Thursday, December 20, 2007

Service Downtime - Alexander Street Resources, Today, Dec. 20

Administrators will be performing server maintenance and network upgrades on December 20th (today) starting at 9:00 PM EST (8:00 PM CST) and lasting approximately 7 hours. Users may experience difficulty accessing Alexander Street resources during this time. Resources provided by Alexander Street include North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories, North American Theatre, North American Women's Drama, North American Women's Letters and Diaries, American Film Scripts Online, Asian American Drama, British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries, and Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures and the Environment.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Service Disruption - IEEE Xplore Will Be Down on Dec. 13th

ATTENTION IEEE USERS!

On Thursday, December 13th IEEE will perform planned maintenance to the IEEE Xplore digital library. During the maintenance, users may experience up to two hours of downtime beginning at approximately 4:00PM EST (3pm CST).

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ebrary - downtime...

Ebrary is a collection of over 20,000 electronic books which covers all academic subject areas with strengths in business & economics, computers & technology, science, medicine, education, history, and social science.

Ebrary is scheduling monthly system maintenance on the first Tuesday of each month, from 8pm-10pm PST (10pm-12am CST). During this period, the ebrary service may be unavailable.They are scheduling this on a standing monthly basis to provide earlier notification to end-users and streamline the maintenance process.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Get It!" Button Problems with Blackwell-Synergy Titles

The library is currently experiencing problems with how the dark red SFX "Get It!" button displays in the Blackwell Synergy e-journal publisher's site. The button is supposed to appear next to items to which the library does not subscribe. At the moment, it displays on all entries along with UT Austin's gold "Find It" button. We are working to get the issue resolved so that our users will not be confused about content access. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Maintenance Notice

THIS AFFECTS PHYSICSNETBASE AND ALL TAYLOR AND FRANCIS JOURNALS

Taylor & Francis will be performing maintenance on their servers. The maintenance will take place beginning Saturday December 1st 2007 at 7:00 A.M. Eastern Time through Sunday December 2nd 2007 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern Time.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this maintenance update.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Virtual Reference Chat

Due to the Thanksgiving Holidays, the Ask a UT System Librarian - Live Chat Service will not be staffed on Thursday and Friday. There will be no services offered during those two days.

Service will resume Sunday, Nov. 25th

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, November 19, 2007

McDermott Library Thanksgiving Hours

McDermott Library Thanksgiving Hours

Wednesday, November 21.......8am - midnight
Thursday, November 22.....CLOSED
Friday, November 23......CLOSED
Saturday, November 24......CLOSED
Sunday, November 25......1pm - (24 hours)

**NOTE: The Library will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday Nov. 25 to midnight Friday, Nov. 30 for final examinations**

Monday, November 12, 2007

Library Event - "Celebrating Women Veterans for Veterans Day"

Celebrating Women Veterans for Veterans Day
Featuring Kimberly D. OlsonCol. USAF (Ret.)

4-5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2007
McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410)
Presented by the History of Aviation Collection,Special Collections, McDermott Library, and theGalerstein Women's Center, UT Dallas
Free and Open to the Campus Community

Former U.S. Air Force Colonel Kim Olson will make a presentation on her book Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace in celebration of Women Veterans for Veterans Day. The book explores her mission to rebuild Iraq and her journey through the sound and gender barriers of military aviation. Col. Olson recently joined the Dallas Independent School District as Chief of the Human Development Department. The UTD Bookstore will have copies of Iraq and Back available at the presentation and at the reception that follows in the Special Collections Department, 3rd floor, McDermott Library. Call 972-883-4951 for further information.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

IEEE Xplore Demonstration, Nov. 9th, 3PM, TI Auditorium

Learn something new about IEEE Xplore, the premier database for research in electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science! Xplore provides access to over 1.3 million full-text documents from peer-reviewed journals, magazines, conference proceedings, transactions, and newsletters published by IEEE and IET. Coverage for all publications starts in 1988, with select titles starting as far back as 1952. Xplore is the only database that provides access to standards (1988 to present), and it is available exclusively to UTD students, staff and faculty.

