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Better Than Printing Tip #7: Save articles in RefWorks

Save articles in RefWorks. Refworks allows you to keep track of and organize your citations and documents.  You may also continue to use RefWorks after you graduate!

For more information about creating an account and using RefWorks check out the handy guides from our librarians:
http://libguides.willamette.edu/refworks

It’s not just about sustainability & waste. The Better than Printing campaign is geared toward helping you choose methods that make it easier to organize and edit your documents & articles and to work collaboratively.

View the Tip of the Week Archive:

http://www.willamette.edu/wits/betterthanprinting/tip_of_the_week.html

Better Than Printing Tip #6: Use NetFiles Personal Storage

Students, faculty and staff have access to personal storage space on Willamette’s network file server. This space is automatically created when your network account is made.  The NetFiles storage space can be used to store and back up data for classes, projects and academic research.  The file servers themselves are backed up regularly and data can be recovered in cases of local hard drive failures or accidental file corruption or deletion.  All members of the community are strongly encouraged to save any files that cannot afford to be lost to their NetFiles storage space.

The file server may be accessed from any computer that has network connectivity. It is similar to DropBox or other on-line storage services – and it’s completely free.

  • Space: 10gb of storage are allotted to each personal share.
  • Connecting On-Campus: Map your NetFiles storage space as a network drive to access it easily from your computer on campus
  • Connecting from Off Campus: You MUST connect via a file transfer client application and use Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to access your NetFiles storage space from off campus.  You can also use an SFTP client to connect to NetFiles from campus.
    • File Transfer Client Software: To access the NetFiles storage from off-campus, download and install a file transfer client application such as Filezilla or Cyberduck (both have versions for PC and Mac).  Configuration instructions for SFTP client software.
  • Personal website: You can also set up a personal website on your NetFiles directory.
  • Backups: NetFiles makes daily copies of each stored file, called snapshots.  These snapshots are user-accessible so you can retrieve your own files from a previous version. Please contact the WITS Help Desk or your user services consultant for help accessing or using the snapshots.
  • Transition to NetFiles FAQ

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Win Cash for Your Research

The Hatfield Library is sponsoring its annual Research Award, with the winners earning a $500 cash prize. The award will be given for a paper, in any subject, that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources.  Any student paper written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work is eligible to be considered for this award*.  The paper should have been written in the current academic year; that is, Fall 2012/Spring 2013. For complete details and instructions visit the Academic Commons.

*Papers done as the senior project but in the junior year are excluded.

Better Than Printing Tip #5: Use PrintWhatYouLike.com to Reduce Printing

Use services like  Printwhatyoulike.com to help reduce unnecessary things you don’t need to print.  This resource allows you to exclude elements of web pages to print only the stuff you need.

Edible Book Festival, March 15, 2013

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
SECOND ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL!!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hatfield Room
Mark O. Hatfield Library

In conjunction with the International Edible Book Festival, we are pleased to sponsor this fun and creative event again this year. Use your artistic talents or your punny side to make an edible creation inspired by a literary title, author, or character. Pick your favorite mystery, poem, or character from a children’s book—the only limit is your imagination.

 

Last year’s entries are show below. For additional inspiration and ideas, check out these Edible Book Festival entries from Seattle, University of Puget Sound, and Duke University. Your entry doesn’t need to be baked or cooked, but it does need to be made of something edible!

Drop off your entries in the Hatfield Room on March 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you have a copy of the book that inspired your creation, bring it along and we will include it in the display. Come in to cast a vote for your favorite edible book– all entries will be on view until 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided!

At 4:30 p.m., our esteemed panel of judges—Mike Chasar (English), Hannah Elder (CLA ’13), Honey Wilson (President’s Office)—will announce the prizes for:

  • Best Student Entry
  • Most Literary
  • Most Creative
  • Punniest
  • People’s Choice

Bistro gift cards will be given to this year’s winners.

