Faculty, Staff and Students Discuss Computing at Drexel through the Years
Submitted on October 26, 2011 - 3:00PM
[caption id='attachment_516' align='alignleft' width='190' caption='University Archivist Rob Sieczkiewicz, Professor Jeremy Johnson, Professor Tom Hewett and Professor Ray Brebach']
Drexel faculty, students and staff gathered at W. W. Hagerty Library on Tuesday, October 18, for Coffee, Conversation and Computing, an event in collaboration with the exhibit Access Everywhere, Computing at Drexel 1984 - Present.
The exhibition, which runs through December 10th, begins with Drexel's Mircocomputer Project and the distribution of Macintosh computers to Drexel students and faculty in 1984. Attendees of the event were treated to a conversation with professors Tom Hewett and Ray Brebach, who were on campus for this exciting event in Drexel's history. They shared their memories and experiences of a time when the entire campus quickly adjusted to incorporating computers in all disciplines and in many projects.
Professor Jeremy Johnson added the perspective of a computer scientist as attendees discussed the impact of several key information technologies at Drexel over the past several decades. The group seemed to agree that while the introduction of the Macintosh computer to Drexel was the most dramatic change several other computing innovations have also drastically affected the campus community. One of these transformative items was wireless computing. Mr. Hewett remembered the moment when a colleague first demonstrated how the Apple base station could connect several items in a room to the Internet without cables.
Conversation ranged from Drexel's role as an innovator in computing, to the complex relationship between books and hypertext, and to the future of input devices beyond the mouse and keyboard.
Missed this discussion? Join us for Going National with Apple Computers: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow on Thursday, November 18th, as we discuss the role of technology in learning and its impact on the Drexel community and beyond.
Digital@Drexel: Presentation and Showcase - 11/18/11
Submitted on October 24, 2011 - 7:24PM
Add to my Calendar
What is Digital@Drexel?
Digital@Drexel is an informal group of individual Drexel research and teaching faculty, librarians, and archivists, who create, manage, and/or provide support for the unique digital content produced in research and class projects. The group has a diverse membership that works together to identify digital research and preservation needs, problems, opportunities and advances.
Digital@Drexel began in summer 2011 after faculty members and Drexel University Libraries identified a need to support the evolving digital culture and for managing the digital assets produced by the Drexel community.
9:30 AM - Digital Landscape and Content Strategy in Higher Education
A presentation by William Ying, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Technology for ARTstor. Mr. Ying received his Doctorate of Engineering Science and Masters of Science from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from Cornell University.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Digital@Drexel
Showcasing digital projects from Drexel University faculty, students and staff including:
For more information, visit our website at www.library.drexel.edu/digitalatdrexel
- Digital Cultural Heritage - Dr. Glen Muschio, Associate Professor, Westphal
- Augmented Avenue: Memories of Lancaster Avenue - Dr. Mimi Sheller, Director of the mCenter at Drexel
- Digital@iSchool - Dr. Xia Lin, Professor, iSchool at Drexel
- Seeking Women's History - The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine
- Leveraging Google Spreadsheets with Google Apps Scripts for Manipulating Chemical Information and other Bibliometric Tasks - Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor, Chemistry
- Photographs of the Tidewater Granary Explosion - Drexel University Archives
- Interactive Technologies @ Drexel for Research, Learning, and Entertainment - Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Media Technologies
- Drexel Smart House
- More projects coming soon...
Archives Event: Dragon's Salute to Service
Submitted on July 25, 2011 - 12:43PM
'Dragon's Salute to Service'
July 7 - August 1, 2011
Visit the James E. Marks Intercultural Center Exhibition Gallery this July for a special exhibit: 'Art & Artifacts.'
This exhibit features 'Freedom's On Me,' the work of renowned multimedia illustrator and U.S. Army Corporal Poto Leifi, and 'A Snap Shot of Drexel's Veterans,' an archival history of veterans on campus. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of July.
Sponsored by: The Office of Veteran Student Services and The Veteran's Task Force at Drexel, ARMY ROTC at Drexel, the Drexel University Archives and the Office of Equality and Diversity.
Welcome Back, Friend!
Submitted on March 25, 2011 - 10:47PM
We're so glad to see you. Want to be friends? Like us on Facebook and find out what's happening.
Here are a couple of teasers. We're welcoming you back with two events:
- The E-Resources Fair is this Tuesday 10am-2pm. Stop by the atrium and find out what's new in online research resources.
- Library Quizzo is Thursday, March 31st 4:30-6pm. Gather a team of your smartest, most competitive friends and head on over to Bookmark Cafe to answer questions about Philadelphia, Drexel, and the libraries. There will be prizes and refreshments, of course.
Need more information? Read all about it on Facebook.
3/31/11 - Welcome Back Week Quizzo
Submitted on March 1, 2011 - 3:17PM
Gather a group of friends and join the Libraries for Welcome Back Week Quizzo. Enjoy complimentary popcorn, drinks and soft pretzels while your team answers questions about Philadelphia, Drexel University, the Libraries and current events. The top three scoring teams will receive prizes.
Thursday, March 31st
W. W. Hagerty's Bookmark Cafe
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Hosts include: Rob Sieczkiewicz (University Archivist), Jay Bhatt (Engineering Reference Librarian), Ellie Goldberg (Library Assistant, Information Services) and more!