The Library will be closed on Friday April 29. Library staff will be participating in an all-day planning session.
. . . made corporate crime and antitrust suites famous in our time, Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and Rockefeller's Standard Oil company was broken up into 34 smaller companies in a United States Supreme Court decision based on the Sherman Antitrust Act.
You will find entries on these events and people and much more in the Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime. REF HV 6768 E63 2005
Entries cover companies involved in corporate crime as well as people from individual criminals to criminologists studying corporate crime and activists who have uncoved corruption.
This excellent set covers corporate, organizational, governmental, financial, and political crimes, as well as important legislation and laws related to the subject. An impressive title on a neglected field of criminal justice. Highly Recommended."
* Two volumes and over 500 entries, organized alphabetically
* Each entry contains cross-references and a detailed bibliography
* Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas
* First comprehensive reference on white-collar crime
* Comprehensive chronology of events pertaining to corporate and white-collar crime
--From the publisher's website.
Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia built on the concept of a Wiki, or "a collaborative collection of interlinked web pages, all of which can be visited and edited by anyone at any time". Wikipedia Overview: FAQ
You can visit the up-to-date Wikipedia article on the Papal Conclave.
In years to come it will be interesting to compare both the changes in the way encyclopedias are published and how the church functions, both being institutions with a long history of tradition!
The Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training (MADLat) will be holding their annual conference on May 5-6 at the University of Manitoba.
Carolyn Minor, Information Literacy Intern in the Library here will be speaking at the conference on "The Wild West of Wikis in Education".
Distributed learning has the potential to enrich existing classrooms as well as to allow institutions and businesses to meet the diverse needs of a variety of audiences and purposes, ranging along the continuum from early childhood, K-S4, literacy, post-secondary, through adult and workplace learning. The trick, however, is to harness this potential by using technology appropriately to achieve your learning outcomes. That is what this conference is all about!
The fourth annual conference of the Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training (MADLaT) is titled "Technology & Learning: What Can We Do with IT?" The conference title and theme are focused on helping you as a professional consider ways in which technology can be used to promote learning – in traditional classrooms, blended learning and corporate training settings and distance education environments. Attendees will learn practical ways to integrate distributed learning technologies into their daily teaching and learning practices.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in using educational technology for teaching and learning. People from K-S4, colleges, universities, and private education/training companies plus those in business, industry, government, NGOs, and associations who have a responsibility around education and training.
The three streams of the MADLaT conference reflect our diverse community of practitioners – K-S4, Postsecondary and Business. Presentations address how learning technologies can be used to promote distributed teaching and learning. The half-day pre-conference workshops provide opportunities for in-depth immersion in the topics. On Thursday evening, the "Cracker Barrel Session" is an opportunity to discuss and network with colleagues throughout the province. With a total of 24 concurrent sessions in three time slots at the conference on Friday, you will have no difficulty finding at least three sessions related to your professional development interests.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has released a new, bilingual atlas on the Web. The Canadian Atlas Online contains information on Canada’s history, culture, people and geography, and uses the latest interactive technologies such as animation. Users can zoom in, add overlays of information, and explore web pages organized by theme to learn more details.
BioMed Central, already well-known as an ejournal host, has recently released BioMed Central Databases, a subject guide to over 1,100 databases for the biological and medical sciences available on the Web. The guide is searchable as well as browsable.
OR How to Get Rid of Your Floppy Disks
We receive many questions at the reference desk about problems opening files from floppy disks or downloading them from hotmail accounts.
Here are some solutions that we frequently recommend, as well as a suggestion for how to reuse your floppy disks when you no longer need them.
Many students do not know that they can save their files to their own personal net storage space (kind of like a Yahoo! Briefcase). This eliminates the need to carry around floppy disks which can sometimes be unreliable, especially when you are in a rush to hand in your paper.
It's easy to use your net storage space, or "I drive". When you are logged into any computer on campus using your assigned username and password, look under "File" for "Save As". In the list of available locations to save your file, you will see an option labelled with your username. If you save your files there, you will be able to access that file at any computer on campus. When you go home, you can access your files by logging into MyUWinnipeg and looking for the "Network Data Storage" in the menu on left of the screen. Then you can download files and upload new ones.
Another service that MyUWinnipeg offers is an email account. This is useful if you are trying to send files to a hotmail account and open them in the library or Learning Commons. Unfortunately, our computers will not download files from hotmail accounts. If you really need to open the file immediately, you can always forward the email to your student email account and open the file by logging into MyUWinnipeg and clicking on the link to your email account. Please ask at the reference desk if you need help determining your email address.
Now that you no longer need them, here is clever way to reuse those floppy disks.
By the time yesterday’s story on a plagiarism incident was posted, the conclusion of the incident had, unbeknownst to us, already been posted (sorry, there was a lot to sort through!). Blogger Nate Kushner relented at the last minute and didn’t report the student to her college for soliciting a paper from him, but some of his readers went ahead and did it without his knowledge. We are confident the story was not an (early) April Fools’ joke, as some had speculated. A story in Inside Higher Ed confirms that officials at Lewis University, Illinois, have tacitly acknowledged the event, and further reportage of it in the press is anticipated.