Tech Tools and Tips

Tech Fair 2014 – October 23, 10 am – 2 pm

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by garrettt
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Tech Tools and Tips

Tech Fair 2014 - Mullen Library - Thursday, October 23 - 10 am - 2pm

On Thursday, October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm, the University Libraries will host a Tech Fair. The entire CUA community is welcome to attend!

SCHEDULE

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Vendor Fair (Reading Room, 2nd Floor)
Featuring: lynda.com, Blackboard, Piktochart, BrowZine, The Sunlight Foundation, Tanya Gupta (Examiner.com), ArcGIS, QOMO, Extron, Epson, Panasonic, RTZ, Computerware, Audio Associates, and CUA Technology Services.

Breakout Sessions
10:00 am – 10:50 am – Sunlight Foundation (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
10:30 am – 11:20 am – Blackboard (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:00 am – 11:50 am – ArcGIS (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
11:30 am – 11:40 am – Password Reset Tool – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Adobe Connect – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – lynda.com (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
12:05 pm – 12:20 pm – Panopto – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Google Docs Add-ons (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)

Giveaways and door prizes, including a free year of Piktochart Pro!

The purpose of the CUA Tech Fair is to provide members of the CUA community a chance to engage with cutting edge, interactive technology and showcase the university’s academic tools. Technology and software vendors will be on site to demonstrate their products and breakout sessions will be hosted by professionals. The goal of this University Libraries hosted event is to entertain and inform the greater CUA community about new electronic resources.

Chronicle of Higher Education Available to Entire CUA Community

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, Catholic History, Collection Management, Humanities, Life Sciences, Music, Rare Books, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Research Data Services, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips, University Archives

Chronicle.com is your gateway to on campus and remote access to the reputable publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as several e-newsletters, job listings, a blog, and forums for discussions.  This is the essential resource for those who want to keep up with the latest news, trends, facts and figures in higher education.

To set up a personal account that allows you to select newsletters and features that will automatically be received on your desktop, ipad, smartphone, or tablet,  if you are on or off campus, go to Chronicle.com and click on login. Then click on “Create a free Account. Enter and confirm your university e-mail address, then follow the steps on the account setup pages.  Note: The locks will still appear on premium content but you will have access.

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Get the Most from Web of Science (WoS) + EndNote, February 27

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Joan Stahl
Posted in Applied Sciences, Life Sciences, Reference & Instruction, Tech Tools and Tips

CUA Libraries is providing 2 in‐depth training sessions for researchers; no registration required.

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time:  10:00 AM (WoS) and 11:30 AM (EndNote)
Location:  Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, First Floor (more…)

Post expires at 8:00am on Friday February 28th, 2014

INSPEC Trial and Web of Science access points

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, Tech Tools and Tips

CUA Libraries is now providing the database INSPEC as a trial from Thomson Reuters. You can access this trial through the Databases tab from the SearchBox – use the A-Z list or go in through Web of Science.

Please see this document of screen shots for WoS_INSPEC_Trial.

 

Post expires at 9:21am on Friday April 26th, 2013

Digital Art Lab Open House, Friday, March 22, 1 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 by Joan Stahl
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Tech Tools and Tips

The Department of Art presents the first of a semester-long series of Friday afternoon Open Houses, this week featuring a lecture by Daniel Yum, research specialist, lab coordinator, and Apple Genius. Yum will discuss how to use Mac computers, including how they function and how they differ from the Windows operating systems, among other topics. A Q-and A session follows this lecture.

Location: Salve Regina Digital Art Lab, Mullen Library, Room 218.

For more information, contact Kathy Pasternak [pasternak@cua.edu or kathryn.pasternak@gmail.com] or call the art department, 202-319-5282.

Research Guides on Copyright

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by Joan Stahl
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Reference & Instruction, Tech Tools and Tips, University Archives

Confused by copyright?  You are not alone.  Two newly created research guides will be help you find the answers to your questions.  Copyright and Beyond (Basic Edition) is written with the undergraduate in mind and Copyright and Beyond (Advanced Edition) will be of assistance to graduate students and faculty.

New, Improved Access to EJournals and Databases

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 by Kun Lin
Posted in Access Services, Applied Sciences, General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Life Sciences, Music, Reference & Instruction, Religious Studies, Semitics/ICOR, Tech Tools and Tips

From this Summer, we changed the system behind the “FindIt” button , and have a new page to access our online databases and e-journals. Please see below for the summary:

Before Now
FindIt button
The page after clicking “FindIt” button    
Articles Databases and More
CU’s e-Journal

We also have a new ticket system set up for you to report the problems related to our online services. We are looking forward to bringing you a better service!

Digital Curation Workshop

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by
Posted in Collection Management, General, Library's Home page, Tech Tools and Tips

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Naxos Music Library Android App Now Available!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by Rachel Barham
Posted in Music, Tech Tools and Tips

Great News Android Users: you can now access the Naxos Music Library with a convenient app!  Set up is easy and takes only a few moments to complete.  Just follow the instructions below:

1. From any computer, visit http://proxy.aladin.wrlc.org/culogin/naxos/.  If you are off campus, this will require a log in using your student ID and last name.

2. Navigate to the Playlists tab and sign up for a Student/Member Playlist Account. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you used to sign up. Click the link in the e-mail to confirm your account.

3. Download and login to the Naxos Music Library app for Android.  The login you created for your Student/Member Playlist Account will be your login for the app as well.

4. Any playlist in your personal folder or your institution’s folder will be available, in addition to all of our Naxos-created playlists. You can also browse and stream the full NML–from New Releases and Recent Additions to any recording from any label–anytime, anywhere.

5. Don’t forget to LOG OUT when you are finished so other CUA users may access Naxos.

ARTstor is now on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

Monday, November 29th, 2010 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies, Tech Tools and Tips

ARTstor has gone mobile:

“The ARTstor Digital Library is now accessible to registered ARTstor users through the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, providing read-only features such as searching and browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. We are also introducing the Flashcard View for ARTstor Mobile, which allows users to test their knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record. This new view can be found under the “Views” menu as “Flashcard.” ARTstor Mobile is only available through the Safari browser, just go to http://library.artstor.org from your mobile device. For more details, visit our Help page at http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/ARTstor_Mobile.”

ARTstor mobile can be accessed at: mobile.artstor.org