Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Census Data

On December 21, 2010 the United States Census Bureau began releasing data from the 2010 decennial (ten year) census. This data included total national and state resident populations, and the new apportionment (allocation of seats) to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Detailed local and demographic census data will be released throughout 2011, 2012 and 2013. A list of data products and planned release dates is available from the Census Bureau here.

Check United States Census 2010 or the U.S. Census Bureau Home Page for the latest news, information, maps, data sets and data tools relating to this historic census.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Library proxy server maintenance scheduled for 12/21 to 12/23

Armacost Library will be conducting needed systems maintenance between Tuesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 23, 2010. Specifically, we will be updating our proxy server settings to allow access to additional electronic journals from off campus, and ensure that our existing on campus access meets the entitlements we have secured for you through our license agreements with database vendors.

If you are conducting research from off campus on these days, there is a possibility that you may encounter error messages when you try to log in with your MyRedlands username and password to a database whose settings are currently being updated. Access from on campus should be unaffected by the maintenance. Our goal is to have all electronic resources updated and fully functional from off campus by the start of the new year.

If you have questions or wish to report problems accessing electronic resources during this time, please contact Sanjeet Mann, Electronic Resources Librarian, at or (909) 748-8051.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Federal Depository Library Survey

Did you know that the Armacost Library is a Federal Depository Library? This means that the library collects, organizes and provides access to United States government documents as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Most of the 4th floor of the Armacost Library is devoted to these items, and many recent U.S. government documents are listed in the library catalog and available in electronic form.

Administrators from the FDLP would like input from library users on their perceptions of the value and performance of libraries participating in this program. If you have a few minutes, they would appreciate your answers to their 16-question survey available here. Your confidential responses will help the FDLP and the Armacost Library make decisions about the future direction of the program.