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Halloween Challenge: Solve It By Midnight on October 30 To Get Your Halloween Treat

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In this story the narrator, a member of D’Odds family, learned German in order to master a book on demonology.
What is the title of the story?
Please name another supernatural story by the same author.

Answer the questions using the form below by midnight on Thursday, October 30th.

Two winners will be announced by noon on Halloween.
Each of the winners will get an awesome insulated water bottle (you can use it at the library!) and, of course, a bag of Halloween candy! If the winners answer the bonus question, they will also get chocolate bars.

Halloween challenge

Online Contest: Lessons from the Winners

sherlockThe online contest is over! Thanks to all who participated.

Friday challenge answer:

The Airplane crossing image is real. It shows Gibraltar Airport , where the runway insurrects with a road. The other two images have been manipulated. -
- The airplane that was Oscar Meyer wiener jet actually looks like this. Read the story of this fakery on the Museum of Hoaxes site.
- The crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine looks very different. See this fake debunked at http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/fauxphotos/, a very useful site documenting hoax photos and viral videos.

Friday challenge winner: Kylee Loebick

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Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 5

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

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Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 4

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

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Government Resources on Ebola

fdlp-emblem-colorThe U.S. Government Printing Office’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications offers access to a variety of Federal Government information Resources on Ebola.

A wide range of information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is available, including facts about Ebola; various preparedness checklists for patients, hospitals, and healthcare coalitions; and a handout on “What you Need to Know About Ebola.”

Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 3.

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

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Tennis at the Library

t_teamsUC Libraries and the UC Table Tennis Team co-sponsored a table tennis tournament Oct. 17th.  The collaborative effort was an event in the Langsam Connect Diversity Series.  A library team made up of Dean Xiamao Wang and other players from the library took on the four winners from the TTC, for a grand finale, with the TTC the champ!

Watch the video of the tournament highlights.

By Rosemary Franklin and Olga Hart

 

Online Contest: Image Detective. Day 2. You still CAN win additional prizes

As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

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Online Contest: Image Detective

The University of Cincinnati Libraries are celebrating National Information Literacy Awareness Month by offering our students an opportunity to demonstrate their research and critical thinking skills and win prizes by participating in an online contest.

We challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are asherlock lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!

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