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February 19, 2007

Cleveland Public Library @ CASE - KSL

The CPL@Case-KSL collection of popular magazines, books and audio books has two new features for Case faculty, students, and staff, just a few months after launching at KSL this fall. This ground-breaking partnership between one of the country's top public libraries and Case now includes circulating foreign language magazines (French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese and more) plus a Web site devoted to the browsing collection and popular reading tools for awards, reviews, literary blogs, and a way to suggest titles for this satellite browsing collection. For more information about the collection and how to check out the materials, refer to

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February 15, 2007

What if Academic Libraries Ceased to Exist?

Lynn Scott Cochrane, Director of Libraries at Denison University, shares several scenarios that demonstrate why "not everything is available free on the web." This is a great read for anyone that thinks the Internet holds all the answers, or if you do not know (or cannot explain) how libraries and the Internet complement each other.

[VIA: EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 42, no. 1 (January/February 2007): 6–7]

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February 02, 2007

Learn Spanish Online

In the past, I have received questions about online resources for learning foreign languages.

While Learn Spanish does appear to sell resources, it offers many free tutorials. The tutorials are flash-driven so you can hear the words spoken at your pace.

[VIA: The Scout Report -- Volume 12, Number 43]

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