This is really interesting. According to The Business Insider, "more people use Facebook to share links than any other service". Take a look at their chart. Email is second, Twitter is third. How do you share links and websites with your peeps?
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Summer Youth have been working on making digital copies of the audio tapes in the Klallam Language Program's archives which have not already been preserved. In some cases, the one tape in the drawer, perhaps recorded a couple of decades ago, is the only copy there is.
There is a formal description of the Klallam Language Program online in the UNESCO Register of Good Practices of Language Preservation. You have to click on the little + sign to see the summary. From there you can get to the full report in MSWord format.
We have a copy of the draft version of the dictionary which Mr. Montler and the Klallam langauge teachers have been working on with the elders. Mr. Montler also has some very carefully put together stories, and a word list, and other materials (with audio), on his website.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
We've been playing with our online catalog, which comes through LibraryThing. It is now possible to sort materials out into 'collections'. You can now look separately at
All Adult Books
Adult Culture Books
All Children's Books
Children's Culture Books
Anytime you go to the catalog, you can pull out one of these four separate views by clicking on the pulldown that says "All Collections" or "Your Library"
and choosing the one you want.
Purely for the pleasure of admiring them en masse, any time you have one of these lists of titles, try clicking on the "Covers" button. You end up with something wonderful, like this:
A librarian friend emailed that she had just read a terrific novel by Choctaw/Cherokee author Louis Owens. She sent us the book, and one library staff member started reading it before it was even processed. He's done now and another of us is reading it. Let us know if you'd like to be the next person to check out Nightland.
We have a number of other native novelists in the collection, authors such as Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Linda Hogan, Thomas King... Please let us know if there are others we should add.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
What we learned from Twitter this morning:
Sioux kids are working with Forest Service and National Park Service on environmental projects at Devil’s Tower National Monument, through a program called Youth Natural Resource Program (YNRP).
There's a list available from Young Adult Library Services Association, Must-Have Materials. Take a look. We have some of these titles, and will be happy to order any you are interested in that aren't here yet.
The film US Now, a documentary film about web collaboration, is available to watch full length for free.
And Debbie Reese of the American Indians in Children's Literature blog posted about a brain imaging study published in Science Daily, Less Empathy Toward Outsiders, that seems to show reason that, as she puts it, "racism endured.".
Et cetera :-)