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Addlestone Update

Posted by: Joshua Minor | July 1, 2014 Comments Off |

Just to keep you up to date, here’s what’s happening at  Addlestone

Every morning at 7 am a semi tractor trailer arrives from Wisconsin, filled with shelving. Each truck is unloaded in a few hours and the carriages moved into place. The installation crews assemble the bases and install the uprights. The crew is on track to complete construction on  the second floor by Aug 1 and the third floor public areas by Aug. 11.  Then the movers put all the books back on the shelves – in order and all the furniture in place.

Another crew has begun building the display walls near the flex room and the conference room in Special Collections. The flex room installation begins July 7 and the woodworkers are working off site to build the exhibit cases and bookcases for Special Collections.

We’re expecting the movers back on Aug 4 and taking 2 weeks to put books and journals back on the shelves. 100 chairs have been delivered and we’re expecting 100 more chairs, tables for the flex room and tables for the students to arrive just before school starts.

The electricians continue to pull conduit and will be working July 4!

And last, but certainly not least, another construction crew is busily converting Java City cafe into Starbucks and expect to be open for the beginning of the fall semester.

Wishing you all a wonderful 4th

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Carologue, Summer 2014: The Big Move: A guide to the SCHS Archives Relocation

Posted by: Joshua Minor | June 25, 2014 Comments Off |

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Carologue Summer 2014 – Relocation Cover Story PDF

 

 

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Addlestone Improvement Update

Posted by: Joshua Minor | June 25, 2014 Comments Off |

Every morning at 7 am a semi tractor trailer arrives from Wisconsin, filled with shelving. Each truck is unloaded in a few hours and the carriages moved into place. The installation crews assemble the bases and install the uprights. The crew is on track to complete the second floor by Aug 1 and the third floor public areas by Aug. 11.

Another crew has begun building the display walls near the flex room and the conference room in Special Collections. The flex room installation begins July 7 and the woodworkers are working off site to build the exhibit cases and bookcases for Special Collections.

We’re expecting the movers back on Aug 4 and taking 2 weeks to put books and journals back on the shelves. 100 chairs have been delivered and we’re expecting 100 more chairs, tables for the flex room and tables for the students to arrive just before school starts.

The electricians continue to pull conduit and will be working July 4!

framing the display cases on the third floor
Framing the display cases on the third floor.

a plastic wall with a zipper separates work area from construction zones
A plastic wall with a zipper separates work area from construction zones.

drywall for the display cases on the third floor
Drywall for the display cases on the third floor.

drywall for the display cases
Drywall for the display cases.

building the glass enclosed conference room in Special Collections
Building the glass enclosed conference room in Special Collections.

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Starbucks Tentative Opening Date and Hours

Posted by: Joshua Minor | June 19, 2014 Comments Off |

Tentative Opening Date for Starbucks: August 15, 2014

Tentative Hours of Operation (same as Java City last year):

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am – Midnight
  • Friday: 7:30am – 8pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 11am – Midnight

Location will accept Dining Dollars, Cougar Cash, Starbucks Gift Cards.

Location will serve a full menu including – full beverage line, premade salads and sandwiches, pastry case with full line of pastries, etc.

Any questions about Starbucks can be directed to Dining Services at 953-5354 or collinsbd@cofc.edu

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Shelving and Multi-Purpose Room

Posted by: Joshua Minor | June 19, 2014 Comments Off |

moving the carriages into the building
Moving the carriages into the building.

some of the installation crew and transport crew
Some of the installation crew and transport crew.

moving the pieces of the puzzle
Moving the pieces of the puzzle.

Unique numbers enable installers to the puzzle together
Unique numbers enable installers to the puzzle together.

Shelving awaiting installation
Shelving awaiting installation.

Second floor - once shelving, will be configured with power, tables  and chairs
Second floor- Once shelving in up it will be configured with power, tables, and chairs.

More prep work for the multi-purpose room
More prep work for the multi-purpose room.

Continuing to prep for the multi purpose room
Continuing to prep for the multi purpose room.

Expanding Special Collections  Reading Room
Expanding Special Collections Reading Room.

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Here’s What’s Happening!

Posted by: Joshua Minor | June 13, 2014 Comments Off |

The Music Room will become 3 group studies
The music room will become 3 group studies.

Parts of the static shelving that will be installed in the new mobile shelving
Parts of the static shelving that will be installed in the new mobile shelving.

Preparing ductwork for multipurpose room
Preparing ductwork for multipurpose room.

More prep work for the multi-purpose room
More prep work for the multi-purpose room.

nesting chair in new science center
Nesting chair in new science center.

Locating precisely where to drill holes for power
Locating precisely where to drill holes for power.

beginning to lay rails for the mobiles
Beginning to lay rails for the mobiles.

laying the flooring 3
Laying the flooring.

laying the flooring 2

laying the flooring 4

laying the floor covering 1

Continuing to prep for the multi purpose room
Continuing to prep for the multi purpose room.

