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HathiTrust Full Partner Privileges Implemented

After recently completing the required technical implementation, we are now able to take full advantage of our partner status with HathiTrust, the full-text-searchable digital academic library of nearly 11 million volumes (and growing).  Full partners can download PDF files of … Continue reading

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URL shortener

Do you know about s.uconn.edu ?  UConn students, faculty, and staff can go to the site, login via NetID, and take advantage of a more trustworthy URL shortener than bit.ly, etc.  We asked UITS for this service and it works … Continue reading

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Library webcam

We have a webcam overlooking the new Oak Hall, just east of the Homer Babbidge Library.  Take a peek at: s.uconn.edu/libwebcam

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Library vendor services mobile apps

Our eResources Management Librarian has put together a Mobile Research guide that lists the mobile tools available from the research databases we subscribe to.  We’ve made a place for it on the mobile site, under “Find Books and Articles.”  See: … Continue reading

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PC availability web app upgraded

Update 8/27/2012:  Library PCs have been virtualized and are available everywhere from every device.  (One consequence is that we are no longer able to pinpoint available workstations.)  Please visit vPC.uconn.edu Original posting: We recently recoded the web app that lets … Continue reading

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Calendar as info display tool

Here’s one of those little things:  Humans have been interacting with information for some time, but these days we forget sometimes how useful old models can be.  We used to display our operating hours in just a complicated series of charts … Continue reading

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Topic-specific RSS newsfeed

We’re starting to implement newsfeeds for topics of interest to our researchers.  See an example at: http://www.lib.uconn.edu/Diversity Could be a convenient way to stay current on what’s happening in your field, with info from a variety of sources.  Would you … Continue reading

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