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November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Magrath Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

November 4, 2008

U Advisor Winner of the SPARC Open Access Day's Synchroblogging Competiton

Greg Laden, adviser with the Program for Individualized Learning, is one of the winners of the SPARC Open Access Day's Synchroblogging competition. The contest called for all entrants to post a blog on October 14th, 2008 (OA Day) on "Why does Open Access matter to you?"
The site below gives Greg's poem and rationale. Take a look!
http://openaccessday.org/2008/10/15/drum-roll-please-and-the-winner-of-the-blogging-competition-is/

Courtesy of the Transforming Scholarly Communication website, http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/index.phtml.

Election 2008

Where do I vote? Visit Google's US Voter Info site, which is just a version of Google Maps with integrated voter information. Users can enter their addresses in order to find their designated polling place, and even get directions right from the map.

The University Libraries created a website with election information, available at: http://govpubs.lib.umn.edu/guides/election2008.phtml

Below you will find an informative web-based presentation by Kirsten Clark, University of Minnesota’s Regional Depository Librarian and Head of the Government Publications Library. In this presentation, Kirsten discusses reliable, authoritative websites for finding information on the candidates and election coverage. To view her presentation, visit: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/training/archived.asp#196