2013 NERGC:Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day William Forsyth 17 April 2013
Indiana Jonesand the Last CrusadeIn the 1989 movie,nerdy Professor HenryJones Jr. (Indy) tells hisstudents that “Seventypercent of archaeologyis done in the library.”
Indiana Jonesand the Kingdom of theCrystal SkullIn the final 2008 movie,Indy hops on Mutt’s bikewhile trying to escapefrom Russian agents.They ultimately crash intothe library’s reading room.As they climb back onto the bike, Indy shouts to the kids whoare studying, “if you want to be an archeologist, you have toget out of the library!”
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NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition Interfaces • NewspaperARCHIVE Public Library Edition • Same interface as the consumer product • Focus of messaging is on genealogy and family history • Search-by-name is featured • NewspaperARCHIVE Academic Library Edition • Focus of the messaging is on historical research and local history • Keyword searching is featured • Search-by-name has been removed4/17/2013 19
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Alfred Moen, 84Whose Hands Found Need for a New FaucetBy WILLIAM H. HONANNew York TimesPublished: April 21, 2001Alfred Moen, who in the 1940s invented the single-handledfaucet in a fit of anger after twisting on a conventional two-handled faucet and accidentally burning his hands, diedTuesday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 84.It was while he was a mechanical engineering student at the University of Washington,working in a garage to pay his tuition, that Mr. Moen made his painful discovery. The hotwater came on sooner than I had expected, he told his companys newsletter. It got me tothinking that you ought to be able to get what you want out of a faucet. The more I thoughtabout it, the more I was convinced that a single-handled mixing faucet was the answer, so Ibegan to make some drawings.‘ His first design was for a double-valve faucet with a cam tocontrol the two valves, but the manufacturer he showed it to was not impressed.From 1940 to 1945, Mr. Moen made several other designs, but with the advent of World WarII he could not find a manufacturer free to start production. He went to work as a tooldesigner at a military shipyard plant in Seattle,…
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