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Technology Fee Funded Projects

2013

Tablets, Scanners & Collaborative Technology

Funded

Over the last several years, the John C. Hitt Library has added a variety of technology equipment to be checked out to students. The laptop loan program was implemented in 1999 and has been expanded over the years. Through this program, users can check out a laptop and use it for 4 hours in the library. The first iPad loan program went live in 2010 along with loaning digital and video cameras, Blu-ray players, scanners which can all be checked out for a week. This proposal will outline a plan to provide Dell tablets as a complement and alternative to the iPad. In addition, public scanning stations will be proposed that will give students the opportunity to easily scan material, save it to a flash drive or “in the cloud.” Finally, the replacement of the large monitors in the collaboration space in the Knowledge Commons will be included along with the addition of collaboration systems that will allow students using the space to share their laptop displays on the monitors. Read more...

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) plus the National Geographic Archive

Funded

The UCF Libraries is requesting $119,800 ($124,800 less a $5,000 cost share from the UCF Libraries) to purchase the Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) plus the National Geographic Archive from Gale.

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for accurate and authoritative reference content as well as intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, Gale publishes learning resources in a variety of formats including web portals, digital archives, print and eBooks. If UCF purchases ECCO, Gale has offered the National Geographic Archive at a favorable rate. Read more...

SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Knowledge

Funded

The UCF Libraries is requesting $203,185 ($208,185 less a $5,000 cost share from UCF Libraries) for the one-time combined purchase of SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Knowledge. The combined collections will provide UCF students and faculty with all the features of the research methods collection and over 2,500 ebook titles including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, dictionaries, encyclopedias, the entire Little Green Book (quantitative research) and Little Blue Book (qualitative research) series, newly commissioned videos, and other major works. Read more...

Rosen College Library Technology Enhancement

Funded

This project will enrich the technology and learning environment at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Library. The Rosen Library, serving a student population of over 3,000 students, experienced a gate count of 138,384 in fiscal year 2012/2013. The library has impressive user traffic on a per-square-foot and per-student basis and is well received by Rosen students, faculty, and administration. Read more...

Expanding Hands-on Library Instruction using Laptops

Funded

The John C. Hitt Library’s instruction rooms, 235A and 235C, were built to seat 18 and 22 students, respectively. The demand for instruction for larger classes has forced librarians to split classes into multiple sessions and offer them over several days or teach them in classroom buildings and give up the hands-on experience of having a computer for each student to use during class. As a solution to the problem, this proposal will outline a plan to provide students with laptops to use while receiving instruction in the Library’s Room 223, which can seat 50+ students. Read more...

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