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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...

e-Readers in the Classroom?

In the Fall term of 2009, Princeton conducted a pilot sponsored by the High Meadows Foundation, the University Library, and the Office of Information Technology, to assess the use of e-readers in the classroom. The...

E-books: Princeton and Beyond

When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books have now become a staple of...

A Tour of the Peter B. Lewis Library

On October 1, Patty Gaspari-Bridges, Assistant University Librarian for Special Libraries and Head of the Science and Technology Libraries and four other science librarians (Jane Holmquist, Steven Adams, Julie Arnheim, and Louise Deis) led a...

Research Hacks: Tips & Tools for the Busy Scholar

The vast print and online resources of the Princeton University Library can overwhelm even seasoned scholars. Most researchers are so busy with their daily responsibilities that there’s little opportunity for exploration and staying current with...

The Google Book Scanning Project

The Princeton University Library is one of nearly 30 partners in the Google Book Scanning Project, an effort to integrate major library collections. Google expects that the project will connect researchers with key scholarly works...

Tivo for the Internet: RSS Feeds for Research and Leisure

Internet users are accustomed to surfing the web, migrating haphazardly or with purpose from site to site. Rather than periodically checking out your most interesting sites to see if anything of interest might have...

Video on Demand at Princeton

For the past six years, OIT’s Language Resource Center has offered a Video on Demand service that permits faculty to integrate film into their teaching. The service permits faculty to submit requests for full...

All the News That Fits: Newspaper Resources at Princeton

At the February 21, 2007 Lunch ‘n Learn, Bobray Bordelon and Elizabeth Bennett gave a presentation about newspaper resources at Princeton. The electronic holdings at the library make it relatively easy to locate primary...

Library joins Google project to make books available online

A new partnership between the Princeton University Library and Google soon will make approximately 1 million books in Princeton’s collection available online in a searchable format. In a move designed to open Princeton’s vast...

Content Protection and Digital Rights management: Accessing your Media in the Digital Home

At the November 29 Lunch ‘n Learn, Doug Dixon (Manifest Technology) presented “Content Protection and Digital Rights management: Accessing your Media in the Digital Home.” Imagine having a comprehensive library of music and movies....

When Worlds Collide: The Thomas Jefferson Papers in the Era of eBay

At OIT’s Lunch ‘n Learn on October 25, Kevin Guthrie ‘84 discussed the new forces and organizations emerging from today’s rapidly evolving networked economy that pose new challenges for the academic enterprise and for...

Google: The View from the Library

At the May 17 Lunch ‘n Learn, four speakers from the University Library provided their perspectives on Google, the popular internet search engine that has become an integral part of everyday vocabulary and life....

Princeton University Library: Useful tips for scholars

When it comes to making your academic life easier, trust a librarian. That was the theme of the May 3 Lunch ‘n Learn where Nancy Pressman Levy, Audrey Betsy Wright and Phil Menos shared tips...

Visualizing Spatial Information in the Classroom

GIS, just another three letter acronym, or an integral part of research and teaching? Today, when students need spatial information, they no longer turn first to paper maps. Rather, they use web browsers to search...

Google Wages Fresh Campaign Against Critics of Project to Digitize Library Books

By ANDREA L. FOSTER The battle between publishers and Google over the Internet-search company's project to digitize library books has heated up with an announcement this month by Google that it was starting a campaign...

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