Mutual benefit

Image By liftarn (http://openclipart.org/media/files/liftarn/2604) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As I was preparing last week’s post, I listened to a webinar that touched upon a theme from the last two SSL Boot Camp presentations. In their session Barbara Esty and Kevin Garewal (Baker Library, Harvard Business School) discussed legal and ethical limitations to data mining.  Read More…

Boot camp buffet

Image by Jordan Klein from San Francisco, United States (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Once more I had the good fortune to attend the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp.  This year’s event took place in a building that had once housed Julia Child’s test kitchen. Fittingly the first panel concerned food.  Uma Karmarkar (Harvard Read More…

Audiobooks and traffic safety

Image from freeimages.co.uk June is Audiobook Month. Remember that you can borrow CD audiobooks (through the library catalog) or download MP3 audiobooks (through the Maine InfoNet Download Library ).  Audiobooks can also illustrate an effective use of KWL (Know/Want to know/Learn). A magazine article (Vanderbilt 2013) cited a study looking at exposure to different distractions–including Read More…