Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Catalog Locations

In the new consolidated GIL-Find and GIL classic, you may notice 2 new locations.  Both Library North and Library South are downtown locations. Perimeter College campus library names will remain the same.

Many of our purchased ebooks haven't been added to the consolidated catalog yet, so look for them in databases such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library, ABC CLIO ebooks, Salem History, and Salem Literature.  The most complete list of all Perimeter College managed databases and ebooks can be found at Databases A-Z GPC Libraries.  Please remember that some of these electronic resources will only be accessible until our license expires on August 1st.  By that time, hopefully the purchased ebooks will be in the catalog.

I know it's going to be confusing for a while.  Please ask anything you or the students need to.  Even though the full-timers might not have the answers,  we will try to find out anything you need to know.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Consolidation of Databases

Please note this post from the GSU Library Intranet. (Remember to log in and read that often!)

From Kat Hart:
On Wednesday, May 18th Perimeter College and GSU-Atlanta’s GALILEO Database A-Z lists will be merged – this does NOT affect PC and GSU-Atlanta’s LibGuides database lists.
GALILEO Database A-Z lists must be merged in conjunction with the consolidation of PC and GSU-Atlanta’s catalogs. Both library websites will point to the same GALILEO Database A-Z list. All records will be branded with the GSU logo but there will be duplicate entries for some resources. Perimeter College resources will be tagged with “(Perimeter College)” in their title. PC users should use these links because PC databases will route through PC’s proxy server (GSU databases will route through GSU’s proxy server).
Collection Development is still in the process of negotiating resources so, as resources are renewed, duplicate entries will be removed from the combined GALILEO A-Z list if applicable.
If there are access problems, please be as specific as possible in your help desk tickets. Include URLs, screenshots and most importantly, the starting point (GALILEO link on PC library website, PC LibGuide E-Resources A-Z list, GSU Database A-Z list, EDS, the catalog, etc.).
If you have any questions, please contact Kat Hart, Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian.

From Pat Z:
Essentially, all databases for which GPC had a license will still require GPC username and password until full consolidation later this summer. All GALILEO resources will need the GSU password beginning May 18th.  If you have questions about the GSU password, look at the Ref Desk.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New Service Desk Number

As another step in our transition to one GSU, please use the following contact info when seeking Technology Services:

Phone: 404-413-HELP (404-413-4357) 
Expanded Support Hours
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.