“Italian Fascism in Color” is refreshingly fair in dealing with its subject. Not all things Mussolini did were bad, as the film quickly points out. Indeed, Mussolini won praise all over the world for improving living standards for Italians and making peace between Italy and the Vatican. A strong case is made that the Fascists were not as repressive in Italy as were the Nazis in Germany and Communists in Russia. The film shows Mussolini’s downfall came when he grasped for more power. As dictator, he went unchecked and began making disastrous decisions regarding Italy’s economy and entering the war on the side of Hitler.
If you’ve been using the Emory Libraries Web site to finish up spring semester journal papers or research, you’ve probably noticed a bright yellow star icon at the top of the libraries listing page ( http:/// ).
That star is an invitation to try something new: Primo, a new search tool the Emory Libraries are offering to students, faculty and other library customers.
Released in a beta version on April 10 thanks to teamwork from the Libraries information technology staff and University Technology Services, Primo is now available for testing and feedback, says Vice Provost and Director of Emory Libraries Rick Luce.
“Primo allows the Emory community to discover not just books and the contents of the international databases we purchase, but information from selected Emory local digital collections, as well,” Luce said. “Users get access to all records in EUCLID, plus thousands of records from several Emory digital repositories. They also can search multiple article databases at the same time. In fact, all resources in [email protected] are discoverable using Primo.”
Primo differs from EUCLID, the search tool it will eventually replace, because it allows library customers to conduct one search to explore all of these materials. That saves time and makes comparing and contrasting resources easier, Luce says.
“Two key components of the Libraries’ strategic plan are enhancing user services and digital innovation,” Luce says. “Primo greatly improves search options for our customers, and it makes many of our Emory-only digital offerings just as searchable as journals and books.”
Primo will be in test mode through the end of July — you can access it and offer feedback on how it works via the Primo home page. To get there, click the yellow Primo star logo, or go straight to http://:32888/DB=primo1 .
“We encourage you to let us know what you think of Primo — what do you want it to do? Does it meet your needs? Your input will help us refine this tool and customize it to your needs,” Luce says.
Changes based on your feedback will be made in late July. Starting Aug. 4, Primo will be a fully functional alternative to EUCLID; it is slated to replace EUCLID as the primary tool for discovering Emory Libraries resources on Jan. 5, 2009.
The base for the Primo Viaggio 4-35 is equipped with the “Right Tight System,” which easily and securely locks the base in place for added stability with either the UAS strap or the vehicle seat belt. The base has colour coded belt paths, which act as a guide for the vehicle seat belt routing. A modern design with a rounded-shape bottom allows for a better fit and is gentle on any vehicle upholstery. The Primo Viaggio 4-35 base includes a built-in anti-rebound bar for superior protection in the event of a collision.