Friday, August 28, 2009

WorldCat Local - Incorrect Holdings

Patrons may find records in WorldCat Local that are not in the Classic Catalog. The WorldCat Local instructions under "Get This Item" may tell the patron to go to the circulation desk for assistance. Please get the OCLC number for the item and inform Clara about these occurrences. She will delete the record. Let her know about other errors or problems. For now, we do not have control over all the canned messages that patrons see in the WorldCat Local interface.

With my patron, I explained that there are still some errors in the new WorldCat Local database and that we are working to fix them. I thanked her for bringing it to our attention.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Interface for Chronicle of HE

There is a new interface for the Chronicle. Please familiarize yourself with it if you've not done so already.

Chronicle of Higher Education

New Editions of MLA and APA Style Manuals

On the shelf right now is the new edition of the MLA style manual (5 copies in REF and 5 copies in MAIN). Also we will soon be getting a new edition of the APA style manual (also 5 copies in REF and 5 copies in MAIN).

The 'Citing Sources' page has been updated with a new link to MLA and will be updated when we get the APA manuals.

Shortcut to Library Systems Work Order

Notice that I put a shortcut on the desktop of the Ref PC that goes to the Library Systems Work Order online form. It is now extremely convenient to use when you encounter a problem that needs Chris Burton's attention.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MMY and MLA have changed to EBSCOhost

The Mental Measurements Yearbook (which had been through SilverPlatter) and the MLA International Bibliography (which had been through ProQuest) are now both available through EBSCOhost. Let me know if you have any questions.

P.S. The MLA Directory of Periodicals is included in the same profile as the bibliography and so will be searched along with it as a default.