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Posted April 17, 2017

Top 10 eBooks for First Quarter of 2017

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Top 10 eBooks for the first quarter of 2017 (January - March):

  1. Tales from the expat harem: foreign women in modern Turkey by Jennifer Eaton Gökmen; Anastasia M. Ashman
  2. Medical microbiology for the new curriculum : a case-based approach by Roberta B. Carey; Karin L McGowan; Mindy Gail Schuster
  3. Canada: the people by Bobbie Kalman
  4. Mary Matsuda Gruenewald by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald
  5. A History of the U.S. Political System : Ideas, Interests, and Institutions by Daniel J. Tichenor; Richard A Harris
  6. Microbiology and technology of fermented foods by Robert W. Hutkins
  7. Encyclopedia of play in today’s society by Rodney P. Carlisle
  8. The new Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  9. Why Rape Culture Is a Dangerous Myth by Luke Gittos
  10. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald by Anne Crow
Posted April 14, 2017

Happy Birthday, Greg Maddux!

Happy Birthday, Greg Maddux! Former Atlanta Braves pitcher, Greg Maddux, celebrates his 49th birthday today. Nicknamed “Mad Dog” and “The Professor,” Maddux played for the Atlanta Braves from 1993 to 2003, and won the Cy Young Award four consecutive years from 1992 to 1995; he is the only pitcher to do so. He is known for his excellent control and fielding ability. He won 18 Gold Gloves, the most of any player. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 8, 2014 along with former teammate, Tom Glavine. As of 2013, he works for the Texas Rangers as the special assistant to the general manager.

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Posted April 10, 2017

Introducing LearningExpress Library Placards!

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We are happy to announce the release of LearningExpress Library placards to GALILEO community groups who have access to LearningExpress Library (currently, public libraries and technical colleges). LearningExpress Library content has been discoverable in Discover GALILEO for a while; however, placards will bring LearningExpress Library content front and center for easier discoverability.

LearningExpress Library placards are setup in Discover GALILEO and will display automatically when a user searches for keywords which relate to LearningExpress Library. For example, if a user searches for “SAT exam” or “college admission,” the user will see a placard telling them that based on their search they might find the LearningExpress Library College Preparation Center helpful. The placard will provide a link directly to that particular center. Keywords have been setup for each of the nine LearningExpress Library centers:

If you have any questions regarding LearningExpress Library placards, please submit them through the GALILEO Contact Us form.

Posted March 27, 2017

National Poetry Month Coming in April

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April is National Poetry Month, and if you’re looking for resources to create a display, host an event, or find some other way to explore poetry or share poetry with others, GALILEO has a few resources that can help.

From the ancients to recent Pulitzer Prize winners, patrons can find poetry criticism, poet biographies, full-text poems, and more in Literary Reference Center.

For institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica includes a great article about poetry with links to famous poets. If you’re interested in poetry in other languages, take a look at the foreign language encyclopedias in Global Reference Center.

Find plenty of interesting Georgia poets in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Click Topics > Arts & Literature > Literature > Poetry to see Georgia poets and journals.

If you work with children and teens, you can find activities and lesson plans in ERIC. Search for “poetry and activity” and limit by grade level in Advanced Search. Check both and ERIC@EBSCOhost – each may have different items in full text. Professional Development Collection also includes research articles and practical guidance for the teaching of poetry. Just search for poetry study, poetry slams, or a favorite poetry-related term or type of poetry, such as haiku.

Students of all ages (yes, even the grown-ups!) can write a poem about their own hometown and create a digital story to share their personal narratives in the activities outlined by the Where I’m From in GALILEO lesson plan. See the GALILEO site for the lesson plan, poem template, GPS alignments, guides to resources and tools, and an example video and poster.

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Posted March 25, 2017

Celebrate Open Education Week with Affordable Learning Georgia


Open Education Week, a celebration to raise awareness of free and open resources for education, is March 27-31, 2017. Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative, is celebrating is focusing on OER awareness and education during Open Education Week 2017. ALG will host a series of free instructional web events on open educational resources and our programs.

Introduction to Accessible OER: Monday, March 27, 12:00pm

Katie Bridges, Instructional Designer at Georgia Highlands College, will take you through the easiest ways to make your created open educational resources accessible to all learners.

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Introduction to Open Licensing: Wednesday, March 29, 12:00pm

Denise Dimsdale, Education Librarian and ALG Library Coordinator for Georgia State University, will introduce you to how open licenses work and why they are important for sharing your educational resources.

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Introduction to Affordable Learning Georgia: Thursday, March 30, 11:00am

Interested in applying for a Textbook Transformation Grant? How does ALG work together with eCore? What is Affordable Learning Georgia, anyway? Jeff Gallant, Program Manager for Affordable Learning Georgia, will introduce you to ALG’s programs, answer any questions you have about the initiative, and provide advice on getting started in making your course’s resources more affordable.

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Many events are taking place during Open Education Week across the globe. These events are listed in the Open Education Week Schedule of Online Events.

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