When: Friday, November 9th, 3PM
Where: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102
What: IEEE Xplore demonstration. Come with questions! Refreshments will be served. RSVP not required.

--- courtesy of your Library Liaisons, Carol Oshel (Computer Science) and Matt Makowka (Electrical Engineering)

Service Disruption - Sat., November 10

All Alexander Street Press databases will be down for routine maintenance and upgrades on Saturday, Nov 10 from approximately 7:00pm-11pm EST (6pm-10pm CST).

The databases affected are:
Black Drama
British & Irish Women's Letters
Classical Music Library
Latin American Women Writers
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries & Oral Histories
North American Theater
North American Women's Drama
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Twentieth Century North American Drama

Monday, November 05, 2007

Upcoming Classes of Interest

Here are some upcoming classes that may be of interest to you...

Location for all classes is MC2.524 (except where noted )
See table below for schedule and topics of upcoming classes at McDermott Library

Geology Research: Wacky Weather 101
November 7th from 11am-12pm


From Global Warming to Tsunamis, the world we live on is changing. Knowing about the changes and what is happening around you is vital to surviving in today’s world. This class will help you use some of the databases we have to find out what disasters, climatic changes and other world events have occurred recently from all over the world.

Web Searching
November 7th from 4pm-5pm
Are you struggling with sorting through thousands if not millions of hits every time you search the Web via Yahoo! or Google? Fret no more! This session will help you hone your Web searching skills through the use of several simple but effective tools. Save time and reduce frustration with the tips in this lesson.

IEEE Downtime

On Saturday, 10 November, IEEE will implement an upgrade to the IEEE Xplore digital library.



As a result, users will experience approximately 2-4 hours of downtime on that date, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST (8:00am-12pm CST) .

A message will be posted to the IEEE Xplore home page to alert your users to the planned downtime.

Please take this into account when you plan your research.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Scheduled Downtime: Informaworld Publications

Please be advised that there will be a period of scheduled maintenance on the Informaworld website on Saturday 3rd November. Between 12:30 and 14:30 GMT (7:30am and 9:30am CDT) the site will be unavailable. Informaworld is the online home of publications from Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare. Informaworld representatives apologize in advance for any inconvenience the service disruption may cause.

Laptops in the library

Please note the following changes to the Laptops available for check out in Multimedia Services.

Currently, half of the laptops #1-16 still have MS Office 2003. While the second half #17-32 have been upgraded to MS Office 2007.

Please be aware that if you are looking for either versions of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) that BOTH 2003 and 2007 are now available on the laptops in Multimedia Services for check out.

Service Restored : Library Electronic Resources Are Working

Full service has been restored to the library's electronic resources. In particular, we were experiencing difficulties with the EBSCO databases earlier. Services are now back to normal with little or no delays in downloading articles. If you are experiencing any more difficulties, please contact a librarian or consult our troubleshooting page.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Service Disruption: Library Electronic Resources Down or Slow

Problems on the World Wide Web are interfering with the library's ability to reach our electronic resources. Patrons may experience long delays when attempting to access databases or online articles, or they may be timed out altogether. If you experience any difficulties, please try the resource again later. Thank you for your patience.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Service Unavailable

Please be aware that *all* web servers at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, October 27 between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

Texas Heritage Online (texasheritageonline.org) will be unavailable, as will www.thdi.org

The www.tsl.state.tx.us domain and the TexShare Database portal for public libraries hosted there will also be unavailable. This outage also includes The Library of Texas (www.libraryoftexas.org) and all TRAIL services.
The www.texshare.edu domain and all TexShare Database menu pages hosted there -- including all custom gateway menu pages -- will be unavailable.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Library Event - Lecture

McDermott Library Special Collections presents a free public lecture featuring Erasmo Pinero, Jr. of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth.

Monday, October 15, 2007 – 4-5 p.m.
McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410)

“Challenges and Opportunities in Aerospace” should be of interest to upcoming generations of scientists and engineers. Pinero, who fled from Cuba in the early 1970s, became an aeronautical engineer and currently works on the F-35 engine Test and Development Integration with the Joint Strike Fighter Propulsion Integration Group at Lockheed Martin.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Downtime for ebrary

Ebrary is a collection of over 20,000 electronic books which covers all academic subject areas with strengths in business & economics, computers & technology, science, medicine, education, history, and social science.

ebrary is scheduling monthly system maintenance on the first Tuesday of each month, from 8pm-10pm PST (10pm-12am CST). During this period, the ebrary service may be unavailable.

