Monday, December 29, 2014

OCLC services unavailable 3 January 2015 for technology upgrade

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services including ILLiad and WorldCat will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Library Hours - Christmas and New Years

Christmas Day (12/25)  Closed
Friday (12/26) - Sunday (12/28) Closed

New Year's Day (1/1) Closed

Library Hours - Winter Interim

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Scheduled downtime starting December 26

Beginning on Friday, December 26, SRDS  will perform scheduled network infrastructure and security maintenance that will cause services on the web (including SRDS DirectNet) to be unavailable until Monday, December 29.

SRDS will post updates to Twitter @SRDS. Check-in there to keep up-to-date on when everything is back up and running.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this downtime. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Library Hours - Finals

Monday - Thursday (12/08 - 12/11)    7:30 am - 02:00 am
Friday (12/12)    7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday (12/13)  7:30 am – 12:00 am
Sunday (12/14)    10:00 am – 02:00 am
Monday (12/15)    07:30 am – 02:00 am
Tuesday (12/16)    07:30 am – 02:00 am
Wednesday (12/17) Semester Ends   7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday (12/18) Christmas Break    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday (12/19)    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday (12/20)    Closed
Sunday (12/21)    Closed

Friday, November 21, 2014


Exhibition Concept
This exhibition will pair University of South Dakota visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines. Up to sixteen pairs will be selected by Dakota Writing Project instructor, Audrey Larsen, and Interim Director of the University Art Galleries, Michelle St. Vrain. There will be no set theme to this exhibition, however, all work created as a result of these collaborations must be new and original. Selected pairs are free to choose how they approach the collaborative process.

University Libraries, 2nd Floor Exhibition Cases

Exhibition Dates
January 30 – April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:30 – 6 pm
A reading of each poem will be given during the reception.

The exhibition is open to University of South Dakota undergraduate and graduate students majoring in art and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students majoring in poetry. Acceptable visual media include ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Electronic media will not be accepted.

Entry Information
Visual artists will submit three-five digital images (jpg format, high resolution – 300 dpi) of their artwork on disk. Images must be of artwork that has been completed in the last two years. Visual artists should also include a short, one paragraph artist statement. Poets will submit three poems on disk. Poems must have been completed in the last two years. Entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, and year in school. Disks of artwork and poetry should be sent to:

Michelle St. Vrain, Interim Director of University Art Galleries
University of South Dakota
Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Room 103E
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Entry Deadline:
December 5, 2014

Pairings Announced:

December 12, 2014

Collaborations Due:
January 22, 2015 (Bring to Libraries, Rm 131C)

Audrey Larsen, Dakota Writing Project
Michelle St. Vrain, Interim Director of University Art Galleries

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Library Hours - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday  (11/25)   7:30 am - 05:00 pm
Wednesday (11/26)   7:30 am - 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day (11/27)   Closed
Friday (11/28)   Closed
Saturday (11/29)   Closed

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trial for database

Trial until 11/30/14

Watching therapy in action is an invaluable way to enhance your skills and deepen your work. This streaming video collection features the greatest therapists of our time demonstrating techniques and commenting on their work.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Readex trial - US Congressional Serial Set

We are trialing Readex  - US Congressional Serial Set

The trial runs until Nov. 29, 2014

Included in this trial:

American State Papers, 1789-1838
Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the  beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817 - 1994
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Serial Set Maps
The maps published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Library Hours - Veteran's Day

Monday (11/10)            7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Veteran's Day (11/11)    10:00 am - 02:00 am

The reference desk will be open from 1 pm-5 pm and 6 pm -9 pm

Monday, October 20, 2014

Art Exhibit: 21 Days

21 Days is a social campaign to promote recycling, and provide information on the recycling process in Vermillion. It takes 21 Days to break a habit, start recycling today.

A project by Chelsea Studenski and Emily Alitz for their Publication Design class in the Art Dept. YoungAe Kim is the Instructor.

Now until 12/13/2014.  Second floor of the library building.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Database trial - IPA Source

Trial from 10/15/2014 through 11/14/2014

Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 11303 titles!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Database Trial - U.S. Serial Set

The U.S. Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. It contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. There has rarely been a published series of its depth and breadth of coverage, and none in this country as long-lived. Its earliest documents date from 1789 and additions are made continually.

The trial is now available and runs from 14-OCT-2014 - 13-NOV-2014.

The trial includes access to:

Serial Set 1789-1969
Serial Set 2 Part A 1970-1979
Serial Set 2 Part B 1980-1989
Serial Set 2 Part C 1990-2003
Serial Set 2 Part D 2004-2010
Serial Set 2 Part E 2011
Serial Set 2 Part F 2012
Serial Set 2 Part G 2013
Serial Set High Resolution Maps 1789-1969

You can access the trial  using this web address:

Please be aware if you wish to download a PDF of an article, you will need to click Replica of Original to get the article.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Database Trial: PBS Video Collection

Trial now until November 9, 2014

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface.The diverse subject matter of the included films makes this an important collection for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.
  • America in Profile
  • American Experience
  • Empires
  • Freedom
  • Frontline
  • God in America
  • Great Performances
  • History Detectives
  • NOVA
  • Odyssey
  • The films of Ken Burns, Michael Wood, and more.

  • Help and other information on how to use this database:

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    JSTOR Daily

    Where news meets its scholarly match!

    JSTOR Daily provides insight, commentary, and analysis of ideas, research, and current events, tapping into the rich library of scholarship on JSTOR.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Exploring South Dakota’s Political Tradition

    Exploring South Dakota’s Political Tradition

    The Al Neuharth Media Center
    The University of South Dakota
    Nov. 13, 2014

    The conference is free and open to the public

    Morning and afternoon sessions will be held at the Neuharth Center.  Lunch will be served at the Muenster University Center Ballroom.

    Registration deadline is November 7.  To register, email

    In the email, please provide:

    Email address
    Phone number
    Special dietary requests

    If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 or email 48 hours before the event. This document is available in alternative formats upon request. For assistance, contact Disability Services.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    New Database Trials

    Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), coverage in this database begins in 1908, with indexing for some journal titles extending back into the nineteenth century. Full text is provided for articles and reviews from more than 230 journals selected by leading religion scholars.

    International Medieval Bibliography Online is the world’s leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500.

    The database comprises over 300,000 articles derived from regular coverage of some 4500 periodicals and 5000 miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues). All articles are classified with full bibliographical details and subject classifications and indexing familiar to medievalists.

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