Did you know that Langsdale Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we’ll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here Continue reading New Print & Ebooks at Langsdale!
We’ve all had that moment when, looking at Facebook, we wonder, “Why am I seeing an ad for that?” Its not often that we get to peek behind the curtain of online advertising and get a glimpse of how companies Continue reading How well does Facebook know you?
I read an interesting interview last night with Christopher Poole. He also goes by the name moot and is the guy that coded the disposable image-sharing site 4chan. Be careful with that last link, though. While hugely popular, and arguably the source Continue reading When Did You Learn to Code? How About Your Kids?
There have been recent posts in the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Lingua Franca blog arguing the positive and negative consequences of the Internet on writing. Journalist Clive Thompson, author of the new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Continue reading How the Internet Has Impacted Writing
Logo for The Browser You can find everything online. While this isn’t actually true, it sure sometimes feels like it is. Even if you have to pay, which, I mean, come on, who actually pays for stuff online? (We don’t Continue reading Where Did I Put that Article?
flickr user nirak In the late 60’s, Stewart Brown posited that information wants to be expensive and free at the same time. That the tension between these competing desires will not go away, they will always fight one another. This continues Continue reading Information wants to be expensive.
I was listening to Morning Joe on MSBNC this morning as they reported and commented on the death of US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, at the US consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday. Protesters in both Libya and Egypt have Continue reading Information Literacy is more important than ever
Hi! I’m Pete Ramsey, one of the Reference and Instruction librarians at Langsdale Library, and I also teach the Information Literacy (IDIS 110) course in first-year student learning communities. In my course, I like to include a segment where students Continue reading Open Data Applications
Printing Press circa 1811; Deutsches Museum Munich, Germany Technology has become a part of our everyday lives. With the growing desire for faster and easier technology, the staff at Langsdale is always striving to keep up with the Continue reading New technology at Langsdale
Will we ever know how many pages are on the World Wide Web? Google surpassed the trillion-page mark in its index three years ago (Google, 2008), and this doesn’t count the deep web that its search engine doesn’t index? With Continue reading Creator of World Wide Web is now trying to measure its size