Monday, October 29, 2007

2010 Census will determine state grant money

Want to know why the 2010 Census determines how much grant money Oklahoma receives? Click on the title above and take a look at page 7 on the attachment to see how Oklahoma's share will change in 2010.

Extreme Pumpkins

Friday, October 26, 2007

Monsters and Madmen: Halloween DVD's

Launching us from a grave past to a space-age future, these two thrilling double features, from producers Richard and Alex Gordon, spin classic tales of hair-raising homicidal mania and intrepid, death-defying exploration. Featuring Boris Karloff in two of his most horrifying roles The Haunted Strangler and Corridors of Blood, and two classic sci-fi treats from the atomic age.

For True Fright try: Diabolique

An acknowledged influence on Psycho, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s horror classic is the story of a sadistic headmaster who brutalizes his fragile wife and his headstrong mistress. The two women murder him and dump his body in a swimming pool; when the pool is drained, no corpse is found.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuition Hikes Outpace Student-Aid Increases

All Things Considered, October 22, 2007 · Among the immutable laws of physics that students learn about, here's one Newton never dreamed of: The cost of going to college always goes in one direction. Here's another: As student aid goes up, college costs rise faster.

According to Sandy Baum, senior policy analyst with the College Board, the average price of college is continuing to rise more rapidly than the consumer price index, and more rapidly than average prices in the economy.

For more on this story click Here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search

You may be thinking about using the Internet to help you in your quest for a new job. If not, you should. Maybe this will persuade you: in 1998, there were over 28 million jobs posted on the Internet. That number includes Job Boards, Corporate Web sites, and Usenet (1999 Electronic Recruiting Index,, 1998). According to Job Searching Online for Dummies by Pam Dixon, 17,000 new jobs are posted online each week and employers and recruiters use the Web to make 48*percent* of all hires.

From Career Planning by Dawn Rosenberg McKay.

For more information click Here

Monday, October 22, 2007

Struggling Musicians and Garage Bands: Kompoz Your Music Today!

Kompoz is a social workspace and music collaboration tool for musicians in many genres (R&B, Techno, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Classical, Bluegrass, etc.). Use it to compose new music with other artists around the world. Whenever you got an idea for a song, record a track, upload it, then invite others to add drums, bass, vocals or anything else to it.

Kompoz offers a discussion board to share information on publishing, copyright, recording tips, quality equipment to use, and much more. Kompoz's blogs provide a forum for musicians to share video footage (YouTube style) of stage performances and live concert venues.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Best Cities For Jobs

A mining community has struck gold--with tech jobs.

Topping the latest ranking of out Best Cities for Jobs list is Salt Lake City. The Crossroads to the West, an economy that has been predominantly driven by the mining and steel industries, has developed into a service-based city and has become a tech sector hub for digerati migrating from Silicon Valley.

View the Slide show here: Best Cities For Jobs

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New FDA Drug Safety Newsletter - Online!

Click on the title above to check out a new online drug website for healthcare professionals. The website newsletter includes postmarketing reviews, drug safety, fact sheets and alerts.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Great Places To See Live Music: Great American Music Hall

Starting as a bordello in 1907, then as a burlesque club, and finally in its present incarnation as the Great American Music Hall, this San Francisco landmark has seen a lot of action. Host Kevin Seal shows you the beautiful theater that has hosted performances by everyone from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Bill Evans to the Grateful Dead to Rufus Wainwright and the Arcade Fire. Audio expert Lee Brenkman shows us the power behind the sound, and fills in tech dork Xifer Fortier on this room's colorful history.

Download a free version of this video, which can play on
iPods and iPhones, and is expandable into a larger screen
size. (a 26 MB MPEG-4 video file)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Spooky Movies: Carnival of Souls

With Halloween rapidly approaching it might be time for a scary movie from the Al Harris Criterion Collection:

Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following through late night television and has been bootlegged for years. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, Carnival of Souls was intended to have the “look of a Bergman” and “feel of a Cocteau,” and succeeds with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score.

Carnival of Souls can be found on the first floor.
Call Number: 791.4372 C2899

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What Color is Your Parachute?

What Color is Your Parachute is the world's top selling job search and career book. Since it was first published in 1970 millions of people have purchased a copy. The Library of Congress' Center for the Book listed this book as one of "25 Books That Have Shaped Readers' Lives" in 1995. For anyone who is looking for a job or considering a career change or transition, What Color is Your Parachute is one of the most important books you should read.

The book is available at the Al Harris Library:

Call Number: 650.14 B6919w 2005

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Government Website Lists Cheapest Gas Prices!

To find the cheapest gas prices in your favorite state, click the title above to go to Click on "Find Cheapest Gas Prices." located right under Get It Done Online! When the map appears, click on Oklahoma. Sorry, but only four cities are currently listed: Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. Click on the city of your choice to see gasoline prices (lowest to highest.)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Vlaze: Music Plus Tevlevison

Vlaze is an Internet Television broadcasting and social network site that has undergone a major change. Once known as Music Plus Television Vlaze has been renamed and re-branded. Currently, Vlaze is used more as a distribution channel for content it produces itself. There are also new user-generated options for the hosting and sharing of video content. Vlaze: hot, original content.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday's Film: Mona Lisa

Writer-director Neil Jordan’s breakthrough film is a brilliant, noir-infused love story. Bob Hoskins (who snagged an Oscar nomination for his performance) plays George, a small-time loser employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call girl. His fascination with her leads him on a dangerous quest through the sordid underbelly of London, where love is a weakness to be exploited and betrayed.

This film is availble as part of the Criterion Collection here at the Al Harris Library:

Thursday, October 04, 2007

U.C. Berkeley posts lectures to YouTube

The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site.

Berkeley officials claimed in a statement that the university is the first to make full course lectures available on YouTube. The school said that over 300 hours of videotaped courses will be available at

Berkeley said it will continue to expand the offering. The topics of study found on YouTube included chemistry, physics, biology and even a lecture on search-engine technology given in 2005 by Google cofounder Sergey Brin.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Graduate School or Not?

For many of us, an advanced degree is a necessity. The field in which we want to work requires a master's degree, or more advanced degree, for licensure or certification. For example, in order to practice as a lawyer, psychologist, librarian, or teacher, an advanced degree is required.For other careers, however, the need for an advanced degree is not as clear cut.

PETERSON'S Graduate & professional Programs provides comprehensive information on Graduate Programs and Degrees at more than 2000 institutions. The 2007 edition is available for browsing at the Reference Desk here in the Al Harris Library.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Where did Americans come from?

It's no big surprise that Americans have arrived from about every corner of the earth. Click on the title above (then scroll down) to see where Americans claim their ancestors actually came from. It's kind of amazing to some that over 15% of americans originated from German ancestors.

Monday, October 01, 2007 now offering MP3 downloads

I guess it was just a matter of time until Amazon started selling music downloads. Compatible with Windows Media Player and iTunes, Amazon offers the classics to the latest champion of American Idol (2 million songs and growing). The service does require you to download Amazon's MP3 downloader but remains very flexible in searching capability (genre, price, top downloads, new & future releases) for individual songs and complete albums. Time to fill up your iPod, iPhone, RAZR or BlackBerry!