Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Nostalgia Night - 2009

The Friends of the Devereaux Library and the Elks Theatre are pleased to present the 15th annual Nostalgia Night Film Series.

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold leads off.

Visit the Friends Website for more information.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

What are you reading?

With the election coming right up I’ve been following a number of political sites and reading about candidates and issues. Some of my favorites are: (has the best collection of links to other local & region blogs I’ve found)

Did I miss your favorite? Let me know and I’ll put it on my reading list.

If you’re tired of looking at a computer screen and want to curl up with a book one of these might be interesting:


Monday, September 15, 2008

IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition

New IEEE competition, early registration opens on September 1, 2008: The IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition is your chance to show the world how you’ve made a difference in your local community or on a grander scale. The IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition recognizes students who develop unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills to benefit their community or humanity. Tell us how you have made a positive impact in the world and you could win US$10,000 plus a free trip to the 2009 IEEE Honors Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, USA.

If you are a student and at least 18 years of age—then this is the competition for you. You can compete as an individual or a team, but there must be at least one IEEE Student Member on the team at the time of entry. Teams are not limited to the same country or region, but can be a global collaborative group. Don’t forget to register early and let us know you are working on a project! For complete details and eligibility requirements, visit

Monday, August 11, 2008

Catalog upgrade news

Please be reminded that SDLN has begun the upgrade process to install ALEPH version 18.

This means that all ALEPH modules, including the OPAC (library catalog), will be down until August 18.

You may use open WorldCat to search for materials. When you find an item owned by SDSM&T, select an out of state library to check call numbers.

Most databases are available and working on campus. Off campus access is very limited as SDLN's authentication server is tied to the Aleph system which is unavailable during the upgrade process.

Please contact our reference desk for assistance!

(605) 394-2419 or

Friday, August 08, 2008

Library Catalog Downtime

Please be reminded that starting next Monday, August 11, SDLN staff will begin the upgrade process to install ALEPH version 18.

This means that the library catalog will be down until August 18.

For updates, please visit Devereaux Online at:

Please contact me should you have any questions.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Library Catalog Downtime

The Devereaux Library Online catalog in scheduled to undergo a software upgrade. Some down time is anticipated. The upgrade is planned for the week of August 11-15.

Library staff members will be available by phone, email or in person to assist you during this down time.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Message about ISI Web of Science

To view this message as a web page, go here.

Dear Valued Customer,

The next time you access ISI Web of Knowledge, you'll find enhancements that provide you with totally new options for research:

Citation Mapping • Be the first to see the beta version of this powerful new Web of Science® visualization tool. Visualize citation relationships and understand the meaning of a cited reference search. Map citations by author, institution, country, subject, and more!

Additional All-Database search options • Now you can sort by Times Cited* and search for specific addresses within an All-Database search, making this powerful feature even more flexible and convenient.

New 2007 Data for Journal Citation Reports®** • The new 2007 data provides the most current information available to determine a publication's impact and influence in the global research community.

More patent coverage• Derwent Innovation Index** now provides more extensive coverage of Canadian patents.

Collaborate and share material easier with EndNote®Web• Designate read/write access for shared EndNote Web folders. Link to the full text of articles directly from EndNote Web records.

Unique DOI number• View the DOI number in the full record and after export to bibliographic management tools.

Shibboleth support ISI Web of Knowledge and EndNote Web are now compliant with all Shibboleth regulations.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

EBSCOHost 2.0

EBSCO released their new interface EBSCOHost 2.0 today.

EBSCO offers tutorials and information on the new interface at

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

ASME Titles Online

We now have online access to the ASME titles that we receive here in the library.

For more information these and other new items at Devereaux Library, please see Devereaux Delivers

Monday, May 19, 2008

Menu planning for everyone

Even if your not competing for "Biggest Loser" you might be interested in the MyPyramid Menu planner. One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you:

► Make smart choices from every food group.
► Find your balance between food and physical activity.
► Get the most nutrition out of your calories.
► Stay within your daily calorie needs:

Access Menu planner at:

Here is the Webcast:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

About the DUSEL

Hundreds meet to plan Homestake DUSEL experimentsBy Harlan The purpose was to plan the “initial suite of experiments” for the National Science Foundation’s proposed Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory at Homestake. Organizers of the Homestake DUSEL Collaboration expected about ...Sanford Laboratory at Homestake -

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Devereaux Delivers

Can't make it to the library? Devereaux delivers!

