Category Archives: Library Resources & Services

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.

PhotoGraphics Image Collection now available online: UMassD PhotoGraphics unveils PIC!

The PhotoGraphics Department of the Claire T. Carney Library is proud to unveil the PhotoGraphics Image Collection (PIC).

PIC is UMass Dartmouth’s photographic imaging resource. We maintain a collection of images available for use in your university publications, presentations, displays, and websites. The database features images of UMass Dartmouth events, architecture and campus life, as well as faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and students in a wide variety of settings.

You may access PIC by visiting:

https://cumulusphoto.umassd.edu/sites/

Faculty, staff & students may login in using their UMassD email account user name and password.

If you are not a faculty/staff member or student, you may still access PIC as a guest with limited access.

Need help using PIC? Try the tutorial found here: http://library.umassd.edu/photographics/pic_tutorial.pdf

PC Users: If you are using Internet Explorer, please make sure you have updated to the latest version (IE 9). There have been some issues with IE 8.

MAC Users: There may be some issues with the latest versions of Firefox for MAC. It is suggested that you use Safari.

Currently PIC (PhotoGraphics Image Collection) contains images taken over the past two years. New images will be added continually, and those from previous years will be added to the collection as time allows. Should you be in need of older images that are not located in PIC, please contact the PhotoGraphics Department directly at PhotoGraphics@umassd.edu.

EBSCO Databases back up – Apology for Service Outage from EBSCO President of Publishing

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.

Best regards,

Tim Collins
President
EBSCO Publishing

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: <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>.