Library Flyer - February 2015
Be in the Know!
It is also important to know that coverage for journals range from the first issue published to the present excluding the most recent 3-5 years. This is not a place to look for current topics of the last 3-5 years.
In a recent development, JSTOR now offers access to 20,000 e-books from University Presses such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton,and including public policy institutions such as the Brookings Institution and Rand Corporation. I am investigating a patron-driven buying program which can automatically trigger a purchase after an item has been accessed three times. This guarantees we only buy what we need.
Libraries have standards - educational standards that is. This month's contest task is to find at least two different versions of national library standards, one for school libraries and one for university-level libraries. The first to email me at kjohnson@ wins the cool prize of Uncle Milton Earth in Your Room. (*See description at the bottom of this flyer.)
Molly Schwartz produced the right answer to the question of which culture conducts male beauty contests. The correct culture is the Saharan nomadic Wodaabe tribe of Niger. You can see a short excerpt of a documentary film here.
Who knew? Ari Porav, a veteran library contest player discovered another answer to the January contest: the international "beauty contest" called Manhunt International; this male version of the Miss Universe pageant is popular in Asia and Australia and aspires to be a global contest.
Earth In My Room - February Prize
After 30 minutes without interruption, Earth in My Room will automatically shut off to save battery power. This lets you fall asleep to the soft glow of city lights, while conserving battery power." (see this video)