Attention ALL Millennium Users!! The SIERRA preview has commenced! We now have available to us access to the new SIERRA software in PREVIEW mode – no writing to the database. Debbie has been creating/reviewing logins and permissions and will visit … Continue reading → Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2013
We are planning changes in the search tabs found on the library’s home page and each of the branch libraries’ home pages. The journals tab will be going away, and some day the Addison tab will disappear as well. Once Serials Solutions database management system is improved, we could lose the Databases tab as well.
So how are these tabs actually used? As expected, as you move right across the tabs, usage drops. And, as previously mentioned, a great deal of use in each tab is “incorrect”: people don’t search what the tab is designed for, resulting in poor or nonexistent results.
Our architects will be on campus this Friday to host a session related to AV needs. This includes components like digital signage, digital exhibits & displays, as well as touchscreen kiosks, reservation systems, and other possibilities. I recently visited NCSU’s … Continue reading → Continue reading
The University Libraries is embarking upon a new endeavor to address concerns of project management, communication and collaboration among staff, groups, committees, hubs, teams, units, departments and work tasks and projects. There are many solutions to address our needs. Our … Continue reading → Continue reading
Back in the early days of the blog, we profiled the oldest food-related publication in our collection, the short selection of a larger publication with the lengthy title, A pocket-companion, containing things necessary to be known by all that values their health and happiness : being a plain way of nature’s own prescribing, to cure […] Continue reading
We can learn a lot about how students use our online resources through Google Analytics. While not as precise as an observation group, nevertheless, we can see trends, common approaches to tasks, and typical workflows followed. Continue reading
Here are the plans for the first floor of Newman Library. The furniture is simply to indicate what is possible– we have not selected anything yet. There are two major pieces: The first is reshaping the multipurpose / presentation room. … Continue reading → Continue reading
The Journals search tab will disappear after May 31, 2013. Several factors went into the decision to remove it. Continue reading
There are several ways to increase views of web pages, including linking from social networking sites. We use the AddThis service to enable easy sharing of pages (to Facebook, Twitter, email, and many more). The link/button automatically appear on Arti… Continue reading
This week’s post may not answer the question of which came first, but it does have a great day to say about quality chickens, eggs, and other poultry–not to mention meats, salads, and pastries. The title of this publication, in full, is John Hill’s Book: The Culinary Art as Applied to Catering, Including an Abridged List […] Continue reading