July 2013

New Location for Dougherty Reading Room in Special Collections

Posted by on Friday, July 19, 2013 - 9:55am
New location in the Cratis Williams Reading Room

Access to archives, manuscripts, and rare books, currently available through the Dougherty Reading Room (Room 442) in Special Collections, will be relocated to the Cratis Williams Reading Room (the area by the tall windows) in Special Collections starting Monday, July 22, 2013. Hours, contact information, and most services will remain available for patrons using the rare, non-circulating materials in Special Collections. Services normally provided through the Dougherty Reading Room have been temporarily relocated due to construction occurring on the Library's 4th floor this summer.

Hours for use of materials are 10:00 am. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Click here to learn more about using our rare and unique collections.

Questions? Please contact us at 828-262-7974 or spcoll@appstate.edu.

Pictured: Service desk for archives, manuscripts, and rare books in the Cratis Williams Reading Room.

MORE database testing

Posted by on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 2:23pm
Database testing

Between Monday July 8th and Wednesday July 31st, the library will be testing connections in EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, and the Web of Science databases. 

The library is testing functionality only – for example, can you get to the resource? Does the ILLiad link work and fill the correct form out with the resource information? We will work on the interface’s "look and feel" if the tests prove successful.

If you’d like to be a part of this test, we would love to have your feedback!  Please try to find resources using the gold Find at ASU in any of the EBSCO databases and let us know how it goes.

You can send feedback to leonardaa@appstate.edu, submit an e-resources ticket here, or leave a comment below.