Archive for August, 2013
Something new on google: if you search a broad topic, like climate change, poverty, or the death penalty, it lists the usual websites but if you scroll down to the bottom of the results page, they now have some links to what they call “In-Depth Articles” from publications like The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, etc. It is a simple way to move beyond just websites to find deeper information.
Google talks about it at Google’s Search Blog.
Try it and see what you think.
Display monitors with cables to connect to your laptop are now available in the Group Study rooms 209 and 210.
If you need them, some adapters and cables are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
I recently added the really neat postcard above of the Madison (MN) Carnegie Library to my library postcard collection. The photo on the postcard of a family in a Buick automobile in front of the library was probably taken not too long after the library was dedicated in 1906. The name of the library was changed from the Carnegie Library to the Madison Public Library in 1990. The original Carnegie building is still part of a greatly renovated and enlarged facility. In researching the postcard I came across information about the Carnegie building in the Minnesota Carnegie Libraries Tour on the Placeography website. This was the first I was aware this website.