State of the State
If you read the Pioneer Press editorial on Governor Pawlenty's State of the State last week, you may remember this excerpt from the speech:
In regards to revolutionizing education through technology Governor Pawlenty said, "Let's get started by developing a world-class, digitally stored, always available, anywhere, anytime, jaw-dropping, eye-popping teaching toolbox accessible to all our teachers and students."
Well, MINITEX Reference would like to say that we already do have many tools of this very nature that are a part of that toolbox.
All Minnesota residents have free, 24/7 access to the Electronic Library for Minnesota comprised of 15 databases with full-text articles to subscription journals, magazines and newspapers, electronic books, images, videos, sound files, primary source documents, and more!
All Minnesota residents have free, 24/7 access to the MnLINK Gateway which includes access to online catalogs from over 20 Minnesota library systems
All Minnesota residents have free, 24/7 access to the Research Project Calculator which is a web-based research guide targeted to high school students that creates a timeline for completing an assignment or research project.
All Minnesota residents have free, 24/7 access to the Minnesota Digital Library which is creating a digital collection of the state's unique resources and special collections. The Minnesota Digital Library supports education, scholarship, and enrichment through Internet access to this collection.
Please take a moment to check out these resources!
Up to the challenge, maybe. February 14, 2008. p8B. Saint Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN).