New this semester–an entire whiteboard wall in SEL. Come visit! A free dry erase marker gift to the first 50 visitors who stop in to check it out!
What’s your great idea?
SEL has four iPad 2’s that can be checked each for 7 days. See the list of SEL iPad apps.
3. GPS Devices
SEL has two Global Positioning System (GPS) devices that can be checked out for 7 days: a GPSMAP 62 and a Garmin GPSMAP 62st with altimeter and compass.
4. Flip Cameras
SEL has two Flip Cameras that can be checked out for 7 days.
5. Portable scanner (SEL use only)
SEL has a mobile scanner that allows to attach a flash drive, scan a document, then save to your flash drive as a PDF or image for use later. .
In addition to the cameras, SEL still has GPS units and a Wacom drawing tablet available for checkout. If you need it for an assignment or even if you’re just curious about its capabilities, check it out today!
The Science and Engineering Library is now home to two brand new Garmin GPSMAP GPS units. We’ve got a GPSMAP and a GPSMAPst, which are two of Garmin’s top-of-the-line mapping models.They are designed for exploration and data collection as well as mapping terrain anywhere in the world. They are available for checkout at the circulation desks in SEL and Ambler and through Media Services in Paley. Checkout the library’s E-Devices page for more.
In addition to the GPS devices, SEL still has a Wacom drawing tablet available for checkout. If you need it for an assignment or even if you’re just curious about its capabilities, check it out today!
Join Temple University Libraries in celebrating the 2nd Annual
National GIS Day
November 17th, 2010, 3:00 – 5:00PM
Paley Library Lecture Hall
Agenda: 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Presentations
1st Speaker: Dr. Amy Hillier – “Social Justice Mapping”
2nd Speaker: Mr. Jim Querry – “Improving City
Government through GIS”
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Reception
Our first speaker, Dr. Amy Hillier, is an Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning at PennDesign, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, where she teaches classes on the application of GIS in city planning, urban studies, public health, and social work. She is also faculty co-director at the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory (CML), where she works with other faculty to integrate GIS into projects dealing with obesity, gun violence, pre-term birth, and injuries to children. One of her current projects is recreating the
old 7th ward of Philadelphia studied by W.E.B. Du Bois in 1896 for his classic book, The Philadelphia Negro, using GIS, archival records, and 1900 census data to create an online mapping system and curriculum materials for high school and college students. Dr. Hillier’s presentation is titled “Social Justice Mapping”:
Through a series of case studies from her own work and that of colleagues, Hillier will identify key elements to successful mapping projects aimed at social change. Specific examples include
• Advocating efforts to finance supermarkets in under-served areas
• Addressing racial bias in the clustering of unhealthy ads
• Evaluating the impact of changes to the Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food package Hillier will also draw on the work of W. E. B. Du Bois and her own Mapping the Du Bois Philadelphia Negro project to provide historical perspective on current health inequalities.
Our 2nd speaker, Mr. Jim Querry, is the GIS Director at City of Philadelphia, where he directs a citywide, cross-departmental collaboration in enterprise GIS to enable City departments and related agencies to increase their productivity, effectiveness, and delivery of services to city residents. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University, where he teaches GIS courses in the Department of Architecture. In 2008, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, he received the prestigious Presidents’ Award at the ESRI International User Conference, given to honor the city for its leadership and innovation in developing enterprise geographic information system (GIS) deployments that improve numerous government functions and city services. Mr. Querry’s presentation, “Improving City Government through GIS” will address the ways in which GIS has enabled different city agencies to be both more efficient and better coordinated with each other.
The presentations will be followed by a reception with light fare and opportunities to meet the speakers and other guests.
Over the summer, the Science, Engineering & Architecture Library (SEAL) has been renamed the Science and Engineering Library (SEL).
This change was precipitated by soon to begin physical renovations to SEAL. Approximately 40% of SEAL’s existing footprint will become a new bio-engineering program space for the School of Engineering. In order to manage the loss of space, all of the architecture material is being integrated into the Paley Library collection. In addition, selection of architecture materials and liaison services, going forward, are now the responsibility of Jill Luedke, Art & Architecture Librarian.
SEL will continue to provide all existing services and resources to the students, faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and the College of Science and Technology. The collection in SEL will include science and engineering books published after 2006, key reference materials, course reserves and print current periodicals. Computers and study spaces will continue to be available.
Please contact Gretchen Sneff, Head of the Science and Engineering Library, at email@example.com or 1-7828 with any questions or concerns.
We now subscribe to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ ASCE Online Research Library.
The ASCE Online Research Library provides full-text access to all 32 ASCE journals, from 1983 to 2010, a 26-year archive. It also includes all ASCE-published conference titles from 2001 to the present, and select titles as far back as 1996. This is a 190+ proceedings title archive. The Library includes 73,000 articles and more than 650,000 pages of content, approximately 48,000 journal articles and 25,000 conference papers. Articles can be accessed from within databases using the “Find Full Text” link, the individual journal titles are listed in Diamond and Journal Finder, and the ASCE Online Research Library itself can be searched as one full-text database.
SEL has acquired 3 Wacom Intuos4 Professional Pen Tablets. Each tablet includes a wireless mouse and stylus pen. The tablets may be checked out at the SEL service desk to be used at designated library computers (marked with the Wacom symbol).
The graphics applications software programs currently available to use with the tablets are: Adobe Elements 7 and Corel Painter Sketch Pad. We expect to provide Autodesk Sketchbook Express 2010 in the near future.
For details on the tablets, check out Wacom’s website.
On March 24, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, SEL will be hosting its third annual eResources Fair.
Representatives from various vendors will be available to discuss and demonstrate different databases and resources including the following:
Elsevier: Reaxys; Compendex; INSPEC; ScienceDirect
Proquest: Safari Tech Books Online; Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management; Proquest Dissertations & Theses; Avery Index to Architecture Periodicals
ThomsonReuters: Web of Science; Biological Abstracts; Journal Citation Reports (JCR); EndNote Web
IEEE: IEEE Xplore.
There will be a raffle/prizes and refreshments for eResource fair attendees.
The third annual SEL eResources fair will be part of Temple University Libraries Digital Day. Paley will host additional vendors who will discuss/demonstrate resources for arts, social sciences, and humanities.