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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

 

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