Beeghly Library’s Special Collections will have reduced hours after the July 4th holiday. Monday, July 7th – Wednesday, July 16th and Friday, July 18th Special Collection Hours will be 8:30am-Noon. On Thursday, July 17th Special Collections will be closed all day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 21st. Please plan accordingly.
Summer hours for the OWU Libraries can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours/summerhours-2014.pdf. Please note that afterhours access to the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will be closed from June 20th at 5pm until the start of Fall Semester on August 25th.
The next time you search CONSORT, the library’s catalog, from the library’s website, you will be able to home in on items that we own locally here at Ohio Wesleyan more quickly.
Ohio Wesleyan shares CONSORT with three other schools in the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium (the Ohio 5). These include Denison University, Kenyon College, and the College of Wooster. A search in the catalog would typically yield results from all four schools, which for some, has caused some confusion or disappointment when realizing that an item is not available here at OWU but at another school.
We have changed the default settings in CONSORT so that searches will automatically filter the results to those at Ohio Wesleyan. Searchers can, of course, choose to view results from all libraries if they prefer.
The OWU Libraries, along with our partners in the Ohio 5, also belong to OhioLINK, a consortium of 90 college and university libraries, plus the State Library of Ohio from whom we can easily borrow and loan materials.
Historically, items requested from our fellow CONSORT libraries could be delivered faster than items borrowed from other libraries in the OhioLINK group, but changes over the years have leveled the turn-around-time for requests. It is no longer necessary to consider borrowing first from CONSORT libraries before expanding a search into the OhioLINK catalog.
Searchers will continue to see the Search OhioLINK button in CONSORT, which will automatically pass searches along to the OhioLINK catalog where items may be requested as normal.
For any questions or comments about this change, contact the Beeghly Reference Desk at email@example.com.
Summer school hours for the OWU Libraries can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours/summerschoolhours-2014.pdf. Please note that afterhours access to the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will be closed from May 12th-May 18th. Afterhours access will resume on May 19th.
Summon, the library’s academic search engine, will be getting an upgrade over the summer, and we’d like to invite you to take a peek at the new look.
You can preview the new version of Summon at: http://owu.preview.summon.serialssolutions.com
The upgrade will take place on July 1, 2014.
The new look offers a more streamlined, modern interface that works on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. For a quick overview of the new site, check out this short video we’ve put together:
Summon is an interdisciplinary academic search engine that complements subject-specific research databases by allowing all OWU students, faculty, and staff to discover books, journal articles, videos, music, conference proceedings, images, and many other types of materials available from the library’s collections from one place.
Hours for the OWU Libraries for the end of the semester can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours/spring-endhours-2014.pdf. Please note that the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will be open to students during the hours Beeghly Library is officially closed but will have no after-hours access the week between graduation and the start of summer session.
The OWU Libraries recognized over forty faculty members for their scholarly contributions during last week’s 2014 Celebration of Scholarship. Publications from a broad range of disciplines were on display during the event. The official bibliography is available online in OWU’s Digital Collections.
Director of Libraries Catherine Cardwell also recognized each of the 18 students who submitted papers for the 2014 research award.
Carolyn Thompson took first place for her work titled “The Murder of Maria Elena Moyano: How Sendero Luminoso’s Brutal War on Civilian Social Programs Triggered its Own Destabilization”. This well-written winning paper demonstrated a thoughtful and thorough research process.
For the second year in a row, the Libraries recognized a runner-up. Matthew Jamison’s paper “‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’: Male Sex Workers Performing Power and Control” was awarded second place. The judges were equally impressed with his writing and felt Jamison’s research demonstrated significant promise.
You may have already seen our scrolling image or received our flyer during Countdown to Commencement, but with graduation fast approaching, please remember the senior due date for most library items is coming up on May 12. Additionally, you may not know that failure to return library items or pay library fines will unfortunately result in the withholding of your transcript so please keep that date in mind to avoid any issues. If you have questions or concerns about this date or your account we will be happy to speak with you. Please contact Beeghly Circulation at 740-368-3225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the Libraries honor OWU faculty, staff, and student scholarship at the Celebration of Scholarship. Join us on Friday, April 18, from noon-1pm in the Bayley Room as we recognize all faculty and staff who have published a book or article, created a music score or sound recording, exhibited artwork, or produced significant scholarship or creative work with an imprint date from the previous year. Also at the Celebration, the Libraries announce the winner of the $500 Libraries Student Research Award.