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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

ARL/ESRI GIS Webcast: Libraries and Digital Mapping in the 21st Century - January 27, 2005
Professional Writing for Librarians - ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum Course - January 24-February 25, 2005, May 9-June 10, 2005, October 17-November 18, 2005
Cites & Insights 5:1, January 2005, is now available for downloading
The National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) of Sri Lanka seeks assistance from the international community and especially from the IFLA members to reconstruct/repair the damaged libraries and the restoration of the damaged books and other library material

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

A number of International libraries have committed to putting their digitized books in open-access archives, starting with one at the Internet Archive. This approach will ensure permanent and public access to our published heritage. Anyone with an Internet connection will have access to these collections and the growing set of tools to make use of them. In this way we are getting closer to the goal of Universal Access to All Knowledge

Monday, December 27, 2004

BeSpacific.com by Sabrina Pacifici, has been named the winner of Dennis Kennedy's 2004 Legal Blogging Awards

Friday, December 24, 2004

This week's Friday Brain-Teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of The New Year. Answers here.

1. The Millennium Bug was a crisis that faced computer users at the end of which year?
2. A survey in 1997 showed that the two most popular New Year's resolutions were to give up smoking and...what else?
3. In Scotland, what is the name for New Year's Eve?
4. The author of the 1951 book "The Catcher in the Rye" was born on 1 January, 1919. What is his name?
5. The Jewish New Year usually falls in one of which two months?
6. After 1752, England used the Gregorian calendar. What was the name of the calendar that preceded it?
7. First foot (or first-footer) is a name in Scotland for which person?
8. January is named after the Roman god of doors, gates and new beginnings. What was this god's name?
9. "La Saint-Sylvestre" is the French name for which day around the end of the year?
10. Grandmaster Flash, one of the originators of hip-hop, was born on 1 January, 1958 - in which part of the West Indies?
Framework for the Future Digital Citizenship Workshop Series 2005 - Increasing access, take up and engagement with ICT through the People's Network
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, December 16-22, are now available
Call for Papers: E-learning discussion group - World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council - Libraries: A voyage of discovery - August 14-18 2005, Oslo, Norway
Presentation materials from EDUCAUSE 2004 are now available online

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Endeavor Information Systems has released details of collaboration with Scopus, the world’s largest abstracting and indexing database, to provide OpenURL-enabled linking capabilities. In 2004, Endeavor has been supporting nearly 50 worldwide libraries trialing a version of Scopus enhanced with LinkFinderPlus linking capabilities
Library and Information Statistics Tables 2004 for The United Kingdom. The main purpose of these statistics is to give a broad overall perspective of the library and information scene in the UK. The base year is 2002-03, except where stated otherwise
Pacific Journal of Mathematics (PJM) has debuted on Project Euclid
The Fourth Annual Texas A&M Workshop in the History of Books and Printing - May 22-27, 2005 - Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University
The December 2004 edition of EDINA Newsline is now available. EDINA offers the UK tertiary education and research community net-worked access to a library of data, information and research resources. All EDINA services are free of charge at the point of use

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The December 20 2004 issue of Open Access Now is now available
Geosphere is The Geological Society of America's ambitious entry into electronic publication. The primary goal of this effort is to address the clear and growing need for timely publication of research results, data, software, and educational developments in ways that cannot be addressed by traditional formats
The American Antiquarian Society has announced plans for the 2005 Summer Seminar in the History of the Book to be held in Worcester, MA, June 12-17, 2005. The seminar is entitled Publishing God: Printing, Preaching, and Reading in Eighteenth-Century America. It will focus on the eighteenth-century colonies to track the interplay between religious cultures and the circulation of print
NASIG, North American Serials Interest Group, is currently seeking professional candidates for its first ever Champion Award, which will be presented at the annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 19-22, 2005
Innovative Interfaces has announced that it will begin to offer Baker & Taylor's Content Café to its growing customer base. Available to Millennium libraries, this add-on service will offer patrons enhanced and continually updated bibliographic information, delivered seamlessly through the library's OPAC while minimizing staff time and expense
Art Libraries Society of North America 33rd annual conference - Beyond Borders: Collaborative and Explorative Ventures in Arts Information - April 1-6 - Houston, Texas
Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture is now available via Project MUSE. A subscription is required to read articles
The American Printing History Association has announced that its 2005 annual conference, hosted by Mills College, will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area September 22-23, 2005
Oxford University Press has RSS feeds for some of its journals i.e. those hosted via HighWire Press. Note that a subscription is required to read the full text of articles

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

As of 20 December 2004, EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) offers the following content:
Journals Viewable on EJS = 8,386
Journals Accessible through EJS = 11,250
Issues Viewable on EJS = 363,040
Articles Viewable on EJS = 5,669,851
Journals with Articles Available via Pay-Per-View = 3,401
Articles Available via Pay-Per-View = 1,356,146
Swets Information Services has announced that it has recently succeeded in signing seven new publishers, and hundreds of valuable new journals, to SwetsWise Online Content. SwetsWise is the web-based, modular service for the procurement, access and management of subscriptions and online information. SwetsWise now carries a total of 8,553 full text e-journals from 323 publishers, with more than 90% of the top STM publishers participating
Elsevier's leading web delivery platform ScienceDirect, has expanded its full-text collection and introduced enhanced functionality to improve the customer experience. The new release has also advanced the Shibboleth authentication system, allowing researchers to gain remote access more easily
TIME magazine's archive is now available on TIME.com, bringing to life over 81 years of history as reported by the world's largest newsmagazine. The archive provides one of the most comprehensive news resources on the web with over 266,000 articles dating back to TIME's inaugural issue in March 1923
manybooks.net contains more than 10,000 free eBooks formatted for reading on your Palm, PocketPC, Zaurus, Rocketbook, eBookWise-1150, or Symbian cellphone
SLA Europe invites applications for the new SLA Europe Information Professional Award. The SLA EIP was formerly known as the European Special Librarian of the Year. For 2005, the 12th year of the award, the Board of SLA Europe is re-launching the award with a title that reflects the information industry in the 21st century. The award continues to recognise outstanding achievement in the information profession
Publish or Be Damned - Scientific publishing is undergoing a revolution, with scientists and policy makers fed up that valuable research is being locked away in expensive subscription only journals. Now, writers of the material are launching their own competing journals and giving away the results for free. But not everyone is happy. In Publish or be Dammed, Richard Black examines each side of the debate and assesses the likely consequences for science - BBC Radio 4
Before E-commerce: History of Canadian Mail-order Catalogues - revisit the glory days of the mail-order business through illustrated articles, a timeline, a database of old catalogues, games, and educational activities - Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

Monday, December 20, 2004

Wireless Broadband in Libraries - CILIP Conference for Chief Librarians and Directors of Information Services - 26 January 2005 - London, UK
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) has announced that the full text of its journals JPEN - Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and NCP- Nutrition in Clinical Practice are now available online. Both have free trial periods which end February 2005
SAGE Publications has announced that British Journal of Visual Impairment, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Journal of Asian and African Studies, and Journal of Developing Societies are now available online
The new IngentaConnect now has RSS feeds for both the latest issue and recent issues of its over 28,000 hosted e-journals. See the entry for Abacus as an example

