Thursday, May 5, 2016

Update on Ebsco E-book Access using Firefox

We have received this update from Ebsco Technical Support:

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of eBook PDFs not loading in Firefox 45 and above. This issue is a result of an update to the Firefox code base which is incompatible with our eBook viewer. We are working to fully resolve this issue as soon as possible and in the meantime have implemented a fix that has restored access to eBook PDFs in Firefox. A byproduct of this fix is loss of page-to-page vertical scrolling for eBooks in Firefox, though all other navigation options remain available: table of contents links, page back and forward arrows, and entering a page number into the page number box.

So be sure to use the page arrows at the center bottom instead of the scroll bars.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hart English 100 Information Analysis and Annotated Bibliography links

CRAAP test and five characteristics of good information

Group One

Group Two

Group Three

Group Four

Group Five

Group Six

Cornell University Annotated Bibliography links: Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Wrap-Up and Reflection: Post your thoughts about today's session

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Packer English 100 web site evaluation

Group One

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Group Six

Link to the CRAAP Test.  Click on tabs to analyze how well your website fits this test.

WRAP-UP: One thing I learned, one thing I will try.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

E-book Access problems

We have noticed that the full-text of e-books is not loading properly for IE users and is not loading at all for Firefox users.  It does seem to be working well with Chrome, so if you need to access an e-book in PDF format, try using the Chrome browser.  The downloading feature still works in all browswers.

We have a call in to Ebsco Technical Support to get this figured out.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Old Yearbooks to be digitized

Here is the scanner that will convert 65 volumes of the The Rudder and The Log into electronic format.  This scanner is in Des Moines and digitizes content for the Iowa Heritage Digital Collection, a service provided by Iowa Library Services.  Over the course of the next few months our yearbooks will be added to this site.  Stay tuned!  And thanks to the staff of ILS for making this big project possible!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hart English 200 Reflection

Learning happens with reflection, so think about what you learned here today.

New search terms?  New sources to check?

Let me know your thoughts.  Click here to post a short note to my Padlet corkboard.  It's anonymous, unless you want to tell me who you are.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Leon Panetta links

Looking for information on our next American Heritage Lecture Series distinguished speaker?  Look no further!  Here are a number of recent interviews with and addresses from  Leon E. Panetta.  The Perspectives on Current Events link provides links to some of Panetta's writing.

Commonwealth Club of California interview, Oct. 2014

Commonwealth Club of California interview, Oct. 2009
"The CIA: Preparing for Tomorrow's Challenges"

Free Library of Philadelphia Author Series, Oct. 2014
     MP3 Audio file 

NPR: Diane Rehm Show, Oct. 14, 2014
     Audio file

Panetta's published Perspectives on Current Events, 2001-2015

60 Minutes interview with Leon Panetta, Jan. 2012
      YouTube video

George Washington University, A Conversation with Leon Panetta, Oct. 2014
      YouTube video

Leon Panetta on Charlie Rose, Oct. 2014
     YouTube video

Leon Panetta on Capital Download, from USA Today with Susan Page, Oct. 2014
       YouTube video

World Affairs interview with Jane Wales, Feb. 2016
    YouTube video

Public Policy Institute of California, Sutton Family Speaker Series, Nov. 2015
    YouTube video