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March 26, 2007

New Link to full text version of Dissertation Abstracts@CIC Institutions

We were able to join with the Twin Cities in subscribing to Dissertation Abstracts@CIC Institutuions - This is a subset of the Dissertation Abstracts database which has links the complete text of recent thesis from the University of Minnesota and other large research universities that belong to the CIC cooperative (University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Iowa, Pennsylvania State University, Michigan State University and others). The text is available for download in .pdf format.

The complete Dissertation Abstracts database is still available, It contains more than two million entries for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350- word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Most recent titles have free twenty-four page previews.

March 16, 2007

LP to Digital Recording System

UMC Library has acquired an Audio-Technica’s AT-PL50 stereo turntable which has a built-in switchable phono preamp that allows direct connection to your computer.

The turntable comes with a copy of Cakewalk PYRO software; an audiophile-quality phono cartridge; and an adapter cable. The system can be used to transfer your (your parents) old tunes off the vinyl recordings and into a format that can be used on a portable player. Using the system requires some set up and using the software requires some attention to detail. View the turntable.

March 6, 2007

New - Emerald journals and database

Emerald Journals

The Emerald journal collection contains over 170 titles in the fields of management, information science and engineering. Flagship titles such as Management Decision, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Documentation, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, The TQM Magazine and Industrial Robot. List of journals subscribed to can be found at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/subscriptions/

Emerald Management Xtra

Emerald Management Xtra is Emerald's largest, most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed management journals and online support for librarians, students, faculty, researchers and deans. It features 150 full text journals and reviews from the world’s top 300 management journals.

March 2, 2007

New Computers for UMC Library Technology Center

New Lenovo computers have replaced the Dell desktops in the UMC Library.

The basic replacements are LENOVO THINKCENTRE M55 8808 - PENTIUM D 945 3.4 GHZ with 19 inch monitors.

The computers were chosen for their small size and because the USB and headphone jacks are on the front facilitating the use of USB storage devises, (jump drives and portable harddrives, etc.). These should be sufficient to handle Microsoft's new operating system. See image of new lab computers

The UMC Library also added large form Lenovo desktop computer with a 22 inch monitor which will be loaded with advanced software.