EBSCO products service issues

We are currently investigating issues regarding intermittent service downtime with all EBSCO products, and are working closely with the vendor to reach a timely solution.

If you experience any problems accessing databases powered by EBSCO, please send an email to askolinlibrary@rollins.edu with details about your issue.

Updates will follow once we know more from the vendor.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience in this matter.

Breaking News! Free Access to The New York Times

The Olin Library has improved our campus access to The New York Times, providing full access to the site, including mobile devices. To get started, all Rollins students, faculty, and staff will need to create an account by navigating to accessnyt.com and selecting Rollins College from the Find School drop-down menu. Once your account is set up, you can access the full content from The New York Times website by clicking the link and using your login. Please note: if you already have your own existing NYT login, you will need to create a new login with an alternative email address. For questions or help with access, please contact  libraryhelp@rollins.edu.

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73

Sam Shepard who wrote several plays including Fool for LoveOperation Sidewinder (a play in two acts), A lie of the mind (a play in three acts), Mad Dog Blues, Back Bog Beast Bait, Cowboy Mouth, The Tooth of Crime, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Action, Angel City, Suicide in B Flat, Inacoma, Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, Tongues, True West, A Short Life of Trouble, Baby Boom, States of Shock, Simpatico, Tooth of Crime, Eyes for Consuela, The Late Henry Moss, The God of Hell, Kicking a Dead Horse, Ages of the Moon, Heartless and A Particle of Dread.

He also acted in several films including The Right Stuff for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Chuck Yeager a former United States Air Force officer and record-setting test pilot.

Shepard was elected to both The American Academy of Arts and Letters and as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1986.  During his career he also spent considerable time on teaching and writing about plays and theater in general.

Roper Center Outage

Roper Center services, including Roper Center iPoll and the Dataset Search site will be taken down for maintenance on Thursday, July 27th from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

You can check the status of the outage at https://status.roper.center/

We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.

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
  • 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.