Newsletter: January 2015
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  • Coffee, Cocoa, Latte Machine

    You asked; we listened! Now you can have a cup of coffee or a latte even if Einstein Bagels is closed. Steely has a coin-operated coffee machine located on the 1st floor, next to the corner elevator.

  • Periodicals and newspapers make a move

    Periodicals and newspapers are now located in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room on the 2nd floor.

  • Catalog changing

    Steely is moving to a cloud based system for our online catalog and other resources this spring. OCLC, a worldwide, nonprofit computer library service and research organization based in Dublin, OH, is the system host. NKUIRE, the current Voyager system, is 14 years old and is unable to perform several technological functions. You will see welcome improvements in access and delivery of information with the new system. Both electronic and print collections will be managed through a single web-based interface. We also believe that we can eliminate some of the frustration of having to use (and remember) multiple passwords when using library services.

    The changeover will take approximately 4 months and will occur in segments. We will keep you informed of service interruptions through our web page and the newsletter. Watch for updates as the semester progresses!

  • Where did the New Books go?

    You may have noticed the shelves for New Books on the 3rd floor is empty. For most of this semester they will be shelved with the circulating book collection. The New Books bookshelf is a temporary location for new books before being integrated into the permanent circulating collection. Unfortunately, migration of our new catalog does not allow us to have temporary locations for our materials.

  • Reserves

    Steely offers reserves in two different formats, traditional (paper, videos, etc.) and electronic. If you want to place a chapter on Blackboard then electronic reserves are for you. If you want to place a full textbook on reserve for students to use in the library then traditional reserves are available at the third floor Public Services Desk. For more information visit our website link: /content/inside/library/services/facultysupport/coursereserves.html, fill out your course information, then drop off your materials, and we will take care of the rest!