Oakland County Historical Resources Workshop

September 16, 2008

Oakland County Historical Resources presents their 2008 Annual Meeting and Workshop featuring: “Your Community’s Story: Planning an Oral History Project.”

Presenter: Lynne Simmons, Member and Past President of the Michigan Oral History Association

October 1, 2008 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library

Registration: $10.00 per person

Please send registration to:
Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Town Road
Rochester, MI 48306
Attention: Christine Lind Hage

.2 CEU’S awarded from the Library of Michigan for registrants who complete the session and wish to get a certificate.


Cataloging Audiovisuals

September 11, 2008

This site from OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) has many useful guides to cataloging materials such as streaming media, internet, DVDs and Blu-rays, and the newest guide for playaways: “Guide to Cataloging Playaway Devices Based on AACR2 Chapters 6 and 9.” The guides are available in PDF, HTML/Web, or MS Word formats.  There is also a page of useful websites for catalogers available here.

“Presidential Elections: In History & Today” FREE til Nov. 4

September 9, 2008

“Presidential Elections: In History & Today” is a collection of history reference materials from ABC-CLIO which will help explore the history of election campaigns.  Also included in the collection are biographies of the current candidates.  It is a free site with project ideas, related references, and primary sources.*

“Presidential Elections: In History & Today” will be available free at www.abc-clio.com/ElectionReference through Election Day on Nov. 4.

Click here for the press release from ABC-CLIO.


*WARNING: Many topics are accessible only after you sign up for a “free 60-day school-wide preview of ABC-CLIO’s Online History Databases.”  To register, click here: FREE Preview.

Friday Fun: Biking in Detroit

September 5, 2008

See this site, http://www.m-bike.org/, which is “promoting safe and convenient bicycling in Metro Detroit.”

The Pure Michigan website has a list of suggested biking spots in the Metro Detroit area.

DetroitSynergy is another site with a schedule of biking events in Detroit.

Wheelhouse Detroit at the Detroit International Riverwalk rents and sells bicycles, related equipment and offers bike tours of the city.

Detroit Neighborhood Bike Tours

Tour de Troit, Saturday September 20th 

RDA: a cataloguing code for the 21st century

September 4, 2008

Click here for an article about RDA by Ann Chapman of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) in England.

Ten Best Government Web Sites

September 2, 2008

View this article from GCN (Government Computer News) to read more about each web site.

1. Medline Plus
2. Centers for Disease Control
3. Washington’s CapStat
4. SSA’s ‘Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs’
5. USA.gov
6. Massachusetts portal page
7. Merit Systems Protection Board’s E-Appeal site
8. Business.gov
9. United States Geological Survey’s Water Science for Schools
10.  Cancer.gov