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Happy New Year! Happy Year of the Yang! The big debate over Sheep or Goat is explored in this CTV story but most treat it philosophically: "The year of the yang, 2015, is neither a sheep nor a goat. It is a beautiful and elegant milk yang! Abundant milk, clothes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Information Services Team Blog
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“ Why is it so difficult to find good early jazz here? In Montreal they had a great collection and here there is almost nothing that I want.” I got defensive about this question – we have a great library system – ask anyone – but was quite polite and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Information Services Team Blog
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hoopla is a product geared specifically to libraries. It allows patrons to temporarily download or stream TV, movies and music for free to watch on their smartphone, tablet or computer. hoopla has over 5,000 movies & TV shows for adults, kids and families as well as movies in all the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Information Services Team Blog
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“I smell something burning.” “Don’t worry it’s just my hair” I say as I reach for the wrong end of the soldering iron... Well, that was awesome was the title of Maker Faire post on Monday and it really was! Over 4000 people packed Wychwood Barns Sept 21 & 22... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Information Services Team Blog
Baked Alaska
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Riverdale Branch has so many creative kids! On Thursday August 6, the kids of Riverdale met the challenge! They built things that go and places they want to go. They built ghostly haunted vehicles and large flower bedecked caravans, as well as castles, houses, cars, towers, helicopters and little islands.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at Riverdale Library Blog
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Hyun-Duck Chung (MISt, Information Specialist) and Helen Kula (MISt, Data Product Manager) of MaRS Discovery District put together a showcase of startups for the OLA Super Conference 2013. They handpicked them to appeal to and reflect the library interests and needs and succeeded in providing a wonderfully varied and relevant... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Information Services Team Blog
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e-CPS has so much more to offer than the big blue book. While still the top resource for the use and interactions of drugs available in Canada, e-Therapeutics also contains information on illnesses and conditions. "Therapeutic Choices" presents an overview of the prevention and treatment of medical conditions such as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Information Services Team Blog
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"What eReader do I chose?" You want to read eBooks but the first question is "What do I read them on?". The number of new devices is dizzying: Kobo (various types), Blackberry Playbook, iPad, iPod, Sony, Nook, Mp3 player, laptop or smartphone. Do I need eInk or back-light? Do I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at Riverdale Library Blog
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Ever thought you might like to write down your story for your family? Here's your chance to get a start. Join Sharon Crawford as she guides you on the journey. Sharon will be at Riverdale Branch on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 pm. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Riverdale Library Blog
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But thou at home without or tyde or gale; Canst in thy Map securely saile: -- Robert Herrick I "securely saile" down Algonquin canoe routes, drive the country roads of Devon on Street View and time travel to my home's location in 1915. To my great pleasure I attended two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Information Services Team Blog
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Four times a week I trudge off to the Y. While there I fill up my water bottle and carefully add 4 drops of a Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Osteoporosis doesn’t just run in my family – it gallops. When all the media was covering Vitamin D I was listening but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
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Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the e-book. According to most accounts, July 4, 1971 is the date Project Gutenberg founder, Michael Hart, first digitized the US Declaration of Independence. I was at a conference a few months back when one of the presenters briefly mentioned a few sites... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
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Some of you have asked that we show more ways libraries are using new technologies. On June 20 2011 The Atlantic published What Big Media Can Learn From the New York Public Library. Alexis Madrigal explored NYPL's innovative online projects and concluded “I'm convinced the NYPL is succeeding online because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
We can only access Chapters 1 and 2 on-line. Is there a way to get the rest of the report?
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I meant "the" podcast no "to"
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You should try to podcast - I listen to it on the way to work.
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Hi - I've been on the waiting list for this for almost 6 months. The Library only has 3 ciculating copies. Such a lovely book should be in more branches.
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Fiacre O'Duinn will be speaking on Augmented Reality at The IST Spring Conference on June 1, 2011 I was fascinated that Fiacre lists his credentials as “Librarian -- Maker -- Technogeek". Librarian I understand… Technogeek is pretty standard… but Maker…what the hey? Well, as with many other trends over the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
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