Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Powerhouse Museum on Commons on Flickr


In an earlier post I mentioned that the National Library of Australia is publishing images from the Picture Australia collection on Flickr.

Now the Powerhouse Museum has put its Tyrrell collection of photographs on the Commons on Flickr so more people can see these historical images.

Read more about it on fresh + new(er) the Powerhouse Museum blog.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Study Guides On-Line


Mentioned on SBS' Cutting Edge program "Growing Up On-line" this week, SparkNotes, is billed as "today's most popular study guides" by its owner Barnes and Noble, the US book chainstore.

Aimed at high school students, the guides are broad in coverage from astronomy to zoology and everything in between. While they claim to be "smarter, better, faster", Pluto has not lost its planet status in the guide to the planets, so a little caution may be needed in some fields.

It is a commercial site so you will be bothered by advertisements, but it's certainly worth a look.