Thursday, September 28, 2006

BRUM in the Guardian

Brilliant to see Nancy's quote from this blog cited in the Guardian, in response to a letter about the use and abuse of Google. See,,1866056,00.html for more details.

Monday, September 25, 2006

MP3s for OPen Days

Nice to see the University using Audio recordings for its recent Open Days.

Law have an interesting 5 minute MP3 file, based on questions and answers with the school, while Medicine and Psychology have a number of smaller files focusing on specific aspects, such as Entry Requirements, Graduate entry, First Impressions of Birmingham, and Psychology have also included a student perspective. I really like this idea and think these have been very well thought out – look out for Information Services input next time!

IL training - the frog way

Ann-Marie found this fantastic video on Google that uses a frog puppet to teach search strategy. It' s very simple but effective. Take a look here: