Monday, December 28, 2009

South Dakota School of Mines: Happy Birthday Carrie!

December 28, 1971 - oldest living Mines graduate, Carrie Feigel, celebrates her 100th birthday [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 129]

Photo of first graduating class in 1890. Poznansky, Benjamin, Robinson, Eva, and Feigel, Caroline

Monday, December 21, 2009

Audio Books, DVDs & Music!

As you prepare to head off for the break we’d like to remind you:

If you have materials checked out that you are finished with, we’d be glad to pick them up at your office. Just fill out this form at:

If you haven’t had a chance to get any reading done, and are looking for a good read has a list of some of the most recent items we’ve added to the collection. The items labeled “Knovel” are electronic books that you can access from your office, or from home if you use the campus VPN service

If you’ve done quite enough reading, we also have DVD’s and Audio books, More Audio books or Music CDs

Have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

December 3, 1886

December 3 - William Phipps Blake accepts position as President of the Faculty then reconsiders and declines the position [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 6]

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Devereaux Online Dec 1, 2009

What’s new at the Library?

These items were recently added to the collection. Many new Knovel E-books have been added. In addition, we recently received a donation of a number of Star Trek books. Check them out.

We have a “Fan Page” on Facebook and are looking for friends.

And of course at the time of year we are getting ready for Nostalgia Night. This will be our 16th year. Seems like only yesterday that we were wondering if anyone would come… Hope to see you again this year, and remember tickets make great stocking stuffers!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SDLN problems

We will be rebooting the Aleph server tonight at 9 pm Mountain Time. This is to attempt to resolve the issue with the basic search that was reported earlier today. The estimated outage is 30 minutes while services are restarted. Once the server is back online another message will be sent out. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused but hopefully it will be resolved tonight after the reboot.

Attention SDLN users

We’ve been made aware of an issue with the Basic Search on the OPAC where it asks you to download a change.php file. We’re currently looking into the problem and hope to have a resolution soon. In the meantime, the Advanced Search is functioning normally so feel free to use that search instead.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Oprah's Book Club Event on CNN Live with Facebook

CNN and Oprah's Book Club are teaming up to bring you a discussion of "Say You're One of Them," a book of short stories about African children who face the unimaginable.

Oprah's Book Club Event on CNN Live with Facebook

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

EndNote version X3 for PC & Macs

The EndNote program version X3 is now available.

For Windows go to: F:\install\endnote and click the .msi file

For the Mac version go to:
F:\install\endnote\mac and click the dmg file

Monday, September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week (BBW)

From the American Library Association:
September 26−October 3, 2009

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Flu

"On the evening of Sept. 28, it became apparent that something was not just right with a few of the men, and upon examination of the entire company (150 men), about 15 of the fellows were sent to the hospital with the pleasing information that they had the 'flu'" by noon the following day twenty-three were hospitalized. "At the end of six days out of the entire Company all but fifteen or sixteen were sick."

"Until the first death in camp, our life in the hospital had its humorous sick as well as sober. For a few days we were able to enjoy our usual army jubilees, a birthday party. A cloak of gloom seemed to spread over the camp though when our first comrade passed away, and so it was until we were all out of quarentine once more. The loss of five of our comrades namely: Robert Small, Helmer and Levi Casper, Irwin Powell, and Joseph Nevill was a great blow to the Company."

The Pahasapa Quarterly. Dec 1918. pp 59-63.,5224

The men who died were:
Robert Small
Ashton, Spink, SD
Son of George and Ida Small
B 29 Mar 1897 Ashton, SD
D Oct. 6, 1918 Rapid City, SD

Helmer Egedie Casper
Lake Preston, SD
Son of Chris and Mary Casper
B 16 Apr 1897 South Dakota
D Oct. 9, 1918 Rapid City, SD

Levi Casper
Lake Preston, SD
Son of Nels and Anna Casper
B 11 Mar 1897 South Dakota
D Oct 6, 1918 Rapid City, SD

Irwin Powell
Montrose, SD
Nearest relative: F. H. Powell of Rush City, Minn.
B 12 Jul 1896, Griswold, Iowa
D 15 Oct 1918 Rapid City, SD

Joseph Neville
Redfield, SD
Nearest relative: Wife Jessie Neville of Redfield, SD; son of George and Helen Neville
B 15 Jan 1896
D 13 Oct 1918 Rapid City, SD

Monday, September 14, 2009

New enhancements in SciFinder

Significant new enhancements are now available in SciFinder®! These enhancements include new search, analytical, and collaboration tools to help synthetic chemists and other scientists save time, increase productivity, and streamline their research process.

