A new exhibit area in 102 Pattee Library on Penn State's University Park campus features "Driving Discovery and Distinction: Information Technology at Penn State." On display through Nov. 30, the exhibit highlights an online magazine called Stream. Through human-interest stories, personal perspectives, rich graphics, and videos, Stream showcases the ways in which people at Penn State use IT to drive discovery and innovation in teaching, research, and service.
"Because information technology has become so deeply embedded in our day-to-day lives, we sometimes forget the critical role it plays in the important work of the University in research and learning,” observes Kevin Morooney, vice provost for information technology. He adds, "Oftentimes, IT at Penn State plays an incredibly important role in ways most people might never consider."
In 2011, the premiere issue of Stream investigated the science and technology behind Penn State’s unique approach to diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury. In the most recent issue, Stream opens the page to Penn State University Libraries’ wealth of scholarly publications, world-class special collections, and the focus on digital archives and repositories.
Viewers are invited to explore the exhibit and learn more about the intersection of research and information technology at Penn State and the partnership between Information Technology Services and the University Libraries, as they explore the use of IT for a global knowledge society.
Stream is produced by Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Information Technology. To see more of Stream, go to http://stream.it.psu.edu/
For more information, call 814-863-4240.