The Middlebury College community now has access to two resources of full-text journals and e-books in languages other than English!
*Records for the books and journals in these collections will be in the library catalog in the coming weeks.
+Please note that our access to content in Torrossa does not include every title. When you do a search, icons indicating subscribed access appear next to items included in the EIO Italian Studies Collection.
From Remote-Learner, our Moodle host:
Dear Valued Client,
In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be conducting network maintenance on 7/12/2014 between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m., EDT. During most of this period your site will be operational, but there may be short periods of connection loss to the internet.
Remote-Learner Technical Support
The following information is important only for individuals having a Key Survey account used to create, distribute, and work with surveys and response data.
WorldAPP is excited to announce that our Key Survey / Form.com application will be upgraded to the new version 8.5 on Saturday, July 5th, 2014, between the hours of:
EST: 1 AM and 9 AM / GMT: 6 AM and 2 PM
Please note that your account will be unavailable during the system upgrade, (including all surveys, forms, voting and reports). Your respondents attempting to access surveys/forms or reports will receive a friendly notice of the system maintenance in progress. Once the maintenance has been completed, the application and all survey/form/report links will be accessible. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
What’s new in version 8.5? This update is intended to enhance application capabilities and provide more powerful functionality, as well as introduce the Key Survey and Form.com Mobile apps. Here are a few resources provided by WorldApp to help you get familiar with the new features and offerings:
Observatory public nights return to Bicentennial Hall! Five nights are scheduled throughout the summer (weather permitting). See the press release at http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/node/478245
Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University and author of the Scholarly Communications blog, is a co-host of a 4-week MOOC – Copyright for Educators and Librarians. Also participating will be Lisa Macklin, Director of the Scholarly Communications Office at the library of Emory University, and Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Something one just needs to read. Nice images, too!
The first half is this incredibly dark rant about how the Internet is alienating and inhuman, how it’s turning us all into lonely monsters.”
“But in the second half, I’ll turn it around and present my vision of an alternative future. I’ll get the audience fired up like a proper American motivational speaker. After the big finish, we’ll burst out of the conference hall into the streets of Düsseldorf, hoist the black flag, and change the world.”
As I was preparing this talk, however, I found it getting longer and longer. In the interests of time, I’m afraid I’m only going to be able to present the first half…
Summon, our library resource discovery layer, now has a new and improved interface.
In the 6/3/2014 update, the vendor (ProQuest / Serials Solutions) made several bug fixes that we had been eagerly awaiting. Even more importantly, the changes offer better layout, better integration with our library research guides (LibGuides), and context-sensitive librarian information on the results pages, among other things.
You can access Summon from the same places you always could.
- from the “Library Quick Search” on the library main page: go/lib
- from the Summon page: go/summon
- or anywhere you find a Summon search widget on a library page
During our maintenance window this Sunday morning between 6 and 10 am we have the following actives planned:
We will be upgrading the Middlebury and Bread Loaf campus wireless network. This will result in each wireless access point on both of these campuses rebooting, as a result we expect a less than 10 minute interruption of wireless services throughout both campuses, likely between 6:30 and 8:00 am.
We will upgrading the our VPN (virtual private network) appliance that provides service to the JunOs Pulse VPN client. Between 6:30 and 8:00 am there will be a less than 30 minute service interruption of off-campus VPN access to Middlebury’s network.
We will be upgrading our MiddCloud file serving environment that includes MiddFiles and other network file shares generally used by the Science departments. Between 7:00 and 8:00 am we expect a less than 10 minute service interruption of MiddCloud.
We appreciate your patience as we strive to keep our systems and network operating optimally.