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(with apologies to the Western Soundscape Archive) Title: Thode Library, September 18, 2009 at 2:30 PM [wpaudio url="http://andrewcolgoni.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/thode-ambient.mp3"] Subject: Places; Ambient Recordings; Environments; Indoor Sounds Place Names: H.G. Thode Science and Engineering Library (McMaster University);

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Library 101 for iSci 2009

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Technically, my first information literacy class. The first hour and a bit was taken up with this 'lecture', which included some opportunity to discuss evaluation criteria for websites, and a source jeopardy game. Part II, the second hour and a half, required the students to find, collect, checkout, photocopy, print, and cite. They did this as a

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Podcasts that you may like.

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I've hijacked this post to re-render it as a running list of Andrew-approved™ list of quality podcasts. Spark (Digital Culture, Internet, Technology) Search Engine (Internet, Open Access, Copyright) This American Life (Society, Humour) Planet Money (Economics) RadioLab (Science, Society) Risk (Humour, Secrets,

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McMaster annually hosts Shad Valley students for one month during the summer. The integrated science program (starting this summer), iSci, was asked if they wanted to contribute. So, in that capacity, I volunteered to lead one 3-hour session to conclude the topic of communication and the media. I chose to make the students the communicators: they

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Liveblogging STLHE

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STLHE - "Smartening Up" Teaching First Year Students STLHE - Interdisciplinary Course Planning STLHE - Alex

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The ridiculous step.

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"Google brought books to life—instead of reading through survey texts, I could search for footnotes, which led me to more precise titles, which led to still others and others, in much the same way that we navigate the Web using hyperlinks. Eventually, of course, I had to drag myself to the library to pick up physical copies of the works in

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Opening Hours (updated)

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I really like some of the details in this picture. You can see the accumulation of small flies between the laminated sign and the glass. Of course, you can see me taking the picture, but what dominates the image is the lush greenery in the background, reflecting in the door window. Update: I realized some context would be helpful here. Kuranda

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