Monthly Archives: January 2010

New CLIO

 Have you seen the new CLIOPicture 5With extra built in functionality, like book covers with search results, permanent URLs for each item, and the ability to text or email a title, location, and call number for an item, it’s a must-see!

Feeling nostalgic?  You can still get to CLIO Classic

Let us know what you think about the new CLIO send feedback!  For questions, please check CLIO Help or ask a librarian.

White House iPhone App

For you policy wonks on the go, you may want to download the new White House iPhone app, free from iTunes. It includes everything from the latest blog posts, to outstanding photos from the photo office, to White House videos.

Use it to watch the State of the Union Address tomorrow night …

Intro to GIS workshop

elevation mapWe’re starting up the GIS workshops series again, beginning with Intro to GIS  on Friday February 5th from 10:30am – 12:30pm in 215 Lehman Library (EDS). We’ll add other workshops to the calendar as we finalize the overall schedule.

Registration opens Thursday for the Intro workshop which will give a basic overview of GIS, data models, spatial analysis, projections, finding data, and working with your own data.

There are two hands-on exercises, both using ESRI ArcGIS software so everyone who attends will get a chance to use the software and explore some of what we cover in the talk.

The Intro workshop is meant for anyone who either has had no previous experience with GIS or for anyone needing a refresher.

Bring questions! Looking forward to seeing you there!

New DSSC Blog to Welcome You Back

Spring semester gets underway with a new feature on the Digital Social Science (DSSC) homepage, the DSSC Blog. It has been set up as a way for Library staff to communicate to those who use the DSSC and more broadly to those interested in resources and services that support study and teaching in the social sciences.

The most recent postings are featured on the DSSC homepage. Click on any posting to see the complete message or, for access to all postings, click on the title “DSSC Blog. You also have the option to automatically receive postings by subscribing via an RSS feed.

DSSC

Welcome back to campus and to the DSSC. All the staff in Lehman Library look forward to helping you throughout the spring semester.

Spatial Data Server Available in The DSSC!

We are in the process of implementing an ArcSDE installation for the distribution of many of our larger datasets.  The server is now online and we have several layers available, including Orthoimagery, Street files, World-wide DEMs and other raster datasets.  Right now access is only available from the DSSC and EDS labs. To access the layers you need to use an ESRI .lyr file, we have created one for each dataset and they can be downloaded from the CU Spatial Data Catalog.  These datasets can be viewed quickly and you can make extractions limited to your area of interest.  We will be adding more layers in the very near future.

Spatial Data Server Available in The DSSC!

We are in the process of implementing an ArcSDE installation for the distribution of many of our larger datasets.  The server is now online and we have several layers available, including Orthoimagery, Street files, World-wide DEMs and other raster datasets.  Right now access is only available from the DSSC and EDS labs. To access the layers you need to use an ESRI .lyr file, we have created one for each dataset and they can be downloaded from the CU Spatial Data Catalog.  These datasets can be viewed quickly and you can make extractions limited to your area of interest.  We will be adding more layers in the very near future.

How do I print that?

printing1If you aren’t sure what your print quota is, here’s how to find out! You can also purchase printing dollars, find your balance, and find printer locations.

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/facilities/printers/quota.html

If you want to print to a NINJA printer from your laptop, follow directions here:

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/facilities/printers/setup.html

Other questions? Check out CUIT’s index page:

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/facilities/printers/index.html