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IPL Project
Glenn Orleski
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QUESTION 1.
Research Questions TBA, article 12040153: (INACTIVE)
Subject: LIT: I'm looking for a book that I read while in college, but can (no need by)
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:18:41
5: CLAIMED Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:23:58
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
6: Re: LIT: I'm looking for a book that I read while in college, but can (no need by) (sent to
patron) Thu, 16 Jul 2009 20:33:24
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
Needed by: no need by
Question:
I'm looking for a book that I read while in college, but can't remember the exact title or the
author. The author was British, the title was something along the lines of "The Power of Words"
or "The Politics of Language" and it concerned discourse analysis, rhetoric, the politics of word
choice, and metareading etc. The cover was green (probably not that helpful, is it?). I think it was
published between 1995-2005. I'd like to read the book again and it's driving me crazy that I can't
think of the title!
name:
from: @gmail.com
confirm: @gmail.com
location: Sacramento
area: Literature
reason: For personal use
school: No
sources_consulted: Google Books, my college library's catalog
RESPONSE 1.
Hello,
Greetings from the Internet Public Library! Thank you for your question about the mystery title
of a book about discourse analysis.
I believe the title of your book is either “Language and Power” or “Discourse and Social
Change”. Both books are written by Norman Fairclough, professor of linguistics at Lancaster
University.
Fairclough, N. (1989) Language and Power. London; New York:
Longman
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Fairclough, N. (1992) Discourse and Social Change. Cambridge, UK;
Cambridge, MA: Polity Press
I found the first book by searching the “tags” field on Librarything. I entered the phrase
“discourse analysis, politics” (quotation marks are not necessary when you actually type it in,but
the comma is needed in between the two terms).
http://www.librarything.com/search
Since the title found was so close to your description I decided to check the author’s name on
Google to see if he was from England. Norman Fairclough’s faculty page for Lancaster
University was the first result.
http://www.google.com/
http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/profiles/263
Thought I was in the clear until I remembered your description of a green book cover. My first
result matched the title ideas you provided, but I couldn’t find any green cover editions. So to
cover all our bases I checked the covers of Fairclough’s other books using his Library Thing
author page. I found a green cover edition of his book titled “Discourse and Social Change”.
http://www.librarything.com/work/1136287
In order to double check the book information I searched for the titles on Worldcat and found
similar information.
http://www.worldcat.org/advancedsearch
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17321588&referer=brief_results
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25371774&referer=brief_results
One final note, a user generated book tagging system was the reason I chose Library Thing for
this search. The multiple tags that users can attach to their books provide a bigger target to hit
with a subject search.
I hope I provided you with the book title you were looking for.
Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you need more information
Thank you for using IPL.
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LOG 1.
The first question I chose to answer was also one of my simplest questions. As a result, I only
spent around an hour searching. I settled upon using Librarything right away. The website had
recently been covered in class and I felt this was the perfect opportunity to test the practical uses
that tagging offers. Since I didn’t know much about the book myself I simply trusted the users
subject descriptions of the book and conducted my tag search accordingly.
I felt fairly confident that I provided the book that the patron was looking for, but I wish that I
received some sort of positive feedback so that I could be sure. I would hate to think that I
offered book titles that were completely off base and the user just didn’t bother responding back
in any way because they were disappointed with the response. One thing that I failed to do was to
include the disclaimer that Librarything contains user generated information from non-experts.
QUESTION 2.
Research Questions TBA, article 12040165: (INACTIVE)
Subject: ENT: There was a Visa check card commercial where the guy tries t (no need by)
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:23:04
CLAIMED Fri, 17 Jul 2009 07:28:32
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
5: Re: ENT: There was a Visa check card commercial where the guy tries t (no need by) (sent to
patron) Fri, 17 Jul 2009 15:24:52
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
Needed by: no need by
Question:
There was a Visa check card commercial where the guy tries to write a check and the clerk asks
for his ID which the guy does not have. He comes back into the store with 8 people and shows
how they are all related including the clerk so the clerk should take his check with no ID. The ad
then says how much easier a Visa check card would have been. Where can I find a video of this
commercial online or to buy?
name:
from: @aol.com
confirm: @aol.com
location: ID
area: Entertainment/Sports
reason: general interest
school: No
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sources_consulted: none
Response 2.
Greetings from the Internet Public Library! Thank you for your question about finding a video
of the Visa check card commercial you described.
I was able to find two links to the video you requested. The first link is from the website
bestads.tv. The video appears to be a bit higher quality and is better for use in a professional
setting than the second link I provided, which is from spike.com. This second link contains some
mildly suggestive references on the page, but I provided it just in case the first link dies.
1.
http://www.bestads.tv/view/778/visa-check-card-the-six-degrees-of-kevin-bacon/
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened
version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/mowxm5
2.
http://www.spike.com/video/kevin-bacon/2419289
The commercial situation you described, where one person is somehow related to everyone
around them sounded like the “six degrees of separation” phenomena to me. Knowing this I
typed the following search phrase into Google - “six degrees of separation” visa commercial.
