Archive for April, 2010

How to make sure you receive library email notices

We often send emails letting you know that an item you requested is available, a book you have is due soon, confirming an appointment with a research librarian, someone recalled an item you currently have out, or that you have overdue items. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for those emails to end up in your Junk Mail folder instead of your Inbox!

Here’s how to make sure all emails from the library get delivered to your Inbox.

If you use Microsoft Outlook, add the library to your “Safe Senders” list, like this:

  1. From the Outlook menu, choose Tools, Options
  2. On the Preferences tab, click the Junk Email button
  3. Click the Safe Senders tab, then click the Add button.
  4. Type this email address into the dialog box: library-circulation@trincoll.edu
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, adding these email addresses: library.circulation@trincoll.edu , ill@trincoll.edu, scheduling@acuityscheduling.com

If you forward your Trinity mail to a web-based email client like Gmail or Yahoo, add the above addresses to your Contacts to ensure that email from those addresses will not be marked as spam.

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Times and TLS Archives now available.

The library has a trial subscription to the Times Archive (London) and the TLS Archive. The trials run through May 19, 2010. Please see ‘Database trials’ in Trinity Online Resources for details.

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Scan books and documents to Email or USB

Have you tried our new BookScanner? It makes a great alternative to faxing and photocopying, and even scans in color!

What does it do?

  • Scan books, documents, photos, etc.
  • Scan in color or black and white
  • Save the scanned documents as PDF, Word, JPG, or TIFF
  • Send to email or save to a USB flash drive
  • When saving as Word or Searchable PDF files, it will OCR your text for you automatically!

A simple touch-screen interface makes it easy & fast for anyone to scan.

Where is it?

The BookScanner is located in the 24-hour zone, near the Reference Desk.

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Historic African American Newspapers now available.

The library has a trial subscription to Readex African American Newspapers, 1827-1998. The trial is good through May 31, 2010. Please see ‘Database trials/Primary Resources’ for details at
http://library.trincoll.edu/research/tor/tor_results.cfm?Subject=Database%20Trials

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We heard you!

Staff from the Library and Computing Center have compiled a document that addresses the comments and suggestions submitted in February of this year during “14 Days to Have Your Say.” The document is now available on the original 14 Days Web site here: http://14days.trincoll.edu/response2010.aspx. We sincerely appreciate the feedback we received, and hope to continue the conversation with you in the future! We wish you the best as you wrap up the semester!

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Trial databases in religion

Through June 30, 2010, we have trial access to the ATLA Historical Digital Archives Series I (13th Century to 1893) and Series II (1894 to 1923). We also have a trial to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections 1 & 2. See ‘Primary sources’ under ‘Database Trials’ for details.

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