Free Books!

Resnick Library Offers Free Materials through November 23, 2009

Where: Resnick Library’s 3rd Floor

What: Withdrawn/donated materials.  Distribution will be on a first come, “as is” basis

When: October 30 – November 23, 2009

Cost: Free to you!

Clearly marked as “Free”, browse the selections located at the top of the stairs on the 3rd floor. No need to stop at the Front Desk with these free items, but please ask if you have any questions!

Click HERE for the Library’s Hours of Operation.

ScienceDirect Down for Maintenance 1/23-24

This announcement comes from our ScienceDirect database provider (Elsevier).  Please take note of the down-time, as it may affect your ability to search the database:

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours from 1:00AM GMT Sunday, 1 November to 10:00AM GMT (9:00PM EDT Saturday, October 31 to 5:00AM EST Sunday 1, November).

If you have any questions regarding our databases, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

LexisNexis Down for Maintenance

This message comes from our LexisNexis provider, please take note of the scheduled outage date and time:

All LexisNexis online products will be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance outage related to the end of Daylight Savings Time.  Products affected include LexisNexis Academic, Congressional, and Statistical.

LexisNexis online products will be unavailable to users from October 31, 9:00 p.m. through November 01, 2009, 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

While we have scheduled the outage at time of relatively low activity, we regret the inconvenience it will cause for some users.  Please help us minimize the inconvenience by notifying the users at your institution who may be affected by this interruption.

360 Link and Journal Title Search Down for Maintenance

From Serials Solutions (our 360 Link and Online Journal Title Search provider):

We would like you, as a valued user of a Serials Solutions service,
to be aware of an upcoming system downtime that will occur later next
Upcoming system downtime: We are scheduled to upgrade our systems on
Saturday, October 24, from 3:00 am – 5:00 am Eastern Time. As a result of this upgrade, all services (Serials Solutions 360 services, Client Center, Ulrich’s, and Summon) may be unavailable for this period of time.

President Obama Makes Proclamation on the Importance of Information Literacy

President Obama has made a Proclamation that created Information Literacy Month for October.  According to the National Forum on Information Literacy, “Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.”

President Obama has made his declaration about the importance of information literacy at all ages, and the library is one organization that is working towards the education of and improvements in information literacy, which is why the Resnick Library has decided to create a post about this important proclamation.

To get more information from a Resnick Librarian, just contact us, or schedule an information literacy session for yourself, your students, or your colleagues.

NetLibrary Down for Maintenance

From Status Line:
OCLC has notified us that NetLibrary will experience two maintenance periods in October that will affect libraries and users.

October 6th, Approximately 9:00 – 11:00am EDT

Though the impact on the NetLibrary site is expected to be minimal, servers will be taken out of service incrementally and the operating systems will be patched. Consequently users may experience unexpected behavior during this time (e.g. losing sessions unexpectedly or losing access to a title). In these cases the users should be able to log back in and return to what they were doing within a few minutes.

October 11th, 4:00 – 6:00 am EDT

This scheduled maintenance will result in a temporary outage of all NetLibrary services, which includes the NetLibrary patron site and the NetLibrary Media Center. During this time an explanatory page will display in place of the patron website.

Attn Faculty: Persistent Links Will Not Work from Cancelled DB’s

This blog posting is mainly for faculty, but also for anyone that has used persistent/permanent links to articles featured in these two databases from EBSCO: Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier.

Over the summer, the library was able to upgrade to the fuller versions of these: Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete. Our subscription to the older ones were canceled, rendering links to these broken. To update your links, simply change the letters in the links.
Academic Search Complete (db=aph should change to db=a9h)
Business Source Complete (db=buh should change to db=bth)

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the library.

Library Hours Over Breaks

The library’s hours over breaks does vary, so its important to take note of them with the upcoming Fall Break.  As always, our hours of operation are displayed on the library’s web page at  For the Fall Break, the library will close on Friday, October 9th at 5pm as usual, but will remain closed from Saturday, October 10th-Tuesday, October 13th.  The library will reopen on Wednesday morning at 8am to restart normal hours.

For online support, the AskUs 24/7 service will be open for the Fall Break except for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 12th.  Online SUNY Delhi Librarian help will not be available over the weekend, but may have spotty coverage on Monday and Tuesday.