Library Informer (Vol. 7 no. 1)

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Library Informer (Vol. 7 no. 1)
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Library Informer
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Library Informer (Vol. 7 no. 1) - COB Calendar of events and a special feature on an electronic newspaper available via Internet).

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( Libr-a.-.y luf ()r-rner1VolumeVIINo.1The College OfTheBahamasNovember)December 1994A Bi-monthlyNewsletterILibrary StaffNotes,NovemberandDecemberBirthdays:November:*Nov.9,JanetMcfallDecember:*Dec.27,AgathaBrownBest wishes toboth ladies>may there be manymore!StudentsRememberDecember7th, i 994I know tl-Ioseof you 'fihuiia';eoecorcle [historiansinyour m:;nrightwillimmediatelyemindme Dec.7th, willma.rk tl-Ie ti-le 53rdanniversarysincethe bombedPearlHarbor and tI-le secondworld warwast,egun in the PacificOcean Region. However, here in the lLibrary we are more concernecl trla.t youare!aware ofanothersignificant fact. December7th.1994marks the endofthefallsemesterclasses.Thismeans,allLibraryBooksthatarecheckedout,borrowed,aredueon\-hisdate. Anniversary Calendar of EventsNovetnber and Decetnber1994 5,Saturday, 12 Noon,C.O.B.CampusFamilyFunDay liov. 10,Thursday,12Noon,G.C.C. Prp-Th::ln\(<;'o,",no T llnrhpnntt; nn .."..1 .... "w-_.............,.........."""' ....,...., Tuesday,2:00PMSeminar(Free)Genetics,ReligionandEthics,COBAuditorium 17,Thursdayl2:30PM,ContinuingEd. SOSCLectureLuncheon,Casurinas of Beach$16.00.Speaker,Min.OfSoc.Pevelopment To,;. 19, Saturday 8:00 FI.,I,Hational CulturalNight.COBAuditorium$5.00. 30, Wednesday6:00PM, DDnors Reception,COBAuditorium(ByInvitation) IDee. 7,Wednesday5:00PlyI,COB'sAnnual Saral ServiceCOBFrontLawn Dec. 10,Saturday7:30PM, COB'sAnnual Christmas Party,Casuarina'sBallroom$25.00 Hethaturgesgratitudepleadsthecauseboth of 30d andmen, for without itwecanneitherbesociablenorreligious.-Seneca.Renlenlber This HistoricalDate!1

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o .. Students Please TakeNote!VehIcles,Automobiles,Cars, parked nearorustoutsideoftheLibraryarenotthereto besedas lounging chairs,orjustaconvenient. potforyouto sit andrestduringyourspareamentsasyouvisitwithyourfriends.Please se alittlecommoncourtesyand show someespectforotherpeoples'p,roperty. Also. trl8 walk ways aroundthelibrary,asthe igns indicatearequietareas.NoisefromloudOlsterousconversationsaredistracting,andisturbingasitcarriesdirectlyintothelibrary areas.\PartIII. Vlhere to Selflncludes more than3000 pJp-to-date marl:ets. Thebookconsistsof873 Ipages. ISpecialCollections LooKmt! Ahead:Planmn!heAnnual Teacher'emand-= a BasicGuide.1993--2031.ThistextisoneoftheMlmstryofEducation & Culture's"Inhouseoperationalresearch:eepingtheestablishmentinformed"ublicatian.ItwascompiledbyE.stubbsand1ublishedinJune1994. I, Itprovidesaninterestinginsightintotheistory,growthanddevelopmentoftheteachingadyintheBahamasandalsoincludes a datanalysisofteachersandprincipalsfrom1909 tohepresent.briefhistoryoftheeducationalsystemintheaharnasisgivenwheresomeofthemajor Joncerns inthe1980'sand early 1990'sare19h1ighted. Vlentionis madeof various projectsandeportsoutliningconcernsandsuggestedecommendationsforimproTrementofthe ,Batl3rman EducatlOnalSystem.IYour ;::ceClal attentiontothese Fnatters would begreatly eppreclated.TrlanK YouI I::cmecne willbe watchingyou! I Publishedby NewBooksReceivertinCataloguing! heYGrr: Pubho: Librarv Boo}, ofTwentiethenturv Amen:a!1 1-llotations:dited by Stephei1 DG!ladio ... [ etal 1arnerBooks, New Yo!'},: c1992 22p. Mogern Politics: David obertson.PublishedbyuropaPublications,ondon: c1993, 495p. oTights Laws and Treaties ofthe Vlorld: ompliedbyUNESCOand V/orld Intellectual ropert)-oOrganization (WIPO)JPans:1992. a.2000p. Norld EncvcloaediaofLibrarvandInformation EGbert Wedgcur}., 3rd t,j.F1.iblishedy ArnencanLit,raryASSoclation,Chicago:c1993. :;!05p. nteri1ational Mar}:etingH3.ndtool.:VGl.1.2, 3.ditor Frank Bair.PubhshedbyGale Research nc.,Detroit,cigaS,3600p. Vhos'11VhoBlackAilieric3.1ls:Shirelle tlelps,Williamc.:Maloneyeditors.PubllshedyGaleSearchInc.,Detroit:c1994,1793p.The 'tYriter::;'Harlcltc;'::ili.:e,jite,:lt:;E\17ia. Kurack. Publlshed byTrleV/nter Inc., Boston: : 1993, 873p. TrJe Worldof Learning 1994--44th ed. 'ublishedby EuropaPublications,London: c1993 094p.he 1'Nriters'Hanc1bool\.: edited bySj-lvla BurackPublishedbyThe Vlrlter Inc.,Bostonc1993. idelv hailedasthebestandmostauthoritative_uide writing forpublication. Consists of 110fhaptersbytheworld'smostsuccessful wnters, andliterary agents. haptersdescribetechmquesfor achlevmgucceS5whether you "iV'ant to wntenovels, short. tones,plays,artIcles, poetry,nonfIctIOn etc. I' covr::rsbackgroundessentlals ior apucce5sfTJl 'PartII.Covers virltlil,:iTechmques 2

