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SM Public Library On Line

The newly upgraded Santa Monica Public Library website is a terrific 24/7 resource for readers, writers, and researchers. The site has easy access to a world of online databases, including thousands of periodicals, books, indices and directories. Sign up for a library card, renew your checked-out items, get a question answered by a librarian using "Ask Now," or watch the new library building being constructed on the webcam. <http://www.smpl.org/>

See also: SMPL offers free internet access
See also: Edifice Wrecks: Building the New Santa Monica Library


Travel: ExperienceLA.com

Although the L.A. Convention & Visitors Bureau seems uncharacteristically shy about taking credit, the website guide to the Los Angeles region it has created is very useful, especially for its emphasis on public transporation (did you know, for instance, that with a Metro Day Pass you can experience LA for only $3 a day?). <http://www.experiencela.com/>

NewMedia: "Vectors" launch party at MoCA
Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular

On March 3, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is hosting the launch event for Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, a new online multimedia journal that works with leading scholars to realize their work using interactive media in ways that go beyond simple illustration. Using dynamic display, animation, and an inventive approach to interface, the site seeks to open up academic publishing to make use of the broad potential of new media to shape ideas and experience.

Where: Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
When: 7 - 10 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2005
Admission: Free and open to all.

RSVP: <http://www.annenberg.edu/calendar/invite/vectors.php>
More info: <http://www.annenberg.edu/vectors>