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my first visit to ipl
i have been using internet for the last four years and it is my first time that i am visiting this site. it is really great and i am thankful that it is free.
Happy 10th IPL
I first learned of IPL about five years ago. I was doing genealogy research and a friend asked me if I had ever used this site. I had to go check it out imediatly. It help me find alot of stuff on the net, I couldn’t find my own way. ILP will keep growing and it will later be bigger than most expected. Keep up the good work and thanks for being here ILP! Happy 10th!
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SADA JEO IPL!
Comment by AMIR ALI — 6/27/2005 @ 10:36 pm
ANOTHER THANK YOU
one of the first teaching and providing sites on the web even before people had firm the thought that such an invention would survive to become the thing that it is now. SO THANX A LOT FOR THIS PIONEER JOB.
Wishing you many decades to follow
Thanks everyone for the traffic you bring to our site. You are helping to insure that our third anniversary is a productive one.
The Joplin Independent
Great work IPL
This website stumbled upon some four years back and there is no looking back. Long Live IPL
One of the first five bookmarks
I can remember when I first got online in the mid-90’s, looking for a great site where I could find the world’s newspapers with a single click.
This was it! One of the first five bookmarks on my first internet computer. Thanks to all of you for all you do!
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Helped Introduce Me To Web!
When I first used the web six years ago, the IPL was my favourite site. I must admit I do not use it now as much as I used to. However you need to keep up your good work, so that the web remains true to it’s open source roots, and does not become too commercialised.
I had a most rewarding experience working with the IPL in two of my classes at U of Md. It gave me such great hands-on experience as well as confidence and satisfaction. This is an wonderful way to learn and help people at the same time. I would recommend it to anyone interested in doing reference work. Congrats IPL on your 10th and here’s to many more! Stacy Arth
IPL for it celebrating a decade of world wide web information access.
It is really wealth of information to every one.
I am M.L.I.Sc student of library sciece ,i used u r site frequently
I am really grateful for your 10th anniversary. My deepest and warmest CONGRATULATIONS. I hope you never change your way your the greatest of all the Internet. Thank you so much for being with us for so many years and hope you will be there for ten years more.
Thank you very much from Spain.
Thank you and congrats
Thank you for this wonderful site. It has been invaluable to me and the students. There is a wealth of information on the Web, and you made it so much more accessible. Kudos to you! Janice
Felicidades a la IPL! Your ten years of dedication and the service that you provide are something of which to be very proud!!
It has been a pleasure to work with you all. We look forward to the next years and to the launch of the Biblioteca Publica por Internet.
Thank you for sharing your support and experience with us.
Biblioteca Pbica por Internet
Tec de Monterrey
I’m so glad to see this fantastic organization reach it’s 10th Anniversary. Rarely do projects give such rich gifts to all those involved. As a volunteer, it was an honour to be trusted to answer reference questions and gain valuable work experience while still a student, and to know, at the same time, that I was making a valuable contribution to other people. That I was meeting their information needs.
I first started with IPL as part of a class project while in a library technician program. In mid-stream, I switched into an MLS program and took the IPL with me. When I found that this particular MLS program didn’t participate in the IPL, Patricia Memmott enthusiasitically allowed me to start training students from that Library School to participate in the IPL… and suddenly I also had training experience!
My experience with the IPL was instrumental in landing my first two student jobs as both employers were impressed that I was volunteering and that I had library-related experience. One thing lead to the other and I have been steadily employeed in libraries every since. IPL was the seed that really helped my career take off.
So thank you to the IPL for all you’ve done and continue to do! Happy Anniversary! I hope to see you again for the 20th Anniversary!
Bonne anniversaire, IPL!
Has it really been 10 years? I now officially feel OLD. I’m so delighted and proud that the IPL continues to flourish after 10 years. It was clearly a quality product from the moment of its birth, and it has maintained a reputation for dependability, rare on the Web. Well done, everyone! I am proud to say I was present for its birth, bubble gum cigar firmly in hand.
to the many people that have changed the world through the IPL enterprise. IPL is a major accomplishments and one of which I am especially proud. Happy Birthday!
Professor and founding Dean of SI
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this is a great site
thanks for the memories ipl. many kudos to you and yours and let’s see another 10.~!
Thanks for the Memories!
Just this past fall I was an IPL volunteer as part of an MLS graduate course taught by Dr. Marilyn White in the College of Library and Information Studies at the University of Maryland.
At first I was reluctant to get involved, mostly because I didn’t know what to expect. Turns out it was a great experience, and I can’t recommend it highly enough to other MLS students, even those who are not interested in doing reference work . I learned a lot about providing reference assistance remotely and on a shoe string, and it was fun. I’m grateful to have had the experience, and glad I didn’t let the unknown stop me.
Thanks, IPL, and Happy Anniversary!
University of Maryland
IPL - great "hands on" for the real world
Really enjoyed IPL as a class, and it prepared me well for electronic reference questions in my job. Was also happy to see my pathfinder on digitization still alive and fairly well!
–Larry Neal, MSI/LIS 2001
larry at cmpl dot org
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Instructor, technical college
I have used ipl for several years for my students at a technical college. It has been so helpful to them. They especially like the reading room with all the "newspapers". Thanks for a wonderful site.
Weighing the brick
…was indeed UK live reference. What a night.
What an experience, in general. I "did reference until my eyes bled" (as it was presented) and loved it.
Happy 10th anniversary from Deb, mistress of translations of dirty Latin
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Good Times: Fun IPL Memories!
The 10th anniversary has made me all nostalgic… So who remembers "man, cabin, boat, snake"? (I think that one predates me, actually.) Or stealing a brick from the Social Work building site and weighing it? (UK Live Reference, I think?) Joe’s Oscar parties (did Bob always win even then?)
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I know that this is perhaps a bit late in the game for the IPL, but one thing I’ve been thinking about recently is LII.org’s decision to start an RSS feed from their site. This seems to be an excellent way to increase mindshare, especially considering the ability to integrate these feeds using a portal like My Yahoo!. It still doesn’t deal with financial support – a problem I can’t currently frame appropriately, much less arrive at a workable solution – but it would seem to be a step forward for the IPL brand. I remember earlier discussions (half-joking, I think) of creating an IPL toolbar or bookmarklet if we had the time/money/inclination, but I think RSS might be an easier technological solution to accomplish the same goal of putting the IPL on the desktop of the masses (or the masses who are savvy enough to know about RSS, at least).
Happy Anniversary, IPL!
Happy Anniversary, IPL! I’ll be traveling on the big day but just wanted to send along a thanks and congratulations to everyone who’s made this possible through the years. I’m bringing in yet another class next quarter and it’s been great to have this learning laboratory available for students. IPL has made a tremendous contribution to our profession, and I’m glad to see it continuing to do so!
What did the IPL ever do for you? Let us know.
Share your own experiences at the IPL. Or talk about the impact of the IPL on you. How has your experience working for the IPL enriched or affected your life?
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