LIS staff can stay fresh in October by participating in our in-service day, “Get in the Groove.” Scheduled for Monday, October 12, the event will feature activities that tie together music, technology, education and LIS.
Alex Chapin will demonstrate how to capture audio, video and computer screen interactions and how to format, catalog and distribute this material. Capture here refers to the recording of actions or events into a digital format. Lectures, presentations, workshops, meetings, and life in general are all candidates for capture. Some captured material may simply be archived and never made available for wider distribution. Other captured material may be edited and refined for publication.
When: Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: LIB 145
Missed it? Watch the video.
We won’t be offering LISterine workshops for the remainder of the summer, but don’t let that prevent you from freshening your professional perspective. Take a few moments to learn about Phishing, Twitter, online photo sharing and more by watching videos created by Common Craft. They’re short, engaging and relevant to our work.
Our next LISterine workshop is scheduled for September 17 at 12:30. Alex Chapin will present on “capture”: audio recording, podcasting and screencasting. An invitation will go out closer to the date.
Cool and refreshing! Cleans and protects against boredom and stagnation! LISterine is a monthly workshop series that gives us a firsthand look at trends, tools and techniques that influence our work. Want to present a workshop? Want someone else to present? Tell us!
If you weren’t able to attend the Drupal workshop, you can watch the video.
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You’ve probably heard Drupal mentioned in discussions about our new website, but you might not know what Drupal actually is. Drupal is a web-based Content Management System, similar to the software that our current website runs on, but also different in many ways. In this session, Ian McBride will discuss the things that makes Drupal unique, why we chose Drupal as a platform for our new site, and look at some examples of the ways we can extend Drupal to improve our website. We’ll spend some time looking at an extension developed by Amherst College, the only other school running its entire web presence on Drupal, named Monster Menus which we’ll be using as part of the core functionality of our site.
This session requires no technical knowledge of our website, content management systems, or programming, but is a great opportunity for you to ask questions on those topics.
When: Monday, June 15 from 3:30-5 pm
Where: LIB 105
If you weren’t able to attend the mashups workshop, you can watch the video.
Over the last few years, the online community has recognized the potential of “mashing up” maps and multimedia content. Numerous popular applications, including Mapquest, Google Earth, CNN’s Perceptive Pixel, and the iPhone use maps to arrange and present data in exciting formats that often trump the ubiquitous Powerpoint slideshow or Excel spreadsheet. Imagine being able to explore recordings of interviews or images of monuments by flying across a landscape showing the context of your work – or demonstrate changing demographics by watching individual census tracts shift year by year. In this workshop, Digital Media Tutors and LIS-GIS Team members Jack Cuneo and Jue Yang will show us what mashups are and how presentations can be enhanced with them.
When: Tuesday, May 19 from 4-5 pm
Where: LIB 105
If you weren’t able to attend the government documents workshop, you can review the handout: US Federal Government Information Resources: Past, Present and Future