Posted by LibeRaCe on February 3, 2009
Podcomplex is a free online distribution and information resource for musicians where you can access links covering music theory, mixing, samples and loops, music production software tutorial and a step by step guide on how to create music on your PC.Podcomplex also has a section called DAW that shows musicians how to go about selling their music.
The library subscribes to two music technology magazines that cover the latest developments in music hardware and software and how musicians are putting them to practical use through step by step guides. Ask at the counter for back issues or view the latest issues in the quiet area. The following books are also available to loan. You can also purchase books from the library book shop.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on December 19, 2007
The first place to look for academic e-books is your College library!
In college you can access the collections via the Novell screen/Mulitmedia&Reference/Online Reference/My library icon.
You can also access the libraries e-book collections at home if you have an Athens Password. Please ask in the library for details.
The best (and original) safe site for downloading E-books for free to help with your studies is Project Gutenberg. The majority of content is books whose copyright has ended and so can now be shared freely. Good for classics and English Lit. students.
The Classical Archives has worked with Project Gutenberg previously. If you register (for free) you can download up to 5 pieces each day.
Audio Books for Free is a British run site that also has had links with Project Gutenberg. You need to regsiter for free to download material. Subjects covered include classics, crime, science fiction, humour and even childrensbooks. You can also buy their whole collections in different formats.
The University of Virginia’s Library Etext Centre also makes e-books available for free online. Included in their collection is classic British and American fiction, major authors, children’s literature, American history, Shakespeare and African-American documents.
Cornell University’s arXiv site is a useful resource for Science and Maths students for WBQ/IB/HE. Find full text articles for free on topics including Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology and Statistics.
If you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader you can get PDF books for free as well! Books in stock are mostly classics with some IT titles available too. Again, would be useful for English students.
A useful gateway site to finding other online e-book sites is E-Books AU. This is not hosted by an educational institution, but many of the links are useful and live.
Remember – you may have to register with a site before they will allow you to download material.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on December 3, 2007
The British Library have produced Industry Guides to help new businesses research their target market.
Containing both resource lists of useful reports and links to online information – they are a valuable asset to your marketing mix!
Useful for our fashion, beauty, wood occupations, sports, design, catering, music, tourism and film students!!
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Posted by LibeRaCe on November 14, 2007
A good introduction to the (very recent) history of Friends Reunited, Friendster, My Space, Facebook, Bebo, Meebo – where they started, whats hot now, what the network you use can say about you and the truth behind which bands were REALLY discovered on My Space. Why have some networks sold out to the Media Corp giants and have you really thought about what’s written in your online profile and who now has access to it?????
“I wish I’d though of that” with Kate Thornton – BBC Radio 2 – Listen Again (may only be accessible on your home network)
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Posted by LibeRaCe on October 26, 2007
Have you got what it takes?
Worldskills UK is on for 2008! Find out more information for your subject on their website and ask your tutors for more details…..
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Posted by LibeRaCe on September 12, 2007
Want to improve your online research skills in your own time? The Intute Virtual Training Suite can help you do just that.
This site is free, simple to use, accessible from home and updated by subject professionals. They have recently added 9 new tutorials for Science and Engineering, with 8 more for the Arts, Humanities and Health. Tutorials now available include:
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