Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Ikon's webpage is being updated.

Hi everybody!

FYI. A student just came up to ask me about printing from their personal computer.  I directed them to Ikon's website for instructions.  HOWEVER, it seems Ikon's webpage is undergoing maintenance today so a lot of links are not working (including the link to instructions for downloading drivers).  I called Ikon and they said that we could send students down to their little corner of the library for help during these troubling times.  They estimated that the website would be back up and running as good as new by tomorrow... We'll see.

EDIT: In addition to contacting Ikon by phone, a Ikon employee stopped by the desk and said if we had any issues we could also contact a manager-type at this e-mail address: norman.gibson@ricoh-usa.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The DART machine in Core 3...

...is down. There's a note on it indicating that a service call was made on July 26. If anyone knows anything about it, please comment, but I'll get in touch with IKON.

The Study in B110

Debbie got the scoop regarding what's going on in B110 with The Study. Thanks, Debbie! Apparently it's not going to be a drop-in clinic -- see Associate Director Jim Breslin's note:

"I'm currently the AE contact for the library and wanted to make sure you had a response to your question.  We're going to be providing APP workshops, Study Smarter Seminars, GRE Prep Courses, and ACT Prep Courses in B110 this fall.  All of these services require students to register in advance, which they can do via our website: www.uky.edu/AE.  I hope this info is helpful for the tours!  Please let me know if you need anything else."

Also, a class schedule for B110 is available on Outlook:
Public Folders->All Public Folders->Academic Enhancement->WTY B110 Schedule

Blackboard Issues

Hello all,

Some of us have had questions regarding how the current reorganization among campus Blackboard staff affects Bb tech support. Miranda suggests that if you have problems or questions regarding Bb, send an e-mail to Brett McDaniel and Sarah Asher, and copy in the IT help desk.

Brett -- brett.mcdaniel@uky.edu
Sarah -- sarah.asher@uky.edu
IT Help Desk -- helpdesk@uky.edu

You can also check the Bb Wiki at http://wiki.uky.edu/blackboard/Wiki%20Pages/Home.aspx.

Friday, August 19, 2011

InfoKat, WorldCat Local, and Ebooks

Here's an InfoKat/WCL update from Sarah (thanks, Sarah!):

I talked to Rob this morning seeking clarification regarding how long InfoKat will be around and certain problems I’ve encountered while searching the new UK Libraries Local site and here’s what I now know:

InfoKAT is not going away.  The library will be running both InfoKat and the new WorldCat Local/University of Kentucky Local catalogs simultaneously for the foreseeable future.

However, there are some “glitches” to be aware of :  some e-book links that work in InfoKat do not work in WCL/UKL -- the Gale Virtual Reference Library items are the ones I discovered as I was updating my LibGuide pages.  There also appears to be a problem with the Knovel e-books. 

Judy Sackett recently sent an email soliciting volunteers for the new World Cat Local working group and it’s been suggested that when we discover something that doesn’t work correctly in WCL, to keep documentation and send it along to the committee once it convenes.

As other problems or glitches are discovered, please post.  It may help to curb the confusion.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cool New UK Libraries Video!

"A Library Note" featuring LibGuides, produced and Directed by Brandon Daniels, script by Sue Smith and Kathryne Lefevre and starring Engineering GA – Rachel Staub!

Check it out!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekly Update - August 12, 2011

Hello everyone –

Reminder – Young Library will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, August 13, for plumbing repairs.

Faculty Retreat
Thanks to those of you who covered the fort during yesterday’s faculty retreat. For those of you who weren’t there, Faculty Council will be posting presentations and notes from the meetings and sessions on Sharepoint soon.

We will be having the annual Hubbub on Monday, August 22, from 4-6 pm. I’ll be sending out a last call for volunteers on Monday, but please let me know ASAP if you can help out. We’re looking for people to help during the event, but also to help decorate starting at 1:00 the day of the event.  Thanks!
Upcoming Events
·         August 16         Residence Life Resource Fair
·         August 17         New Graduate Student Orientation
·         August 22         Hubbub
·         August 24         First Day of Fall Semester

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And This Is The Last We Want to Hear About It

From Judy Sackett:

First, the good news: none of the insect specimens that have been reported and inspected by the pest control people since the first incident have turned out to be bedbugs.

UK Physical Plant Division and the contracted pest control company are working together to develop a protocol for dealing with bedbug reports, bedbugs, etc. In the meantime, if a suspected bedbug is seen or reported, please first try to put it into an envelope or a container it can't escape from, if it is still alive. Note the location and send both Terri Brown and me an email describing the event; deliver the critter/s to one of us. We will contact PPD, and they will contact OPC Pest Control.

If applicable, cover the chair or desk area to discourage others from sitting in the location until it can be inspected. 

I have flyers from OPC that were handed out at the information session last Thursday. Please contact me if you'd like one/some, or if you have questions about this procedure. Thank you.

Judy Sackett
Email:    jsackett@email.uky.edu

E-Resources Problems?

From Stephanie Aken:

Do we have a list-serv for you!  To ask or forward questions, or to report a problem about electronic books, journals, or database access (not searching questions/instruction), please use LIB-ER@LSV.UKY.EDU.  This should improve response time, especially when I am away from my desk or out of the office.  You may hear from Esta Day, Josh Harris, or David Powell (or me). 

Changes to NYT Access

From Stephanie Aken:

The current edition of the New York Times is no longer available through Newsbank apparently.  I have added a note to SFX and Rob has added one to the link in the Electronic Resources list.

Response from Heath Martin:

Please note that we continue to have the following electronic full-text access options for the New York Times:

Electronic full text from
Available from 1985

Electronic full text from
Available from 1857 until 2006

Electronic full text from
Available from 1980

WorldCat Identities

 Just found out from Barb Hale that WorldCat Identities is now in beta. It has a summary information page for every name (30 million or so) in WorldCat.

Check it out at http://worldcat.org/identities/.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Student Employee in Reference - Patricia Hartman

Patricia Hartman is the new Kentucky Small Business Development Center Outreach student worker replacing Bridget Farrell, who will become a Reference Graduate Assistant this Fall semester. Patricia will be supervised by Peter Hesseldenz and be stationed in the desk next to him, formerly occupied by Bridget. Patricia has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Florida and a Master's degree in Forestry from UK, for which she wrote a thesis entitled "Habitat Selection of the Cerulean Warbler in Eastern Kentucky." She began work on her Library Science degree this summer. In addition to her student position here, she is also currently working at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.