Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Downtime for ScienceDirect and SCOPUS on Saturday, 8/28

ScienceDirect and SCOPUS will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 28th, from 6:30am to 3:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience while both these services receive important upgrades.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Catalog Up and Working

Library system administrators inform us that the catalog is up and running. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding while the catalog was undergoing a critical update.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Catalog DOWN, 8/12 & 8/13

The online library catalog will be down for a large upgrade and maintenance today and possibly most of tomorrow. We will post an update as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, we encourage our patrons to contact a librarian (972-883-2643) for assistance with searching our collections.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Library Intersession Hours, CLOSED This Weekend

The library will be closing at 9pm tonight as the university enters its intersession (between semesters) period.

Hours during intersession:

Thurs. & Fri. (Aug. 12 & 13) : 8am - 6pm

Sat. & Sun. (Aug. 14 & 15) : CLOSED

Mon. - Wed. (Aug. 16 - 18) : 8am - 6pm

Starting Thurs. (Aug. 19), library commences regular fall semester hours

Monday, August 09, 2010

Wiley Online Library Not Fully Working

When Wiley InterScience migrated to its new platform, Wiley Online Library, on August 7th and 8th, the transition did not go without its flaws. Some of the old Wiley links do not redirect the user properly; some content to which the library is subscribed cannot be accessed; and some content to which the library does not subscribe can be incorrectly accessed, among other issues. Since many of the links in the catalog must be updated manually, the update to the library's catalog and e-journals pages will require a few days to execute. We ask our patrons for their patience while the library makes the necessary update.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Library CLOSES Early on Saturday, Aug. 7th

The library building and on-campus bookstore have been CLOSED early today due to continuing difficulties with providing electrical power to these buildings. We will provide another update soon to inform our patrons if this problem will affect the opening time of the library on Sunday. The library apologizes for any inconvenience to our patrons. Electronic resources from the library website should remain unaffected by the power outage.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Goodbye, Wiley InterScience. Hello, Wiley Online Library

Wiley InterScience will be taken offline this weekend from Saturday, August 7th, at 3am until Sunday, August 8th, at 11pm. The publisher will be migrating the journal service from Wiley InterScience to a new platform, Wiley Online Library. The disruption caused by the migration should only last during the time stated above. However, as past experience dictates, we may experience additional downtime beyond that which Wiley has officially stated.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

UPDATE: Library to Resume Normal Operating Hours on Wednesday, 8/04

The library will resume its normal operating hours on Wednesday, August 4th. It will continue to stay closed today while repair crews finish their work on campus.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Library Will Be Closed on Tuesday, 8/03

As reported by campus officials, the entire University, including the McDermott Library, will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 8/03, while repairs continue on the power. A new status report on the state of campus operations will be reported on the University homepage no later than noon tomorrow.
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