(Quotation marks should be included)
http://www.google.com/
The first result I found was a Wikipedia entry on the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game. The
game takes the classic six degrees premise and applies it to Kevin Bacon’s relations to other
actors. The entry mentions that Bacon “appeared in a commercial for the Visa check card that
parodied the game.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon
A community of users maintains or edits this source. Because membership in this community
may include non-experts, information taken from this source should be verified using other, more
reliable sources
Knowing that the star of this Visa commercial was likely Kevin Bacon I did a Google search
similar to the previous one and was able to find the first video link. This time I replaced
separation with Kevin Bacon. The exact search used was “six degrees of Kevin Bacon” visa.
(Quotation marks should be included) In order to find the Spike TV video I just added the term
commercial to the end of this search.
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Thank you for your question about finding an online video of this commercial. I had completely
forgotten about this Kevin Bacon commercial before I started researching your question. Nice
blast from the pop-culture past. I hope the videos provided are useful. Please don’t hesitate to
contact us again if you need more information.
Thank you for using IPL.
LOG 2.
This was another one of the more cut and dry questions I answered. I received an early break in
my search by attaching the six degrees phrase to visa commercial in order to find the Kevin
Bacon connection. So once again research for this question was fairly minimal and most of my
time was spent composing my response to the IPL user.. All in all the research took about 45
minutes while my written response took at least that amount of time. Due to finding the early
link between Kevin Bacon and the commercial description in the question there wasn’t a lot of
wasted searching.
I felt very good about how my answer to this question fell into place. The commercial concept
sounded familiar to me, but I hadn’t realized there was a celebrity involved until I actually began
the research. There isn’t anything that I can think of doing differently. The question was able to
be tied up nice and neat by providing exactly what the user was looking for.
QUESTION 3.
Research Questions TBA, article 12040709: (INACTIVE)
Subject: SCI: WHAT IS THE WHOLE PROCESS OF FINDING ACCELERATION DUE
TO GRAVITY (need by 08/1/2009)
Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 01:22:37
5: CLAIMED Thu, 30 Jul 2009 09:57:51
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
6: Re: SCI: WHAT IS THE WHOLE PROCESS OF FINDING ACCELERATION DUE TO
GRAVITY (need by 08/1/2009) (sent to patron) Thu, 30 Jul 2009 23:08:43
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
Needed by: 08/1/2009
Question:
WHAT IS THE WHOLE PROCESS OF FINDING ACCELERATION DUE TO GRAVITY
USING BAR PENDULUM WITH HOLES?
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name:
from: @yahoo.in
confirm: @yahoo.in
location: delhi
area: Science
reason: BY DOING EXPERIMENT.
school: No
sources_consulted: BSC. PRACTICAL PHYSICS(HARNAM SINGH)
Response 3.
Greetings from the Internet Public Library! Thank you for your question about the use of bar
pendulums in finding acceleration due to gravity. I was able to find two sources of information
that will help you with this process.
The first source I found is a pdf document found on the Maitreyi College web site. The document
explains the bar pendulum experiment process in great detail. I’ve included links to the page in
pdf and html formats.
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http://maitreyi.du.ac.in/Bar%20Pendulum.pdf
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:dSRU3q75H8J:maitreyi.du.ac.in/Bar%2520Pendulum.pdf+bar+pendulum+acceleration&cd=4&hl=
en&ct=clnk&gl=us
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/klcvkd
I found a second source of information in a Google books preview for Hannah Sathyaseelan’s
work titled Laboratory Manual in Applied Physics.
Sathyaseelan, H. (2002) Laboratory Manual in Applied Physics. New
Age International
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http://books.google.com/books?id=eRJ_6CyFlD0C&pg=PA11&dq=%22compound+bar+pendulu
m%22+AND+%22acceleration+due+to+gravity%22#v=onepage&q=&f=false
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/nwl3mg
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I searched the following terms in Google to find the first result, “bar pendulum acceleration”
(quotation marks are not necessary when you actually type it in)
By reading the first source I found that a bar pendulum is just one type of compound pendulum.
So to find the second source I added the term compound and included the phrase “acceleration
due to gravity” in a search of Google books.
"compound bar pendulum" "acceleration due to gravity” (include both phrases with quotation
marks in search box)
http://www.google.com/
http://books.google.com/
Thank you for your question about bar pendulums. I hope the sources provided are useful.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you need more information.
LOG 3.
Question #3 was likely one of my toughest questions as far as finding resources was concerned.
As a result I spent more time going through multiple results than I had on the first two combined.
Gauging exactly how much time is a little difficult though since I didn’t exactly sit down and
work on these questions in one sitting until I was done. I work remotely from a laptop sending
standing information on New Jersey businesses back to my office so the research for these
questions was intertwined with my work activities. For a rough estimate I would say I conducted
an hour and a half worth of researching before I began writing up my formal response.
I had difficulty matching the bar pendulum terminology and as a result had to try and brush up on
the subject a little to make sure that bar pendulum and compound pendulum were somewhat
interchangeable terms. The users question was fairly specific that they would be using a bar
pendulum though. For this reason I wanted to make sure the information that I found mimicked
what they would be doing as closely as possible. But most experiments and results that I found
didn’t deal with the simpler bar pendulum that the question asked about.
I tried limiting the search to .edu results to weed out some of the results, but ended up with results
that were very technical and I feared they would be overly complicated for the user. Despite my
best intentions I still feel that I ended up with two overly technical explanations of the
experiment. I was trying to find a simple graphic representation of demonstration of a pendulum
experiment, but a lot of the simpler experiments dealt with a ball on a string type of pendulums
instead of bar pendulums. This is my biggest disappointment that I wasn’t able to provide a
broader expertise level in the sources provided.
