Archive for 2005

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check it out

We’re in the process of changing all the URLs for electronic resources on our Web pages over to fit our new proxy server (so that you can search from home without having to fool around with your browser). It may take a little while to catch them all. You can always let us know if […]

can you spare some change?

This Friday, August 19th, we’re switching over from one form of off-campus authentication to another. What on earth does that mean? Well, if you’ve set up your browser to recognize you as an authentic Gustie for the purposes of searching our databases, you can turn it off now. The system will know who you are […]

database changes

You’ll notice some changes on our Webpage. Two databases – Women Writers Online and the AMICO art database are disappearing. We will be investigating alternatives to AMICO, a museum consortium that has been merged into something called ARTSTOR that is less attractive to us. We will also temporarily lose our handy-dandy Journal Locator list as […]

summertime snippets from the library

We’re planning to join in The September Project this year. The idea is for libraries of all kinds to be places where people can get together to discuss the state of the world post-9/11 with events, displays, or whatever. Libraries are a natural place to do this since they are civic spaces open to all […]

new faces, strange places, and really big books

We’re very pleased to announce that Jay Nordstrom and Sonja Timmerman have accepted positions as Circulation Manager and Collections Manager in our library. We had a terrific pool of candidates and are looking forward to having a new colleague in Sonja and new horizons for Jay, who has been managing our serials operations during years […]

google the library

It’s now possible to “google” library catalogs straight from your browser. You can either download a Yahoo or Google toolbar that will run a search of the Open WorldCat database (each works somewhat differently) or add WorldCat to your search options on the FireFox browser. This will give you a toolbar to search a database […]

Books in (Google) Print

Google Print finally has a page of its own. Still in beta, the search trolls the books that Google has digitized, though a cursory glance suggests the only books included so far are in their publisher program, not from their much-ballyhooed library project. (And for publisher-supplied books, links lead only to booksellers, not to library […]