There is a 60 day trial for eHRAF Archaelogy and World Cultures. They can be accessed from the A-Z Databases page on the library’s website and are displayed under the “New/Trial Databases” column.

The library has acquired two new databases, Simmons OneView and Hitwise. Simmons OneView provides marketers with access to media analysis and reports about consumers. OneView allows for 5 concurrent users. Hitwise measures the effectiveness of digital campaigns and internet advertising. Hitwise allows for 20 concurrent users but is username/password protected.

Please contact Alice Eng if you have comments, questions, or need login information.

 

I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about customizing the default A-Z Database list in LibGuides 2.  This post will show you how to create a key for any icons that you might use to help describe your databases.

The first step is to create a new template for your A-Z layout.  You can reach this from the “Look & Feel” option in your admin module and then select the “A-Z Page Layout” tab.  Once you’ve created and named your new template you’ll need to add the following HTML.  I use four icons so I have four lines dedicated to images, just replace the appropriate attributes and link your images.

<div class=”pad-bottom-sm”>

Access Information

</div>

</div>

<div class=”az_access”>

<div class=”txt pad-top-sm”>

<img alt=”#” title=”#” class=”s-lg-icon” src=”yourimage.png”> Text<br>

<img alt=”#” title=”#” class=”s-lg-icon” src=”yourimage2.png”> Text<br>

<img alt=”#” title=”#” class=”s-lg-icon” src=”yourimage3.png”> Text<br>

<img alt=”#” title=”#” class=”s-lg-icon” src=”yourimage4.png”> Text

</div>

<div class=”margin-bottom-xlg”></div>

This HTML will need to be entered wherever you wish to place your key, mine is in the top of the right column so it needs to go here:

<div  id=”col2″  class=”col-md-4 center”>
<div class=”s-lib-public-side-header”>

In my text editor, the above code appears at line 41 but it may be slightly different in yours.

Once you have entered the HTML, you now need to add the following CSS to LibGuides 2.  I keep a separate style sheet just for the A-Z page and I would suggest that you do the same.  It just makes it a lot easier to keep track of everything.

.az_access {
background-color: #f8f8f8;
border-radius: 5px;
margin-top: 5px;
padding: 10px;
}
.az_access img {
margin-right: 5px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
}

That’s it!  There are certainly other ways that you can do this but this way is pretty simple (I think).  If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I’ll do my best to answer.

3dqr As part on our ongoing effort to improve the student experience, we’ve 3D printed some QR codes that will be mounted outside of our group study rooms.  Scanning these codes will take students directly to our online portal where study rooms may be reserved.  Expect to see these mounted and ready for use as part of the brand new library learning commons some time this summer.

The UNF library now has access to Philpapers!

Philpapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, we monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. Philpapers also host the largest open access archive in philosophy and has over 90,000 registered users.

Access Philpapers and the other databases on the library’s website.

It’s been a long road but after months of work the UNF Library has finally completed the migration from the old LibGuides system to the new LibGuides version 2!

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LibGuides 2 is a fully responsive platform on all mobile devices and features a far richer feature set than the original LibGuides.  Built upon one of the most popular web development platforms, bootstrap, LibGuides 2 should continue to be easy for faculty and staff to maintain and yet flexible enough to allow for extensive customization and the elasticity to adapt to any future needs.  More importantly, we think students, faculty, and all users will find the new system more visually attractive, more informative, and easier to use.

Over the coming months expect to see further improvements in the form of new features, further customizations, and the gradual migration of information from other library systems added into LibGuides.  If you’re interested in more information about some of the custom work we’ve done, you can contact us and we’ll be happy to share!