Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Systems Administrator/Network Security
South Dakota Library Network
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The one exception to a successful migration was the Inter Library Loan (ILL) function. This part of the system is aparently badly broken. We anticipate the ILL functionality of the catalog will not be available for several weeks.
The good news is, we have a backup system that on campus users can access.
To place your interlibrary loan request go to http://www.worldcat.org find the record for the item that you would like us to borrow for you. Click on request item, fill out the form that opens. You will need to fill in only the fields marked with an * for books.
For copies of journal articles find the record for the journal, fill out the form and enter the vol, number, and pages desired into the Comments field.
If you have questions or problems please contact Scott (mailto:Scott.Hall@sdsmt.edu)
Knovel's newest titles in August include additions in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Semiconductors and Food Science as well as new Interactive Content in Oil & Gas and Safety & Industrial Hygiene.
To get Knovel's New Titles Alert via RSS Feed click here.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Also, please be reminded that due to a scheduled power outage on the campus of BHSU occurring on Thursday, August 21 during the hours of 5 am – 6 am and 5 pm – 6 pm Mountain Time, SDLN services will not be accessible. Once power has been restored, all connections to SDLN should be reestablished.
This impacts most of these databases http://library.sdsmt.edu/247.htm. However, WorldCat, Goodreads, Ingenta, NetLibrary, SoDakLIVE, or South Dakota Grant Directory will not be impacted.
All of these except Ancestry http://library.sdsmt.edu/atthelibrary.htm should be available (as always on campus only)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The conversion is still progressing, although slowly. There was an error in the process (which we believe should have be caught in Test) but which Ex Libris says did not slow up the process much. The Ex Libris programmer working on our conversion is contacting Israel to have them review our process to see if they can see why it is taking so long. Also the programmer will be working with their Oracle DBA. The Programmer does not have an estimated time of completion.
Sean will have a call with this programmer mid-day and will give us an update then.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
To get more information and to register go to, 2008 http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/training/
EBSCO Academic Search Premier Basics
August 26, 2008 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
October 17, 2008 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
This one-hour webinar will look at the world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,600 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals.
Who should attend?: Anyone who is a beginner or novice at searching EBSCOhost or those interested in learning more about this academic research database.
Monday, August 11, 2008
CAS is hosting an e-Seminar on August 12, 2008
It’s live, it’s interactive, and it’s focused on
Exploring What's New with the Web Version of SciFinder®
SciFinder continues to evolve to increase research productivity. In this session, we will explore the new web version and show you the latest and greatest that SciFinder has to offer. We will introduce you to the web version by:
Exploring the features and functionality of the new streamlined interface
Unveiling one-click access to powerful SciFinder tools such as analysis, refinement, and linking tools
Sharing valuable insights on how to make your web experience more efficient and productive
Learn from your desktop or gather your colleagues and share the e-Seminar demonstration in an auditorium or meeting room. You can submit questions at any time during the e-Seminar.
To register, visit: http://casevents.webex.com/.
After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation containing the teleconference phone numbers.
More rebroadcast dates and times have been added for the e-Seminar, Exploring What's New with the Web Version of SciFinder!
New Rebroadcast Dates:
August 12, 2008
September 9, 2008
September 23, 2008
September 30, 2008
October 14, 2008
October 21, 2008
Please note: The web version of SciFinder is available for subscription customers only. Access to the web version of SciFinder is being launched to subscription customers in phases throughout 2008. CAS will notify Key Contacts when access to the web version of SciFinder is available for your organization.
Explore What’s New with the Web Version of SciFinder using the CAS Virtual Lab!
More than 30 new virtual lab sessions have been added for your convenience!
These open sessions provide users with hands-on experience navigating the new web interface of SciFinder. A CAS Applications Specialist will be available to answer user questions.
To view the schedule and to register, visit: CAS Training Lab. You must register at least 24 hours in advance of your desired virtual hands-on session.