They are scheduling this on a standing monthly basis to provide earlier notification to end-users and streamline the maintenance process.

Sorry for the inconvenience


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ebooks Library (EBL) Maintenance Scheduled for Wed. Night, 9/26, 9-11pm

EBL, the Ebook Library, will be down for maintenance tonight from 9pm-11pm. Service should be restored after that time. This outage will affect any EBL titles that are linked to the library catalog.

Monday, September 24, 2007

2007 McDermott Library Lecture Series

Mars Phoenix Mission - Follow the Water
Featuring
UTD Professor John Hoffman

4-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007
McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410)

In early August NASA launched a rocket for planet Mars that includes a mass spectrometer built by longtime UTD professor Dr. John Hoffman and his team. The device is intended to find water ice and other water-related substances (minerals) on the Red Planet. Dr. Hoffman, a physics professor and Assoicate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in UTD's Physics Division, will discuss UT Dallas' exciting role in the Mars Phoenix Mission.

Free and open to the public. Call 972-883-4951 for details.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

WebCT Update

NOTE - THIS CAME FROM THE WEBCT ADMINISTRATOR:

WebCT is still experiencing the System Exception Errors that manifested on Sunday. They are still in the process of repairing the database error.
They are in contact with WebCT's technical support to expedite solution discovery. They are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible with no further data loss.

From what information that was able to be gathered from student input, this is the basic problem being experienced by many users of WebCT: failure to upload documents to WebCT discussion boards or emails.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Need Help with Creating a Works Cited or Bibliography? Come to Tomorrow's REFWORKS Class!


RefWorks Class

Create instant bibliographies -- RefWorks is a citation management service that allows you to import citations from online article indexes and databases, organize and manage these references within folders, automatically format them within papers and create instant bibliographies in a variety of styles.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 12th
Time: 3-4pm
Instructor: Carol Oshel
Location: MC 2.524 (Instruction Room at the back of the 2nd floor)

Please send an email to register. For more details call Carol Oshel, 972-883-2627. A quick tutorial and instructions for logging on to RefWorks are located on the Library’s website.

Monday, September 10, 2007

"Get It" Icon Won't Always Get It


When searching McDermott Library's databases, you'll often see this icon next to a citation. In theory, if you click this icon, you will sometimes get a link to an electronic full-text article. We are currently having difficulties with this service, but you can still get links to full-text articles. Just go to the library's catalog and find the journal from your citation using a "Journal/Periodical Title" search. The catalog will provide an ejournal link (if available). Call the Reference Desk (972-883-2643) for further assistance.







Friday, September 07, 2007

Electronic Journals Are Back!

We have resolved the problem with linking to our electronic journal holdings. The problem primarily affected access to electronic journals in Academic Search Complete via the library catalog, but the service provider has assured us that the problem has been fixed. We appreciate your patience while access was down.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

E-reserves/Docutek

Great news, docutek is back up!!!

Sorry for the inconvenience

2007 McDermott Library-UTD Mercury Writers Series

"Play by Play" by Bill Mercer
and Booksigning

4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007
McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410)

Legendary broadcaster Bill Mercer will appear at UTD to discuss his new memoir of a remarkable 50-year sportscasting career. He appeared in the McDermott Library-UTD Mercury Writers Series in 2005 to discuss his role in covering the John F. Kennedy Assassination in 1963. Mercer currently serves as the PA announcer at UTD Comet basketball games. His book gives an insider's view particularly of sports and the ins and outs of calling play-by-play and interviewing celebrity athletes. His career includes play-by-play duties for the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago White Sox and the North Texas Mean Green. The UTD Bookstore will have Mercer's books available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Call 972-883-4951 for details.

EReserves/Docutek Down

We spoke too soon in our last post! The EReserves server is suffering from extremely slow download times, effectively rendering it down. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and will post a new message as soon as EReserves becomes fully operational.

