evaluate and use that information effectively.

Now you may say you can do that, just hop on the Google and viola. But it's more than that mon frere. When you do a Google search for even something mundane like searching for bathroom tile, you are gong to get like 17,000 pages of results. How can you do that search more efficiently? How can you determine which is good information from bad information? What if you were doing a presentation on bathroom tiles and wanted to make sure you used the information ethically (i.i. not plagiarize)? Well, that my friend, all goes into information literacy and that's what I do for a living, teach college students information literacy skill.

Got any questions? Ask away.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oh, the misguided youth of today....

Pretty scary that one in three UK kids think the top search ranking is the most 'truthful'.


Did He Really Just Say That?

Senator Proposes an End to Federal Support for Political Science Funding

I mean, honestly, do our politicians have any idea what they're talking about?
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Paranormal Activity

Anyone heard of it? No, silly, I mean the movie. If you haven't, it's this little indy flick that's trying to get noticed by hitting up the interwebs in various forms like social networking sites and such. This is the new word of mouth for the so-called information age so get used to it.

Check out Paranormal Activity here.
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Friday, October 2, 2009