Join Us for Adobe Spark Workshop at Shalala Student Center on July 28

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Thursday, July 28
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Donna E. Shalala Student Center
Senate Room | 3rd Floor
1330 Miller Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146
*please note change in venue

Co-presented by the UM Libraries Digital Media Lab

Ben Forta, Adobe Senior Director for Education Initiatives, and Patrick Koster, Adobe Senior Customer Success Manager for the University of Miami, will be co-delivering a hands-on workshop to familiarize attendees on Adobe Spark for creating engaging visual stories delivered as web browser experiences and narrated/animated videos.

This free workshop is open to UM faculty, staff, and students. If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to richterevents@miami.edu.

Adobe + University of Miami

The University of Miami has made a significant investment in providing access across campus to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications like Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and more. These are powerful tools for PDF workflowsimage editinggraphic designpublication layout, and video editing, but come with a bit of a learning curve. The University is working with Adobe to offer training and workshops to help the UM community maximize the benefits of these tools, including year-round support for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Miami Libraries Digital Media Lab.

Newly released Adobe Spark provides next-generation Web tools to help individuals and organizations easily communicate with immediate impact and broad distribution. Come learn how to turn your ideas into social graphics, animated videos, and web stories—in minutes.

Parking is available at the Pavia Garage near Stanford Drive. Permit holders may park at any colored lot except blue and purple. Please click map image below to enlarge.

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Now Available at UM: Mendeley Institutional Edition

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A highly acclaimed reference management application that allows researchers to organize documents, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research trends and statistics is now available to all UM students, faculty, and staff. The University of Miami recently subscribed to Mendeley Institutional Edition, an institutional version of Mendeley with premium user features and additional institutional support.

To celebrate the purchase of this new product, UM and Elsevier, Mendeley’s parent company, are presenting a training session for UM researchers and all students or employees that would like to learn more about using the Mendeley Institutional Edition and how it can support their research.

Tuesday, September 22
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Information Literacy Lab, Richter Library, 3rd floor

An Amazon Kindle Fire HD will be raffled off at the end of the training session.

Mendeley is cross-platform and supported by all major browsers. With more than three million users, the program is know for

  • driving researcher productivity by helping users manage, read, share, annotate and cite papers and projects.
  • enabling collaboration and knowledge sharing by hosting a network for users to connect with like-minded researchers and discover research trends and statistics.
  • providing a crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social research information and Open API, leading to additional insights, and is useful for app-building.

 

You can now join the official UM Mendeley group on the Mendeley website and gain the benefits of our institutional membership.

Learn more about Mendeley by attending the training session. Register now by contacting William Jacobs at billajc@miami.edu.



Spring Research Series

University of Miami Libraries is pleased to present its Spring Research Series. From creating videos to finding the best venue for publication, the Library can help you learn new skills to improve your instruction and research. Learn to use the Library’s wealth of images and videos with “Visual Resources”, create your own maps with “Simply Map” and your own video presentations with “Movie Making Basics”. Organize your research with “EndNote” or “RefWorks” and increase its visibility with “Getting Your Research Recognized”. For those interested in the inner workings of Electronic Theses and Dissertations, we have “ETDs: From Beginning to End”.  Click on our website link below to look at the schedule, updates and additional classes.

Light refreshments will be provided.



Graduate Research Series

A new round of the Graduate Research Series will be held this fall at the University of Miami Libraries. This is a golden opportunity to learn how to use better and faster the library resources and services through the session: “Tools for your Trade: An Information Toolkit”. Or how to deal with the research requirements, from information gathering to citation, through the session “Managing Your Research”. For those interested in the insights of the Electronic Thesis and Disertations the libraries have arranged the session “ETD: Who, What, When, How, Huh?” and, for an elite group of those who think ahead, this series could arm you with the elements you need to show up in the world of academic publishing through “Don’t Perish… Publish!”.





New Graduate Research Series

New to graduate school and to the University of Miami? The Library has put together a series of workshops to help you navigate the wealth of resources available as you begin to think about your major research project. Start by learning about the resources and services available at the UM Libraries, then find out how to manage and organize the resources you’ve discovered, and finally learn about what to look for once your research is ready to be published.

Pre-registration is available at: http://libguides.miami.edu/grs

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