Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New tour + updates

I've updated the contact list on the site...

And I've added the new library tour video.
It's... the best I can do so far. The reference dept. will make an improved version sometime soon.

After writing about it in the main ULM Library blog, the publisher of the Classical music library database we have contacted us to let us know what the correct URL and EZProxy for their database is. That was nice of them :-)
I've changed the URL on the pages where it appears. However, it still doesn't work off campus yet. The EZ Proxy needs to be updated.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Database problems, map, tour...

Today I added some emergency links that made it possible to use the EZProxy databases, but now that they working again, they are gone. I also made some blog posts talking about this.

I also updated one of the rooms on the library map: The Garden Study League room is empty again.

The library tour is half done. I completed the physical library facilities tour, and was going to record some things about the databases yesterday and today... but the databases weren't working. Perhaps I'll do something today.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wireless Info

DW asked me earlier this week if there was any specific information about the wireless network and how to use it. I did find a computing center page, and I added it to the FAQ and computer lab page.

As for the library tour, that's still coming...

Friday, August 20, 2010

New map page + Annual report

I've updated the library map, in Flash and PDF. Do let me know if I missed anything:

Also, the new Annual Report 2010 has been added to the bottom of every page.

Since there's no reason not to, the new hours are also going to be posted.

I'm also working on the new library tour, which I hope to complete this weekend.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

new newsletter + hours

There's a new Special Collections newsletter, and I've added the Fall Hours to the hours box just in case anyone needs them right now.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gov. Docs. pages

Yesterday I removed many extra words and some outdated things from the main Gov. Docs. page, and moved the information about Docs to the bottom so the item location info would be at the top. I added USA.GOV at the top as it is now a very good starting place for people unfamiliar with the concept of Gov. Publications.

The other pages that have annotated bibliographies are more detailed and I haven't changed them. I will ask MW about, as I've heard that she is handling Docs matters now.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Plain English + etc

On Friday I uploaded all the new pages I've recieved and made. Almost every page was changed in some way, although it might not be obvious.

When I saw them, I removed references to Delta and also fixed parts saying that reference is on the right as you enter the library.

The Gov Docs page is different, however.

I will maybe shave it down a little and update some things, but it's probably going to remain mostly the same. KC covered it rather well.

Today I fixed a problem that's been bothering me-- the link to the "advanced search" in the grey bar on the site hasn't been working right for a while, ever since the catalogs URLs were changed from "http" to "https." I've fixed that, and now the link should take you right to the advanced search.