Thursday, February 16, 2006


Please track service calls for the public photocopiers on the problem reporting sheet that we keep next to the reference desk printer.

This will help CUL evaluate the copier service.

E-journal gaps

Many people have noticed that some key e-journals disappeared from CLIO and from the lists on LWEB this week. The reason was an erroneous file of delete transactions received from SerialsSolutions. We are in the process of re-loading those records, so access via CLIO and LWEB should be restored by tomorrow. We're still investigating the reason for the errors.

Most of the deleted journals are from the Scitation package, and include titles from AIP, ASME, and IEE. -- Bob [Wolven]

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

207 key

The key to room 207 is missing! If you have any idea where it might be, please let me know.

Students: While the key is unavailable, we'll try to remember to keep some extra paper for the printer at the reference desk. If there isn't any at the desk, try the staff room.

Friday, February 03, 2006

E-Resources News: DigitalCommons@Columbia

A Columbia-specific interface to ProQuest Digital Dissertations, with full-text access to over 5,000 Columbia theses & dissertations. Includes a unique feature: theses & dissertations be browsed by Department or School.

DigitalCommons@Columbia is a pilot project for building a Columbia University institutional repository and is a service of Columbia University Libraries. At present, DigitalCommons@Columbia content is limited to theses & dissertations.

Learn more:

ERC: Cathy Thomas

Tristram Not Tristam

Thursday, February 02, 2006

scanned ereserves

The "shopping period" of unrestricted access to scanned e-reserves has now passed. Access control files have been generated that will restrict access to scanned e-reserves to the following people:
Invariably some students who have been referring to scanned e-reserves will suddenly find themselves locked out. The following options are available for those not registered or not recognized as being registered for a class:

consult the printed copy in the library (when available)
If a reader feels he or she is being denied access in error please refer them to the problem report form in the Request-it section of Libraryweb.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

GAIM on ref desk computer

I just installed GAIM (an open source instant messaging product that provides access to AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, SILC, Yahoo, and other IM services) on the ref desk machine. There's an icon on the desktop.

Double click the icon.
Click Accounts.
Click Add.
Under screen name put your AOL IM address, e.g. BarnardLibBertha.
If you remember you password, put it under Password.
I clicked "Remember Password" but not Auto-login.

Let me know if you need any help.

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