Changes to our journal finder

The AUM Library is changing our journal finder service.

Immediately noticeable, the search box at the top of the database pages will now send users to our EBSCO A to Z Service, rather than SerialsSolutions. The function of the search box should be comparable to the previous journal finder search, but during the transition period, data at the back end may not be completely accurate. The process should be completed within two weeks, so please bear with us.

During the next few weeks, users may find that links from within one resource to another may not work. Again, this is due to the data at the back end needing to be updated and completed, and should be resolved soon.

EBSCO A to Z integrates more types resources than SerialsSolutions, including not only full text databases, but e-books, abstracting and indexiong databases, and specialized resources, such as the Cochrane Library and the Bureau of National Affairs databases, making this a valluable addition to our resource finding tools.

Thank you for your patience as we make the transition to this new resource.

Databases down for upgrades, Saturday, August 25 – Sunday August 26

ScienceDirect is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

The scheduled length of the upgrade will span all day Saturday and part of Sunday, so please plan your research accordingly. ScienceDirect is expected to be up and running again by Sunday afternoon or evening.

Additionally, the Cochrane Library will be down for maintenance for approximately two hours between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Saturday, August 25th.

Thanks!

Congratulations, Samantha McNeilly!

Samantha McNeilly, Library Associate, was awarded the 2012 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Award. Retired Librarian Betty Tims attended the luncheon to present McNeilly with the award and offer congratulations. This award is given annually to Library employees who: demonstrate outstanding dedication to activities and functions which lead to an improvement in library services to patrons; demonstrate dedicated effort in providing or improving access to the holdings of the AUM Library; offer quality suggestions which result in more efficient and/or more cost-effective library operations.
(“People @ aum.” Auburn Montgomery News & Headlines Weekly. Aug. 6-12, 2012. 6 Aug 2012. E-mail.)

Congratulations, Sam!