Friday, December 19, 2014

Interlibrary loan, WorldCat & OCLC

There will be a little downtime over the winter break in our interlibrary loan service. On January 3 OCLC will be down for a day. OCLC is the shared database of catalog records and is what libraries use to get books and articles from one another.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Film Preservation

A fascinating look at the preservation of early American film is available here, featuring the efforts underway at the Library of Congress.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

End of semester crunch tip

You're busy, you have a lot to do to wrap things up by the end of the semester; don't spend too much time trying to figure out where something is, or if we have it, just ask one of us and we'll save you time that you can use better elsewhere!

(By the way, speaking of time, our hours are online. The hours for the current day always show on the upper right of our web page, and if you click on those hours you can see the schedule of hours for the semester.)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Be safe, use filecity

Many people don't realize it, but everyone has a "cloud" account where they can safely store documents, images and other files. Each student and staff member has a filecity account, with a folder that has a 5gb capacity. That's more than enough to store all sorts of files, and better yet, the files are always safe, and always available. If you log on to a campus lab PC, you're automatically connected; if you are in a dorm or off campus, go to filecity.brockport.edu to log into your folder. Whenever starting or opening a file, save it to filecity, and that will maintain it for you.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Historic NY newspapers online

The NYS Historic Newspapers site has a wide range of NY newspapers online, covering towns from Albion to Youngstown, and dates from the early 1800s up to the 1960s and '70s. The newspapers are full text, articles, ads, everything. They scanned the microfilm of the newspapers and then added it to their database. As a matter of fact the back run of the Stylus is in the process of being added to this site, 1928-2014!

You can search in different ways, download page images etc. Ask one of us if you have more questions.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Women Airforce Service Pilots

The play "Censored on Final Approach" was staged here at the college recently. This play was based on the experiences of women pilots in WWII. There is a fascinating online archive about the real life women pilots of that era here. Our library collections have many materials about this topic.