Category: zombies

Kill goblins, avoid plagiarism

goblinthreat Here is an interesting twist on the old academic integrity issue : a web-game where Goblins are eliminated when you correctly answer questions about plagiarism.

Where did you read that?

Funny thing about using a smart phone for reading tons of sources – magazines, blogs, emails, pdfs, etc – is that I am having a hard time remembering “where” I read something. Actually, I remember where I was when I read it (this train station, this café…) but not the source. Invariably, my brain just remembers a tiny glowing screen, an unblinking eye from which all my knowledge now comes. There is one source, my phone, that I happen to use in real-space. That great article I read just before getting off the train, or this great post I was finishing just before entering this station… but neither the magazine name, nor the blog…

Where is here and there is my phone…

Zombies in the Library

AC&RL News provides an account of a comic book published by librarians at McPherson College called Zombie Guide to the Library!. The library community needs a few things: more music, more coffee and definitely, more zombie guides…

You have to appreciate the obvious ploy to promote the library (also used recently by the Center for disease control and Prevention), combining comics and zombies.

Of course, I’m really in the undead mood these days, not only because we’re in the middle of a hot & muggy Montréal summer, but also because Fantasia – the best horror/sci-fi/fantastic movie festival ever – is in full swing at Concordia U until the end of the week. The best part is that the library smells of pop-corn every late afternoon as one of the venues is right under the downtown library. And, you know, pop-corn kinda looks like tiny brains….

Must resist the urge to eat brain…….. braaaain… BRAAAIN!!