Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Better Future and Success

Everything you need for better future and success
has already been written. And guess what?
All you have to do is go to the library.

~ Jim Rohn ~

Friday, January 27, 2012

iTunes U

Earlier this month Apple released an update to one of iTunes best kept secrets iTunes U. Since mid 2007 iTunes U has provided free access to thousands of university audio and video lectures, the updated application extends functionality allowing educators to attach supporting media such as syllabi and notes to lectures. The iTunes U update also integrates closely with the newly released iBooks 2 which features eBook textbooks. Use of the new iTunes U application requires an IOS device, but anyone with an iTunes account can download and enjoy the audio and video lectures as podcasts.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Books @ The LIbrary

Stop by and check-out the newest books in the library!

McConnell, Steve. Software Project Survival Guide. Redmond, Washington: Microsoft Press.  1998. (QA 76.76 .D47 M394 1998)

“Nineteen chapters in four sections cover the concepts and strategies you need for mastering the development process, including planning, design, management, quality assurance, testing, and archiving.  For newcomers and seasoned project managers alike, Software project Survival Guide draws on a vast store of techniques to create  an elegantly simplified, reliable framework for project management success.” From the back cover.

Gibson, Darril. Windows 7: Desktop  Support and Administration. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley Publishing, Inc. 2010. (QA 76.3 .G52693 2010).

This is the information you need to prepare for the MCITP certification exams.  It will also help prepare you for a Windows 7 desktop support technician or administrator position.  Chapters cover planning installation of Windows 7, using command prompt and PowerShell, and managing windows in a domain, with Group Policy and security as well as other topics.

Payette, Bruce. Windows PowerShell in Action, second edition. Shelter Island, N.Y.:Manning Publications Co. 2011. (QA 76.66 .P39 2011)

“This expanded, revised, and updated second edition preserves the original’s crystal-clear introduction to PowerShell and adds extensive coverage of v2 features such as advanced functions, modules, and remoting.”  From the back cover

The Career Guide: The Employment Opportunities Directory 2012. Center Valley, PA:  Dun & Bradstreet, 2011. Directory of professional employment and career opportunities with detailed information on 10,000 leading employers.  This reference guide for employment potential includes the areas of Sales, Marketing, Management, Engineering, Life/Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Planning, Accounting and Finance, Liberal Arts, and other technical and professional institutions.
(Call#HF 5382.5 .U5 D86 2012) 01/25/12

Monday, January 23, 2012

Funny Library Montage


How many television series and films do you recognize in the video?


New Student Assistant

Tracy Washington is the new part-time Student Assistant at UNT Dallas.  She studied Sociology and Library Science at UNT and received her BAAS in 2011.  She  is continuing her graduate studies at UNT and is working towards her MLS.  Tracy brings over eight years of public and academic/medical library experience to her current position, along with fifteen years in the medical field.  She enjoys reading, music, word and trivia games.  She looks forward to assisting you with your research needs. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You can't do this with a Kindle

I can't imagine the hours it took to create this video.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Information Age gets complicated in 2012

We know that internet reform is on the way but what are the implications? Is there more than meets the eye? See how these new laws could affect our privacy, communication, and how information is disseminated online: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/why-2012-is-starting-to-look-like-1984/,

and why many in the field of education are concerned about the highly debated SOPA: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/how-sopa-affects-students-and-educators, which could not only change the internet as we know it, but could also mean piracy lawsuits against many universities and libraries.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

If you can't judge a book by its cover, you can't judge it by its movie, either.

Never judge a book by its movie.
~ J. W. Eagan ~

You may not be able to judge a book by its movie, but the new movie based on Janet Evanovich’s  “One for the Money” is creating quite a buzz.  It will be released on January 27th and fans will be lining up to see it.  The biggest controversy is the casting for the movie.  With 18 books in the series, everyone has their own idea about what the characters look like.  Who would your picks be?
Stephanie Plum - Katherine Heigl       or      ?
Joe Morelli –       Jason O’Mara          or      ?
Ranger -               Daniel Sunjata        or      ?
Grandma Mazur - Debbie Reynolds   or      ?
Lula -                   Sherri Shepherd       or      ?
Vinnie Plum -     Patrick Fischler        or      ?

For more information about the upcoming movie: