Tosko Reviews Publications

Dr. Michael P Tosko — UL Research & Learning Services

Mike Tosko has been lending his expertise by reviewing the following publications:

“Brazil.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 54.2 (2016): 192-. Web.

“End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 54.5 (2017): 692-4. Web.

“Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia. 3d Ed.” Booklist 113.4 (2016): 12-. Web.

“Encyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts.” Booklist 113.13 (2017): 34-5. Web.

“U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror.” Booklist 112.18 (2016): 36-. Web.

“The Early Republic: Documents Decoded.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 56.1 (2016): 58-. Web.

“Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 56.3 (2017): 218-. Web.

Nice work, Mike!

 

ALAO Representation & More

Results of the recent Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) election find two of our very own representing The University of Akron University Libraries.  Congratulations to Don Appleby, Access Services, who was elected Treasurer and Beate Gersch, Research & Learning Services, who was elected as Board Member-at-Large.

In addition, Beate was just appointed as Secretary of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) /Instruction Section Management and Leadership Committee.  She is excited to be serving the library profession at both the state and national level next year!

Impressive! Thanks for serving!

 

Garewal presents at the ER & L Conference

Dr. Kevin R Garewal

Department: Head, UL Research & Learning Services

Kevin Garewal, along with Rich Wisneski, gave a presentation on April 3, 2017 at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference held in Austin, Texas. The presentation was entitled: Cooperative Collection Management between Universities: Exploring the Possibilities and Potential Pitfalls

Below is the link to more information on the presentation as well as a link to the related PowerPoint.

https://erl2017.sched.com/event/8wab/s031-cooperative-collection-management-between-universities-exploring-the-possibilities-and-potential-pitfalls

Congratulations on the presentation.  Nice work, Kevin!

 

 

Gersch Wins Visionary Award

Dr. Beate Gersch

UL Research & Learning Services

Dr. Beate Gersch, Coordinator of Instruction Services and Bibliography and Undergraduate Outreach Librarian is this year’s winner of the Distance Learning Visionary Award as announced by the Distance Learning Interest Group of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO).

Noted for presenting internationally at ACRL, LOEX, DLS, ECIL and IFLA on topics such as archival research, collaboration, the Framework, library outreach with students and administrators, and assessment of academic libraries’ web pages. She currently has book chapters in press and has published journal articles and conference papers on these same topics. She recognizes the importance of intercultural communication as it relates to information literacy instruction as well as collaboration within the university and assessing impact.

Beate will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming DLIG Workshop on Friday June 9, 2017 at the Voice of America Learning Center of Miami University, West Chester, Ohio.

Congratulations on receiving this award, Beate!  Outstanding work!

 

ProQuest scheduled downtime 1/28-29

Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

Global Timing

* United States (EST): Saturday, 28 Jan., 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 6:00 a.m.
* United Kingdom (GMT): Sunday, 29 Jan., 3:00 a.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 11:00 a.m.
* Australia (AEDT): Sunday, 29 Jan., 12:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 8:00 p.m.
* Tokyo (JST): Sunday, 29 Jan., 11:00 a.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 7:00 p.m.
* China (CST): Sunday, 29 Jan., 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 6:00 p.m.

The following products will be temporarily offline:

Research databases

* ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
* ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
* ProQuest Dialog (dialog.proquest.com)
* ProQuest Archiver
* ProQuest Trials
* Chadwyck-Healey US databases
* CultureGrams
* eLibrary (all editions)
* ProQuest Digital Microfilm
* ProQuest Obituaries
* ProQuest Research Companion
* SIRS (all editions)
* Ancestry
* Sanborn maps

Dissertation publishing

* ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

* RefWorks
* COS Funding Opportunities
* COS Scholar Universe
* Pivot
* Papers Invited

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources

* Books in Print®
* LibraryThing for Libraries™
* Resources for College Libraries
* ProQuest Syndetic Solutions
* Self-Published Author

Scheduled OhioLINK Services Outage on Dec 28

Scheduled Services Outage

OH-TECH needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to our servers. This maintenance will take place on Wednesday Dec 28 from 8pm-10pm. While OH-TECH works on these modules, users will not be able to access OhioLINK services.

Affected Services:

• ohiolink.edu
• EJC
• EBC
• ETD Center
• Central Catalog*
• DRC
• Music Center
• Rave URL resolver

We are not anticipating any issues after the maintenance, as the services themselves are not being taken down. OH-TECH is just interrupting the access routes. Once access is restored, OhioLINK will double check everything, but services should be up and functioning as they were before the maintenance.

