Archive for July, 2011

Library Closed Monday August 1

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Engineering & Computer Science Library will be closed on Monday August 1 for the Civic Holiday.

Have a great long weekend!

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New Synthesis Digital Library Series edited by U of T Professor Available

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

A new series on Assistive & Rehabilitative Technologies, edited by U of T Professor Ronald Baecker of the Department of Computer Science, is now available through Morgan & Claypool’s Synthesis Digital Library.

Description of the series (from Morgan & Claypool):

This series provides current state-of-the-art overviews of key topics in the burgeoning field of assistive technologies. We take a broad view of this field, giving attention not only to prosthetics that compensate for impaired capabilities, but to methods for rehabilitating or restoring function, as well as protective interventions that enable individuals to be healthy for longer periods of time throughout the lifespan. Our emphasis is in the role of information and communications technologies in prosthetics, rehabilitation, and disease prevention.


The first lecture in the series, Design and the Digital Divide: Insights from 40 Years in Computer Support for Older and Disabled People is now available.

New Wireless Option Available

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

A new wireless network access option, UofT, is now available on campus.

Unlike UTORwin, the UofT network does not require a browser-based login each time you connect and it supports wireless b, g and n. For devices capable of wireless n, it is faster and has increased range. If you have problems setting up and/or connecting to this network, please contact the Information Commons Help Desk at 416-978-HELP (4357).

Full details and instructions for connecting to the UofT wireless network.

Please note that the device will be configured with the UTORid and password that was used to set it up, and it is therefore not recommended for shared computers or devices.

Central I+TS is working to resolve a configuration problem for users of Android versions 2.2 and lower. Android smart phone users may need to stick with the UTORwin wireless network in the short term.