Archive for January, 2010

What’s Next?

January 22, 2010

What’s Next is a trends report offering clear, concise and non-sensationalist commentary on trends in society, business, science & technology, government and the environment. Each issue covers trends across twelve sectors and speculates about future risks and opportunities.

I’m drawing your attention to this web site, not because I think you should subscribe (though subscriptions to each current issue is free), but because of the fascinating Trend Maps.

There’s the 2010+ Trends and Technology Timeline, the Innovation Timeline 1900-2050, and the Extinction Timeline 1900-2050.

They are almost impossible to resist exploring.

Assignment Idea

January 17, 2010

I’m often asked for ways to incorporate research into classes, or for ideas for different methods of engaging students with library resources.  In his Inside Higher Ed column, Instant Mentor, Rob Wier recently provided a very detailed and interesting description of an assignment that he uses: a book or article review.  Take a look, and let me know what you think.  Could you use this idea in your class?

Lois Hole Article Databases

January 8, 2010

As a result of changes in funding to the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL), there are some databases that the RDC Library no longer has access to as of Dec. 24, 2009. 

The Library will continue to subscribe to all the databases that we had access to prior to the LHCADL initiative, as well as a few new databases that we acquired access to through LHCADL. 

More details on LHCADL and the aforementioned changes can be found on the Library’s Events and News Page.