Tag Archives: libraries

Crowdsourcing, Libraries, and You

The Internet is awash with freely available datasets, images, and scanned texts. But some of these items are difficult, if not impossible, to find because they lack easily searchable and meaningful information. For example, a scanned text of a handwritten … Continue reading

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The Future is Here!

Wow! Just, wow!  Those of us who watched the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics were treated to an incredible exhibition of the artistry and creativity availed to us because of computer technology.  I hope we never … Continue reading

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Library vs. Bookstore: The Struggle is Real

At the beginning of each semester, each of our NCTC campus libraries are inundated with similar questions, be it via phone, our online Ask-a-Librarian form, or email: What books do I need for my course? How much do they cost? … Continue reading

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Learning Teamwork with Cooperative Board Games

For the last several years, the gaming world has seen a real surge in the creation and production of new board games. This can include traditional family-style games, but also roll playing games, table top card games, strategy games, and … Continue reading

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Dealing With Stress?

Stress – does anyone live without it? I know that I don’t.  If you are one of the lucky ones who has absolutely no stress in your life, then you may decide that you don’t need to take the time … Continue reading

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Resources on The Hermit Kingdom

South Korea is enjoying a moment; it reported $335 million in foreign sales of music in 2014 (remember Psy’s Gangnam Style? He was just the tip of K-Pop iceberg). Korean beauty products are routinely sold out at Ulta and Sephora. … Continue reading

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Change

One of the biggest things about starting a new school year is CHANGE. Students study new subjects with instructors they have never had before. Instructors teach subjects (sometimes new to them) to students they have never had before. Moms and … Continue reading

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