Coming soon to an MFD near you...
Monday January 25
to Sunday March 7
The Copyright Licensing Agency has selected Queen Margaret University to undertake a survey of our photocopying activities. For six weeks, every time you make a copy from a book or a journal on one of theMFDs in the LRC, we need to know about it! The Copyright Licensing Agency uses the survey to identifythe authors, artists and publishers of the books and journals being copied, and thus ensure that licencefees are distributed equably.During the survey period in the LRC, a Data Collector will either write down the details of the item thatyou’re copying, or will take an additional copy. This shouldn’t take too long, but please be patient with theCollector. If you’re a member of staff, there will be a yellow survey box next to every MFD on the staff-sideof the Academic Building. Simply take another copy of the book or journal’s ISBN/ISSN/title page (and a
copy of the article’s rst page), attach a label showing how many pages and copies you’ve made, and put
them into the yellow box next to the MFD. Find out more here:http://is.gd/6v7oz.
is a freely available service from Apple that can be accessed via the Music Store on iTunes.Teaching materials, lectures and interviews on a wide variety of subjects are uploaded from universitiesand colleges all over the world for everyone to enjoy.Here at QMU, we are building our
site and hope to go live very soon. There is a lot of amazingmaterial that is already available via WebCT, various servers as well as our web pages. There are the
professorial lectures, guest lectures and conference talks. It is our aim to have these audio and video les
accessible from one place and to encourage interests in other disciplines.As well as the existing content, we are looking for eager individuals and departments to record newmaterial. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Laurie Roberts(email@example.com)at the LRC or visit the intranet site at:http://is.gd/6v7yT.
New Storage Area Network (SAN)
IS has recently purchased a replacement Storage AreaNetwork (SAN). A SAN is a sophisticated way of providingsubstantial amounts of computer storage. The SAN serves as
the centralised le storage location for all staff and students,
so that every user’s ‘My Documents’ and Group directoriesare stored there.All the data that is stored on the original SAN has beenmigrated to the new SAN. This involved moving over 8 million
les and 2.1 million folders. The amount of data stored on theSAN continually increases, including a signicant amount of
historical data which must be kept to comply with legislation.This data is backed up on a rolling schedule and data is securelystored off-site to provide for a disaster recovery situation.
QMU’s thin client infrastructure won aGreen Gown award for Green ICT inJune 2009, and was shortlisted for ane-Government award in November.Read the story here:http://is.gd/5fVp6
Sustainability is a key driver in all QMU technology initiatives.
Did you know …?
…. That QMU currently backs up almost
(TB = terabytes) of data? One Terabyte = one trillion bytes.One byte represents one character of data, so that
each be represented by 3 bytes.
Did you also know …?
…. That IS staff have over
of QMU servicebetween them?