Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library - M-Week Edition

For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to view the M-Day slide show, a copy is now available on the Library’s website, Just click on the M-Week link.

One VERY large file with the complete show is available; running time is approximately 30 minutes and may take a bit of time to open. Alternately, for those with little patience and/or a slow internet connection, the show has been divided into 15 separate parts, each running approximately 2 minutes.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library -- M-Week edition

September 25

M-Week @ Your Library premiers at 10 AM.
I-Hub (continuous showings throughout the week)

Enjoy a slide show commemorating nearly 100 years of M Day. Complete with a great hill climbs, parades, picnics, coronations, bonfires and mud, lots of mud. Oh yeah there’s football too!

See a sneak preview at

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tuesdays @ your library

It’s all about friends!

Join us at the Devereaux Library on Tuesday, September 18, as we discuss various virtual social networks. The library is experimenting with two such networks, Goodreads and Facebook. We will explore these networks and their application to library users and the campus community. We will also touch on virtual library assistance using Meebo.

Whether you are seeking or sharing information or just want to connect with a variety of people, these virtual networks may be for you. Already using Facebook (more than 1600 people belong to the SDSM&T network) or one of the many other social networks? We’d love to hear from you.

Join us at 10 am, September 18, in the i-hub area of the library to learn and share.

Can’t make it to the discussion? We’d be glad to meet with you at your convenience; phone us at 394-1259, or e-mail

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library 9/11 edition

Thanks to those who took some time out of a busy day to visit the library. If you missed one or both of the DVDs that were featured in today's Tuesday @ your library they are available to be checked out. Here is a link to the bibliography that we created to accompany today's program.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Tuesdays @ Your Library

Once again, Tuesday will be a special day at the Devereaux Library. Each Tuesday, beginning on, September 11, the Library will present a special program. This semester’s Tuesday @ your library will be a variety of informational and educational programs. Sessions will be held in the i-hub area. Events will be posted on Devereaux Online each week.

On Tuesday, September 11, the Devereaux Library will remember the events of 9/11/2001. At 10 a.m., WHY THE TOWERS FELL will be shown. This 60-minute video takes viewers through the investigation of the “hows and whys” of one of America’s greatest tragedies. At 11 a.m. UP FROM ZERO, a 60-minute documentary memorializing the patriotism, strength and determination of the men and woman who worked at Ground Zero. Throughout the day, 9/11 photographs from the Library of Congress will be displayed on the giant screen in i-hub.

Interested in learning more about September 11, 2001? The library’s online catalog can direct you to more than 150 videos, books, documents and government internet sites available at the Devereaux Library. Electronic databases such as EbscoHost and ProQuest provide literally thousands of additional resources. For assistance with any of these library resources, please contact the library’s reference desk. 394-2419, or chat with us live via our website

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

SDLN is Back!

Email from SDLN 6 pm Wen.--
The indexing service that has been running all day has finally finished.The ALEPH services affected by this service are now available. Once again, I apologize for this massive inconvenience. I know how much this affected libraries during the first few days of school.
Email from SDLN 10:20 Thurs.--

I want to give you more details about what happened.
The affected indexing service builds the word index used for searching the SDLN catalog, as well as all individual library catalogs. This service isn't run on a regular basis. It was run Tuesday morning against a group of records that were affected by the power outage last week.
These affected records were not in the word index because of the power outage and thus needed to be placed into the word index. A job was submitted against the specific group of records. However, the staff were unaware that the entire word index would be deleted when the job was submitted. After the job was submitted, they became aware of this problem. Since the word index was dropped, searching in ALEPH was rendered inoperable since there were no word indexes to search against.
There are several tasks that will be undertaken so that this will not happen again. First, this process will be documented (especially that it will delete the entire word index, giving this as an example of the consequences). It will also be documented, the length of time that this task takes to complete. In addition, it will be in the documentation that this process should be run in off-peak periods.
Again, we are sorry about this interruption in service but did want you to know what happened and the steps that we are taking to ensure that it does not happen again. Thank you for your understanding.

Tim Johnson returns to work

Democrat Tim Johnson of South Dakota was welcomed back to the Senate Wednesday by colleagues of both parties who hailed his recovery from a life-threatening brain hemorrhage Dec. 13.

SDLN Part 3

Email from SDLN 4 pm
The indexing service that has been running all day is still running. We will continue to monitor the progress of the service. A timeline for the availability of ALEPH services affected by this service is unknown at this time. A message will be sent when the service has completed running.
Again, I apologize for this massive inconvenience.

SDLN problems part 2

Message from SDLN 7:30 AM
It appears that the re-indexing is still in process which is disabling many functions of Aleph and the OPAC.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

In the News - Career Placement

Energy companies scramble to hire engineers

The Associated Press

HOUSTON - So much for sweating out that first job after college. Like star athletes, engineering students Julie Arsenault and Emily Reasor are prized prospects for the energy industry, which is experiencing dizzying demand for engineers.

(Click link for full story)

SDLN Problems

Searching in ALEPH (libray's online catalog) is currently not functioning correctly. Some records were not indexed properly as a result of the power outage last week, and as a result the entire SDLN word index was built incorrectly. SDLN staff is currently running a service that is rebuilding the entire SDLN word index. During the time the service runs, searching will be available, but results will be minimal. The service usually takes around 9-12 hours to complete.

Please contact the library reference desk if you need assistance in locating materials!