The Library Catalog (Books, DVD’s, etc.) went offline during the partial power outage. As soon as we can bring someone out from the snow we will have an update on its true status.
2/14/2014 Update: The online catalog is back up and running.
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Did you Know?
You can renew library books online.
Just ask us (or Ethel) how!
In order to correct a critical problem in its cataloging sub-system. the Online Catalog will be undergoing emergency maintenance between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6th. During this time the online catalog and cataloging will be off-line. Patrons will not be able to look up books. Books will be able to be checked out, but the library staff will be unable to modify due dates. The fix to the system should take about 30 minutes, but the entire maintenance window is reserved.
Due to a necessary upgrade to the Voyager integrated library system, the online catalog and related modules will be unavailable on Monday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 2nd.
Did you know?
You can renew your Library books Online.
Questions? Ask Us!
The Voyager library management system is scheduled to be down on Monday, March 4th in order to update the server’s operating system. This operation should take about 4 hours to complete, but the entire day is reserved as a maintenance window. During this time the following services will be unavailable:
- The Online Catalog
The online databases and LibGuides, however will still be available.
Due to a last minute technical question that came to our attention, the upgrade to the Voyager server has been postponed. No date for the upgrade of the operating system has been set.
The Voyager integrated library system will be off-line on Thursday, December 20 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in order to upgrade the server’s operating system. The systems affected will include:
- The Online Catalog
We anticipate that the system will be down for only about four hours, but the entire day has been reserved as a maintenance window.
Looking for criticism on a specific author? Try searching the author’s name as the Subject (last name, first) in the Library’s Online Catalog. This will lead you to critical essays, biographies and other information about the author.
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In the beginning was the note card. Three inches by five inches, white with fine blue lines, the note card was ideal for writing down information from print indexes and card catalogs. People even wrote, well notes, on note cards. These were things such as short quotes, references, pages numbers, subject headings, and so forth.
Then came the photocopier and students copied articles and annotated the aforementioned copies. Then came the online catalog and databases. People printed out references. Then came e-mail and students e-mailed the articles to themselves. The online catalog could e-mail citations too, but students rarely e-mail citations. Why not? Because desktop computers and laptops are not note cards. Computers–even laptops are bulky compared to note cards. E-mailing citations means printing citations.
Now there is something as small as a note card that will collect citations for you. The Ethel K. Smith Library’s online catalog will now send SMS messages to your cell phone. Just look up a book and click on the title for details. On the right you will see a box that says Actions. Near the bottom of the box you will see the link that says “Text Me this Book Location.” When you click on it you will go to a new page. Select your mobile provider and supply your phone number. You can even add a brief message. This can be useful because even though most books are in the Main Stacks, a few are not, and you may wish to note as much. Click submit, a confirmation page will come up and a few seconds later, so will your text message, complete with call number and title.
While we are on the subject of enhancements for mobile devices, you may have noticed that the online catalog, the library blog, and LibGuides all have mobile interfaces, and yet to get to any of them, you had to go through a homepage designed for the desktop. So you spend a lot a time waiting for the homepage to load and then have to do a lot of zooming and scrolling around to find anything. Well, the library’s homepage has finally caught up with the other library services. If you point your mobile device, whether it is a cell phone, smart phone, or pad, you will come to the library’s mobile-enhanced site. You can even search our local periodical holdings or submit an InterLibrary Loan from your mobile device.
This is just the beginning, however. In the coming months expect the library to continue to find new ways for you to use technology to expand the possibilities for research and discovery.
For many years the Library has published a listing of its most recently acquired books, DVD’s and videos. At one time this was exclusively through the library’s web-site, then from the Recent Acquisitions tab in the online catalog. Of late we have also published a list of recent titles on EKS Libris.
Now a list of the most recent additions to the collection of the Ethel K. Smith Library can be delivered to you every day. Simply plug the following URL into your favorite RSS reader: http://eksplorer.wingate.edu/vwebv/new_books_feed.cgi. This URL will allow your RSS feed reader to bring up a list of the latest titles. To see details, simply click the hyperlink and you are instantly connected to the record in the online catalog. Don’t want a daily list but would be happy with a weekly digest? The Recent Acquisitions feed from EKS Libris (http://library.wingate.edu/wordpress/?cat=137&feed=rss2) can be used instead.
You don’t have an RSS feed reader? There are lots of them around. Outlook and Thunderbird both have the ability to read RSS feeds. Perhaps the most useful reader, is the Google Reader. Just plug the Google Reader gadget into your myStart or iGoogle portal page and you can take your list of new books (and any other feed you wish to add) anywhere you go. For more on the Google Reader, go to Google’s Gadget page.
Tags: Online Catalog