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PBS Streaming

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Dec 19, 2014 03:27 PM

Frontline, American Experience, Nova, and Ken Burns documentaries: you know PBS has some quality and important programming.  Now you can STREAM these programs to your students in or out of class through Polk Library. Polk Library now has streaming access to over 400 PBS videos courtesy of the P... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 19, 2014

Is Adobe reading over our shoulders?

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 31, 2014 02:54 PM

After charges made by technology and e-reader bloggers regarding its data collection activities,  Adobe confirmed in statements that its product Adobe Digital Edition 4 does indeed capture use data regarding books and the pages of books a user reads and transmits this information as plain text acr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 31, 2014

Reversal of Georgia State E-Reserves Case

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 20, 2014 09:26 AM

Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling in the so called "Georgia State case," an important lawsuit regarding the legality--under copy-right law--of certain electronic reserves.   As instructors are taking a larger role in preparing their own reserves using D2L, it i... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 20, 2014

Polk Provides a Taste of Oshkosh

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 24, 2014 01:36 PM

Again this year, Polk Library represented with a table during September's “Taste of Oshkosh”.   Marisa Finkey and Lin Schrottky welcomed visitors to the table from 11:30 till 2:00. The table was stocked with handouts to help new freshman and transfer students learn more about the support... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 24, 2014

Quick Tips for Better Searching and Citing

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 03:22 PM

Seach@UW is where you get your hits, but there’s always room to improve your game. Created by the deep and velvet voiced instruction librarian, Ted Mulvey,  Quick Tips are short videos that will teach you something new about your favorite library "search everything" tool. Take a second, ki... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Annual Murder Mystery is Friday

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 01:33 PM

Another year, another MURDER! This Friday, September 5th, Polk Library will host its annual Murder Mystery at 9:15PM.  Bring your friends to help figure out various clues around the building and be the first to solve a murder.  A murder that again, deals with the shadowy EVL corporation.  Space... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Old Catalog Retires

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Sep 02, 2014 12:20 PM

After almost fifteen years of faithful service, Polk's Old Catalog retired on Wednesday, August 26.  With millions of searches and requests under its belt, the Old Catalog served us well.  But the world of technology and information resources continually marches on and, at Polk, we’re committed... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on September 02, 2014

Chronicle: Chafing at Higher E-Book Prices

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jul 02, 2014 08:35 AM

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a recent article about a major change in pricing structures of ebooks; another chapter in the contentious relationship between  libraries and academic publishers.  Polk Library uses a subscription arrangement with Ebrary, not the "demand driven" approach desc... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

Polk Reserves Moving to D2L

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jun 26, 2014 12:25 PM

To increase efficiency, security and student/faculty convenience, library staff will now post reserve files including articles from journals, chapters from books, syllabi, and links to records for physical reserves directly into your Desire2Learn course. To continue to use our reserve serv... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

What a Life! New Biographies at Polk

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Mar 21, 2014 09:41 AM

Get up close and personal to a few of pop culture’s groundbreaking icons with Polk Library’s newest biographies. Jump into the lives of funny-man Richard Pryor, American author William Burroughs and singer Harry Nilsson and learn how they helped to shape American culture throughout ... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on March 21, 2014

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