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.nformation filed on a newsitemfrom anyofitssources.Instructorsinjournalismandpoliticalscienceclassesarehavingtheirstudentsuseheelectronicnewspapertocompareavailable onthesamenews item.Studentsseehow7iewpointandchoice of words a[[ect thenews hey read.Theymayseehow astoryisaffectedbyregionalornationalconsiderations,orhowhesympatheticorunsympatheticattitudeofheeditorimpactshowthestoryunfolds.Electronicaccesstothenewsbenefitsvirtuallyalldisciplines.Itallowsstudentsand .nstructorsof economics,business,scienceand disciplinestostayon topofnewsintheirifields. Inaddition,itbreaksdownbarrierstor the visuallyhandicapped.RatherthanwaitinguntilareaderisavailableorinformationispublishedinBraille,thevisuallyimpairedcaneasilyenlargetext ontheircomputerscreen,or else speechsynthesizercardstoreadnformationaloudasitisbeingtransmittedto the terminalscreen.Andinallcases,itresultsnfaster,easieraccesstomultipleusers fsimultaneously withoutthestorageproblems withprintmedia. As a futuristhepredictsthattheJutenberg-stylepublications,printedbooksarejoomed because thevehiclethatcarriesthe wordsis nolonger an economicallyviableform j[ transportation.Duringthe fivehundredyears:,fuseofGutenberg'sbrilliantinvention,the:ostofthedeliveryvehiclehasprogressively pncreased tofarexceedthecostofthecontent.[heLast Book You'll EverReadandOther LessonsFronltheFuture:byFrankOgden,PublishedbyMacFarlandWalter&Ross, Iroronto !Frank Ogden,maintainsthattheonlyconstant lie haveinourlivestodayis"change".He monitors theworldbycomputerphone-linkand ::atellite dish,hisboundlesscuriosityandhis Roiliry tosynthesizeinformationhavemade him:Ine ofthe world'sforemostfuturist.Inthistext !heinvitesreaders totakea lookatthepast,the and events thathavetranspiredwithin bUSIness economics overthepast few centuries andsee'fihat iscurrentlyevolvinginourworld todayas theelectronicmformationage:ontinuestogrowandto !lexitsmuscles. One well-known cnticismofpnntneY1spzqjersisthelimite-.dcc,verageof'nternationalnews. Nonetheless,f international issues15vital to many programs.TheWatsonInstItutefornternationalStudies atBrown Universityrackseventsin theformerSoviet Union,asellasissuesof world hunger,the United ations, andthe useof multin9tionalpe'3ce eeping torces. vnlile some printpapers attemptbalancedolitical coverage, m9nynewspapers3reknown fortheirpolitically conservative or lioerai iewpoints. C13riNews puolisrlesall the3ANELECTRONICNEWSPAPERVIAINTERNETnElectronicNewspaperprovides t1-1'3 indepth .overage expected from a dailypaper with mmediacyof the raclio or television.Wt1en nffered over the Internet,it 9 bro-ad section oft1-le publicwitl-la new information resource.Some of thekey -eneficiariesof thisinno'l.:itivepublishing ervice are high schools:md colleges. The InternetW?lSmitiRllydeveloped?ISaletwork [or researchandeducational'nstitutions.TheystlllconstitlJteamajor-ortion ofits users.Aspc,pularityhasg,rGTiTI so idthenumber DfmnoV?ltl"eservice provlders ho chose the Internetasadelivery verlicle. ..IlariNet Communicatlcms Corporation beg:ln ublishing ClariNews,the only professionally roducedelectronicnewspaper on theInternet, 'n1989. ClariNews offersitssubscribersarich ix ofallthe stories filedona topic from eneral andhigJ-l technology wireservicesand lpdatesthemthroughout theday.ClariNetClariHews to a centralmedia delivery pointoncampusfor dissemmation oninternalampus networks. !',1oretl-lanhalfof ClariHet's40,000 subscribers are affiliatedwith colleges nduniversities. The readyavailability ofan electronic news JapeI' supportsa varietyofacademicplJrslJ1ts.1"01'e.;c:\mple,librarie. .:;/m6diacenters ha'le .:::>ubscnbed tD theservice'as awayof :ncouragingstudent.:::tole-ifn to usetre Internet.

