The feature story in this month’s edition of OCLC Cooperative eNews features our own Christine Drew, Associate Director of Research & Instruction Services. Check out “Information literacy instruction and outreach—Trends in microlearning and learning on demand” at http://tiny.cc/v90q2.
Date archive for: August 2010
Need a laptop to use while you are in the library? Check one out at the Technology Help Desk for 3 hours use in the building!
Did you know there is a computer lab on the ground floor of the library? In addition to the many computers on the second floor (entry level), there is a general-purpose computer lab on the ground floor. Printers are adjacent to the lab to provide easy access to your documents. Check it out!
A note from the artist, Joseph Farbrook:
“The videograph project was originally conceived as a reaction to the inherent sterility of digital artwork. Although digital art can be fascinating technologically, it generally lacks presence of the artist. For this reason it often fails to move a viewer emotionally and the communication between the artist and viewer is missing.
Exploring a solution to this dilemma, the first set of videographs began as moving portraiture. Subjects were asked to look into the camera lens and stare at their reflection in the glass. They were then asked to look at this reflection and focus on the love that they feel for themselves, their blessings and accomplishments, the beauty in their own image. Simply, they were asked to look upon their reflection with love.
The videos that were recorded during these moments were then processed into seamless loops and displayed on flat screens embedded in standard picture frames, borrowing from the aesthetic of standard portrait photography. As the viewer stands in front of the video portrait confronting the moving image, they are looked upon with love as it emanates from the subjects eyes and face. Although the viewer is a stand-in for the subject’s own reflection, the love is real nonetheless. Other videographs have involved visceral fragmentations of expressive features of the face and body, invocations of sense memory, and most recently animations mixed with flashing text. There are still many avenues that I have yet to explore with this format and there are still many ways in which it must be possible to instill presence of the author within digital works so that they may wield the same power and movement and to be considered in the same regard as paintings and sculptures and other traditional forms of art.”
Joseph Farbrook’s videographs are on display from August 24 until October 15, 2010.
The Library staff welcomes the technology Helpdesk as they have now moved to their permanent location near the main entrance.
The Academic Technology Center’s Technology for Teaching and Learning staff have moved back to the left of the entrance as well. ATC media and posters are still located in Fuller Labs. ATC TTL Staff located in this library include:
- Jessica Caron, Instructional Technology Specialist
- Erin DeSilva, Instructional Technology Specialist
- Debra Dexter, Software Solutions Specialist
- Jim Monaco, Instructional Media Specialist
|Wiley Online Library will launch over the weekend of August 7-8. Wiley Online Library replaces Wiley InterScience and includes articles in Wiley and formerly Blackwell journals, as well as online reference works. Wiley Online features an easy-to-use interface, enhanced discoverability, expanded functionalities and a range of personalization and alerting options.
NOTE: WPI subscribes to many Wiley journals, but not all. So there may be content that you cannot access. Use to place Interlibrary Loan Requests for items you find that are not full text.
As a registered user of Wiley InterScience or as an author registered with Author Services, your registration details and profile will automatically transfer to Wiley Online Library.
However, if you have previously used the saved searches features you will need to reset these, once the site is launched. Follow the instructions in the Information for End Users to reset.