Archive for June, 2009

Changes to Library @ HSS

Effective Wednesday, June 24, 2009, HSS 101 has become a Library staff space. Please go to HSS 107 for the study space and services previously available in HSS 101. Book pickup and checkout are both now located in HSS 102. Thank you for your patience while we implement these moves. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Add comment June 24th, 2009

Downtime for Library Catalog & Related Services

On Tuesday July 14, the Library Catalog will be unavailable for up to 24 hours beginning at 8 a.m. The downtime is necessary to install new hardware and software. Services that will be unavailable include searching the online catalog, requesting books and other items from the collections, accessing your library account and connecting to the Library’s electronic databases.

The Library’s Website ( will not be affected during the upgrade of the Library Catalog server. Electronic Reserves, LINK+ and ILLiad will also be available on July 14th from the “Find” page ( on the Library Website.

We apologize for any inconvenience this downtime may cause.

1 comment June 22nd, 2009

New Book Scanner Technology in Annex I

Book Copier

Book Copier

The Library is testing a new method of document scanning/ copying, the Zeutschel OS 12000 BookCopy. The scanner is designed especially for scanning books and large format documents like music scores and art books. It scans from above which allows a better work flow for multiple page scans.  The machine is being tested in the Library Annex I till June 30. Bring a usb drive to store your scans. Please help evaluate this machine by trying it out and using the evaluation form at the machine.

2 comments June 17th, 2009

Labor Archive to Recognize Labor Folklorist

Archie Green

Archie Green

Celebrate the Life and Work
of Labor Folklorist
Archie Green

June 21, 2009
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University
1756 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

The Labor Archives and Research Center will host a celebration of the life and work of Archie Green. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to honor this proud union man and scholar who pioneered the field of ‘laborlore’ and successfully fought for the creation of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. more

2 comments June 16th, 2009

View James Baldwin Documentary, Take This Hammer, online

The Bay Area Television Archive recently digitized the 1964 KQED documentary, Take This Hammer, which features novelist, essayist and playwright James Baldwin interviewing community leaders in San Francisco’s predominantly African-American neighborhoods. View Take This Hammer in DIVA (45 minutes).

In response to the interest and positive feedback generated by users for Take this hammer, the TV Archive and DIVA will be making a related KQED documentary Losing just the same (1966) available to view online soon. This film examines the lives of an African-American family from West Oakland and: “Moves within the two overlapping worlds of the ghetto. The day to day physical reality and the world of dreams and fantasies of escape.”

Take this Hammer will also be screened at SF MOMA as part of the Richard Avedon Film Series on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Screening information.

Add comment June 9th, 2009

2009 Commencement DVD Available

Library Media Services has copies of the DVD of the 2009 Commencement ceremony. Beginning June 1, students may visit Library Media Services in HSS 127 during normal hours to obtain the DVD: they are asked to bring two blank DVD-R disks which they can exchange for two DVDs of the event. You can buy a two pack DVD-R in the bookstore for $2.49. Make sure they are blank DVD minus Rs, the plus R DVDs have production issues. If you can’t make it to campus, send two blank DVD-Rs and a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to Library Media Services and they will make copies and send them to you. Library Media Services, HSS 127, 338-1229  hours

Add comment June 3rd, 2009


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