EReserves are back up

Docutek (Ereserves) is working again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

EReserves/Docutek

Docutek (ereserves) is not working. The library has a call in to Docutek support, and we'll have things working again as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Labor Day Holiday

The Library will close at midnight Sunday, September 2nd and be closed all day Monday, September 3rd for the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4th.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ebrary E-Book Service Planned Down Time, Aug. 29

Ebrary e-book service may be unavailable at times during 10:00PM-11:00PM CST planned maintenance window on Wednesday 29-August-2007. We will be performing software maintenance on database systems. We apologize to our users for any convenience in advance.

Monday, August 27, 2007

E-reserves/Docutek

*Notice*

Docutek / E-Reserves is now running at its regular speed. We apologize for any inconvenience while the service was operating at less than optimal speed.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Texshare Databases - down time

Due to scheduled maintenance, the state library's Web servers will be unavailable on:

Friday, August 24th,
from 12:01 am through 5:00 am
and from 7:00 pm to midnight

as we perform scheduled maintenance.

Libraries and individuals who access the TexShare Databases using menu pages hosted on TSLAC servers will be unable to access these resources during this time.


We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Database Back Up - Smithsonian Global Sound

The Smithsonian Global Sound database is now up and in perfect working order. The library thanks our users for their patience.

Database Down - Smithsonian Global Sound

The Smithsonian Global Sound database is down until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience to our users while we look into this issue.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Docutek - E Reserves

Docutek is experiencing server problems. I have put in a service request and will advise everyone when I know something.

**UPDATE**

Docutek/e-reserves is up and running. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

IEEE Xlpore Briefly Down, Monday, August 13

The IEEE Xplore Digital Library will be down for 30 minutes on Monday, August 13th, starting at 10:30 am (CST) for maintenance. Representatives at IEEE thank our users for their patience while they improve their systems.

Philosopher's Index Down, Saturday, August 11

The Philosopher's Index database by SilverPlatter will experience downtime starting on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8pm CST and ceasing on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1am CST. PI will not be available for 5 hours while maintenance is performed on it. SilverPlatter apologizes for the inconvenience caused to our users and is appreciative of your patience.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Library System Upgrade Complete

The library catalog upgrade was a success, and it is now back online. Patrons may now check out laptops and other library materials as well as access their library accounts. Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding as the library worked to improve this service for our users.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Library System Upgrade: Aug. 6-Aug. 7

Library System Upgrade

8/6/07 (Monday) - 8/7/07 (Tuesday)

Services UNAVAILABLE during upgrade

* Laptop
* Checkout and Renewal of Library Material
* Online Library Account


Services AVAILABLE during upgrade

* Information Commons
* Printing, Copying, and Scanning


Thank you for your patience and understanding

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

IEEE Database Down on Saturday, Aug. 4

The IEEE Xplore database, including access to its IEEE and IEE electronic publications, will be down on Saturday, August 4th, from 8am to 8pm CST for system upgrades. Officials at IEEE apologize for the inconvenience the disruption will cause and thanks their users for their patience while they improve their systems.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Electronic Reserves - Back up

Electronic Reserves is back up. Thank you for your patience.

Electronic Reserves Down

The Electronic Reserves system (Docutek) is down due to technical problems. The library apologizes for any inconvenience posed to our patrons while we work with Docutek to get Reserves restored.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Databases,e-journals and e-books

The databases, e-journals and e-books are back up and accessible. Thank you for your patience.

Databases, Ejournals, Ebooks Down

The library is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the proxy server, which affects access to all subscription electronic resources -- databases, e-journals, and e-books. We are working hard to resolve this issue as quickly as possibly and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to all our patrons.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Service Disruptions: Copy Center, Marketplace, WebCT - Saturday, July 14th

Due to planned electrical upgrades at the Multipurpose/Administration Building (MP) on Saturday, July 14th, from 8a.m. to 6 p.m, the library expects several of our services dependent on systems in that building to be temporarily unavailable.
  • Patrons will be unable to use their Comet Cards to print or make photocopies at our Copy Center (the system for printing will be down). They will still be able to make photocopies using cash or scan documents for free.
  • Marketplace for paying online fines and fees will be unavailable.
  • WebCT is expected to be down during this time too.

