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Weekend Infoload

Posted by wastatelib on January 25, 2008

We’re headed out to enjoy a chilly January weekend, but before we jet for the day we want to share some new and really nifty information with you.

Our Handouts page has been revamped.  All our handouts are now hosted on our main website, so downloading them should be much easier for those of you that have to deal with filters. 

There’s a new category for Handouts that go along with State Library Presentations and Events.  You’ll find several handouts from the upcoming “Conservation Kitchen” program there.  We’re hearing lots of buzz about this exciting brownbag event that’s happening next Wednesday, January 30th.

Four Genealogy handouts are also making their first appearance: WSL Genealogy Periodicals, Newspaper Indexes and Abstracts, Donation Land Claims, and Brief Histories of the Counties of Washington.

There’s also a new category for Northwest History News Notes.  You may remember this feature from last year.  We’ve uploaded Fall of 2006, and more will be coming soon. 

Speaking of Northwest News Notes, we’re going to be entering those featured journal articles into our new CiteULike account.  You’ll now be able to browse Northwest-related journal article citations by subject or author using our tag clouds!  If you see a couple you are interested in, we’ll be happy to email them to you; just follow our article request directions.   Books from News Notes will make their way to LibraryThing (and our online catalog of course), and new links of interest will be entered into, where you can do similar types of browsing.  You’ll be able to see the feeds for the most recent entries in the margins of this blog (or you can subscribe via RSS if you’re using a feedreader like Bloglines).

Finally, we have a new map available via Platial:  Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Centers.  If you’re planning on taking that Lewis and Clark-themed road trip this spring or summer, you might want to check it out!  Our other maps are still available on our Platial site too.

Tune in next week for our Event Rewinds of Archaeology in Washington and Conservation Kitchen, as well as more groovy information from the librarians at the Washington State Library!

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