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UPCOMING EVENT: Brandeis Library Fair

October 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Brandeis Library Fair

Explore, discover, and begin to imagine the research and technology possibilities that await you.

Library & Technology Services invites you to the Fall Brandeis Library Fair on October 20th from 10am-4pm. Take a moment to stop by the Goldfarb Library and learn more about LTS services and resources. The library fair will provide you the opportunity to: Keep reading →

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Updated Service: Box @ Brandeis

October 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Box at Brandeis FeaturesStoring documents has never been so easy! We’re excited to announce that all Brandeis Box accounts now offer unlimited storage for students, faculty and staff!

Box — a highly secure cloud storage service — is great for all members of the Brandeis community. Since being introduced in December of 2014 there are currently over 1,600 users, storing almost 3 terabytes of data!

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MakerLab Wins “Best in Class”

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments


Winning isn’t easy, but they sure make it look fun!

On September 26th, staff and students from the Brandeis MakerLab won a “Best in Class” ribbon in the Education category at the national Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. This award recognizes our MakerLab’s great creativity, ingenuity, and innovation and demonstrates Brandeis’ continuing leadership in the higher ed Maker movement.

With an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people attending, the Maker Faire — a conference, science fair, and festival combined — invites “makers” of all ages to show their creations and share what they have learned during the “make” process.  LTS MakerLab staff, along with members of the Deis3D and BITMAP student clubs, staffed a table in the Maker Faire’s 3D Printing Village. Students Danny Kimmel, Claire Sun, and Gabriel Seltzer represented Deis3D, Arya Boudaie and Sofiya Semenova represented BITMAP, and LTS staff members Ian Roy ’05 and H Uzunkaya ’14 represented the MakerLab.

Representation at the Maker Faire enables us to grow our maker network and establish strategic vendor partnerships — they always have the best swag! During this event, Brandeis representatives connected with a number of vendors to discuss the Printathon hosted by LTS and Deis3D as well as BITMAP’s Codestellation event. This also presented a great opportunity to recruit mentors, cultivate sponsors and sign up universities to participate in our local hack events. We also love any opportunity to distribute our new MakerLab stickers, promote MAKE:Brandeis to peers, and bolster our reputation in the community.

This event was a huge success for MAKE:Brandeis. Upon leaving this weekend, we have a number of sponsorship offers from vendors, including:

We wish you could have been there with us, but we took pictures! To see the fun from this past weekend, see below!

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Celebration Time: NEH Turns 50!

September 29th, 2015 · No Comments

NEH 50th Anniversary Logo

Today the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) celebrates its 50th anniversary!

Established as a federal funding agency in 1965, during Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, the NEH has a mission to strengthen the United States by promoting excellence in the humanities. Over the last fifty years, the NEH has been the main source of federal support for scholarship in the humanities. As such, it has encouraged both experimentation (funding the investigation of computer-based research in the humanities as early as 1967) and the public humanities (through its support for the state humanities councils, and through its own division of public programs). The NEH helped to bring you Ken Burns’s mini-series on the Roosevelts, and it supports the Clemente Course in the Humanities, bringing “the clarity and beauty of the humanities to people who have been deprived of these riches through economic, social, or political forces.”  Keep reading →

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New Service: Document Delivery

September 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Woman at photo copier

Signed, sealed, and delivered!

As a part of our continual ​effort to better serve the needs of Brandeis scholars near and far, the Collections, Access and Technical Services (CATS) unit within LTS is launching Document Delivery services. CATS contributes to the academic excellence of Brandeis University by acquiring, organizing, and providing access to a wide array of information resources, to now include Document Delivery. Keep reading →

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