Monday, October 2, 2006

The Lab's Library

The Digital Media Lab maintains a small library (well, more like two shelves) of books relating to the software, hardware, and activities in the lab. Curretly these books are for use only in the lab so that they can remain available as a reference source to everyone. They're are a great resource whether you want to look up how to do something specific in Adobe Photoshop, or you want to sit and teach yourself how to use Final Cut Pro, or anything in between. Soon, you'll be able to see a list of all of our books on the Info Commons website. In the meantime, stop by the lab to see what we have. Is there a book you think we should have? Email us at

If you're looking for more books on computer-related topics, from software to hardware to programming, you should also check out Safari Tech Books Online. This wonderful service offers the full-text-searchable content of a wide range of computer books available online, including the popular O'Reilly books (you probably know them by the pictures of animals on their covers). The Library makes a certain number of these books available to members of the Penn community at no cost. (You'll need a PennKey to access this content) These books are selected by a librarian and updated periodically. You can also purchase your own subscription at a very reasonable rate and create a personal library tailored to your own needs and interests.

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