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Search-engine for Digital Libraries (SDL) harvests digital libraries and Open Access Journals in the field of Library and Information Science. The SDL currently has 2693 papers from the 8 digital library archives indexed
National Burns Collection - the first website which allows you to explore Scotland's national collection of treasures associated with Robert Burns. This website has been created by a partnership of museums, galleries, libraries, and other organisations across Scotland which together care for over 36,000 objects. These manuscripts, books, art and artefacts help bring us closer to understanding and appreciating Scotland's national poet
Henry VIII's hidden history is revealed in The Books of Henry VIII and his Wives, recently published by The British Library
OverDrive, Inc. has announced that it has signed agreements with Blackstone Audiobooks and 20 other publishers to distribute download audio titles to its growing network of public libraries. Over 10,000 popular audio books, including fiction, business, educational, and children's audio and music titles will be available to library patrons through its Digital Library Reserve service
Dialog is seeking applicants from North America for the 2005 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, the company's scholarship program for graduate students in library and information sciences. Deadline: April 30, 2005
The current complimentary online issue of the AACE Journal (International Forum on Information Technology in Education) is now available
Emerald's Journals of the Week for December 20 2004 are Microelectronics International and Online Information Review

Saturday, December 18, 2004

The Harvard University Library is beginning a new initiative to help libraries in Iraq obtain funding to revitalize collections that were neglected or destroyed during Saddam Hussein's regime and the U.S. invasion
Olybris, the seventh Ex Libris seminar, will take place April 17-22, 2005 at the Kos International Conference Center on the island of Kos, Greece
Info@UK Issue 46, January 2005 is now available from The British Council
Internet Resources Newsletter - Issue 124 - January 2005 - edited by Roddy MacLeod, Heriot-Watt University, is now available

Friday, December 17, 2004

Connotea is a place to keep links to the articles you read and the websites you use, and a place to find them again. Connotea was created by Nature Publishing Group's New Technology team. The ideas behind it come from del.icio.us, a general collaborative bookmarking service. Connotea takes this concept and adds some features to tailor it to the needs of scientists
This week's Friday Brain-Teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of sporting heroes. Answers here.

1. American prizefighter, originally known as Cassius Clay, who won the world heavyweight title in 1964, 1974 and 1978
2. US golfer who won a record 18 professional majors between 1962 and 1986, and captained the US Ryder Cup team (1969-81)
3. Cricketer, born 1969 in Trinidad, who broke several cricketing records in 1994, scoring seven centuries in eight successive innings
4. US baseball player who set a record in 1941 of getting hits in 56 consecutive games. He was married to Marilyn Monroe between January and October 1954
5. Czech-born American tennis player who won the Wimbledon women's singles title a record nine times
6. US black athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
7. British cricketer (1848-1915) who captained England in 13 Test matches and scored 126 centuries in his long career
8. US basketball player named by "Sports Illustrated" as the "Best Basketball Player of the 20th Century". In 1992 he became the world's highest paid sportsman
9. Romanian gymnast who won three gold medals at the 1976 Olympics at the age of 14
10. French skier who won all three gold medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble
CSA Illumina debuts - new platform offers state of the art Web-based bibliographic and full-text searching
Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, December 9-15, are now available
The Intellectual Freedom Round Table is seeking nominations for its 2005 ProQuest/SIRS State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Achievement Award. The deadline has been extended until January 10, 2005. The award, a citation, and $1,000 donated by ProQuest/SIRS, is given to the most innovative and effective intellectual freedom project covering a state or region. Programs may be one-time, one-year or
ongoing/multi-year efforts
Join the LibQUAL+(TM) team and special guest Charles B. Lowry, Dean of Libraries at the University of Maryland, for a live ARL/OLMS webcast on January 11, 2005. This interactive event provides an orientation to the LibQUAL+(TM) survey and gives real-life examples to help you learn more about the survey instrument and its implementation
The Library of Congress's Serial and Government Publications Division has announced the release of a new digital collection, Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, available on the American Memory Web site
The first issue of Library Zone, the new quarterly newsletter from Springer, is now available
Freedom to Read Week, February 20-26, 2005, is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Call for papers: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2005 - Digital Libraries: Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education - June 7-11 2005 - Denver, Colorado, USA
The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has announced the winners of its 2003-2004 Scholarly Book Prizes for the best Federation-supported books published in the humanities and social sciences. Named after the distinguished Canadian scholars Harold Adams Innis, Jean-Charles Falardeau and Raymond Klibansky, two prizes are awarded in each field, one for best work in French and one for best work in English
Issue 22 of Focus on MIMAS, the electronic newsletter from Manchester InforMation and Associated Services, is now available