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Consulted the IPL physics sub-heading and didn’t find this specification type of pendulum
demonstration.
QUESTION 4.
Research Questions TBA, article 12040994: (INACTIVE)
Subject: SCI: 1)What is Protozoans? 2)To what phylum do protozans belong? (need by
08/12/2009)
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 20:53:27
4: CLAIMED Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:51:56
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
5: Re: SCI: 1)What is Protozoans? 2)To what phylum do protozans belong? (need by 08/12/2009)
(sent to patron) Fri, 07 Aug 2009 21:27:06
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
Needed by: 08/12/2009
Question:
1)What is Protozoans?
2)To what phylum do protozans belong?
3)What is the ancestry of protozoans?
4)What is the phylogeny of protozoans and how it is different
from porifera?
name:
from: @student.usp.ac.fj
confirm: @student.usp.ac.fj
location: USP-Laucala Camp., Fiji Is
area: Science
reason: I will use this this information by utilizing it in my
education progress.
school: No
sources_consulted: I am sorry! I did not consult any sources yet.
Response 4.
Greetings from the Internet Public Library! Thank you for your questions about Protozoan. I
was able to find five resources that should help you to answer these questions.
1.
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To start, I was able to find a concise entry on Protozoa from the Columbia Electronic
Encyclopedia that helps answer your first two questions. I used infoplease.com to find the entry.
“Protozoa, formerly, the name of an animal phylum comprising a
large, diverse assortment of microscopic or near-microscopic one-celled heterotrophic organisms
(protozoans). The term “protozoan” (or the collective plural “protozoa”) continues to be used
informally; the organisms are now more commonly placed in any of five phyla in the kingdom
Protista.”
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0840325.html
2.
I was able to find another entry on Protozoa by using the online edition of The Dictionary of Cell
& Molecular Biology by John Lackie. The dictionary requires registration for frequent use, but
can be used once every 90 days by non registered users
“A very diverse group comprising some 50,000 eukaryotic organisms that consist of one cell.
Because most of them are motile and heterotrophic, the Protozoa were originally regarded as a
phylum of the animal kingdom. However it is now clear that they have only one common
characteristic, they are not multi-cellular, and Protozoa are now usually classed as a SubKingdom of the Kingdom Protista. On this classification the Protozoa are grouped into several
phyla, the main ones being the Sarcomastigophora (flagellates, heliozoans and amoeboid-like
protozoa), the Ciliophora (ciliates) and the Apicomplexa (sporozoan parasites such as
Plasmodium > Plasmodium).”
http://www.mblab.gla.ac.uk/~julian/dict2.cgi?5411
http://on.to/cellbiology
Answering questions 3 and 4 is a bit trickier as I am not well versed enough in the subject to
answer specifically, but I have provided as much information as possible below. Also, if you
could provide more details on what you mean by “ancestry” in question three I will try to provide
more information on that question.
3.
I was able to find classification and phylogeny information on Protozoan and Porifera in lecture
documents for a Marine Invertebrate zoology class taught by Jason Rogers. Rogers is the Marine
Science Instructor at Cape Fear Community College and the presentations are linked below in pdf
and power point versions.
Link to all class lectures
http://cfcc.edu/rogers/courses/msc174/resources.html
Protozoans
http://cfcc.edu/rogers/courses/msc174/Lectures/Kingdom%20Protozoa08.pdf
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This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/npkutu
http://cfcc.edu/rogers/courses/msc174/Lectures/Kingdom%20Protozoa08.ppt
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/lo594u
Porifera
http://cfcc.edu/rogers/courses/msc174/Lectures/Phylum%20Porifera.pdf
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/lyob4x
http://cfcc.edu/rogers/courses/msc174/Lectures/Phylum%20Porifera.ppt
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/l7o6le
These last two links are from his lectures on invertebrate classification and relationships. At the
end of the document there is a useful diagram that breaks down the multiple kingdom and
classification systems that are used.
http://cfcc.edu/rogers/courses/msc174/Lectures/Invertebrate%20Classification%20&%20Relation
ships.pdf
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/lqjh28
http://cfcc.edu/rogers/courses/msc174/Lectures/Invertebrate%20Classification%20&%20Relation
ships.ppt
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/mln9ku
4.
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The page below from ETI Bioinformatics contains a link to the World Biodiversity Database that
provides additional description and classification information for the Phylum Porifera.
http://www.eti.uva.nl/tools/wbd.php
http://nlbif.eti.uva.nl/bis/limno.php?menuentry=soorten&id=285
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/lzd5co
5.
Finally, the link below, found at The Tree of Life Web Project, hosted by The University of
Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and The University of Arizona Library,
provides a graphical look at the Phylogenetic Relationships of organisms with nucleated cells
known as Eukaryotes. Porifera or sponges can be found by clicking on animals in the tree.
http://www.tolweb.org/Eukaryotes/3
Finding sources used
Source 1.
I found the Infoplease information by clicking on the encyclopedia link on the left side of the
Internet Public Library page, selecting the info please page, and searching using the term
PROTOZOA.
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref32.00.00/
Source 2.
