Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Copy: Staff and Departments

Here's Megan's copy for Library Departments:
http://www.ulm.edu/~niemla/LIBRARY DEPARTMENTS.docx

And here's the html version I made from it:

I changed it a bit to work in html. There's a list by Dept. and another by name. The name list is short enough that it mostly fits into a normal window, so it doesn't need alphabetical links. The list by name was derived from the ULM Email Search, so if anything is wrong on that it will be wrong on this list (for instance, William had no phone or room, but I fixed that). All depts. that have pages should be linked in future, also.

Doc = please no

If your web page copy contains anything besides text (images, tables, etc.) please don't use MS Word, or else it has to be re-done to have the right code in html. Text is easy to clean up, but tables are not.

Well, you know how I get about Microsoft...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Copy: KC's Alumni + visitor info

I got these much earlier today, truth be told:


Guide to the Library on the website?

Ok, I'm probably revealing my ignorance (again--nothing new in this), but is there any place on the current (or soon-to-be) library website where the contents of the goldenrod "Guide to the Use of the Library" appears?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Some new-ish pages

I finished most of the pages I was supposed to do. Mostly finished, anyway. Please do let me know if there's something that must be changed.


I've sent those all to Mike in a .zip file.

I've also figured out how to put a PHP form into the template. I have some version of that on my site, which can run such script, now:

Why not try Kompozer? And get a new web page?

I did learn something interesting at Dr.Beutner's presentation on Friday. Although I've long been recommending SeaMonkey for html composition, there's another program called Kompozer (which you may have heard of) that works just as well but does not require an installer. It looks and feels just like SeaMonkey's "composer." (SeaMonkey is still a good all-in-one app., though)

Also, if you want to get the files and directions on how to use the new ULM faculty web page template (not required, but very nice), go to the TLRC's site:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Minutes for Nov. 20, 2008

In attendance were:


Most of the pertinent notes were kept in this image during the meeting.
Here's the "key":

-- Green slash = on track
-- Green ? or ! or blue text = coming along but with possible issues
-- Red = needs to be addressed

Not on the image...

-- KC is to make an Alumni-related page
-- KN is to inform reference librarians that we are to compose a list of databases for each dept. they do. They are to send them to KN who will organize them and send them to CH.
-- Capitalization on home page links should be consistent
-- There no known demand for a Faculty Publications page. There is a way to do that with our catalog
-- The process of creating working forms will soon begin

[The collection Policy seems have to be talked about already]

Do let me know if I have forgotten anything.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Copy: Friends of the Library (by CR)

The Friends of the Library
UNiversity of Louisiana at Monroe

A non-profit organization that provides support for the Library at ULM through fundraising and advocacy.

Memberships Available

ULM Student Membership $10
Individual Membership $20
Household Membership (Up to 3 library cards) $30

Contributing Member $50
Sustaining Member $100
Life Member $1,000
Life Patron Member (payroll deduction is available) $10,000

Membership offers book checkout priviledges and BellTower Books Discounts

Interested in Belltower Books?

This resale book area is located on the fourth floor of the Library. Volunteers are always needed.

Also available through Belltower Books -

Library Note Cards, boxed notecard sets of pen and ink renderings of the ULM Library

A Bibliography of Louisiana Parish History, compiled by Dr. H. Glenn Jordan and published by the Friends of the Library.

Interested in other ways to help?

Library Memorials are a lasting way to remember or honor a special friend or loved one.
Individualized bookplates and acknowledgements sent for donations made in amounts of $50 or more.

The Library Endowment Fund is an investment in the Library's future.

The Friends Wish List provides opportunities to help by donating time, services and financial support for a variety of Library needs.

Please call (318) 342-1050 for more information.

Copy: Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Even if you're not in the Monroe area, you still have access to many of the same library services as on-campus students.

Databases (journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles)
Many of the sources in our databases are available online in full text. To log in to the databases from off-campus, simply enter your username (CWID) and PIN (birthdate in MMYY format) when prompted.

Ebrary is a collection of full-text e-books which you can access by following the same login instructions as for the databases above. Create a "bookshelf" (Ebrary account) to save books and easily find them again later.

Government Publications
Many Government Publications are now available online for free. Follow the directions here to search for them in the Library catalog. There's also a wealth of information on the main Government Publications page.

Reference help
If you need help searching the databases or Ebrary, you can give us a call at the Reference desk at 318-342-1071 or email us at reference@ulm.edu. The desk is staffed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Faculty Publications?

I was looking at the Library plan today, and noticed that in the "goals" there's something about finding a way to promote faculty publications online:


Uh-oh... I don't recall having talked about this before. I reckon we will at the next meeting. Any thoughts now?

Monday, November 3, 2008

ULM logos

FYI: The official ULM logos and other such things can be found here: