Website

Website

Best of….

Best of….

Of course this is the time of year when reflection is rampant and “best of…” lists beset us.  So why should the library be any different?  So here’s a smattering of selected websites popular with some IU East library staff.  Enjoy!  Lora uses the Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org/ as a reliable way to research a charity to see if it is legit and how they spend their monies.  For searching 20 different English versions of the Bible Lora recommends the BibleGateway.com http://www.biblegateway.com/ and for a gateway to local U.S. and international newspapers, she suggests NewsVoyager http://www.newspaperlinks.com/home.cfm  Several library staff count on Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/ and Truth or Fiction http://www.truthorfiction.com/ to verify urban legends and all those email scams before you forward to … Continued
Let a Web 2.0 Tool increase your success in searching!

Let a Web 2.0 Tool increase your success in searching!

Have you heard of the Campus Library Toolbar? This exciting tool is incredible.  Want to go to Oncourse?  You’re there!  Need access to OneStart?  Click and select.  Does the schedule of classes get lost in the shuffle?  Just point and click!  Include the value-added links to Campus Library resources and services and you have a Web 2.0 Tool designed to enhance your IU East experience.  It is easy to use – no addresses to remember or bookmarks to find.   This toolbar installs in Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers and lets you find IU East related resources. Go quickly to Oncourse, OneStart, or the IU Knowledge Base. Obtain quick access to library articles, resources, and information.  Enter your search … Continued
Jargon Junction

Jargon Junction

This is Matt again. So, in case you hadn’t noticed, the library’s just launched a new web site.  And one big thing that’s changed was something that surprised me. A lot of the words I use all the time and think are obvious are instead off-putting jargon to people.  So while the old website was filled with ambiguous words like ‘databases’ and ‘reference’ and the like, words that could mean different things in different contexts, people wanted words that describe what they’re actually there to do.  Words like research. So our Aaron Hill and our other talented friends in marketing did a lot of reading and usability testing and put together a website that does just that.  Things are called … Continued