Posted on March 26, 2013 by Bill Doughty
So a few months ago we were all
But now we’re all
Because at long last our beloved BookScan Station
has returned! It’s back in its old location between the copy machines on the first floor, just waiting for you to come and scan your books and documents in an easy, frustration free manner. In the interest of full disclosure we should point out that the scan-to-email function is not working yet, but this is a known issue and will hopefully be resolved soon.
Thank you, Bryant community, for showing your support and letting your voices be heard in saying that you wanted this to come back to the library, since that showed the Powers That Be that this was a useful and needed device for our patrons. We literally could not have gotten it back without your efforts. And we promise to stop all this meme abuse now.
Well, okay, one more.
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Posted on February 10, 2013 by Bill Doughty
The library opened at noon today and is resuming its normal schedule. But if you don’t feel like wandering out into the snow, you can always call, text, or IM us with your questions.
Stay warm, stay safe, and best of luck shoveling out!
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Posted on February 4, 2013 by Anthony Marando
Have you ever wondered what the scholarly pursuits of your colleagues, professors, and classmates are? Would you like to explore the history of Bryant University, and see actual artifacts that tell the story of the university? Then you should check out the Digital Commons@Bryant University. To access Digital Commons simply hover your mouse over the “Special Collections” tab on the left hand side of the page and then click “Digital Commons.”
Digital Commons is a database powered by a company called BePress. This database holds all kinds of historical and scholarly material for your perusal. Many colleges and universities are exploring ways to provide resources that are more easily accessible. Libraries are also exploring the concept of Open Access. If you would like to read more about Open Access and related initiatives a good place to start would be UC Berkeley the Digital Public of America.
Want to check out what the Science and Technology faculty are working on? Simply visit their page here. What about the Accounting faculty? See that here. Maybe you would like to explore past Senior Honors Projects? Explore those here.
In addition to scholarly material published by faculty and staff our Digital Commons contains lots of historical and archival material. We have the Archway, Bryant Commencements, Bryant Magazine, Historical photos and documents, and so much more.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Bryant College Goes to War archive headed by Professor Judy Litoff. This wonderful collection documents the impact that World War II had on Bryant and its community.
If you are a Bryant faculty member who would like their work published in our Digital Commons, please contact Anthony Marando at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Digital Commons can only grow with your support.
As you can see we have only scrapped the surface of the Digital Commons@Bryant University. If you need help accessing materials or have questions about the collection, send an e-mail to email@example.com or you can IM us from the main library homepage.
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Posted on February 4, 2013 by Bill Doughty
You asked. You pleaded. A few of you complained, but we won’t talk about that. At least one person has even thrown around the phrase “I’m begging ya.” Your patience has been rewarded – library study rooms can now be reserved online.
The process is simple - just go to this page on the library website (which can also be found under the Library Services heading of our home page), read through the policies and procedures and click on the big Thumbs Up at the bottom of the page to jump into the R25 reservation software and reserve your room.
A few important guidelines to remember:
- You will need to contact us (232-6125) for the username and password in order to log in (due to security concerns, we can’t just post it on the web for all to see).
- Study room reservation is limited to Bryant students only.
- Time blocks are in half-hour increments.
- Remember the 3-3-6 Rule: you must have a group of at least 3 people to request a room, you can only book up to 3 hours at a time, and you can only book a maximum of 6 hours per week.
- When booking rooms, you MUST include your name, your Bryant ID number, your Bryant email address, and the names of at least two other people in your group. If those are missing, the request won’t be processed.
- Check back to make sure your request has been processed, as your room assignment may have changed! Please allow a 24 hour turnaround for request processing, especially during busy times.
- You are responsible for using the room you have been assigned. If you use a different room, you may lose your reservation.
As always, feel free to contact us in person, by phone (232-6125), or email (circdesk (at) bryant (dot) edu) if you have any questions.
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Posted on October 16, 2012 by Bill Doughty
We haven’t had a lot of requests for it lately, so we want to remind Bryant faculty about our Netflix program.
Basically, if there’s a DVD available through Netflix that you need for class purposes – whether to show for class, place on reserve, or preview for class activity or purchase – we can request it for you through the library account.
And if there’s something available through Netflix’s streaming service that you want your students to watch, we can set it up so that they can watch it here on one of our library desktop computers (though not on their personal laptops). [EDIT: We no longer have the streaming service, just DVDs! But we will consider resubscribing to streaming if there is demand for it.]
This isn’t for personal entertainment use, nor can we offer this service to students. But we’re happy to offer this service to faculty and would like to see it used more often.
Have any questions? Ask a staff member, call us at 232-6125, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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