Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Document Delivery

Have you ever been wrapped up in your teaching and research that you haven’t had time to go to the library to get the resources you need? The Frederick Douglass Library now has the solution for busy faculty. Through the Interlibrary Loan department Faculty can have library materials delivered directly to their personal or department office. This new service called Document Delivery is being offered to all faculty and staff. Graduate students are also offered this service but only for library owned articles which will be delivered electronically.
                The method is simple just search the library catalog for the item you wish to have delivered. Once you find the item you want click the Find It button. An option will appear which says “Request Document Delivery of UMES Resource to department.” This option will link you to your Illiad account where you can sign in and have the information automatically populate the request form. You simply have to verify the required fields are complete and click the submit button. Provided the item is available for check out it will be delivered to your office or department at the next delivery time currently set for the afternoon Monday through Friday. Pickup of items can be arranged by calling the Interlibrary Loan Department.
                In addition any article requested by Faculty, Staff or Graduate students via Inter-library loan that is found to be available in the library’s print collection will be scanned and made available through your Illiad account electronically.
                Through this service Faculty and staff will have more access to library materials without the hassle of trekking to the library although we hope that doesn’t stop you from coming by to see us.
                For More information about Document Delivery Contact Joseph Bree at jdbree@umes.edu or call ext 6270.

by Joseph Bree, M.L.I.S.

Friday, October 7, 2011

WEPA printing comes to the Library.

WEPA PRINT BETTER -- A new rectangular fixture can be visible all over campus. With its bold maroon and black hawk graphics and computer screen you may have wondered what its purpose was. This cost saving and paper saving device is a special printing kiosk. This new way to print has several options: Direct printing from a computer to any of the multiple stations on campus, by inserting your jump drive, or by sending a job from your Smart Phone. The library has 3 stations for your convenience, two on the main floor (one in the reference computer lab and one near the front computer section), and one on the basement level near the Media Center. Support or other questions can be answered by calling 877-GET-WEPA or visiting http://www.wepanow.com/