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March 24, 2009

ACM Fellowship

We thought some of you may be interested in the ACM History Committee's new fellowship program supporting research into the history of ACM: http://history.acm.org/public/public_documents/acm_history_fellowship.php

Send me an email if you are interested in learning more about the contents of CBI's ACM Records in conjunction with this fellowship.

March 16, 2009

Google Love

Google Gadgets have made it possible for me to display some of our information in entirely new formats. I've just added a new mapping feature to our Burroughs photographs webpage that displays Burroughs facility sites all over the world. The sites are displayed as pinpoints on the map, and if you click on one of the pinpoints, a thumbnail of an image will display along with a linked caption to the larger image.

I'm going to continue to play around with various Google gadgets and other features to see what I can make of it. Leave your comments below!

Also, many thanks to Lisa Johnston, the University's physics, astronomy, and geology librarian, who told me about this functionality.

March 3, 2009

First Friday

If you are in the neighborhood, please come this Friday at noon to our department's First Friday lecture in Andersen Library, room 120. This semester, we have been featuring different units' founders, and I will be speaking this month about Adelle and Erwin Tomash and their work with the Charles Babbage Institute. Light refreshments will be served, and we'll also be giving away some CBI freebies! Please contact me or leave a comment if you have any questions.