August 31, 2010

Library Spotlight: New Books

New books are added to the library collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, titles are featured on the new book shelf located on the main floor near the computer and recreational reading 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.

August 30, 2010

Update: Database Access

We continue to work on the problem discovered by students trying to access EBSCOHost databases, Academic Search Premier, Education Research Complete, from their laptops using Bradford. Access to these databases using computers in the library and Patterson 200 lab, and off campus are not affected, please use these computer resources until we have resolved the problem.

Thank you for your patience.

August 29, 2010

Bradford Network: Problems on-campus

On campus students using their laptops to access library databases via the Bradford Networks are experiencing problems; the network is not recognizing the proxy as on-campus or prompting login as an off-campus user.

We recommend you access databases through the OhioLINK web site.
This may or may not be a result of the new Bradford Network system. View the IT FAQ brochure to learn more. Please note the following update for returning students using the old Bradford Network system:
ATTENTION RETURNING STUDENTS: BEFORE you connect your computer to our network using wired OR wireless, you MUST UNINSTALL the Bradford Persistent Agent.-- IT FAQ Page

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this problem.

August 27, 2010

Library Hours

Don't forget, the library is open this weekend!

The 2010 - 2011 fall hours schedule started Monday and the library is open Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm to midnight. Updates to regular hours are posted on the library web site. IRC hours updates on available the IRC web site and IRC news blog.

August 17, 2010

ISI Database Maintenance

From the producer of the ISI Citation Databases:  "Thomson Reuters will be performing maintenance to the ISI Web of Knowledge, EndNote Web and ResearcherID this coming Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 beginning 9:00 AM EDT. During this time, there will be disruption of service and access to these products including WoK Personalization. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause."

August 10, 2010

Planned Network Maintenance

From AU Office of Public Relations

"The Internet Service Provider for Ashland University will be performing network maintenance on Tuesday, August 10, from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. This outage will affect ALL internet connectivity including campus access to the Internet, and off-campus access to campus online resources such as ANGEL, WebAdvisor and the University campus website. Email will not be accessible during this time."

It will not be possible to get to library online resources or to order books through OhioLINK during the network maintenance period.

August 6, 2010

LexisNexis Academic's New Interface

LexisNexis Academic has undergone a gradual transformation to a new interface this summer.  The final transition takes place Saturday, August 7th, and for several hours in the early afternoon the database will be unavailable.  For assistance using the new interface, contact the Reference Librarians at 419-289-5402 or

IRC Hours Update

The IRC will be closed Monday, August 9th through Friday, August 13th. Summer hours will resume on Monday, August 16th.

A complete IRC hours calendar is available on the IRC web site.

August 3, 2010

Campus Wide Power Outage Scheduled

From AU Office of Public Relations

"On Thursday, August 5, there will be a scheduled campus wide power outage from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight for Ohio Edison service on the main substation. All campus buildings except the senior apartments will be without electricity (designated emergency power circuits in Kettering Sciences will run off the generator). In addition, all phone and information technology services (email, Angel, Internet access, etc.) will also be unavailable starting at 9 p.m. and will be back online early Friday morning following restoration of power." -8/3/10

The entire campus network system will be unavailable during this time. Systems affected include, but are not limited to, Angel, WebAdvisor, Exchange Email, Internet access, network printing, network file systems, Kronos, Datatel/Colleague, and Cbord.