Category Archives: Information Resources

BLC WorldCAT & MassVC Virtual Catalogs Currently Unavailable During Library’s Transition to new ALMA Library System

Virtual Catalogs are down at Carney LibraryThe virtual catalog direct lending services of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC WorldCAT NRE) and the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog (MassVC) are temporarily unavailable through the Carney Library. UMassD Library Services are in the midst of implementing and transitioning to a new library system, Alma by Ex Libris. In addition, the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog is in the beginning phases of moving to a new platform for its MassVC operations. During the transitions at UMassD and the changeover to new systems at the MassVC, these systems will be unavailable until further notice. In the meantime, all requests for books and articles can be still be submitted through the Carney Library’s Interlibrary Loan Services.

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We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

EBSCO databases are currently unavailable – Vendor Is working to resolve the issues

We’re sorry, but all of the databases from the vendor EBSCO are currently unavailable. We are in communication with EBSCO to ensure that they return as soon as possible. It is not a UMassD problem, all libraries are experiencing this unavailability. We will post here again, when the issues are resolves.

U.S. Govt. Printing Office and Library of Congress Collaborate to Create iPad App – Will Provide Increased Access to Congressional Record

from the Federal Depository Libraries Program listserv:

Once again the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Library of Congress (LC) have collaborated to increase access to the Congressional Record (CR). At the request of the House Administration Committee, LC created an iPad app that provides access to the daily edition of the CR dating from January 4, 1995. The app uses CR files and associated metadata provided by GPO.

The app allows users to:

*  Browse editions of the Congressional Record by date.
*  Perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents.
*  Identify the latest bills and resolutions considered daily on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
*  Identify the latest bills, resolutions, treaties, and nominations considered daily on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
*  Save documents to your preferred iPad PDF reader.
*  Share documents via email.

GPO will play an ongoing role in enabling LOC to determine when updates to Congressional Record content are available through access to site maps on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The link for the new app is: <> or you can search in the App Store for “The Congressional Record.”

“The GPO appreciates the opportunity to participate in this project, and is pleased that our partnership with the Library of Congress continues to evolve in the digital age,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO is here to meet the information dissemination needs of Congress, and this new Congressional Record app is one more way that GPO is supporting Congress and its daily legislative functions.”

For the full press release, see: <>.

DART arrives … a new cultural magazine produced by UMassD Students

DART a new cultural magazine produced by UMassD Students arrives on campus this week. Look for it in paper on campus or check it out online at:

DART is a product of the Umass Dartmouth Department of English. Over the past few months, undergraduate English Majors in ENL 369-02 (Document Design) and ENL 363-01 (Journalism) – most having little-to-no journalism experience, or ever having seen an InDesign screen have worked tirelessly to put together a fun, cohesive, cultural magazine. Students in the courses produced everything from the front cover to the graphics, page layouts, and article content”.

Diário de Notícias Newpaper Digitization Project Unveiled – by the Claire T. Carney Library’s Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture

Diário de Notícias NewspaperThe Diário de Notícias Newspaper Digital Collection and search tool was made public today.  The Diário de Notícias Newspaper Digitization Project, developed and supported by the Claire T. Carney Library’s Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives in collaboration with the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, will make 84,010 pages from 16,641 issues of the Diario de Noticias accessible to the world. The materials cover 1919 through 1973 and are available at no cost over the internet to students and academic researchers interested in Portuguese-related issues, as well as individuals tracing their family genealogy.

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Opportunity for Students and Faculty in Quantitative Research Methods

Registration is now open for enrollment in the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research’s (ICPSR) Summer Program. This is a great opportunity for faculty and students to learn about quantitative research methods. The Summer Program offers a variety of educational opportunities including four-week sessions and three- to five-day statistical workshops. All ICPSR Summer Program participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the completion of the appropriate four-week session or workshop in which they are enrolled.

The Library Services, Information Resources, and Technology (LSIRT) division’s membership to ICPSR qualifies our students and faculty to receive discounted registration. Please contact Professor Heidi Berggren (x8272) for program information.