Mid-Winter Break Hours

The Resnick Library and Learning Center is closed to the public over the winter break.  Faculty and staff who need to use the building or who have appointments with anyone on the 2nd or 3rd floor, please call ahead to be sure a staff member can let you in the front doors.  Library resources are available 24×7 through the web, and virtual research assistance is available from our AskUs 24×7 service.  Any questions, contact the library at 746-4635 or email library@delhi.edu.

Have a great break!
-Pam

Attention: Database Access Glitch Has Been Resolved

02/24/2010

The database glitch has been resolved.  You should no longer see a “Page Load Error” page.  Thank you for your patience.

02/22/2010

An error in our database proxy server was noticed this afternoon, Monday, February 22nd at 12:45pm, that creates a “Page Load Error” and warns users that “Certificate has Expired.”  You can bypass this by choosing “Continue anyway” with Internet Explorer, and “Accept Certificate” with Firefox.

We have reported the issue, and will update when the issue is resolved.

In the mean time, try the workaround above, and with  public resources such as the Library Catalog and Open Worldcat, they will all work without any problems.

Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Angela Rhodes
Systems & Instruction Librarian

GAME . . . . a show about basketball

Game Reception

A show of digitally enhanced images of the game of basketball is on display in the Resnick Library from February 10th through the spring semester (extended from original date).  All works feature the SUNY Delhi men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Delhi Broncos in the Hall

Come celebrate March Madness!


Reception with the artist and team members

on Thursday 2/8 4-6pm.

Request New Books and DVDs through SUNYOne Pilot

SUNYOne Cooperative Library Pilot

Have you ever looked for a particular book or DVD only to find it’s not available at the Resnick Library or even another SUNY library?  With the launch of a new cooperative purchasing pilot, Delhi faculty, staff and students are  now able to request those hard to find items be purchased immediately for our library.  The ordering process is quick…often books/DVDs can be received and ready for you to use within 3-4 days.

Here’s what you need to do….

If you identify a book or DVD needed for research assignment or to supplement your coursework**, check Amazon.com for price (that’s the only vendor we’re using right now).  If it’s available at Amazon,  enter the information into the library “Suggest a Purchase” form on the library web site.  A librarian will get back to you within 24 hours with a decision about whether we can purchase that item or whether you should request it through ILLiad.

In the future we hope to make this “purchase on demand” system part of our interlibrary loan ILLiad system, where requests can be routed directly to a librarian for possible purchase.

**What we are NOT buying with the SUNYOne Pilot
– textbooks
– recreational materials
– ebooks or other electronic resources
– journals/articles

These you can still request through ILLiad.

Here’s more about the project…

SUNYOne Pilot, aka “The Diversifying SUNY Collections Project” has the goal of enriching the University’s library collections through purchasing materials that are currently not available in any SUNY library.  To be considered for purchase, items must be requested by faculty or students and be needed for course-related work or independent research.

Certain types of materials are not being considered for the pilot:  electronic resources, textbooks, and recreational materials.  The ten pilot campus began working in the fall of 2009 to figure out the logistics of pooling resources and purchasing cooperatively.   A single vendor was agreed upon (Amazon.com) and tools were created to manage the project’s initial purchases.   The pilot campuses pooled funds totaling $43,000 for the initial phase of the project.   That’s a lot of books!

Ordering commenced in January 2010, and within a few weeks, approximately 40 titles had been requested and ordered by faculty and students, totaling $1700. SUNY institutions involved are Brockport, University at Buffalo, Cortland, Delhi, Mohawk Valley, New Paltz, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Ulster, and Upstate Medical.  Background information about the purchase on demand project can be found in the April 2009 issue of SUNYergy.

Any questions, contact Pam Peters at peterspj@delhi.edu or IM:  delhipam

Search Multiple Databases at One Time

Patrons of the Resnick Library now have access to a powerful research tool: EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EHIS). The EHIS portals allow you to search across multiple databases within a given field or subject. They provide a great starting point for your research, giving you manageable results from a variety of sources so you might better determine which sources are right for your topic. Explore your area of research by clicking on one of the links below (if accessing the databases off-campus, you will be prompted for your 800#).