Category Archives: library

Open Data and Canada’s Oil Sands? Inconceivable!

A couple of years back, I explored the bizarre world of Alberta’s oil sands development and the extent to which it was being monitored by the provincial and federal governments of Canada. At the time, environmentalists everywhere were clamoring over … Continue reading

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On Long Reads

After once again reading through Nicholas Carr’s article, “Is Google making us stupid?”, which discusses the topic of whether or not the Internet has changed how we think, I find it poignant to note that the very same notions constantly … Continue reading

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Smartphones and the Library

It is an undeniable reality of our times that mobile technologies are commonplace, with the majority of North American users now able to communicate via the web, SMS or speech from any location that can wirelessly connect to the Internet. … Continue reading

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Statistical Literacy (Powerpoint presentation)

Backing slides for an oral presentation on statistical literacy. In order to provide the slides on this WordPress article, I will need to upgrade to a Pro account. Since I won’t be doing that anytime soon, here’s the link to my … Continue reading

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The Changing World of the Depository Library

1. Introduction Depository libraries in Canada have to evolve if they are to remain relevant to a technology-driven world. When the Depository Services Program (DSP) started in 1927, government documents were strictly in a physical format, in monographs, books, maps … Continue reading

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