A Bibliophile’s Defense of Physical Books

May 21, 2015 Leave a comment
Categories: Community, ereading

Do We Need Libraries?

May 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Do We Need Libraries?.

via Do We Need Libraries?.

Web Site of the Week: The Golden Age of Radio in the US

May 19, 2015 Leave a comment

The Golden Age of Radio, roughly the Depression era through World War II, spanned a time of great innovation and upheaval in the United States. Radio became the means by which Americans kept abreast of changing political, economic, and technological trends. This site from the Digital Public Library of America tracks the history of the radio, from its origins in the telegraph system to its contributions to America’s efforts in World War I and World War II, from the beginning of Broadcast News to the way radio shaped American homes. The site is divided into five sections, each with several historical photographs and well written, informative text. [CNH]

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Why it’s so damn hard to stop a rumor

May 18, 2015 Leave a comment
Categories: Community, Goodtoknow

The Future of Reading: There’s No Mystery About It – WSJ

May 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Librarians Versus the NSA

May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Your local library is on the front lines against government surveillance.

via Librarians Versus the NSA | The Nation.

Web Site of the Week: The Space Place

May 12, 2015 Leave a comment

For educators and parents looking for ways to get kids involved in STEM subjects, this NASA website hosts a number of helpful resources. Readers can explore the site using the categories of Space, Sun, Earth, Solar System, and People & Technology. Each of these categories links to games, quizzes, puzzles, activities, videos, pictures, and other engaging resources. Alternatively, readers can search the site via the Play, Do, or Explore areas. For instance, Play navigates to a host of astronomy related educational games such as Black Hole Rescue! and Satellite Insight. With dozens of games available, students will find much that will inspire and engage. Additionally, the Parents & Educators page may appeal to adults looking to encourage kids in their STEM explorations. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

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