What’s Happening?

 

Libraries Introduce RSS Feeds

Keep up to date with newly arrived library purchases by subscribing to a subject RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed. RSS is a format for sharing and distributing web content quickly to multiple types of devices, e.g., cell phone, handheld computer, or desktop. Check out the list of feeds, and be the first to know about new books in a variety of subjects – you can choose as many as you want to. If you have trouble subscribing, learn more about how to find, connect and use RSS feeds.

 

Test the Libraries new *beta* search tool!!

Super Sleuth is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects. It combines searches for you – for instance you can type in one search term in BC Collections and get results that include books, e-books, journals, and non-print resources like DVD’s and images. A separate collection of Article/Database quick sets provides simultaneous searching of multiple databases in a variety of disciplines. Super Sleuth also has Web 2.0 features. You can add your own tags to records, create reviews and comments on records, and push records/search results to Connotea and del.icio.us. Also, Google-like is the Refine My Results options that appear after you search.

Give us feedback – what’s good, what’s bad. There is a comment link on upper right corner of the Super Sleuth page.

 

Graduating in May?

If you are graduating in May but staying in the area, you can continue to use the BC libraries and continue to borrow materials. Check out what’s available to you on the Library Alumni Services web page.

 

Can’t Find a Book on the Shelf? O’Neill Library, Bapst Library, Any BC Library??

Can’t find a book or think that you’ve returned a book that is showing up on your library account? The libraries provide an easy way to report a missing book or a returned loan. Go to My Quest Account, sign in and choose the form that you need: Report a Missing Book or Report a Returned Book. A library staff person will search the library stacks and get back to you with results.

 

A New Face in the Library.

You may have noticed a new face in the library; a new interface to be exact. The BC Libraries’ homepage got a face-lift. Unveiled late last semester the new homepage not only has a new look but is easier to navigate. Check it out!

 

Bring a Little Art into Your Life

Did you know you can get free passes to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) at O’Neill Library? They are available at the Circulation Desk and can be checked out like any library material. Each pass allows 2 people access to the MFA for one weekday or one weekend. While your BC ID also gets you into the MFA for free the library passes allow family or friends to join you. Haven’t been to the MFA yet? Here’s what’s currently happening at the MFA.