Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Proquest Downtime


To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest products, ProQuest is performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on January 19, 2019 During the maintenance window, the following products will be temporarily unavailable.

Downtime scheduled: Saturday, January 19 at 9 p.m. U.S.  Maintenance will conclude within 8 hours.
See what time this maintenance window will occur in your region


ProQuest Books
•    Ebook Central
   
Research databases
•    ProQuest Platform (search.proquest.com)
•    ProQuest Congressional (search.proquest.com/congressional, congressional.proquest.com)
•    Chadwyck-Healey databases (U.S. customers only)
•    SIRS (all editions)
•    Ancestry
•    Sanborn Maps
•    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open
•    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses OAI Repository

Library Hours - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Saturday - Sunday (1/19-20) Noon - 5 pm
Monday (1/21) Noon - Midnight

Monday, January 7, 2019

Human Library Book Applications - Open

Applications (www.bit.ly/USDhuman) are now being accepted for people to be volunteer human books for Vermillion’s 3rd Human Library—scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the I.D. Weeks Library.

A Human Library is an opportunity for people talk one to one with someone who is different from them—whether the difference is related to looks, background, culture, religion, life experiences, sexual orientation, occupation, ideology, health, etc. The book (a brave person willing to share their story) begins by sharing highlights of their story with a reader (a brave, curious person) and then the conversation begins. Conversations last up to 20 minutes and readers’ questions are welcome.  The event is organized like a library with volunteer books, a catalog of book titles & descriptions to help readers choose which book(s) they want to read (talk to),  librarians to answer questions, a check out table (circulation desk), etc.

The first Human Library was held in Copenhagen in 2000 at a youth rally to promote peace. The Human Library™ Organization now works with libraries and organizations around the world to overcome prejudice and stereotypes by building bridges of understanding through conversation.

For more information please refer to the links below or contact Caroline Anderberg at caroline.anderberg@usd.edu.
The Human Library LibGUIDE                      https://libguides.usd.edu/humanlibrary
The Human Library™ Organization            http://humanlibrary.org

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ebook Central downtime

ProQuest will be performing maintenance on Ebook Central and LibCentral in January 2019.

This maintenance will take place Saturday, January 5 beginning at 11:00am  (lasting approximately 2 hours), and Saturday, January 19 beginning at 10:00pm  (lasting approximately 8 hours).

Library Hours - Spring Semester

Saturday (1/5) Closed*
Sunday (1/6) Noon - Midnight

Spring Semester Hours - start Monday 1/7

Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - Midnight*
Friday 7:30 am - 10 pm*
Saturday 10 am - 10 pm*
Sunday 10 am - Midnight

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Library Hours - Winter Break

Winter Break hours Dec. 13- Jan. 6*

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm*
Saturday - Sunday  Closed

Monday, November 26, 2018

Library Hours - Finals

We are extending our hours the week before finals starting on Nov. 30.  

Friday (11/30) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Saturday - Sunday (12/1-2) 8 am - 2 am*
Monday - Friday (12/3-12/7) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Saturday - Sunday (12/8-9) 8 am - 2 am*
Monday - Tuesday (12/10-11) 7:30 - 2 am*

Wednesday (12/12) 7:30 am - 8 pm.

Winter hours begin on Thursday, Dec. 13.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving weekend reference

The reference desk will be closed Nov. 22 - 24.     We will have electronic reference Sunday, Nov. 25  2 - 9 pm.   http://libanswers.usd.edu/

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Trials - Scopus and SciVal

USD will be trialing Scopus and SciVal until Dec 12, 2018

Scopus - www.scopus.com 

SciVal - www.scival.com 
All users will need to register with a username and password.
Addtional information about login can be found at https://libguides.usd.edu/accesshelp/trials

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Library Hours - Thanksgiving

Wednesday (11/21) 7:30am- 5pm*
Thursday - Saturday (11/22-24) Closed*
Sunday (11/25) Noon - Midnight

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Library Hours - Veteran's Day

Saturday - Sunday (10/10-11) Noon - 5pm*
Monday (10/12) Noon to Midnight

Monday, November 5, 2018

Access issue with ScienceDirect



 Access to ScienceDirect is currently showing this screen before article access.  

Selecting the first option will deny you access.   Second choice is the correct one.

If you selected the first option, you will need to delete your cookies for Elsevier and ScienceDirect and choose the second option - University of South Dakota Lommen Library, UnivSouthDakotaIP

We are working with ScienceDirect to remove this option screen.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

RESOLVED - Psychiatry Online

This issue has been resolved as of Oct. 26, 2018 - Psychiatry Online is currently unavailable to patrons accessing it through the proxy. Access is available on the library computers. Please do not enter your email in the error page.  We believe the website might be hacked. 
We are working to resolve this issue and apologize for the inconvenience.

Ebook Central maintenance

Ebook Central will be down for maintenance for approximately 90 minutes beginning at 11 am on Saturday, October 27.   Ebook Central will be unavailable during this time. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

It is Time to give the I.D. Weeks Library your Feedback—We are listening!

Check your USD emails—the 2018 LibQUAL+® Lite Survey link has been sent to USD students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete! Survey results will help the I.D. Weeks Library set priorities to improve library services and collections to support your learning, teaching, and research needs.

Students who voluntarily enter their USD email address with their completed survey will be eligible to WIN one of eight Coyote Cash Prizes (6 for $20, 1 for $30, and 1 for $50). Please do not complete the survey if you are not at least 18 years old.

To ensure anonymity, email addresses are separated from survey responses and drawing entries once the completed survey is submitted. The survey is open until Friday, November 9, 2018. If you have questions or problems accessing the survey, please contact Caroline Anderberg at libqual@usd.edu.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Coming Soon—How are we doing?

University of South Dakota students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to participate in the 2018 LibQUAL+® Lite Survey October 22 – November 9, 2018. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete! Survey results will help the I.D. Weeks Library set priorities to improve library services and collections to support your learning, teaching, and research needs.

The survey link will be sent to USD student, faculty, staff, and administrators email addresses. To ensure anonymity, email addresses are separated from survey responses once the completed survey is submitted.

Students who voluntarily enter their USD email address with their completed survey will be eligible to WIN one of eight Coyote Cash Prizes (6 for $20, 1 for $30, and 1 for $50). Survey results will not be tied to your email address entry. Please do not complete the survey if you are not at least 18 years old.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

New Link - Journal Search

University Libraries will be discontinuing the journal search provided by Serials Solutions as of October 17, 2018   http://fs6mb7xu9b.search.serialssolutions.com/

The new journal search link is https://usd-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/jsearch?vid=01SDBOR_USD&lang=en_US

Please update your bookmarks!