Posts from — October 2008
I don’t have any problems or complaints. I’ve been working on a research project for class and have found the online resources amazingly helpful. There have been very few journals or articles that I have not been able to access via the MU Libraries databases. So, thanks for making my job as a student, a little bit easier.
Thank you so much for your comment. We appreciate knowing that these databases are an important and efficient part of your research process.
October 20, 2008 No Comments
The book location guide on the library website needs to be easier to find. Right now, it’s under Course Resources, and I forget that every single time I try to find it, resulting in 20 minutes of wasted time and frustration. I like to get my library trips planned out before I get to Ellis, and if one of those little yellow slips isn’t on hand, I should be able to access it from the internet with ease.
The book location guide can also be reached directly from inside MERLIN. You just click on the link to MU Ellis from inside any individual book record, and the location guide will pop up in another window. As an added feature, one can also copy any call number, follow that MU Ellis link, click the “Help Me Find My Book” link in the left sidebar, and paste the call number into the search box that appears. Maps showing the floor location and approximate shelf location of the book will appear. Shelf numbers should not be considered exact, as books may have shifted.
Longer-term, there’s a gateway redesign process underway, and we’ll be looking at our most frequently used links from the gateway, and foregrounding them. Should this link emerge as frequently used, it will be given more prominence. Categories such as “Course Resources” and the placement of links within them is likely to be rethought as well. All library users who would like to participate in the redesign process as usability testers are welcome to contact Shannon Cary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 17, 2008 No Comments
I don’t know if this is under Ellis library jurisdiction, but could you discuss with the Ellis Cafe the possibility of recycling the “java coats” that go around hot drinks? This would be an easy recycling opportunity and personally I would not mind reusing them.
The Bookmark Cafe is run by Campus Dining Services. We will check with them about this possibility. I hope you noticed that Ellis Library has recently placed container recycling bins throughout the Library including in the Bookmark Cafe.
October 9, 2008 No Comments