Library Technology News – Fall 2009
The library continues to make strides in upgrading its computer technology and equipment. Here are some highlights:
- 4th Floor – 18 New Computers Installed
o 18 new Dell OptiPlex 760 computers with wide screen monitors have been installed in the public area to replace the old models.
o The upgrade will improve the response time of the library online catalog and databases.
- Internet Lab – New Printer Installed
o A new HP network printer has been installed to replace the Dell printer.
o This high-performance workgroup laser printer with ultra-fast print speeds will improve the printing service in the Internet lab.
- Electronic Classroom – Classroom ResponseCard Systems Implemented
o 30 clickers have been purchased and piloted in several library classes.
o The web version of clickers is also available in the Electronic Classroom.
- Group Study Room – Workstations Reconfigured
o 5 workstations with the following configurations have been installed in the group study rooms on the 5th floor:
Microsoft Office suite is now available.
USB fash drives can be used on these workstations.
- New Library Web Server Installed
o A new Dell PowerEdge server has been installed and is now in service.
o The new server is equipped with state of the art web technologies and will greatly enhance the library web site and related services.
- 5th Floor – Electrical Outlets Available on Student Study Carrels
o 12 library student study carrels have been equipped with electrical outlets for the convenience of library laptop users.
- Library LCD TV Display System Purchased
o The display system, to be installed on the 4th floor, will be used to promote the library events and increase awareness of the library collections and services.
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The Multimedia Resource Center will host a screening of Maquiladoras this afternoon. In celebration of the formation of the Working Women Association, the Ursula C. Schwerin library is having a free screening of
Maquilapolis. This film features Carmen Durán and Lourdes Luján as
they document their lives working in the factories of Tijuana, Mexico.
The Working Women Association was founded in the late 1800s by Susan B.
Anthony in New York City. Advocating for worker’s rights and higher wages, the association layed the foundation for equality in the workplace.
Here’s a trailer for the flim
The screening starts at 12:45 today in the Multimedia Resource Center. The screening room is located in the library (4th floor of the Atrium) in room 431. For more information, contact Prof. Junior Tidal at email@example.com or x5481.
The library will have limited computer lab hours this Friday, September 18. Both the Internet Lab and the Multimedia Resource Center will be open from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Calling all faculty! Please join us at the library this Wednesday, September 16, from 1-2pm for a workshop:
Getting the Most from EBSCO Article Databases
The City Tech Library subscribes to more than 20 EBSCO article databases covering a wide range of scholarly and professional subjects. During this workshop you’ll learn strategies to help you search these databases more effectively. We’ll also review EBSCO’s research productivity tools, from keeping lists of search results to emailing articles to creating search and journal publication alerts.
The workshop will be held in the library classroom, Rm A540. RSVP to Maura Smale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.260.5748. Hope to see you there!
ICPSR is a CUNY-wide resource containing data sets. Access is through our electronic resources pages. Here is an announcement about their redesigned web site:
ICPSR has launched its redesigned Web site, which features a number of
substantive improvements, including:
– New search engine
– Study home page
– New download page
– Revised navigation
– Notification via RSS
– Expanded variables database
– Blogger integration
– New visual design
– New content (extensive info on digital curation)
Detailed information about those improvements can be found by perusing the announcements on the site.
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