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Part 1 of this course is a brief introduction to cloud computing and what it can do for you as a researcher. We will tour through the key cloud computing concepts, technologies, and implementations such as the IBM and Amazon cloud. We will demonstrate a few typical cloud computing applications, and then discuss its limitations.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Graduate Life Center Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Jer Thorp's work focuses on adding meaning and narrative to huge amounts of data as a way to help people take control of the information that surrounds them. He will speak about how he uses software-based art to bring big data sets to life.
This database in on trial through May 1, 2014. SAGE Research Methods Cases provides full-text case studies in HTML and PDF about methodological concepts in practice. Each case study has learning outcomes and discussion questions to guide understanding. Please send feedback on this database to Leslie O'Brien or your college librarian.
Black Studies Center from ProQuest provides the full text of essays, journals, newspapers, dissertations, and abolitionist papers, plus citations and abstracts for fiction, poetry, and literary reviews from black periodicals and newspapers. It includes videos of oral history interviews from African Americans who have made significant contributions to history and politics, education, law, the creative arts, science and medicine, business, the military, and sports.
Open access continues to rapidly grow in importance within scholarly publishing. Interest in broadening access to information in the field of high energy physics (HEP) has led to a unique initiative, with the full support of CERN, called SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics). This partnership involves libraries around the globe working with publishers and learned societies to convert several key HEP journals to open access, all at no cost to authors. Nearly 400 articles have already been made available since the start of the program earlier this month. These will be included in the SCOAP3 repository which will launch in February 2014.
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.
Do you need help finding sources for your paper or project? Do you have a citation but can't find the original source? Do you need help focusing your research topic? If you answered yes to any of these questions or have any others regarding help with research, please note the library now provides a one stop service desk to help you out. All research and reference questions can be asked in person at the second floor research desk , over the phone at 540-231-9232 or via the Ask a Librarian service. You can also contact your subject librarian directly.
A new subscriptions to Smithsonian Collections Online adds two photograph-filled publications to our browsable magazines. Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine have been published since 1970. The interface allows browsing of each issue, page by page, with advertisements, full photographs, and sidebar columns, unlike many journal sites.
This subscription complements our earlier one to National Geographic, which allows for similar page-by-page browsing.
Sun, Mar 2: open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu, Mar 3-6: open 24 hours*
Fri, Mar 7: Close at 8:00pm*
Sat, Mar 8: 9:00am - 6:00pm (Break hours begin)
*During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.
Sun, Mar 2: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Mon-Thu, Mar 3-6: 8:00am - 1);00pm
Fri, Mar 7, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat-Sun, Mar 8-9: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm