Tuesday, May 24, 2005

82s & 84s

Lois and I are back to our summer weeding projects, so you'll notice that things may look a little funny in the Dewey stacks. Books shelved spine down are slated for W/D, and the rest will be reclassed. If you can't find a Dewey title at all, there's a chance it's on a truck in one of our offices. Otherwise it's in tech services or possibly MIA. You can always encourage the patron to fill out a Book Search form.

Friday, May 20, 2005

access problems: Ingenta titles

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing problems with some of our links to ejournals hosted by Ingenta. Specifically, approximately 300 of them don't work. We're working with Ingenta and Serials Solutions to get things fixed as soon as possible.

The problem only affects links from CLIO and the ejournal listings. If you get a message that "no publications found " when you click on an Ingenta link please try navigating to the journal via the Ingenta homepage.

Thanks for your patience; ask if you have any questions.


Katie Brady
Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
tel: 212.854.5024 | fax: 212-854-5167

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

TI-83 Calculator

Some left a calculator in the library on Sunday night. Maria (reference student worker) stashed it behind the business cards at the ref desk.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Changes in Catalog of US Govt Publications

The Government Printing Office is implementing a new
Integrated Library System, which will signifcantly improve
the services offered by GPO. One of the first changes
visible to the public will be in the Catalog of U.S.
Government Publications (CGP). On May 13 the CGP will be
frozen. From May 16 to June 1, GPO will suspend all
cataloging activity on OCLC. June 1-June 10 the ILS will
undergo testing, and on June 13 GPO expects to open the CGP
for use by the public once again.

Features of the new online catalog include:

* Broader coverage with records dating from July 1976 with
daily updates.

* Logical subsets of records that can be searched
- Online publications/ "New Electronic Titles".
- Serials/Periodicals.

* MetaLib for federated searching of other catalogs and

More information is available at:

Jerry Breeze
Government Information Librarian
Lehman Library

Friday, May 06, 2005

University Senate Opposes Resolution to Return ROTC to Columbia

After a lengthy debate, the Columbia University Senate voted today
against a resolution to establish a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
program at Columbia. Due to the substantive nature of the resolution, a
record vote involving a written and signed ballot was taken, resulting in
54 votes opposed to the resolution, 11 in favor, and 4 abstentions.

For more information about the Columbia University Senate's activities,
please see http://www.columbia.edu/cu/senate/.

printer default

The printer default is now be the bubble jet--as long as you are using the reference desk computer, and not your own (via VNC or remote desktop).

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