NPR reports that New York Public Library is making more than 180,000 of its public-domain items — including maps, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings, photographs, letters, ancient texts — as high-resolution downloads, available to the public without restriction.
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The Freedmen’s Bureau Project — a new initiative spearheaded by the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — will make available online 1.5 million historical documents, finally allowing descendants of former African-American slaves to learn more about their family roots. Near the end of the US Civil War, The Freedmen’s Bureau was created to help newly-freed slaves find their footing in postbellum America.
The Graduate School and the Addlestone Library are pleased to announce the first Digital Scholarship Graduate Education Series. Location, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston.
GRADUATE SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (College of Charleston)
RESUME WORKSHOP: OPERATION EMPLOYMENT
Facilitator: Linda Robinson, Interim Director of Career Center
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Location: Career Center, Lightsey Center 216
Please bring a copy of your resume!
The North Campus and Lowcountry Graduate Center unveiled a Little Free Library in May. The library was built and donated by Fred Herrmann, and was brilliantly painted by the two students pictured in this photo.
We hope lots of our neighbors, students and staff “take a book, or leave a book!”
The Little Free Library is located across the parking lot.
Need some more relaxing reading this summer than your class readings? Try NPR’s Morning Edition Book Club,
The University of Arizona has put together a great resource guide for discussing Ferguson, which is relevant for discussing the recent North Charleston police officer shooting case.
In this guide, in the section Framing the Issues, the authors suggest several databases which your university probably owns.
Access your library from the links on the right of this page, and check the titles in the alphabetical databases list, or as a title search in the main search box.
Some of the databases suggested include CQ Researcher, GenderWatch, JStor and the African American Experience. All great sources for examining and facilitating discussion.
A recent NPR report by Aarti Shahani explains that some companies are using algorithms to decode voices before deciding who to hire.
Read or listen to the article here:
From the article, “Jobaline has taken that research and fed it into algorithms that interpret how a voice makes others feel and cross checks its judgment with real human listeners.”