Originally presented: Garritano, J.R. “Enhancing Information Resources and Instruction with Computational and Chemical Software.” American Chemical Society 235th National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 2008.


As the Chemistry Library begins to move journal subscriptions to electronic only access and experiments with e-books, physical space in the Library has been reallocated. One such transformation has allowed for installation of ten new computers within the Library. Not only do these workstations mirror current workstations throughout the rest of the University Libraries system, but they also have been enhanced with additional software for visualization, statistical anal., and data manipulation. As our users deal with more and more data compared to text based resources, adding these computational workstations appeared to be the next logical step. Besides being an open lab for any library patron, this new facility will also be used for small group instruction and demonstrations for new or enhanced library resources. This paper will describe the process for designing the lab, choosing the software, implementation of the facility, and evaluation of its use. [ACS Abstract]

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