Think art can only be found in museums? Think again! The Google Street Art Project showcases and preserves dynamic outdoor art from around the world. See the outsider art—much of it illegal—before it disappears. The Google Street Art Project allows users to: Locate outdoor art in the wild with Google map integration Search by map, … Continue reading Google Street Art Project: More than Graffiti
Virginians love their pets—and not only dogs and cats! The Library of Virginia has a new exhibition called The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia 1840-2013. The collection includes Victorian cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and original glass plate negatives, along with contemporary images. Browse the photos online, or check out the collection … Continue reading The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia 1840-2013 at the Library of Virginia
What is Ebook Library (EBL)? Ebook Library (EBL) is the newest resource from our VIVA membership (Virtual Library of Virginia). JSRCC partners together Virginia’s public (and some private) institutions for more purchasing power. This new collection model, called “demand‐driven acquisitions,” allows patrons to choose what books are purchased. More about the pilot program for EBL. … Continue reading NEW: Ebook Library / EBL
Through the the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), JSRCC libraries now offer two new STEM-H eBook databases. These subject-based e-book collections provide extensive, current resources in the STEM-H related fields, and support STEM-H curricula at the college. Springer eBooks Springer eBooks offer high quality Springer print book publications in a digital format. This collection covers … Continue reading New STEM-H eBooks @ JSR Libraries
The Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University recently released their lastest study, The Future of the Internet III. From December 28, 2007 through March 3, 2008, some 578 Internet activists, builders, and commentators responded to survey scenarios about the effect of the Internet on social, political, and economic life in the year 2020. … Continue reading The Future of the Internet III
Our 6/11/08 blog post, provides a link to the article, Is Google Making us Stupid?, from the July/August issue of Atlantic Monthly. The author, Nicholas Carr, addresses the profound neurological changes Internet technology is bringing about in how we process information. Recently, nationally syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts commented on this article. Click here, to read his … Continue reading Leonard Pitts responds to article:”Is Google Making Us Stupid?”
In a recent Atlantic Monthly article, Carr expresses concern that the Internet is affecting the way we read and think. In this Internet Age of efficiency and immediacy, Carr believes we have become more easily distracted and are losing our concentration and ability to read any more than a few paragraphs or bytes of information. What are your … Continue reading Is Google Making Us Stupid?