Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned books week

Currently Chuck and I are trying to figure our whether or not the Nursing Reference Center can be made to work off campus.

Also, with DDS's permission, I've put a banned books week icon on the home page. It uses the image hosted on, and links to a page about BBW.

seasonal graphic

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tarbutton collection + Nursing Reference Center

So far this week I've made a Blog post and home page image for Special Collection's Tarbutton collection presentation on Friday, and added the Nursing Reference Center to the website. It will not work off campus until it has been added to EZ Proxy, though.

I wasn't getting any numbers from my Google Analysitcs JavaScript, so I asked Uni. Relations if I had the right script. Some there did, and I've uploaded it. So we'll see if that works.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Google Analytics + videos +more

Google Analytics as it is on our site can only record stats on links within our domain. I can't use it to know who clicks on what database links.

I've applied that JavaScript to the database by name page, and after it gets some time to collect information, I'll look at the GA stats page to see if they are working.

If they don't work, the next option is to make html entry pages for each database. That may be inconvenient, but if we want stats badly enough, it may be worth it.

Megan gave a presentation about plagiarism this week, and I made it available on the web here, with its slides in the video:

I couldn't use YouTube for this because the videos are just too long. But we can host them ourselves because we have Flash, which I can use to make the embedded players.

Also today, updated the library map and library hours.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hours fix + Mergent fix

The library hours were changed this week, so that fall break is a day shorter for the library.

Also, today I noticed that Mergent Online link was broken, even though it was working earlier this week. I've changed it to a different link that does work. After I get home, I'll check it again to make sure the off-campus access is working.

As for the library tours, new video content are in the works.