Sunday, March 16, 2014

Winners of the Nook giveaway!

Jerrie Rochester on left, Faith Vines on right.
During Fall semester, Carmichael Library distributed a survey about eBook usage and preferences. Survey participants had the opportunity to enter their email addresses for a chance to win a NOOK, generously donated by the University of Montevallo Barnes & Noble.

Our two winners were UM student Faith Vines and UM staff person Jerrie Rochester.  Congratulations Jerrie and Faith and thanks to the UM community for your feedback!!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Temporary Outage of WorldCat Local and Other Systems

At around 11:00 a.m. this morning we were notified that our WorldCat Local catalog was not working. We discovered shortly thereafter that other OCLC systems were down. As I write, WorldCat Local is again up and running, but we want to point our students and faculty to some alternative methods of searching as the restoration of OCLC services is currently ongoing.

For book searches: Our Classic Catalog remains available. You can search by title, author, Library of Congress subject, or simply do a keyword search. This system can also be used to find DVDs, scores, and other materials within the library building.

For article and journal searches: The overwhelming majority of our databases are not affected by this system outage and can be searched as they normally are. OCLC Firstsearch, CAMIO, and select other databases may be temporarily down. Our complete databases A-Z list is available on our website.

For Interlibrary Loan requests: Our ILLiad system for Interlibrary Loan has so far not been affected by this outage.

For research assistance: We remain available via phone, text, and social media. Check our Ask a Librarian page for the many ways to reach us and get assistance with your projects.