Night owls and early birds alike have a study option at Hamersly, even when the library is closed. Our student lounge (located on the west side of the library building) is open 24 hours a day and features 6 PCs, a printer, study space, and vending machines.
The library is exploring options to get a walk-up scanner, and we want your feedback! We have a demonstration unit in the Copy Center in the Hamersly Library. This unit is similar to the one we are considering purchasing. It allows for immediate scanning (no log-in necessary) to PDF (including word-searchable PDF), JPG, PNG, rich text, and …audio file! Yes, it will take text and convert it to a machine-read mp3 file.
You can then output the scanned documents to:
- an email address
- Google Drive (Google Docs)
- a USB drive
- a QR Code to scan with your smartphone or tablet
All functions are accessed through a user-friendly touchscreen. The model we are considering differs in these features:
- Face-up scanning
- Oversized scanning, up to 17” x 24”
- Adjustable platform, lays flat or cradles a book
- SmartDock, for direct, wireless transfer to smartphone, tablet, or notebook PC
Try it out, then give us your feedback using the slips next to the machine. You can also provide feedback via our online survey.
See our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover how we’ll link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
Hamersly Library lobby
The eReader Petting Zoo allows you time in a non-commercial setting to poke around several brands and formats of eBook devices and to discuss their pros and cons. (Reminder: holiday shopping is imminent.)
We’ll have a variety of devices for you to play with
- Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight
- The new Kindle Fire HD 7″
- Google Nexus 7
- iPad 2
Also, we will schedule our ebooks and ereader workshop in January, during which we’ll detail how to download library ebooks onto your smartphone, tablet, or eReader (possibly a brand new one from the holidays?). These will be reprised from the workshop first held during Faculty Week 2012, but we’ll have focused sessions for iPad/iPhone owners, for Kindle owners, and general sessions for owners of other devices. You can also consult our Ebooks @ WOU guide and consult with us if you have problems.
The next issue will be published in May 2013, with a submission deadline of December 31, 2012.
Two sessions! Attend the one that is most convenient for you:
Wednesday, Oct. 24th 12:15 to 12:45 pm in HL 108
Thursday, Oct. 25th 11:45 to 12:15 pm in HL 107
Bring your laptop and your lunch, if you wish. Hope to see you there!
To clarify, this affects only ERIC documents, those where the record number begins with ED. The ERIC database still works to find the literature, and access to journal articles (whose record numbers begin with EJ) is status quo: either the Linked Full Text or the Find it @ WOU button will confirm availability through Hamersly Library.
Regarding the online documents, those labeled as “peer reviewed” have been reinstated (according to some sample searching, about 1%).
Hamersly Library still has its microfiche collection of ERIC documents for years 1958-2003 (up to ED483004). Starting in 2004, microfiche was no longer produced as ERIC moved exclusively to its digital content.
Reference staff can assist you with locating your ERIC document. We just need the record number (ex., ED400892).
See also Education Week’s story from Sept. 7, 2012.
If you have any questions at all about this, please contact Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon.
Looking for a great on-campus job? Consider applying (by August 1 for full consideration) to work at Hamersly Library. Assignments include staffing the Library’s service counters, processing materials, working with online databases or other software applications, or maintaining the building and collections.
Working for Library and Media Services can provide:
- A job opportunity that will expand your knowledge of the University.
- Experiences that relate to your career or other skills you are developing.
- An opportunity to learn while you earn!
- A work schedule that can be adjusted as your class schedule changes.
Work study awards are not required for student employment with Library and Media Services. See our Student Jobs page for more details.
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