TF14 Poster Session Abstracts

Poster Title: SiteNow Website Design, Development, and Hosting
Romy Bolton, Mark Ahrens, Genevieve Johnson

SiteNow is a web design and hosting service that has been in production since 2011. Two tiers of service are available. SiteNow Custom includes custom design, module building, UI system integration or other specific needs at a cost-recovery rate. New this year is SiteNow Standard, which is the replacement for the current central web platform. This is a free service that provides an easy-to-use web interface with fully accessible and compliant design that includes a calendar, rotating image, people directory, and news items.

Poster Title: Unified Communications
Jo Josephson, Enterprise Communications and Collaboration / Steve Schallau,  Enterprise Communications and Collaboration

Unified Communications (UC) is the integration of real-time communication services such as chat and voice with non-real-time services such as voice mail and email. ITS is in the process of researching and implementing several projects involving Microsoft Lync and Unified Messaging (UM). UM will provide campus users the ability to receive their voice mails in their Outlook email, providing a universal inbox. Lync offers users a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, online meetings, voice, and video, from virtually any device (PC, phone, browser, and tablets).

Poster Title: Stash
Mark Ahrens

Stash is a new code repository service using Git as the backend technology.

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Mary Grabe

Information about online software program called

Poster Title: OneDrive
Laurie Hafner Dahms & Ryan West

OneDrive for Business is an enterprise cloud storage solution for your file sharing and collaboration needs.  What are some of the advantages to using OneDrive?  

  • 25 GB of storage
  • Real-time collaboration with students and colleagues
  • Access from anywhere
  • Login with your HawkID and HawkID password

Poster Title: Enterprise Services Application Development Group
Steve Bowers, Andrew Rinner, Kerri Mead, Harrison Gladden, Pamela Bulmahn, Steve Tomblin, Chris Dibbern, Raaj Remesh Ranjini, Logan Dewes, Ted Fitzgerald, Brian Finley, Yan Li, Benton McCune

ES Application Development creates solutions for a wide range of customers from around campus to meet a diverse set of needs.  To be able to do this we employ a wider set of tools than most development shops on campus. We use tools and frameworks centered around Java, .Net, and PHP.  We utilize lighter-weight database management systems (e.g., FileMaker) when appropriate.  And we also create digital-media solutions.  At our booth we'll share information about the wide array of clients we work with, show examples of applications we've created, and answer your questions about how we do what we do.

Poster Title: High Performance Computing @ Iowa
Naomi Hospodarsky & Ben Rogers

Learn about the new Neon High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster system, who has access to the system, and how this and other HPC resources on campus are accelerating a wide variety of campus research.

Poster Title: New Office of Teaching, Learning, & Technology

Introducing the new Office of Teaching, Learning, & Technology which is currently being organized and will be ready by the fall semester to meet the teaching, learning, and technology needs of faculty, instructors and teaching assistants. Three separate instructional support units on campus -- the Center for Teaching, ITS Instructional Services and Evaluation and Examination Service -- will be consolidated into this new office.  This reorganization is part of a campus strategy to support, develop, and encourage faculty and TA use of professional teaching and learning strategies. We want the question "What academic learning experience do you want your students to have?" to be at the heart of what we do; that question spans pedagogy, faculty and TA professional development, facilities, and technology.  To help achieve our goals, this new unit will work with faculty to support and improve the teaching and learning environments at the University of Iowa, and will provide assessment support and opportunities to evaluate the effectiveness of efforts and initiatives in order to provide data-driven improvements.

Poster Title: If You Build It They Will Come
Brittney Thomas, Amy Paulus, Jodi Scholl

The Main Library Learning Commons has been open for a full academic year and has become a hive of academic activity right from the beginning. Our poster will provide a snapshot of how the learning commons has been used including technology, programming, service desk transactions & campus partnerships.

Poster Title: ITADmin Community: Be in the Know
Jessica Church

The ITAdmin Community is a community of IT Professionals who meet monthly to share ideas on technical and service challenges, learn about IT initiatives going on at the University of Iowa, and to network with other IT professionals doing similar work here at the University of Iowa.

Poster Title: Enterprise Mac & iOS Management
Scott Frederick, Brad Gunnells, Jessica Church

Casper provides a comprehensive single management solution for both Macintosh computers and iOS devices (e.g. iPads) for the UI campus. Come learn about this service and talk to the experts on Mac and iOS management.

Poster Title: Research Storage
Joe Hetrick

Overview of Research and HPC Storage options provided by ITS-RS

Poster Title: UIBioShare:  Integrating Research, Clinical, and Specimen Data
Heath Davis

 UIBioShare is the new service being developed that provides University of Iowa researchers access to a tool and services to manage and house research subject and bio-specimen data. 

Poster Title: Sample and Clinical Information Link (SCI-Link) - EHR Data Mart 
Monika Ahuja, MCA1, James Schappet1, Ryan Lorentzan1, Yi Wang,MS1, Ray Hylock,PhD1, Kimberly K Leslie, MD2, Heather Davis, MLIS1, Boyd Knosp, MS1, Mark Santillan, MD2, Donna Santillan, PhD2 

SCI-Link is a web application built on an integrated EHR data mart developed by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) in collaboration with Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  This integrated secured platform provides a searchable interface to OBGYN team to query the clinical phenotypes of patients who contribute specimens in multiple OBGYN studies. This platform can be extended (and yet not limited to) to extract EHR data for any research study defined in Epic Research Module and can be used as an EHR connecting platform for external systems like UIBioShare

Poster Title: Institutional Data Users Group
Brenda Ulin, Mike Noel,  Rebekah Ahrens

The Institutional Data User Group is being formed to provide a collaborative environment for access and usage of Institutional Data. The Institutional Data Users Group will:  

  • foster appropriate use of institutional data
  • demonstrate University Data Warehouse features and functionality
  • encourage networking between institutional data stewards and users
  • share tips, tricks, techniques, and best practices
  • provide a forum to share and solicit enhancements. 

Poster Title: Business Analyst Networking:  International, Local, Campus
Gayle Elliott, Senior Business Analyst, RIS-Research Information Systems

Are you interested in networking with other Business Analysts?  Interested in promoting Business Analysis in the Corridor and at UI?  Wondering what a Business Analyst (BA) is?  Stop by to learn more about the field of Business Analysis, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and the local IIBA chapter.  IIBA is an international organization dedicated to promoting the field of Business Analysis.  There are many areas Business Analysts work in including requirements elicitation & analysis, project management, process improvement, prioritization/business value, quality assurance.  These are all areas of Business Analysis, even if you don’t have the title of Business Analyst.  I’m interested in starting an on-campus community; let me know if you are!

For more information about IIBA:

For more information about the IIBA Cedar Rapids Chapter (some meetings held in Iowa City):

Poster Title: Digital Collections @ UI Libraries
Emily Shaw, digital preservation / Matthew Butler, digital research & publishing

With more than 100 digital collections that span the history of the University, the State of Iowa and beyond, the University of Iowa Libraries has provided statewide leadership in the creation and management of digital collections for more than 15 years.  Managing all of this content for current and future use is a big job, and there’s a lot going on both above and below the surface.