Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter



Library Technology Updates

From call number to floor plan

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A common confusion with library users is locating a book or journal on the shelf after getting the call number. Now, for items in the O'Neill general collection, a "locate" link displays next to the call number. Click on this to display the item’s location on the library floor plan. Print the screen or send the call number to your cell phone. The example to the right shows where the book Why the Long Face? is located in O'Neill Library.


ITS application server

ITS has introduced the option to access several software titles from a Citrix applications server – you can get them to them anytime, from any place.  Current applications include:

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Adobe Flash CS3
  • Adobe Fireworks CS3
  • EndNote, Indesign CS2
  • Mathematica 52
  • Mathematica 60
  • Matlab
  • SPSS 16
  • SPSS SmartViewer 15
  • Stata 10
  • Stat/Transfer 8

See BC Help Docs for more details.


Bobby Hanvey photographs

Seamus HeaneyPhoto of Seamus Heaney from the Hanvey collection
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A project is underway to digitize approximately 15,000 photographic images by prominent Irish photojournalist Bobbie Hanvey, documenting the major political and cultural figures and events in Northern Ireland over the past 35 years. Included in the collection are more than 700 photos of the 1995 Nobel Laureate and poet Seamus Heaney, along with portraits of politicians and playwrights, photos of Unionist firebrand Rev. Ian Paisley haranguing a crowd, and shots of average people, from soldiers to chimneysweeps. The digital images will be available via the libraries’ digital collections page and Holmes One Search later this year.



Looking towards the Fall

News you can look forward to:

  1. Improved access to the Library’s discovery tool: Holmes One Search.
  2. Apple iMacs for public use in Bapst and O'Neill Libraries.
  3. Technologically enhanced group study rooms in O’Neill.
  4. More scanners across the Libraries.
  5. User initiated book delivery from Boston Library Consortium members.


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