Archive for the 'Services' Category

August 1, 2008

AU Libraries Anywhere is a Firefox browser plug-in that allows users to search the Auburn University Libraries online public access catalog  from anywhere on the World Wide Web.  The URL for AU Libraries Anywhere is  http://www.lib.auburn.edu/aulanywhere .

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July 11, 2008

Movies, Music, & More has moved to the Digital Resource Lab (DRL) on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  The materials housed in Movies, Music, & More include DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, audiotapes, audiobooks, kits, portable microform views, etc.  Movies, Music, & More was formerly located behind the Circulation Department on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  All materials have now been relocated to the Digital Resource Lab (DRL) except for materials on Reserve and long playing (L.P.) phonograph records.  The Reserve materials (dance videos, CDs, etc.) are still located at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the First Floor and the phonograph records have been moved to the Closed Stacks storage area.

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June 19, 2008

The Digital Resource Lab has a new web site located on the Auburn University Libraries' homepage under the "Services' heading in the middle of the screen.

The Digital Resource Laboratory (DRL) at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library is designed to help Auburn University students, faculty, and staff use multimedia materials in their class assignments and course projects. It does this by providing access to the latest multimedia hardware and software, together with the on-site technical expertise needed to use these resources to best advantage. The DRL is committed to serving the multimedia technology needs of Auburn University students and faculty in all academic disciplines.

The Digital Resource Lab has recently been expanded; there will be a formal opening at the end of the Summer.

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June 5, 2008

Patrons using AUBIEcat, the Auburn University Libraries' online public access catalog, will now automatically encounter the "Ask a Librarian" online chat service link if they encounter a problem while conducting a search for library materials.  Formerly known as "InfoChat," the "Ask a Librarian" online chat service link has been available for a number of years in the upper right hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage under the heading "Ask a Librarian."  AUBIEcat , the online public access catalog, is located under the Books and Journals link located on the A. U. Libraries homepage on the left side of the screen under the heading "Find."

We hope the additional access point will remind patrons of the availability of this service.

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May 23, 2008

AUBIEcat, the libraries' online public access catalog, now features a feedback link so patrons can report problems with or make comments about the catalog.  Click on the "Books and Journals" link located on the left hand side of the A.U. Libraries homepage to get into AUBIEcat.  The feedback link  appears in green in the upper right hand side of the AUBIEcat screen next to the "Exit AUBIEcat" link.   The feedback link  appears in the same location on all AUBIEcat screen displays.

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May 23, 2008

The Assistive Technology Lab, available only to persons with disabilities, has opened on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  The lab features assistive technology equipment moved from the lab's former location on the First Floor. 

The lab has both a card swipe and a proximity switch for access.  Card access is controlled through the Students with Disabilities office.  If a disabled person not affiliated with Auburn University needs access, the Circulation Department staff can let him or her in.

Here is the location of the new Assistive Technology Lab:  upon entering the Mell Street entrance of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, turn immediately to your left.  The lab is located behind the fifth door down and is clearly labeled.

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May 2, 2008

The Wireless Laptop Lab, also known as the "Lobby Lab," has recently been opened on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  As you enter the library from the Mell Street entrance you will see the Information Desk in front of you; the Wireless Laptop Lab is located immediately to your right across from the Information Desk.

The lab contains power outlets at each workstation.  There are 30 workstations.  Patrons can bring in their own laptop computers or check out one of the library's machines available at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor.

The Wireless Laptop Lab serves two purposes:  as a bibliographic instruction lab for the Reference Department and as a wireless laptop lab available for patrons' use.  Hours of operation will vary according to the need for instructional use of the facility but as a general guideline, the Wireless Laptop Lab is available for public use after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.

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April 1, 2008

The Microforms and Government Documents Unit, located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, is requesting your participation in a BRIEF online survey regarding the services and resources they provide.

Please click on this link to take the brief survey.  Thank you!

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March 28, 2008

The expansion of the Digital Resource Lab expansion is fully underway on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  When completed, the new Digital Resource Lab will triple in size.  Completion of the expansion is expected to take place this Summer and the Grand Opening is expected to take place at the start of the Fall Semester.

The Digital Resource Laboratory (DRL) at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library is designed to help Auburn University students, faculty, and staff use multimedia materials in their class assignments and course projects. It does this by providing access to the latest multimedia hardware and software, together with the on-site technical expertise needed to use these resources to best advantage. The DRL is committed to serving the multimedia technology needs of Auburn University students and faculty in all academic disciplines.

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March 14, 2008

The Internet Cafe, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, will be closed the week of Spring Break, March 17 -21, to allow the A. U. Libraries and the A. U. Office of Information Technology to replace the current desktop computers.  Once the installation is complete, the Internet Cafe will have 24 brand-new Dell Optiplex 755 workstations with 17-inch flat panel monitors.

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