The Swarthmore College Libraries and ITS are pleased to announce the selections for this year’s Special Projects for Educational Exploration & Development (SPEED) program. Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals, from which nine were selected. Deb Bergstrand, Graphics, animation, and 3D-printed education resource (GA3DER) Michael Brown with Adam Neat, Physics pre-lab instructional videos Sibelan Forrester, Comparing translations of a Russian poem Milton Machuca, Seeing Latino Migration to the USA Thomas Morton, Digital Rome: visualizing ancient Roman urban design Josh Newby, Kathleen Howard, and Ginger Heck, Enhancing chemistry labs with digital video Lee Smithey, The Mural Mapping Project Amy Vollmer, Flipping … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2014 SPEED program support
ITS and the libraries are pleased to announce the 2013 SEED projects. As they did in our inaugural year of 2012, Swarthmore faculty and staff submitted an exciting and innovate pool of proposals. Here are this year’s recipients of SEED support: Collaborative web repository for video clip collections Erik Cheever, Ben Berger, and Sunka Simon Creating accessible course materials for students with disabilities and learning differences Leslie Hempling E-Latin Texts William Turpin Human rights and atrocities library guide Krista Thomason Online chemistry readiness exam for first year students Kathleen Howard with General Chemistry Instructional Staff and Josh Newby Reading Involves … Continue reading Libraries and ITS announce recipients of 2013 Summer Education eProject Development (SEED) support
Do you have educational content, activities, or projects that you want to put online, but don’t have the time or know-how? The libraries and ITS invite all current employees (including faculty, instructional staff, and staff) to submit proposals for Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) support. SEED projects will receive dedicated support from software developers, librarians, academic technologists, and student interns for an eight-week period of project development in June and July 2013. With your SEED project team’s help, you can create a new digital object or resource that enhances your teaching or facilitates undergraduate research. Successful projects will have: a clear … Continue reading Libraries and ITS solicit Summer Educational eProject Development (SEED) proposals.
Several weeks ago a print release station was piloted in McCabe library for a period of three days. The initial pilot was a success from both a technological and a conservation standpoint. The software stood up to the load test of heavy printing from our community, and there was a 20% decrease in printing output from the previous full week of the semester. Stats: 70,800 pages printed the week before break (Sat-Fri). 56,500 pages printed the week after break (Mon-Sun) surrounding the three day release station test. ITS would like to thank every one who provided feedback about the pilot. … Continue reading Print Release Stations Returning To McCabe April 11th
At SusCom’s and Earthlust’s suggestion, and with Library assistance, Information Technology Services is going to pilot a print release station with McCabe’s first floor printers from Tuesday March 15th to Thursday March 17th. Any print jobs sent to the McCabe_Public queue for the pilot period will need to be “released” at a computer next to the printers before they process. By ensuring patrons are at the printers when they choose to release their job we hope to cut down on unclaimed printouts in the library. For our pilot period, unclaimed print jobs will be removed from the queue after 30 … Continue reading Print Release Station in McCabe