Monday, November 29, 2010

Pharos Printing System

WesternU's IT department has officially transitioned to the campus print management system, Pharos. While there are some distinct differences in the new solution, the printing concept is the same.

The library has four printers for student use: a B&W printer on the first floor, a B&W printer and a color printer on the second floor, and a B&W printer on the third floor. The color multi-function device on the second floor cannot be used to make copies at this time, but will be modified for that purpose in the future. Other multi-function printers are located throughout the campus.

For more information, please go to the Library's web site, or Computing Resources for tutorials.

Science E-journal Subscription

The Pumerantz Library now has an electronic subscription to Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAS). Our subscription run is from 1997 to present.

You may access the current issue, 26 November 2010, vol 330, issue 6008, and previous issues, our subscription also provides users with a number of RSS feeds to help you stay up to date on the latest in science news, commentary, and research.

Genome Workbench

Genome Workbench is a free product offered by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that is an integrated desktop application for viewing and analyzing sequence data.

Genome Workbench allows you to view data in publicly available sequence databases at NCBI, and mix this data with your own private data. Workbench can display sequence data in many ways, including graphical sequence views, various alignment views, phylogenetic tree views, and tabular views of data. It can also align your private data to data in public databases, display your data in the context of public data, and retrieve BLAST results.

You may download Genome Workbench from the Workbench download page. NCBI also provides tutorials and FAQ pages about workbench.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th to November 28th. The library will close at 5pm November 24th and re-open at 7 am November 29th. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

UPDATE: The Pumerantz Library will be closing Wednesday, November 24th at 5 pm.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New E-books Titles Added

The Pumerantz Library's e-book collection grew today by seven new titles.
These titles may be accessed on campus or remotely, using your email username/password. To search for more e-books please visit our online catalog and use the e-book search feature.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ScienceDirect Scheduled Downtime

Attention WesternU please note that there is a scheduled outage this weekend which will affect the following SciVerse product:

• ScienceDirect

The database mentioned is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 9 hours on Saturday, November 13th due to scheduled upgrades.

Down time by region is expected to be as follows

• U.S. Pacific Standard Time (PST): 4:30AM EST - 1:30PM PST
• U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST): 7:30AM EST - 4:30PM EST

We apologize for the inconvenience while we improve your Elsevier products.

Kind regards,