This is an update on the progress made on some of the issues raised during 14 Days to Have Your Say, February 2010. All of the original comments plus the updated Library and IT response can be found at http://14days.trincoll.edu. Please keep in touch with us about what works and what doesn’t. And you can now send the library an instant message! Go to: http://library.trincoll.edu/contactus.cfm
Below, we have listed the original comment in bold, followed by the latest update.
We have trial subscriptions to the following electronic resources. Please see links under ‘Database trials’ for more information.
Newsbank Access WorldNews (beta). Trial is good for
the fall semester.
Springer ebooks (until 11/15/10)
Every tool has its limitations, no matter how amazing or versitile it seems at first blush. Here is a recent article published by Salon.com about the sometimes rampant errors that were introduced into the information attached to the scanned books–like wrong authors (a copy of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert was, according to the info, written by Henry James) and wrong publication dates (Woody Allen is mentioned in 325 books ostensibly published before he was born). A nice cautionary tale for researchers.
You can now listen to music from the Library’s online music collections on your iPhone or Android device. Browse the library’s subscriptions to Classical Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound on your computer through a single interface called Music Online, and look for a cell phone icon (“Send-to-Mobile”) next to each track, album, or playlist. Wherever you see that icon you can click it and obtain a “shortlink” to send and enable playback on your mobile device. You can opt to have the shortlink texted to you, emailed, or you can scan the QR code directly from your computer screen.
The music you select will play on your device for the next 48 hours. For more information, see the Music Online help page, or contact Amy Harrell in the Library, Music and Media Services. Enjoy!