Monday, January 30, 2006

E-Resources News: Roper Center Catalog of Holdings

The Catalog of Holdings lists all surveys archived at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. These surveys can be samples of national adult, state, foreign, and special subpopulations. The Catalog provides a searchable description and unique archive identification number for each. Along with such basic information as survey organization, interview dates, and type of sample, most catalog entries include abstracts indicating the subjects covered by the questions in the survey. Studies identified with the "Roper Express" logo can be downloaded directly by a user. To request studies that are not part of the "Roper Express" program, contact

Learn more:

ERC: Jerry Breeze

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Scanning in PMRR

The Butler Periodicals & Microforms Reading Room (PMRR) now offers patrons the option of scanning microfilm or fiche to a CD or USB flash drive. Default scan creates TIFF files at 200 dpi. Two of PMRR's microform reader/printers now have this capability.

Bill Austin
Head, Collection Management Department
401D Butler Library, Columbia University

"Who We Are" Session on Monday 1/30 at noon

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to attend the first of our divisional presentations, "Who We Are and What's New," presented by Area Studies on Monday, January 30, in Butler 203 from noon - 1pm. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about what is new in other departments, for new employees to see the wide range of projects and specialities of each division, and to allow each division to practice presenting.

Support staff members have asked for informational opportunities like this to learn more about the various divisions. Colleagues who are in library school have asked for opportunities like this to see career options within Libraries and Information Services. Also, new employees will experience all of Information Services in their first year.

Below is the list of those divisions who are already scheduled to present this year. Please mark your calendars for these sessions from noon - 1pm in Butler 203:
Thank you for supporting this exciting new information-sharing event!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,
Lisa Starr

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Acting Networked Electronic Resources Librarian

I am pleased to announce that effective, today, January 25, 2006, Mark Wilson will be serving as the Acting Networked Electronic Resources Librarian. Mark will be serving in this capacity while we conduct a search for a new Networked Electronic Resources Librarian.

Mark will be residing in the North East corner of Butler 101. His new telephone number is 212-854-5024. Mark has been added to all of the appropriate aliases so please continue to send information to Problems should be reported via the appropriate problem report forms. New NER order forms should be sent to him as well.

As many of you know, Katie Brady has relocated to a similar position at the University of Pennsylvania.

Once again, I am delighted that Mark has agreed to this assignment and my sincerest thanks to Bibliographic Control for making this possible.

Joyce G. McDonough telephone: 212-854-4764
Director, Technical Support & Acquisitions

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


from Breck Witte:

We have rerouted CLIO OPAC sessions to an alternate web server and performance appears to be back to normal. While we work to resolve the problems we were experiencing please be advised that the best way to connect to CLIO is via the resolver URL:

This URL will always reference the current web servers, while direct connections to are likely to be less reliable when we are experiencing server problems.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Income Tax Forms Not

(Excerpted from a post by Jerry Breeze about Lehman; I assume this goes for us, too.)

The Internal Revenue Service has terminated its BPOL (Bank, Post Office, and Library) Program and will no longer provide us with the bulk forms.

As a result, there will not be tax forms library this year. Please send any request for tax forms to the appropriate IRS or NYS Taxation site, or to the USGD web page, "Income Tax Forms and Resources."

E-Resources News: International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance

Covers current scholarship in theatre and dance, including all of the
content available in International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance as well
as full text for over 100 journal titles, including Canadian Theatre
Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of
Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama
Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review,
Theater, and many more.

Learn more:

ERC: Nancy Friedland

Access: IP authenticated

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Xrefer demo: 26 January 2006, Butler 523, 1-2

Good morning,

A rep. from xrefer will be coming on the 26th to demo. the product (we have
a trial up at the moment). If you are not able to come and have questions
you'd like me to put to the rep., please let me know. He says he'll cover:


Lunch 'n Learn Sessions

Dear Colleagues,

Two new Lunch 'n Learn Sessions are being offered to all interested employees in Information Services, with supervisor approval. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend!

Feel free to bring your lunch or beverages!

1. Lunch 'n Learn: Non-Verbal Communication - What messages are we sending?
Friday, February 10, 2006
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Butler 523

2. Lunch 'n Learn: MAPP Meetings: Manage, Agendas, Presenting & Participating in Meetings
Friday, March 24, 2006
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Butler 523

Reminder: Seats remain open for the Lunch 'n Learn on Time Management on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Butler 523.

Thank you for your participation!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Lisa Starr
Manager, Training & Staff Development

Monday, January 09, 2006

AT Help Desk

Please note that from Tuesday, January 10th, through Thursday, January 12th, Help Desk staff will be involved in an intensive training session with our student employees. During these 3 days, the Help Desk (x4-7172) will have minimal coverage for "over the phone" support and limited onsite assistance.

If you have a serious computer problem while we are running the training program, please send an email to Staff members will check this account frequently during the day.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Andrew Blaner
Associate Director for Technical Support Services

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