I found the online version of The Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology by first searching using
the following terms in Google, BIOLOGY DICTIONARY site:.EDU GOOGLE .
The site:.EDU entry limits the pages returned to college and university page, providing more
scholarly results.
This search led me to the following collection of Biology Dictionaries provided by Washington
University Libraries.
http://library.wustl.edu/subjects/life/dictionaries.html
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Browsing through the dictionaries led me to the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology.
Source 3.
I found the Cape Fear Community College lectures by entering the following search in Google,
PROTOZOANS PHYLUM site:.EDU.
http://www.google.com/
Source 4.
The World Biodiversity Database was found by clicking on the Science subject collection on the
left side of the IPL home page. Next, I selected the life sciences sub-heading. The database was
the last resource at the bottom of the page.
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/sci00.00.00/
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/sci36.00.00/
Source 5.
I began my search for the last source used, the Tree of Life Web Project, by entering the
following search into Google.
BIOLOGY encyclopedia site:.EDU
This led me to the Biology pathfinder for Oakland University
http://library.oakland.edu/research/pathfinders/biology.htm
At the bottom of the page under internet resources I found a link
to the Tree of Life Web Project.
http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html
http://www.google.com/
Thank you for your questions about Protozoan. I hope the information provided above is useful.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you need more information.
Thank you for using IPL.
LOG 4.
This request was very challenging and required extensive research due to all of
the unfamiliar terminology and the multiple questions that were asked. I look at this
question as the Pièce de résistance of my IPL work. Once again I had to familiarize
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myself with the many variations in terminology in order to insure that I was searching
consistently. The biggest break came when I began shortening the URL for the one Cape
Fear Community College result I returned in Google. By doing so I was essentially
moving backwards in an index. This led me to the root page of the class lectures that
included information that would allow the patron to answer question 4 very specifically.
I was fairly satisfied with the amount of information I was able to include in this
one response. Without trying to answer all of the questions directly I was still able to
provide information with a narrow enough focus that the user shouldn’t have had any
trouble answering the questions themselves. One disappoint I had was that the user
didn’t respond back to clarify what exactly they meant with the term ancestry in question
3. Nothing in my research touched upon that topic and as single celled organisms I
wasn’t sure if the concept of ancestry even applied to them. This of course is based on
my limited scientific knowledge, so I was incorrect in my assumption I would’ve
appreciated the user letting me know, or providing some more specific information on
that question.
QUESTION 5.
Research Questions TBA, article 12041245: (INACTIVE)
Subject: MSC: tHANK YOU FRIST OF ALL FOR YOUR SERCIVE, MY ???IS i HAVE A
P (no need by)
Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 16:57:09
4: CLAIMED Sat, 15 Aug 2009 08:42:51
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
5: Re: MSC: tHANK YOU FRIST OF ALL FOR YOUR SERCIVE, MY ???IS i HAVE A P (no
need by) (sent to patron) Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:45:00
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
Needed by: no need by
Question:
tHANK YOU FRIST OF ALL FOR YOUR SERCIVE, MY ???IS i HAVE A PRINT CALLED
MOTHER ,BY BARRONESS VON HUTTEN,IT WAS PRINTED BY THEJ. RAYMOND
HOWL CO.,CHICACO,N0IT IS ON .9-2 IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE
AGE AND THE ARIST ,I WOULD BE GRATFUL,I HAD THIS PICTURE FOR FIFTEEN
YEARS MYSELF ,I GOT IT AT A YARD SALE, AND NEVER CHECKED IT OUT ,
tHANK YOU
cONNIE
name:
from: @aol.com
confirm: @aol.com
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location: Fisher IN.
area: Other
reason: PERSONAL
school: No
Response 5.
Greetings from the Internet Public Library! Thank you for your questions regarding the origins
of your print.
A member of the antiques forum at antiquesandhearts.com was looking for information on a print
identical to yours back in 2005, and their description of the piece led me to uncover many of the
following details.
http://antiquesandthearts.com/forumresponse.asp?var=3235&var2=8
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/r56vcz
A community of users maintains or edits this source. Because membership in this community
may include non-experts, information taken from this source should be verified using other, more
reliable sources.
The artist who created the painting in your print is actually James McNeill Whistler. The
painting titled “Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter’s Mother” dates back to
1871, and is more commonly referred to as “Whistler’s Mother”.
An image and information on the painting can be found at a James Whistler site hosted by the
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Glasgow.
http://www.mr-whistlers-art.info/art/paintings/subject_painting/the_mother.shtml
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/lkx4mw
The person mentioned in your question, Baroness Von Hutten, is only responsible for the short
poem that accompanies the painting. Using Google Books I was able to find a copy of the poem
in a collection of motherly anecdotes compiled by Mary Allette Ayer. The book is titled “Our
Mothers”.
http://books.google.com/books?id=lUquQrswHwYC&pg=PA50&dq=%22she+ever+does+to+yo
u+is+to+die+and+leave+you%22+baroness&ei=HqeHSvicIpuygTO0f2yDg#v=onepage&q=%22she%20ever%20does%20to%20you%20is%20to%20die%20a
nd%20leave%20you%22%20baroness&f=false
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
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http://tinyurl.com/pf5ptx
Ayer, M. A. (1916). Our mothers. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
Information on the printer, the J. Raymond Howe Co., was difficult to come by, so I’m not able to
provide an exact age of this piece. I found a short bio of a J. Raymond Howe Co. on the
Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City page. This site has the publisher of the same name
in business from 1905-1914, though it had them specializing in postcards.
