Online Version of SciFinder Now Available

September 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Posted in classes, databases, new resources | Comments Off on Online Version of SciFinder Now Available

Galvin Library is pleased to announce that we now provide access to the web version of SciFinder Scholar (also known as Chemical Abstracts). SciFinder users will be excited to learn that software installation is no longer required and off-campus access is now available.

Registration is required to use SciFinder Web, even if you are already using the software-based version. The software version will be phased out by the end of the semester. If you’ve never used SciFinder, try it! For registration information, contact reference@iit.edu with “SciFinder Registration” in the subject line. SciFinder Scholar access is limited to current IIT faculty, staff, and students only.

Reception for Taller Punta Seca Art Exhibit

September 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Posted in events, exhibits | Comments Off on Reception for Taller Punta Seca Art Exhibit

On Thursday, October 14 a closing reception will be held for the Taller Punta Seca art exhibit currently running in the Kemper gallery, located on the upper level of Galvin Library.  The reception is scheduled from 3:30-5:00pm and will feature remarks by the curator at 3:45pm. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to snapper@iit.edu

The exhibit features prints from Taller Punta Seca or Dry Point Workshop in Mexico City, and includes art from established artists, as well as young Latin American artists with growing reputations.  Etchings from the Taller Punta Seca in the Galvin Library Kemper Room features works by Sergio Sanchez, Luis Garzon, Alfonso Lopez Monreal, Julian Diaz, Hermes Claudio Romo, Aceves Nararro, Roberto Ferreyra, Flor Minor, Jose Luis Cuevas Ivan Gardea, Alberto Castro, Ricardo Leyva, Manuel Felguerez, Julian Diaz Eloy Tarcicio, Carlos Nacatany, Horacio, and Soid Pastrana.

This exhibition is made possible by Roberto Ferreyra, who represents the Taller Punta Seca through the Colibri Gallery at 2032 W. 18th in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.  The exhibit is set to close in mid-October, so if you haven’t seen the exhibit, take time to stop by soon.

New! Remote Printing & Mathematica in Galvin

September 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Posted in services, technology | Comments Off on New! Remote Printing & Mathematica in Galvin

Galvin Library now has a remote printing release station! Remote printing gives you the freedom to print from your own laptop. Simply download and install the remote printing software that is found in MyIIT in the Training and Support tab. There are two remote printers located in the Group Study Suite on the lower level. One printer supports black and white printing and the other printer is a color printer. You can select the printer you need when you send your document(s) to the remote printing station.

More good news: Mathematica is now available on Galvin Library computers. OTS describes the software as “ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation—as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data.” Check out the tutorial about using Mathematica here. Mathematica also has a Learning Center that addresses several common uses for the software. See the Training and Support tab in MyIIT for more information on using Mathematica.

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