Saturday, March 24, 2012
Visit the front desk if you need to print and/or make room reservations as these services will also be affected by the Internet outage.
Thanks for your patience!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Dykes Library has debuted a new online reservation system for study rooms called Book It! Find the Book It! icon on the homepage, log-in using your username and password, and reserve a study room* without the assistance of front desk staff. Study rooms will also be self-service - doors will remain unlocked and staff will not be checking out keys anymore! If a room is empty, you may "walk in" to use it and reserve it on the spot until the next student who has reserved it (if any) shows up.
Please feel free to send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the front desk to let us know how the system works for you.
*Regular study room policies apply
Thursday, March 8, 2012
- Are there typos or grammatical errors? That's usually a flag.
- Did you check the databases in which the journal claims to appear and find them? If you didn't find them, that's a flag. Example: the journal title claims to be indexed in PubMed but you can't find the journal title in PubMed. Not good.
- Did you find any journal issues in the archive? In the current journal list? If you can't find back issues or if there are only a couple of back issues or maybe just an image of a journal flyer, that's a flag.
- What is the pricing structure? How many journal articles will be accepted during the membership time frame? Is the pricing information clear? Is there a mechanism in place in which you agree or not agree to pay? Be careful.
- Are you prompted to check with your Institution to find out if there is an Institution-paid membership on your behalf? If not, be careful.
- What do you get for the price? Beware of publishers who offer you a certificate of membership suitable for framing and/or a designated title to add to your signature. Example: Publisher boasts that membership includes certificate suitable for framing and permission to add their group member designation behind your signature: I. M. Smart, MD, Member, Association of Predatory Publishers (MAPP)
- A publisher may claim to provide peer review and to list an impressive editorial board. Contact the listed board members to verify.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Some of the more noticeable changes include:
- Export item and collection metadata that conforms to NLM Journal Submission format. See an example of a Kansas Journal of Medicine article at http://archie.kumc.edu/metadata/handle/2271/893/nlm.xml. Find more information about submitting ejournals to PubMed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ejournals.html
- RSS feeds now support iTunes podcast and publishing to iTunesU.
- Create or edit metadata in batches.
- Customize submission workflows.
- Execute routine "curation tasks" across collections.
- Improved Creative Commons licensing support.
- Use controlled vocabularies when submitting items.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The library is currently hiring for a part-time Student Assistant. You must maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to qualify. Work schedule is 8-12 hours each week, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
1. Use citations to locate and retrieve journals/books in the library’s physical collection
2. Scan/photocopy/attach and send articles to other libraries or individuals via electronic transmission.
3. Package books for delivery via UPS or courier
4. Work on special projects and other duties as assigned
If interested, please apply in person at the front desk, or email the hiring manager at email@example.com for the application packet.