Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Exhibit info

I've made a blog post and edited the news info to let everyone know about the special collections event on thurs. Too bad I will be in Baton Rouge.

The Nursing exhibit is gone, but I've left its page (in the past tense) on the site for posterity.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Distance access updates

•For the first time I can ever remmeber, a distance learning student asked for a LALINC card. After Susan went through the process, I added it to the distance learning page so that people can know about it:

•I have also placed additional information on the off-campus access page and the DBs by name page about ARSTOR, RIA Tax Services, and LearningExpress Library, which, like Netlibrary, require users to create accounts on campus. I will add that to the subject pages next.

•I've also changed the ARSTOR link on DBs by name page hoping that that will make off-campus access possible

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Delta access

I've heard that Delta off-campus access is working now, so the off-campus access page now says "Delta Students should enter a Delta Campus ID. " I also removed an erroneous phone number from this page.

Don also said that he will look into getting the wording changed on the off-campus log in pages that ask for SSNs (these ones).

Last night I tried out the off-campus databases. They all worked or didn't work as expected, except for ARTSTOR, which shows a log in screen which times out before it connects. I'm not sure what can be done to correct it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Google Analytics mentioned + delta

I've added a statement disclosing our use of Google Analytics (it's there in the html code, so it's not a secret that we have it) to the privacy and confidentiality pages on the website. It says:

"The University Library and The University of Louisiana at Monroe are also using Google Analytics to collect statistical data on web traffic. Google Analytics collects this information anonymously. Visit the Google Analytics website to learn more."

ULM as a whole is also using Google Analytics, but as a library we need to be as clear as possible about these things.

I've also added some information about the Delta off-campus access problems to the off-campus access page and the blog. I hope that this can soon be resolved.

The site map has also been updated.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gov Docs clean-up and more

I do have access to the "ulm.edu/govdocs" domain. So do le tme know if anything needs to be done with it.

I've made a backup of the directory as it was before I did anything in case something needs to be undone.
I removed some dead links, and added the Google Analytics script so that statics may now be kept on that domain (or, I think it works that way, anyway. I'll imform Uni. Relations about the addition of the script.

I had a look at the subject guides and the tutorials to see what was missing:
subject guides:
Only one:

(electronic resources)


Advanced Catalog Searching and Browsing Techniques Adobe Acrobat file
Software Resources in the University Library: EndNote X Adobe Acrobat file
Milking the Library: Or, How to Make the Most of the University Library Adobe Acrobat file

Doing History in the ULM University Library Adobe Acrobat file
Doing History in the ULM University Library Handout Adobe Acrobat file

Selected Online Resources for Journalism Adobe Acrobat file

Also missing (Lowe):
ENGL 090
MUS 491 (for J. Boldin)
MUS 493 (for J. Boldin)

Moved to GovDocs domain:
Your Tax Dollars at Work: GOV-DOCS! Free Government Information & Resources Available Through the University Library Adobe Acrobat file
For some reason, this one file remained accessible, yet it's on the "kcook" account. Hmm.

I also put the tutorials into two columns on the page so that people don't have to scroll down to see it all.

I've added the Bell Tower Books picture to the Friends of the Library page, to make the page a bit more attractive:

For Dinah, added "Access Pharmacy" to the DB lists for Psychology, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor Day dates added

I added the Labor Day hours in the grey box last night. This extended the size of the box vertically, but it looks all in FF, IE8, and IE6, so it should be all right for most browsers.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Database changes...

EBSCOHost is now top center in the DB quick list and not the lower left-hand corner because I've just added AccessPharmacy to the list, and that shifted them. ARTSTOR is also supposed to work off-campus now, so I've removed its asterik and changed the URL to the EZProxy URL, which I hope works right.

I've added AccessPharmacy to the Health Sciences subject DB list, but if any of you can think of another place it should be, do let me know.