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Library Closed – Tuesday, August 1st

The Claire T. Carney library will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1st due to extremely high indoor air temperatures. Work continues on the AC unit. We will post further updates as soon as we receive them.

Reminder: For computer access, students may use the lab in Textile 001 and community members are invited to use the School of Law Library (located at 333 Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth). The computer lab in Textile 001 is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. For the School of Law Library — which is open 7 days/week — please check their website for hours.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Library Closed – Monday, July 31st

We are sorry to report that work to the AC unit is ongoing and that the library will be closed today, Monday, July 31st. While repairs have been made, the unit is not yet functioning and temperatures yesterday afternoon at 2 pm were 85 to 89 degrees. The Dean of Library Services is hoping to re-open the library tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1st. As soon as a decision is made, I will post the news to this blog as well as to the library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

Net Neutrality Day

Did you know that today is Net Neutrality Day of Action?

In case you’re not familiar with net neutrality, the American Library Association  defines it as “the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking specific services or websites.” The ALA describes the importance of net neutrality on their Network Neutrality page. There is also a brief article in CQ Researher (restricted to UMassD) that highlights some of the arguments in favor and against the current regulatory changes.

 

 

WorldCat Subscription Change

The library will be altering its OCLC WorldCat subscription beginning July 1st. This change will yield significant savings and will have minimal impact on our faculty and students. It will not affect the timing of interlibrary loan deliveries. That said, there are a couple of changes you should be aware of:

  • You will no longer have the option of submitting an interlibrary loan request directly from WorldCat. Instead, you will need to enter the citation information in ILLiad (Note: ILLiad is the name of the system we use to submit and manage interlibrary loan requests.)
  • You WILL continue to have access to WorldCat.org, but you will only see the holdings of libraries who subscribe to an OCLC product called WorldCat Discovery. A library must subscribe to WorldCat Discovery in order for its holdings to appear in the free Worldcat.org.

If you’re a frequent user of WorldCat and want to search the Discovery version, you can still do so through the Boston Public Library (BPL). The BPL offers free ecards to Massachusetts residents as well as those who “commute to a Massachusetts employer on a sustained and regular basis.” By using this free ecard, you can use Discovery to see the holdings of libraries regardless of whether they subscribe to the product. In other words, you will find holdings of institutions such as UMass Dartmouth and UMass Amherst even though these libraries don’t subscribe.

We understand that the relationship between WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat.org is confusing. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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CTC Library Associates Event – Italian Lifelines

Picture of Rose Facchini, presenter of Italian LifelinesThe Claire T. Carney Library Associates announces its special program, Italian Lifelines, featuring Rose Facchini, lecturer of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library on the UMass Dartmouth campus at 1 PM. 

The program is free and open to all.

Rose Facchini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, philosophy and religious studies and a Master of Arts degree in International relations. She is currently studying Italian literature at the Middlebury Language schools for her second Master’s degree. Rose continues to expand the Italian studies program at UMass Dartmouth through the creation of three new Italian courses. Ms. Facchini will be speaking about Italian fashion through the ages and will highlight the importance of identity in Italian literature regarding its connection to the seemingly ephemeral and constantly evolving phenomenon of fashion.

This program is dedicated to Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Italian, Latin and Spanish, Giulio Massano, who passed away in April 2014. Prof. Massano was born in Sant’ Albano Stura located in the northern Piemonte region of Italy. After completing his undergraduate degree in Torino, Italy, he moved to Bogotá, Colombia where he developed a love of early Spanish literature. He received a PhD in Spanish and Italian literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods from Catholic University of America in 1973. In 1974, he became a faculty member at the then Southeastern Massachusetts University teaching Spanish and Latin. During his first year, he petitioned successfully to add Italian to the curriculum. During his 39-year career at UMass Dartmouth, Prof. Massano also served as Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature for 11 years

Prior to the lecture, the Claire T. Carney Library Associates will be holding a short business meeting which will include the election of officers. The CTC Library Associates will also present a check from the Library Associates to the dean of the library, Terrence Burton.

After the program, a light reception featuring Italian food and desserts will be served.

Parking is available on campus in lot 13. For further information, please contact either Rita Raymond at 508-995-3528 or Maria Sanguinetti at 508-991-5096.

Announcing New Library Journal Subscriptions

The Claire T. Carney library has added subscriptions to 18 new journals and online access is now complete. The titles and their access information is listed below:

Acta Mathematica – an open access journal – Access is available from 1882 volume: 1
BIT Numerical Mathematics – Access is available from 1997 volume: 37
British journal of Criminology – Access is available from 1996 volume: 36
Communications in Computational Physics – Access is available from 2011 volume: 9
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing – Access is available from 2002 volume: 1
Feminist Criminology – Access is available from 2006 volume: 1
Foundations of Computational Mathematics – Access is available from 2001 volume: 1
Health Affairs – Access is available from 1981 volume: 1
History of Political Thought – Access is available from 1991 volume: 12
IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis – Access is available from 1996 volume: 16
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Access is available from 1999 volume: 5
Journal of Immunology – Access is available from 1916 volume: 1
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Access is available from 2000
Journal of Phycology – Access is available from 1996 volume: 32
New York Review of Books – Access is available from 1963.
Nursing Inquiry – Access is available from 1997 volume: 4
Nursing Philosophy – Access is available from 2000 volume: 1
SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification – Access is available from 2013 volume: 1

JA Titan Business Challenge @ the CTC Library

Titan Challenge 2016On Thursday, March 16th, the Claire T. Carney Library will host area high school students competing in the Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge. The challenge is “a day-long business strategy competition in which students compete against other high schools in teams of three using an online business simulation.” The teams are supported by volunteer Business Mentors who help guide and teach the students.

Good luck to all participants!!

Claire T. Carney Library Associates – 11th Annual Brunch

Didi Emmons

Didi Emmons

The Claire T. Carney Library Associates announces its 11th Annual Author’s Brunch to be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at noon in the Woodland Commons at UMass Dartmouth. This year’s brunch will feature chefs Didi Emmons, author of three cookbooks and experienced restaurateur; Mary Ann Esposito, host of the cooking show Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito; and Ris Lacoste, culinary award winner.

Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann Esposito

The cost of the event is $35. Reservations are required by March 24th. Checks can be made out to the CTC Library Associates and mailed to Rita Raymond, 1032 Sterling Street, New Bedford, MA 02745. To be a sponsor for the event, a minimum of three tickets must be purchased. To be a patron, a minimum of six tickets are required and ten or more tickets are required to be a benefactor.

Ris Lacoste

Ris Lacoste

Parking is available on campus in Lot 7. Shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot to the venue. For further information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti a msanguinetti@umassd.edu or by calling 508-991-5096.

Position Opening: Web and Discovery Services Librarian

The librarian in this service-oriented position develops and enhances all library user interfaces. This includes the library’s website and blog as well as our Primo discovery service. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will be part of a creative and forward-looking team and will participate in new library initiatives such as configuring and customizing the collection landing page for our digital resources and the user interfaces for journals published in the library’s instance of Open Journal Systems. This librarian will lead the library’s usability efforts and will adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library’s online platforms and interfaces. Additionally, the librarian also assists in administering core library systems such as the Alma library services platform.

Read the job description and apply at http://bit.ly/2lqm8mX.