The timing of the upgrade is intended to minimize inconvenience to the various University constituencies due to loss of computer systems and services. The weekend of July 14-15 is the optimal remaining weekend in the summer when this upgrade can occur with minimal impact.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated as this important project is accomplished.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Summer Finals:

Library hours for finals are as posted:

Open for 24 hours
Starting at
1pm on Sunday, July 22, 2007
To
Midnight, July 27, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Library Closed July 4th


The McDermott Library will be closing at midnight on July 3rd and opening again at 8am on July 5th.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Service Disruption - IEEE Xplore Database on June 27th

From IEEE :

We are writing to inform you that the IEEE Xplore Digital Library will be unavailable from 3:00pm-4:00pm EDT (2-3pm CST) on 27 June due to scheduled maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions, please contact us at onlinesupport@ieee.org.

IEEE thanks you for your support, and we look forward to providing you with excellent service in the years to come.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Service Disruption - Informaworld Publications on June 25th

Informaworld, publisher of over 50 print and electronic journals at the McDermott Library, expects a downtime of 2 hours for scheduled maintenance on midnight (BST), Tuesday, June 26th (or Monday, June 25th, 6pm CST). The publisher apologizes for any inconvenience the maintenance downtime may cause.

Service Disruption - Nature Publications on June 22nd and July 6th

The library has been informed that Nature Publishing Group, publisher of Nature and its associated e-journals, will be taking down its publications for periodic maintenance.

  • On midnight (EST) of Saturday, June 23rd (or 11pm CST on June 22nd), there will be and estimated 15 to 30 minutes of downtime.
  • On midnight (EST) of Saturday, July 7th (or 11pm CST on July 6th), there will be an estimated 15 minutes of downtime.

We apologize for any inconvenience these disruptions will cause.

Monday, June 18, 2007

RefWorks Assistance

RefWorks allows you to import citations from online article indexes and databases, organize and manage these references within folders, automatically format them within papers and create instant bibliographies in a variety of styles.

Information Sessions By Appointment

Call Carol Oshel 972-883-2627

Carol.oshel@utdallas.edu

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Service Disruption - Wilson Web

As you may be aware, we experienced a disruption of our internet service from approximately 6:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST, yesterday that affected all Wilson subscribers. This disruption included access to WilsonWeb, our homepage site, as well as our telephone and email.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Construction crews installing a water main at a nearby construction site severed a major network fiber backbone that provided internet and voice communications to all companies located our area of the Bronx, NY.

Again, please accept our apologies for this unfortunate situation. We are investigating ways to prevent any similar disruptions in the future.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Service Outage - Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The service client for interlibrary loan requests, Illiad, is undergoing upgrades this afternoon. We anticipate that patrons will be unable to place requests or access their ILL accounts for approximately 45 to 60 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day Hours

In Observance of Memorial Day, the McDermott Library's hours will be:

Sunday, May 27 - closed midnight
Monday, May 28 - CLOSED
Tuesday, May 29 - resume regular hours

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Service Outage for IEEE Xplore on Wednesday, May 30th

IEEE Xplore Digital Library will be unavailable from 1:00pm-2:00om CST (2:00pm-3:00pm EDT) on Wednesday, May 30th due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Serive Outage: Wiley Interscience E-Journals on Monday, May 21

Wiley InterScience Maintenance Status:

Due to a scheduled upgrade to Wiley InterScience, access to full-text content may be temporarily unavailable on the indicated date and time: Monday, May 21, 4:00am CST (9:00am GMT). The duration of the interruption should be approximately 45 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Power Outage: Library closed

Due to a power outage caused by overnight storms, the library as well as the rest of the university is closed Thursday, May 03, 2007, except for essential personnel. Watch the university homepage for updates or check the emergency contact line at 972-883-7669.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New Hours During Intersession

Please note the library's hours during intersession:

Intersession Library Hours (972-883-2955)
Tues, May 1 - Fri, May 4
Sat, May 5
Sun, May 6
Mon, May 7 - Fri, May 11
Sat, May 12
Sun, May 13
Mon, May 14
9 am - 6 pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
9 am - 6 pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
Regular hours resume

Printing Unavailable Thursday, May 3rd, Through Friday, May 4th

While the library's InfoCom computer lab (second floor) undergoes printer upgrades, printing will not be available on Thursday, May 3rd, or Friday, May 4th. This outage applies to circulating laptops too. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, April 23, 2007

EXTENDED HOURS @ The Library for FINALS WEEK


For finals week, the library will remain open 24 hours Monday through Friday, April 23rd through April 27th. It will resume regular operating hours on Saturday, April 28th.

Library Building Final Exam Week Hours (972-883-2955)
Sunday, April 22
Monday, April 23
Tuesday, April 24
Wednesday, April 25
Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
Sunday, April 29
Monday, April 30
1 pm – midnight
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours, Closes at midnight
9 am – 8 pm
1 pm – 2 am
8 am – 10 pm

Thursday, April 12, 2007

SCOPUS Science Database Downtime on Saturday, April 14th

Please be advised that maintenance has been scheduled on the SCOPUS multidisciplinary scientific database for Saturday April 14th, resulting in system downtime. It is anticipated that SCOPUS will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours, starting at 7:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Features from IEEE

News from IEEE
IEEE Xplore Database
SIGN UP FOR IEEE STANDARDS ALERTS VIA EMAIL OR RSS IEEE Xplore now features opt-in standards alerts to keep you up-to-date on standards revisions available through email or RSS. This free service has recently been expanded to enable any IEEE Xplore user to be notified whenever a new standard or draft is published or a standard is revised.
Users have the option to sign up for standards alerts based on industry or version number. To sign up, visit:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocalerts_signup.jsp

Monday, March 19, 2007

Library Event: Refworks Instruction


RefWorks allows you to import citations from online article indexes and databases, organize and manage these references within folders, automatically format them within papers and create instant bibliographies in a variety of styles.

Information Session
March 22, 1-2pm
MC 2.524

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Announcing Extended Service Hours for Live Chat Reference on March 19th

Will extend its Chat Reference hours
on Monday March 19th to:

Monday – Thursday : noon until midnight
Friday – noon until 4pm
Sunday – 6pm until midnight

Monday, March 12, 2007

Service Restored - Fines & Fees Now Payable Through Marketplace

MarketPlace (http://www.utdallas.edu/library/howto/online_payment.htm), the tool for paying fines and fees online, has been restored. For those patrons who may have had problems using this service over the weekend, the library sincerely apologizes.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Service Disruption - No Fine Payments via Marketplace on Thursday, March 8th, 4-9pm

Maintenance is required to make current technological systems compliant with the new Daylight Saving Time standard. It will involve taking multiple server systems offline occurring on Thursday, March 8, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Services that will be affected include WebCT, MarketPlace, and others. MarketPlace (http://www.utdallas.edu/library/howto/online_payment.htm) allows patrons to pay library fines and fees online.

Thank you for your patience as this important work is accomplished. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Service Disruption - IEEE Xplore Downtime on Friday, March 9th, 1-4pm

An upgrade of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library (http://libproxy.utdallas.edu/login?url=http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore) is scheduled for Friday, 9 March. During this deployment, the system will be unavailable for up to three hours beginning at 1:00pm CST.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Library Alert: System Upgrade

McDermott Library is upgrading the Information Commons & Laptops during the Spring Break (March 6-8).

During this upgrade, computers and printing equipment will be unavailable. You are encouraged to use the Computer Labs on campus while we upgrade our system.

Please excuse this inconvenience.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Service Disruption - ScienceDirect and Scopus Downtime on Saturday, March 3rd

Please be advised that maintenance has been scheduled on Elsevier's ScienceDirect e-journal service (http://libproxy.utdallas.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com) and the Scopus science database (http://libproxy.utdallas.edu/login?url=http://www.scopus.com) for Saturday March 3rd, 2007 resulting in some system downtime. It is anticipated that ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable for approximately 9 hours, starting at 5:30 AM CST.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Library Lecture Series: "Chess and Emotional Development: Helping the Whole Child”

A remarkable educator will be visiting UTD on Tuesday, Feb. 27. David MacEnulty of New York is scheduled to present “Chess and Emotional Development: Helping the Whole Child” prior to accepting UTD’s 4th annual “Chess Educator of the Year Award.”

The event, a part of the 6th Annual ChessFest organized by McDermott Library and the UTD Chess Program, is open to everyone on campus and begins in the library’s McDermott Suite (MC 4.4) at 6:15 p.m. with a reception. The program follows at 7 p.m.

Please contact Jim Stallings, Director of the UTD Chess Program, if you plan to attend - campus extension 2898 or email james.stallings@utdallas.edu.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Service Disruption - Elsevier's ScienceDirect E-Journal Service, Saturday, Feb. 24

Elsevier's ScienceDirect e-journals (http://libproxy.utdallas.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com) will be unavailable on Saturday, February 24th for approximately 9 hours starting at 5:00 AM CST (11:00 GMT). We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause to ScienceDirect users, which we hope we can minimize by providing this advance notice.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Library Class: Refworks


Is now available from the McDermott Library Home Page

RefWorks is a citation management service that allows you to import citations from online article indexes and databases, organize and manage these references within folders, automatically format them within papers and
CREATE INSTANT BIBLIOGRAPHIES
in a variety of styles.

Training is available in MC2.524 on March 1st, 4:30-5:30pm. Other dates TBA.
Register with loreen.phillips@utdallas.edu or call Carol Oshel, ext 2627 for more details.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Service Disruption - ebrary E-Book Service, Feb. 7 : 10pm-2am

The library has recently been notified that the ebrary e-book service (http://libproxy.utdallas.edu/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/utdallas) could be temporarily down for maintenance on Wednesday, February 7th, 10pm-2am. They apologize to the library and our patrons for any inconvenience this interruption may cause.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Service Disruption - Electronic Reserves

E-Reserves (http://utdallas.docutek.com/eres/) may be down starting at 1 pm for maintenance. Accessing electronic reserves may be disrupted for a short period of time.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Alert!

The Blackwell-Synergy Journals are available online again. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Alert!! Online Journals - problems with accessing them

Blackwell-Synergy journals are unavailable to access online at this time. The publisher has been alerted.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We will let you know as soon as possible when they will be accessible again.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Library Services

Need Help?

Use one of our Ask-A-Librarian Services

Either click on the icon from any library page OR

Ask-A-Librarian by email at http://www.utdallas.edu/library/howto/forms/erfform.html OR
Ask a UT System Librarian -- Live Chat http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/students/ask.html
(Monday-Thurs. 12:00-6:00 pm; Friday 12:00-4:00 pm CST)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Library Event - Class: Refworks

ATTENTION!

Do You Know What a Bibliography is?
Learn how to use RefWorks
(a citation management service that allows you to import citations from online article indexes and databases, organize and manage these references within folders, automatically format them within papers and create instant bibliographies)

January 24th 4-5pm and February 5th 12-1pm
MC2.524
Other dates TBA

RefWorks is available FREE from the Library Home Page
Call Carol Oshel 972-883-2627 for more details

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Alert!!!!! - Snow Day!!!!

Due to Inclement Weather the UT Dallas Campus is Closed Today, January 17, 2007

Have a great snow day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Service Disruption - ScienceDirect Journals, Jan. 20th

On Saturday, January 20th, Elsevier's ScienceDirect (http://libproxy.utdallas.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com) e-journal service will be down for upgrades. ScienceDirect will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours, starting at 1:30 pm (CST). ScienceDirect representatives and the McDermott Library apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Martin Luther King Jr. - Holiday

Don't forget that today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the library will be closed all day. The library will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.

Have a great day, and see you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Attention, CS/EE Students


CS/EE Library Orientation
Learn how to locate paper and electronic books, journals, conference proceedings, and more.

TI Auditorium (2.102 ECS South)
Wednesday, January 17th, 4-5 pm.


Call 972-883-6773 or 972-883-2627, or e-mail Carol or Matt for more information,
RSVP not required

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