Join us for the first Music in the Lobby mini-concert of the spring semester on February 26, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Fenwick Library Lobby. string things is a bonanza of cellos, violins, double basses, harps, and electric guitars! Stop by and enjoy the performances of Mason music students. See you there!
The Volgenau School of Engineering and the University Libraries would like to recognize engineering faculty and alumni authors during Engineers Week 2020, February 16-22.
Mason Libraries will add your book to the collection if you wish to donate a copy – and it is not already held by the Libraries. If you are interested in gifting your book to the George Mason University Libraries, please contact Jennifer Hamilton at email@example.com.
On January 1, 2020, VIVA / Mason Libraries started a new contract for O’Reilly for Higher Education, which replaces Safari Tech Books Online.
The O’Reilly for Higher Education digital platform includes more than 38,000 book titles and more than 30,000 hours of video. Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more. Users can search thousands of books simultaneously online. There are also proven learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials and audio books.
O’Reilly for Higher Education requires a login using your gmu.edu email address. Find thousands of books + videos related to IT, programming, and business. You can also browse by topic, and, save content to your playlist to access it later. Get started with this guide to using the platform.
O’Reilly Mobile App https://www.oreilly.com/online-learning/apps.html
The O’Reilly app allows you to take your online learning with you on the go. Download as many books and videos as you would like. Start reading on one device, and pick up where you left off on another, with effortless syncing of highlights and position. Discover new content to add to your playlists. Learn during your commute, even when you can’t get a signal, with offline access. The O’Reilly app offers the full breadth of videos and books available with your O’Reilly subscription. Note: O’Reilly interactive training such as Oriole online tutorials and some Learning Paths are supported only through a web browser.
Can I use O’Reilly on my Kindle?
Amazon prevents the installation of third-party applications on its E-reader devices. Due to the nature of our business, we can only distribute content through our own apps—for more or less the same reason that Spotify songs can’t be played in iTunes, for
Can I sideload the Queue app onto my Android
device or Amazon Tablet?
If your Android device cannot connect to the Google Play store, but otherwise meets the requirements for installation, you can download an APK for sideloading onto your device from this link. Please note that sideloaded apps do not automatically receive updates, so you’ll need to keep track of that yourself.
Links and other info:
- Case Studies – available for a variety of topics and companies, such as Intuit, Home Depot, and Disney. In Video format.
- Learning Paths – video training, with self-assessments.
- O’Reilly Safari Support – includes information for managing your account and for using the mobile app.
- Oriole Online Tutorials – a unique new medium that blends code, data, text, and video into a narrated learning experience with executable content.
- Popular Videos – popular videos, multiple ways to sort.
- Recently added content – includes videos, eBooks, learning paths and more?
Request for Proposals for the next round of VIVA Course Redesign Grants is officially open! Applications are due February 28, 2020, and award notification will take place on May 15, 2020.
VIVA Course Redesign Grants are designed to empower Virginia faculty with the resources and time they need to redesign courses by swapping out commercial textbooks and other expensive course materials for open, no cost, or library options.
Awards will be made from $1,000-$30,000 to assist faculty members at any VIVA institution in transitioning to course materials available at no cost to students. Full or part-time faculty may apply. Proposals may involve one person or teams that include: teaching faculty, librarians, instructional designers, subject matter experts, editors, graphic designers, or others as needed.
More information, including the full Request for Proposals and application instructions, are available at http://vivalib.org/courseredesign.