Research Day at USF Poly

The USFP Library is participating this afternoon in the campus’ Research Day. We’ll have some of our latest books on research methods on display and will present the Library’s services and resources for researchers.

Research Day is in room LTB 1100 from 1PM to 5PM. Faculty and students will be presenting posters on their research endeavors.

Internet access disruptions possible

From USF’s Information Technology department:

The Internet service provider Sprint has depeered USF’s Internet service provider Cogent as of around 6PM October 30th. Because of this any single-homed Sprint customer will be unable to reach USF and vice versa. Many of you may remember this happened between Level3 and Cogent a few years [...]

EDUCAUSE presentation

Associate Librarian Catherine Lavallée-Welch is back from attending the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Orlando. EDUCAUSE is a professional association focusing on technology in higher education.

Lavallée-Welch attended a pre-conference seminar on Learning Commons. She also presented with USF Poly colleagues Dr Naomi Boyer, Kevin Calkins and Karen Konrath a session entitled Sustainable Faculty Technology Development [...]

Scheduled downtime for LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic will undergo maintenance related to the end of Daylight Savings Time that will interrupt service on Sunday, November 2,
2008 between 1:00 AM and 8:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time. Users trying to access LexisNexis Academic early Sunday morning will see a message saying that the service is temporarily unavailable.

Photocopier’s scanning function

Did you know you can scan documents on the LTB 1115 photocopier? Place your documents on the glass plate and select the “scanner” button on the left of the control panel. Enter your email address and press the green “start” button. You have the possibility of scanning several pages if necessary. When done, press the [...]

Apologies for the noise

PCC is currently working on the walkway from the LTB to the LAC building, just beside the Library/OUL. We apologize for the noise and disturbance.

Virtual reference appointments now available

Sometimes, library users need more in-depth assistance, either to seek the best information sources or to learn how to best use the various library resources. So far, face-to-face appointments with the Librarian have been available.

It is now possible to schedule a virtual appointment for the same purposes. The meeting will take place via Elluminate, [...]

New resources at the USF Poly Library

Here are the books newly arrived at the USF Polytechnic Library during the month of September. As always, new circulating books and Children’s Books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area; the new reference books are being immediately shelved in the Reference stacks. I’m adding as well the new databases [...]

Florida Publishers Association Presents 2008 President’s Book Awards

On September 13, the Florida Publishers Association (FPA) presented its 2008 President’s Book Awards to members whose books were chosen as the best in 16 different categories and one special category. Judges for content categories were Florida librarians (three in each category), and an award-winning, national book design firm provided judges for cover and interior [...]

Six databases on trial

Currently there are six active trials to databases. Please note the end dates and the use of passwords for two of them. We will be glad to receive your feedback.

Accounting and Tax with Standards (ProQuest) through 10/21/08

Search key accounting standards from FASB, GASB, and IASB along with top accounting literature. Standards content includes Original [...]