Bibliography of Asian Studies moves to the Ebscohost platform

The Bibliography of Asian Studies has moved from its proprietary platform to the Ebscohost platform providing improved searching and linking to available full text journals.  Coverage continues to be from 1971-present.

LASR request issue resolved

6/20/16
The respective vendors have resolved all issues.

Earlier this week the University Libraries transitioned our library catalog from a local server to “the cloud.”

Unfortunately, an unanticipated problem occurred and our catalog is not communicating with our Library Automated Storage and Retrieval system. This means that patrons cannot request items from LASR.

However, these items are still retrievable. Please contact a member of the circulation staff and we can manually retrieve the items you need from LASR.  Please understand that this process is not automated and does take longer.

We are working with the two vendors to resolve this problem as rapidly as possible.

Catalog Maintenance: June 7

The Libraries’ catalog will be down for maintenance starting at 11 a.m on June 7.  We anticipate the work will take 2 to 4 hours, but unexpected delays may occur.  During this time, users may still check out books from the collection, but LASR requests cannot be processed.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Shakespeare Event 4/20 1-6p in Case-Geyer 560

Shakespeare 400: a Colgate Shakesperience
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 from 1-6p
in Case-Geyer Room 560

This Wednesday, April 20th, from 1-6p, Colgate University Special Collections & University Archives will host Shakespeare 400: a Colgate Shakesperience which will feature rare Colgate-owned Shakespeare materials, including the first and third folios as well as the only known image of Shakespeare’s wife.  There will also be student performances at 3pm and a faculty panel featuring Professors Cerasano and Maurer at 4:15pm.  Refreshments will be served!

For more information, please contact Rachel Lavenda, our Special Collections Librarian, at rlavenda@colgate.edu.

 

Maintenance to ebook platforms April 7, 5-7 p.m.

There will be maintenance to several of the ebook platforms – ebrary and EBL – tonight from 5-7 pm.   The vendor apologizes for the inconvenience.

Critical Maintenance on Select Proquest Humanities Databases Saturday April 2nd

On Saturday April 2, 2016, ProQuest will be performing maintenance that will affect access to resources on the Chadwyck-Healey platform. The window is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM EST and will last for eight (8) hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

Database access tonight – March 11th – midnight to 4 am

One of our providers, Lunarpages , as a maintenance window beginning at midnight tonight for up to four hours. This provider hosts the databases A-Z list so databases will not be available from midnight to four tonight. We apologize for any inconvenience.

New books, reference, and video lists for February

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.

Transaction problems in ILLiad

OCLC has identified system issues processing transactions in the ILLiad interlibrary loan platform. This is a system-wide event and is affecting users beyond Colgate. They are investigating the issues and will continue to update us.

We have had a very small number of errors reported locally. If you encounter any difficulty with ILLiad, please e-mail or call Ann Ackerson so that we can resolve your request.

New books, reference, and video lists for January

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.

Note: there are significant numbers of new ebooks added during January so the lists are much longer than normal.

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.