Category Archives: Technology

Important Announcement: Ezproxy Server Upgrade – D2L Pages May Need Editing

The Library recently upgraded its Ezproxy server. Ezproxy is the part of our system that allows students and employees to continue to access full-text, subscription databases even when they are away from campus. One consequence of the upgrade is that … Continue reading

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Coffee break: A Brief Tour of the Digital Delights of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

How do you make a library live online?  Take a quick break and go behind the scenes of the Folger Shakespeare Library, which has done just that, digitizing some remarkable gems from their collection. The article points out a truth … Continue reading

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Instructional videos from Lynda.com

As you are preparing your courses for the fall semester, try this exciting new educational resource available to you and your students – Lynda.com – an online subscription library of high-quality non-credit instructional videos, by recognized industry experts, on the … Continue reading

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Are e-readers making us stupid?

The Atlantic poses an interesting question:  Does the medium inform what we take away from writing? Are e-readers making us stupid?  The results might surprise you.

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Learning Commons Open House (plus ice cream!)

When:  June 20, 11am-3pm (drop in) Where:  Langara Learning Commons (Library 1st floor) Please join us on June 20, 2013 between 11am and 3pm to celebrate the new Langara Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the Library. An … Continue reading

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

Here’s food for thought: 15 years ago, a current high school student and Google were born.  Fifteen years!  Time flies, eh? The way we use technology has completely evolved over the past decade and a half, and the rate of … Continue reading

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The Bandwidth Divide

‘Bandwidth Divide’ Could Bar Some People From Online Learning By Jeffrey R. Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 4, 2013. As education moves increasingly online, many schools are encountering practical barriers to student learning–a so-called “Bandwidth Divide”.  This article … Continue reading

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NMC Horizon Report

The 2013 Horizon Report is now available.  Framed specifically around higher education, the report describes this year’s findings from the NMC Horizon Project, designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s World

Happy New Year! The BBC has compiled a look into the 150 years, compiling predictions along with the odds of them coming true. Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years, BBC, 02 Jan 2013 When can my computer … Continue reading

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Life Next Year and Beyond

As we wind 2012 down and start thinking about the year ahead… check out this post: 2013: Hello. Goodbye on What’s Next: Top Trends December 19, 2012 Retirements, sleep and handwriting are disappearing, memory implants (yeah), digital butlers, and paying … Continue reading

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