Archive for December, 2007

Update on Web Server availability during winter closure

We are going to have to bring the web server down the night before the electrical shutdown in the Library, which is scheduled for Thursday December 27th. Consequently, the Web server will be unavailable from around midnight on Dec. 26th, until 1pm on the 27th. Previously, we said the web server would only be down between 7am and 1pm on the 27th. Sorry for the confusion. Enjoy your break!

Add comment December 20th, 2007

Need a Good Book for Vacation?

Take a break from textbooks! Check-out a book to read over winter break. Use our new books browser on the Library home page or enter your favorite subject or author in InvestiGator. If you still are having trouble finding what you want search Link+ to get the book delivered to the Library in 3 – 5 days. Book check-out is 28 days but with on-line renewal you can extend this another 14 days, plenty for vacation.

Add comment December 17th, 2007

The Library will Close Friday, Dec. 21 at Noon

The Library will close Friday, December 21 at noon, with exception of the John F. True Computer Lab which will close Saturday, December 22 at noon. Both re-open Wednesday, January 2 at 8AM.

The Library website, online catalog, your library account, electronic journals and databases will be available during the closure accept for Thursday, December 27 from 7AM – 1PM.

Add comment December 17th, 2007

Remember to Turn in Your Library Materials

Please return library material you no longer need prior to the end of final’s week to prevent any problems with library items becoming over-due when you are away from campus during the January 2008 period.

During the Library closure you may renew library books from the main collection online if there are no restrictions on the item(s) or your library patron record. Link+ items may only be renewed one time for two weeks if there are no restrictions.

The outside book return slot at the main entrance will remain open. Fines are not charged on days the Library is closed. However, to ensure there are no fines or issues with university registration, please turn in books and pay fines before the Library closes for the break.

- Ed Liddle, Circulation Services

Add comment December 17th, 2007

New Library Blog about Music

Do you love music? Then you might want to check out Laura Moody’s new JPLL Music News blog. Laura’s our music Librarian and she’s a great resource for information about new music titles (books, databases, and yes, CDs) in the Library. She also blogs on music news outside of the Library. Recent posts touched on the death of Karlheinz Stockhausen, a new database for classical music scores, a concert by the City College gospel choir, and a new website, A Passion for Jazz. Laura’s wide ranging tastes and in depth knowledge about music make her blog an informative and entertaining addition to the Library.

Add comment December 12th, 2007

Library Hours During Finals Week

Need more study time during finals? The Reserve Book room on the ground floor of the library is open till 10PM on Friday, Dec. 14 and till midnight on Sunday, Dec. 16.

When finals end, the library building will close at noon Friday, Dec. 21 and remain closed till Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8AM.

The John F. True Computer Lab will be open 24 hours a day and close at noon Saturday, Dec. 22 and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8AM.

See Library hours exceptions and closures.

Add comment December 10th, 2007

Videotapes Now Require One Day Retrieval

As a part of the JPL surge this past summer, MAC transferred a large portion of the MAC videotape collection to Academic Technology. It was intended that this part of the collection would be available to users via the cablecast system on Campus. However, due to space issues, the collection remains in boxes in AT.

For the short term, these materials are available to users by request. The status of these materials displays in the online catalog as “1 DAY RETRIEVAL.” Faculty and students can request materials at the MAC Front Desk and they will be available to them the following day for viewing or faculty checkout.

A small portion of the collection, namely the most requested materials, remain in MAC and display as “AVAILABLE’ status in the online catalog. These materials are available for immediate viewing or faculty checkout.

If you have any questions, please contact Russell Colunga at 415-338-2633.

1 comment December 5th, 2007

OASIS Problems?

Sometime this morning the OASIS Tutorial stopped responding. To fix the problem, we had to create a new temporary address to provide access to OASIS, while we try to determine what’s causing the problems with the official address. We’ve updated the Library web pages with the temporary address. But, please do not bookmark the temporary address, since it is just that, temporary. Accessing OASIS through the temporary address is exactly the same as it used to be. You can still take the quizzes and your student record will be updated properly. We’re curious if there have been other problems with OASIS that we are not aware of. If you’ve tried to access the tutorial and it failed to load, of if you’ve had any other issues with OASIS in the last month or so, please leave a comment with the details below.

1 comment December 5th, 2007


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