Wednesday, April 1, 2020

U-M Library in-copyright books now available online through HathiTrust

 Due to the COVID-19 crisis, HathiTrustis now offering  Emergency Temporary Access ServiceIn-copyright books in the U-M library collection are now fully searchable and readable online for all authenticated U-M affiliates. The HathiTrust website offers information about how to use the service, and also details about the terms, including an FAQ.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Kresge Library Services Update (Research Assistance, Digital Only Service Points & Food Drive)

As we approach the end of the second week of Winter B Term, we want to stop and check in with everyone as we absorb all the changes that are circling around us.

Getting Help with Research
We have expanded our hours for chat and email reference for the Ross Community.
  • We are now available everyday through the end of the Winter Term from 9am to 9pm.
  • You may reach us via chat on our home page and our guides.
  • You may also reach us via email to kresge_library@umich.edu.  

Closing all face-to-face service points
  • Following guidance from the CDC and the University, we are closing all face-to-face service points for the immediate future.
  • Exams and assignments have either been returned to faculty or are being held in the library for later distribution. 
  • If you have purchased a TEXTPAK and did not pick it up, we will be working on issuing a refund for that purchase.
  • If you have any questions, you may email us at kresge_learn@umich.edu

Kresge Food Drive Continues
  • We are delivering this morning all the food collected thus far to Saline Area Social Services.  
  • We are continuing to collect food and personal products - people need them more than ever.
  • Boxes are at the Tappan Street entrance and in the Kresge Suite (K4521).

We will provide updates as we have them.  We hope that we can still provide support for the Ross Community while ensuring that we keep a safe environment for the entire Ross Community.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

RESOLVED: Study.Net Access Problems (Online Course Readings) - Update (3/19/2020 10:00am)

Access to licensed course materials (including cases) at Study.Net has been restored.  Access to course materials through the StudyNet tool in Canvas is now functioning normally.

Links to the course readings will be removed from Canvas sites starting early next week (3/23/2020). 

Questions, concerns or other issues concerning StudyNet access can be sent to us at kresge_learn@umich.edu.  

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Study.Net Access Problems (Online Course Readings) - Update (3/16/2020 9:00am)

We have been notified that our provider for electronic access to Harvard Cases and other licensed material (Study.Net) has been subject to a web attack.  The problem (from what we have been told by officials at the company) has been resolved and we expected access restored yesterday the 15th. It may not be fully up until later today (March 16th).

We will be getting files to post in Canvas in the interim and hope to have that done on March 16th.

In the meanwhile, if you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at kresge_learn@umich.edu.  

Monday, February 3, 2020

Winter/Spring Copyright Workshops

We are excited to share with you the lineup of our Winter 2020 workshops. You can find a full list of the workshops with sign-up links (and ppt for all past workshops) on our website
  • February 18, Copyright and Coffee: Copyright Myths and Facts, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Hatcher 806 [sign up]
  • February 26, Copyright and Coffee: Public Domain, 2 to 3 p.m., Turkish American Friendship Room (4004 Shapiro Library) [sign up
  • March 23, Copyright Bingo, 2 to 3 p.m., Hatcher Gallery [sign up
  • April 6,  Copyright and Coffee: Negotiating Publishing Contracts, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Turkish American Friendship Room (4004 Shapiro Library) [sign up]

Monday, January 6, 2020

Kresge Library Services Closed at 11:30pm Monday, January 6th 2020

Monday, January 6th 2020 - Kresge Library Services will be closed for the day at 11:30pm for a staff event.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

WRDS Downtime Scheduled for January 8, 2020

The WRDS technical infrastructure will undergo an upgrade from 8:00 - 11:00 AM EST (GMT -5) on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. During this time, most WRDS services will be unavailable. The website should only be inaccessible for 30 minutes near the beginning of maintenance, but interactive services -- including the WRDS Cloud, SAS/Connect, SAS/Studio, Python, R, MATLAB, Stata, etc -- will be offline for the full duration of the window. All WRDS Cloud grid jobs -- both batch and interactive -- will be terminated. Please plan your research accordingly!