Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Chairs

The library is the proud owner of two more comfy chairs! Come grab a cushy seat and curl up as you research for papers or study for finals. A librarian is nearby, ready to help with any questions or last-minute research needs you may have. And if you come by on Friday, we've got fresh popcorn!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Popcorn Fridays at the Library

Come visit the library on Friday afternoons for free, freshly-popped popcorn!

Take the edge off your hunger and munch on some delicious popcorness while doing your research or grabbing a few books for the weekend. We'll be making up a fresh batch every Friday afternoon until 5 pm (and there are usually leftovers, so grab a bag Friday night or Saturday as well!).


Monday, February 09, 2009

OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center

Update: The EJC is still experiencing problems. If you need to access a journal article that would normally be provided by the EJC, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian, and we'll do our best to provide a work-around. In particular, we except to have difficulties with off-campus access of our articles until the situation is resolved.

Below is a message from OhioLINK. For fuller and up-to-date information, please visit the Electronic Journal Center page.
A message from OhioLINK Important Message to the OhioLINK community of students, faculty, and staff:

Beginning Wednesday afternoon, February 4, the OhioLINK computer disk storage system suffered a widespread, and supposedly not possible, multiple component failure affecting all major services with the exception of the OhioLINK Library Catalog. We have restored all services except the Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Restoration of the EJC remains under vigorous analysis, but unfortunately we know that any solution will not be immediate. In light of this, we are taking immediate steps to provide alternative access to the resources of the EJC through the various Web sites of the EJC journal publishers.

As noted on this page, we have immediate access to many EJC publisher sites and are working to expand access to the rest as quickly as possible. While the EJC is down, we will continue to improve this site to direct you to the proper publishers. We will also work to adjust our systems that link article citations to full text in the EJC by redirecting links to the publisher sites. We are examining every possibility to keep you connected to resources you need and to improve that connectivity as quickly as possible, while the EJC is not available.

We will keep you up to date through this Web page and the “New at OhioLINK” announcements at www.ohiolink.edu. Your local library will also always know the latest news.

The OhioLINK staff is sincerely sorry for this significant disruption in services. We remain committed, as we have since 1992, to providing high quality information resources on a consistent and reliable basis to the Ohio higher education community.

Tom Sanville, Executive Director, tom@ohiolink.edu
February 8, 2009

You can contact the library for help at any time by dialing 826-8152 or emailing library@muskingum.edu.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Welcome back! Here's what you missed


Welcome back Muskies! Hope you had a great summer. We were very busy while you were gone. The first thing you might notice when you come into the Library is that there is a lot more space on the main floor by the computers. We took down a bunch of shelves. Stop by and check out the view.

We added/changes some databases...

Philosopher's Index
The primary research tool for philosophy. Index, abstracts, and some full text from 570 journals covering 15 philosophical research areas.

Biography Reference Bank (replaces American National Biography)
Biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present. This is a great resource for education majors. Your K-12 students have access to this database through INFOhio.

Consumer Health Complete
Health information written for the general public. This would be a great resource if you are looking for current authoritative information for a speech, paper, or health education project.

Science Online (replaces AccessScience)
Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. A great resource for K-12 science education majors. Another database available to all K-12 schools through INFOhio.

World Book (replaces Encyclopaedia Britannica online...we still EB in print)
Encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, and other research tools. Yet another great resource available to K-12 schools through INFOhio. We have it set to go directly to Word Book Advanced for college level information, but there is another interface you can use when working with early childhood students.

Finally, three new libraries joined the OhioLINK family. You can now request books from Ohio Christian University, St. Mary Seminary, and the University of Northwestern Ohio through the OhioLINK Catalog.

Those are the big things that happened over the summer. We didn't get to take much of a vacation, so there aren't any beach pics. We did attend the OPAL conference at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus. Here is a snap of the closing session of the conference.

Let us know if you have any questions. Use the Ask Us live chat box on our main web page or stop by the Reference Desk.

Hope you have a great year!

The Library Staff

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Extended Hours + Snacks = Good Place for You to Study

The library will be open until midnight on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We will have snacks and hot drinks during the evening hours. Plan on stopping by if you're looking for a quiet place to study or just need to print off that final paper.

Hours during finals week:

Saturday, December 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 9: 1 p.m. to 12 Midnight
Monday, December 10: 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Tuesday, December 11: 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Wednesday, December 12: 8 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Thursday, December 13: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, December 14: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 15: CLOSED
Saturday, December 16: CLOSED

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Return items by December 7 to avoid paying big $$$ later

A friendly reminder to Undergraduate students...ALL items borrowed from the Library must by returned by 8 p.m on Friday, December 7. Items not returned will be treated as lost and billed for replacement.

Contact Zelda Patterson immediately if you need to keep books past December 7. You can email zeldap@muskingum.edu or call 740-826-8156. All fines not paid and replacement costs for items not returned by December 7 will be added to your account in the Business Office.

The not so fine print about replacement costs...

Lost library items borrowed from OPAL and OhioLINK libraries are $125.00 each. Item returned within three months of being billed will be credited a $75.00 refund. However, the $50 billing and processing fee cannot be refunded. No refunds can be made after three months.

Lost library items owned by Muskingum are $100.00 each.
Items returned within three months of being billed will be credited an $85.00 refund. However, the $15.00 billing fee cannot be refunded. No refunds will be made after three months.

Need more information? Contact Zelda now! BTW, this is also all spelled out in the Circulation policy.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

More than 200 Popular Reading Books!

Have some free time? Bored? Tired of concentrating on classes and nothing else? The Muskingum College Library has the solution for you!

Stop by the Library to browse through more than 200 popular reading books, specifically chosen for your reading enjoyment. Shelved in the reference area on the main floor, the popular reading collection will continue to change with approximately ten brand new releases added each month.

To find out more about this exciting new collection, please read our previous post.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

More comfortable chairs have arrived

Four more comfortable chairs were delivered last Friday. Make sure to try them out the next time you are in the Library. If you are looking for a quiet study space, you might want to try the study carrels located in the book stacks on the top and bottom floors.


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.


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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Monday, August 06, 2007

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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Thursday, April 19, 2007

All Library Items Due Wednesday, April 25

Just a friendly reminder to Undergraduate students that ALL items borrowed from the Library are due Wednesday, April 25 by 11 p.m. Library items not returned by this time will be treated as lost and billed for replacement.

If you need to use a library item past April 25 for a paper or project, please contact Zelda Patterson immediately (email zeldap@muskingum.edu or phone 826-8156).

Library fines not paid and replacement costs for items not returned will be added to your account in the Business Office on Thursday, April 26.

Replacement costs include:
Library items borrowed from OPAL and OhioLINK colleges and universities will be billed at the rate of $125.00 each. Items returned within three months of being billed will be given a $75.00 refund for each item. A billing and processing fee of $50.00 per item will not be refunded. No refunds will be made after an item has been billed for three months.

Library items from the Muskingum College Library will be billed at the rate of $100.00 each. Items returned within three months of being billed will be given an $85.00 refund for each item. A billing fee of $15.00 per item will not be refunded. No refunds will be made after an item has been billed for three months.

Thank you for returning library materials in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact Zelda at 826-8156.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Library, it's more than just books

This is National Library Week, a perfect time to check us out. Ideas and the space, resources, and personal service you need to succeed are @ your library. Most people think of books when they think of the Library. However, we offer a lot more than just shelf after shelf after shelf of books.

You can do these and a whole lot more by visiting the Library virtually or in person. Remember, we’re here to help you!

You can help us, by letting us know what you think. Stop by the Library and take a brief survey. Oh, and feel free to help yourself to some candy too.

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