Archive for December, 2015

23: library as a research tool

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Well -  we’re finally at the end of 23 Research Things @ACU. For our final post we thought we’d take a look at the ACU Library itself and the services it provides for researchers. Over the past few months we’ve presented a range of digital tools and, of course, different ...

22: on the horizon…what more is out there?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

  More than just on the horizon...it's here! 3D printing 3D printing is by no means a new process but it has become very popular recently due to its increasing affordability. It basically works by turning digital 3D models into physical objects by a process called additive manufacturing, where the models are created ...

21: managing video and audio material

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_424" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 1927: The actress Renee Adoree (1898-1933) plays with a stuffed lion during a break in the filming of, 'The Show' (directed by Tod Browning and produced by MGM) in which she stars with John Gilbert. (Photo by Margaret Chute/Getty Images)[/caption]       We have very quickly looked at screen ...

20: making and sharing podcasts and videos

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Audio Audio may seem ‘old school’, but it can be useful to researchers in a number of ways.  As a dictation tool for quick note-taking and capturing ideas, or for recording interviews that can be transcribed later. Podcasts are also a popular method of sharing and promoting information to a wider ...

19: screen capture tools

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Making your own podcast or video can be fairly straightforward, and there are lots of free tools to make it easier and add bells and whistles. For now, we’ll deal separately with screen capture tools, which offer a video recording of action on a computer screen (with or without an ...