Library Catalog and Databases Unavailable Saturday Aug. 12

Beginning at 7am on Saturday, August 12th, the library catalogs (Summon and CONSORT), article databases, and OhioLINK requesting will be unavailable due to a software update. These services should be back online by 12 noon that day. Please plan accordingly.

During the downtime, you can search Ohio Wesleyan’s collection through the OhioLINK catalog by going to Advanced Search and limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and please contact us if you have any questions!

Library Catalog and Databases Unavailable This Wednesday

Beginning at 9am on Wednesday, July 12th, the library catalogs (Summon and CONSORT), article databases, and OhioLINK requesting will be unavailable due to a server migration. These services should be back online by 9am Thursday, July 13th. Please plan accordingly.

During the downtime, you can search Ohio Wesleyan’s collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and please contact us if you have any questions!

Ebrary is now Ebook Central!

Ebrary, our largest provider of full-text ebooks, is now called Ebook Central.

What does this change? Not much at all! You will just see the Ebook Central logo instead, otherwise how you view and work with ebooks will remain the same.

ebook central record page

Book record on Ebook Central

If you created an account in ebrary, that carries over to Ebook Central. Haven’t created an account? We recommend you do. It’s quick and easy, and ensures you can access full downloads of books, notes, and bookmarks both on and off campus. Look to the upper right corner of your Ebook Central screen to sign in or create an account.

Questions? Problems? Check out our ebooks user guide or Contact us!

Five Colleges Omeka Workshop for Faculty – Tuesday, May 30th

The Five Colleges of Ohio Digital Collaborations Group would like to invite you to an Omeka workshop open to faculty from all five colleges on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 10am – 2pm. It will be held at The College of Wooster in the Timken Science Library Lab. Lunch will be served in Andrews Library in CoRE.

Omeka, an open source web publishing platform, has grown in popularity as a resource for engaging students in curating online exhibits, developing digital literacies, and practicing scholarly communication. The workshop will focus on the use of Omeka for class-centered digital projects, but we will also present a general introduction on using it to create online exhibits. During lunch, Dr. Jordan Biro Walters, Visiting Assistant Professor in History, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, will share her experiences with Omeka at Wooster. If you are a previous Ohio 5 Omeka Faculty Workshop attendee, please note that this workshop is very similar to those given at Denison and Kenyon in the past. Due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 25 participants and priority will be given to new attendees.

Lunch, mileage reimbursement, and a $100 stipend will be provided to those attending the workshop.

If you are interested in attending, please register by Friday, May 19, 2017 by completing the registration form. If you have any questions please contact Catherine Newton (canewton@wooster.edu).

Interruption in OhioLINK services – March 21st from 7:30pm-10:00pm

We have been informed that there will be a slight interruption in OhioLINK services on Tuesday, March 21st from 7:30pm – 10:00pm. The outage window is anticipated to be less than 30 minutes but the exact timing is unknown. This will affect popular resources and services like the Electronic Journal Center (EJC), Electronic Book Center (EBC) and Central Catalog.

Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We’ve Upgraded OWU Libraries Reach (Interlibrary Loan)!

OWU Libraries Reach (interlibrary loan) is the service that gives you access to the resources of other libraries. We are delighted to inform you that Reach has been upgraded! As a result, there is a new user interface for creating and managing requests and you may notice a few differences from the previous system. The new interface will show you all of your requests at once, along with links to scans of your requests. It also provides greater detail about the status of your requests and item due dates. Notification emails for Reach will look slightly different as well.

If you’re a current Reach user, please click here and follow the directions to log in to your new account.

If you’ve never used Reach before, email ill@owu.edu to get started!