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February/March 2011 Newsletter

WiderNet News

 

In the February/March 2011 Issue:

  • Staff Feature: Sherry Lochhaas Develops a Religious Studies Portal 
  • SCECSAL Conference Attendants Affirm eGranary Digital Library's Success
  • Global Disabilities Rights Library Application Update
  • eGranary Library Description Written in Arabic

 

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Staff Feature: Sherry Lochhaas Develops a Religious Studies PortalSherry Lochhaas

The Religious Studies Portal began as a volunteer project of Sherry Lochhaas during the summer of 2010. The portal contains approximately 262 websites, and over 1,100 articles about religions around the world. As part of her master’s project, Sherry has created a survey to evaluate the structure, content and functionality of the religious studies portal. To take Sherry’s survey go to: http://www.widernet.org/egranary/survey

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SCECSAL Conference Attendants Affirm eGranary Digital Library's Success

During a trip to Botswana for the SCECSAL Conference this past December, WiderNet Project founder Cliff Missen received resounding endorsements from eGranary users in the field.Visitors sported eGranary buttons throughout the event, and took home WiderNet brochures and pens as well.

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  Global Disabilities Rights Library Application Update

The GDRL team began reviewing completed GDRL applications on March 1, 2011, the deadline for the first round of applications. The GDRL team has sent a follow-up email to all who applied.  If you have not received an email, you may have provided an invalid email address and need to contact us at applications@gdrl.org. The response to our call for applications has been very impressive. To date, we have received over 300 applications. 

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eGranary Library Description Written in Arabic

 There is now a description of the eGranary Digital Library available in Arabic.  Osama Ali, a WiderNet volunteer, is working with a recently purchased Arabic keyboard to translate articles and other media into Arabic. Many thanks to Osama Ali for beginning this next venture for the WiderNet Project!  

 

 

 

 


 

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