A direct link to a PDF file detailing these enhancements is at:

or go to and click on the "newest features in SciFinder" link

Knovel University Challenge

The Knovel University Challenge starts on 9/14/09 and is open to all universities with current subscriptions and trials to Knovel. You have until (midnight) December 1st to submit your answers and contact information (full name, school name, email address) via the contest widget available at
All entries with a total of at least 3 correct answers will be placed into a random drawing for one of (1) Kindle, (2) Nintendo Wiis, (4)  iPod Nanos and (6) iTunes Gift Cards. The drawing will take place on December 1st, 2009.
The Prizes will be awarded to entrants in the US, Canada, Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and all other regions. All winners must present correct answers to 3 quiz questions. All universities, domestic and international, are eligible to participate and win. For entries to be valid, and to qualify for prizes,  students must use Knovel to answer the questions.
To reward outstanding participation, all universities with 100 correct entries or more are guaranteed entry into a contest-within-the-contest, ensuring one student participant with 3 correct answers will be the winner of an iPod Nano.

Winner Announcement
The winners will be contacted by Knovel Corporation via email. The correct answers and winners of the contest will also be announced and featured in K-News and on All entries and photos become Knovel Corporation’s property and will not be returned. Each participant consents to the use of his or her name and picture on the Knovel Web site for informational and/or promotional purposes, without compensation.
The Quiz Prizes are sponsored by Knovel Corporation (
Good luck!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day Hours

The library will be closed Saturday Sept. 5th and Sunday Sept. 6th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will be open Monday Sept 7th from 4PM-12Mid.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

EndNote Anyone?

EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is made by Thomson Scientific. If you wanted to purchase the EndNote software it would cost $250.

The Board of Regents Libraries negotiated a contract with Thomson Scientific for the Web of Knowledge package. Included in this contract is the right to provide copies of the EndNote software to our students, faculty and staff at no charge to the user.
Do you use EndNote? Need an upgrade?

If you don’t use it, would you like to give it a try?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Database of the day - Web of Knowledge
Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.

* Navigate with cited reference searching and Author Finder
* Use the Analyze Tool to identify trends and patterns
* Backfiles available to 1992
* Access enhanced coverage of books and meeting abstracts

Your edition(s):

* Science Citation Index Expanded (1992-present)
* Social Sciences Citation Index (1992-present)
* Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1992-present)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Journals for Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering cooperative ~ The SDSM&T Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has provided funding for online access to several specialized journals. These are available to all members of the campus community.

Monday, August 31, 2009

SDLN problems Monday Aug. 31

We are once again experiencing a power outage with an unknown cause. We're currently taking all possible measures to insure Aleph remains running for the longest time possible on our UPS. Once we know more information we'll let everyone know.

Do you Twitter?

Devereaux Library is tweeting @

Follow us for up to the minute updates, if you like, or just check in once in a while @

We plan to post information about new resources, scheduled and unscheduled downtime, and much more.

A bit of information about Friday's system downtime.

From Warren Wilson at SDLN:

To share more information. There were numerous problems last Friday. The first power related problem was with a substation that the University shares with part of the city. This problem was fixed relatively quickly. Then the crews started working on the substation that feeds the campus. All three breakers had blown and they had to get new breakers from Rapid City. As they narrowed the search down, it was a bad transformer to one of the building, actually the Young Center, the athletic building. They had to bypass that bad transformer. When power was restored to campus. The Library’s power did not come backup. The main switch/breaker for the building is bad and they had to force a connection to get power restored to the building. At some point, we will schedule another outage so that we can get that switch rebuilt.

