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Students and faculty from the University of Washington's Information School get their groove on.

Google Wave Available for Everyone

If you haven't tried Google Wave, now is your chance.

Google Wave Available for Everyone: "Starting today, we are making Google Wave openly available to everyone as part of Google Labs. You no longer need an invitation to wave -- simply visit and sign right in. Likewise, if you are a Google Apps administrator at a business, school or organization, you can now easily enable Google Wave for all your users at no extra cost (more on our Enterprise blog)."

Library Toolbar

LibX is a free, open source scholars' extension for the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers that lets people use services offered by their library. Users can search their library catalog(s) and databases through a search bar or through a context menu. The context menu is adaptive (changing depending on what the user selected) and configurable (allowing the user to include any configured resource.) You can get your own LibX toolbar to search UHMC Library.

LibX will also embed a cue when it sees a book record, for UHMC it is a little rose (the library's flavicon). So if you are searching for books at Amazon, LibX will put this cue next to the book title. When clicked it will perform a search at the UHMC Library and let you know if we have the book.

You may see the cue showing up in other places, like on a Google search. If clicked, it LibX will preform a search of the UHMC Library catalog based on your Google search.

You can also search via your browser's context menu:

Summer hours 2010

May 15 to August 14
Monday—Thursday 10 AM—5 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday,  & all state holidays

Summer fun!

We just added new DVDs to our media collection. Such as "James Cameron's AVATAR", "DRUCKEN MASTER" starring Jackie Chan, "ENTER THE DRAGON" starring Bruce Lee, etc. Over 20 new great movies to borrow from. So come & check them out!

ALA Privacy Week

Choose Privacy Week Video from 20K Films on Vimeo.

It’s time for Americans to take charge of their information privacy.

We live in an age when knowledge is power. New technologies give us unprecedented access to information. They also facilitate surveillance, with the power to collect and mine personal information.

People enjoy the convenience of having information at their fingertips. But most people don’t realize the trade off. For example, citizens turn a blind eye to the fact that online searches create traceable records that make them vulnerable to questioning by the FBI, or that government agencies can track their phone calls, airline travel, online purchases, and more.
In this environment, convenience and fear trump the fundamental right of privacy. And privacy has become so amorphous an idea that many citizens have resigned themselves to an inevitable erosion of rights.

In an information age, it’s vital to protect the impulse to be curious, read, and learn. Yet people seem resigned to the loss of their privacy rights because they see no recourse

 For more information go to the American Library Association's Privacy Week website.