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Educause Live webcast on Google Apps

Join us in LIB 145 on Thursday, April 22, at 1:00 pm, as we listen in on Macalester College’s experience with Google Apps, an Educause Live webcast.

“The Google Apps hosted e-mail solution continues to draw a great deal of interest from higher-education institutions. A recent informally planned conference call with a few interested institutions snowballed into a web conference with over a hundred institutions attending. Ted Fines and David Sisk will focus on Macalester’s experience with Google over the past two years of integrating, maintaining, and supporting Google Apps for their user community, with some analysis of why there is such high interest in Google’s hosted solution.”

KeySurvey update

KeySurvey, our survey tool, will be moving to a “hosted” environment, beginning in June. The software, surveys, and results will reside on a system outside Middlebury.  Data privacy and security is assured as part of the arrangement. An advantage to this move is that software updates will be more frequent, allowing us to take advantage of improvements in the software more readily. Current users will continue to have access to KeySurvey for now using our local system, and for access to past surveys. Starting in June, all new surveys will be hosted remotely. Documentation on how to copy or export your existing surveys to the new environment will be provided later this spring. Many thanks to the 65 KeySurvey users who completed our recent KeySurvey survey about this product; we value the feedback you provided.

Tasty Web Tidbits – a Web2.Opportunity

Submitted by Elin Waagen

Do you have a fun web tool that you are using for work or play?
Interested in sharing it with others in LIS?
Want to present? Presentations are casual and short – no lengthy preparation required.
Just want to share an idea that we can present for you?
If so, contact Elin or Bryan.

Previous topics have included:
RTM – Remember The Milk
Facebook – birthdays

Future topics:

Save the date and time!
The next Tasty Web Tidbits lunchtime session is scheduled for Thursday 11/6 at 12 noon in Lib 105. The idea is to get together, have some fun and share the web tools we are using. Presentations are about 10 minutes long max. Each session has 3 – 4 presenters with time for spur of the moment sharing. There is a prize drawing at each session. Attendance at all sessions increases the chance to win the grand prize in December.
Bring you own bag lunch.
Come – it will be fun!