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On December 1st, OSU Libraries will implement a new library system that will change the way you use the library.  The new system offers a one-stop, convenient way to discover and request what you need!

What will change?

The Search Box:  You’ll see changes in how the search box works; it can now broaden your search beyond OSU’s collections to include materials from 37 Pacific Northwest libraries.  Or you can limit your search to locate OSU items or journal articles only.   The new search box can access 9 million titles in a variety of formats, including books, journals, and journal articles and more.

Circulation and course reserves:  You’ll see changes in how circulation and course reserves work. A tab to link you to Course Reserves will be found on the same page as the new search box.

What will not change? 

The same databases will remain available to you.  Summit and OSU's Interlibrary Loan Service will remain the same.  

What to know for Fall Term:  During the switch, you can still search for materials using 1Search and check out items, including course reserves. We do encourage you to gather your research materials prior to Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27-30) when the migration occurs.  If you are teaching and your Fall Term classes feature a research assignment near the end of the term, encourage students to do their research and collect materials before Thanksgiving.  

As we make this switch, please share your comments and issues with us.  More information about the change is on our help pages.  

And as always, you can ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

On December 1st, OSU Libraries will implement a new library system that will change the way you use the library.  The new system offers a one-stop, convenient way to discover and request what you need!

What will change?

The Search Box:  You’ll see changes in how the search box works; it can now broaden your search beyond OSU’s collections to include materials from 37 Pacific Northwest libraries.  Or you can limit your search to locate OSU items or journal articles only.   The new search box can access 9 million titles in a variety of formats, including books, journals, and journal articles and more.

Circulation and course reserves:  You’ll see changes in how circulation and course reserves work. A tab to link you to Course Reserves will be found on the same page as the new search box.

What will not change? 

The same databases will remain available to you.  Summit and OSU's Interlibrary Loan Service will remain the same.  

What to know for Fall Term:  During the switch, you can still search for materials using 1Search and check out items, including course reserves. We do encourage you to gather your research materials prior to Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27-30) when the migration occurs.  If you are teaching and your Fall Term classes feature a research assignment near the end of the term, encourage students to do their research and collect materials before Thanksgiving.  

As we make this switch, please share your comments and issues with us.  More information about the change is on our help pages.  

And as always, you can ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

On December 1st, OSU Libraries will implement a new library system that will change the way you use the library.  The new system offers a one-stop, convenient way to discover and request what you need!

What will change?

The Search Box:  You’ll see changes in how the search box works; it can now broaden your search beyond OSU’s collections to include materials from 37 Pacific Northwest libraries.  Or you can limit your search to locate OSU items or journal articles only.   The new search box can access 9 million titles in a variety of formats, including books, journals, and journal articles and more.

Circulation and course reserves:  You’ll see changes in how circulation and course reserves work. A tab to link you to Course Reserves will be found on the same page as the new search box.

What will not change? 

The same databases will remain available to you.  Summit and OSU's Interlibrary Loan Service will remain the same.  

What to know for Fall Term:  During the switch, you can still search for materials using 1Search and check out items, including course reserves. We do encourage you to gather your research materials prior to Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27-30) when the migration occurs.  If you are teaching and your Fall Term classes feature a research assignment near the end of the term, encourage students to do their research and collect materials before Thanksgiving.  

As we make this switch, please share your comments and issues with us.  More information about the change is on our help pages.  

And as always, you can ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

The Fall 2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make this the term where you incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, learn about open access options/policies, get a jump start on your next literature review, or learn about altmetrics to quantify your scholarly impact.  Workshop registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Questions?  Contact Hannah.Remple@oregonstate.edu

The Fall 2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make this the term where you incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, learn about open access options/policies, get a jump start on your next literature review, or learn about altmetrics to quantify your scholarly impact.  Workshop registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Questions?  Contact Hannah.Remple@oregonstate.edu

The Fall 2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make this the term where you incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, learn about open access options/policies, get a jump start on your next literature review, or learn about altmetrics to quantify your scholarly impact.  Workshop registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Questions?  Contact Hannah.Remple@oregonstate.edu

The Fall 2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make this the term where you incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, learn about open access options/policies, get a jump start on your next literature review, or learn about altmetrics to quantify your scholarly impact.  Workshop registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Questions?  Contact Hannah.Remple@oregonstate.edu

The Fall 2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make this the term where you incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, learn about open access options/policies, get a jump start on your next literature review, or learn about altmetrics to quantify your scholarly impact.  Workshop registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Questions?  Contact Hannah.Remple@oregonstate.edu

The Fall 2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make this the term where you incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, learn about open access options/policies, get a jump start on your next literature review, or learn about altmetrics to quantify your scholarly impact.  Workshop registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Questions?  Contact Hannah.Remple@oregonstate.edu

Date- 16th of October

Time- 2PM-4PM.  Tours start at 2PM, and run every 15 minutes with the last one being at 3:15PM.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to come in and walk around the library.  The guided tours will be provided by some of the students who work at the library, with various short informational presentations spaced around the library so people can get a better sense of what we do and the services that we provide.  There will also be cake.

15 years ago, OSU friends and stakeholders received a transformative gift that resulted in the Valley Library.  Since that time the library has always been expanding, growing and evolving.  The original building, the Kerr Library,  was designed to house 750,000 volumes, which is half of what the Valley Library holds today.  The buildings of that time were constructed without computers or networks in mind, created to accommodate the Dewey Decimal System.  In 1996, construction began to build out the library and make room for the new technological advances of the day.  In 1999, that construction finished, giving us the Valley Library of today.  It has allowed us to use classrooms like the Autzen, which allow for interactive multi-media lessons, or the digitization effort that is on-going within the library.  These past 15 years have continued to change the face and function of the library, from a place to “a process – a process which brings people and ideas together to promote learning and the creation of new knowledge” (Melvin R. George- University Librarian 84-96).  Come see what we have done with the space and where we want to go in the next 15 years.

Contact Don Frier for more information about the event.

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