Monthly Archives: March 2012

New databases for March

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the Resource Gateway from March 1 – 30 (and some for which the vendor has changed). You may wish to add one or more of these to your subject pages. If … Continue reading

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Create surreal passphrases that are more secure and easier to remember

If you would like to create a secure and memorable passphrase, create a nonsense phrase that creates a surreal scene. A recent study by Joseph Bonneau and Ekaterina Shutova found that passphrases may not be as secure as you think. The … Continue reading

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Library Innovations

College and university libraries are finding a decline of traditional material usage and student visits. Not only students prefer dorms rooms or apartments for reading and studying, but older people find more pleasant nearby bookstores or coffee shops such as … Continue reading

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Games and Libraries – Bridging the Gap

Games have been a part of libraries for years now.  Whether it is analog board games (chess, checkers) or modern video games such as Playstation or Wii, libraries have been using games to attract attention — and potential users. During … Continue reading

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Discovery services in a Google world

Pete Coco’s recent post on the ACRLog discusses the ups and downs of discovery projects like EBSCO Discovery Service, a tool recently implemented at the IU Libraries as OneSearch@IU.  Coco writes that these tools may look like Google, with their … Continue reading

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Notre Dame & responsive design

I’m back again to bang my responsive design drum  … this time to share a really interesting blog post about the University of Notre Dame site: Delivering an Amazing Site on Every Device: Notre Dame Edition There’s lots to mull … Continue reading

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APIs are changing the business environment and hold the promise of changing the education environment

In his article, API: Three Letters That Change Life, the Universe and Even Detroit, Cade Metz writes about how APIs (or Application Programming Interfaces) are changing the world of business. “They’ve already transformed websites like Google and Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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