http://www.metropostcard.com/publishersh.html
I searched all over the Illinois state archives and collections as well as current business
registration pages for Illinois but was still unable to turn up any other information on the
company. The Illinois State Library has an option to ask questions via email, so this may be the
best avenue to find information on this business in order to get a better idea of the date your print
was created.
https://www.ilsos.gov/ContactFormsWeb/email_ref.html
Sites below were searched for J. Raymond Howe Co. but turned up nothing.
http://iledi.org/ppa/index/AUTHOR_Illinois__Illinois_Historic_Preservation_Agency_1.html
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/pnzw7q
http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/
http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/search.php
Search methods used.
I searched the following terms without quotations in Google - whistler's mother baroness von
hutten – allowed me to find a print of a similar item in ebay, so that I could reference the words in
the poem to try and find a copy of the poem in Google Books by Baroness Von Hutten.
http://cgi.ebay.ph/1911-Whistler-Mother-Van-Hutten-SayingPrint_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ310145935552
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/p58tkc
http://www.google.com/
http://books.google.com/
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I searched the following terms in Google, with quotations, in order to find the forum post at
antiquesandhearts.com. –
"j. raymond howe"
The Librarians Internet Index is found on IPL.org on left menu bar. I searched the following
terms on the Librarians Internet Index - whistler’s mother – in order to find the historical page
and painting information on James Whistler.
http://www.lii.org/
Thank you for your questions about the origins of this print ofWhistler’s work. I hope the
information provided above is useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you need more
information.
Thank you for using IPL.
Log 5.
First things first, I had to decipher some misspellings in the question in order to
find what terms I should actually be searching with. I figured that the printer was either
J. Raymond Howell or J. Raymond Howe. Searching for both phrases using Google
confirmed that Howe was the correct term and as luck would have it led me to a forum
post from someone who was looking for information on the same print. The information
kept me from going on a wild goose chase looking for a painter named Baroness Von
Hutten. Because of this I was able to save some time and probably spent about 2 hours
on the question. Much of my time was spent unsuccessfully looking for additional
information on the company that made the print; the rest of the information was fairly
easy to come by.
I would have liked to find more information on the J. Raymond Howe Company
that operated out of Chicago. However, In spite of not finding this information I’m very
confident in the referral that I provided the customer with. Given that the information
provided within the question wasn’t exactly clear or precise I was somewhat surprised
that this question went as smoothly as it did. This is one of the questions where the user
shared positive feedback with me afterwards. The realization that I was able to have an
impact on someone provided a nice pick me up as I was preparing to answer my final two
questions.
QUESTION 6.
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Research Questions TBA, article 12042219: (INACTIVE)
Subject: Quota: BUS: I want to establish want happened to two companies: Flora (no need
by)
Posted: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 16:16:13
8: CLAIMED Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:20:33
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
9: Re: Quota: BUS: I want to establish want happened to two companies: Flora (no need by) (sent
to patron) Sat, 22 Aug 2009 07:15:19
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
Needed by: no need by
Question:
I want to establish want happened to two companies:
Flora Corporation whose last known address was Po Box 3200
Honolulu 96813
Aloha Development Inc who last known address was c/o PO Box 60,
Mt View, HI 96771
name:
from: @btinternet.com
confirm: @btinternet.com
location: England
area: Business
reason: Research into the named companies
school: No
sources_consulted: I have looked on the internet but I have been
unable to find any clues.
Response 6.
Greetings from the Internet Public Library! Thank you for your question about the status of
these two companies. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find any exact matches for businesses with
both the names and addresses you provided. So I’ve listed the sources I consulted as well as my
search process. I’ve also provided you with some contact information to further your search with
Hawaii directly if you should choose to do so.
A search of the Business Registration Division at Hawaii’s state website turned up the following
results.
Aloha Development search
http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/search.html?beginsWith=false&query=aloha+development
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This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/n5zwu7
Flora Corporation search
http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/search.html?beginsWith=false&query=Flora+corp
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/lb5a4w
You’ll notice I found a matching name for Aloha Development Inc, but the company was
dissolved back in 1992 and the address doesn’t match the one provided. I also found an Aloha
Development LLC that was terminated in 2006. But I was unable to find the address you
provided for this company as well.
Business entity search home
http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/documents/search.html
After not having any luck at the state level I decided to check the county web pages of Hawaii
and Honolulu to see if I could find any kind of information on these businesses on a county level.
Hawaii County had a general site search as well as a search of their council records. Neither one
of these searches turned up anything on Aloha Development.
http://www.hawaii-county.com/site_search.htm
http://records.co.hawaii.hi.us/weblink/Search.aspx
The Honolulu County site listed below simply referenced me back to the state business search for
Hawaii.
http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us/main/online_services/
Below I’ve included a web page containing all of the contact information for Hawaii’s Business
Registration Division in case you wanted to contact them directly regarding the companies in
question.
