TTU Libraries Provide Free Lynda.com Subscription

Texas Tech University students can now access an online software training library with more than 30,000 video tutorials at the Texas Tech University Library.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Texas Tech University students can now access an online software training library with more than 30,000 video tutorials at the Texas Tech University Library. The Library's digital media studio, located on the east side of the second floor, has purchased subscriptions to Lynda.com, allowing students, faculty and staff to access the Web site and explore the latest software free of charge. Ken Chaffin, director of public operations for the digital media studio, said this provides an opportunity for people who want to learn about new software at their own pace. "Lynda.com has a great reputation for producing very high quality software tutorials," he said. "A wide cross-section of software application tutorials are available to use at your own pace, as many and as much as you would like." The Web site is a leading provider of online software training videos. The company's convenient online training library provides on-demand training in the latest software tools and creative techniques. Software video tutorials are available for many programs including Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Quark, Maya and JavaScript. Visit www.lynda.com for a complete list of all available tutorials. This service is the fourth in a series of the Libraries' technological services that will be announced throughout the academic year as part of an ongoing awareness campaign: Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the Library. CONTACT: Kaley Daniel, director of Communications and Development, Texas Tech University Libraries, (806) 742-2261 or kaley.daniel@ttu.edu.