Archive for July, 2010

Major library systems will have intermittent outages Wednesday PM / Thursday AM

Posted July 27th, 2010 by Darcy Duke

The following library systems will be intermittently down from 7PM on July 28th (Wednesday) until 7AM on July 29th (Thursday).

Originally the outage was to be complete, with Vera affected as well, but now the downtime will only be occasional, with Vera unaffected. These systems will still be functional:

We regret this inconvenience.

Patent Searching with Patsnap

Posted July 16th, 2010 by Heather Denny

WHEN: Thursday, July 29, 12 – 1pm

WHERE: Digital Instruction Resource Center (DIRC), 14N-132

Join us for an introductory look at Patsnap, a new patent search tool developed by members of the MIT community.  While you won’t come out of this session qualified to be a patent attorney, you will learn how to get the most out of  Patsnap’s powerful search and analysis features.  This hands on workshop will also include an introduction to the basics of patent searching.

Please pre-register for this session.  Contact Bill Helman with any questions.

EndNote Basics

Posted July 16th, 2010 by Heather Denny

WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 12 – 1pm

WHERE: Digital Instruction Resource Center (DIRC) 14N-132

EndNote is a “personal bibliographic software” package which allows you to create and manage a database of bibliographic references. Learn how to find and use information more effectively in our hands-on workshop.

Please pre-register for this session. Contact Howard Silver with any questions.

Hayden Reading Room Improvements

Posted July 15th, 2010 by mit-admin

The Hayden Reading Room is undergoing renovation work this summer. Construction began after closing on Friday, May 21, at 7pm.

The construction work will  continue through August.

In the current stage of the project (effective date: July 16), the collections on the first floor are closed for browsing or retrieval. Use Barton’s Request button to have materials retrieved for you. We will also retrieve materials on-demand if you’re already in the library.

Benefits to the Hayden Library include:

  • New Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Improved safety with sprinkler system upgrade
  • New Carpet, Acoustical Ceiling Tiles, and Paint

During the project portions of the collections on the first floor will not be browsable. Use Barton’s Request button to have them retrieved for you. We will also retrieve materials on-demand if you’re already in the library.

If you have further questions regarding access to materials, do so online or see the Hayden desk staff.