Articles tagged with: Services

  • Notice of Schmon Tower electrical disruptions

    Two electrical shutdowns are planned for the Schmon Tower on the evenings of June 19 and 24. From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on these days, the following Library online services will be unavailable:

    • Library Catalogue pages (including the databases listing, My Library Account, and previous exams listing)
    • The Digital Repository

    Access to SuperSearch, Research Guides and “Get It” links will be unaffected.

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  • We’ve expanded our games collection

    In an effort to encourage student mental health and wellness, the Library has expanded its games and stressbusters collection.  Items are available for three day loan from both the Map, Data & GIS Library and the James A. Gibson Library (at the Ask Us Desk).

    In time for the fall semester, a Wellness book collection, and additional resources will be ready for use by all Brock students, staff and faculty.

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  • Keeping computer users safe

    We all have a role to play in keeping our computer networks secure. To better protect the Brock community from computer viruses, malware and spyware, the library has ended the short term loan of memory sticks and memory cards. For your convenience, the following are available for purchase at the Ask Us desk:

    Memory sticks (16 GB)        $8.00
    Micro SDHC cards (16 GB)        $12.00

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  • New Library Service – Support for Sharing Your Work

    Sharing research openly is the best way to enhance your impact as a scholar: openly accessible articles are easier to find – and get cited more often.

    The Library is expanding its suite of services supporting open access for Brock researchers with a new service called Support for Sharing your Work. The service assists researchers in sharing their articles via the Brock Digital Repository, which provides free, immediate access to readers while also allowing Brock scholars to track downloads and views of their articles.

    To use the service, authors can complete a short form and attach a copy of the article they would like to share. Library staff will review the documents for compliance with publisher copyright policies and then make them accessible to the public by depositing them in the Brock Digital Repository. Articles in the repository are highly visible: they are disseminated around the globe via Google Scholar and several repository directories and are also indexed in SuperSearch, the Library Search engine.

    Each article is assigned a unique persistent identifier, making it easier for researchers to share their work with others and to track how often their articles are being viewed and downloaded.

    Questions? Contact Tim Ribaric, Acting Head, Digital Scholarship Lab, at tribaric@brocku.ca

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  • Improvements made to study room booking system

    Booking a group study room in the library just got a whole lot easier thanks to new software implementation. Features include:

    • Equipment available in each room and directions at a glance
    • Booking confirmation via email
    • Reminder emails just prior to the students’ reservation

    Bookable group study rooms are available to any group of Brock students and may be booked for up to 2 hours per day and up to 2 weeks in advance.

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  • Foot pedal transcription aid ready to loan

    Qualitative researchers know that transcribing a 10 minute interview from to audio to type can take up to an hour, sometimes longer. Fortunately technology is now available to lessen the load and, the Brock Library is here to help with the recent purchase of a USB connected foot pedal. Windows and Mac compatible, the device allows users to rewind or fast forward through their audio recordings without taking their hands off the keyboard. The Infinity model is available for loan from the Ask Us desk and is compatible with a wide variety of software.

     

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  • Library charging station ready for your devices

    Students have a new option when looking to charge their phones on campus. A new charging station, courtesy of BUSU, is now in operation in the library.  The locker-style unit is easy to use. Simply open a box, plug in your phone, set an access code of your choice on the pin pad, and walk away. Each locker has 3 cables: an apple lightning cable, a USB type-C cable, and a micro USB cable.

    The charging station is located on the main floor of the library, next to the copiers and vending machines.

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  • Laptop Loan Service Coming to an End

    The Library’s laptop loan service has seen a significant decline in usage over the years, especially as personal laptop ownership by students has dramatically increased. After reviewing the program, the Library has decided to discontinue lending laptops. This will take effect as of May 1st.

    The Library will be investing in new desktop computers over the spring and summer of 2018.

    If you have any concerns, please contact libhelp@brocku.ca

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