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.
The ability to export directly to Refworks from Jstor has been restored.
Books on the Ebook Library (EBL) platform are not accessible due to a technical problem. This includes many titles in the ConnectNY ebook collection and a few titles which are on e-reserve. We have contacted the vendor and will post an update as we get further information.
Service has been restored – 11/10/2015 8 am
This evening at 4:30 in the Persson Hall auditorium, the history department presents the Douglas K. Reading Lecture by Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University. His talk: “The Ukrainian Famine as World History.” After you’ve attended the talk, read more about it. Check out the U.S. government investigation of and report on the Ukraine Famine. It’s this month’s “blast from the past” display on the new government documents shelves (level 3, Case Library), and includes 3 volumes of oral history. There’s more in the collection, search Famines–Ukraine for more government documents, books, and videos .
Halloween is upon us, as is the annual loss of Daylight Savings Time – an extra hour of sleep!. Dating back thousands of years, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities, such as costumes, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. Take a look at”Halloween by the numbers” brought to you by the U.S. Census Bureau. Did you know that 50,900 acres of pumpkins were harvested in the U.S. in 2013, with a total estimated production value of $149.9 million? New York state ranked 5th in pumpkin production. All this and more at the Census Bureau website
Jstor is migrating to a new platform (most changes will not be evident to users) this fall and one function which has not been implement is the direct export of citations to Refworks.
Users who need to export Jstor citations to Refworks have to use a new process.
Select the articles then the Export Selected Citations button. Select Export a RIS File. ( the file will likely be citations.ris)
- In the upper left corner, select References then Import
- Select import Filter – RIS Format
- Select Database : RIS Format
- Select Text File: Select Choose File
- Browse to your RIS file which you downloaded and open it
- Select the import button in the lower right and your citations should be imported.
We have been in contact with Jstor and encouraged them to restore the direct import functionality as soon as possible. If you find you need assistance, please contact us at Ask A Librarian.
The Taylor and Francis online journal site does not appear to be responding this morning. We have contacted the publisher and will update the blog when service is restored. 10/21/2015 – 11:30 am.
Access appears to have been restored this afternoon to the Taylor and Francis content. 10/21/2015 – 3:30 pm.
Jason Petrulis (Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Colgate Bicentennial Research Fellow) spoke on “Teaching Colgate’s History: Or, the Thrilling Tale of the Digital, Cartographic, Museological, Archival, and Ornithological Investigations of History 312: ‘The History of Colgate,’ including a Brief Discourse on the Manicule.”
See his talk at https://youtu.be/LUggLWPFl5A
Journals available on Jstor are not currently available due to an authentication problem at the provider’s site which is affecting most of their customers. We have reported the issue to Jstor and will update the blog as soon as we have an update.
Service restored 3:00 p.m. 10/13/15
Access problems continue – Jstor issued an update indicating they are continuing to have authentication problems and are working on resolving the issues. 8:30 a.m. 10/14/15
Jstor reports –
At this point, most users should be able to search, browse, and access most journal articles and primary sources on www.jstor.org. Access to books as well as journal content published in the most recent few years may be intermittent.
We will continue to provide updates as we have them through email, social media channels, and on this webpage: http://about.jstor.org/jstor-help-support/jstor-updates.
3:00 p.m. – 10/14/15
Jstor reports that service has been restored. 8:00 a.m. 10/16/15