Adding shelving to Special Collections Reading Room
Adding shelving to Special Collections Reading Room.

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Here’s What’s Happening on the Second Floor

Posted by: Joshua Minor | June 3, 2014 Comments Off |

bringing the gypsum from the truck into the library

Bringing the gypsum from the truck into the library.

hoses carrying the  gypsum

Hoses carryingthe gypsum.

the first area for the pour

First area for the pour.

continuing the first area

Continuing the first area.

pouring and leveling  the gypsum

Pouring and leveling the gypsum.

note the boots!

nice boots

leveling

prepping for the pour

laying out the bases for the carriages

Laying out and building the bases for the carriages.

beginning to build the carriages -

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Faculty user’s survey for the library

Posted by: williamsj | May 21, 2014 Comments Off |

Many apologies for not posting anything earlier. With the library renovation project and a few other projects like the iPad program and NBCLearn, I was a bit delayed in reviewing the faculty user survey. Here are a few comments and responses from that survey. More will follow in the weeks to come. As always I encourage you to contact me directly with your comments and concerns or use the library suggestion box.   And for the good of the order, I’m pleased to announce that thanks to Academic Affairs, we now have 30 more iPads for classroom use.

Name 5 things that would help your productivity?

library interface is not clean. hard to find things and do basic searches. reverting to previous versions helpful. It seems to change every year. Keep one system at the least, so we can learn how to use it. Interlibrary loan link is hard to find/buried – push it to a more prominent location

Response: We added the Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) last summer after a yearlong campus trial. The new service is designed to help the novice researcher find something useful. The Discovery Service is also great for interdisciplinary work and serendipitous discovery as it makes associations and finds relationships users may not have considered. Please let us know what doesn’t work or doesn’t work well as we have the ability to refine the system to some extent. We definitely want it to work optimally for our users. We still have direct access to the catalog and the databases for the experienced researchers and have no intentions of taking those away. We are working on developing guides that do a better job of walking you through using our services and tools.

We agree, the ILL link at the bottom of the library homepage is not the most visible location.  Not to worry, a new library website is being designed as we type. It is our intention to make the new site easier to navigate and please let us know if it isn’t. Interlibrary Loan will be featured more prominently on the redesigned site.

An ipad training that happens during the semester and not during breaks. A writers’ group Library retreat time (a weekend? afternoons?) that is NOT during spring break or other breaks Students understanding how to use the library and do research on the internet

Response: We are planning 4 to 5 basic iPad sessions at varying times each semester to provide more opportunities for participation. Please help us by letting us know what times would be best for faculty.  Again, thanks to Academic Affairs, we now have 30 more iPads for classroom use.

The problem with a writer’s retreat that is not during the off-time is that our study rooms are designated for student use during the semesters. With 10,000+ students, we want to give them the maximum opportunity to achieve academic success during the semester.  You are welcome to use the faculty resource room 336 at your leisure, if you need a quiet space to work. We will work with Academic Affairs to explore other retreat possibilities.

We are working on developing guides that do a better job of walking users through using our services, tools and the research process. We also have librarians available to provide research consultations and instruction for students in your courses.

Continued strong support from ILI Establishing institutional repository for managing research data/results in compliance with NSF/NIH Money Time Faculty browsing room for print journals

Response: With support from Academic Affairs, the library has increased its Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to improve deliver times for faculty.

An institutional or academic digital repository has been developed, is being tested and rolled out by targeting specific projects. Please contact Heather Gilbert in our Digital Services and Scholarship department for more details and participation information.

You are welcome to take print journals and other material into the faculty resource room 336 for browsing.

The only thing the library could help further is to consider providing faculty (even if only for the breaks) with carrels where we can leave books and other material for an extensive period of time.

Response: Currently we have some limited space in lockable cabinets in the faculty resource room 336. We will continue to explore other storage options.

The ability to access full-length articles from off-campus. When I (and my students) log in from off-campus the access becomes very limited, sometimes one or two full-length before it says we no longer have access, sometimes a few more. It basically makes working from home impossible.

Response: Unless otherwise stated, you should have access to the same databases from home as you have on campus using your myCharleston credentials. If you experience a problem accessing library databases from home, please contact us at http://answers.library.cofc.edu/.  Please let us know what database you are attempting to access, the error or other message you receive, whether you are accessing from myCharleston, the library website, Google or etc.  Also, please contact us using the link above to make sure your article links have the correct proxy information when you place them in OAKS.

A better maintained scantron room, one that is unlikely to run out of printer ink or paper. 2. Everything thing else at the library is great – honestly, I can’t think of another thing.

Response: We’ve contacted IT regarding ordering more supplies to better stock the room.

