TTU Libraries Provide Free Lynda.com Subscription

Texas Tech University students can now access 37,500 online video-tutorials in the Lynda.com database at the Texas Tech University Library.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Texas Tech University students can now access 37,500 online video-tutorials in the Lynda.com database 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. Lynda.com is accessible within the library both on public computers and private laptops, and allows users to learn the latest tools and techniques in business, digital media, design and development. 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. CONTACT: Julie Toland, assistant director, Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University Library, (806) 742-2238 ext. 322, or julie.toland@ttu.edu.