This week’s Website of the Week is Vintage Ad Browser.com. Vintage Ad Browser is an indexed website devoted to advertising images stretching from the mid 1850s to the present day. Vintage Ad Browser was created in 2009/2010 and released in 2010, by Philipp Lenssen from Germany, currently living in China. This site aims to collect vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, APIs, your submissions, book, magazine & comic book scans, and more. At the moment, this site contains 123,311 ads. Vintage Ad Browser has a sister site called Cover Browser, started in 2006 – please have a look. This site is an amazingly useful tool for English, Media Studies, Art and HASS amongst other subjects. It allows you to compare the depiction and marketing of a product over time and between countries. Fantastic for tracking society’s changing relationship with a particular commodity such as alcohol or tobacco. Check out more of Philipp Lenssen’s web projects here.
On May 23rd, thirty-five years after his assassination, Óscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador, will be beatified. Read the full New Yorker article here. Beatification is the first stage in the process of making a person a Saint, or canonization. Pope Francis has rescinded the ban on beatifying Romero paving the way for him to be made a saint as a Martyr to the Catholic Church.
For more Romero Quotes check out the PowerPoint below:
Loads more info and resources on Oscar Romero from the Archbishop Romero Trust.
Oscar Romero resources in the Cabra Libraries below.
This week’s Website of the Week is CharityNavigator.org. Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become one of the world’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In their quest to help donors, their team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. They’ve used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 charities.
So if you want to donate to a worthy cause but you’re not sure which charity is for you, use this site to get the cold hard facts about just where your money will go.
Our Big Bring and Buy Book Sale Starts Today.
All Books $1.
Senior Library – Recess and Lunch times
If you have any books, CDs or DVDs to donate you can still bring them in tomorrow.
Proceeds to the Caritas Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
Like what you read, read what you like.
Take a look at the long list of new acquisitions added to the Cabra Library Collections so far this Year. That’s well over 1000 items in 12 weeks including more than 50 new DVDs for loan.
Click on the link for the whole list: New titles up to 4 May 2015
Check out our growing list of Periodical Titles for Loan too: Periodicals May 2015
What a great way to welcome you all back to term 2, with the announcement of the CBCA’s shortlist for 2015 Children’s Books of the Year.
Each year the The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) hosts a competition to find the best published books for children of all ages. The Winners and Honour Books are announced and posted on the web site at 12 noon EST on the third Friday in August every year.View this year’s shortlist below:
Checking out literary prize shortlists is a great way of introducing yourself to new, quality writing that you may not otherwise hear about. For more fantastic shortlists from worldwide literary prizes, click here
So folks, this might explain the sudden shift to a new more “responsive” theme to keep the robots at Google happy. Still not 100% sure which theme we will stick with. All feedback gratefully appreciated. You can read Google’s explanation for the change here.
Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking:
- How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly?
- What can I do if my site is not mobile-friendly?
1. See if your site is mobile-friendly
Visit Google’s mobile-friendly test link and enter your site’s address (e.g., http://dailypost.wordpress.com or http://automattic.com). Google will then analyze your site and declare it mobile-friendly or not.
Did your site pass? YAY! Pass GO and collect $200 from the Community Chest.
2. What can I do if my site is not mobile-friendly?
If your site failed Google’s test, you might be using an older theme that’s not responsive. Responsive themes change their layout slightly when someone visits via tablet or mobile phone to ensure that important content like the site title, post titles, and post content can be read on smaller screens.
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The Cabra Library is now able to offer students and staff access to another excellent collection of reference information. It is called Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) and it offers comprehensive detailed information on just about every topic you could think of. You can access an incredible wealth of information on most topics and view or download these eBooks for later use, keyword searching…
GVRL is arranged into the following broad subject areas:
You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Access this resource and many others from the “Link Favourites” on the right hand side of our Access-It Library Catalogue.
For an overview and tips & tricks on using GVRL check out the video tutorials below: