Thursday, December 11, 2014

Catalog, Link resolver (links to article full text) down Sat Jan 3d

Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Library subscription log in and interlibrary loan request form will be affected by campus IT downtime Sat 12/6, 8-9 pm

This just in - campus ITS is bringing some authentication/log in services down for emergency maintenance tomorrow evening, Sat 12/6, from 8-9 pm

Announcement here:

Log in to library subscriptions and the Interlibrary Loan form will be affected.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Print and E-Reserves Lists Due Dec 11th

To ensure availability on the first day of classes, new lists and additions to existing lists are due on Friday, December 5, 2014. Lists turned in after these dates will be processed in the order of receipt unless 1) the bookstores do not acquire enough copies to meet needs, 2) you are new to UNCG, 3) you find out after the due date that you will teach the course. Please alert us to these factors when submitting lists.

To renew or use fall 2014 lists for a different course in winter and/or spring 2015, call us at 336.256.1199 or email us at by Wednesday, December 10. Tell us the specific course and section number for the fall list you wish to transfer and the course and section number for the winter and/or spring course. Lists for which we receive no requests to renew will be removed from reserve beginning Thursday, December 11, 2014.

For more information about course reserves including copyright information, how to submit lists, and how to find reserve lists online please visit our Reserves webpages.

Before placing a film on reserve for your students, please check the Libraries' numerous streaming film resources. We offer thousands of films that may be viewed either in class or on your students' own time 24/7. Different options are available from each film vendor; most offer the selection of specific clips and insertion of questions and assignments within a film.

The University Libraries also offer hundreds of thousands of e-books that may be linked to from your course syllabus. To learn more about these please see our e-book guide.

Library website usability tests

The University Libraries is taking a comprehensive look at our website and we need your assistance!

Would you consider completing one or more Card Sort Exercises, participating in a Focus Group, or volunteering as a Usability Study Participant?

Details and sign up forms are at:

Incentives are available for participation.

Questions? Please contact

Mr. Terry W. Brandsma
Information Technology Librarian
UNC Greensboro

Monday, December 1, 2014

Open Access/Creative Commons Policy from the Gates Foundation

The new Open Access policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will require all articles reporting on the Foundation's funded research be made immediately freely available - and carry a CC-BY 4.0 license to enable full reuse.  

You can read the Foundation's announcement (with a link to the text of the policy here: