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October 2008 Archive of Comments

  • October 5, 2008: Display of My Library Record Requests & Update Suggestions to Form Pages

    I was under the impression that all my requests, e.g., from storage, would be shown on my record. What happened or what has not happened.

    Also, when pages are opened such as this one, the cursor should automatically go to the first line to be typed. They do not. That includes theoff-campus log-in. Please bring the system up to the usual standards.

    My Library Record should show any pending requests (from Storage or recalled books) within 15 minutes of placing the request. It won't show failed requests--but requests only fail if the item is not requestable, such as checked out videos. You should get an error message in the request window when that happends, though.

    If you have made a request that should appear in My Library Record, but does not, please contact the Circulation Desk (231-6340) to ensure that it is actually in the system and will be processed. (We have had problems with the request function at the beginning of the semester.)

    I have changed all forms I can to put the cursor in the first input field on loading. The My Library Record screen is generated by the catalog system, and does not allow me to put in the javascript to move the cursor.

    I have updated Off Campus Sign In, and have provided the new code to our system administrator. Hopefully she'll update the server soon.

    Robert Sebek, Webmaster, University Libraries

  • October 16, 2008: Could library offer an on campus document delivery service?

    The library at Auburn University has a fantastic service for grad students and faculty: if an article in a scientific journal or book isn't online (maybe the article is too old, etc), there is an online form that can be filled out and the library staff (probably undergrads) scan the article and email it to you in pdf. This is the best thing in the entire world!!!! There is a page limit (maybe 25 pages?). Please please please try to implement this here!

  • October 18, 2008: Like the "cite this item" feature in Addison

    Just wanted to say that I really like the new "Cite this item" feature in Addison. It is nice to have the citation right as you are looking at the resource, rather than having to look it up later.

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