Headline of the Week: Time to Move
If you’ve been holding out to switch to Norse Apps for email and calendaring, the time to move has come. Luther’s deployment of Norse Apps began this spring with the full migration of our students prior to the summer. The Class of 2012 began their Luther lives on Norse mail this fall. During the summer, LIS invited alumni using Luther email forwarding a migration path to Norse Apps. All the while, employees have had the option to move when it most suited them, and many have moved. Thanks to everyone who has made the switch!
For those remaining, the time has come to move as we have a target date of December 31, 2008 to deactivate local Luther email services for all Luther community members. Next week, LIS will “invite” all remaining employees and encourage you to login to your Webmail account to launch the migration process. We will also be following up with individuals to ensure a timely and smooth transition for anyone yet to move.
Campus migration from Oracle Calendar to Norse Calendar will occur on January 1, 2009. LIS will coordinate with current Oracle users to ensure appropriate transfer of data to the new calendars. All events for 2009 should be scheduled in Norse Calendar, not Oracle Calendar.
Campus response to Norse Apps has been positive and many faculty, students, and staff are using the new features to improve their work and workflows. We look forward to completing our transition next month and thank everyone for their help in making this a positive step for Luther.
There will be no TWILIS published Friday, November 14th.
LIS Blog Highlights from the Week
The following articles are sampled from those available on the LIS Blog:
- Classroom Control Technology Installed
- Antivirus 2009 – Malware
- LIS Launches Recruitment for Workstation Support Specialist
- IDEA course evaluation for Fall 2008
- User Services Meeting
- Library professional staff meeting 11-3-08
- Student registration starts tonight. Use Internet Explorer
- Norse Mail Invitations
- LIS Web Usability Testing
- Financial Services Computer Upgrades
- Rubbing Elbows with an Academic Software Giant
- Copying from MSWord and Pasting into KATIE
Notes from LIS Council
LIS Council met with Rich Tenneson and Mark Donhowe, Luther’s insurance agent to discuss insurance coverages relating to Luther’s information infrastructure, including our collections and technology hardware.
As a member of NITLE (National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education), Luther has the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of developmental and training programs intended for faculty, librarians, and information technologists. Events listed at the link below are currently open for registration by Luther participants. LIS Staff who are interested in participating in an event should speak with Christopher Barth. Faculty who are interested in participating should speak with Lori Stanley. Participation is contingent upon available funding and program acceptance.
Recently added NITLE opportunities:
- Nominations due Friday, December 12th:
- NEW: Workshop-To-Go: Social Software for Education: Collaborative Learning and Research Practices. Program Date: January 14, 2009. Location: Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA). 4 program units.
- NEW: Workshop-To-Go: Emerging Technologies and the Liberal Arts Campus. Program Date: January 16, 2009.Location: Colby College (Waterville, ME). 4 program units.
- Nominations due Friday, January 30th:
- NEW: Workshop-To-Go: Web-Mapping. Program Date: March 3, 2009. Location: Kenyon College (Gambier, OH). 4 program units.
Next Week in LIS
- November 11 (Tuesday) Norse Docs (Skills Training) – 8:30a
- November 12 (Wednesday) Faculty Brown Bag: Planning for J-Term II Alternatives (Faculty Development) – 12:15p
- November 13 (Thursday) Facebook Applications in Higher Education (Faculty Development) – 1:00p
- More information on upcoming training opportunities
Notable Internet Resource of the Week: Pixlr
Pixlr is a free, online image editing tool made available via the web using Adobe Flash technology. Pixlr was primarily developed in Sweden for non-professional editing of photos and images destined for web publication. In look and feel, Pixlr is similar to other products such as Photoshop, and it includes tools such as magic wand, cropping, cloning, layers, transparency, and many filters.
Importing images is done from a local drive, and the service does not yet interface with other online image hosting sites like Flickr.
On the web at http://www.pixlr.com/
Around the Web
Here are a few links to interesting developments over the past week:
- Copyright and Intellectual Property
- Cambridge Survey Finds That 49% of Students Have Plagiarized [Chronicle of Higher Education]
- EndNote reverse-engineering case looks headed to courtroom [ars technica]
- Culture, Economy, and Business
- IT Slashes Budgets, Starts Layoffs: Exclusive CIO Survey [CIO]
- Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004 [Wired]
- Who killed the blogosphere? [Rough Type]
- The new economics of computing [Rough Type]
- What’s a free customer worth? [Long Tail]
- The sad lie of mediocrity [Seth Godin]
- The 90/10 rule of marketing a job [Seth Godin]
- An Obama presidency: Good, bad news for technology [CNET News]
- Cell-Free: My Great Leap Backward [New York Times]
- Data Security and Privacy
- WPA wireless encryption cracked [CNET News]
- Google Apps
- Hardware and Technology Tools
- Pocket projector shows the magic of miniaturization [International Herald Tribune]
- Higher Education
- Analysis: New Strains Put Pressure on Traditional College-Pricing Model [Chronicle of Higher Education]
- College Too Pricey? Don’t Blame Faculty Pay [Chronicle of Higher Education]
- 2 Studies Raise Questions About Research Based on Student Surveys [Chronicle of Higher Education]
- Innovation and Design
- Does the Innovation-Decision Process Impact Library Innovation? [The Medium is the Message]
- Three Disruptions in Technology, and How to Benefit [Roughly Drafted]
- Internet and Networking
- AT&T Experiments With 150GB Bandwidth Cap [AppScout]
- Libraries and Librarians
- Harvard Slams Google Settlement; Others React with Caution [Library Journal]
- The Incredible Vanishing Book [Inside Higher Ed] (Opinion)
- Shift From Stuff To Meaning Is An Opportunity For Libraries [Designing Better Libraries]
- No Wonder Students Think It’s A Waste Of Time [ARCLog]
- Media and Publishing
- U.S. News Will Become a Monthly Magazine [New York Times]
- Software and Operating Systems
- Firefox Reaches 20% Market Share for First Time Ever [ReadWriteWeb]
- The end of an era – Windows 3.x [BBC News]
- Windows 7 scheduled for a mid-2009 release [Download Squad]