Mobile Helpdesk! We’re changing the oil, checking the tires, and hitting the road for 2018/2019! Having some issues with computing? Want face to face help but you don’t have time to run across campus? The Mobile Helpdesk will be on-site starting November 29th. We will be on a rotating schedule at 700 Exchange St., Marbleworks, and Bi-Hall. Our schedule will be up soon with dates and times for these locations, after we pass inspection. If you’re in an area where you’d like to have us stop by, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll plug your location into our GPS!
The library now offers patrons the option of receiving circulation notices via text message. If you choose to opt in, you will get overdue, hold pickup, and courtesy notices on your phone, in addition to via email. To opt in, login to My MIDCAT at go/renew, click the “Modify Personal Info” button, enter your mobile phone number, check the “Opt in” box, read the conditions, and click “Submit”. Opt out at any time by following the same procedure and unchecking the “Opt in” button. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Our newest video tutorial offers students some helpful tips for those moments when they feel stuck in their research, or are just not sure what to do next. There’s no need to struggle in silence! Middlebury College Librarians are here to help with all research problems.
Did you know that Middlebury College offers self-paced learning 24/7? Our fabulous online learning resource, lynda.com, uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills and is available to all academic year faculty, staff, and students, both here and at Monterey.
Interested? Drop by the Open House at Davis Family Library on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 3-5:00 pm and check it out first-hand. Too excited to wait that long? Visit http://go/lyndainfo/ and get started right now!
The 2018 Clifford Symposium starts today! Come to Davis Family Library to see our display of related works, including titles noted in The Origin of Others and other works by Toni Morrison.
Also find a multimedia presentation of original audio of Toni Morrison reading from her (then still unpublished) novel Song of Solomon, while teaching at the Breadloaf School of English in 1977. Thanks to Special Collections for providing this recording and related photographs!
Starting Tuesday, September 11th, the Circulation Desk in the Davis Family Library will close a half hour before the building closes. There are no changes to the operating hours of the building. A reminder of the change will be made each night before closing on the PA system. This change is only for Davis; Armstrong will not be affected.
After a period of review and evaluation, Middlebury College adopted Panopto, a new service for creating, storing and sharing video. Panopto has been used since June 2017, with more than 1100 users and 5000 hours of video stored on it currently. In addition, Google Drive and Office 365 offer the ability to store and share video files, at no charge to us. To support these new products, and to reduce operating expenses, ITS needs to decommission MiddMedia and Muskrat, two older systems for storing and sharing video files. Both MiddMedia and Muskrat are less user friendly and lack the functionality of Panopto, Google Drive and Office 365.
On December 1, 2018 we will turn off the ability to store new files in MiddMedia and Muskrat.
You will have time until June 1, 2019 to migrate files from Muskrat, and until January 1, 2020 to migrate your files from MiddMedia. We expect most people will be able to migrate videos on their own, but those with more than twenty files can contact us for support.
Muskrat videos will remain available in read only mode until June 1, 2019 when we will decommission Muskrat.
MiddMedia videos will remain available in read-only mode until January 1, 2020, to comply with data retention policies for courses. On January 1, 2020 we will decommission MiddMedia.