Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

Capture – What it is and why it’s cool

Monday, September 7th, 2009

capture01Alex 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.

Getting to Know Drupal

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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

Government Information Resources

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Hans Raum will give a presentation about both printed and online information resources available from federal government agencies, from the CIA to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This will be an opportunity to see some of the oldest and most interesting government publications we received early in the 1800s to the some of the most useful Web sites created by various federal agencies. The US government is the largest publisher in the world and government agencies quickly took advantage of the potential of the Web to make their services and information resources more widely available. Potential future developments will be discussed, along with their implications for our role as one of seven federal depository libraries in Vermont.

When: Wednesday, April 15 at 9:00 am
Where: LIB 105