After a hectic fall term, faculty and staff at the Leddy Library wish all the very best for the holiday season and for 2007! The library has had extended hours for students during the exam period but will be moving to reduced hours effective Wednesday, Dec. 20. The library is closed from Saturday, Dec. 23-Tuesday, Jan. 2nd and reopens on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, 2007. Click here for a complete listing of hours.
Archive for 2006
Orlando provides entries on authors’ lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, internal links and bibliographies. Search by name, occupation, genre, place, or a combination of these methods. Create timelines for any subject and period. Interacting with these materials creates a dynamic inquiry from any number of perspectives into centuries of women’s writing.
The trial is available on campus only.
The trial ends January 2nd, 2007.
Access Cambridge’s Orlando.
Updated Library hours, including extended hours for the December exam period, have been posted here: Library Hours.
Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Maskell, Associate University Librarian for winning the 2006 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in library and information science area. Well over 100 entries were received with prizes awarded in twelve subject areas and the quality of the submissions were exceptionally high. Dr. Maskell’s dissertation was titled, “Consortia activity in academic libraries: anti-competitive or in the public good.” Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson was the Chief Advisor, and Dr. Roma Harris and University
Librarian Joyce Garnett were Advisory Committee members. A complete list of winners is available here.
Due to an upgrade of power capacity and an installation of new backup generators, several Ebsco databases will be unavailable on Sunday, Nov. 19th. This upgrade is scheduled to cause estimated unavailability from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During this time, functions from the “GetIt” button that lead to full-text articles from Ebsco databases will be inaccurate and so we suggest that you try to get those articles after the scheduled downtime. This downtime affects those databases to which we currently subscribe and those for which we are conducting a trial.
Databases affected are:
- Ageline (trial)
- AltHealthWatch (trial)
- ATLA Religion Databases with ATLA Serials fulltext
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
- Business Source Complete (trial)
- Business Source Premier
- Child Development and Adolescent Studies (trial)
- Communications and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
- GLBT with fulltext
- Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
- Mental Measurements Yearbook
- Music Index
- Regional Business News
- Sport Discus
OCUL (Ontario Council of University Libraries) has a trial to the CEL databases. Collections include: Canadian Publishers Collection (expected to include over 2,000 titles at the end of the first year of operation with a focus on front-list titles from participating publishers, supplemented with over 60,000 titles from major publishers in the U.K. and the U.S.); Public Documents Collection (french and english language materials in the public domain, favouring materials with lasting reference with a focus on those published post 2003 and includes research papers, reports, policy studies, working papers and speeches); the Canadian Health Research Collection (collection of monograph publications from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university research centres); and the Canadian Public Policy Collection (collection of monograph publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups).
Username is gibson and the password is ZTE62Yuo (both are case sensitive).
Individual databases can be selected from the drop down menu in the upper right window.
The trial is available on campus only.
First time users will be asked to download the ebrary reader.
Access GLC: Canadian Electronic Library.
Library gurus gathered at the Hilton yesterday (November 15th) to discuss the Future of the Integrated Library System, or ILS. Loosely defined, an ILS is a group of automated library subsystems working together (using the same overall software) to control such activities as circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions and serial control. The implications of new developments in integrated library systems affect the core of a library’s services, and this is why initiating a discussion on these developments is critical.
Art Rhyno, Head, Leddy Systems Department
Peter Murray, Assistant Director, Multimedia Systems, The Ohio Library and Information Network(OhioLINK)
Brad LaJeunesse, Linux Systems Administrator; Mike Rylander, Development Consultant; Julie Walker, Program Director from Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES) and David Singleton, Deputy State Librarian for Georgia
Alan Darnell, Project Manager for the Scholarly Information Resources Project, a program of the Ontario Scholars Portal
For more information visit the Symposium’s blog: http://infoservices.uwindsor.ca/ils/
Ageline provides bibliographic coverage of social gerontology–the study of aging in social, psychological, health-related, and economic contexts. The delivery of health care for the older population and its associated costs and policies is particularly well covered, as are public policy, employment, and consumer issues.
Literature covered is of interest to researchers, health professionals, service planners, policymakers, employers, older adults, and their families and consumer advocates.
This trial is available on campus only.
This trial ends February 8th, 2007. If prompted for a username and password, the username is uwin and the password is uwin238.