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November 2012 Newsletter
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Hamilton College




November 2012

In this Newsletter:

From the Editor

Encrypting Data on Mobile Devices

Want to Know What People are Thinking?

Upcoming Document Management Demos

HillConnect Upgrades

Digital Humanities Initiative Biweekly Newsletter

Say Cheese! - Improving Your Holiday Photos

Web Editing Class Schedule

ITS Newsletter Archives
 

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From the Editor - Maureen Scoones

The series of articles around the topic of information security continue. This month, Encrypting Data on Mobile Devices. Also, more information about using social media, and some upcoming changes for your HillConnect account. Wishing everyone an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving break!

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(Encrypting Data on Mobile Devices)
- David Smallen

As the world of computing becomes increasingly mobile, the risks of compromising institutionally-maintained data become more substantial. Laptop computers, smartphones and USB stick drives are common mobile devices used to store information. These devices are convenient, providing access to data wherever we are located. Unfortunately, the convenience can increase institutional risk. More...

Want to Know What People are Thinking?
- Ryan Coyle

There's an app for that...

Using Bing and Twitter Map Apps
If there's one thing in the world that the Internet has allowed us to do, it's to share. We share everything these days, from books, to pictures to recipes and news. The Internet has brought us together and we love to share all kinds of details with people. More...

Upcoming Document Management Demos
- Maureen Scoones

As mentioned in last month's newsletter, a group representing broad areas of the campus are researching document management solutions for Hamilton. Such electronic systems will allow us to capture, manage and modify, centrally store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. The first on-campus demonstration is scheduled for Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11. A schedule and location will be available after the Thanksgiving break.

HillConnect Upgrades - Maureen Scoones

Have you noticed that your Hamilton email account is sporting a different look? Some items that Google announced earlier this year are soon going to become more permanent, e.g. Google Docs is becoming Google Drive, and soon, there will be a new compose and reply experience. More...

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Digital Humanities Initiative Newsletter
- Janet Simons & Angel Nieves

 

The latest installment (Nov. 13) of the Digital Discussions biweekly newsletter, designed to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest information on upcoming DHi events, is available. We will also be using this format to showcase some of our current ideas on what we might be doing next in our Activities, Ideas & Musings section!

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Say Cheese! - Improving Your Holiday Photos - Maureen Scoones

ITS subscribes to an online training library, Lynda.com, that contains over 1000 video tutorials you can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While technology titles are numerous, the library includes a variety of other tutorials. As we approach the holiday season, perhaps you are interested in Family Photography: Taking and Sharing Great Photographs or Photographing Kids and Families. Contact Maureen Scoones (mscoones@hamilton.edu, x4178) for an account.

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Web Editing Class Schedule - Maureen Scoones

SiteManager classes and working sessions continue to be offered. Whether creating a page for your administrative office, academic department, student organization, or your own professional page, SiteManager, Hamilton's own web editing tool, can be used to create your web presence.

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ITS Newsletter Archives

All past issues of the ITS Newsletter are available on our website.

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