Monday, December 3, 2018

Kresge Library Remodeling Schedule

Kresge Library Remodeling Schedule

The staff areas of the Kresge Library Services offices are being remodeled from Dec 14-January 14*. During this time there will be some changes to our services and locations. Check the Library Hours calendar for updated service hours.

TEXTPAK Pick Up and Exam/Assignment Review 
  • December 14 - this service will move to the 2nd Floor of the Executive Residence (the corridor between Blau and Wyly). 
  • January 7 - TEXTPAK pick up begins in the Executive Residence location.
Kresge Reference Service
  • Kresge Reference service will maintain normal service hours during this period via chat and email only. Appointments can be made with Librarians if you require in-person assistance by emailing kresge_library@umich.edu.
* All Library Services will be closed for the holiday break December 24 - January 2

Questions? Contact us at kresge_library@umich.edu

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Temporary Changes to Kresge Library Assignment/Exam Services & TEXTPAK pickup (Dec. 14 - Jan. 11

The Kresge Library Services offices are being remodeled to accommodate the Office of Digital Education staff joining our suite (K4511).  To accommodate this work, we will be relocating our service point and staff offices to the Executive Residence's 2nd Floor hallway corridor from Friday, December 14th through Friday, January 11th.  

This will impact both Kresge's Assignment/Exam Services and the student pickup of TEXTPAKS.  We are not sure if we will be able to accept book deliveries from the main library at this time.

Here is a listing of key dates for this move.  These are subject to change:
  • Thursday December 13th - Last day to operate in Kresge Library Services Suite (K4521)
  • Friday December 14th - Move operations to the 2nd Floor Corridor (the offices closest to the Blau connector).  Students will go there to review documents and Faculty Support should go there to deliver items to distribute.
  • Monday December 19th - Course materials go on sale to students (notification through Canvas)
  • Friday December 21st - Our last day open for 2018.
  • Wednesday January 2nd - We open up after the holidays.
  • Monday January 7th - First day for students to pickup TEXTPAKs for Winter Term (in 2nd Floor Corridor).
  • Monday January 14th - Return to Kresge Library Services Suite (K4521) and normal operations.

If you have not submitted your WN19 course materials, please complete the form (https://goo.gl/forms/bbrUz5daLIV1M3Pn1) right away. Late submission may take longer to finalize due to the move to the interim space and the move back to K4511 (staff will have downtime during both moves in order to take down and then set-up their cubicles).

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holiday Library Hours

Kresge Library reference will be available from 9:00am - 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will resume normal hours on Monday, November26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Planned Website Outage Sunday 12 Aug 6 am - 12 noon

What is happening?
Sunday morning August 12th from 6 am to noon, we are upgrading our Oracle server. To do this, we need to close off access to iMpact and all iMpact applications during this time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Orbis Interface

There are now 285.6 million companies in Orbis and a whole new interface making the user experience easier and more efficient.  The updates include easier to use navigation, and easier to read results, click through options to financials, qualitative scores by modeFinance and Zanders, and mich more.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wards Intelligence now available through the Kresge Library

Wards Intelligence, a provider of sales, production, specification, and other data on the automotive industry is now available through the Kresge Library. Wards also provides industry insights into advanced vehicle technology. Click the “Data” tab to view available data sets that can be downloaded to Excel. 

Note: The Outlook Conference Series and Wards Intelligence Reports are not included in our subscription.

Access is available to all three UM Campuses.

Access Wards Intelligence on the Kresge Library's A-Z Database Page

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

RefWorks Subscription Cancellation

The University of Michigan's subscription to RefWorks will expire at the end of December 2018 and will not be renewed.

This decision was made based on a steady decline in RefWorks usage paired with the availability of free or low-costs options that function as well as or better than Refworks. Additionally, RefWorks is introducing a new platform that would have required all of our users to migrate their account and learn a new tool as the legacy product is retired.

Existing RefWorks users will be contacted via email before the start of the fall semester and provided with options and support for transitioning to another citation management tool. An FAQ will also be developed to guide users in this transition. An additional email will be sent before the end of the fall semester with a final reminder about migrating. More information about the RefWorks transition plan will be shared at the Public Services Communication Forum (PSCF) on Friday, July 20.

The University of Michigan will continue to offer support for EndNote and EndNote Basic, Mendeley, and Zotero. Support for transitioning from RefWorks to another product is available by emailing scholarspace@umich.edu. Users of the Taubman Health Sciences Library can email thlibrary@umich.edu.