Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Acquisitions Webpage with RSS feed

It is now easier then ever before to search the library's newest additions! Categories are arranged by Library of Congress classification and reflect books, videos and other materials added to the library collection in the most recent two weeks. Click on the category to see the new titles; clicking on an individual title will take you into the library's catalog for more details on the item. You even have the option of subscribing to the RSS feeds to alert you to new materials in your field of interest. Click on the RSS icon next to a subject area to subscribe to those notices.
A most gracious thank you to GTS (especially Jessie Twaddle and Billy Visto) for making this possible for us!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Interlibrary Loan delays

We've watched out the windows of the library with fascination as the new academic building has gone through each phase of construction. As it nears completion and work on the West Mall begins, we're excited about the changes occurring in our section of campus.

The progress being made on these projects means vehicle access to the library building will be temporarily restricted on Campus Center Drive. Since Chapel Drive is also closed for construction, our interlibrary loan courier vans will need to suspend deliveries for the time being while these projects are advanced.

If you're expecting an interlibrary loan book or other physical item, there's a good chance it will be delayed in arriving at Gustavus. (Articles and copies that arrive electronically will not be affected.) If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact Sonja at the library. Thanks for your patience!

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Message from Minitex

You may be reading the news about a possible state government shutdown and its potential impact on public universities.This message from Minitex is reassuring for our summer research - at least for now.
The University of Minnesota has announced that it would be able to sustain operations for a period of time that is yet to be determined if a state government shutdown begins on July 1, 2011. Minitex is part of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries and will also sustain operations depending upon the length of the shutdown. We also anticipate that the MnLINK Gateway will continue to be operational. We will continue to provide services and maintain staff during this period, and we are very hopeful that any shutdown will be brief.

We will try to keep the Minitex Delivery System operational since it delivers needed resources to people and links with many local libraries in the three-state region. We will also plan on continuing to fill requests from the University Libraries and refer requests to other libraries as appropriate.
Thank you, Minitex!