Standardized the way that header and sidebar navigation works on the new office sites so that header nav is consistent throughout the site and sidebar nav is contextual.
Embeded webforms from forms.middlebury.edu will now include the new Middlebury website styles.
Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the new Drupal video component from playing when you clicked the splash image.
Changed the way our Drupal deployment handles CSS and JS assets. This is now done with a simple file copy operation on each of the frontend servers, rather than a full build process, which speeds up deployment and removes a binary that was hanging and eating up the CPU.
Increased resources allocated to the sites.middlebury.edu server.
Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
Summer’s almost here! The library has added 30 new titles to our print browsing collection, and another 30 (including many non-English titles) to our collection of e- and audiobooks (go/overdrive/). These books are available for borrowing by the entire College community, so enjoy the copious Vermont sun with some lemonade and a new book!
The Modern Language Association (MLA) has decided to make the MLA Bibliography available exclusively on the EBSCOhost platform. For this reason, we have moved our MLA Bibliography subscription from the ProQuest platform to EBSCOhost. You may already be familiar with EBSCOhost if you’ve accessed our eBook collection, or any other number of databases hosted by EBSCO.
What does this mean for you?
The content is the same! It’s still the MLA Bibliography, but it looks slightly different now. What, exactly, has changed? The basic and advanced search forms, buttons for emailing and saving records, and links to access articles and books via full-text databases, MIDCAT, and Interlibrary Loan — all of these appear in slightly different locations, fonts or colors. But overall, MLA via EBSCOhost will feel at least somewhat familiar, we expect.
How to adapt to this change?
Visit MLA on the EBSCOhost platform and take a look around. Then, update any personal bookmarks to point to the MLA via EBSCOhost: http://go.middlebury.edu/mla.
Stewart Lane is retiring on June 14th, after 25+ years of service!
Stewart has been the real embodiment of a Media Services and ITS staff. Courteous, expedient and willing to take on any task, from helping a faculty with their laptop in a classroom, to screening Hirschfield films on late nights, to running a video camera, to supervising our students, to redesigning a classroom and programming lighting systems. He’s been a real go-getter, with a can-do attitude! I can’t count the emails and other positive feedback that I’ve received for him from customers over the years.
Stewart would like to thank Norm Cushman and Bryan Merril for giving him a job and a chance to become part of Middlebury back in the 90s.
We will miss you dearly Stewart, especially your dedication to work, as well as your cheer and lightheartedness.
A tip of the hat to Stewart!
Some of the kind words of thanks that Stewart has received over the years:
Thank you for your swift and diligent support. This was an excellent service provided.
“…incredible effort you have put in to get ready for this year’s Fest. There are so many fabulous films that are screening at Dana…”
It’s been great working with you over the years…
Many thanks for the timely save yesterday–I’m glad you and Jen remained unflappable.
took a lot of pressure off of my shoulders.
We’re very fortunate here to get such personal attention from you and other Support staff!!
thank you for your help and patience
thank you again very much for going above and beyond the call of duty
heartfelt thanks to you
It’s a pleasure to work with such professional and capable colleague
thank you for saving me last week with that screening
Thank you SO much for being patient with the laptop and us, non-techies.
Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy a few moments of tranquility at the Davis Family Library.
Special Collections (LIB 101, Lower Level) invites you to an Open House on Friday from 1-4 p.m. “Object Poems” are on exhibit all weekend — learn more about them in the Atrium, Lower Level and Special Collections.
And in case you couldn’t fit yours in your carry-on…yearbooks!!! Look for them on the Middlebury blue book carts in the Atrium!
This week we launched new versions of the Schools Abroad, Study Abroad, and School of the Environment sites. These are now running in Drupal 8 with the Middlebury design system created by Digital Pulp and Middlebury’s Digital Services team. Nearly all of the features used on these sites will be available for other school and offices sites we set up on this platform.
Dear Community Library Users and Fans of our Foreign Language DVD Collection:
This note is to inform you that starting Friday, May 31st, 2019, the next foreign language DVD you search for in the stacks may in fact be found in the foreign language browsing collection as we prepare for the Language Schools. Please see the map below and note the circled section on the main level, behind the browsing books collection. A selection of foreign language DVDs will be shelved there under headers that indicate their language, for example “Español.” Not all of the foreign language DVDs will be there as they will not all fit. Also, languages with schools located off campus, like Arabic and Italian, will remain in the regular DVD stacks. So please budget in extra time to seek out what you would like to find and feel free to ask library staff for assistance in locating what you seek.