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  • March 28, 2014
    Progress Report

    Collections formerly located in the LC3 area have been relocated to other parts of the building.

    • Featured New Books and Audio Books remain on the first floor.
    • VHS and Oversized A/V have been relocated to the second.
    • The Music/CD collections will be moved soon.

    Please check with the Learning Commons Helpdesk for exact locations.

    Beginning Saturday, March 29, furniture on the first floor will begin to be rearranged in anticipation of the following:

    Thursday, April 3 through Thursday, April 10: The Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase - over 100 posters will be on display on Randall Library's first floor.

    Thursday, April 3: A group of UNCW faculty and students will gather on the first floor of Randall Library in the evening for a reception. The row of tables in the center of the LC3 area, the tables connected by power poles, will be unavailable during this event.

    Tuesday, April 8: A reception celebrating the Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase will be held in the LC3 area in the late afternoon. The row of tables in the center of the LC3 area, the tables connected by power poles, will be unavailable during this event.

    Beginning Saturday, April 12: the LC3 area will remain untouched until the end of the semester, through final examinations. The area will be available for study ONLY. No work or disruption will be made in the area until after examinations.

    After final exams, new workstations and chairs will be delivered to the LC3 area and finishing touches to wifi and electrical work will be performed. This may cause minor disruptions to library users.

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  • March 27, 2014

    You asked for it ....

    HDMI cables have been installed in all our Group Study Rooms on the second floor.

    Final exams are approaching fast, learn how to reserve a group study room here.

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  • March 25, 2014

    Randall Library recently added access to Credo Reference which is an online full-text library that covers all major subjects. It includes general reference resources such as dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to zoology. It offers easy keyword searching across the database of resources so you don’t need to know the title of a specific reference book to get started. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

    You can access Credo Reference via our Database A-Z list under "C" or by Type under "General Reference."

     

     

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  • March 21, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our VHS collection is being relocated to the second floor. The move started today, Friday March 21, and will continue early next week.

    Please reference the map(s) to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Remember, this move is IN PROCESS. 

    Thank you for your patience.

     

     

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  • March 21, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our Audio Book collection has been relocated.

    The collection didn't move far!

    Please reference the map to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • March 19, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our DVD collection will be relocated starting Wednesday morning March 19.

    The DVDs are not moving far!

    Please reference the map to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • March 18, 2014

    In preparation for Learning Common 3, our Featured New Book Collection will be relocated on Wednesday morning March 19.

    The books are not moving far! Please reference the map to the left and if you need further assistance, please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • March 12, 2014

    NOTE: The system update is complete; please begin to update your library links as described below.

    If you have links to the library catalog, library books, ejournals, databases or articles that you are using in Blackboard Learn, your webpages, on syllabi or that you have bookmarked, you may be affected by the library system update scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014. Randall Library will be updating links in the library catalog and on library websites, and therefore if you have been linking directly to library resources you will have to update the links you have been using.

    To help ease the transition, we have created a Link Translator Tool available at: http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator. You can simply paste in your current links to books, articles, ejournals, databases – anything library related – and if your link needs updating the tool will create the new link for you. 

    How do I know if my links need updating?

    If you have copied and pasted links from the library catalog or from a library database and the link has “uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu” somewhere in it, it will need to be updated. Links that contain “library.uncw.edu” will NOT have to be updated. If you are unsure, use the Link Translator Tool:  http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator

    How do I get the new link?

    Visit the Link Translator Tool available at: http://library.uncw.edu/link_translator. Paste in your current links to books, articles, ejournals, databases – anything library related – and if your link needs updating, the tool will create the new link for you.  If it doesn’t need updating, it will tell you that too.

    When will I need the new links?

    The new links will go into effect after the system update is completed on Thursday, March 6th.

    When will the current links stop working?

    The old links will continue to work for several weeks after the update, but will not reflect updated information. To make sure you are able to accurately access library resources you will want to update your links as soon as possible after Thursday, March 6th.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us via email, phone, chat or text at http://library.uncw.edu/ask.

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  • March 12, 2014

    Randall Library has a new image resource, ARTstor, with over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Learn how it can help you!

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  • March 10, 2014

    NOTE: As of 3/10/2014 this update has been completed! Please update your library links as described below.

    On Tuesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 6th Randall Library will be updating the library system. On these dates, some online library services will experience downtime. These include:

    • The library catalog (which includes the searching options “Books & More” and “Videos”)
    • Online access to “My Library Account” including renewals of books and videos
    • Any “proxied”* links to ejournals, databases and articles
    • Fine & fee payments, placing holds and purchasing borrower cards at the Circulation Desk

    During this downtime, you will still be able to check out and return items at the Circulation Desk.

    There are some workarounds that you can employ to continue to access ejournals, databases and articles.

    1. Access library resources from an on-campus computer.

    Once the upgrade is complete on March 6th, this change will have major impacts on links to the library catalog, books, ejournals, databases and articles that you may have been using in Blackboard Learn, in your webpages or on syllabi. To learn more about those changes and how to prepare, please visit: http://library.uncw.edu/news/update_links_march2014.

    *”Proxied” links contain “libcat.uncw.edu”  somewhere in the url.

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