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.

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:

Ian McCullough Published

Ian McCullough

Physical Sciences Librarian

Science and Technology Library

Ian put the word out by writing about the Science Faculty Research Gallery for the “Short Communications” section of ISTL as noted below.  Nice work!

“Science Outreach through Art: A Journal Article Cover Gallery.” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 81(Summer 2015). doi:10.5062/F4CJ8BGG

 

Second Annual Ada Lovelace Day: Oct 13

University Libraries is hosting the second annual poster session in honor of Ada Lovelace Day. Posters showcase research by women in STEM fields at the University. The event is next Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Science and Technology Library. 

This event highlights the University of Akron as a place where women produce excellent research to serve as role models and inspirations to younger women who will hopefully stand beside their own research someday.The poster session is open to the public.

Ian McCullough’s Professional Accomplishments

Ian McCullough

Physical Sciences Librarian

We are pleased to report on Ian McCullough’s varied accomplishments. Well Done!

 

Service:

ALA-ACRL-STS Scholarly Communications Committee, re-appointment ending June 2016

Faculty Senate, University Libraries representative, elected for three year term beginning Fall 2015

 

Refereed Reviews:

“Copyright for Academic Librarians and Professionals 2015/201.” Reference Reviews, 29(6), 10-12. doi: 10.1108/RR-04-2015-0099

“Weeds of North America 2015/151.” Reference Reviews, 29(4), 32–39. doi:10.1108/RR-02-2015-0030

 

Presentation:

Scholarly Communications Committee (ACRL-STS), Moderator, Panel Discussion, ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2015

 

Continuing Education:

ACRL Immersion Teacher Track, Seattle, WA, August 2-7, 2015.

 

Other:

Formal acknowledgement on two papers from the Kennedy group in Polymer Science.

 

 

OhioLINK scheduled downtime 6/12-6/13

All OH-TECH organizations – including OhioLINK – are moving to a new data center, as the building which houses their current data center is slated to be demolished. The new location at the State of Ohio Computing Center will provide OhioLINK with a near-Tier 4 data center that can deliver a higher grade of services and achieve greater efficiencies. OhioLINK has worked hard to schedule this move so as to minimize the disruption to OhioLINK end users. However, it is necessary to schedule one maintenance window which will involve a significant outage of all OhioLINK hosted services.

All OhioLINK hosted services will be down for the move during the following window: Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon).

This will include:

  • OhioLINK website and Ostaff
  • Central Catalog
  • EJC
  • EBC
  • DRC
  • ETD
  • EAD
  • EZProxy hosted at OhioLINK – UA EZProxy will be unaffected
  • Rave URLS
  • OhioLINK Ticketing System

Professional Service — Bonnie Chojnacki

Professional Service

Bonnie Chojnacki

Compliments to Life and Allied Health Services Librarian Bonnie Chojnacki who has been active professionally with the following:

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Product Advisory Board 2015.

Medical Library Association Collection Development Section (MLA CDC) Nominating Committee 2015.

 

Professional Accomplishments — Ian McCullough

Ian McCullough

Physical Sciences Librarian

 

We are pleased to report on Ian McCullough’s varied accomplishments.  Congratulations!

 

Appointment:

ALAO Research and Publications Committee ending July 2016

 

Publication (invited review):

McCullough, Ian. “Protocol Online – Your Lab’s Reference Book 2014/266.” Reference Reviews 28.7 (2014): 38–39.  (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/RR-05-2014-0140)

 

Poster Presentation:

Collection Microclimates – Citation Study of Journal Usage Differences at Department and Research Group Level, ACRL2015, March 27th 2015. Poster 8, Session 3, Portland, Oregon

 

Scholarship:

ACRL 2015 Early-Career Librarian scholarship.