Posted by: Julie Ryu
Remember the Global Game Jam hosted at the DMC in January? All the great games that participants created in just 48 hours? Well, you can now play six of the games here in the library. Astrophage, Jarheart, Vahiy, The Witching Meow-er, Lost Hearts, and Heart of the Mountain have been loaded onto a desktop computer in the Hub on the first floor. So stop by and try out the games yourself- they’re pretty fun!
Posted in: Library News and Events
Posted by: Rebecca Bailey
The library’s Web Steering committee is looking for faculty members from all disciplines to help us improve our website. Over the next month or so we would ask you to come to the library, or we could come to your office, and have you perform a series of tasks via our website, so we can see how easy or difficult they are to perform. This is a test of the site’s ease-of-use, and in no way a test of your abilities!
If you’ve always wished you could show us how you interact with our site, this is a great opportunity. We would need 20-30 minutes of your time, and we are offering a $20 gift card to your choice of the NU Bookstore (Barnes and Noble) or Starbucks as compensation.
We appreciate those of you who have helped us with similar testing in the past! We are currently seeking new volunteers who have not done this before with the library.
If the month of April is not a good time for you, we anticipate that there will be more opportunities for testing later in the year.
Please contact Karen Merguerian at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2747 if you are interested in participating in this project now or in the future. And please forward this appeal to others you think may want to help.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Posted in: Research Online
Posted by: Jonathan Iannone
Join us to view Daniel Desai’s Thesis Showing on Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:00 PM, in DMC-5.
Digital Media Master’s candidate Daniel Desai uses GigaPan technology, originally developed for space exploration, to create a series of super panoramic images. Meet Daniel, learn about the technology, and view print and digital versions of the images at the thesis showing.
Posted in: Digital Media Design Studio (DMDS), Information and Society, Library News and Events
Posted by: Julie Ryu
College of Professional Studies graduate Kevan Grimaldi has returned to Northeastern as a new GIS assistant. She followed a lifelong interest in maps and geoscience into an undergraduate program in Earth science at Dartmouth College, where she got her first taste of geographic information systems (GIS). After finishing at Dartmouth, she became a full-time GIS user for a private navigations company, and later entered Northeastern’s own masters program in geographic information technology.
Kevan’s new role at Snell will be to support faculty, staff, and students in their respective GIS-based endeavors. She plans to offer both one-on-one consultations for specific projects and workshops and training on general GIS use, and will be available by email and appointment. Ask at the Digital Media Commons Information desk on the second floor of Snell to get connected with Kevan.
When not immersing herself in geospatial data, Kevan enjoys orienteering, reading, and various pursuits through involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism, including calligraphy and illumination, archery, and homebrewing. She looks forward to meeting and working with her fellow Huskies on their geospatial projects. Welcome, Kevan!
Posted in: Library News and Events, Staff Interests
Posted by: Jen Ferguson
Image courtesy the Wellcome Library
Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics is a newly-launched treasure trove for fans of science, history, and of course, the history of science!
The Wellcome Library has digitized the papers of key players in genetics from the last century and made them freely available online. Works of Crick, Watson, Franklin, Wilkins, and Haldane are all represented, to name a few. The papers include lab notebooks, sketches, articles, drafts and general correspondence. The site also contains items from the archive of the Eugenics Society, including the heredity chart shown above. In addition to these digitized artifacts, the site features digitized books and a great interactive timeline on the history of genetics.
Posted in: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Read, Listen, Watch, Research Online