October 31, 2012

IRC Update: Closed

The Instructional Resource Center remains closed today (10/31) due to flooding, saturated carpets, and lack of power;  laminating, color printing ,the Ellison machine, and IRC resources are unavailable at this time.
  • Supplies: If you need supplies (poster board, construction paper), try the AU Bookstore.
  • Color Printing: If you need to color print, there is a print-quota color printer in 200 Patterson.
  • Color Printing: If the printer in 200 is out of order, tech support recommends you go to the help desk, they can print color for you.
  • Laminating is available at the AU Print shop, they have a small laminator ($1/foot) and wide laminator ($5/foot).
  • Laminating: Irwin's Office supply in downtown Ashland has laminating services ($2.50/foot).  You can call for hours 419-289-3400.
We will continue to update here, on Facebook, and IRC twitter. Thank you for your continued patience.

* Post originally published on the IRC News Blog.

October 30, 2012

IRC Hours: Closed

The Instructional Resource Center is closed today (10/30) due to flooding and lack of power;  laminating, color printing and the Ellison machine are unavailable. Updates will be posted as they become available.  Thank you for your continued patience.

*Post originally published on the IRC News blog.

October 22, 2012

Library Hours: Fall Break

AU Library is open 8 am to 5 pm today (10/22) and regular hours resume Tuesday, October 23rd; visit the Lbrary hours update page for additonal hours information.

We hope everyone is enjoying their Fall Break!

October 19, 2012

Updates: Library Catalog

New catalog functions and displays are now fully operational. Records now feature a tabbed display providing users with information pertaining to individual collection items.

Item Status:  Location, Call number, and current availability (status)
The record displayed above features Lulu Walks the Dog, it's located in AU Juvenile, the call number is PZ7.V816 Luu 2012, and it is currently available.

More Details: Description, Edition, Summary, and ISBN
The record displayed above features a book 144 pages in length that is a first edition; a short summary is detailed, and both a ten and thirteen number ISBN presented.

Find Similar Items: Author information, subject headings, and alternate authors
Lulu Walks the Dog was written by Judith Viorst; subject headings include Cooperativeness - Juvenile fiction, Dogs - juvenile fiction, and Dog walking - juvenile fiction; the alternate author (illustrator) for this book is Lane Smith.

Full Record: All of the information available on the cataloged item.

Book Cover Image: More Information!
If there is a book cover displayed with the record, click on it to view more information about the item;  resources may include summary, excerpt, table of contents, cover image, and reviews.

Thank you for your patience as we continue implementing upgrades and improvements to the AU library catalog. 

October 18, 2012

Library Catalog

Library systems are being prepared for an upgrade scheduled to take place over Thanksgiving break. As a result, you may notice some irregularities in catalog records (display, links, details) during the next few weeks.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will post updates here and on the AU Library facebook page as needed.

October 16, 2012

Library Hours: Fall Break

Library Hours during the Ashland University Fall Break are noted below:

Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st: Closed
Monday, October 22nd: Open 8 am to 5 pm

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, October 23rd; visit the Library web site for a complete listing of hours updates.

October 12, 2012

Library News: Service Restored

Library server upgrades have been successfully completed. Circulation, off campus authentication and OhioLINK requests are fully functional. If you experience problems, please call the library at 419-289-5400 or the reference desk at 419-289-5402.

October 11, 2012

Library Server Upgrade

Additional server upgrades are planned for 5:00 pm on Friday, October 12.During this time there will be no circulation function, patron authentication or OhioLINK borrowing available. We anticipate full access being restored by 6:00 pm.

October 9, 2012

Database Access Fully Restored

All access issues that resulted from Friday's server update have been resolved.  If you encounter any problem with the Library Catalog or database access, please contact the Reference Desk at 419-289-5402 or write to library@ashland.edu

October 5, 2012

Catalog and Database Update

Off-campus access to databases from the AU Library webpages has been restored, with the exception of the Web of Knowledge databases (ISI Citation Indexes).  Databases are not currently accessible  via the OhioLINK website.

Although the AU Library Catalog is back online, it's not clear that OhioLINK requests are going through successfully.  If you place an OhioLINK request this weekend, please check your library account Monday to see if the request is there, and contact the library if you have any questions.

We will post an update when services have been fully restored.

Catalog Back: Off campus access pending

Server updates are complete and the Library catalog is once again available for use.  Database access from off campus is pending, we are working with OhioLINK to remedy the problem.

Library Server: Currently Offline

Library servers are currently off-line for updates.  In addition to the catalog and online renewal, access to library databases - authentication - from off campus is unavailable during this process.

Thank you for your patience. We hope to be back online and fully operational soon.

October 4, 2012

Library Server Updates

Beginning at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 5th, Library servers will be offline for updating. As a result, the AU Library catalog, renewing books with my library account, and online circulation will be unavailable. We recommend using the OhioLINK catalog during this time.

Updates will be posted here, on the AU Library Facebook page, and the IRC Twitter account. Thank you for your patience during this update.