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EF.D 11.5B37 ictionary of Datt:S, A: ByCyrilLeslieBeeching ubli!hed byOxford University Press,Oxfordc1993 HEr lC4007ES3 "flitu<1cy;Richard P. John5:Sons,I?t"k<1992. EF. FA 31 Hog "fordComp'ain to ClassicalLiterature,The:EditedyM.e.Howatson2nd PublishedbyOxford J ni versi tyPress,Oxfordc19S9EF.HF137Q1557nternahonalBusinessHandbool:::V.H.(Manel::) irpalani,The HaworthPress,Ne w York c1990. la,we don'thavea copyofthisbookintheibrary,butifyoucanlocate a copyinoneofhebookstoresyou'llfindseveralhoursofveryeaning[ulandenjoyablereading.EF.HF1359 P74 BusinessDictiona.ry a.nd Reference,The: y LewlsA.Presner,PublisherJohnWiley&Sons, NewYork, C1991.NotesFro1llTileefere1lceLibraria1l; Nenf Reference [todayln ThirdWorldCountries,whodonot ihavethe fundstoprovidebooksandcomputers, !never ffilndtheschoolbuildingsandstaff, systemsarebeing adopted.ndiaforexampleisthinkingsmarter.The :.overnment issendingoutTVsetsto the 750,000illagesinthecountry.Theretheheadmansetsupanopen-airshelterfortheTVset. Asmall QW-cost satellitedishbringsinthesignal.Inostcases,theVillagedoesn'thavethe_lectncityto powertheset,so a bicyclewitha 'enerator accompanieseachTV. Tfle local :'ontest istoseewhichkidcanpeddletheongestsupplyingpower,beforethescreentartstoflicker.Overnight,people whohaveeverseena videoimageleavebehindtheoldaysandenterthenew.Mr.Ogdencallsthis,ealPublicEducation.ThisisRealistanceEducation.Change,likedeath,canorne onswiftWings.hatabouteducationtoday?As one looksat thisphenomenon, it i.:;e:1':;1' to -:::eeWhy traditional educ'ationalinstitutlons function inane'"environme.ntwhere nformationtravelsatthe speed oflight. Knowledgeis now really 'Y'iorth'Nhile only if it fromthecuttingedge.By the timeit 1Sassedon byan obsolete method,it isitselfilbsolete. Virtuallyanything passedon inprint's outclated. Areyou a'"are thatitsometimestakeseightyearstogeta textbook into theducationalpipeline. The bookisobsolete the_ ayitiswritten,nevermindthe day itappears.n the classroom,yet we are supposedly trainingstudentsforthefuturewiththismaterial.when nowledgetodayisdOUblingeverytwenty onths.BaSIcally, today, If youha"tTe!"lot acquired trle knowledge o[ thenewti'Jt'ee P.5 "--AM,ROM, andRun YCl1J sreelectronlc?111ytlliter.:iteoheprice of paperriseseveryyear .. o.senvironmental concerns become morecritical_ nd fe"p{ertreesprices foT' the::ellulose to makepaper:ireincre-ising:lramatically. Skilled 13borisshrinki!1g.Theofuoo!{Scangonowl-ere but up. To l"e:ilists,thesituationisclear.TheCQstQf/;\rrxl1Jcmg ooks, e'len withoutincluding thecost of theisanightmarefor publishers. ,-,ontrast thispicture with electrc,m':,publishing oncomputer floppydiskor CD20MS(Carl-wact DiskRead Only Memory). Disk costless thaniftycentseachwholesale,dependingon size, type,andmanufacturer. Packagmg, istribution,andmarketingcostsaremuchowerthantheyarefor books. All books can besentto thepurchaser electronically, delivered nanysi2eofdisk,for anytype ofcomputer;or a thousandbooks of300 pages eachcantIeput on singleCD-ROM. An exampleis the monthlyhotonicmagazineN A UTIL US,publishedinublin,Ohio,that amonthlyedition--a "baolt" initself-plusupto999otherbooks on trl8same disk.Noprinting,no binding, minimalmarketing,andno costly distribution system. Nominimumprintrun.Ifone copyissold, one s released. If a million are sold pUSflanotfler _utton amillion 'EIreToday,-nowleclge.na\rigatorsare finding waystotransfer information at(lr'iiffiatic'iilly o';,erprices.Tht.refol'ethe nextiX,OK you maybe the lastbookY01J'llre-3d.Consequently, au too may need to learn to c},,.flcewitl..tl-p:::lectronsof technolC'gy.