Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

HOW TO: Learn to Manage Your Citations with Refworks

The Library will be hosting three workshops over the next few days to introduce RefWorks. Refworks is a tool to organize all your citations and easily create a bibliography from them. Workshops will be held at the following times:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15th, noon, Foster 100
  • Monday, Oct. 19th, 3:30, MIC 308
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 7 pm, Foster 104
Please feel free to join us at any of these workshops to learn more about RefWorks.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jeff Rutenbeck's List of Meaningful Books

If you missed Jeff Rutenbeck's Meaningful Books, you really did miss out! Jeff was terrific. And the threads he pulled together during his discussion of these books was interesting, thought provoking, and funny. A great example of why I love this series!

Jeff's books are still on display at the Miller Information Commons. If you can't make it over, here's his list:

The Peleponnesian War by Thucydides
I will Fear No Evil Robert A. Heinlen
The Hypercomplex Society by Lars Qvortrup
Marxism and Literature by Raymond Williams
Communication as culture: essays on media and society by James A. Carey
Dune by Frank Herbert
Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapers by Michael Schudson.
The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Phillip K. Dick
The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov
The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul
Ender’s Game, Card by Orson Scott Card
Germinal by Emile Zola
Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New databases for the new year

It's a new year and several new databases are now available in Champlain's online collection. Check out the Databases by Subject lists to find new resources in your field of study.

Relevancy ranking now in online catalog

A recent upgrade in our online catalog system (Innovative Interfaces' WebPAC PRO) includes the "RightResults" relevance ranking algorithm. When you search for books in Champlain's collection, your results will now be ranked by relevance. Try it out with a Keyword search in the online catalog.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Catalog back online

The online catalog is functional again! The planned upgrade to the Champlain College online catalog system has been successfully completed. Thanks for your patience during the upgrade process.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Catalog unavailable today June 30

The Champlain College Library online catalog will be unavailable from 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 30 until 8:00 am on Wednesday, July 1 due to server replacement. This planned upgrade will allow for continued maintenance and growth of the catalog, but it means that the online catalog will be unsearchable during this time period, particularly the day of Tuesday June 30.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need to locate and check out books during the downtime, please let us know so we can try to help. No other resources on the Library website other than the catalog will be affected. We anticipate that the online catalog will be fully functional by 8:00 am Wednesday, July 1.