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Cloud Computing for the Academic Institution

Submitted by Mike Roy


Henry Schaffer, Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Coordinator of Special IT Projects and Faculty Collaboration – North Carolina State University


Sarah Stein, Associate Professor of Communication and Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)

Academic Outreach and Collaboration – North Carolina State University


Topic: Cloud Computing for the Academic Institution

Date: July 29, 2009

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. CDT, 11:00 a.m. MDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT).


International participants: You may wish to visit this external time-conversion website to calculate the start time in your time zone.  Duration: 1 hour


The Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) is a cloud computing solution that is designed to address the unique needs of academic institutions.  Computational resources for teaching faculty, students, and researchers require flexibility in order to be effective in diverse environments. The VCL enables this in an unprecedentedly affordable manner. This talk will present an overview of the VCL and discuss the computing resource problems that initiated it, the advantages and limitations of its use, and its pedagogical impact, as well as the economic implications of cloud computing.


The event is free, but registration is required and virtual seating is limited. REGISTER NOW.

Main Library Book Shift Project Completed


Submitted by Elin Waagen

 champagneCongratulations to Rich Church on the completion of the huge book shift project on the upper level at the Main Library. This project utilized creative collaboration with other work areas and was completed ahead of the August deadline without incurring additional budget costs.
Approximately 19,148 linear feet (or almost 4 miles) of books in the A – K group were shifted to accommodate growth and classification changes.