Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Choose Privacy Week

Choose Privacy Week May 2-8, 2010The American Library Association has declared May 2-8, 2010 the first 'Choose Privacy Week,' calling for "a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age." Among the resources posted is a new video, available online May 1st:

Choose Privacy Week Trailer from 20K Films on Vimeo.

New study shows young adults value online privacy but many "believe incorrectly that the law protects their privacy online and offline more than it actually does." (p.4): Hoofnagle, Chris Jay, King, Jennifer, Li, Su and Turow, Joseph, How Different are Young Adults from Older Adults When it Comes to Information Privacy Attitudes and Policies? (April 14, 2010). Available at SSRN:

Monday, April 26, 2010

7 Day Loan Videos

To encourage usage of our videos (DVDs & VHSs), we have pulled more than 150 videos from closed stacks and put them out near the new books shelf next to the Reference Desk. These videos can be checked out for 7 days by CBC faculty, staff, and students.

Short URL to the list of videos:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

DUI meeting

The once-a-month DUI victims panels are no longer held in L-102 at CBC. They now hold them on the first Saturday of each month at the Grange building in Kennewick located at 2611 S Washington. Individuals should contact Mark Pickard at 374-0901 for registration and specific details.

Friday, April 2, 2010

EBSCOhost Interface Updates

EBSCO has announced several updates for its EBSCOhost interface. The most significant is the PDF navigation sidebar, which allows users to browse a PDF full text publication without having to close the viewer; they've included a video demonstration in the release info. They have also added a text-to-speech function for their HTML full text articles, with your choice of American, British or Australian accents!
A minor but helpful change is the addition of the word 'Cite' to the previously mysterious golden page button that generates article citations in MLA, APA, and four other styles.