Category Archives: Library Resources & Services

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>.

Claire T. Carney Library Open 24/7 – Noon Sunday, Dec. 4th through 11 PM, Wednesday Dec. 21st

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.

Services Available

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.

Albie Sachs’ Books Available at the Law Library

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 [1973].
KTL 1572 .S23 1973

The jail diary of Albie Sachs. London : Harvill Press, [1966].
DT 763 .S17

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two days – October 5th & 6th

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!

Presenters

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

Technical Requirements

  • Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Mac OSX 10.4+
  • 256 MB RAM
  • IE 7.0+, Safari 3.0+, Firefox 3.0+ (Browser must be Java and JavaScript enabled)

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.

UMassD Claire T. Carney Library Announces Access to Project MUSE

Project Muse LogoThrough 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.