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Mobile Princeton is Coming: Get out Your Smartphones!

For reunions last year, OIT created a special web site tailored for the small mobile devices that are now proliferating in the marketplace, cell phones with web browsers, iPhones, Blackberries, and the like. The experiment...

Smart Art: Database Tools for Research and Curation

For the past three decades, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Office of Information Technology have collaborated on many innovative projects. During the 1980s. the Piero Project produced a real time three-dimensional tour...

Digital Telephony at Princeton

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) refers to a family of hardware and software technologies that deliver voice communications over the internet rather than the public, switched telephone network. To make it work, technologists have...

The Foundations and Future of Information Search

Today, everyone Googles - in the U.S, about 12 billion times a month (including search engines that aren't Google). Will our satisfaction with these tools increase or decrease as the Web and our expectations grow?

Emerging Tools for Research and Instruction

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is interested in promoting the application of digital technologies to academic research as well as learning and teaching. The Foundation also supports investigations of new technical approaches to the archiving...

Beyond Words: Environmental History, Digitization, and GIS

Emmanuel Kreike, Associate Professor of History at Princeton, combines models and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences with approaches from environmental science and forestry to analyze how ecological, political, social, cultural, and economic processes...

Digitizing the Universe From Your Backyard

Says Robert Vanderbei, chair of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton, the modern digital world is making it possible, and almost easy, for amateurs to take astrophotos in their own backyards that are as...

Google Search Strategies

You may be a typical Google searcher who simply pops in a word or two in the Google search box and hopes for the best? As it turns out, Google has placed impressive functionality...

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