We are trying out a new geography database for the month of October. A to Z the World is a “Country Culture” database containing 92 modules of structured content for 175 countries 17,500 data sets total, with 8,000,000 words of editorial content. Main menu items in A to Z the World include: Business Culture, Food & Recipes, Education, Music, and Culture and Society, Money and Banking, news feeds and many more! The Country Profile button contains excellent general content as well.
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The college will be switching to a new print management system in January 2014. The new system, WEPA™, is a cloud printing network that will enable students to upload documents from any internet connection and then print them anywhere a WEPA™ kiosk is located. The kiosks can also print documents directly from a USB thumb-drive.
In order to phase out current print accounts the maximum amount students can put onto their accounts has been lowered to $5. On November 1st, this amount will be further lowered to $3. Students should manage their printing in order to use up whatever money is on their accounts by the end of the semester. Information on establishing new accounts for the WEPA™ system will be posted in December.
Learning Resources has installed new, state-of-the-art document scanning stations at libraries at both campuses. The BookScan Station Document Center is a high-volume, high-speed, easy-to-use, self-service scanning kiosk for books and documents. The stations have both a high speed sheet-feed scanner and an LED-based book-edge scanner along with an easy to use touch screen monitor that guides the user through the scanning process.
Users may scan books and documents into PDF, text-searchable PDF, JPEG, and Word file formats by simply touching the screen for the preferred file format. Searchable PDF files allow you to search for any word in the PDF file or copy text out. Word files may be opened and edited in any Word compatible text editor. Scanned documents can be saved to a USB, emailed, posted to Google docs, or printed from the station. Scanning, saving and emailing is FREE, though users must still pay to print.