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Possible OhioLINK Outages Late Fri. night/Early Sat. Morning 11/1-11/2

October 31st, 2013

We expect a service outage of approximately 30 minutes at varying times for each OhioLINK service during scheduled maintenance on the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) shared infrastructure firewall. The 30-minute outages will occur sometime over a four-hour time-frame beginning Friday, 11/1/2013 at 11:00 PM and ending on Saturday, 11/2/2013 at 3:00 AM.

The following access will NOT be affected by the 30-minute outages:

  • On-campus access to content on 3rd-party (non-OhioLINK) vendor websites.

The following access/services WILL be affected by 30-minute outages:

  • Libraries using OhioLINK’s remote authentication (proxy) for off-campus access to 3rd-party (non-OhioLINK) vendor websites.
  • All other OhioLINK-hosted services, including online databases, the OhioLINK Electronic Journals Center (EJC), the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC), OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD), OhioLINK Music Center, OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository, and the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons (DRC).

“A New Leaf: The Rediscovery of the Book as Art”

August 21st, 2013

“A New Leaf: The Rediscovery of the Book as Art” will be on display in the Department of Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, August 26 – October 4, 2013. The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special arrangements can be made to view additional artists’ books from our Rare Books Collection. For more information, contact Denise Monbarren (ext. 2527).

New Exhibit in Special Collections

August 28th, 2012

The exhibit “Wooster-in-the-World: The Middle East, India, and Africa” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries. This exhibit documents Wooster’s connections to other continents and cultures.

In the 1890s, a “missionary alcove” was established in the library as a pledge of support for Presbyterian missionary activities on campus. Works from the Missionary Alcove Collection are represented here, as well as several sacred texts. The display features a scorched 1831 Arabic Bible from the Library of President A.E.E. Taylor that was saved from the December 1901 Old Main fire.

The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. August 27- October 12, 2012. Special arrangements can be made for classes or small groups to view more materials from any of these collections. For more information contact Denise Monbarren (x2527) or Elaine Smith Snyder (x2155).

Scientists Boycotting Elsevier Journals

February 2nd, 2012

Citing the high cost of Elsevier journals and the fact that they contribute content only to be forced to “purchase” it back to read it, scientists across the world have started a petition to boycott Elsevier journals.  Read more at The Cost of Knowledge web site. Read more about this controversy in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

CoRE Coming to Andrews Library

December 12th, 2011

The CoRE (Cooperative Research Experience) will be constructed on the main floor of Andrews Library during the winter break.  Read more about it in the Wooster Daily Record and in the Wooster Voice.

Foreign Relations of the United States 150 Years Old

December 12th, 2011

No, we’re not talking about the foreign relations that the United States government conducts with other countries.  We are talking about the publication Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS).  It celebrated its 150th anniversary of publication on Dec. 3rd.  This publication, produced by the U.S. Department of State, provides an intriguing history of the United States and its relations abroad.  This publication could be seen as the Pre-Wiki Leaks. The Office of the Historian has put together a page marking this anniversary that includes historical background and links to presentations related to the FRUS.  You can find FRUS in our government documents collection under the call number S 1.1:

CBO Releases Income Distribution Report

November 2nd, 2011

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just issued a 63 page study, titled “Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007.”

A History of Witchcraft in England 1558 to 1718: The Research of Wallace Notestein

October 24th, 2011

“A History of Witchcraft in England 1558 to 1718: The Research of Wallace Notestein” will be on display in the Department of Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, October 21 – December 16, 2011. The exhibit features materials from the working library of Wallace Notestein (Class of 1900), who was an internationally known scholar of British literature and social history. For more information contact Denise Monbarren at x2527 or Elaine Smith Snyder at x2155. http://www.wooster.edu/Academics/Libraries/collections/Collections/notestein/English

“Remembering 9/11: Selections from The College Archives Collection”

August 23rd, 2011

The exhibit “Remembering 9/11: Selections from The College Archives Collection” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries, August 29 – October 14, 2011.

This exhibit documents the reactions of the campus community to the events of September 2001 through campus correspondence, flyers, photographs, publications, and public journals.

The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for classes or small groups to view more materials from our collection. For more information about the exhibit, contact Denise Monbarren at ext. 2527 or Elaine Smith Snyder at ext. 2155.

OhioLINK Central Catalog Down July 7, 2011

June 21st, 2011

The OhioLINK Central catalog will be unavailable for at least several hours beginning at noon on Thurs., July 7 for maintenance. It is hoped that this will only take a few hours but it could continue into the evening.

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