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October 31, 2006

Public Opinion Polls Online

A recent article in C&RL News by Gary Thompson and Sean Conley brings together an international collection of public opinion web sites available on the Web.

The author's state that:
"Since their beginnings in the 1930s with Gallup, Roper, Harris and others, scientific polling organizations have grown dramatically in number, scope, and stature to their worldwide presence today. This compilation focuses on significant Internet sites concerning general public opinion polls, especially those providing polling results in usable formats. Like other professions dealing with public affairs, pollsters have found the Internet to be a great boon both for advertising services and for offering survey results. Professional organizations, university research centers, and data archives all use the Web to enhance access to public opinion polls. Access to polls from other countries and multinational surveys has expanded greatly in the last few years as scientific polling becomes commonplace in more nations. Commercial polling organizations and publishers are putting electronic journals and searchable databases on the Web, with some information for free and some only available to registrants/subscribers. The compilers decided to exclude Internet sites that focus heavily on market research; consumer surveys; pollsters whose primary focus is political campaigns and elections; census and other governmental sites as well as historical treatments; and sites oriented towards polling methodology and training."
This posting courtesy of Gary Price's Resource Shelf http://www.resourceshelf.com.

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October 23, 2006

TRY YOUR HAND AT GEOCACHING AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A GARMIN eTrex GPS UNIT!!

Check out a GPS unit from the Freedman Center, and start GEOCACHING! This geocaching contest includes locating 5 caches hidden on campus. You will be required to find each cache, and make note of its contents.

After finding all 5 caches (or as many as you can), email the contents of the caches to: ann.vanderschrier@case.edu. The deadline for contest entries will be November 15th at 11am.

Persons who find the most caches will be entered into a drawing to win a Garmin eTrex GPS Unit!

The drawing will be held on November 15th (GIS DAY) at noon, in the Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data. (winner need not be present to claim prize).

All Case students, staff, & faculty are eligible to participate!

Please visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/csgd/geocaching.html for further details on the contest and coordinates & clues to help you find the cache locations. They will remain posted through the duration of the contest. At the conclusion of the contest, pictures of the cache locations and the contest winner's name will be posted on this site.

Please contact Ann Vander Schrier ann.vanderschrier@case.edu with any questions about the contest, or to report a missing or damaged cache or cache contents.

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October 18, 2006

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Website Downtime

FORWARDED MESSAGE:
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) website (http://www.rsc.org) will be unavailable for up to 48 hours from 07:00 GMT on 21 October 2006 for an essential hardware upgrade.

The RSC apologises for any inconvenience that this downtime may cause.

Customer Services
Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK

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October 16, 2006

Digital Library for Earth Science Education

DLESE is the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. It is funded by the National Science Foundation and is being built by a community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels and in both formal and informal settings. The site offers resources for all ages and academic levels, such as activities, visual aids, audio resources, various publications, and datasets. Users can browse by grade level, resource type, collection, or standards. See the DLESE FAQ for more information.

[VIA: The Scout Report, Volume 12, Number 38]

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October 11, 2006

Representative Poetry Online

Representative Poetry Online includes over 3,000 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. It is based on Representative Poetry, established by Professor W. J. Alexander of University College, University of Toronto, in 1912 (one of the first books published by the University of Toronto Press), and used in the English Department at the University until the late 1960s.

[VIA: The Scout Report, Volume 12, Number 37]

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October 09, 2006

Celebrate KSL's 10th Anniversary on Friday, October 13

Community Hour on Friday 10/13/06 brings food, gifts, prizes, demos, tours and more to KSL! Save the date & come to experience the "Library of the Future"...a decade later.

Come for fun, food, and gifts, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and enter raffles for prizes:

  • Use the 3M SelfCheckout machine (Mon. 9 through Fri. 13), and get a raffle ticket for a huge 3M products gift box. Check out daily, you can enter more than once!
  • Enter raffles for USB Memory Sticks or an iPod nano!
Quick Demos show you some new things you can use in your work at Case:
  • Center for Statistics & Geospatial Data — try the October Treasure Hunt and win a GPS unit
  • Freedman Center — check out a digital camera, laptop, voice recorders, or the new Sound Studio
  • Online newspapers & databases, from the 1800s — large screen displays (2nd floor) for amazing content & tips on using it
  • CPL@Case-KSL — the new public library popular collection of best sellers, audio books, magazines for fun reading. Get a CPL library card, while you're here!
  • Ten Years in Ten Minutes — Tours & talk about what's new in services, spaces, and more.
Our 10th anniversary is all week, with a Wednesday invitation luncheon for administration, trustees, donors, university friends and keynote speaker James G. Neal, Columbia University. Friday is your day, as KSL invites all students, staff, and faculty to join us for lunch, free travel bottles, bags, tips on the mighty KSL services & collections, early KSL photos and more. Make Friday 13 your lucky day at the heart of the campus, the Kelvin Smith Library!

Invite your friends and colleagues, with this reminder flyer. Come celebrate with us!

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October 08, 2006

Rediscovering Archimedes Writings

Stanford University researchers are using X-ray to reveal the 10th century mathematic writings of Archimedes that were erased and hidden by a Christian monk's prayers. See the full story for details how.

[VIA: Wired News, August, 05, 2006]

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October 04, 2006

The Vincent Van Gogh Gallery

The Vincent van Gogh Gallery claims to be the most thorough and comprehensive Van Gogh resource on the World Wide Web. It claims to display 100% of Vincent van Gogh's works and letters. The collection contains over 4000 graphics, including paintings, drawings, watercolors, letters, letter sketches, and other graphics. The images are very high quality.

[VIA: The Scout Report, August 18, 2006, Volume 12, Number 33]

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