Staff Net Picks
Zooniverse, Real Science Online - The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. The Zooniverse and the suite of projects it contains is produced, maintained and developed by the Citizen Science Alliance. The member institutions of the CSA work with many academic and other partners around the world to produce projects that use the efforts and ability of volunteers to help scientists and researchers deal with the flood of data that confronts them.
The Very Best Book Apps - From the Online Education Database.
The Dead Words - For over centuries, thousands of English words have been created, modified, and removed. Through this blog of lettering, we rediscover and interpret stories of dead words. All letterings in here are words that were once used in our language. Today, most of them are omitted from common English dictionaries. This may be the last chance for us to learn and commemorate the words before they are truly dead and forgotten.
12 New Year's Resolutions for Happier Families - From the New York Times
Seven Strategies for Highly Effecctive New Year's Resolutions - From Forbes
Top Apps to Outfit a New iPad or iPad Mini - From arstechnica
Must-have Apps for Your New Android Tablet - From arstechnica
2012 Notable Children's Books - From the Association for Library Services to Children
Courage and Curiosit: The Best Heroines of 2012 - From National Public Radio's Best Books of 2012 series.
The Guardian Book Podcasts - The Guardian (UK) is distinguished for its fine reporting on a range of subjects of great importance, and is well known for its book reviews. The staff also puts out a weekly podcast about the world of books, which bibliophiles will enjoy. Currently, there are over 450 podcasts available, and visitors can scroll through them at their leisure. Some of the recent offerings include conversations with Philip Pullman about his book "Grimm Tales" and a wonderful exploration of how maps have transformed the world. Visitors will want to bookmark this site for future reference or sign up for the available RSS feed.