Technology

Belk Library on Pinterest - Follow our boards on Pinterest

Belk Library is launching our new Pinterest site -- just in time to celebrate the upcoming National Library Week (April 8 – 14).  Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networking sites around today.  It combines the connectivity of Facebook with the capability of “bookmarking” all wrapped in beautiful visual imagery.  “Pinning” on Pinterest is like having a room full of bulletin boards--all on different subjects--where the user can “pin” pictures, links to websites, recipes, posters, etc. to the appropriate board to view and refer.

ASU's Favorite Books

In celebration of National Library Week (April 8-14), Belk Library will be gathering input from students, faculty, and staff about what their favorite books are. We'll be gathering entries via a form on the library's website, and then posting them on one of the library's Pinterest boards.

Suggestions for Kiosks

The Library Student Advisory Group met on February 23rd and offered some excellent suggestions for developing the kiosks.

Touchscreen Information Kiosks

The library has added new touchscreen information kiosks on each floor of the building. These monitors will give you instant, easy access to some of our most popular web tools:

  • Book group study rooms
  • View computer availability maps
  • Find events in the library

Our technology services staff is currently working on getting small printers attached to each monitor, so that students may print out confirmation slips when booking group study rooms.

Duplexing on Lab and Library Black and White Printers Set as Default

All public computers in campus labs and in the library are now set up to print duplex by default.  This setting is only the default on the black and white printers.  The color printer is still set to single-sided printing.

UPDATE FROM TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES - Email from the Director

We are going greener...

Search Local First

The library made important changes to the catalog, which will affect how people search for books and other materials.

Computer Availability Maps

At a glance, see where the available computers are in the library!

The library is now offering a new service -- computer availability maps. The new policy of requiring student log-ins on public computers has given us the ability to track what computers in the library are currently being used. The Web Team at the library has created a web application that collects this information in real time and displays it on maps of each floor of the library.

iPads Available for Checkout!

ANNOUNCING: The Belk Library iPad project! The Main Circulation Desk now has 10 iPads available for check out. The loan period is one week, with one renewal allowed.

The apps and links currently available on the iPads are: Belk Library home page, WNCLN Catalog, TSS Help desk, iBooks, EBSCOhost, British Library 19th Century Collection, Amazon Kindle, Zite, Merrimam Webster Dictionary, Quickoffice, Google Earth, Apple Remote, Bamboo Paper, & GoSkyWatchP.

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