The Devereaux Library now offers on-campus delivery for library materials.

Need it? Let us know, we'll deliver. Just click Devereaux Delivers or visit the library's website

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New: ASCE Journals @ Your Library

ASCE Journals are the premier source of technical information for the civil engineering profession and form the core collection in the field — 30 journals available in print and online. The online journal archive contains over 26,000 articles, more than 270,000 pages, published since 1993.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Georgia State sued over electronic “course packs”

Georgia State sued over electronic “course packs” by ZDNet's Christopher Dawson -- The New York Times is reporting that three publishers are suing Georgia State University in what appears to be the first suit of its kind. The publishers allege that electronic compilations of scanned materials posted on the school website for distribution to students violates “fair use” and requires licensing. Fair use, in copyright terms, allows [...]

Monday, April 14, 2008

SDLN maintenance

SDLN will be performing some network maintenance this coming Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 5 am Mountain Time. While all of SDLN’s servers will still be running, access to the services will be intermittent. The maintenance should be completed within an hour at which time all services will once again be available.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Worldcat on Facebook

This Facebook Application gives you access to WorldCat searches and user-created lists from personalized pages within your Facebook account. The application includes a Home screen with WorldCat search box, as well as quick links to WorldCat searches based on topics listed in your Facebook profile as personal interests. The application also includes:

a built-in advanced WorldCat search
a panel that allows you to invite other Facebook friends to install WorldCat
a "Something to Read" panel that displays books recently added to WorldCat lists
a "Favorite WorldCat Lists" panel where you can track your own lists or those of other WorldCat users

Thursday, March 13, 2008


The South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) has provided funding, system wide, for the purchase of equipment and software to be used for a digitization project. The equipment will be housed in the various regental libraries. We expect hardware to begin arriving soon, and plan to spend the next several months learning to use the equipment and software while we make a master plan for digitization. We already have several smaller projects in mind (some of the items in the campus archives, photos held by the museum, alumni information, etc.) We are soliciting your input as we begin planning for digitization. Do you have documents, photos, video’s etc. that should be preserved for scholars in the future? Does your department or organization have items pertaining to the history of the campus or the area that should be included in our “digital archives?” Items can be digitized and returned to you, or added to the campus archives.

To get some idea of what might be done, visit:
Let’s talk about it. Email me at

Monday, March 10, 2008

Special Library Hours March 15-23

Spring Break Library Hours
March 15-16 Closed
March 17-20 Open 7 AM – 5 PM
March 21 Open 7 AM – Noon
March 22-23 Closed

Monday, February 11, 2008

Special Library Hours

Friday, February 15, 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday, February 16, closed
Sunday, February 17, closed
Monday, February 18, 4 pm – 12 midnight

Friday, February 01, 2008

DVDSpot DVD Collection

Devereaux Library has sent you a link to the SDSMT Library DVDSpot DVD collection.

Track DVDs you Own, Watch, Rent, Loan, Want, or Order. Completely free. Completely online. DVDSpot is an online service that does all of the above, PLUS allows you to write reviews, share your collection with others, and even invite friends and family over to watch a movie with a unique Movie Night feature. All this is available by signing up for your own personal DVDSpot membership account.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nostalgia Night 2008 - Favorite Son

We welcome those of you who are just returning from break back to campus. The Friends of the Devereaux Library kicked off Nostalgia Night 2008 last Sunday with “True Grit.” See what people are saying about Nostalgia Night.

The fun’s just getting started. We still have nine great movies and a few season tickets left. (available at the library)

We hope you can join us.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Nostalgia Night 2008 ~ Favorite Son

Please join us for Nostalgia Night 2008.
Nostalgia Night Film Series is an annual event presented by The Friends of the Devereaux Library of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in co-operation with the historic Elks Theatre.
Each year 10 outstanding classic films are shown on consecutive Sunday evenings beginning in January.

True Grit

A Letter to Three Wives

A Streetcar Named Desire

Teacher's Pet

The Dirty Dozen

On Golden Pond

Cheaper by the Dozen

High Noon

The Trouble with Harry

Easter Parade

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