Posts Tagged ‘resources’

VRC Faculty Workshop Materials

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

For those unable to attend the faculty workshop, we’re making available some documents that should help you get started using the Visual Resources Collection.

Stay tuned for future faculty workshop dates later in the Fall ’09 semester and instructional videos–they’ll be announced here.

VRC Faculty Workshop Slides

VRC Faculty Workshop Handout

An eBook For Everyone

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Beginning July 4th, the fourth iteration of the annual World eBook Fair kicks-off. For one month, the World eBook Fair gives you free, full-text access to over 2 million PDF eBooks–short version: you can download as many eBooks as you want directly to your desktop for free.

For those of you who read on-the-go, some of these titles are compatible with mobile devices.

Major contributors this year include: Project Gutenberg, E-books About Everything, Internet Archive, and World Public Library amongst many others.

Go now, download, and read!

NEW! Visual Resources@WSU

Monday, March 30th, 2009

We’re happy to add to our digital collections–and make available WSU wide–the new Visual Resources Collection.

This collection is an outgrowth of a project to digitize, catalog and make available portions of the Art and Art History Department’s analog slide library.  These efforts by the Art and Art History department have increased access to the collection along with preserving the slide library in digital format.  Most importantly, the Visual Resources Collection contains over 100,000 images from other resources: licensed images from Scholars Resource and AMICA, Art Images for College Teaching, and faculty slide collections housed in the Art and Art History Department.

But what can you do with these images?  The Visual Resources Collection is powered by the latest web-version of Luna, which provides a host of viewing tools, image management, and presentation tools that allow you to embed images in Blackboard and search for images in Flickr.

The collection is available to all WSU faculty and students.  We’re planning to add flash tutorials in the future and the OTL is creating training workshops for Luna, so stay tuned for more.  In the meantime, create an account and start exploring the endless possibilities with the Visual Resources Collection!