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July 31: New WSU Libraries’ research database goes live

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

lexis nexis logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Libraries will roll out a new research database to replace Lexis Nexis Academic on July 31 on a universitywide basis. The new database, Nexis Uni, was designed with millennial students in mind, featuring personalization, collaboration and quick discovery components. » More …

WSU researcher receives grant to build family audio database

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences

VanDam-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Computer, speech and cognitive sciences will benefit from audio recordings of children’s communications that will be compiled into a database with funding from a National Science Foundation grant. » More …

University upgrading telephone, e-mail systems

 

Telephone above resembles standard model to be provided by university at no additional charge. Photo courtesy of Information Technology Services

 

 

 

PULLMAN – Washington State University plans to upgrade its telephone system over the next 18 months and is initiating an e-mail system upgrade with anticipated completion of the e-mail system migration by the end of 2010 or early 2011.

 

At an open forum held Wednesday, President Elson S. Floyd; Viji Murali, vice president for information services and chief information officer; and Joan King, chief university budget officer, discussed the university’s plan to use some … » More …

1918 flu database now online

An online database allowing access to more than 100 documents related to the impact of the 1918 flu can now be found online. 

The topic of the 1918 flu is the focus of the WSU common reading program that freshmen at the Pullman campus are participating in this year. The book Flu, written by Gina Kolata, focuses on the virus that caused the flu as well as the numerous deaths that followed.

To view the history collection online, visit http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm4/index_wsu_flu.php.

Additional information, such as papers from President Holland related to the flu, can be found online through the WSU libraries as … » More …

Compilation of photos honors women’s athletics

WSU Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections has compiled a digital collection that consists of photographs and a slideshow honoring the legacy of women’s athletics.  The collection, titled A Century of Women’s Athletics at WSU,  premiered last Friday at the Academic Showcase where it generated a lot of interest. To view the slideshow or find out more on the creation of the database, visit http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm4/index_wsuwa_whc.php. In September, the WSU Athletics Department will host a celebration to honor the women who began the legacy of Cougar Athletics. Honorees will include women athletes and coaches who represented Cougar Athletics prior to the 1982-83 season. The learn more … » More …

Microsoft partnership provides free software downloading

Imagine having Microsoft software available to legally download from the Internet for free, a benefit Washington State University students experienced when they returned to college today (Aug. 23).WSU and Microsoft have enhanced their academic partnership this fall through WSU’s unique position with the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance program, bringing tremendous potential benefits to every WSU student, faculty and staff member.Today, WSU became the first university west of the Mississippi where MSDNAA is available free to all of its students in every field of study and on each campus.And, while the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Dartmouth College, Howard University and the State University of New York, … » More …

Database management to redefine Fac Ops

If you think tracking your finances and maintaining your home is a battle, consider the challenge Facilities Operations faces.In Pullman, Facilities Operations oversees the maintenance and remodeling of about 300 buildings, as well as 350 vehicles and 467 acres of landscaped property. In the 2003-05 biennium, that effort will demand a budget of about $72 million and require the coordination of about 420 classified staff in Pullman handling everything from minor construction and remodeling projects, to broken pipes and moving office equipment. Add to that the overwhelming fact that Facilities Operations has been tracking all those projects — costs, resources, scheduling, employee hours, repairs, inventory, … » More …

WSU to dedicate historical Northwest clippings database

Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins and Director of Libraries Ginny Steel will host the Nov. 15 dedication of the Wallis and Marilyn Kimble Northwest History Database.The event will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 518.The financial support of alumni Wallis and Marilyn Kimble has allowed the libraries to develop a digitizing project to preserve and make available online a unique but deteriorating historical resource — the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Clippings Collection. The database, which includes more than 300,000 indexed newspaper articles about important Northwest events from the 1890s to the 1940s, provides an in-depth, first-hand … » More …