The SDLN UPS worked great. However, all of the network connectivity off campus lost power. So until power was reliably restored, the network connection did not come back up. I am in conversations about how this can be brought over to the SDLN UPS. I will keep you posted.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

From: Crooks, Sean
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 9:35 AM
To: Crooks, Sean; sdln-a; sdln-aleph; sdln-cat; sdln-circ; sdln-curr; sdln-ill; sdln-k12; sdln-kidscat; sdln-l; sdln-pub; sdln-ref; sdln-seracq; sdln-sfx-metalib; sdln-syslib; sdln-web
Subject: RE: Power Outage

At this point in time, a temporary fix has been implemented to restore power to the library building. All SDLN resources should be accessible again including Aleph and OPAC. Once we have news on a more permanent power fix we will make sure to send out an announcement. Our UPS has been charging so in the event of another shorter power-outage, our systems should continue to run for a while again.


From: Sean Crooks
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 11:58 AM
To: sdln-a; sdln-aleph; sdln-cat; sdln-circ; sdln-curr; sdln-ill; sdln-k12; sdln-kidscat; sdln-l; sdln-pub; sdln-ref; sdln-seracq; sdln-sfx-metalib; sdln-syslib; sdln-web
Subject: RE: Power Outage

We are still without power and our UPS is just about out of power. There is an issue at one of the power companies substations that supplies power to the campus of BH. They are currently working on the issue but at this time they do not have an ETA on the solution. In about 10 minutes we will be forced to shut down Aleph before it shuts down incorrectly. Once we have an update, and if we’re able to, we will send out another update message.



From: Lucas Bialorucki
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 9:33 AM
To: sdln-l
Subject: Power Outage

We are currently experiencing a campus wide power outage. SDLN is currently running on our UPS and that will keep our servers on for about an hour. However the campus internet connection will likely lose power shortly and all services will be off line until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience if you have any questions feel free to contact us. Thank you


8/31/2009 8:39 AM

Friday, August 28, 2009

Library Catalog Downtime

Black Hills State (the home of the South Dakota Library Network) is having electrical problems. This may result in our loosing access the library catalog and the resources provided by SDLN. can be used as an alternative to the catalog.

Please contact the library reference desk at 394-2419 or for assistance in locating other replacement sources.

Cindy Davies

Devereaux Library, SDSMT

From: Lucas Bialorucki []
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 9:33 AM
To: sdln-l
Subject: Power Outage

We are currently experiencing a campus wide power outage. SDLN is currently running on our UPS and that will keep our servers on for about an hour. However the campus internet connection will likely lose power shortly and all services will be off line until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience if you have any questions feel free to contact us. Thank you


Thursday, August 13, 2009

SDLN has advised us that the library database has a problem which is expected to result in downtime this afternoon and evening. They hope to have everything back up by tomorrow sometime.

In the meantime may serve as a partial substitute for the online catalog.

The reference and journal databases at should continue to be available for on campus users. Databases that are normally available on and off campus will be available on campus only.

Please contact us for assistance:

Phone (605) 394-2419

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Remember when we went to the moon?

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum takes you back to those exciting days...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

SDLN Downtime July 11

The State has scheduled an upgrade to their networking equipment located on the campus of BHSU for this coming Saturday, July 11, beginning at 8 PM Mountain Time and lasting no longer than 30 minutes. During this time, access to SDLN resources will be intermittent. If you should have any questions please feel free to let us know. We apologize for any inconvenience encountered during the outage.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Welcome, summer

Devereaux Library summer hours begin Monday, May 11. Hours are posted on the library’s online newsletter, Devereaux Online

Check out the new arrivals at the library with the new book alert that is updated daily. DVDs, AudioBooks and other AV materials are listed at

Leaving campus for the summer? Many of the library’s electronic resources may be accessed anywhere in the world with your internet connection.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Do you use SciFinder? SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!

You can explore one single source for scientific information in journal and patent literature from around the world.

CAS has implemented a web based interface. To use this interface you must create an account.

You need to be on campus, and need to use a campus ( or email account to register.

The old windows or Mac based client you have been using will no longer be supported.

Here is the link to create a SciFinder account.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Holiday Hours

January 14 through January 19
The Devereaux Library will be open
Wednesday January 14 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday January 15 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday January 16 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
January 17-18 Closed
Monday January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
4:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

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