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Tech Updates - April 2013

Mar 28, 2013 10:16 AM

SU Tops List of Einstein@Home Contributors

Einstein@Home bannerSU’s is a leading contributor of processing power to the Einstein@Home project, which uses the idle processor time of computers across the globe to identify neutron stars. SU provides 4% of Einstein@Home’s Petaflop of total processing power—a total of one quadrillion floating point operations per second, a mark that only about 20 computers on the planet can match.

SU Library Subscribes to NISO Webinars

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) logoIn a push to expand its technology training offerings, the SU Library has purchased an annual webinar subscription, exclusive to Library staff, from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). NISO’s webinars focus on emerging technologies and new information system standards, important knowledge for Library professionals who wish to learn the latest developments and apply them at SU. The most recent session was a virtual conference on emerging technologies, including discussions about the distant future of technology, augmented reality, 3D printing, the Espresso on-demand book machine, and ideas for implementing these new tools. One strong benefit of a NISO subscription is that webinars can be archived and viewed later, in case Library staff cannot attend a scheduled event. For more information, visit niso.org.

SU Library Ranked 8th Among 100 Most Social Media Friendly College and University Libraries

Top 100 logoIn LibraryScienceList.com’s list of “100 Most Social Media Friendly College & University Libraries for 2013,” which ranks libraries by their level of activity on various social media platforms, the SU Library placed eighth out of 442. The SU Library is also ranked tenth in Google Plus activity, and none of its other accounts are ranked below the top 25%.  “We have been working hard on this, so it is gratifying to see this recognition,” said Library communications director Pamela McLaughlin.


Article by: George Clarke

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