Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Origins of the Word "Book"

"For a long time papyrus was the medium of choice. The word is believed to be of Egyptian origin, as is the plant. The Greeks referred to papyrus as byblos, after Byblus, the Phoenician City that was a center of papyrus exportation. Hence we have the Greek word for book, biblion, which in turn gave us the English word "bible," "The Book." 
Henry Petroski - from The Book on the Bookshelf
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WorldCat Day Webinar Archived

If you missed one of our instructional sessions about how to use the new search interface WorldCat on on WorldCat Day a few weeks back, you can view a recording of one of the Web-based sessions at the following link. Allow 5 minutes for video to load and buffer.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wednesday, February 8th: Join the Library for WorldCat Day

Please join the Library for WorldCat Day on Wednesday, February 8th. The Library will be offering training sessions on our powerful new search interface WorldCat Local, which allows simultaneous searching of content from both the CLICnet catalog and various article databases. Training sessions led by CSP Librarian Greg Argo will take place in the main level of the library at 11:15 AM, 12:15 PM, and 1:15 PM. If you'd prefer to participate remotely, join an online session via WebEx led by CSP Librarian Nathan Rinne at either 10:15 AM or 12:15 PM by following the instructions at the following link: If you can't make it to one of the sessions, approach the Reference Desk at any time or email to set up an appointment.

Registration for sessions is not required. Students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to come and learn.