Mita Williams's blog

All Proquest products will be unavailable for 8 hours starting Saturday August 8 at 10:00pm

On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for eight (8) hours. During this time, access to the Proquest databases that Leddy subscribes to will not be available. You can find a list of these databases at : http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/platform/proquest

Access to RefWorks will end in August, 2015

The Leddy Library has provided access to the RefWorks citation management system through a consortial arrangement with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). This contract will no longer be renewed by OCUL.

As such, all access to RefWorks via the Leddy Library will cease. We urge users of RefWorks to export their references by August, 2015 because after this time it will no longer be possible to do so.

Climb new heights at The Leddy Library

The good people of University of Windsor's Employee Engagement & Development have just issued you a challenge: How many stairs can you climb in 20 days? Enough to reach the peak of Mount Everest? How about Mont Tremblant?

If you are looking for a good place to start stair climbing on March 11th, you could do well by trekking the heights of Leddy Library.  The stairs from the basement to the 4th floor of our Main Building is made up of 90 steps, or 7.5 flights.

Generate a list with call numbers using Zotero

Sometimes the best features of the software you use are still waiting to be discovered - even after years of use. TIL (that's Internet lingo for Today I Learned) that Zotero has the option to generate simple reports for list making and other simple pleasures.

So, if you wanted to print out a list of your books in Zotero sorted by call-number, you can add the column that contains it by clicking the little icon in the top right corner of the middle Zotero panel:

If you use Zotero, please update your Library Lookup

I use Zotero (along with Evernote) to keep track of the readings and research I use for my work.

While I primarily use it to create bibliographies, I also use as a personal library of sorts.  When I need to find a favourite article, I open up Zotero, do a search if necessary, and open the article on the web (that is, if I haven't already kept an archived copy along with my citation).

The Holiday Break has changed: Leddy closed starting Dec 21

The starting date of the Leddy Library Holiday Break has changed. The Leddy Library will now be closed starting on Saturday December 21st.

The Library will continue to be closed until January 2nd, 2014 when our reduced Holiday Hours begin:
 

Holiday Hours:  Thursday, January 2 to Sunday, January 5, 2014
Thursday - Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On January 6th, our regular Winter Term hours of opening will begin:

Leddy Open 24 Hours for Exams

Leddy Library has begun its exam hour period.  As such, we will be open 24 hours / 5 days a week until Tuesday, December 17th, when the library closes at midnight.

Sunday : 10am ~ through ~ Friday 2 am
Saturday : 10 am - 2 am

Essentially, the library will always be open for you all for the exam period except for 8 hours each week  from Friday 2am to Saturday 10am. After exams will be the the Holiday Break:

Pages