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/breg/main/contact/
One possible explanation for why I wasn’t able to find anything on Hawaii’s business registration
page is that the businesses were incorporated outside of Hawaii even though they have addresses
linking them there. A collection of all of the different state government pages of the United
States can be found at the usa.gov site. This could prove useful if you find
the companies operated anywhere outside of Hawaii.
http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml
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In addition to this site I found a non government sponsored site that collects all of the state sites
and organizes their links by services offered, branches of government, counties, etc. Look for
departments or divisions of revenue and other business related names under the executive branch
heading. These areas will usually lead you to a business registration page where you can conduct
a registered business search in that state.
http://www.statelocalgov.net/
Hopefully the sources I’ve provided prove to be useful. Here’s a quick recap of how I found
them. I began my search at the USA.gov site. I had used this site before and knew it would link
me to Hawaii’s state government page, as well as the rest of the state government pages for the
United States. Clicking on the state government link on the right of the page, under government
agencies, took me to the state index that I provided earlier. Next I clicked on Hawaii, and then
selected the business link at the top of Hawaii’s site. Once there, I followed the link for the
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and then click the link to the Business
Registration Division. Selecting the overview/services link then took me to a written overview of
the services the site offers. You’ll notice that the phrase “business name search” is underlined
and hyperlinked. Clicking this finally got me to the Hawaii business entity search that I used.
In order to find the second collection of state links
http://www.statelocalgov.net/
I entered the following search terms in Google.
collection of links state government pages
Once on the page I clicked the link to Hawaii, and then scrolled down to the county section in
order to find the individual pages listed there for Hawaii and Honolulu counties.
Thank you for your question about these two Hawaiian companies. I hope the information
provided above is useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you need more information.
Thank you for using IPL.
LOG 6.
I have to admit, I felt like I was cheating a bit taking this question since the subject matter
dealt very closely with my current job. Quality questions were beginning to dwindle so I went
with what I knew. I didn’t waste any time using search engines to try and find the businesses in
question. The information that is found this way is oftentimes inaccurate or simply nonexistent.
Most state and county governments have their own business search pages these days so it is a
simple matter of searching these databases that are almost guaranteed to be comprehensive.
Because of my familiarity with the subject the search process only took around 45 minutes. In
many of these questions the majority of my time was spent attempting to reorganize my search
results for the final draft of my answer. One skill to work on would be keeping my research
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manageable and organized so that I don’t spend so much time attempting to piece together my
responses. This wasn’t as much of an issue on this question, but for the more involved questions
untangling my research proved to be an intensive activity.
Outside of any slight organizational issues I was very confident in the response I
provided here. With my knowledge of the information services industry I had no reason not to
be. My research was aided by how simple and effective Hawaii’s business website was. I was
able to link directly to search results that also showed the search terms used. Additionally the
status, addresses, officers and other information related to the businesses are available free of
charge. Some state websites like New Jersey charge you 5 dollars to view the information on
file. With the ability to view all of the information of the businesses as well as the parameters of
the search the customer can feel confident with the provided results. The contact page for Hawaii
would give him that extra piece of mind if he wanted to hear from an more authoritative source
that could provide him something like a no record certificate if need be.
QUESTION 7.
Research Questions TBA, article 12042720: (INACTIVE)
Subject: EDU: books at my public library about The Triangular Slave Trade (need by
08/30/2009)
Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:49:40
5: CLAIMED Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:40:42
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
6: Re: EDU: books at my public library about The Triangular Slave Trade (need by 08/30/2009)
(sent to patron) Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:15:02
by Glenn Orleski ([email protected])
Needed by: 08/30/2009
Question:
I need to find some books at my public library about The
Triangular Slave Trade.
name:
from: @yahoo.com
confirm: @yahoo.com
location: Conroe,Tx
area: Education
reason: I have a research paper on The Triangular Slave Trade.
school: Yes
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Response 7.
Greetings from the Internet Public Library! Thank you for your question about locating books
on the subject of the triangular slave trade at your public library.
Using the location you provided of Conroe, Texas I determined that the Montgomery County
Memorial Library System would be thecorrect library catalog to search in.
http://newcatalog.hcpl.net/MCML/
I’ve included a long list of results found below. First, I included the terms I used for my search
in the catalog. Then, each book citation is listed with the library location and call number
underneath that.
I included a fairly broad selection of books because I’m not sure what exact academic level you
are looking for. Judging by the map it looks like your library system is part of a large county. So
if books are located at a location too far away asking your librarian about inter-library loan may
be an option, time permitting.
Also, please note that I used transatlantic and Atlantic as alternate search terms in place of
triangular. I found that triangular slave trade or the triangle trade is a more specific topic in the
broader subject of the Atlantic slave trade as a whole.
Search terms used for catalog - transatlantic slave
Alderman, C. L. (1972). Rum, slaves, and molasses; The story of New England's triangular trade.
New York: Crowell-Collier Press. (juvenile)
Tomball Library Juv Nonfiction 382.44 Ald Checked In 09/30/2006
11 34028036976299
Rawley, James A., & Behrendt, Stephen D. (2005). The
Transatlantic Slave Trade A History. Univ of Nebraska Pr.
Cy-Fair Library Nonfiction 382.44 Raw Checked In 03/31/2008 2
34028051774868
Rawley, J. A. (1981). The transatlantic slave trade: A history.
New York: Norton.
