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John Wilkin, Jon Stroop, and Marvin Bielawski on Hathi Trust

John Wilkin at the University of Michigan, and Jon Stroop & Marvin Bielawski at Princeton University are helping HathiTrust to digitize and share the world's recorded knowledge using the combined effort of fifty institutions. HathiTrust is described on their web site at http://hathitrust.org as "a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future" and their mission is "to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge."

On the Formation of Massive Galaxies

All who listen to Jerry Ostriker, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, come to know that we live in profoundly exciting times. We have learned only recently the age and composition of the...

Infrared Optical Sensing for Health and the Environment

The National Science Foundation has funded a multimillion-dollar Engineering Research Center based at Princeton University that is expected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices that have a unique ability to detect minute amounts of chemicals...

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...

Google Earth & Sky

Google Earth and Maps are used extensively for instruction at Princeton because the products support a variety of media and can be used collaboratively. In their November 12 Lunch 'n Learn presentation, Bill Guthe and Ben Johnston demonstrated some of these applications.

From Neuroscience to Electoral History

Sam Wang, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, maintains an interesting range of research interests. Within his academic specialties, biophysics and neuroscience, he uses probability and statistics to analyze complex...

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...

10 Tips for Academic Users of Word 2007

Microsoft Vista and Office 2007 will begin to be installed on campus desktop computers in January 2008. The new Word 2007 offers powerful new functionality but the interface is a marked departure from the...

Research Computing: Princeton Perspectives

At the November 7 Lunch ‘n Learn seminar, three Princeton faculty members described their use of the University’s TIGRESS High Performance Computing Center, a collaborative collection of four major HPC resources, storage, and the...

Electronic Grantsmanship

On Wednesday, November 8, Michelle Christy, Director, ORPA and Joe Broderick, ORPA’s Associate Director, led a Lunch ‘n Learn seminar on “How to find funding for your research using on-line tools and resources.” To...

Princeton establishes leading research computing facility

Princeton NJ — Maintaining its place at the forefront of scientific research, Princeton has brought together three high-performance supercomputers to establish one of the nation’s leading university-based research computing facilities. The move comes as...

Digitization at Princeton

The digitization of text, images, and music has become an integral part of research and teaching at Princeton. Services to support these efforts continue to be developed to respond to an ever increasing need to...

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...

Researchers Cooperate to Create Better Ways of Finding Reliable Information Online

By VINCENT KIERNAN Researchers from two universities are working together to develop technology and techniques for assessing the credibility of information on the World Wide Web. The researchers, from Syracuse University and the University of...

Dean Maria Klawe: "The Truth About Females and Computing"

In a special March 1 Lunch ‘n Learn presentation, Dr. Maria Klawe, dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, presented Gender, Lies and Video Games: The Truth about Females and Computing. The event...

Supercomputer to Accelerate Collaboration

Princeton NJ — A unique partnership between Princeton scientists and information technology administrators has brought one of the world’s fastest supercomputers to the University to spur advancements in research. Working with IBM, the University’s Office...

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