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Webseries Wednesday: xkcd December 2, 2009

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It might be late in the day, but Wednesday is not over until we post our Webseries of the week!

Today we are officially highlighting a webseries we have linked to before. The webcomic xkcd is published regularly, if not quite daily, and features geeky stick figures as they deal with love, relationships, math, science, and other assorted geekery. It’s often clever, though occasionally too geeky for its own good. Here’s the most recent comic:


Webseries Wednesday: The Guild November 25, 2009

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Last week we started a new regular feature inspired by the Twitter meme Webseries Wednesday, by posting about the webcomic Unshelved.

This week, we want to share an award-winning live-action webseries, The Guild. Begun in 2007 as an independent sitcom web series about a group of socially awkward (to put it mildly) online gamers, it was financed entirely by fan support. The series stars and is driven by Felicia Day, who played Penny in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the wildly successful Whedon project of Summer 2008 (she’s on Twitter too). After 2 successful seasons, popularity spread by word of mouth and Dr. Horrible, and the series earned sponsorship by Sprint, and distribution by Microsoft and XBox Live.

Sponsorship has been great for The Guild, in that they have had wider distribution, not to mention the bigger budget. A small downfall of the distribution agreement is that the newest episodes are available first at MSN and XBox Live, and not on the Guild website, where I usually find them.

The Season 3 finale was released just this week, and is available on MSN and XBox Live – but of course, you really should start at the beginning. On the main page, look for the drop-down window that says “Season 3” and select “Season 1.” Click on the first episode and enjoy!

With episodes ranging from 3 to 8 minutes in length, and always ending on a cliff-hanger, I’m confident you’ll be telling yourself, “OK, just one more.”

Pimp My Bookcart Winners Announced! November 23, 2009

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The guys who write the webcomic Unshelved run a contest every Fall called “Pimp My Bookcart” in which the library that submits the best “pimped” bookcart wins a new bookcart. Doesn’t sound like much of a prize – but I think the point is more about having fun and being creative! This year’s winners have been announced!

This entry by the Perry High School Library is called Easy Rider and is a Runner Up.

Check out all the entries here and last years winners too!

Webseries Wednesday: Unshelved November 18, 2009

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Today we introduce another regular feature, inspired by the Twitter meme Webseries Wednesday. Each week we’ll point our readers towards our favorite webseries. This week, we start off with Unshelved a webcomic about life in a Public Library.

Like standard newspaper comics, the strip is published daily in black and white, with a full color extended strip on Sundays. Each Sunday the strip features a book review, which they call the Sunday Book Club.

Its a clever strip that can be appreciated by anyone who works with people, even if not in a library. Enjoy!

Unshelved, November 12, 2009