Thursday, September 29, 2005

Reminder of Network Maintenance on Sunday October 2 between 5-7pm

Planned network maintenance on Sunday October 2 from 5-7pm will affect access to CLICnet, ILL, Electronic Indexes, printing, email, Moodle, LESTER & more. From the Notification-L message: "There will be some interruption of the Internet connection and authentication and printing services between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on the afternoon of Sunday, October 2, while some equipment is moved and a new component is installed. There are two separate changes being done, so not all services will be affected for the entire maintenance window. While the Internet connection is down, on campus network access will not be interrupted. Authentication and printing services will be down while the server is being moved, and will affect logging in to e-mail, Moodle, and other network applications that require a username and password." See the Information Services News page for more information.

Friday, September 23, 2005

New DeWitt Wallace Library News

Please let us know what you think about our new format for Library News, Events, Updates, etc.

Firefox Users - You can add our news as a "Live Bookmark" using the Firefox browser. Click on the orange square button located in the lower right of the Firefox browser window and choose "Subscribe to 'DeWitt Wallace Library News.' " Select a location for the live bookmark or feed.

Thunderbird Users - You can add our news to the "RSS News & Blogs" section of your Thunderbird account. Login to Thunderbird and click on "News & Blogs" in the Folders section. Choose "Manage Subscriptions," click on "Add," and enter the following feed URL:

Digital Commons@Macalester

Digital Commons@Macalester is a new collaborative project that is just getting underway. Currently, you can view a selected set of Macalester student Honors Papers from 2005.

Read a Banned Book Lately?

Please see our banned books display inside the main entrance on the First Level of the Library. Find out more about the American Library Association's (ALA's) Banned Books Week - September 24–October 1 2005. Go Directly to the ALA's 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000

Hurricane Katrina Teach-In Suggested Resources

Please see the Library's list of Hurricane Katrina Teach-In Suggested Resources. For more information, see Macalester's Hurricane Katrina page.

Working on an Honors Paper?

Honors students need to know about the Library's services and policies in order to be efficient in their research and to take full advantage of opportunities they may not be aware of. Sessions will cover the following: Special services for Honors Students, the WorldCat Catalog for national and international interlibrary loan, off-campus access, and RefWorks (a personal database for your bibliography and research materials). This session will be helpful for students working on their Honors project during the next academic year. We expect the session to last around an hour, depending on questions.

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PAIS International Online Index Access

No access to the PAIS International online index as of July 1, 2005 due to vendor-initiated license changes. Library staff are discussing future access to this resource.

Consulta Online Index No Longer Available

Funding for Consulta, a state-sponsored resource formerly provided through the Electronic Library of Minnesot (ELM), was not renewed. Access to this resource ended as of July 31, 2005.

Periodical Cancellations for the 2005-06 Fiscal Year

Faculty, please see the list of Periodical Cancellations. Please contact Katy Gabrio (, 6703) or Angi Faiks (, 6208) in the Library with your questions.