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Chris O’Brien of the University of Maine-Farmington will present his talk “Worlds Destroyed before Your Eyes: American Children and the Threat of the Atom” on Wednesday July 27th at 2:00 PM, in the Willamette East seminar room. Dr. O’Brien has been conducting research in the History of Atomic Energy Collection and in the Pauling Papers for nearly one month. A short description of his presentation is appended below.
Please do pass along word of this event to anyone whom you feel might be interested in attending. Refreshments will be served - we’ll hope to see you there!
Young Cold Warriors understood the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union to mean their own homes, families, schools and friends might be destroyed in nuclear annihilation. From 1945 to 1963, Americans underwent periods of intense nuclear concern, followed by relative quiescence. Even in the quiet times, however, nuclear issues tinted the American consciousness. In popular culture and in classrooms, young people were beset with images of the atomic bomb and constantly reminded of the Cold War’s dangers. Drawing on materials from the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and other sources, this presentation links the difficult topics of fallout and shelters with the lives of young Americans.
The Millennium Staff Client will be upgraded from our current version 2009a to 2009b 1.4. In addition, the character-based system will continue to have the same functionality as it did prior to the upgrade. The 2009b release has several enhancements and fixes for known issues. If you would like more information on the enhancements and known-issue fixes, please visit http://csdirect.iii.com/
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM (this is an estimate only and may take longer, expect downtime of at least 4 hours)
What do I need to do?
Millennium users do not need to take any direct action. However, all access to the Millennium Staff Client and Oasis will be unavailable during the time frame above--please plan your workflow accordingly. After the upgrade, please ensure that all functions in your area are working properly. We will be keeping a close eye on requesting functionality and the link to summon after this upgrade is complete.
ALL access to Oasis will be temporarily unavailable. This includes, but is not limited to, the Millennium Staff Client, the OPAC/WebPAC, Character-based system, and users ability to place requests. This system outage will affect staff in the following areas, CDSS, ILL, Public Service Desks, Circulation, Collection Maintenance, Emerging Technologies, and Acquisitions.
Thank you for your patience while we perform this necessary upgrade.
Oregon State University Libraries would like to announce the recipients of this year's Library Research Travel Grants for the second round of funding. Click on the link below to view the recipient.
Interested faculty can visit http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/travelgrant.html for more information and upcoming deadlines.
The latest exhibit at the Guin Library at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center features the Census of Marine Life, a decade-long exploration of the abundance, distribution and diversity of marine life.
OSU Libraries now subscribes to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online (http://proxy.library.oregonstate.edu/login?url=http://www.hbcpnetbase.com).
This online version of the 90th edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics provides broad coverage of all types of physical science data commonly encountered by scientists and engineers.
In addition to offering the full text of the print edition in searchable PDF format, the online version presents the major tables of numerical data in the form of interactive tables that can be sorted, filtered, and combined in various ways. Substances in these tables can be retrieved by searching on name, formula, CAS Registry Number, or chemical structure, and such a search can be combined with a request for a desired property.
On Sunday April 4th, the library will begin a pilot project to be open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. This means that the library will be open continuously from Sunday at 10am through Friday at 10pm. The library will be open regular hours on Saturdays from 10am-10pm. These hours will continue through Spring term.
People entering the library at midnight, Sunday through Thursday, will be required to show their OSU ID. This will help ensure that between midnight and 7am the building is used only by OSU students, faculty, and staff. Community users can reenter the library starting at 7am.
ASOSU proposed the project, which President Ray and Provost Randhawa are supporting with TRF funds.
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