Out Loud

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Fast, Powerful Software for All: A New Virtual Desktop Solution

Kennedy Library is currently piloting a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology called Application Jukebox on its Windows workstations. Cal Poly’s library is the first U.S. academic library to deploy this cost-effective solution for delivering software to students. Application Jukebox

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Sharing and Mapping Local Historical Images

This fall, Data Services partnered with Fresno State University Library to digitize, index, and geolocate historical aerial photographs of San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties held in Cal Poly’s collection. Hundreds of Cal Poly’s aerial photographs of the Central Coast from

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Transforming Our Third Floor

Your library has been hard at work transforming the third floor to create collaborative and inspirational spaces. You may have already noticed new flooring, low shelving, tables, whiteboard walls, a new color scheme, and additional electrical outlets. We have plans

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Paying it Forward with Open Access

“Open Access” – what does it mean? For some, it means the open web, Wikipedia, or Google, and that raises questions: if it’s free, is it scholarly? Who pays for it? Who benefits? Open access is a complex issue that represents

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Student Imagination on Display

Our mission to build connections across campus and to showcase Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing teaching philosophy converged in a winter exhibit of architecture students’ Port San Luis Pier models. Students considered the pier’s local significance and developed architectural proposals

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Dean’s Welcome & Thank You, Winter 2015-16

Happy New Year to all our friends and partners! I hope your holidays and break were restful, and gave you time to imagine and plan a wonderful 2016. The Kennedy Library thrives on our partnerships with you and on the visions

Written by Cara King one year ago

Fall Colloquium on Academic Libraries of the Future

Kennedy Library hosted Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of a colloquium on the future of academic libraries. Webster gave a keynote presentation on recent shifts in library roles, current trends, and how future libraries

Written by Jan Kline one year ago

Summerlong, by Dean Bakopoulos

It’s probably the most inappropriate time of year possible to read a novel set in the middle of a heat wave in the steamy midwest, but right before Christmas was when I happened to discover this one. It starts with

Written by Leona Rajaee two years ago

Geography Awareness Week 2015 at Kennedy Library

Last month, Kennedy Library participated in International Geography Awareness Week by hosting a variety of events which celebrated and explored the power of maps. These events were organized by both the SLO GIS User Group and Kennedy Library Data Services.

Written by Jan Kline two years ago

Two Excellent Debut Novels about Family

The holidays have a way of reminding us about family: the ones we are born into (and sometimes flee from), and the ones we choose. I’ve recently read two very different first novels that center around this theme. Aaron Englund,