The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

New Tool for Finding Full Text of Articles

The Grainger Engineering Library website features a new tool for finding full text that searches the Online Research Resources, the Discover knowledgebase, and the UIUC Catalog in a single search. If you have a citation for an article, this is the most efficient way to determine whether the item is available in electronic or print form at UIUC. Here is the link to the Grainger page and the tool:

Enter the journal name, 1st author's last name, volume, start page, and year, click "look for article" and get the most complete answer possible as to the availability of that article at UIUC.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I-Share Catalog problems

There are two problems with the I-Share catalog that will affect INHS Library users.

1) When requesting delivery of items to locations other than UIUC libraries, you may receive an error message that there are no items available to request. This occurs when the I-Share server is very busy, and it happens because the screen was unable to refresh to reflect the selected pickup location. When this happens, try again, preferably at a time when the server is less busy. The bug has been reported, and we are hoping for a fix soon.

2) I-Share system administrators have been unable to update the I-Share catalog since Aug. 15 (normally updates are done daily). As a result, the newest items added to I-Share libraries' collections are not indicated in the I-Share catalog, and also that the statuses (available, checked out, overdue, etc.) of items in the I-Share catalog are as of Aug. 15. In the majority of cases, this will not affect requesting or other activities in I-Share. Note that the UIUC catalog and other I-Share library local catalogs are up-to-date with respect to items added and item statuses. Our consortium office is working diligently to correct the problem.

Thanks for your patience, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have problems or questions.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

UIUC Library user education opportunities

The UIUC Library is offering training workshops in September and October on various topics including the Online Catalog and RefWorks. See the UIUC Library Schedule of Events for dates and times and links to registration for those sessions requiring registration.