Archive for July, 2007

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

The Libraries’ online catalog, BearCat, is back online after a planned software maintenance outage.

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

The Libraries’ online catalog (“BearCat”) will be down Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17 for software maintenance. Use the SUNY Union Catalog, that includes SUNY Potsdam library holdings, as an alternative way to check for library resources. That catalog will provide the call numbers, but does not include information on whether an item is checked out.

There is also a shorter planned downtime for the campus webserver on Monday, July 16. During that time the library website will be unavailable.

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

The indexing and abstracting tools available on the library web site will begin showing a different linking icon. The SFX icon will be replaced by a green image with the words “Article Linker” – shown here 360Link icon

Clicking this image will perform the same function (with a slightly different look) as did SFX. A results page will display that lists the available choices for obtaining the full-text of the article or book. Those choices may include:

  • a link to an online version of the document
  • a link to a catalog record that gives you the call number for our hard copy
  • a link to ILLiad to request the document through interlibrary loan.

This new image is already appearing on many databases – and will replace all occurrences of the old image very soon.