Archive for April, 2013


Available computers? There’s a map for that.

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CARL-IT offers short presentations using Google+ Hangouts On-Air on topics of interest to the CARL-IT membership, specifically on current trends in information technology. Presentations will run approximately 30 minutes and be held on Google+ and simultaneously broadcast to YouTube. Please join us for our next presentation!

Available computers? There’s a map for that

Steve Watkins, Coordinator of Library Technology Development @ California State University, Monterey Bay
April 26, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
Our campus IT service recently put up a web page showing in real time the number of available computers in various labs around campus. However, their display didn’t show users where the available stations were located within a facility. This presentation describes the process for taking raw availability data in JSON format, converting it using PHP and XML, and using CSS to display the exact locations of available computers in the library overlaid on simple floor maps viewable on mobile devices.

Accessing the Presentation
Presenters will be presenting using Google+ Hangouts On Air, because of the limited number of participants allowed in a Google+ Hangout, we ask that everyone watches the live stream on our YouTube Page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/carlit335

About the Program
Mini Talks On-Air will be held one day a month depending on presenter availability, either from 12:00-12:30 PM or 12:30 – 1 PM Pacific Time. Presentation proposals should be on topics of interest to the CARL-IT membership, specifically on current trends in information technology. Mini Talks will be scheduled for 30 minutes, format will be up to the presenter. Please contact us at admin@carl-it.org if you have any questions.

Would you like to present to the CARL membership on current trends? Please fill out our form: http://goo.gl/4o9Ut

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