Technology

New APPsearch is here

Belk Library has a new version of APPsearch!

You will now see a new interface, which has the power to simultaneously search across content from over 100 library databases and the library catalog.

APPsearch will now provide the user with a customized searching experience, based on a variety of search options and tools. Best of all, the new APPsearch displays results super fast.

Coming Soon: New and Improved APPsearch

APPsearch will soon have a new search engine. This summer, we are switching to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). You will notice a new interface (but familiar to those who already search EBSCO products), basic and advanced search options, searching simultaneously across content from over 100 library databases and the library catalog, along with quick display of search results.

You can try it out now and tell us what you think. We are planning on going live at the end of June.

Tech Showcase Spring Semester 2015

With the success of Tech Open House last year, we decided to put on another exhibit showcasing the digital technologies available in Belk Library during spring semester. Join us for our Tech Showcase on February 3-5, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Digital technologies change at a rapid pace. New gadgets and devices are cropping up all over the place. How are you to keep up with all the changes? Where can you go to learn more about your favorite electronic device?

Technology for Teaching Fair

Technology for Teaching Fair

Friday, March 20, 2015

Belk Library and Information Commons

Get It Done @ the Library!

Study Space

  • Quiet study on 3rd floor with individual study desks
  • Group study rooms w/ collaborative technology tools
  • Study tables on 1st and 2nd floors

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Grand Opening: Audio Recording Room in Belk Library

Today, August 28, 2014, is the grand opening of the Audio Recording Room on the lower level of Belk Library and Information Commons. Patrons now have access to a soundproof room for audio recording--including narration, sound loops for video, and musical instruments.

 

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday: 10 am to 11 pm

Friday: 10 am to 9 pm

 

Usability Test Results Published

E-learning Librarian Megan Johnson published "Usability Test Results for Encore in an Academic Library" in Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) 32.3 (2013): 59-85 doi: 10.6017/ital.v32i3.4635

Download EBSCO ebooks to your iPad or iPhone

We have one ebook collection that allows you to check out ebooks and download them to read offline.  The (EBSCO) eBook Collection has about 120,000 ebooks.  These are not bestsellers but have been published by small and academic presses.  You can browse here, but you're also likely to find them in our catalog.

Here's how to get them on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.  You have to do these first 4 steps just once:

Map It Now Available in APPsearch

So many of you asked us, "Why is there no Map It option in APPsearch!?" We're sorry for the delay. When making a major software migration like this, there are inevitably a few bumps along the way. But we have worked with our vendors and are happy to announce that MapIt! is now appearing in APPsearch.

Map It Coming to APPsearch

Many of our users have been missing the Map It! functionality in our new search tool, APPsearch. Map It is a tool in our classic catalog that shows the location of each book on a floorplan map of the library. It makes finding a book in the rows and rows of stacks much easier!

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