#AskAnArchivist Day – Oct 30th

Hello -

The Society of American Archivists have announced that this Thursday, October 30th, is “Ask An Archivist Day“.  In order to celebrate, Colgate University Libraries’ Twitter account will be [wo]manned by our resident archivists in order to answer your questions about our Special Collections and University Archives.

Our archivists will be waiting for YOUR questions. Tag us at @ColgateULibs and use #AskAnArchivist.  We look forward to your questions!


West Elevator access restored 10/23

The West elevator is now functioning.

–Please be advised that both Case Library elevators are currently inoperable. Repair technicians have arrived to assess the situation. We will update the campus community as we have more information.

– Repairs required parts that will not be available until Thursday, 10/23.

After hours access to Flex Room and Cafe restored – 10/21/14

The mechanical systems which required closing the after hours access have been repaired and the Flex Room and Cafe will be available for use when Case -Geyer is closed beginning tonight.

We thank you for your patience.

Updated: After hours access to the Flex Room and Cafe

Repairs to the mechanical systems were not completed on Monday, October 20th.  Patrons cannot remain in the building after Case-Geyer closes so after hours access to the Flex Room and Cafe will not available after 4:00 a.m.  We will reopen Tuesday, October 21st, at 8:00 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this creates.

Case Geyer Library Elevator repairs – Monday – October 13th

On Monday and Tuesday, October 13-14,  between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., repairs will be performed on the east elevator in Case-Geyer which has been out of service.  These repairs are expected to be extremely noisy as the hydraulic shaft is repaired. Patrons are encouraged to consider using the Cooley Science Library in McGregory Hall.  Work will continue throughout the rest of the week to complete the repairs but should not create significant noise.

Exlibris maintenance – Monday, October 13th

Monday morning, October 13th, ITS will be performing required server maintenance on the Exlibris web server which may intermittently disrupt library web services.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may create and are working to complete the maintenance as quickly as possible.

New books, reference, and video lists for August

The new acquisition lists are updated monthly and have featured a list of all the newly cataloged acquisitions including books, ebooks, CD’s, videos, and other material.  These lists are organized by the by Classification Number or first Subject Heading.

The new video lists are a subset of the new titles created as a separate list to make them easier to browse and a summary of the video is included.

The New Reference Books (print and digital)  is a monthly report of the print and digital reference titles added.

ILLiad Password Reset not functioning – Resolved

This issue has been resolved.

At present the ILLiad password reset feature (“Forgot Password?”) is not functioning.

We are working with the vendor to resolve this issue.

If you need to reset your password, please contact the ILL Borrowing Coordinator at 315-228-7597

R.I.P. Christopher Hogwood

Got the news this morning: Christopher Hogwood, champion of performing early music in a historically informed manner, died Wednesday. Co-founder of the Early Music Society and founder of the Academy of Ancient Music, his recordings are numerous and known for the research that went into preparing and interpreting the score.

Read more about Hogwood, find his recordings and writings, and more about performance practice by searching Oxford Music Online, RILM, and our catalog.

Social Media and the Colgate ACC Protest

If you want to follow the Colgate ACC Protest on social media, their Twitter account is @colgateacc , and the two hashtags being used are #CanYouHearUsNow and #SoThisIsColgate .

Other social media outlets being used are: