Every semester brings new expectations, excitements, and challenges. It’s not always easy to dive back into work, especially when technology seems to be working against you. One thing is certain: many of you will be locked out of your Spartans Domain over break. Don’t worry! There’s a good chance you can unlock it yourselves.
Go to reset.ut.edu and click “unlock.” You can do this at anytime, whether you are locked out because it’s been 90 days since you last logged in, or you’ve forgotten your password.
If you get an error message, visit the Computer Center and they will sort it out for you. Also, if you are having printing problems in any lab (you need your Spartans Domain to log in), the Computer Center will help with these issues.
Have a great Spring semester!
If you’re taking a class during Intercession or are back on campus after the holidays, stop by the library to warm up, get some work done, check out some books and DVDs, and read a magazine for fun (yes, reading Vanity Fair in print is fun!). Our hours are always posted online. Wearing sweaters in Florida is fun too – stay warm!
Are you frustrated with your cable or phone provider but live in an area where you have little choice? Get ready to be frustrated with the entirety of the internet in the same way.
The ALA (American Libraries Association) blog discusses the upcoming FCC vote to roll back protections that disallow ISPs (service providers – like Comcast or Verizon) from taking advantage of what they will allow us to see on the web or tamper with the quality of certain websites.
“…this new FCC order would create a world where ISPs are allowed to block, slow down and limit quality access to any websites or applications they want. ALA stands vehemently opposed to these actions; the draft order violates all the principles we believe are necessary for a free and open internet as well as fundamental library values.”
Last week, we highlighted a disturbing policy change that we had been anticipating for a while: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai’s plan to roll back the net neutrality rules that require internet service providers to treat all internet traffic and services equally.
Between Thanksgiving preparations and leftovers, we have had some time to review this big turkey (220 pages worth). Below are some first impressions…..read more.
Attitudes towards graffiti have changed radically over the past 30 years. Now, there’s typically a legal contract and mutual agreement between real estate developers and mural artists to create the beautiful works you see on the sides of buildings all over Tampa Bay and in many cities in the world. While the differences between “mural art” and “graffiti” can still be disputed, the case illustrated in the article below proves that any artwork has worth and is protected by federal law.
The Long Island City 5Pointz building was spectacular (I was living in New York at the time when this divisive issue was being discussed), and it drew in tourists and natives alike to LIC. That this case took so long is a testament to how complicated copyright law can be, especially when it comes to artists’ rights.
But the judge has yet to make his final ruling.
A federal court jury in Brooklyn has handed a preliminary victory to a group of graffiti and aerosol artists in a closely watched case that pitted the rights of street artists against those of a property developer.
The six-person jury found that real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff and his related companies broke the law when, in 2014, he whitewashed the 5Pointz graffiti mecca in Long Island City in the middle of the night. However, the jury decision will serve only as a recommendation to the case’s presiding judge, Frederick Block, who has yet to hand down a final verdict and assess whether any damages must be paid…..read more
Please join us for this Fall 2017 UTWrites event. This reading is free and open to the public.
Looking for free music to enhance your creative projects? The Free Music Archive has thousands of high-quality, legal music recordings that are available for downloading. Directed by the radio station WMFU, the Free Music Archive is a platform for collaboration between curators and artists, including radio stations, podcasts, netlabels, venues, artist collectives, museums, music festivals and more.
The site uses Creative Commons copyright. This gives users the legal and technological framework fto incorporate the material into their creative projects or for personal use. Click Here to Learn More about Creative Commons
Click Here to Access the Free Music Archive
Need some extra assistance with your research paper? Not so great at the grammar or splelling? Don’t hand in that paper riddled with mistakes and lazy arguments. The Writing Center is here to help! Here’s their Fall Semester Schedule:
The Macdonald-Kelce Library now has a new Institutional Repository (IR) online! The UT IR mission is to collect, preserve, and distribute the intellectual output of the UT community. Many universities have an IR in order to store and preserve materials such as theses, dissertations, university publications, faculty papers, conference proceedings, and college events, and make them accessible to the world.
What you’ll find now in the IR is a collection of past MFA Theses (most are campus-access restricted), and materials from a conference hosted here at UT.
In the future the Library hopes to collect more scholarship created by you, whether you are a student, faculty, or staff. Keep up with the progress of the IR by visiting the library’s homepage at utopia.ut.edu, and reading this blog!
Learn more about the IR on our guide: http://libguides.utopia.ut.edu/thesis
Explore the IR here: https://utampa.dspacedirect.org/