Category Archives: Library Resources & Services

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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Get Books & Articles from Other Libraries

Image of an interlibrary loan vanIs there an article you need for your research, but our library doesn’t have it? Never fear! You can request articles via our interlibrary loan service. It’s a quick and free online process for the active UMD community (faculty/staff/students), and we’ll try to get an electronic copy of your article (pdf) as quickly as possible. Turnaround time varies for those we can obtain, but many articles are received within 48 hours.

Do you need a book we don’t own? The same service can get you books from other libraries! Books we can obtain take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to arrive, so please plan ahead.

Place your article or book ILL requests here:
http://library.umassd.edu/services/interlibrary-loan-services

Questions? Ask a librarian!
http://library.umassd.edu/help/ask-librarian

NEW! HeinOnline Available From Anywhere to All UMassD Students & Faculty

Hein OnlineHeinOnline is now available to all UMassD students, faculty and staff. It is a great addition to the Carney Library’s suite of databases and makes accessing law journals much easier! And while the Law Library has had access to HeinOnline for several years, the newly negotiated access allows law students to use the database from off-campus. This is a great example of our Carney and Law librarians working together to improve service for all UMassD students!

Check out HeinOnline and let us know what you think.

NEW! Access to Thousands of Streaming Videos Via Kanopy

Screenshot of UMass Dartmouth's Kanopy site

The Claire T. Carney Library has been exploring new ways to provide material for faculty and students in the most cost effective and efficient way possible. As part of this effort, we recently acquired access to Kanopy, a vendor that provides thousands of streaming films relevant to higher education curricula.Because VHS is becoming difficult to support and many of our current tapes are losing integrity, this is a great option for your teaching. Titles are searchable through Primo, our discovery system, and through the Kanopy database…see links below. Review the resource titles to see whether there is a streaming option for your instruction.  You may even discover new titles that can easily be linked to in MyCourses in their entirety or as clips you create.

In addition, if you have questions about the availability of particular items your library liaison can help you investigate options.

Link to Primo:  http://www.lib.umassd.edu/  – Or search specific titles or browse with this canned search: http://bit.ly/2bjclvg
Link directly to Kanopy: https://umassd.kanopystreaming.com
Link to library liaisons: http://www.lib.umassd.edu/help/liaisons
For assistance with MyCourses:  http://instructionaldev.umassd.edu/

Book Collections Honoring MLK & The Civil Rights Movement

Photo of Martin Luther King on the Mall in D.C.

Martin Luther King’s leadership and moral authority has inspired black Americans for more than 50 years.

 Young black people, proud and outspoken members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organized their own form of struggle, adopting the strategy of non-violence while pressing forward on broader social change.

The Carney Library commemorates Martin Luther King and the Black History Month 2016 with books by and about people who led the fight for racial justice and equality.

Check out them out!  Discover the lives and experiences of men and women who changed society in the face of racism and brutality.

LibGuides Have Been Updated – All Is Well :-) – Friday, Jan. 23rd

LibGuidesTransitionSMUpdate News: LibGuides were successfully updated today. Enjoy the new system!

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We are transitioning our library guides to a new system version! This update and transition will begin on Friday morning, January 23rd. During the day on Friday, the LibGuides will become temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we are looking forward to making use of the new features and capabilities that will come with this latest version to better serve you.

Welcome, Or Welcome Back To UMass Dartmouth! We Are Happy You Are Back. Come See Us Soon!

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We are pleased to have you here and proud of our fine library services and facilities at the Claire T. Carney Library on the main campus and the Law Library on the UMass School of Law campus. Library staff are geared up with excellent resources and a helpful attitude to assist you in using information to enhance your learning, research, and personal growth. Come see us early and often!

Our library offers many great places to study and work either individually or as a group.

Need some quiet to concentrate? 1st floor – Official Quiet Study – South Reading Room

Need a place for your group to meet? Group Study Rooms – Make sure to reserve to ensure usage. See instructions below:

  • 127 – Mediascape Room – Comes with large monitor that you can connect to with your laptop. Good for small groups.
  • 217 – Mediascape Room – Duel screen monitors that you can connect to with your laptop. Good for small groups.
  • 310, 311, 312 313 – Rooms with tables, chairs and white boards – good for groups up to 12
  • 318, 319 – Rooms with tables, chairs and white boards – good for groups up to 16

Reserve these rooms using ReservIT, which is located on the myUMassD portal under campus tools.

We also have a Graduate Study Room (306) and a Veterans’ Reading Room (354), which do not need to be reserved.  🙂

See this orientation guide for more info about our spaces and using ReservIT, as well as other great library information.

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two Days – October 8th & 9th

 

Library Online Wherever you are! Images of students interacting online with librarianLibrarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services, including the library’s new Primo discovery search, free home delivery of books and electronic delivery of articles, registration for a library card/university ID, and the availability of research help and technical support.

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Wednesday, October 9th from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Collaborate classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Monday, October 7th.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!

Presenters

Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The orientation was a wonderful experience and a great way to interact with online students. Thank you”

“Lastly, the availability of the library liaison is very useful to an online student and shows how serious you are about delivering a first-class online education experience.”

“Thanks for your time and patience with the technology challenged!”

“The important thing to me is that the orientation made me feel that full on-line students are also part of the library and that you care about us…now I have something else to love about UMassD.”

“Being a returning student with minimal computer resource knowledge, this instruction has made me more comfortable to pursue information and provided the avenues in which I would be able to obtain it.”

Come in and take out a book from the “The Cecilia B. Ward Collection” – A new addition to the “Books to Go @ Carney Library” program!

Cecillia B. and Richard J. Ward Overlook Plague on library addition, 2nd floorAnnouncing The Cecilia B. Ward Collection 

 Located in the Cecillia B. and Richard J. Ward Overlook on the second floor (above the “Campus Living Room”) in the new addition, this new collection is part of the “Books to Go @ Carney Library” program.
 
The books in the collections are there to read and return with no time limits and no charge. They’re on the carts in the Cecillia B. and Richard J. Ward Overlook and on the shelves in the luxurious Café/Lounge area on the first floor. Pick up a SF/fantasy classic, a disturbing mystery, a brilliant short story or some moving poetry to read here or take away.
And feel free to drop off one of your own to exchange or add.
 
No check-out……No waiting list…..No fines……
 
Read and Return
Books on carts in Ward Overlook area - Part of Books To Go Program
 
Hey, summer is here! What better time to grab a book just for the enjoyment of reading it at the beach or sitting right in the Overlook.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: ILL@umassd.edu.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.