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
Pyramids and the Milky Way? No, not really. How do you know the image you are viewing is a real photograph and not a computer-generated image? YOU DON’T. Never fear, the attribution angel is here! @PicPedant takes images found online—often from reblogging sites like BuzzFeed and Tumblr— finds the original author and attributes them. … Continue reading Snopes for Images: @PicPedant
Who says learning only happens in a classroom behind a desk? The brave students in Diane Coppage's English 112 class piloted a new style of Information Literacy instruction: Library Scavenger Hunt. Armed with iPads, a QR reader app and Pinterest, students roamed the library and performed crucial infanswered a variety of questions. They found books... … Continue reading NEW: Library Scavenger Hunt
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Online journal Slate Magazine recently posted an article discussing these two top open forum "reference" sites. Yahoo!Answers is described as "every middle-school teacher's worst nightmare on the Web" but still remains "the juggernaut in its field." Why? How does Wikipedia stack up in comparison? Read this article from Slate Magazine. What do you think?
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?
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?