Posts tagged: General Announcements


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By , September 18, 2008 11:02 am

The recent discussions about E-Books and getting to them has prompted me to create a new webpage for them. Go to the library website, click on “More Research” and you’ll see a new E-Books link under the Catalogs category. Please take a look and provide some input on the following questions.

1. Does this page suffice for gathering E-Book links?
2. Is anything missing that should be on this page?
3. Should we add a link to this page on the FRONT page? (Do we want to promote them enough to put a link on the front page of the website?)
4. What about “databases” that are more like “e-books?” (Compare Oxford Music Online, World Almanac, etc.)
5. Should we remove items like Credo Reference and NetLibrary from the “Databases” list and only have them on the “E-Books” list?
6. Any other questions or concerns?

Thanks very much for helping us improve this service.

Public Computers all on XP

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By , May 30, 2008 1:14 pm

As of this afternoon, all of the publicly accessible computers in Irwin Library (upstairs, downstairs, Room 119, and all around the first floor) are running Windows XP and have the updated standard Library Lab image on them. I’m still checking on the Science Library.

This means all the computers have the same functionality, all are set up to print to IL_120_X, all can unzip files right from My Computer, all can burn CDs easily, and all have Write-N-Cite, Adobe Photoshop, Firefox, and all the other programs that the other lab computers have.

Even the computer with the scanner has been updated to Windows XP and the scanner reinstalled. Because of the new operating system, the process of scanning is slightly different from before. I have printed out new instructions and taped them to the scanner lid. The process is actually much more straightforward now and harder to mess up. 🙂 Choices III is NOT on this computer at the moment, but I’m told we’re renewing our license and should be getting a new version of the program (and new data) sometime this summer.

The Reference Desk computer is also running Windows XP, so people working there can more easily support the public computers.

Please let me know if you find (or hear about) any public computer that is not working right.

WorldCat Collection Analysis Info

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By , May 12, 2008 2:58 pm

Here’s the logon info for anyone who (like me) misplaced Lewis’s email and couldn’t get in.  🙂

Title Analysis System (WorldCat Collection Analysis)

User Name –
Password – butleru

The “Collection Analysis” tab is the fourth one in.

Tutorial Quiz Stats for 2007-2008

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By , May 6, 2008 3:08 pm

Here are some statistics regarding student usage of the Tutorial Quizzes from within Blackboard:

Plagiarism Quiz:  Average score 8.86 (out of 10), 339 students took the quiz 544 times
Library Basics Quiz:  Average score 9.03 (out of 10), 113 students took the quiz 125 times
Music Majors Quiz:  Average score 7.53 (out of 10), 29 students took the quiz 38 times

Faculty Requesting Quiz Scores: 18 classes total
13 full classes took the Plagiarism Quiz in Fall 2007
5 full classes took the Plagiarism Quiz in Spring 2008

Final LibGuides Stats for Spring 2008

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By , May 6, 2008 2:40 pm

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