Technology

EndNote X8 is now available

EndNote is one brand of citation management software.  It can help you manage your full text articles and create citations.  For more information, see our guide or contact John Wiswell (wiswellj@appstate.edu).

The Winner is...Inspire Lab!

The winner of the Makerspace logo/name contest is the Inspire Lab! 

The entry was submitted by Paul Slagle, a senior in Industrial Design.  Inspire Lab is the new name of Belk Library Makerspace, and the logo will be used for our branding.

We had a number of other fantastic entries, so a big thank you to all of the people who entered the contest!  

Inspire Lab has vinyl cutters, 3D printing/scanning, electronics/soldering, sewing, and virtual reality.  Come by any time between 1-4pm, Monday through Thursday to use our machines and learn more!

Enter the Makerspace Logo Contest!

The Belk Library and Information Commons now has a makerspace!  

Now that the new space is open, we are holding a contest to both name the space and create a logo.  If your design is chosen, we will use it for all makerspace marketing and you will win a FREE personal 3D printer!  

Makerspace Grand Opening!

You are invited to a three day event full of food, prizes, and fun!  Come out January 31st, February 1st and February 2nd from 1-4pm to learn more about the space, use some of the equipment, and eat.  There will also be a prize drawing of a 3Doodler 3D printing pen.  Join us!

The Belk Library Makerspace is a space where students, faculty and staff can use equipment to create anything they can dream up.  The makerspace is free to use, and will be open for various times thoughout the semester.    

 

Our current equipment consists of: 

3D Printers

Makerspace Workshops

Ever wanted to create a 3D model?  Get it printed?  Maybe you are interested in creating something electronic?  Come to the Belk Library's free technology workshops in the Belk Library Makerspace.  Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff.  No experience necessary!  More information about these technologies here: guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace 

Report Problems with eResources

Although electronic resources are available 24/7, even through university breaks, problems do arise.  If your database, journal, ebook, or other resource fails to open or otherwise misbehaves, one option is to complete our Report a Problem form.  You can access it by clicking on Report a problem, on the far right of Databases page.

Or you can just click here.

Faculty -- Need streaming video for your class?

Many of of our streaming films are available through our catalog, but we also request others through Swank, Kanopy, Docuseek2, and other platforms.  Many films are not available for library-friendly streaming, but you don't know until you check.  See our guides to Streaming Video and Swank or ask us.

Google Scholar is missing Find@AppState buttons

Google Scholar, on the Library's main page, is missing its Find @ AppState links.  These links are sometimes the only way to access full text.  Google appears to be slow in responding to this problem that is affecting all libraries, not only Appalachian.

Of course, Google Scholar offers many live buttons, so often the article titles and links on right column will give you full text.

Fall 2016 Technology Workshops

Ever wanted to create a 3D model?  Get it printed?  Maybe you are interested in creating something electronic?  Come to the Belk Library's free technology workshops.  Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff.  No experience necessary!  

3D Printing - Learn the ins and outs of 3D printing.  If you ever wanted to get a model printed, this is the workshop for you.

Technology Showcase, September 7 and 8

Join us for our Technology Showcase on September 7–8, 2016 from 10 to 3 in the Atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Digital technologies change at a rapid pace. New gadgets and devices are cropping up all over the place. How are you to keep up with all the changes? Where can you go to learn more about your favorite electronic device?

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