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December, 2010


Would it be possible to upgrade the librarys elibrary membership to allow for temporary downloads to reader devices? This would be hugely useful for students and would no doubt increase the availability of hardcopy versions of popular books.
    Amanda
    Downloads to reader devices
    Thanks for your suggestion Amanda.

There are number of licensing restrictions and technical requirements prescribed by e-book vendors which currently prevent us from doing this. