January 28, 2010

Library Spotlight: New Databases

Ashland Theological Seminary Library has added two new databases to the collaborative Library database collection:

Guide to Social Science & Religion in Periodical Literature

"For more than 40 years, National Periodical Library as published the Guide to Social Science and Religion in Periodical Literature. This publication provides essential data in such areas as: Religion, Psychology, the Arts, Sociology, Politics, Education, and more. Guide to Social Science & Religion is essential to any organization dealing with research science, and to any individual utilizing research science to gather pertinent information." -- AU Library Database Information

Religious and Theological Abstracts

"Religious and Theological Abstracts prepares summaries of articles from scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. Summaries are composed from the core of volunteer abstractors located throughout the USA, Canada, and several other countries. The variety of periodical literature includes Christian, Jewish and other World religions. Religious and Theological Abstracts provides English language abstracts of articles in Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages. This helpful resource assists with any research pertaining to the fields of Religion and Theology." -- AU Library Database Information

Access to these database resources is available via the library's Databases by Title web page.

January 27, 2010


Update: The OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC) is fully operational:

"The problems with the EBC have been resolved and everything should be working again. Please report any additional problems you may have to We apologize for any inconvenience the interruption in service may have caused." -- Zoe Marshall, OhioLINK User Services


As reported by user-services at OhioLINK, EBC is experiencing problems today.

"We are aware of the problems with the EBC and it has been reported to the system engineers. They are looking into it and we hope to have a resolution soon." -- Zoe Marshall, OhioLINK Mailing List

January 24, 2010

Library Spotlight: New Books

AU library adds new books to it's collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, new books are featured on the book shelf located on the main floor near the new computer area.

All titles have been selected by AU librarians and are subject to the library's collection development policy which includes professional reviews and recommendations by faculty members. Recent additions to the collection include:
Interested in recommending a book for the collection? Contact your library liaison for more information or submit a suggestion via the library catalog.

January 20, 2010

Numismatic Center Hours

The Numismatic Center on the 6th floor of Ashland University Library has new hours this semester:

Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00 am -- 11:30 am, and by appointment.

Contact information is available at the Reference Desk, 419-289-5402, or library@ashland.edu

January 14, 2010

Library Hours: MLK Holiday

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, library hours are as follows:
  • Friday, Janaury 15 - Close 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 16 - Closed
  • Sunday, January 17 - Closed
  • Monday, January 18 - Open 6 pm to midnight
Regular library hours resume at 7:45 am on Tuesday, January 19th.

January 12, 2010

Library Catalog

Systems librarian Janice Marotta reports the library catalog security certificate will be updated on Monday, January 18th. Until that time, users may notice a security certificate alert when reloading a catalog page, requesting OhioLINK books, or trying to renew or view your library record.
  • If using Internet Explorer, simply choose the option: continue to this website.
  • If using Mozilla it may take a few more steps, but you will be able to move beyond the expired security certificate.
Thank you for your patience and as always, please feel free to ask for help.

Note: This issue was previously posted on 9/21/09.

January 11, 2010

OhioLINK Services Alert

"Maintenance Alert: OhioLINK Services Unavailable System engineers will be performing planned maintenance on network hardware that will require an approximate 5 minute outage. The interruption in service will effect all OhioLINK services and will occur sometime between midnight and 2:00am on Tuesday morning January 12th" - OhioLINK What's New Blog
Please note that this planned outage should not interrupt daily use of OhioLINK. Updates will be posted if needed.

January 9, 2010

Library Hours Reminder

Library Hours for the weekend of January 9th and January 10th:

Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

Spring Term regular hours begin at 7:45 am on Monday, January 11, 2010.

January 7, 2010

Library closing at 4:00 pm

Weather Advisory - Early Closing

Due to the weather conditions the library, along with other university offices, will close at 4:00 pm today.

January 5, 2010

OhioLINK Databases: EJC

Thank you for your patience, we are happy to announce the Electronic Journal Center is back online.

OhioLINK Databases: EJC

We are experiencing problems with the Electronic Journal Center, the following email message is from Thomas Dowling at OhioLINK.
"The EJC is currently unavailable, with pages reporting an error message of "shibsp::ListenerException". This was reported to support last night and we will report any updates as we learn them."

January 4, 2010

Library Hours

Welcome back!  Library hours this week are as follows:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

Regular hours begin at 7:45 am on Monday, January 11, 2010.