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
The Testing and Education Reference Center from Gale is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Over 300 practice tests and courses Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases … Continue reading New trial database: Testing and Education Reference Center
New semester, new inspiration! Want to know how better to reach your students? The JSRCC Library now has an online subscription to The Teaching Professor, an acclaimed newsletter devoted to the art and science of better teaching. Subjects include: Student-centered learning Mentoring new and adjunct faculty Overcoming student apathy Energizing and re-inspiring experienced faculty … Continue reading New subscription: The Teaching Professor
Learn best by seeing? Need a demonstration of a technique to reinforce your textbook learning? Nursing Education in Video is designed specifically for the education and training of nurses. All of the 290+ videos are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with federal guidelines. Stream videos in browser or on mobile device Embed and … Continue reading Nursing Education in Video
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
As noted in a recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Quality, not quantity, has become Priority No. 1" for Wikipedia. Which direction do you think Wikipedia should take?
An interested article from the July/August issue of Educause Review, The Changing Information Services Needs of Faculty, highlights results from a survey conducted in 2006 to assess the attitudes and perceptions of academic collection development librarians and faculty towards information services in the electronic environment. Let us know what you think about this transition away … Continue reading Faculty Information Needs in an Online Environment
With the Web 2.0 world of self-publishing and social networking rapidly growing and companies such as Google continually developing more effective search mechanisms for retrieving relevant results, where does that leave the traditional peer review process? Michael Jensen's recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, The New Metrics of Scholarly Authority, discusses the changing nature of scholarly authority … Continue reading Authority 3.0
While the academic world continues the ongoing debate on whether Wikipedia is a reliable reference tool, the History Department at Middlebury College made a decision this past January to ban students from using Wikipedia as a citable source in their papers and exams. As a librarian, I feel that Wikipedia is a great starting point tool … Continue reading Is Wikipedia Trustworthy?