For questions, contact Carol Drost, 370-6715
cdrost@willamette.edu

 

The Exhibits

“Tortilla Flat”

Inspired by
Tortilla Flat
By John Steinbeck
Created by
Leslie Whitaker

“Heart of Darkness”

Inspired by
Heart of Darkness
By Joseph Conrad
Created by
Joni Roberts

“Swiss Family Rubinson”

Inspired by
Swiss Family Robinson
Created by
Carol Drost

“The Invisible Flan”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Saran Walker

“The Invisible Jam”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Robert Minato

“Spuds in Your Eye”

Inspired by
Suds in Your Eye
By Mary Lasswell
Created by
Alice French
“Jane Pear”

Inspired by
Jane Eyre
By Charlotte Bronte
Created by
Liz Butterfield
“Jack & the
Jelly Bean Stalk”

Inspired by
Jack & the
Bean Stalk
By Steven Kellogg
Created by
John Repplinger
“Game of Scones”

Inspired by
Game of Thrones
By George R. R. Martin
Created by
Clara Timpe
“Fall of the House
of Gushers”

Inspired by
“The Fall of the House of Ushers”
By E. A. Poe
Created by
Max H. Gurnard
“The Girl with the Dragon Tofu”

Inspired by
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto
Created by
Dylan Goldade & Brittany Chin

Viewing and Judging the Exhibits

 

Better Than Printing Tip #4: Google Drive Revisions, Comments, and Markups

Use Comments and markup tools for convenient peer editing in Google Drive.

So you’ve finally convinced Group Partner XX that Google Drive is the wave of the present and to ditch the hand-scribed project revisions every week. They’ve seen the light, but now it’s all fouled up. Someone (not naming names) has gone and deleted the best paragraph in the whole presentation (yours of course). Not only that but the group hasn’t been able to meet in over a week and no one’s made anymore changes as the due date approaches.

Get that paragraph back in the final version: no problem(and see who nuked it in the 1st place). Set up commenting so your group members can give feedback without being face-to-face: easy as pie!

The power of Google Drive goes beyond just sharing and collaborative live-editing. Google Drive has an easy-to-view revision history so you can see just who messed up that last group project,and revert to an earlier version in a snap. You can also do peer-editing & feedback with their nifty commenting tool. You can even set up notifications on the comment thread so you’ll get emailed when someone posts a comment to your doc.

Better Than Printing Tip #3 Google Docs and Track Changes


Did you know? You can share documents and papers easily with Google Drive.

It’s not just about sustainability & waste. The Better than Printing campaign is geared toward helping you choose methods that make it easier to organize and edit your documents & articles and to work collaboratively.

 

View the Tip of the Week Archive:

http://www.willamette.edu/wits/betterthanprinting/tip_of_the_week.html

Better Than Printing Tip #2: Microsoft Word Track Changes

Use MS Word markup tools like “Track Changes.” And did you know, you can also record audio comments and imbed them into your Word docs?

View the Tip of the Week Archive:

http://www.willamette.edu/wits/betterthanprinting/tip_of_the_week.html

Better Than Printing Tip #1: Adobe Rader XI Markup Tools

Tired of printing out mountains of PDF files? Standing in line at the printer getting you down? Did you know there’s some great tools available in the labs and on your PC/MAC to manipulate PDFs with?

It all starts with a free App:

  • Get the latest Adobe Reader (XI): The newest version of Adobe Reader has vastly improved markup tools. It’s also free and is pretty consistent across all platforms.Mac or PC:You can download Adobe Reader for Mac or PC here
  • http://get.adobe.com/reader/ (be sure to UNCHECK the MacAfee Security Scan offer)
  • For iPad or Android tablet:  Is available for free from their respective app stores.

Once you have Adobe Reader installed you can use some quick and easy to use features to mark up your PDF’s and view your notes across all platforms.

**many other PDF reading programs can also see the markup notes, but not all of them.

Here’s a brief video explaining how to use the markup tools of Adobe Rader XI:

 

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Assignment Calculator?

What is the Assignment Calculator?  And who is it for?

The assignment calculator is a simple tool that students and faculty can use to help calculate when parts of a research paper or assignment should be worked on and completed.  Basically, all you need to do is plug in the beginning date of an assignment and the due date, and it does the rest for you!

Then the calculator lists all of the steps needed to complete your assignment and when each step should be done.  Below is an example.  This is a wonderful tool to help with time management! Check out the Assignment Calculator at:

http://library.willamette.edu/rpc/