70+ more table-top outlets and more wired PCs coming to PCL!

We knows it’s always hard to find power for your laptop on campus.  Our goal is to provide more connectivity in more places.  That’s why we’re adding over 70 new table-top outlets along with lots more wired PCs for student use on the entry level of PCL.

You’ll see these changes roll out over the next few weeks.

Information about current computing facilities in all of the University of Texas Libraries can be found online at:

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/computing/

Have questions?  Let us know in the comments.

Science Study Break discusses machines-gone-wild in Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Wednesday, 3/24, 6:30-7:30pm, RLM 4.102

Join us for 2010’s first Science Study Break, this Wednesday, March 24th, as Dr. Risto Miikkulainen discusses Machines Gone Wild, using examples from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (Mr. Data) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (HAL9000). As always, great discussions and free refreshments. Don’t miss it!

Science Study Break: Machines Gone Wild

New MyiLibraryAudio downloadable audiobook collection allows you listen to fiction and nonfiction everywhere you go

When was the last time you sat down with a good book? Now it’s easy to take your books with you!

Use MyiLibraryAudio to download audiobooks to your iPod, MP3 player, or smartphone.

The University of Texas Libraries MyiLibraryAudio collection features more than 450 audiobook titles including popular general fiction, literary fiction, classic fiction, mystery, biography, and creative non-fiction.

Login with your UTEID and stock your audiobook shelf. You may check out three titles at a time. Once you move a title to your bookshelf, you have checked out that title. Until you download a title, you may return it. Once you have downloaded a title, it will remain on your bookshelf until the due date.

Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect to find in our MyiLibrary Audio collection:

-Current popular fiction by authors like  Jonathan Lethem, Audrey Niffenegger, John Grisham, and Patricia Cornwell

-Nonfiction titles by Suze Orman, Barack Obama, Jonathan Franzen, and Lance Armstrong

-Classic titles like Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, and The Hobbit

and lots more!

Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!