What's New in the Electronic Library

WordPress – With WordPress, Baylor’s new solution for faculty and staff home pages, you can share your research interests, curriculum vitae and academic information with colleagues at Baylor and beyond, using state-of-the-art blogging technology that is easily maintained with any Internet browser. For more information about how to get your own personal Web site using WordPress, check the POD Web site for upcoming seminars or contact Lance Grigsby by e-mail or by phone at (254) 710-4553.

Podcasting, Wikis and Blogs in Blackboard – Interested in making use of new technologies for teaching and learning? The Electronic Library has integrated new tools into Blackboard to support podcasts, wikis and blogs for use as part of your online course materials. For more information on making use of these and other Blackboard services for your classes, contact John Lowe by e-mail or by phone at (254) 710-7362.

MacBook Pro computers available for checkout - MacBook Pro computers are available for checkout in the Information Commons on Moody Library’s 2nd floor. With the ability to run Windows XP and Mac OS X software, the 20 MacBook Pros are fully loaded with productivity, academic and creative applications, plus a built-in Web camera, FireWire ports, and DVD-burning optical drives.

Classroom Performance System (CPS) – CPS is a student response system for the classroom (also known as 'clickers') using wireless radio frequency connectivity. CPS gives instructors and students immediate feedback from the entire class and automates routine classroom activities like taking attendance and grading student work. Any data you collect can be streamed to Blackboard. For more information, please contact Chad Owens by e-mail or by phone, (254) 710-1738.

Rare Civil War Letters online – Letters written during the Civil War by a Confederate major from East Texas have found a new online home at the Baylor University Electronic Library. The Guthrie Civil War Letters are part of a project at the Electronic Library to preserve rare and historic documents and make them available online for research. They are viewable online at https://contentdm.baylor.edu, along with other collections of unique materials.

Additionally, we’ve purchased all outstanding JSTOR collections, providing access to the complete JSTOR archive of journal holdings. Go to www.baylor.edu/lib/newelecresources for details about these and other new electronic resources, or browse all resources at www1.baylor.edu/ERD/Search.