Monthly Archives: May 2013

The First American Cocktail Manual

Cocktails are not strictly American. A look at nearly any cocktail book suggests drinks that originate in any number of places. The idea of the cocktail itself evolved from previous generations of drinks celebrated and consumed around the world. (The long history of cocktails an amazing, wandering, wonderful, convoluted journey that we aren’t going to […] Continue reading

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VTechWorks usage

Moderate marketing of our institutional repository kicked off during Open Access Week in October 2012. Also, FDI workshops on the repository were held throughout the year, all helping to increase traffic to the site. But the biggest drivers were key do… Continue reading

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*UPDATE* ILL Utilizing Central Authentication Service

  **UPDATE** Due to logistical issues concerning the implementation of CAS, ILL is postponing the use of CAS until mid-summer. Exact date will be released as soon as more information is known. —————————————————————————————————————— In May 2013, the Newman Library and … Continue reading Continue reading

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The unasked question: Searches leading to our websites

It’s fascinating to see long phrases on search keyword reports in Google Analytics.  While more basic keywords can give great insights into what patrons want to find on our websites, it doesn’t get clearer than a complete sentence.

We can take these phrases and search both Google in general and our own custom site search to see what pages are returned, then check those pages to see if we answer the question that was asked.

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Ann and Bob Learn about Eating, Cooking, Freezing, and a Theme Party!

When it comes to educating children about food, materials in our collection take all kinds of approaches: cookbooks, story books, advertisements, activity/resource kits, and even a few toys! This week, our blog features Learning to Cook and Serve Our Meals by Ada R. Polkinghorne. Published in 1946 by the National Dairy Council, this story book follows […] Continue reading

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