Cloud Computing

The keynote speaker at this year’s Technology Open House was Dr. Christopher Penny from West Chester University.  Dr. Penny gave an interesting  perspective on the topic of “Web 2.0 – Cloud Computing”.  His session included live demonstrations of some of the latest Web 2.0 sites and services including:

http://www.diigo.com/
Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community
http://www.netvibes.com/#General
Netvibes is a free web service that brings together your favorite media sources and online services.
http://www.twitter.com/
Social networking and micro blogging
http://tatango.com/
Connect with your members for free through text messaging and voice messaging.
http://academia.edu/
Share your research with academics around the world.
http://www.jango.com/
Free music – internet radio that plays what you want!

To access a video of Dr. Penny’s presentation, please click: http://rehost.sju.edu/ramgen/FDC/CPENNY.rm. The latest version of Real Player is needed to view the video, and can be downloaded from: http://www.real.com/.

 Dr. Penny’s slides and favorite links can be accessed from his site at: http://chrispenny.vox.com/

RefWorks – Never Write a bibliography again!

RefWorks

– A basic training session for faculty hosted by the Drexel Library.  http://www.refworks.com/Wednesday, October 29 10-11, or 2-3 in the Library Instruction Lab.
Learn how to:
  • Create a Refworks account with all your citations, across projects and papers.
  • Import references from the Library’s catalog and databases.
  • Organize, tag, and search across references.
  • Customize the format of your bibliography.
For more information, and to RSVP, contact:Sara Franks, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, sfranks@sju.edu or 610-660-1913.

OR Drexel Library Information Desk at 610-660-1904

 

Bloomberg Training

Please join us for a training session on the use of Bloomberg Professional Services, available on the Wall Street Trading Room’s Bloomberg terminal.

A representative from Bloomberg will be here to give an overview of the platform and answer your questions about it on:

Date:  Thursday, November 13, 2008
Time:  11:30 – 1:00
Place: MV 295

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Peggy Allen at pallen if you can attend.  Graduate Assistants are also welcome!