Feb. 9th, 2012

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Feb. 9th, 2012 09:23 am
gwynhefar: (Default)
When I was little, learning to read, I had a problem. My mother called me a 'lazy reader'. I would glance at the first and last letters in a word or phrase and then guess at the rest based on context. Often I was right, but sometimes I was spectacularly wrong.

I've noticed myself doing again lately - a hardware store advertising that they sold "notary seals" somehow translated in my brain as Navy SEALS and I thought they were having a military promotion. There have been other times although I don't remember them all at the moment. I don't do it while reading any more, but when just glancing around at words in the environment, I totally do it all the time.

Lazy brain.

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Feb. 9th, 2012 12:41 pm
gwynhefar: (action librarian)
One of the fortunate difficulties of teaching library skills these days is the difficulty in finding journals that the University doesn't have access to as an example of what to do if you can't find what you're looking for.

So I'm going to appeal to a larger audience, particularly those of you working in the tech field in the 80s and early 90s - can anyone give me titles of obscure or lesser-known academic journals, newspapers, or trade publications that we might not own?

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