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IVSL registration arrived

My username and password arrived for the Iraq Virtual Science Library! I can now take the system for a test drive and figure out how to design a seminar on the IVSL for the graduate students at the University of Duhok. Date I applied: 6 May 2009 Date I received my login: 13 October 2009 … Continue reading

Manual now available at Scribd

This morning I read a story about Scribd’s effort to publish textbooks online, and it started me thinking. Why not use Scribd to publish my Iraq academic Internet resource manual? Uploading was a snap. They provided a handy embed code fragment for WordPress.com blogs, so I gave it a shot (below). Snazzy! I hope you … Continue reading

Kurdish language Wikihow

Here’s a resource for the University of Duhok. Wikihow is a website where people can post how-to manuals. It has a Kurdish language page. Rather than have my manual translated into Kurdish, I hope that some people at University of Duhok will be able to post short articles describing individual resources on Wikihow. For example, … Continue reading

Iraqi Virtual Science Library needs a marketing director

The Iraqi Virtual Science Library boasts an impressive list of partners and resources. American universities created IVSL in response to Iraq’s forcible isolation from the world of research and scholarship under Saddam. Scholars here are thirsty for new knowledge. They know they need access to journals and current datasets to practice modern science. The trouble … Continue reading


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