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The visual to your content

In Check This Out on July 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Looking for useful info-graphics or visual representation of content, numbers or facts?  There are a number of website that will do just that.

Gapminder founder Hans Rosling states there is “nothing boring about statistics” and has a TED Talk to prove it.  The data available from Gapminder is an art-form of its own.

Cool Infographics is another website that provides the visual to content.

Wordle is the art of words, using text to create word clouds that represent the weight of information.

How do you visualize information?  With a variety of learning styles, a picture really is worth a thousand words.


Yes, the library is open

In Check This Out on July 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

McCollum Hall is undergoing a face-lift!  The dated orange/brown tile is being replaced with new tile that will match the rest of building.  Unfortunately, the old tile is a challenge to remove.

The library is open; follow the signs outside the South entrance to McCollum Hall – basically the long way around the auditorium.  Hopefully the noise and dust will be over in another week or two.

Students taking the Nebraska Bar Exam next week: there will be no construction during July 26-27.

Please excuse the mess, McCollum Hall will look better than even when this job is done!

Local Flood Information

In News & Notes on July 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

The UNL (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Extension office has an educational website on flood resources for people in Nebraska and beyond.  This site includes information on disaster preparedness, links to local newspaper websites and articles on flooding, various hotline phone numbers and maps.

The US Army Corp of Engineers, Omaha District website has details on the Missouri River flooding as well as “Spring 2011 Flood Response” information.

For Omaha area information, the Papio NRD (Natural Resources District) has flood and flood prevention information available for the public.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides gauge readings as well as Missouri River flood info for the entire river area.