Thursday, October 22, 2009

Serials Solutions outage this Saturday

We have been notified that our Serials Solutions e-resource knowledgebase will be down for maintenance for up to 6 hours early Saturday morning.

This means that the Citation Linker and Index List to Full Text Journals may be unavailable between midnight and 6 AM on Saturday, October 24. Also the Article Linker service that automatically links you to articles in our databases may be nonfunctional.

Serials Solutions has planned the outage to cause as little inconvenience as possible and estimates that all services will be up and running again by 6 AM. Nevertheless, those of you who are late night researchers may want to make other plans Friday night.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Information Wants to be Free!

Have you seen the flyers around campus and the posters hung in the Library? Open Access Week has begun!
Open Access (OA) is a movement toward more freely available information for users, largely made possible by the use of online platforms. The goal is for scholars to access the research and writing resources you need without having to pay inflated publishing costs. Publishing or archiving in online OA journals and disciplinary repositories removes the need for expensive print publication, and is within the reach of anyone with web access.
Please check out the LibGuides created for students and faculty on this topic.

Friday, October 02, 2009

October 2009 Information Literacy Awareness Month

President Barack Obama has declared October 2009 NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH.

"Though we may know how to find the information we need, we must also know how to evaluate it. Over the past decade, we have seen a crisis of authenticity emerge...The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical."

Read the entire proclamation by following the link above.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Open Access Week 2009: October 19-23

The University of Redlands will be participating in Open Access Week this year! Armacost Library will be working with students and faculty to promote awareness for the cause.

Check this spot for more information on what the Open Access Movement is and why you should be involved. Read up for yourself at and let us know what you think.