Due to the inclement weather, the University of Georgia is closed Wednesday, January 29th, and the Russell Library event, ‘Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture’, has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Thursday, February 13th, 2014; 5:30-7:00PM (Doors open at 5:00).
Undergrads: Would you like to help us to improve our web site? Would you like to earn a free $10 print/copy card? If so, please consider helping us out with some usability testing of our web site.
The test involves sitting down with one of our staff and trying to complete a number of tasks on the UGA Libraries’ site, while we observe and take notes, as well as sharing your opinions with us. It’s totally painless and can yield some very interesting information!
If you are a UGA Undergraduate student, and you are interested in this and can spare an hour at some point in the next 2 or 3 weeks, please contact Deborah Stanley at email@example.com for more information.
Which government databases and websites can you access after the government shutdown?
Because of the government shutdown, several data repositories and websites run on government servers are unavailable. Those include: ERIC, USATradeOnline, Library of Congress, and all Census websites (including American Factfinder).
Other essential sources of information are up and running, but only on a limited basis. That means that they are only being maintained, but new information isn’t being added as usual. Those include PubMed, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Agricola. While the shutdown occurs no new data will be collected or added to these resources.
If you are a UGA affiliated user, you have a few temporary workarounds:
ERIC: EBSCO’s ERIC mirror database will have the most recent added records, so the citations of research will be available, however, the fulltext located on the Department of Education servers will not be available. If you are looking for a fulltext document with an ED # from 1966 to 2004, we have a microfiche copy located in the Basement of the Main Library available for copying. Post 2004 fulltext is not available.
Census & American Factfinder: We have two subscription databases that will suffice temporarily. Social Explorer contains the most recent Census, American Community Survey, and American Economic Survey datasets. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is available through ProQuest for basic statistical needs on a year to year basis.
If you are unaffiliated with UGA, you can access this government information directly from our campus Libraries in the Main Library, the Science Library, and the Miller Learning Center.
Due to the government shutdown, all US Census Bureau websites will be unavailable until further notice. This includes American FactFinder and USATradeOnline.
Due to the government shutdown, the Map and Government Information Library will not receive new US government documents from the Government Printing Office (GPO). However, new documents related to the legislative process such as Congressional Record will be available online via GPO’s content management system FDSys.
Please contact the Map and Government Information Library if you have any questions about the availability of new US government documents.
The Library Staff Association Fall Book & Bake Sale is today, Thursday September 5th, from 9:00-3:00 in the lobby of the Main Library, although we can’t guarantee that the baked goods will last that long!
Please join us and enjoy tasty cookies and cakes made by library staff, and take home a book or several (or a CD, or a DVD…) for a bargain price!
The Journal Locator, which was down yesterday, is now functioning normally. If you encounter any problems, please contact Reference.
The Journal Locator is currently experiencing difficulties. If you run a search, you will get “Item not available online” for every journal. This applies whether you are searching on the Journal Locator page, or via the Journals tab on our home page.
The company that runs the software will be rebooting the system overnight, so it should be available after 11pm tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Reference.
Our online Interlibrary Loan request system, ILLiad, will be going through an upgrade beginning at 5pm Wednesday, June 26. We hope to be back up within a few hours. We will let you know if there are further delays. If you have any problems with the new interface, or if you have any questions, please contact Interlibrary Loan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 706.542.0643 (Monday-Friday, 8am – 5 pm).
Students: Would you like to help us improve our web site? Would you like to earn a free $10 print/copy card? If so, please consider helping us out with some usability testing of our web site. The test involves sitting down with one of our staff and trying to complete a number of tasks on our site, while we observe and take notes, as well as sharing your opinions with us. It’s totally painless and can yield some very interesting information!
If you are a UGA student, and you are interested in this and can spare an hour at some point between May 13th and May 24th, please contact Deborah Stanley at email@example.com for more information.