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News and tips from the Drexel University Libraries relating to the iSchool.

New iSchool E-Books!

Handbook of research on computational arts and creative informatics / James Braman, Giovanni Vincenti and Goran Trajkovski, editors

New iSchool E-Books!

Wicked cool ruby scripts: useful scripts that solve difficult problems / by Steve Pugh

Information Systems & Technology Associations

Professional associations are good investments. Whether you are networking for a job, keeping skills up to date or just seeking the company of colleagues, your reward from participating will exceed your investment many times over. I have only included groups that I know to have an active chapter in the Philadelphia area, just as a way to illustrate the F2F aspect of association activity and provide ideas of associations that are likely to exist anywhere.

New Books!

Artificial intelligence research and development / edited by Beatriz Lopez et al.

Half-dozen Types of Info Tech / Info Sys Literature

Gerry Stahl's INFO105 class recently heard about the different kinds of literature I find in the information technology / information systems field.  Following ancient library wisdom  "use the right tool for the job," students who distinguish between the following 6 types are in a better position to take advantage of the strengths of each, while avoiding some of the "round-peg-square-hole" pitfalls that might otherwise arise.

New Gartner Research Portal has "Hype Cycles" & "Magic Quadrants" - Now Clickable!

With Drexel's recent service upgrade, students can now directly access the Gartner Research Portal and browse interactive online versions of reports we previously had only as flat PDF's. Portal Now Available Directly for Students

UPDATE as of 9/1/2010 Drexel no longer carries Gartner Research - See Faulkners, Burton or IGI Global instead

Now everyone at Drexel can use THIS LINK to create a personal portal account on the native Gartner interface instead of the old locally hosted version we had.  To create your own a

Information Technology Case Studies - Keeping IT Real!

IT cases are great teaching and learning tools.  If you're a faculty member teaching students with limited professional exposure, you have only so many ways of "making it real" for your class.

*New* Information Sci-Tech Encyclopedias

Why would I use an information science & technology encyclopedia? Try these and you'll find out quick enough!

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