MCML Central (cen) - Conroe Adult Non-Fiction Collection - 2nd
Floor 382.44 Raw c.1 Checked In 08/02/2004 8 33543000077016
LSC-North Harris (nor) Circulating Books HT985 .R38 1981 Checked
In 10/26/1997 7 33136001475790
Tomball Library Circulating Books HT985 .R38 1981 Checked In
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10/17/2008 11 33136001475782
Allman, T. (2009). The transatlantic slave trade. Detroit: Lucent
Books.
(juvenile)
Cy-Fair Library Juv Nonfiction 306.362 All On Order 0
34028071904156
Tomball Library Juv Nonfiction 306.362 All On Order 0
34028071904149
Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.). (2002). Captive passage:
The transatlantic slave trade and the making of the Americas.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Tomball Library Nonfiction 382.44 Cap Checked In 06/10/2009 5
34028053357993
Ciment, J. (2006). Colonial America: An encyclopedia of social,
political, cultural, and economic history. Armonk, NY: Sharpe
Reference.
Contains section on triangle trade according to index
MCML RF Meador (rfm) - Willis Reference Area 973.2 Col v. 1
Checked In 0 33543010252971
MCML RF Meador (rfm) - Willis Reference Area 973.2 Col v. 2
Checked In 0 33543010252930
MCML RF Meador (rfm) - Willis Reference Area 973.2 Col v. 3
Checked In 033543010252898
MCML RF Meador (rfm) - Willis Reference Area 973.2 Col v. 4
Checked In 0 33543010252856
MCML RF Meador (rfm) - Willis Reference Area 973.2 Col v. 5
Checked In 0 33543010252815
Burnside, M., & Robotham, R. (1997). Spirits of the passage: The
Transatlantic slave trade in the seventeenth century. New York,
NY: Simon & Schuster Editions.
MCML Central (cen) - Conroe Adult Non-Fiction Collection - 2nd
Floor 326 Bur c.1 Checked In 11/23/1999 10 33543004704128
MCML CB Stewart-West Branch (wst) - Montgomery Adult Area 326 Bur
c.2 Checked In 05/16/1997 0 33543004704185
LSC-North Harris (nor) Circulating Books HT1322 .B78 1997 Checked
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In 09/15/2006 6 33136002925835
Search terms used for catalog - triangle trade
Coughtry, J. (1981). The notorious triangle: Rhode Island and the
African slave trade, 1700-1807. Philadelphia: Temple University
Press.
LSC-North Harris (nor) Circulating Books E445.R4 C68 Checked In
09/13/2005 3 33136001475253
Miller, J. (2001). American slavery. The complete history of. San
Diego, Calif: Greenhaven Press.
Contains section - The triangle trade: the origins of the slave
trade
MCML South (sou) - The Woodlands Reference Area - 2nd Floor YA
973.0496 Ame Checked In 0 33543005283742
Search terms used for catalog - atlantic slave trade
Wood, B. (2005). Slavery in colonial America, 1619-1776. Lanham,
Md: Rowman & Littlefield.
Cy-Fair Library Nonfiction 306.362 Woo Checked In 04/09/2009 2
34028069213602
Curtin, P. D. (1969). The Atlantic slave trade; A census.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
Tomball Library Circulating Books HT975 .C8 Checked In 10/27/2006
10 33136002259219
Klein, H. S. (1999). The Atlantic slave trade. New approaches to
the Americas. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
LSC-Montgomery (mon) Circulating Books HT1322 .K54 1999 Transit
02/05/2008 6 33136003393280
Tomball Library Circulating Books HT1322 .K54 1999 Checked In
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03/28/2009 7 33136003510107
Postma, J. (2003). The Atlantic slave trade. Greenwood guides to
historic events, 1500-1900. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.
MCML Central (cen) - Conroe Adult Non-Fiction Collection - 2nd
Floor 306.362 Pos Checked In 04/15/2008 4 33543006680458
MCML RB Tullis (tul) - New Caney Non-fiction Collection - 2nd
Floor 306.362 Pos Checked In 0 33543006680441
MCML RF Meador (rfm) - Willis Adult Area 306.362 Pos Checked In 0
33543006680433
Cy-Fair Library Nonfiction 306.362 Pos Checked In 05/03/2008 9
34028051917863
LSC-Kingwood College (kin) Circulating Books HT1322 .P67 2003
Checked In 02/27/2008 3 33136003977975
Tomball Library Nonfiction 306.362 Pos Checked In 01/22/2008 4
34028055464490
Mannix, D. P. (1965). Black cargoes: A history of the Atlantic
slave trade, 1518-1865. New York: Viking Press.
