Getting 25,000 Books Ready to Re-shelve ASAP!

Remember those 25,000 books that were knocked off the shelves during ‘the incident’ on August 4? For the Terre Haute Tribune Star’s article, see http://tribstar.com/local/x2064740993/Domino-effect-Tipping-shelves-send-25-000-books-onto-floor-at-ISU-s-main-library.

Wonder what’s going on? Well, many many people are hard at work getting all those books back into call number order, on some empty shelves on our Lower Level, so they can return home to the 2nd floor. The call numbers affected are in History. Lots of folks helped work out a system for all of this, and it’s all coming together. Here is some informal footage, to give you an idea of what’s been going on:

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Fusion and FusionPlus have arrived! New webpac! New options!

Ok everyone who has been at Indiana State University since 1985: THERE IS NO MORE LUIS! Yes, through several opacs, we have been luis.indstate.edu for 25 years! That’s going to be a hard one to shake – attention, faculty: be sure to take out of your Syllabus/assignments all mention of LUIS. Now, it’s FUSION!

FusionPlus Opening Page
Three universities and one public library in one webpac!

Lots of new choices and a look that brings us up to date. Let us know if you have questions about any of the new features. Access Fusion from the Library’s newly redesigned Homepage, still at http://library.indstate.edu or go directly to http://fusionplus.indstate.edu/  for a fully searchable page:

Fusionplus Webpac opening page
Fusionplus Opening page

Or http://fusion.indstate.edu for a simple search box – you can still get to FusionPlus if you need it!

Fusion Webpac Searchbox
Fusion Webpac Searchbox

LIBRARY CLOSED AUGUST 16, 2010 FOR SYSTEM MIGRATION

This is the DAY! We turn off the old library catalog [ goodbye luis.indstate.edu]  and do the final switchovers necessary for our users to see the NEW CATALOG, powered by Millennium/Innovative Interfaces, Inc.  [HELLO Fusion and FusionPlus]. Combined under the newly formed Library Consortium of Vigo County, you’ll be able to search ISU, Rose-Hulman and St. Mary-of-the-Woods, as before, JOINED by Vigo County Public Library. ALL 4 LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST 16 FOR THE BIG MIGRATION

Accompanying this will be a re-designed home page for the Library.

Background: http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=2103

Finals Week, December 2009: Library Open 24 Hours = study time and food

During Final Exam Week (Dec. 13-18) the library will be open 24-Hours /Day starting on Sunday, December 13, at noon until Friday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. During final exam week, daily at 5 a.m. there will be a breakfast provided for students studying in the library. Snacks will be served throughout each night beginning at midnight. Thanks to all the ISU Deans who helped with funding the food [e.g. 40 pounds of bananas a day!]: Sauer, Merritt, Balch, Gatrell, Williams, Sims and Comer. Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Communications is providing the snacks.

Snacks and breakfast will be located in the Library’s 1st floor Events area. Snacks will include the Library’s usual great popcorn, as well as Kashi bars, assorted candy, bananas, apples, Clementines, almonds. Coffee, hot tea and cocoa will be available. Breakfast will include orange juice, cereal, milk, bread [toasters available], peanut butter and jelly.

Security: after 2 A.M., ISU Security will provide security; only ISU students will be admitted between 2 A.M. and 7:30 A.M.

Cup & Chaucer Cafe will extend its hours, to 10 P.M.