Georgia Tech and Emory University now offer students and faculty a shared collection of library resources, sidestepping the traditional interlibrary loan system with immediate access to hundreds of thousands of titles.
The move, a result of the recently constructed Library Service Center, gives faculty, students and staff access to the world of scholarship in new ways, saving time and advancing research and learning as a whole, said Catherine Murray-Rust, dean of libraries at Georgia Tech.
Beginning in September, the nine-month program will include monthly workshops, as well as a weekend workshop in late October. Other program activities will include small team teamwork, as well as self - and 360 assessments.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, which includes Georgia Tech researchers, and the Virgo collaboration have observed a second gravitational wave event.
Professor Ashok Goel uses IBM's Watson platform to design Jill Watson, a virtual teaching assistant. She was one of nine TAs in Goel's artificial intelligence online course. He surprised his students at the end of the semester; no one guessed she wasn't a human.