RTI International has a newly revamped web-based tool that provides a data-driven look at the experiences of the nation’s community college students.
“The Completion Arch™ … provides quick and easy access to national-, state- and initiative-level data that describe the progress and success of community college students.”
The BSC Library is cataloging this site, so if you lose or forget the link, you can still find it via the library catalog. We added it to our collection of Delicious bookmarks, too.
Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (PDF), a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University.
“Intersection Journal is an online magazine dedicated to capturing the culture, industry and way of life in Western North Dakota through photography and writing. Optimized for the mobile generation, we celebrate living, working in and exploring the Peace Garden State.
Intersection Journal’s focus is visual content. We love long-form photojournalism and develop our stories over days, weeks or months instead of hours. We cultivate depth rather than immediacy.”
The BSC Library has cataloged this journal, so if you lose or forget the link, you can still find it via the library catalog. We added it to our collection of Delicious bookmarks, too. You can also subscribe (free!) to have this journal delivered directly to your inbox.
Take a look … this is a very cool online magazine.
Although we draw on the bookstore example for merchandising our collections, we aren’t bookstores.
We’re treasure houses, keeping the best of the old as we add the new.
– from “At Leisure” with Joyce Saricks (Booklist, May 1, 2014, p. 13)
October and dark tales go together. Now’s the time to listen to an eAudiobook from one of America’s best writers.
“The title work in this collection of ten short stories and poems is widely regarded as the most famous of Edgar Allan Poe’s writings. This unsettling tale in verse tells of a man’s slow descent into madness as he mourns the loss of his lover.” — LibraryThing
“For the past few years, both California State University and University of California libraries have been experimenting with packages that replace paper books with ebooks. The advantages are obvious … But there’s a huge difference between casual and college reading, and recent studies prove beyond doubt that while ebooks are perfectly fine for the latest John Grisham or Fifty Shades of Grey, they actively discourage intense reading and deep learning.”…
North Dakota libraries, including the BSC Library, are also experimenting with ebooks.
In this thoughtful essay, Peter C. Herman, a professor of English literature at San Diego State University, points out some of the positives and negatives of ebooks for academic libraries and their users. Read entire essay
What do you think?
White Rabbit Memories and More
Contemporary and mixed media works by Bismarck-based artist Lydia Richez-Bowman
Gannon Gallery / BSC Library
Now through October 29
Reception on Thursday, October 2, 4-6 p.m., BSC Library
Artist talk at 5:30 p.m.
With an emphasis on design, Richez-Bowman creates multi-level works using layers of transparent colors, metal components and different types of paper to achieve texture and depth. Media can include acrylic paint, exotic paper, copper, brass, metal leaf, textile weavings, dyed fabric and hand-drawn images. Images of nature are common in her work. Inclusion of metallic materials derives from her experience as a jewelry designer working in silver, copper and cloisonné enameling.
Lydia Richez-Bowman was born in Nice, France, and came to America as a young girl. She lived in southern California and moved to Bismarck to establish Studio de la Lune. Her education includes two associate degrees and courses in multiple art forms. Richez-Bowman has shown pieces in solo shows in California and North Dakota, most recently in a solo traveling exhibition through the North Dakota Art Gallery Association. She teaches art classes and serves on the Dakota West Arts Council board.