Introducing Microsoft Sway

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of its digital storytelling app, Sway. A free app from Microsoft Office, Sway lets you create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school and work projects, and more. Continue reading

Fall 2015 ArcGIS workshops at Rodgers Library

While geographic information systems are the tools of choice for geographers, geographic information technologies have applications in many disciplines. Tools used by geographers to map the earth’s surface can be used by biologists to track migration patterns, social scientists to identify food deserts, epidemiologists to monitor the spread of disease, and humanists to create literary and historical maps.

This semester, the Department of Geography’s Dr. Steven Ericson will teach two introductory workshops on the widely used ArcGIS suite of GIS software. Continue reading

Fall 2015 NVivo workshops

We had a great response to our first NVivo workshops in the spring and are happy to offer three sessions this semester. Two introductory workshops will be held in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center and McLure Library. While NVivo is most often described as software for qualitative and mixed methods research, it’s a also a great tool for literature review, regardless of discipline, something we’ll discuss in an October workshop at McLure. Continue reading

Fall 2015 Esri Story Maps workshops

The well-liked Esri Story Maps workshops and are back this semester. Also returning is the Geography department’s Dr. Steven Ericson, instructor. Dr. Ericson will teach two sessions on how to create and publish interactive web maps combining text, photos, video, and audio with Esri’s cloud-based mapping and GIS system, ArcGIS Online.  Continue reading

Fall 2015 SPSS workshops at McLure Library

Available on computers throughout the University Libraries, IBM SPSS Statistics is a collection of products used to access and manage data, select and perform analyses, and share results. This semester, the College of Education’s Dr. Sara Tomek will teach three SPSS workshops at McLure Library: Introduction to SPSS, Advanced SPSS: ANOVA, and Advanced SPSS: Categorical Data. Continue reading