Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More content has been restored to the EJC

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Watch Obama tonight in Azariah's

Tonight at 9 pm, we'll broadcast President Obama's address to Congress on the state of the nation's economy on big-screen TV in Azariah's. Coverage will likely wind up at around 10:30 pm.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Electronic Journal Center update as of Saturday 2/21/09

American Psychological Association, Wiley, and Sage content in the EJC has been restored.  This will eliminate the need to visit these publishers' Web sites directly. 

OhioLINK continues to load new content from all EJC publishers as it arrives. The behind-the-scenes process of the multi-machine loading of the Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell collections continues to move forward as well.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Congratulations, Ray!

Ray English, Azariah Smith Root director of libraries at Oberlin College, has been named the 2009 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

Read all about his contributions on the ALA web site.

English will receive a cash award and a citation during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago on Monday, July 13.

Way to go!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No running in the library?

Unless it's athletes-in-training!

The Oberlin College Library welcomes

OC Lacrosse

to Mudd

Wednesday, February 18

Around 10 p.m.

The guys will be using a stairwell for a cardio workout for about 20 minutes.

Please excuse the noise!

Book Talk by Ben Schiff

The Friends of the Oberlin College Library Cordially invite you to a faculty book talk by
Ben Schiff, Professor of Politics

Wednesday, February 18, 4:30 p.m.
Moffett Auditorium, A Level, Mudd Center

Ben Schiff's new book, Building the International Criminal Court (Cambridge, 2008), is a comprehensive study of the creation, operation, and potential future the ICC. "A richly detailed, insightful, and engrossing account of the establishment and evolution of one of the world's most important new institutions, this remarkable book is a historical document of major significance" (Michael P. Scharf, Case Western Reserve University). Building the International Criminal Court has been chosen to receive a prestigious association award, which will be announced at Professor Schiff's talk.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Electronic Journal Center Update

While content in the Electronic Journal Center remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working diligently to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. Available publishers’ sites are listed here and we continue to update this list as needed. Project Muse has been added to the list today and their content is now available. Links to the listed publisher sites work for both on and off campus users.

Over the weekend OhioLINK staff were able to restore EJC content from 2008-2009 for most publishers, except Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell. We continue to work to restore the remaining EJC content as quickly as possible, but do not have all the reload processes in place yet nor the experience to provide a useful time line for full EJC restoration. We hope to be able to share a schedule in the near future.
Since we have a growing body of available content, we restored the alphabetical title links on the EJC home page. These links show only those journals that are currently available, for other journals or issues please continue to visit the publishers’ sites.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Coffee with Krislov tonight

Stop in for free coffee, snacks, and conversation with college predsident Marvin Krislov tonight at 10 pm in Azariah's Cafe.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

OhioLINK Update

All OhioLINK resources, except the Electronic Journal Center (EJC), have been restored. EJC recovery steps are underway and OhioLINK will be able to provide some estimate of EJC availability in the near future. But, they do not want to offer projections that could prove to be widely wrong. They also continue to work with EJC publishers to add access to content from their sites. Thieme and Kluwer Law International were added today and may be accessed from both on and off campus. Remote access for Duke University Press journals is now set up and running. Please continue to visit for the most up to date information about the EJC and the complete list of publisher sites providing access.

Remote authentication now works for the majority of EJC publishers listed on the EJC home page, a few of the smaller ones may not work yet. Off-campus users who authenticate on the OhioLINK site should receive the right links to these publisher sites.

NOTE: if you have trouble with the Electronic Journal Center redirect instructions please contact reference staff for assistance

Monday, February 09, 2009

Main Library carrel sign-up begins February 14

You may sign up for your own study space in the upper levels of the Main Library beginning February 14 at the Main Library Circulation Desk.

Carrels are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be shared with one other person. All you need to sign up is your OCID and a list of preferred carrel numbers. We can provide maps of the carrels at the circulation desk.

For more information, consult our webpage or ask the circulation staff.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center update

Beginning Wednesday afternoon, February 4, the OhioLINK computer disk storage system suffered a widespread, and supposedly not possible, multiple component failure affecting all major services with the exception of the OhioLINK Library Catalog. We have restored all services except the Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Restoration of the EJC remains under vigorous analysis, but unfortunately we know that any solution will not be immediate. In light of this, we are taking immediate steps to provide alternative access to the resources of the EJC through the various Web sites of the EJC journal publishers.

As noted on this page, we have immediate access to many EJC publisher sites and are working to expand access to the rest as quickly as possible. While the EJC is down, we will continue to improve this site to direct you to the proper publishers. We will also work to adjust our systems that link article citations to full text in the EJC by redirecting links to the publisher sites. We are examining every possibility to keep you connected to resources you need and to improve that connectivity as quickly as possible, while the EJC is not available.

We will keep you up to date through this EJC Web page and the “New at OhioLINK” announcements at Your local library will also always know the latest news.

The OhioLINK staff is sincerely sorry for this significant disruption in services. We remain committed, as we have since 1992, to providing high quality information resources on a consistent and reliable basis to the Ohio higher education community.

Tom Sanville, Executive Director,
February 8, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

OhioLINK Outage continues

OhioLINK suffered a massive data storage systems failure Wednesday evening. While this has not affected the OhioLINK Central Catalog (including borrowing books from other libraries), it did knock out bibliographic databases, the Electronic Journal Center, the Electronic Book Center, and the Digital Media Center. All OhioLINK databases are now functioning and access to other resources has been partially restored, but there is still no full text access to the Electronic Journal Center. We are not yet sure when everything will be fully functional. If you have an urgent need for a journal article, please contact library staff and we'll try to get it for you quickly through interlibrary loan or document delivery.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

OhioLINK Outage Wednesday Evening

The folks at OhioLINK are experiencing a major technical problem that affects the Electronic Journal Center and many research databases. They are working hard to restore service and hope to be back in business ca. 7pm.

Both a Borrower and a Lender Be

OhioLINK library patrons borrowed a record number of 30,000 items in a single week in January!

If you've got a story about how OhioLINK saved your academic life, share it with others.

Monday, February 02, 2009

We Were Busy While You Were Away

Check out the new books, scores, recordings, and videos we cataloged in January!