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News Archives for 2008

  • Questions about using electronic resources shared with NYU?

    From the moment the agreement to merge NYU and Polytechnic was signed, librarians on both campuses have been working to establish access to newly shared electronic resources. Providing access to these new resources involves both technical and licensing considerations, thus it will not occur overnight. The Dibner Library has already added several new electronic resources to its collection and is...

  • Change the World - Win $10,000!

    The IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition recognizes students who develop unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community and/or humanity. Identify a global or local problem, develop a solution, then explain how you have made a positive impact in the world. You could win $10,000 and attend the 2009 IEEE...

  • New electronic resource: Annual Reviews

    Founded in 1932, Annual Reviews provides researchers and professors with a definitive academic resource in 37 scientific disciplines. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field. Editorial committees comprised of the most distinguished scholars in the discipline select all topics for...

  • High textbook prices + Web 2.0 leads to alternative publishing models

    Relief might be on the way for those frustrated by high textbook prices, especially those who don't mind using electronic files, as we learn in Don't Buy That Textbook, Download It Free.   A new model of academic publishing that mirrors Web 2.0 patterns and vocabulary, rather than that of traditional publishing houses, is gaining ground.  Not wishing to burden his student with  the high costs of...

  • Plastic logic reader brings us closer to the newspaper experience

    A new digital reader aims to bring the newspaper reading experience closer to the traditional hardcopy.   As we noted in earlier entries, there have been attempts to expand newspaper readership (and e-book readership) by utilizing advances in technology. These have ranged from expanding the functionality of the reader (The future of the book?), to altering the form (The future of the...