Technology

Enter the Makerspace Logo Contest!

The Belk Library and Information Commons now has a makerspace!  

Now that the new space is open, we are holding a contest to both name the space and create a logo.  If your design is chosen, we will use it for all makerspace marketing and you will win a FREE personal 3D printer!  

Makerspace Grand Opening!

You are invited to a three day event full of food, prizes, and fun!  Come out January 31st, February 1st and February 2nd from 1-4pm to learn more about the space, use some of the equipment, and eat.  There will also be a prize drawing of a 3Doodler 3D printing pen.  Join us!

The Belk Library Makerspace is a space where students, faculty and staff can use equipment to create anything they can dream up.  The makerspace is free to use, and will be open for various times thoughout the semester.    

 

Our current equipment consists of: 

3D Printers

Makerspace Workshops

Ever wanted to create a 3D model?  Get it printed?  Maybe you are interested in creating something electronic?  Come to the Belk Library's free technology workshops in the Belk Library Makerspace.  Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff.  No experience necessary!  More information about these technologies here: guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace 

Report Problems with eResources

Although electronic resources are available 24/7, even through university breaks, problems do arise.  If your database, journal, ebook, or other resource fails to open or otherwise misbehaves, one option is to complete our Report a Problem form.  You can access it by clicking on Report a problem, on the far right of Databases page.

Or you can just click here.

Faculty -- Need streaming video for your class?

Many of of our streaming films are available through our catalog, but we also request others through Swank, Kanopy, Docuseek2, and other platforms.  Many films are not available for library-friendly streaming, but you don't know until you check.  See our guides to Streaming Video and Swank or ask us.

Google Scholar is missing Find@AppState buttons

Google Scholar, on the Library's main page, is missing its Find @ AppState links.  These links are sometimes the only way to access full text.  Google appears to be slow in responding to this problem that is affecting all libraries, not only Appalachian.

Of course, Google Scholar offers many live buttons, so often the article titles and links on right column will give you full text.

Fall 2016 Technology Workshops

Ever wanted to create a 3D model?  Get it printed?  Maybe you are interested in creating something electronic?  Come to the Belk Library's free technology workshops.  Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff.  No experience necessary!  

3D Printing - Learn the ins and outs of 3D printing.  If you ever wanted to get a model printed, this is the workshop for you.

Technology Showcase, September 7 and 8

Join us for our Technology Showcase on September 7–8, 2016 from 10 to 3 in the Atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Digital technologies change at a rapid pace. New gadgets and devices are cropping up all over the place. How are you to keep up with all the changes? Where can you go to learn more about your favorite electronic device?

Introduction to Zotero Citation Management Software

Zotero is free!  You create a personal library to capture and store citations, pdf’s and more that you locate via an online catalog, google scholar, databases, or other websites. When writing your paper you can easily insert in-text citations and create bibliographies. No more cutting and pasting citation information into a Word document.  No more trying to find that pdf you saved somewhere on your desktop.  Really.  

Learn to Use Blender!

This semester visitng scholar Piotr Arłukowicz has offered a series of workshops on how to use Blender open source software for modeling and animation.  The workshop on simulation and gaming is the last in the series.

It is recommended that you have attended at least one of the previous workshops or have some exposure to the basics of Blender

The workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 18th from 2:00-4:00pm in Belk Library, Room 028

CLICK HERE to register

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