New books, reference, and video lists for December

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.

Encore hardware maintenance – Thursday Morning – January 22nd

Encore hardware maintenance is scheduled for  Thursday Morning – January 22nd.  The Encore keyword searching will be unavailable (noted as Keyword search in the menus).  The Classic catalog indexes including Advance Keyword will be available during the service.

LASR Storage and Retrieval System annual maintenance January 21st and 22nd

The LASR storage and retrieval system will receive its annual preventive maintenance on Wednesday,  January 21, and Thursday, January 22. Materials stored in LASR will be unavailable for retrieval while maintenance is being performed. Library staff will retrieve materials when maintenance workers are taking breaks. Normal service will resume Friday, January 23, or earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule.

Please expect delays if you request items from LASR during this time. The following schedule is an approximation based on the anticipated maintenance schedule. Materials will be available:

• After 5:00PM Tuesday, January 20, and before 8:00AM Wednesday, January 21, if retrieval requests are posted by 9:00AM Tuesday, January 21

• After 8:00AM and before 12:00PM (noon) Wednesday, January 21, if retrieval requests are posted by 1:30PM Wednesday, January 21

• After 12:00PM (noon) Wednesday, January 21 and before 8:00AM Thursday, January 22, if retrieval requests are posted by 9:00AM Thursday, January 22

• After 8:00AM and before 12:00PM (noon) Thursday, January 22, if retrieval requests are posted by 1:30PM Thursday, January 22

• After 12:00PM (noonThursday, January 22, and before 8:00AM Friday, January 23, if retrieval requests are posted by 9:00AM Friday, January 23

Encore catalog search outage – Friday – Jan 16th – service restored – 4:24 pm

There will be a short outage for additional maintenance of the Encore server Friday afternoon This will disable the keyword search on the Libaries home page during the maintenance.

The Classic Catalog interface will be available during the outage but do not use the keyword search as it actually searches Encore.

Service restored – Friday afternoon – 4:24 pm

Encore catalog search not available on Wednesday, January 14th, 8-9 am for maintenance – completed

The Encore interface to to the Libraries’ catalog will not be available on Wednesday, January 14th from about 8 – 9 am to perform needed maintenance.

The Classic Catalog interface will be available during the outage but do not use the keyword search as it actually searches Encore.

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Maintenance was completed by 9:00 am.

 

ConnectNY unavailable tonight and tomorrow- January 6-7- due to a software upgrade

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Requesting from ConnectNY will not be available  ​from ​8:00 p.m  on ​
Tuesday, January 6 until​ 6:00 p.m. ​ Wednesday, January 7  for a software upgrade.  The upgrade will add the ability to request items from the NExpress consortia of 7 New England libraries. NExpress is a consortium of libraries in New England: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Middlebury College, Wellesley College, and Williams College

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OCLC service outage – January 3, 2015

There will be a service outage for all OCLC products on January 3rd from 12 a.m. until 3 p.m. for hardware/network updates.

Services which the Libraries provide via OCLC include Worldcat and Interlibrary Loan and both will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

New books, reference, and video lists for November

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.

Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA Detention and Interrogation Program

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) makes available the official and authentic digital and print versions of the Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, together with a forward by Chairman Feinstein and Additional and Minority Views (Senate Report 113-288).

This document comprises the declassified Executive Summary and Findings and Conclusions, including declassified additional and minority views. The full classified report will be maintained by the Committee and has been provided to the Executive Branch for dissemination to all relevant agencies.

The digital version is available on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Colgate will receive the paper copy later.

24:7 at Case-Geyer Starts Sunday, December 7th

Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology will be open continuously 24:7 starting Sunday, December 7th.  This means that when Case-Geyer opens at 10am on Sunday, December 7th, it will remain open until Friday, December 19th, when it closes at 5pm.

Equipment and study space in Case-Geyer are shared resources which need to be routinely maintained and/or cleaned so please note the following: 

  • As has been the case with the late night hours, LASR will shut down at 2:00am and will start up again at 8:00am
  • Seminar rooms will be kept open for general individual seating beginning 6pm each evening. While classes are still in session, there may be evening classes that utilize the seminar rooms.
  • Group studies and seminar rooms will be locked and unavailable from 5:00am to 8:00am for cleaning. Batza Room 560 will be locked, except when reserved.
  • Except for the Hieber Café and Theriot Flex Room 565, no food is allowed; only covered containers for non-alcoholic beverages
  • Please take your possessions with you when you leave so that another student may use the study or computing space
  • As always, please do not leave valuables like mobile devices, wallets, or purses, unattended
  • Turn cell phones to vibrate to avoid disturbing others with ringtones
  • Report any concern to the library staff at the Circulation Desk on level three or the Learning Commons Desk on level five
  • Finally, please note that Case-Geyer will close on Friday, December 19th, at 5pm