Effective today, May 31, 2013, ejournal holdings will no longer display in Addison. To locate specific journal titles and holdings, search Summon or use the Search feature on the Library Home Page. All content (print, ejournals, ebooks, media, etc.) is … Continue reading → Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Cocktails are not strictly American. A look at nearly any cocktail book suggests drinks that originate in any number of places. The idea of the cocktail itself evolved from previous generations of drinks celebrated and consumed around the world. (The long history of cocktails an amazing, wandering, wonderful, convoluted journey that we aren’t going to […] Continue reading
Moderate marketing of our institutional repository kicked off during Open Access Week in October 2012. Also, FDI workshops on the repository were held throughout the year, all helping to increase traffic to the site. But the biggest drivers were key do… Continue reading
To accommodate the increased flow of materials to and from Storage and branch facilities, Storage purchased a “new to us” Sterling Acterra truck. Features include 24-ft storage capacity, an automatic lift gate, a Mercedes engine, and an air horn. Storage … Continue reading → Continue reading
With the weeding and shifting of materials in Newman, more items have been sent to Storage. As a result, space in the facility is at a premium. Only items of “A-size” can be accommodated. Christopher and team are working to … Continue reading → Continue reading
**UPDATE** Due to logistical issues concerning the implementation of CAS, ILL is postponing the use of CAS until mid-summer. Exact date will be released as soon as more information is known. —————————————————————————————————————— In May 2013, the Newman Library and … Continue reading → Continue reading
Does anyone use search engines other than Google? Yes, but not much. Continue reading
It’s fascinating to see long phrases on search keyword reports in Google Analytics. While more basic keywords can give great insights into what patrons want to find on our websites, it doesn’t get clearer than a complete sentence.
We can take these phrases and search both Google in general and our own custom site search to see what pages are returned, then check those pages to see if we answer the question that was asked.
When it comes to educating children about food, materials in our collection take all kinds of approaches: cookbooks, story books, advertisements, activity/resource kits, and even a few toys! This week, our blog features Learning to Cook and Serve Our Meals by Ada R. Polkinghorne. Published in 1946 by the National Dairy Council, this story book follows […] Continue reading
The Alumni Library Portal was re-launched in March 2013 with a new emphasis on scholarly databases (both licensed and open access) to reflect the requests received from alumni.
Alumni Library Portal usage (PDF | 208KB)