Archive for February, 2007

Film Censorship: Test Your Knowledge!

February 27, 2007

Freedom to Read Week: Part 3

How much do you know about films and censorship? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/quiz/questions/0,,147542,00.html

To learn more about film censorship in Canada you can visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

“Censor This” on CBC Radio

February 27, 2007

Freedom to Read Week: Part 2 

Last week CBC Radio One & Two ran a series of documentaries, news features and interviews called Censor This. This series looks at the censorship of music around the world.

You can listen to some of the shows via the Censor This website. This site also has some great links to more information about the censorship of music and the printed word.

One little word…

February 26, 2007

Just in time for Freedom to Read Week, check out how much controversy one little word can cause:

http://www.thestar.com/article/184744

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event designed to make Canadians think about issues of censorship and intellectual freedom. For more information on censorship in Canada, go here http://www.freedomtoread.ca/default.asp

Check biblioTECH each day this week for new posts related to Freedom to Read Week.

New Group Work Software in the Library

February 12, 2007

Do you ask your students to work on group projects? Check out new software available in the Library.

From February until the end of the winter term, the Library is trialing a new piece of software that will allow students to collaborate in a new way. TeamSpot allows a group of students to connect many laptops together so that they can: (more…)

Library Take Out is Back

February 6, 2007

Please let your students know that library staff will be in the forum to help them with their research on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 13

Wednesday, February 14

Monday, February 26

Tuesday, February 27

We will be there each day from 11am – 1pm.

Students are always welcome to come to the library for research help, but we hope that by taking the library to them that we can make our services more accessible and a lot less scary.

Stop by to say hello and pick up your very own library fortune!

Pssst..Wanna hear about a new database?

February 2, 2007

Well, you have come to the right place.

As part of our membership in The Alberta Library (TAL) the students and faculty of RDC will benefit from a new initiative called the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library.

For Red Deer College students and faculty this means over 30 new article databases at their research disposal! History students can check out World History Collection. Political science students may be interested in International Political Science Abstracts. Hospitality and Tourism students can check out Hospitality & Tourism Complete. There are dozens more – databases that will be of interest to students in sociology, native studies, philosophy, the sciences, and other subjects.

Our alphabetical list of databases identifies the LHCADL databases with a logo.

Click here for more information about this initiative.