Thursday, December 16, 2004

The Role of RSS in Science Publishing: Syndication and Annotation on the Web by Tony Hammond, Timo Hannay, and Ben Lund, of Nature Publishing Group
The world's largest collection of Beethoven manuscripts and letters has gone digital. The Beethoven House in Bonn, his birthplace, has scanned more than 5,000 handwritten letters and manuscripts and posted many of them for access on its Web site. The project, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication in Munich, cost more than $6 million and includes many documents newly available to the public, said a spokeswoman at the Beethoven House. The Web site, in English and German, also includes audio examples of some of Beethoven's works
The December 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available
Free Pint Newsletter 173 - 16 December 2004 - now available

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Named for Johannes Caius, the author of the first book to describe and classify all the known breeds and their uses, the American Kennel Club Library catalog represents the holdings of what is thought to be the world's largest and most diverse canine library. The collection covers 17 languages representing 2,000 years of written material concerning the dog
Journal of Digital Information Volume 5, Issue 4 - Social Aspects of Digital Information in Perspective - is now available
Copac has moved to a new computer system. As part of the move the supporting Web site has been restructured and revised
High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine Issue 10, December 2004, is now available
The Murky Bucket Syndrome by Roy Tennant - "Two recent, unrelated events put into stark focus the major challenges we have ahead of us if we want to serve our users as they expect and deserve..." - Library Journal
Conference reports, handouts and PowerPoint presentations from OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) 2004 are now available
The December 2004 issue of RLG DigiNews is now available
As part of its effort to make offline information searchable online, Google Inc. has announced that it is working with the libraries of Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan, and the University of Oxford as well as The New York Public Library to digitally scan books from their collections so that users worldwide can search them in Google
Version 56 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available. This selective bibliography presents over 2,275 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet

Monday, December 13, 2004

Links to resource writeups from the latest issue of ResearchBuzz, December 2-8, are now available
The Glasgow Digital Library has just produced a series of freely available e-books relating to Glasgow and Scotland. These books have been digitised and converted to web format at the Centre for Digital Library Research from a variety of special collections. Research is continuing into e-book development and indexing, and is partly funded by the University of Strathclyde Research and Development Fund
Libraries Without Walls 6: Evaluating the Distributed Delivery of Library Services: An international conference organised by CERLIM, The Centre for Research in Library and Information Management - 16-20 September 2005 - Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece

Sunday, December 12, 2004

The American Chemical Society has filed a complaint Google Inc. in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint contends that Google’s use of the trademark "Scholar" for its Google Scholar literature-search engine constitutes trademark infringement and unfair competition
The December 2004 issue of Biblio Tech Review is now available

Friday, December 10, 2004

The UK School Library Association has just started a weblog
EOS International and WebFeat have announced a joint development partnership in order to supply EOS clients with simplified, simultaneous access to multiple database resources
This week's Friday Brain-Teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of famous cars. Answers here.

1. What was the name of the car used by comic-strip heroes Batman and Robin?
2. Which German company manufactures the car known as the "Bug" or the "Beetle"?
3. What name was given to a well-known general purpose (GP) light vehicle developed in World War Two for the US Army?
4. In 1964, Ian Fleming wrote a children's book, about a "supercharged Paragon Panther" car owned by Caractacus Potts. What was this car's name?
5. Which car was nicknamed the "Tin Lizzie"?
6. Which company designed the "Silver Ghost" car in 1906?
7. What is the name of the US company which has produced the Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cadillac and Chevrolet?
8. Which British car designer designed the Morris Minor in 1948 and the Mini in 1959?
9. Which British make of car won the Le Mans 24-hour race five times between 1951 and 1958?
10. Name the author who wrote these lines in 1952:

Give me the Kingston By-Pass
And a thoroughly "posh" machine
Like a Healey three-litre
All complete with heater
Or a shiny grey Chevrolet Limousine
Net Snippets Free Edition is for anyone looking for a quick, easy way to collect, organize and share online information
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has introduced the largest and most comprehensive Internet directory of law firm service providers. The new site is the online version of Martindale-Hubbell's Directory of Experts & Services, a print directory that reaches more paralegals, litigators and corporate counsel than any other legal services guide
Presentations given at Online Information 2004 - December 2004 - are now available online

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Oxford English Dictionary December 2004 Newsletter is now available
The Historical Novel Society - first North American conference presents authors, readers, and other historical fiction enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to celebrate the genre. April 15-17 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Offers a lively combination of keynote addresses, panels, workshops, readings, and book-signings
DigiCULT Thematic Issue 7 - The Future Digital Heritage Space. An Expedition Report - December 2004, is now available

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Tap into Bath is an online collection description database that will allow members of the public, school pupils and researchers to find information about the hundreds of collections housed in 30 of the city's heritage, academic, commercial and professional organisations - from the Roman Baths Museum to the local newspaper, the Bath Chronicle
Elsevier, under its Churchill Livingstone imprint, has announced the publication in December 2004 of the 39th edition of one of the best known texts in the world, Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. The new edition of this definitive guide to human anatomy is dazzling: it has been totally rewritten and radically restructured to be the text that all practitioners will need. This time, the actual number of pages has shrunk from 2,100 to 1,600, but the number of illustrations in it has increased to almost 2,000. Almost 400 of these are completely new and present all bodily structures with phenomenal clarity, including surface anatomy, radiologic anatomy, and microanatomy
The United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book) has been made available in its entirety, as a single PDF file. GPO has refined the 2004 Plum Book by adding bookmarks to it and optimizing it for the web
MyFamily.com and The National Archives have come together to launch a new co-branded online service. For the first time, fully searchable indexes and scans of original documents from the 1881 and 1891 censuses for England and Wales are now available. And over the next two years all historic censuses from 1841 to 1891 will be made available online in the same way providing a wealth of information about everyone living in the country, including their ages, occupations and places of birth
DigiCULT.info 9, November 2004 is now available
Issue 2 of Librarian Insider, Institute of Physics' newsletter for librarians, is now available
Archives Hub Collections of the Month for December 2004: The Nobel Prizes
A new online learning package showcasing the British Library's services for public librarians across the UK is now live. The package, supported by the Society of Chief Librarians, has been designed as a virtual 'tour' showing public librarians what the British Library has to offer public library users. A full roll-out of the package to English library authorities by the SCL will take place over the coming months

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Thomson Gale has announced the launch of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online project, which will create a suite of digital publications that rapidly expands the company's revolutionary digitization efforts. Nineteenth Century Collections Online follows Eighteenth Century Collections Online, the largest commercial digitization project ever undertaken that allows full-text searching of more than 150,000 printed works and editions, most of the original accessible English-language books published in England in the 18th Century
All 79 Chicago Public Library locations currently provide free computers and free Internet access to patrons. The Library is now expanding that service by offering free Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) service in all libraries as well. Patrons can now bring a personal laptop computer to their local library and get unlimited access to the library's resources, including the Internet, without using CPL computers or being bound by cables
Factiva has announced an agreement with The New York Times Company to make the full-text archive of The New York Times dating back to June 1, 1980, available to all Factiva customers in North America. Customers will have access to the archive beginning on January 1, 2005. Previously, the full archive beyond 90 days was only available to customers outside of North America
Call for Papers and Reviewers: InSITE 2005 (Informing Science + IT Education) joint conference - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - June 16-19, 2005 - Submissions Deadline December 15
SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #80 - SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #80 - December 2, 2004 is now available

