February 2013

Fulbright, brighter, brightest

(See the original post and stay up to date with Special Collections at the Notes for Bibliophiles blog.)

We were very lucky to get a visit last Friday from some exceptional students. They're part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, so they were from countries around the world. One component of their visit to the US is a volunteer session, so 14 of them showed up at PPL, ready to do some volunteer transcription. (Thanks to Justin Dunnavant for the photos.)


"To Boolean or Not to Boolean"

Boolean is almost as much fun to say as it is to use.  The “techie term” for special search operators can be a powerful tool when fully understood.

A Boolean operator is a way to make your searches SMARTER.  Many websites, including Google and eBay, support Boolean operators in their search box interface.

Five of the more common Boolean search operators are: