Monday, March 20, 2017

Trial - The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

The University Libraries are trialing Henry Stewart Talks, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. The collection is comprised of more than 2,100 specially prepared, animated lectures by world leading experts. The collection is highly prized for providing researchers easy access to the same experts that they would like to see present at an international conference or hear speak at a guest lecture and is particularly suitable for use in distance, blended, team learning and flipped classroom programs.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Heads

Mardi Gras Parade Heads
University Libraries 2nd floor gallery
March 3 – April 27, 2017
Lecture March 21 at 11:00am

The Art 123 , 3 D Design class is displaying their class project, “Mardi Gras Parade Heads” on the 2nd floor of the library. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Library Hours- Spring Break

Friday (3/3) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Saturday - Sunday (3/4-5) Closed*
Monday - Friday (3/6-10) 8 am - 5 pm*
Saturday (3/11) Closed*
Sunday (3/12) 10 am - 2 am

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

USD Network Services down - March 4

Due to the installation of a generator for the data center IT services will be unavailable
Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Start Time: 8 a.m.
End Time: Noon
Duration: 4 Hours
All USD network services will be unavailable from all locations
Internet access will be unavailable at the Vermillion Campus, Yankton Med campus, and Rapid City campuses.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Call for Entries - Bound and Unbound IV: Altered Book Exhibition

Database name change - Thomas

Thomas ( is now is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Human Books Wanted

A Human Library™ being held at USD next October!
Human Books Wanted
Do you have a story to tell about overcoming a stereotype or prejudice or know of someone who does? If so, fill out the Human Library™ Book Application by Friday, March 3rd.

What is a Human Library™?                                                                       
A Human Library™ is a safe place for people from different backgrounds to talk one-to-one and learn from each other. People who have overcome a stereotype or prejudice volunteer to be the “books” and readers are encouraged to ask questions about their book’s topic. Readers may borrow a book for up to 20 minutes and may borrow more than one book as time and availability of books allow.
Interested? Come get to know someone else and have a positive conversation(s) that may challenge stereotypes and prejudices on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at the I.D. Weeks library.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with Compustat.  We are working on the problem and hope to have it restored as soon as possible.   Thank you for your patience. 

In the interim while we figure out what the problem is, please use the virtual setup.  The virtual is working. 

Intrepid Coalescing

"Backwards Compatible" Brian Joel Damon
USD alumni Brian Damon (’80) and Paula Bosco Damon ('91 & '93) are exhibiting their collaborative show titled "Intrepid Coalescing" February 8 – April 14, 2017 in the first and second floor galleries in the I.D. Weeks library building.

Damon is an emerging artist and his wife is a national award-winning writer. Their exhibit is “a courageous attempt of a husband and wife to marry distinctively diverse perspectives of their journey together, spanning nearly 50 years”. Paula explains intrepid means to go about something courageously while coalescing means to unify something.  “With profound subtlety of poetry as an overlay to multimedia, the synergies of art making and storytelling bring about a thought-provoking and passionate reckoning," they write.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love Your Data Week - Feb 13-17

What is Love Your Data Week?
The purpose of the Love Your Data (LYD) campaign is to raise awareness about topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. Academic libraries can help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

LYD week is an event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers. Research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. #LYD17

Monday, January 30, 2017

Scheduled upgrades to impact OCLC services

Scheduled upgrades to impact OCLC services

Alert Status: Scheduled maintenance

Affected Services:
WorldCat Discovery
WorldCat Local

As OCLC will be performing a system upgrade on Sunday, 5 February 2017, from 12:00 am-8:00 am US Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5). The above  services will be unavailable to members globally during this time.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ProQuest downtime January 28-29

Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

Time: Saturday, 28 Jan., 9:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 5:00 a.m.

The following products will be temporarily offline:

Research databases
•    ProQuest platform (
•    ProQuest Congressional (
•    Ancestry
•    Sanborn maps

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Library early closing

Due to the weather, the Library will be closing at 11 pm

TODAY - Reference Desk early closing

The reference desk will close at 5 pm today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Leaf on the Wind

 A Leaf on the Wind
Composed by Thomas Rush
(3-D Design 2016 Fall Semester) Final Project
December 2016 - January 2017
Second Floor - Gallery space at the top of the stairs                                                         

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Library Hours - Martin Luther King Day - Jan 16

Monday (1/16) 10 am - 2 am

Library Catolog down

We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with the library catalog. We hope to have the issue resolved soon.   We are sorry for the inconvenience.   

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Library Hours - Spring Semester - Starting Jan. 8

 Monday - Thursday 7:30 am -2 am*
Friday 7:30 am - 11 pm*
Saturday 10 am - 11 pm*
Sunday 10 am - 2 am