Congratulations to Prof. Wenxian Zhang

Our Archivist, Prof. Wenxian Zhang, was honored at last week’s annual meeting of the Society of Florida Archivists, who presented him with the Society’s Award of Excellence.This award was given in recognition of his leadership and achievements in promoting the history of Central Florida and Rollins College. Congratulations, Wenxian! (Photo: Prof. Wenxian Zhang and our Digital Archivist, Prof. Rachel Walton.)

Library Hours During Exams

It’s almost that time of the year again!  Starting this weekend and lasting until May 9th, the Olin Library will be open 24 hours.  This means that all four floors will be open after midnight.  Access to the building after closing will be available to Rollins students and employees only via R-Card scanner, so be sure to have your ID handy.

  • Sunday, 4/23/2017 – Tuesday, 5/9/2017:  Building open 24 hours
  • Tuesday, 5/9/2017 – Thursday, 5/11/2017:  Library open until 12 midnight
  • Friday, 5/12/2017:  Library open normal Friday hours
  • Saturday, 5/13/2017 – Sunday, 5-14/2017:  Library closed for commencement

If you have any questions, you can visit our website, or contact us.

Cool tool for space nerds and science geeks

NASA just unveiled a new and searchable video, image, and audio library to the public. Is it comprehensive? No, but NASA will continue to add new and relevant content as it becomes available.  Yes! Is it cool? YES! Check it out an let us know what you think.  For more info visit https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-unveils-new-searchable-video-audio-and-imagery-library-for-the-public

 

ProQuest Database Outage

Update:  ProQuest databases are available again as of 3/1/2017.  If you are still having trouble accessing them, you might need to clear your browser cache.

Due to a systemic outage of Amazon Web Services, all ProQuest databases are currently unavailable.  This outage affects on and off campus access to all ProQuest databases, including:

  • ABI/Inform
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Newsstand
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Research Library

ProQuest does not have an estimate for how long this downtime will last, but they are updating their Twitter feed as they make progress on fixing the outage.  If you need research assistance, you can ask Your Librarian.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Olin System Downtime Feb 19th

We will be upgrading our proxy server this Sunday, February 19th.  This upgrade will temporarily make access to our databases unavailable.  We expect the window of downtime to be between 8am-12pm, but it might be longer if there are problems with the upgrade.

Users on campus can still access out databases during this maintenance window.  When clicking on the url of one of our resources, removing the proxy prefix (http://ezproxy.rollins.edu:2048/login?url=) should allow you to click straight through to the database.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues, you can e-mail us at askolinlibrary@rollins.edu.

ProQuest Maintenance Downtime

On Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 29th at 6:00 a.m., access to our ProQuest databases will be unavailable while the vendor performs routine maintenance.

Databases that will be affected by this downtime include:

  • ABI/Inform
  • Newsstand
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • ProQuest Research Library

We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask your librarian.

Find it, read it, leave it.

Jen with first book

Jen with first book

Our friend Jen Atwell has come up with a great idea to celebrate reading on campus. Based on similar campaigns in Washington DC and London, Jen thought why not on campus?

Calling it BookBooks at Rollins stickers at Rollins, once per month over the course of the Spring semester we will choose a book related to a campus event and leave ten copies of the book at random spots around campus. If you see one, pick it up and read a bit. Perhaps it grabs your attention, so take it with you to read. Once you are finished, leave it somewhere on campus for someone else to pick up and read.

But before you do, make sure you leave a photo on your favorite social network and use the hashtags #BooksatRollins and #RollinsCollege.

Copies of the first book, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Where Do We Go From Here, timed to coincide with the campus MLK Week events, are already out and about on campus.

Find it. Read it. Leave it.

Network Outages During the Break

Per Pat’s e-mail yesterday, IT will be conducting maintenance during the break, which will temporarily affect access to some library resources.

Throughout the break:

  • Email and the library website will be available from off-campus the entire time – regardless of what is happening with the network.
  • If you are on-campus during the network outages, then you will not be able to access email or the website from your office, but they will still be functioning.

12/22/2016:

  • EZ-Proxy and this news blog will be down from 12 midnight-6:30am.
  • The entire campus network will be down from 10am to 3pm for upgrades.

12/23/2016:

  • IT will conduct a full disaster recovery test from 8am-12:30pm, which means the campus network will be up and down during this time frame. Please assume that you cannot access services during this time.

If you experience any problems over the break and need technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk. If the problem is not an emergency, leave a message via voice (407-628-6363) or email (helpdesk@rollins.edu). A technician will contact you by the next day.

If the problem is an emergency, please call the Help Desk (407-628-6363) and follow the prompts to report an emergency. Your call will be returned shortly.

Library Hours During the Holidays

President Cornwell announced the following, “The holiday break will begin after the Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 16, and the College will reopen on January 2, 2017.”

This means that during the holiday break:

  • The main floor of the Olin Library is open 24/7 throughout the period.
  • The online collections of the library are available 24/7. We have continued to add more access to online journals, e-books, and online video. You can find it all here and here.
  • Access to all floors and regular library services are scheduled through noon on Friday 12/16/16 and resume at 7:45 a.m. on Monday 1/2/17. Details of our hours can be found here.