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


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
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