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New Technology Available at University Libraries
The University Libraries are now offering iPads and other hi-tech devices for checkout.
Thanks to a grant from the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, Mortensen Library now has 10 iPads that can be used for four hours and are allowed to be taken out of the library during that time. These iPads are preloaded with useful apps such as PocketCAS, WolframAlpha, Pages, Dropbox and the note-taking apps Evernote, Goodnotes, and Notability. Each iPad has a user survey to help library staff determine how the devices are being used and which apps are most helpful to students.
Thanks to support from The Hartt School and Provost Sharon L. Vasquez, the Allen Library has a number of exciting new devices for checkout as well, including iPads, digital cameras, digital audio recorders, and USB microphones. These are available to all University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff. The iPads available at the Allen Library are pre-loaded with apps that are useful for projects and research in the performing arts, such as TouchAble, Magellan, Vocal Exercises, Korg iElectribe, Rehearsal, Lemur, Hex OSC Full, Animoog, Anatomy in Motion, and many more. Allen Library iPads are either due at closing on the day of checkout or are due in three days, depending on need and availability; other audio equipment is available for overnight check out. All Allen Library equipment is allowed to leave the library during the loan period.
Laptops continue to be available for checkout at both the Mortensen and Allen Libraries. The laptops at both libraries come with the Microsoft Office Suite installed; laptops available at the Allen Library also include music software such as Finale, Sibelius, Audacity, and other music processing programs.
The libraries’ staff encourages the University community to try out all of the new equipment. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to use these technologies to their fullest extent.