Monday, September 22, 2008

New items added in September

Here are a few of the items added to the Library's collection in September. The complete New Item List is available on the Collections page on our web site.

Queer theology : rethinking the western body / edited by Gerard Loughlin BT708 .Q44 2007

The counterfeiters [videorecording] = Die Fälscher The counterfeiters /written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky D743.23 .F35 2008

Articulating citizenship : civic education and student politics in Southeastern China, 1912-1940 / Robert Culp JQ1517.A2 C858 2007

Zwartboek [videorecording] = Black book / screenplay by Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven PN1997.2 .B533 2007

As far as my feet will carry me [videorecording] / screenplay written by Bastian Clevé, Hardy Martins, Bernd Schwamm. PN1997.2.S69 A84 2007

A concise companion to Shakespeare and the text / edited by Andrew Murphy. PR3071 .C665 2007

Sir Cumference and the dragon of pi : a math adventure / by Cindy Neuschwander illustrated by Wayne Geehan 516.15 N3989s


Friday, September 19, 2008

Renew items before they go overdue

Remember, you can renew your books using the My Account link on any library web page. You will need to enter your name and 14 digit bar code number from the back of your Muskingum College ID to view the items you have checked out. You have the opportunity to renew books up to four times (3 weeks each time) as long as no one else has placed a hold on the book.

Click on the Checked Out Items button to view the list. Then check the box to the left of the item(s) you want to renew and click the Renew Selected button. The system will show how many times you have renewed and the new due date.

It is your responsibility to renew items checked out. If you do not renew items, fines will start to accrue (50 cents per day). If you let the item go 21 days over due, you will automatically be charged a replacement fee ($85 for Muskingum book or $125 for OhioLINK book). Detailed information about fines and replacement fees can be found on the circulation policy page.

Please contact the Library at (740) 826-8152 if you have questions or if you are having problems renewing items.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Online library services restored

The OHIONET office in Columbus has power once again. The Muskingum College Library Catalog/OPAL Catalog are back online and available for use. Off-campus access to databases appears to be working. Electronic reserves are also available again.

Please contact the Library at (740) 826-8152 if you have questions.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Black and White: Student Drawing and Photography - Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Associate Professor of Art John Sun and his students will discuss their fall semester art exhibition being hosted in Library. Please join us Thursday, September 18 at 2:30 p.m. to view the art and talk to the student artists. Light refreshments will be served.


Access Issues to Muskingum Catalog and Databases Due to Columbus Power Outage

Updated and Revised on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 6:40 p.m.

The power outage in Columbus continues to impact the availability of many online library resources hosted by the OHIONET office in Upper Arlington.

The following resources are still unavailable for student, faculty, and staff use:
  • Muskingum College Library Catalog/OPAL Catalog, including the ability to renew Muskingum or OhioLINK items checked out
  • Accessing databases using the links on the Muskingum College Library web site, because they rely on the OPAL proxy server to be online
  • Electronic course reserves, because it requires the OPAL Catalog server to be online
  • Remote authentication for off-campus access to all databases, because it requires the OPAL proxy server to be online
  • Ability to request a book using the OhioLINK Central Catalog, because authentication requires the OPAL Catalog server to be online
The following search alternatives are still functioning, because they use the OhioLINK web site:
  • Three out of the four QuickSearch tabs on the Library’s home page are still operational on-campus. The Articles, eBooks, and eReference QuickSearches are working. The Books QuickSearch is not work because the OPAL Catalog server is not online.
  • You can find a book in our Library by using the OhioLINK Catalog Advanced Keyword Search page and choosing OPAL Libraries as the "Location" limit. You will have to view the list of libraries that own the book to determine if it is Muskingum College or one of the other OPAL member libraries.
  • You can access research databases (including the Electronic Journal Center and the Electronic Book Center) on-campus through the OhioLINK Databases page.
OhioLINK’s servers have been running on a backup generator since Sunday afternoon.

We will notify the campus community when these services have been restored. We do not know how long the power outage will last. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that power may not be restored completely until this weekend.

Please contact the Library at (740) 826-8152 if you have questions.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

New Popular Reading Books for September

Our popular reading collection is just inside our doors and contains over 200 new releases and best sellers. Come relax in one of our chairs or check one out to take it home with you!

Leather Maiden
Lansdale, Joe R.

The Gargoyle
Davidson, Andrew

The Grift
Ginsberg, Debra

Underground: A Greywalker Novel
Richardson, Kat

MacKinnon, Amy

Icarus at the Edge of Time
Greene, Brian

Fuller, David

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Schaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows

The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and hope in an Age of Extremism
Suskind, Ron

Moscow Rules
Silva, Daniel