10 New Group Study Rooms
The Library has opened 10 new study rooms on the 5th and 7th floors for quiet group study. Each room will hold from 8-10 people and has a blackboard, electrical outlets and is wireless enabled. Rooms can be booked via the Study Room Booking page.
Research Skills Workshops
Need help finding information and doing research? Attend one of the Research Skills Workshops being held this term in the Library. Three different workshops (Finding Articles, Using Google and Using RefWorks) are being offered at a variety of times and dates. Check the Workshops page for details and times.
Library Space Survey
We need your feedback! This week, we ask you to complete our in-library survey to better enable our multi-year space planning. Copies of the survey are available throughout the Library or at any service desk.
New Services for Persons with Disabilities
The Library would like to introduce a new librarian to the Ryerson
community. Kelly Dermody has been hired to fill an 8-month contract
librarian position as Coordinator of Library Services for Persons with
Disabilities. Funding for this position has been provided by Student
Services and the University Library. She has been hired to coordinate
the acquisition of materials in alternative formats for students
registered with the Access Centre, provide library instruction, and to
write a report on “best practice” in other universities, so that we
can establish an appropriate level of staffing for this service on an
on-going basis. Kelly can be reached at 979-5000, x4120, or at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is located in LIB395 on the 3rd floor of the Library next to the Adaptive Technology Rooms.
Ryerson University has implemented a new online registration system called RAMSS to replace the old ROWS system. RAMSS is accessible through your Blackboard account. Step by step instructions for accessing RAMSS are available from Student Services. A help function is also available within RAMSS. If you are having trouble with RAMSS, please email email@example.com
Improvements to Keyword Searching in the Catalogue
On Wednesday July 20, the Library will install Advanced Keyword Searching on the Library catalogue. This will:
- improve search response time
- allow proximity searching (near, within)
- provide segment searching (keyword in author, title, subject)
- allow a choice of sort order (date, alphabetical, relevance)
- enable pre-search limiting
While the re-indexing occurs (from 11:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm on Wednesday) keyword searching will not be available in the catalogue. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ARTstor is a digital collection of over 300,000 images and their associated catalogue data. This resource covers the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts and design. One of ARTstor’s primary objectives is to provide scholars, teachers, and students with ongoing access to a large and expanding library of digital images.
New Elsevier Content
The Ryerson Library has recently purchased the backfiles (pre-1995) of approximately 800 Elsevier journals. The backfiles contain all the journal content on ScienceDirect owned by Elsevier and go back as far as articles are available for each journal. The following collections have been purchased: