Ignacio: USF Libraries Catalog has a new look! The redesigned catalog was made public last week on August 6 and features a modernized interface that more closely aligns with library and university websites. The catalog redesign has been under development for quite some time, but it was important for the library to roll out the … Continue reading New Look for the Library Catalog
Gleeson Library has recently been informed about a data breach at The Chronicle of Higher Education (chronicle.com) where user login information, including passwords, was compromised. This is a popular resource used by members of the USF community. If you have an account at The Chronicle of Higher Education, you should have received an email from … Continue reading Data Breach at The Chronicle of Higher Education
The USF Library’s Systems Department has had a busy summer working on projects to improve services for students, faculty, and staff! Here are a few of our recent updates. New Systems Library Assistant The Systems Department has a new Library Assistant to help work on systems-related projects, troubleshooting, and technical documentation. Find out more about … Continue reading Systems Department Updates
Elisa Rodrigues joined the Systems team this summer as a Library Assistant! Having previously worked in the Acquisitions Department, her new role will expand her Gleeson Library expertise as she assists with troubleshooting and maintaining library technology. We asked her some questions so the USF community could get to know a little about her and … Continue reading Welcome Elisa to the Systems Department!
Who is Associate Dean for Technical Services Erika Johnson, and what’s her role at the library? We asked Erika the tough questions and bring you the answers! Tell us about your path to USF.Originally from Wisconsin, I’ve covered all points of the compass here in the US, having lived on both coasts, the south, and … Continue reading A chat with Associate Dean Erika Johnson
The Reference Department computer lab by the entrance of the library now features brand new iMacs and Windows 10 computers, both of which are powered by super-fast solid state drives. If you’re looking to use Photoshop, head up to the iMac classroom on the 2nd floor — you can use it whenever there is not … Continue reading Gleeson’s Newest Technological Additions
On June 1, 2016 the library catalog and remote access to databases will be unavailable from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Services affected include Ignacio, the Library Catalog; Library Databases; My Library Record; Interlibrary Loan; Reserves, and Link +. The Library system is being migrated to a hosted environment at Innovative Interfaces Inc., the vendor … Continue reading Library Systems Down June 1, 2016
In preparation for the Lo Schiavo CSI Building construction in May, ITS will be conducting infrastructure work that will result in service disruptions. For the Library, this means interruptions to network and Internet access. When these interruptions occur, this will also affect off-campus access to all online library services such as: Article Databases Ignacio, the … Continue reading Online Service Interruptions March 4-6
For those who want to be able to make the library catalog work better for themselves, we provide a growing group of tools that allows USF community members to log in and keep track of their own library use. One way you can help all our library users and add value to the catalog is … Continue reading How to customize the library catalog with your tags, reviews, and virtual class collections
With 131 chemistry theses available full-text online, the chemistry phase of the Master’s Thesis Project is now finished. The chemistry theses are searchable by content, using “Thesis Keyword,” under Advanced Keyword Search in Ignacio.” The image below is from Youling Zou’s 2005 thesis, Attempted identification and characterization of metallothionein in Dictyostelium discoideum, and depicts the … Continue reading Chemistry master’s theses are now available full-text online
With all the talk about printed newspapers dying out, there’s a funny video on YouTube from a 1981 news program on San Francisco’s KRON channel 4. On it, they describe how some people are now able to read the San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle using their home computers. It’s a great reminder of … Continue reading Reading newspapers on computers in 1981
Following the digitization of our computer science and theology master’s theses, we now have a total of 123 biology master’s theses available full-text online. They cover a period dating from the present, back to 1950. With the exception of a few of the very oldest, whose text defied character recognition, these are all searchable by … Continue reading Biology master’s theses are now available full-text online.
Check out the new look: Ignacio Librarians from Gleeson and Law have been collaborating with Innovative Interfaces to bring an updated look to the online catalog. It’s not only cosmetic. Updated coding provides better functionality to integrate existing services and to offer new ones. Log in to your library record to see what you can … Continue reading Ignacio makeover–sneak peek
We are currently looking for a Part-Time Library Assistant IV for Digital Projects. Its main responsibility is to digitize selections of the Gleeson library collection and requires 20 hours of work per week. The detailed job posting can be found on USF’s Job Site: select the “Part-Time” button and you’ll see the position listing. Apply … Continue reading Part-Time Job Opening at the Gleeson Library