Archive for 2008

Page 2

Google Settles

Today Google settled with publishers and authors who sued them over their library digitization project. Google will pay a $125 million settlement and will develop a registry that will enable publishers and authors to receive payments for use of their work – payment based on, among other things, libraries paying for access. What it does […]

Folke Bernadotte Library’s Ghostly Connections

Are you a Halloween fanatic? Is it your favorite holiday? For some this is an obsession. The anticipation of truly scaring someone else, or themselves, is cause for exorbitant enthusiasm. Our library has a past with a few ghost stories. http://weekly.blog.gustavus.edu/2008/05/09/ghostly-gustavus-a-look-at-the-ghastly-ghoulish-and-grisly-history-of-ghosts-at-gustavus-adolphus-college/ Although the article above claims that there hasn’t been a sighting since the tornado […]

UPDATE: Database Access Work

We’ve completed our transition to a new system for providing off-campus access to our electronic resources. You should now be able to access resources through our web site from off campus. If you encounter any problems with remote access or need assistance in changing any outdated links to our resources that you may have on […]

Database Access Work

On Monday, October 20, during Reading Days, the library will be switching to a new system for providing off-campus access to our electronic resources. We anticipate some intermittent disruptions to off-campus access while we make the transition. We’ll post a message to let you know when the transition is complete. Thanks for your patience!

Laptop Search & Seizure

File under “Information in the News…” Today the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) issued an alert about internal policies in the Department of Homeland Security regarding border crossing. Under previous policies, Customs and Border Patrol agents were authorized to seize any electronic and print materials if they had probable cause of illegal activity. Under […]

Scandinavian Crime Wave

In the last decade, a number of talented crime fiction writers have appeared on the Scandinavian scene, following on the heels of the mega-popular Kurt Wallander series by Henning Mankell (which is currently being made into a BBC television series with Kenneth Branagh in the lead role). Fortunately for readers in the U.S., this coincides […]

Why Should Oprah Get all the Fun?

The library is trying an experiment this year. We’ve created two “book bags” – canvas bags with five copies of a book and some discussion materials that can be checked out for a group read. For this pilot project, we chose two books on China to add another dimension to the Global Insight Year of […]

And we’re back!

The move of the Interlibrary Loan office went so smoothly that we are already up and running! Your interlibrary loan requests are being processed again after only a day long delay. Thanks for your patience – stop by and visit our new location (next to the Circulation desk) soon!

We’re Moving!

Well, Interlibrary Loan is, at least! The big move starts Thursday, September 25 and continues into the beginning of next week. The Interlibrary Loan office will relocate to a separate space behind the circulation counter (formerly the print reserves area). The move will provide one-stop shopping for patrons picking up and returning items. The move […]

Get Your Own Library Carrel

A lucky first year student will win a chance to have his or her very own office in the library this spring. With a desk and shelves and a key and everything. First year students – don’t miss out! To enter the drawing, take the online library research survey that was sent to you via […]