Friday, August 24, 2007

Welcome back! Here's what you missed...

Hey! Did you have a good summer? We were pretty busy around here for the past couple of months. Next time you are around you should stop by and take a look for yourself. Anyway, here is what happened while you were out of town:
Let us know what you think of the changes and if you have any other suggestions.


Items added to the collection on August 22

Here are just a few of the items recently added to the Library's collection. Feel free to browse the complete list.

From Asgard to Valhalla : the remarkable history of the Norse myths
O'Donoghue, Heather.
BL860 .O36 2007

Baptists in North America : an historical perspective
Brackney, William H.
BX6235 .B629 2006

The Mormons
DVD BX8611 .M67 2007

Perilous power : the Middle East & U.S. foreign policy : dialogues on terror, democracy, war, and justice
Chomsky, Noam.
DS63.2.U5 C445 2007

Blackwater : the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army
Scahill, Jeremy.
DS79.76 .S322 2007

British Buckeyes : the English, Scots, and Welsh in Ohio, 1700-1900
Van Vugt, William E., 1957-
F500.B7 V36 2006

Economic development a global challenge
DVD HD75 .E26 2007

Flag wars
DVD HQ76.25 .F53 2007

Debating political reform in China : rule of law vs. democratization
JQ1510 .D43 2006

Textbook reds : schoolbooks, ideology, and Eastern German identity
Rodden, John.
LB3048.G3 R63 2006

Interaction of color
Albers, Josef.
ND1489 .A4 2006

Pretend we're dead : capitalist monsters in American pop culture
Newitz, Annalee, 1969-
PN1995.9.M6 N49 2006

Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the man
Reynolds, Barbara, 1914-
PQ4335 .R49 2006

The future is queer
PS648.H57 F88 2006

Arthur Cayley : mathematician laureate of the Victorian age
Crilly, A. J.
QA29 .C39 C75 2006

Fundamentals of game design
Adams, Ernest.
QA76.76.C672 A322 2007

Enzyme kinetics and mechanism
Cook, Paul F.
QP601.5 .C65 2007


Friday, August 17, 2007

OhioLINK requesting and keyword searching unavailable

10 a.m. Saturday update: Keyword searching in the OhioLINK Catalog has been fixed.

9:03 a.m Friday update: OhioLINK requesting has been fixed. Keyword searching is still not working.

Two unforeseen problems have developed from yesterday's upgrade to the OhioLINK Catalog. Keyword searching and the ability to request books from other libraries are currently not working. OhioLINK is working with the software vendor to fix these problems. Hopefully both features will be fixed by the end of the day.

You can still use the OPAL Catalog to find and request books from other OPAL libraries. Please contact Andrew Whitis if you have any questions.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Introducing our BRAND NEW Popular Reading Collection!

Have some spare time? Looking for a good book for some light reading? Try the Muskingum College Library's new Popular Reading collection containing some of the most recently published fiction and nonfiction books.

Our most current titles include (click on the link for availability or to request the book):
  1. Critical by Robin Cook.
  2. Third Watch: Acorna's Children by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.
  3. Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People who Made Them by John McCain with Mark Salter.
  4. Heaven is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy-- from the man who spent 90 minutes in heaven by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey.
  5. The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares, author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
  6. Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk.
  7. Spook Country by William Gibson
But WAIT, there's more! Within the next few weeks, TWO HUNDRED more books will be arriving! Also, each month we will receive a number of brand new releases.

So stop by soon - this is a exciting collection you won't want to miss!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

OhioLINK Library Catalog will be down on August 16

The OhioLINK Catalog will be unavailable on Thursday, August 16, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. due to an upgrade. The upgrade is expected to take a minimum of eight hours to complete. During this time you will not be able to search the OhioLINK catalog or place requests for books owned by other OhioLINK libraries.

This upgrade will not effect the Muskingum Catalog or OPAL Catalog. You will be able to request books from other OPAL libraries using the OPAL Catalog. Please contact Andrew Whitis if you have any questions.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Muskingum Catalog has a new look and improved features

The library's catalog has been updated with some improved features that will help you when you are searching for books and more.

Search improvements

  • Choose a tab based on the type of search you are doing. If you know the title or author use one of those tabs. Otherwise begin with keyword. The ISBN search can be found on the More Options tab.
  • Select the My Accounts tab to renew books or see what you have checked out.
  • Select limits by date, type, or language to fine-tune your results. This is optional.
  • You can also limit to items not checked out. Remember, this will exclude electronic books and will show reference books in your results.

Results improvements:

  • Only see items available
  • Re-sort results after searching
  • Request items or add them to list to print or email
  • Quickly see shelving location, call number, and status (if it is available to be checked out or if it is already checked out)
Contact Andrew Whitis or Kate Wenger if you have questions about these changes.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Electronic Book Center now available

OhioLINK has announced the availability of the Electronic Book Center. This counterpart to the Electronic Journal Center currently provides access to over 5,000 scholarly books published by Oxford University Press and Springer. Additional titles from these publishers will be added over the coming months including. In addition, the ABC-CLIO Electronic Reference Book collection will be migrated to the Electronic Book Center soon.

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Access to more theological books

You now have access to one of the top ten largest theological collections in the United States from the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus (TCGC). TCGC members, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Pontifical College Josephinum and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, joined OPAL in January and officially joined OhioLINK in July. Their combined collection of 360,000 books can now be requested using the OPAL catalog or the OhioLINK catalog.

The addition of the three libraries brings the total number of OhioLINK members to 87, including 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 47 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio. Read the full press release from OhioLINK for more information.

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