In addition to the alternate ways of accessing formerly free NY Times content pointed out by Carrie Macfarlane in a previous blog post, I’d like to provide a bit of additional information about this popular resource. Continue reading
How did I know all of that? I’m a librarian! But even if I didn’t have super powers, I could have just typed New York Times into the “Journals A-Z” tab on the library home page. For a few more tips about the library page, watch Go/lib (now what?) or consult our Quick-Start Guide to Library Research [pdf].
Google has introduced a new minimum password length requirement to Google Apps domains. The new minimum is 8 characters instead of 6.
Please note that this change only affects new passwords and password resets, not any existing passwords.
The LIS education and training team has arranged for a College-wide trial of web-based instruction offered by Lynda.com. You can learn new software skills to help at work or home by watching 2-3 minute videos or by taking an entire course. Our Lynda trial is only available through March 30 so don’t miss the chance to try this exciting product, described by some as “addictive.” Continue reading
Are you interested in receiving automatic weekly updates for new library acquisitions? The easiest way to do this is to set up a preferred search in MIDCAT and select the option to Mark for Email. This generates a weekly email listing any new materials matching your search criteria. Note that if no new materials match your search terms for a given week you won’t receive an email. You may set up multiple search alerts, as needed.
For example, to receive notice of all new Jazz CDs I would: Continue reading
Items that can leave the Library:
Calculators: These have a four hour loan rule and may be taken outside of the Library.
Mac VGA Adapters: These are found in the same drawer as the calculators and have a 4 hour loan rule. These are typically checked out with LCD projectors and may be taken out of the Library.
LCD Projectors: These are kept in the equipment cabinet in room 208 and have a loan period of one day. If a patron walks in without booking an LCD projector beforehand, be absolutely sure that the one you check out to them does not have a booking that day or the following day. To do this search “LCD Projector” as a title in Search\Holds, double click the record with the corresponding number appearing on the projector, and click on the bookings tab when in the Item Record. If it has a booking the dates of the booking will appear in the record. Continue reading