Tomball Library Circulating Books HT1049 .M2 1965 Checked In
03/23/2007 13 33136001108821
Thomas, H. (1997). The slave trade: The story of the Atlantic
slave trade, 1440-1870. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
MCML Central (cen) - Conroe Adult Non-Fiction Collection - 2nd
Floor 382.44 Tho c.2 Checked In 08/08/2009 8 33543005798020
MCML Mitchell (wwo) - West Woodlands Adult Nonfiction Collection
- 2nd Floor 382.44 Tho Checked In 07/06/1998 1 33543003899499
MCML RB Tullis (tul) - New Caney Non-fiction Collection - 2nd
Floor 382.44 Tho c.4 Checked In 09/07/2005 4 33543005798046
MCML South (sou) - The Woodlands Adult Area - 2nd Floor 382.44
Tho c.3 Checked In 02/21/2008 9 33543005798038
MCML CB Stewart-West Branch (wst) - Montgomery Adult Area 382.44
Tho Checked In 09/15/2007 3 33543005798053
LSC-Kingwood College (kin) Circulating Books HT985 .T47 1997
Checked In 07/24/2000 2 33136002999491
LSC-North Harris (nor) Circulating Books HT985 .T47 1997 Checked
In 11/29/2004 3 33136002997040
Tomball Library Nonfiction 382.44 Tho Checked In 06/10/2009 5
34028032843204
Tomball Library Circulating Books HT985 .T47 1997 Checked In
10/17/2008 14 33136002995168
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HCPL Fairbanks Branch Nonfiction 382.44 Tho Checked In 03/07/2008
18 34028027225193
Here are some additional sources on the web for your consideration.
http://www.nlj.org.jm/abolition.htm
This site provided by the National Library of Jamaica contains bibliographies, chronologies,
articles, manuscripts and other sources regarding the slave trade. The introduction just explains
the correlation between transatlantic slave trade and the triangular trade that your question
referred to.
“The transatlantic slave trade is largely responsible for bringing to the Americas enslaved
Africans. The slave trade is said to have drawn between ten and twenty million Africans from
their homeland, with approximately six hundred thousand coming to Jamaica (one of the largest
importer of slaves at the time) between 1533 and 1807. Referred to as the triangular trade, it
involved three points, Europe, Africa and the West Indies and represented a complex financial
business at its peak in the 18th century.”
Google search terms used - transatlantic slave trade
http://www.google.com/
http://www.sil.si.edu/silpublications/transatlanticslavery.htm
This link is quite long and could break, so here is a shortened version for your convenience.
http://tinyurl.com/2kmmgw
This link is a large bibliography on transatlantic slavery compiled by Shauna Collier and provided
by Smithsonian Institution Libraries, books there aren’t likely to be available at your local library.
Google search terms used - triangular slave trade bibliography
http://www.google.com/
http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces
This site is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities and provided by the
Emory University Digital Library Research Initiative. It is a huge database that takes a very in
depth look at the slave trade, down to ship by ship statistics. There is likely way more in depth
information than you were looking for but it was just too neat of a source not to include.
Instructional video on using the database available for download at NYU digital archives here.
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http://archive.nyu.edu/handle/2451/28055
Google search terms - triangular slave trade site:.edu
http://www.google.com/
Thank you for your question about locating books on the subject of the triangular slave trade at
your public library. I hope the information provided above will prove useful. Please don’t hesitate
to contact us again if you need more information. Thank you for using IPL.
LOG 7.
The most involved aspect of answering this question was making sure that the libraries
and book locations were formatted in a way that could referenced easily. I worked out a pretty
good system that began with identifying an appropriate book in the libraries OPAC. Next I
copied and pasted the ISBN numbers into world cat and then copied and pasted the appropriate
citation style into word. Finally I copied the library locations and call numbers for each book.
I felt confident about the assortment of books I was able to provide on the questions
topic. It would have been beneficial to know the exact location of the user as well as their grade
level. Without knowing these two things I provided all locations within the county, and tried to
provide a broad assortment of books on the transatlantic slave trade.
Reaction
Twelve credits into my masters program I finally feel like a librarian in training!
My work on the IPL project offered me the chance to escape the vacuum of scavenger
hunt style searching worksheets by performing one of the jobs of an actual librarian. My
work experience thus far hasn’t actually involved library work of any kind so I was
looking forward to getting my feet wet by interacting with real library users. By dealing
with and working through some of the common issues that arise when librarians and
patrons interact via email I am now able to begin the process of adapting my skills to my
experiences. Previous class work has piled necessary information on, but my IPL work
provides me with the ability to better mold that information for library work.
I would’ve been unlikely to have the same sense of positive reinforcement if my
first interaction with library customers came in the form of information desk work or live
chat sessions. E-mail reference offers a level of detachment between librarian and
patron that allows for the passage of necessary information while blocking out some of
the static involved in the other interactions. There are some obvious drawbacks that were
touched on in my reactions to the individual questions. The biggest probably being a
lack of immediate feedback, or complete lack of feedback of any kind in some instances.
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The downside to the instant feedback that is possible during in person and live chat
settings is the expectation of the instant response that the settings dictate. Some of the
questions I answered for the IPL wouldn’t have been nearly as thorough or complete had
the customer been standing at my reference desk or waiting at the other end of an IM
conversation. The library patron may have gotten an adequate response, or they may
have gone away with a sense of “negative closure” due to my inability to find proper
resources in a timely fashion.
There are more resources available to librarians now than ever before and many
can be accessed instantaneously due to their electronic nature. However, the job of the
librarian requires not only finding information but also evaluating that information to
insure that they provide quality sources. Based upon my experience with the IPL I’m
comfortable in concluding that email reference will provide the most thorough and
fulfilling research experience for both librarians and their customers. I am not saying that
it will become the most prevalent or preferred form of research for libraries. In fact I fear
things may go the other way. Providing a thorough answer usually means dedicating a
larger chunk of time to that answer. Libraries are operating in an economic climate
where they may not always be able to justify the cost of quality research.
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