Five things the library doesn’t already do? Hmmm… in grad school we had library carrels where you could keep books and notes so you didn’t have to lug things all over campus. That would help, but probably not possible here. It would also help to have the library cafe open during breaks.

Response: Again, we have some limited space in lockable cabinets in the faculty resource room 336. We will continue to explore other storage options.

The café in the library is in the process of transitioning from Java City to Starbucks. We will ask and hopefully Auxiliary Services will extend their hours during breaks due to popularity and increased revenue generating potential.

under: Addlestone Library, Services

Faculty user’s survey for the library

Posted by: williamsj | May 21, 2014 Comments Off |

Many apologies for not posting anything earlier. With the library renovation project and a few other projects like the iPad program and NBCLearn, I was a bit delayed in reviewing the faculty user survey. Here are a few comments and responses from that survey. More will follow in the weeks to come. As always I encourage you to contact me directly with your comments and concerns or use the library suggestion box.   And for the good of the order, I’m pleased to announce that thanks to Academic Affairs, we now have 30 more iPads for classroom use.

Name 5 things that would help your productivity?

library interface is not clean. hard to find things and do basic searches. reverting to previous versions helpful. It seems to change every year. Keep one system at the least, so we can learn how to use it. Interlibrary loan link is hard to find/buried – push it to a more prominent location

Response: We added the Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) last summer after a yearlong campus trial. The new service is designed to help the novice researcher find something useful. The Discovery Service is also great for interdisciplinary work and serendipitous discovery as it makes associations and finds relationships users may not have considered. Please let us know what doesn’t work or doesn’t work well as we have the ability to refine the system to some extent. We definitely want it to work optimally for our users. We still have direct access to the catalog and the databases for the experienced researchers and have no intentions of taking those away. We are working on developing guides that do a better job of walking you through using our services and tools.

We agree, the ILL link at the bottom of the library homepage is not the most visible location.  Not to worry, a new library website is being designed as we type. It is our intention to make the new site easier to navigate and please let us know if it isn’t. Interlibrary Loan will be featured more prominently on the redesigned site.

An ipad training that happens during the semester and not during breaks. A writers’ group Library retreat time (a weekend? afternoons?) that is NOT during spring break or other breaks Students understanding how to use the library and do research on the internet

Response: We are planning 4 to 5 basic iPad sessions at varying times each semester to provide more opportunities for participation. Please help us by letting us know what times would be best for faculty.  Again, thanks to Academic Affairs, we now have 30 more iPads for classroom use.

The problem with a writer’s retreat that is not during the off-time is that our study rooms are designated for student use during the semesters. With 10,000+ students, we want to give them the maximum opportunity to achieve academic success during the semester.  You are welcome to use the faculty resource room 336 at your leisure, if you need a quiet space to work. We will work with Academic Affairs to explore other retreat possibilities.

We are working on developing guides that do a better job of walking users through using our services, tools and the research process. We also have librarians available to provide research consultations and instruction for students in your courses.

Continued strong support from ILI Establishing institutional repository for managing research data/results in compliance with NSF/NIH Money Time Faculty browsing room for print journals

Response: With support from Academic Affairs, the library has increased its Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to improve deliver times for faculty.

An institutional or academic digital repository has been developed, is being tested and rolled out by targeting specific projects. Please contact Heather Gilbert in our Digital Services and Scholarship department for more details and participation information.

You are welcome to take print journals and other material into the faculty resource room 336 for browsing.

The only thing the library could help further is to consider providing faculty (even if only for the breaks) with carrels where we can leave books and other material for an extensive period of time.

Response: Currently we have some limited space in lockable cabinets in the faculty resource room 336. We will continue to explore other storage options.

The ability to access full-length articles from off-campus. When I (and my students) log in from off-campus the access becomes very limited, sometimes one or two full-length before it says we no longer have access, sometimes a few more. It basically makes working from home impossible.

Response: Unless otherwise stated, you should have access to the same databases from home as you have on campus using your myCharleston credentials. If you experience a problem accessing library databases from home, please contact us at http://answers.library.cofc.edu/.  Please let us know what database you are attempting to access, the error or other message you receive, whether you are accessing from myCharleston, the library website, Google or etc.  Also, please contact us using the link above to make sure your article links have the correct proxy information when you place them in OAKS.

A better maintained scantron room, one that is unlikely to run out of printer ink or paper. 2. Everything thing else at the library is great – honestly, I can’t think of another thing.

Response: We’ve contacted IT regarding ordering more supplies to better stock the room.

Five things the library doesn’t already do? Hmmm… in grad school we had library carrels where you could keep books and notes so you didn’t have to lug things all over campus. That would help, but probably not possible here. It would also help to have the library cafe open during breaks.

