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A Leddy Library pilot project : free and open textbooks

This September about 200 students in a course on Management Information Systems will taking part of a new pilot project spearheaded by the Leddy Library.  The project is a partnership with Flatworld Knowledge to provide free and open online peer-reviewed textbooks that are also available for a variety of digital readers - including the iPad, Kindle and Nook - while also being available in print at a fraction of the traditional cost of a paper textbook. This pilot is the first of its kind in Canada.

What can we learn from the Quebec student protest movement?

Today, student leaders from Coalition large de l'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (CLASSE) who helped organize the massive students protests in Quebec earlier this year will be on the University of Windsor campus as part of a speaking tour.  The panel discussion begins at 5 p.m. in the Commons area of the CAW Student Centre.

The Leddy Library has a new website

The old Leddy Library website has served us well since 2005, but it's due for an upgrade. Over the summer the Leddy Library Web Team will be rolling out stages of our new site.  It has a new address: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/

Most of the content from our old site can found here with the notable exception of our research guides. These will be updated and added over the course of the summer by our librarians.

Can we learn computing without a computer?

Laurie is lost in Userland. She knows where she is, or where she's going, but maybe not at the same time. The only way out is through Jargon-infested swamps, gates guarded by perfect logic, and the perils of breakfast time at the Philosopher's Diner. With just her wits and the help of a lizard who thinks he's a dinosaur, Laurie has to find her own way home.

Can you learn to program using metaphor? Lauren Ipsum tries to do.

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