Curious about coding? *The Hour of Code* is a global movement introducing kids to computer science, inspiring them to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and empowering them to solve challenging problems. Continue reading “The Hour of Code! Saturday, Feb 17 10-noon”
Oculus Rift, 3D printing, and more!
When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Where: SUNY Geneseo’s Experimental Space, South 341.
Wadsworth Library & SUNY Geneseo are partnering to host the event, which is open to the community. Continue reading “Technology Open House at SUNY Geneseo: Saturday December 2nd 10am!”
There is much more involved in creating a quality video than having a shiny camera and knowing what buttons to push in your video editing software. Video editing is a craft that if not pursued with a level of efficiency can become time consuming and frustrating, when it should be enjoyable and rewarding. The purpose of this session will be to provide GOLD students with an introduction to many of the facets involved in capturing, editing, and exporting video. At the end of your time in this session you will have a basic familiarity with the workflow, challenges, and skills necessary to complete a quality video project.
Instructor: Joe Dolce – Computing Information and Technology
Thursday, November 3rd
1:00 – 2:00 pm
GOLD Leadership Center,
MacVittie College Union, Room 114
Find out how to use research management tools like Zotero to gather, organize and automatically create citations for research papers. In this workshop, you will learn about the options available and gain hands-on experience with one of these tools to capture, save and export citations into a word document in the citation style of your choice. Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library
Becoming an Uber Efficient Researcher Using Research Management Tools
Wednesday, September 21
2:30 – 3:30 pm
MacVittie College Union Room 322/323
Stop by Milne Library and look behind the glass of the CIT HelpDesk. There you will find two 3D printers hard at work
creating three-dimensional objects of all sorts. 3D printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file using a wide range of material like plastic, metal, and ceramics. A 3D printer lays down layer upon layer of material until the object is created.
You can design your own 3D objects using software on the Geneseo lab computers or find ready-to-print STL files on 3D community websites like thingiverse.com and youmagine.com. Many community members on these sites share their designs under a Creative Commons license, so you can use, alter, and print the designs.
The printing cost is based on the weight of the 3D object after it is printed. The cost is 4 cents per gram with a 50-cent service charge and there is a rainbow of colors to choose from.
Geneseo is running a new three-credit experimental course this semester entitled Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing.
To learn more about CIT’s 3D printing service, including how to submit an object for printing and to learn about the CIT Experimental Lab visit wiki.geneseo.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=105971950 .
For an in-depth explanation of all that is available, check out our Find Textbooks and Course Reserves Guide. With many options of how to access required materials for students’ different courses, the process may be confusing. This guide will help students find material for their coursework.
If Milne doesn’t have the text or course reading that you need on reserve at the Service Desk, you may be able to find it in the general collection. Here are a few ways to find out:
- Search for the title in GLOCAT+ to see if we have it in the library’s general collection.
- Search for the title of your textbook on our How Do I Find My Course Texts library guide to see if we have it on 4 hour reserve at the Service Desk.
- Search for it in IDS Search to see if we can borrow it for you from another library.
And don’t forget about our new Kindle Textbooks on Reserve!
We are piloting a new way of providing affordable access to textbooks. Starting this semester, we will be circulating selected textbooks on Kindle Fire HD tablets. The Kindles can be checked out for 4 hours and include the following textbooks:
If you use Internet Explorer, you may want to check out what CIT NewsBytes has to say about protecting yourself from the latest hacking vulnerabilities in IE.
For now, CIT recommends updating your IE browser and using IE “only for Geneseo websites that require IE. All non-Geneseo websites should be accessed with an alternate browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.).”
Check the CIT NewsBytes for updates on this security issue.
If you’ve been under a rock the past week, you may not be aware that many of your online accounts might have been compromised by the heartbleed bug. The security breach is with the servers you have been logging into (e.g. Gmail, instant messaging, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, etc.), so the best thing that you can do is change your passwords for those accounts sooner rather than later.
Mashable has compiled a great list of accounts that may have been affected including social networks, email providers, online shopping sites, financial institutions and more. Bottom line, now might be a good time to update your passwords and continue to do so on a regular basis.
Geneseo’s CIT NewsBytes offers some other tips as well and will continue to update the campus on this issue.
A recent security update to Milne Library’s EZProxy system (the system that permits off campus use of library databases) has lead to problems for some library users.
Clicking on a bookmarked database link or a link from the homepage may result in an error message related to the SSL certificate, or the browser may simply freeze.
If you are experiencing this issue, try clearing your browser cache. WikiHow provides step-by-step directions to clear your cache for most browsers.
If you are still having problems, stop by the library to talk with our Tech Help staff or call us at 585-245-5608.