Response: Again, we have some limited space in lockable cabinets in the faculty resource room 336. We will continue to explore other storage options.

The café in the library is in the process of transitioning from Java City to Starbucks. We will ask and hopefully Auxiliary Services will extend their hours during breaks due to popularity and increased revenue generating potential.

under: Addlestone Library, Services

Faculty user’s survey for the library

Posted by: williamsj | May 21, 2014 Comments Off |

Many apologies for not posting anything earlier. With the library renovation project and a few other projects like the iPad program and NBCLearn, I was a bit delayed in reviewing the faculty user survey. Here are a few comments and responses from that survey. More will follow in the weeks to come. As always I encourage you to contact me directly with your comments and concerns or use the library suggestion box.   And for the good of the order, I’m pleased to announce that thanks to Academic Affairs, we now have 30 more iPads for classroom use.

Name 5 things that would help your productivity?

library interface is not clean. hard to find things and do basic searches. reverting to previous versions helpful. It seems to change every year. Keep one system at the least, so we can learn how to use it. Interlibrary loan link is hard to find/buried – push it to a more prominent location

Response: We added the Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) last summer after a yearlong campus trial. The new service is designed to help the novice researcher find something useful. The Discovery Service is also great for interdisciplinary work and serendipitous discovery as it makes associations and finds relationships users may not have considered. Please let us know what doesn’t work or doesn’t work well as we have the ability to refine the system to some extent. We definitely want it to work optimally for our users. We still have direct access to the catalog and the databases for the experienced researchers and have no intentions of taking those away. We are working on developing guides that do a better job of walking you through using our services and tools.

We agree, the ILL link at the bottom of the library homepage is not the most visible location.  Not to worry, a new library website is being designed as we type. It is our intention to make the new site easier to navigate and please let us know if it isn’t. Interlibrary Loan will be featured more prominently on the redesigned site.

An ipad training that happens during the semester and not during breaks. A writers’ group Library retreat time (a weekend? afternoons?) that is NOT during spring break or other breaks Students understanding how to use the library and do research on the internet

Response: We are planning 4 to 5 basic iPad sessions at varying times each semester to provide more opportunities for participation. Please help us by letting us know what times would be best for faculty.  Again, thanks to Academic Affairs, we now have 30 more iPads for classroom use.

The problem with a writer’s retreat that is not during the off-time is that our study rooms are designated for student use during the semesters. With 10,000+ students, we want to give them the maximum opportunity to achieve academic success during the semester.  You are welcome to use the faculty resource room 336 at your leisure, if you need a quiet space to work. We will work with Academic Affairs to explore other retreat possibilities.

We are working on developing guides that do a better job of walking users through using our services, tools and the research process. We also have librarians available to provide research consultations and instruction for students in your courses.

Continued strong support from ILI Establishing institutional repository for managing research data/results in compliance with NSF/NIH Money Time Faculty browsing room for print journals

Response: With support from Academic Affairs, the library has increased its Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to improve deliver times for faculty.

An institutional or academic digital repository has been developed, is being tested and rolled out by targeting specific projects. Please contact Heather Gilbert in our Digital Services and Scholarship department for more details and participation information.

You are welcome to take print journals and other material into the faculty resource room 336 for browsing.

The only thing the library could help further is to consider providing faculty (even if only for the breaks) with carrels where we can leave books and other material for an extensive period of time.

Response: Currently we have some limited space in lockable cabinets in the faculty resource room 336. We will continue to explore other storage options.

The ability to access full-length articles from off-campus. When I (and my students) log in from off-campus the access becomes very limited, sometimes one or two full-length before it says we no longer have access, sometimes a few more. It basically makes working from home impossible.

Response: Unless otherwise stated, you should have access to the same databases from home as you have on campus using your myCharleston credentials. If you experience a problem accessing library databases from home, please contact us at http://answers.library.cofc.edu/.  Please let us know what database you are attempting to access, the error or other message you receive, whether you are accessing from myCharleston, the library website, Google or etc.  Also, please contact us using the link above to make sure your article links have the correct proxy information when you place them in OAKS.

A better maintained scantron room, one that is unlikely to run out of printer ink or paper. 2. Everything thing else at the library is great – honestly, I can’t think of another thing.

Response: We’ve contacted IT regarding ordering more supplies to better stock the room.

Five things the library doesn’t already do? Hmmm… in grad school we had library carrels where you could keep books and notes so you didn’t have to lug things all over campus. That would help, but probably not possible here. It would also help to have the library cafe open during breaks.

Response: Again, we have some limited space in lockable cabinets in the faculty resource room 336. We will continue to explore other storage options.

The café in the library is in the process of transitioning from Java City to Starbucks. We will ask and hopefully Auxiliary Services will extend their hours during breaks due to popularity and increased revenue generating potential.

under: Addlestone Library, Services

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