To EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service customers,
I send this to apologize for the recent service outage and to provide an update on the restoration of service. Yesterday, during a planned upgrade to EBSCOadmin, we experienced unforeseen problems as users began to authenticate using the upgraded version of EBSCOadmin. Unfortunately, this impacted EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service. We took EBSCOadmin out of service and focused on restoring access to EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service. These services were restored late yesterday evening (Eastern Time), and we have had a team working through the night working on restoring EBSCOadmin access. As of this time, access to EBSCOadmin has been fully restored.
We are committed to proving the highest level of service to you, our customers. We have obviously not performed at the level we desire in the past 24 hours. At this point, we can only apologize for the inconvenience caused by the outage and assure you that we will be doing a thorough analysis of the situation to identify root cause/s of the problem so that we can make the necessary improvements to insure that this does not occur again. We have already begun this process.
On behalf of the EBSCO Publishing team, I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this outage. We aspire to do better – and we will.
EBSCO databases are available again. The vendor has resolved its server issues.
We are sorry for any inconvenience that the databases unavailability might have caused.
We are sorry to report that ALL of the databases the library subscribes to through the vendor EBSCO remain unavailable. It appears to be a nation-wide problem.
We will post here again, when EBSCO resolves the problem.
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.
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: <http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-congressional-record/id492077075> 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: <http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/news-media/press/12news04.pdf>.
The Claire T. Carney Library will be open continuously from noon on Sunday December 4 through 11 PM on Wednesday December 21. This period includes the last weeks of classes and final exams. The library will be open regular hours (7:30 AM to 11 PM) on Thursday December 22 and 7:30 AM to 7 PM on December 23.
Off Hours Building Access via UMass Pass
Anyone using the building beyond the regular library hours must be a member of the UMassD community and show a valid UMass Pass to enter the building. Guests will not be admitted. The entrances will be at the first floor and lower level. Please be sure to have your UMass Pass with you. If you need to obtain a UMass Pass, please go to their office located on the ground floor of the Campus Center Monday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.
Floors 1-3 of the library building will be open during the extended hours. The LC Service Desk on the first floor will be staffed. The computer labs on the lower level will not be available during the overnight hours. There will be many seats on the upper three floors available for computer and study use. Regular library services such as circulation/reserve transactions and reference assistance will only be available on the same schedule as regular library hours.
Personnel from the Department of Public Safety and DART van service will be available.
These extended hours are sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library, CITS, UMD Dept of Public Safety and Campus Services.
The Honorable Albie Sachs, a former Justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court and a member of the African National Congress, will visit the Law School and participate in a panel discussion at UMass Dartmouth on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Main Auditorium.
For those interested in learning more about Judge Sachs, we have a number of his books on display and available for checkout at the Law Library. Other books on the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela, and related topics are available at Carney library and in the law library. Books in the law library can be checked out there or requested at the Carney library circulation desk and sent over to be picked up.
Albie Sachs’ books at the Law Library:
The strange alchemy of life and law. Oxford . New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
KTL 110 .S23 A3 2009
The free diary of Albie Sachs. Johannesburg, South Africa : Random House, 2004
DT1949 .S23 A3 2004
The soft vengeance of a freedom fighter; foreword by Desmond Tutu, introduction by Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2000.
KTL 110 .S23 A33 2000
Running to Maputo. 1st ed New York : HarperCollins, c1990.
DT 1949 .S23 A3 1990
Justice in South Africa. Berkeley, University of California Press .
KTL 1572 .S23 1973
The jail diary of Albie Sachs. London : Harvill Press, .
DT 763 .S17
Library Systems & Digital Services
Librarians 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 and ensure that you know how to seek additional help from your liaison as well as library’s online support coordinator.
The orientation sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, October 5th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Thursday, October 6th from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Wimba, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Wimba classroom and directions for accessing it.
If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Wednesday, September 28th.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!
Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian
- Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Mac OSX 10.4+
- 256 MB RAM
You need speakers or a headset to listen to the presentation. We also recommend that you have a microphone to ask questions and make comments. If you don’t have a microphone, you may use Wimba’s text-based chat to communicate with the presenters and fellow participants.
We recommend that you use a broadband connection or higher. Dial-up and wireless may not provide an uninterupted connection.
Through the generous support of the Provost’s Office, the Carney Library is pleased offer UMassD students, faculty and staff access to Project Muse. This purchase enhances the availability of scholarly, peer-reviewed literature in the humanities and social sciences. We hope that faculty in related disciplines discover Project Muse to be a useful tool to identify and access literature.
Please check out Project Muse and let us know what you think.
Claire T. Carney Library
We are pleased to announce Spring 2011 extended hours and 24-hour computer lab and study space for student use during the last weeks of classes and final exams. The Learning Commons, located in the lower level of the Claire T. Carney are open as follows:
May 1 – May 17:
- Open on a 24×7 hour basis:
- Saturdays: 9:30am to 5pm in Learning Commons – 1 st floor only.
- Sundays: 12noon to 11pm in Learning Commons – 1 st floor only.
Learning Commons Assistants will be staffing the lab. Personnel from the Department of Public Safety will be present for security and safety escort purposes. Wireless access, vending machines and restrooms are available for your convenience.
Please note extended hours are located in the lower level only. The main Library is not open during extended hours.
For more information, contact the Learning Commons Service Desk at email@example.com or 508-999-8884.
Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library, CITS and the Dept. of Public Safety.