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Archive for June, 2011

Cup and Chaucer Cafe hours

Posted by isulib on June 28, 2011

The café will be closed July 5-8.  It will reopen on July 11.

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New electronic resource update: Academic Search Complete

Posted by isulib on June 28, 2011

EBSCO Academic Search Complete has replaced Academic Search Premier on our main database list. Search results for Academic Search Premier will no longer appear in the E-Journal Portal or electronic resources homepage starting tomorrow, June 29th, 2011. Academic Search Premier can still be searched separately through EBSCOhost Web, but should also be replaced by Academic Search Premier as the default search selection starting tomorrow.


All content currently available in Academic
Search Premier should be available in the much larger Academic Search Complete.
Overall search functionality is the same as Academic Search Premier and I have
left the link to the current tutorial in place on the main database Web page.

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Illiad (ISU’s Interlibrary Loan system) starting at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday, June 28)

Posted by isulib on June 28, 2011

Illiad, the library’s online service for interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, will be unavailable for a few hours in order to replace an aging server. Services affected include making ILL requests, accessing PDF articles, and all other ILL functions.

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Interim Head of Circulation now Head of Circulation

Posted by isulib on June 21, 2011

Congratulations to Susan Frey who will serve as Chair of the Circulation Department. She has been Interim Chair since April 6, 2010.

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New Names for Library Departments

Posted by isulib on June 17, 2011

The Provost has approved the name change and merger of two library departments. Cinda May is now the Chair of Special Collections, which combines Special Collections and University Digital & Archival Services.

Valentine Muyumba is now the Chair of Technical Services, which combines Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Processing.

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2 new databases: environmental and educational testing

Posted by isulib on June 9, 2011

Two new databases are now accessible to ISU faculty, staff, and students:

1)      GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) 

2)      Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

Both of these resources are now listed on the main database list. GREENR also includes 270 full-text electronic journals and
55 eBooks. These titles should be visible to our users when searching the E-Journal portal tomorrow. These titles will be visible in Fusion/Fusion Plus in late June or July.

[info from Electronic Resources Librarian email]

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Library’s online catalog testing Content Cafe’s enhanced content

Posted by isulib on June 9, 2011

Sometime last Monday, Content Cafe was turned on. We are testing this enhanced content for 1 year.

Content Café provides a number of features for most item records, including:

  • Jacket Images in thumbnail size, 80 x 120 pixels
  • Jacket Images in full size of a maximum of 400 x 800 pixels
  • Table of Contents (TOC)
  • Annotations (Anno)
  • Full Text Reviews
  • Author Bios
  • Flap Cover Text
  • Excerpts, including first chapters
  • Publishers Summaries

    Book jackets should be associated with print books as well as electronic books, CDs, and DVDs.  Full Text review sources include Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Booklist.

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