Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

LCC Library Screencast on Library Website

The IST team would like to announce that we have posted a short screencast on the library website that explains how to choose a database to get started with your research.

Check out the tutorial: How to Choose a Database Tutorial
The tutorial is 2 minutes 30 seconds long and 2.8 MB.

You can find the tutorial on the library website on the following pages:
Here are some screencasts produced by other libraries.
Have you seen any creative tutorials on other library websites? What topics do you think might be good candidates for future tutorials?

ProQuest Search Widget- What Do You Think?

Earlier this wk, Elenka email us a link to an article ("Online Databases: Web Widgets Help Searchers") in the current issue of LJ.

I looked over this article to learn about the ProQuest search widget! I wondered how it works so I followed the link to the library that's mentioned in the article. I tried this new ProQuest search widget and it all seems pretty magical to me. See what you think.
Use the link to the Friedsam Memorial Library of St. Bonaventure University. Scoll down a ways to find/use the PQ search widget (left-hand side).

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Monkeysee - See How the experts do it

Ever wonder how to (see below) then this website might be for you:
  • Make sushi rolls
  • Fix a leaky faucet
  • Design a home wine cellar
  • Paint a room
  • Belly dance
  • Groom your dog/cat
  • Change a tire

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Here's an interesting project!

The folks at infobib, a German library blog, have initiated a very interesting project called LibWorld.

"Libworld is a series of postings in which guest authors introduce the library and library related blogs of their particular country."

Check it out and see whats happening in library blogs around the world.