Monday, December 06, 2004

The ThoutReader, which is distributed at no charge at www.OSoft.com, is an open source cross-platform publishing system that makes it easy for e-book readers to browse, search, bookmark, and append content in electronic form, and allows publishers to offer rights-managed versions of their books for sale on the OSoft.com web site. Unlike other e-book systems, ThoutReader registration is simple and convenient and does not require the user to log-in or be online every time they wish to use the content. There are no limitations on the number of computers on which a user may view their purchased content
A secret staircase has been found in a house thought to have inspired classic novel Jane Eyre - just as author Charlotte Bronte described it - BBC News
ASSIGN News from Social Science Libraries and Projects - December 2004 update now available
The Wall Street Journal Online and Summus, Inc. (USA) have announced the launch of a new mobile edition of The Wall Street Journal Online. Developed by Summus, The Wall Street Journal Mobile will provide up-to-the-minute business and financial news from the Online Journal, along with comprehensive market, stock and commodities data, plus personalized portfolio information--directly to a cell phone

Sunday, December 05, 2004

The manuscript of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's unpublished first novel, The Narrative of John Smith, goes on display for the first time, along with letters, photographs, diaries and other previously unseen material, at the British Library from 2 December until 31 January 2005
Readers needing to use the British Library's collections can apply for a Reader Pass on proof of their signature and their home address directly from the Library's main site in St Pancras in London or from Boston Spa in Yorkshire. There is no charge to become a British Library reader and use the reading rooms and collections
Emerald's Journals of the Week for December 6 2004 are Program: electronic library and information systems and Circuit World
Ovid Technologies and MuseGlobal, Inc. have announced a partnership to offer academic and medical institutions as well as corporations an alternative, cost-effective federated search solution. This ASP (application service provider) packaged solution will be scalable to incorporate any range of content sources including commercially available databases, local information and internet resources. The federated search system will feature administrative tools designed to enable rapid implementation within a customer's environment. The new federated search solution is scheduled to be available within the first quarter of 2005

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Call for papers and board members: Open Government: a journal on freedom of information, supported by Liverpool John Moores University. The inaugural edition will be published February 2005. The journal will be open access and peer reviewed, publishing on a quarterly basis and will be professionally hosted by Scholarly Exchange Inc
Endeavor Information Systems has announced a new advancement in the type of services available to end users with the release of exclusive functionality linking any OpenURL-enabled source to the Voyager Interlibrary Loan module via LinkFinderPlus, Endeavor's OpenURL-enabled link resolver
Vancouver Law Librarian Blog - Points of interest to the West Coast Law Librarian. Highlighted sources on KM, Web Development, and Law Library Management
BioMed Central has launched Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, a new open access journal
All issues of the NASIG Newsletter since 1986 are now available online from the North American Serials Interest Group

Friday, December 03, 2004

UK National Preservation Office's NPO e-Journal - No.2 November 2004 is now available
Ovid's Resource of the Month is Social Work Abstracts Plus
This week's Friday Brain-Teaser from xrefer tests your knowledge of Cartoons in Print. Answers here.

1. Ronald Searle is best known for his cartoons of the outrageous girls at which school?
2. Which newspaper cartoon series created by Al Capp in 1934 takes place in the town of Dogpatch?
3. What was the nationality of the cartoonist who created Tintin?
4. Which American cartoonist created the series of cartoons called "The Far Side?"
5. British cartoonist David Low created a famous character - a colonel who was pompous, with out-of-date or extreme conservative views. Name this character.
6. Two men appeared in American comic strips drawn by Bud Fisher from 1907. Their names have become nicknames for a pair of stupid men. One was called Mutt: what was the other called?
7. Which British cartoonist (1872-1944) was famous for his drawings of fantastic contraptions to perform simple operations, like raising one's hat or shuffling cards?
8. In the Popeye cartoons, what was the name of Popeye's girlfriend?
9. Which toy got its name from a cartoon depicting Theodore Roosevelt sparing the life of a bear cub?
10. Name the lazy husband of Blondie in Chic Young's cartoon strip "Blondie."