* While the Central Catalog is unavailable, messages between local catalogs and Central will be queued and processed when Central is available again. This will include all PCIRC renewals and pickup anywhere transactions.

Once the maintenance is completed, OhioLINK will check the record queues from the local catalogs to Central and make sure that they are connected and that any queued messages are being processed.

We recognize that OhioLINK users are working all the time, and OH-TECH has scheduled this work over Winter Break to hopefully impact the lowest number of users.

Faculty instructions for SelectedWorks

The following instructions on how to load a CV to will be distributed to faculty. They are also available on the following LibGuide: http://libguides.uakron.edu/selectedworks

Faculty: How to Upload your CV to SelectedWorks

Every faculty member should have a “SelectedWorks” home page.

Find your SelectedWorks page by visiting the SelectedWorks Gallery at http://selectedworks.uakron.edu

Once you find your SelectedWorks page, select “Login” from the menu in the upper right. Your SelectedWorks page is associated with your UA email account. You must use your UA email address to log in and edit your page.

If you have never logged into your SelectedWorks page, use the “Forgot your password?” link to reset the password.

There may be content on your SelectedWorks page that you did not add. If so, it was taken from your department’s website by the student assistants who created your page. Regardless, you are now free to edit this page as much as you like.

To upload your CV, look in the “About” tab for the second item, “Curriculum Vitae.” If you hover your mouse on this section, boxes will appear to let you to upload, remove, or replace a file. Upload your CV here. You do not need to create a new CV for your SelectedWorks page; simply update and upload whatever CV you use for communicating your accomplishments to your department and others in your discipline. It is best if you save and upload your CV file as a PDF file, as PDF is the only file format that will display the same on all screens and platforms.

Questions can be referred to Dr. Jon Miller, Director, University Press (mjon [at] uakron [dot] edu)

ProQuest Maintenance 8/20

ProQuest has a maintenance window coming up from Saturday 8/20/16 at 10pm through Sunday 8/21/16 at 6am. This will cause many ProQuest platforms and products to be temporarily offline, including the ProQuest platform, ProQuest Congressional, and RefWorks, among others. The complete list of affected products is at this ProQuest support site.

OhioLINK services & possible browser errors

OH-TECH has informed OhioLINK that on Tuesday, May 31, between 9am and 11am, they will be updating the load balancers for all their services (which includes OhioLINK services). There will be no downtime as part of this maintenance.

However, as part of this, OH-TECH will be disallowing certain types of connections from outdated browsers. Users with outdated browsers may see errors.

OH-TECH has verified that the following browser versions will continue to access all services without error after the change.

Google Chrome: v 51, 50, 49
Mozilla Firefox: v 46, 45, 44
Apple Safari: v 9, 8, 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer: v 11, 10, 9

Other browsers may also continue to function, but this is what has been tested.

2016 IUG Enhancement Voting

As a member of IUG, University Libraries is eligible to vote for 2016 IUG Enhancement ballot items.  As IUG liaison I’m the person designated to complete the ballot. Based on your input I’ll cast votes in each of the categories that are applicable to our Sierra system.

2016 IUG Enhancement Ballot:

https://sps.uakron.edu/sites/UL/depts/es/Shared%20Documents/Functional%20Area%20Documents/Systems/Sierra/IUG_Ballot_2016.pdf

  • Below are the page numbers for the functional areas applicable to our Sierra system set-up. Look over the ballot items in each section that corresponds to the function(s) you use in Sierra.
  • Select up to the maximum number of ballot items allowed in each functional section. Copy and paste the Ballot # into a list. Examples: ACQ-1 Funds, CIR-40 Patron Record.
  • Some sections may be of interest to all: Create Lists, Core Functionality, WebPac, Statistics and Reporting
  • Once you have completed your list(s) of ballot items, send them to me by 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday 2/29.

 

Acquisitions (choose 8)                          Page       1

Cataloging  (choose 4)                            Page       8

Circulation  (choose 22)                          Page      12

Core Functionality  (choose 10)             Page      32

Create Lists and
Global/Rapid Updates  (choose 4)         Page      41

ERM   (choose 2)                                      Page      45

INNReach   (choose 2)                             Page      52

Other Programs  (choose 2)                    Page      54

Serials  (choose 3)                                   Page      58

Statistics and Reporting   (choose 3)    Page      61

WebPAC   (choose 12)                             Page      64

 You can view previous year’s ballots and the 2016 Ballot in Excel format on the IUG website.  You’ll need to log in with your MyIUG Login. If you don’t have a MyIUG login, you can create one. Our member code is 456.

 

For more information on the IUG Enhancement Process: