Archive for April, 2009

Entering the World of Mashups

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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

Government Information Resources – Handout

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

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

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