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Lunch and Learn: SearchIt@PUL with Nancy Pressman-Levy and Jeremy Darrington

Wednesday, February 29,
12:00 noon

Frist Multipurpose Room B
SearchIt@PUL:  New Research Discovery Tool from the Library
Nancy Pressman-Levy, Jeremy Darrington
Would you like to learn how to expand your research beyond Google?   SearchIt@PUL, the Library’s new discovery system introduced in the fall of 2011, is just the tool you need to help you discover the impressive resources the Princeton University Library makes available.  SearchIt@PUL consists of two research options:
Catalog+ is a new interface to the Library’s Main Catalog, which allows you to limit a search by “post-search” facets, renew items online, manage saved titles, and place various requests.  
Articles+ is a large search engine that links to full-text journal and newspaper articles, as well as to other electronic content from the Library’s online subscriptions.  Other content includes dissertations, book reviews, conference proceedings, art and photo images, and audio recordings.
Join Princeton librarians Jeremy Darrington and Nancy Pressman Levy for a  demo of this exciting new system.
About the speakers:
Jeremy Darrington is Princeton’s Politics Librarian and a member of the Library’s Discovery Implementation team. Jeremy works extensively with students and faculty to help them find data and sources for their research. His interests include the use of technology in research and instruction, changes in the scholarly communication system, access to government information, preservation of research data, and digital privacy. He is ABD in political science from UC Berkeley and has a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.
Nancy Pressman Levy is the Head of the Donald E. Stokes Library and a member of the Library’s Discovery Implementation team.
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Lunch and Learn: Lynette Young on Women of Google Plus

Lynette is founder and curator of Women of Google+. Women of Google+ has quickly evolved into a destination to learn, share and explore what it takes to thrive on social networking platforms both personally and professionally. Lynette is also an organizer for PodCamp Philly & PodCamp LA, Podcast Pavilion, and Social Media Club Princeton NJ.

Speaker bio:
Lynette Young has been working with enterprise-level technology since 1989, but in the past 14 years she has been concentrating on emerging and social technologies. Her company, Purple Stripe Productions, focuses on using technology to help tell brand stories online and enrich the businesses of others. Lynette brings not only precision and detail to her clients, but a wildly creative flair and love of all things pixel.  A pioneer in the social media arena, Lynette has been blogging since 1997, podcasting since 2004, and working professionally in social media technologies and social technologies since 2006.

The Productive Scholar: John LeMasney on Sketchup

Use Google SketchUp to create, modify and share 3D models for free.
Speaker bio:
John LeMasney is a father, artist, designer, consultant, technologist, open web advocate and open source evangelist living and working in New Jersey.
He is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach at Princeton University, responsible for training and presenting to faculty and students about the effective use of technology for communication, work, teaching and learning. He tries to help people get things done.
John received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the  University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 1998.
He received his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (communication) with honors from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ in 2009.
You can see his design work in a daily design blog at http://365sketches.org

Visualize Table Data Online

Google Fusion TablesGoogle Fusion Tables is a new (and free) tool by Google that allows for you to plug table data into Google and with no coding experience visualize the data. You can add other peoples’ data to your tables and visualize the results or you can even share your table data with others. You can build public data sets and visualize them as  maps or  charts in a matter for seconds. You can also add people to collaborate or review and edit your data tables. To use Google Fusion Tables, all you need is Google account. To check out the tool, click on the following link: http://www.google.com/fusiontables/

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Tech Spotlight: GoogleDocs Discussions

A couple months ago I did a presentation at Productive Scholar about annotating digital documents. I didn’t talk much about GoogleDocs in that talk.  Although their commenting feature was perfectly nice, it seemed a bit too simple and didn’t seem to really take advantage of the medium. Well apparently also a couple months ago, Google changed their commenting feature and it is worth taking another look at.  They are now calling them ‘discussion’ rather than comments which makes perfect sense because they have added the ability to reply to comments much as you would in a discussion board or when commenting on a blog post. Each reply in a discussion has a picture of the commenter so it is clear who commented, and a timestamp so it is clear when they commented. The author of a comment can also be alerted by e-mail when someone replies to their comment. There is also a button labeled ‘Resolve’ in the discussion area. Clicking this button will hide the discussion from view.  It can later be restored from a ‘Discussions’ menu in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

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