If you're an instructor teaching a Reading and Composition (R&C) class, chances are good your students have an assignment involving research.
The library has provided research support to the R&C program for years, and currently has several options aimed at helping your students meet their information needs -- including the creation of an online course guide tailored to your assignment.
We invite you to take advantage of this service!
The Copy Centers in the Moffitt and Bioscience & Natural Resources Libraries are temporarily closed while they transition to new management.
We expect them to reopen later this month, and will post further announcements here.
Update: The Copy Centers are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, January 18.
Copiers and print stations will still accept valid Copy Cards, though we have had some reports of card vending machines being empty. Some copiers will also accept coins and bills (look for a separate unit next to the copier).
Mandatory replacement of fire sprinkler heads is now going on in the Gardner (Main) Stacks. This work requires large sections of shelving to be covered with plastic sheeting to protect books from possible water drips when replacing the heads.
We will try to minimize disruption from this project. Books in the covered shelving areas will remain accessible until the actual sprinkler head replacements are being done.
The project should be completed by January 31.
One of the convenient features of OskiCat is that the detailed record page for each item includes a "Permanent link for this record", which can be copied and sent to others who might be interested. Here's an example:
Until now, it has been possible to copy these links by right-clicking on them and choosing "Copy link location" or "Copy link address" (the exact wording depends on your web browser).
However, beginning Tuesday January 4, these permanent links will appear as plain text, not as live links. It will still be possible to copy them for pasting into an email, but this will have to be done in the same way you would copy a piece of text, making sure to highlight the entire URL.
Exception: the Google Chrome web browser for Macintosh will still display these URLs as live links.
We had to make this change in order to make it possible to log into "My OskiCat" using your CalNet ID, an often-requested enhancement that will be introduced later this month. Watch this space for details!