RDA new cataloguing rules Why new rules, and what has it got to do with me? Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the cataloguing standard being introduced to replace Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (AACR2). National Library of Australia has announced that it will implement RDA in early 2013 (Australian Committee on Cataloguing n.d.). RDA will initially impact on cataloguers, and in the longer term will shape how end users of catalogues and discovery systems find the information they require. Therefore it is important for all people working in the library and information industry to have some understanding of the purpose of RDA and its implications for the library catalogue.
The Problem With Men Explaining Things This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. I still don't know why Sallie and I bothered to go to that party in the forest slope above Aspen. The people were all older than us and dull in a distinguished way, old enough that we, at 40ish, passed as the occasion's young ladies. Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives? Image copyright My Stealthy Freedom Husbands in Iran are taking pictures of themselves declaring their commitment to female equality - and thousands are sharing their messages on Facebook. Niloufar Ardalan captains Iran's indoor women's football team - her nickname is "Lady Goal". Earlier this month she was due to represent her country at a match in Malaysia, but was unable to attend - because, according to an interview she gave to Iranian media, her husband said she wasn't allowed. The standard marriage contract signed by all newlyweds in Iran allows the husband to decide whether his wife can travel abroad, where the family will live, whether she can go to work, and whether she can ask for a divorce.
What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler The Hero Archetype in Literature, Religion, and Popular Culture: (along with a useful PowerPoint presentation teachers can download at this URL: )Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (users embark on their own hero's journey): American Masters Lesson from PBS for Teachers on George Lucas, the Power of Myth, and the Hero's Journey: an interactive approach to the Hero's Journey: of course, information about Joseph Campbell's works on the subject, on the Joseph Campbell Foundation site:The Hero With A Thousand Faces Hero's Journey (semi-biographical film): the stories of (a) Odin hanging from the world tree, Yggdrasil, (b) the Buddha seated under the Bodhi Tree, and (c) the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Do all of these religious episodes follow the pattern of the hero’s journey? Find a comparable story from another continent. Does it follow the hero’s journey pattern?Challenge the paradigm.
Friends from Northampton explain why they 'pre-load' - BBC Newsbeat There is an "epidemic" among young people who are drinking cheap alcohol at home before going out, then carrying on and ending up in hospital, according to the UK's top A&E doctor. Newsbeat's Dan Whitworth spent a Friday night out with five Newsbeat listeners in Northampton to find out more about "pre-loading". OK. So it's 7:30pm and I'm driving down a dark country lane about five miles west of Northampton. Looking for my contact's house I'm squinting through the dark looking for the driveway. Think I see it.
Building World Knowledge: Motivating Children to Read and Enjoy Informational Text Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Chall, J., Jacobs, V., & Baldwin, L. (1990). The reading crisis: Why poor children fall behind. "The Double Standard of Aging" by Susan Sontag, The Saturday Review, Saturday, September 23rd, 1972 - UNZ.org Q: What is UNZ.org? A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians. Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?
The Secret of Nigerian Book Sales At almost every Nigerian literary event I have attended, the topic of the country’s lack of reading culture has come up. The falling standard of education, increasing culture of materialism, poverty, and online distractions are given as reasons for this alleged loss of interest. Abysmal sales at bookshops across the country are presented as evidence. For the past eleven years, Jemiyo Ariyo has worked as a salesperson at The Booksellers Limited, in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. “Nigerians don’t take reading seriously,” she said, adding that she has observed a dramatic decrease in the sale of fiction. “It takes anything from three to five years to sell off a print run of about two thousand to three thousand books,” Bankole Olayebi, the C.E.O. of the publisher Bookcraft, which counts the Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka among its authors, told me.
Robinson Crusoe PDF by Daniel Defoe - PDF Books Free The Robinson Crusoe PDF link is available here. It is one of the oldest novels of the English language. Its publication date is April 25, 1719. It had been written by Daniel Defoe. It is the very early example of the realistic fiction in English literature. After publication, people thought that this story is based on the real life events of the author. Ebola: The facts about the virus without the hype - BBC Newsbeat The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 930 people and whipped up a fair amount of hype in the papers. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has now declared the spread of the virus an international health emergency. Newsbeat takes a look at the facts... The outbreak started in February and has spread within West Africa affecting Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. One death has also been reported in Nigeria.As of 22 August, there have been 1,427 deaths attributed to Ebola (WO)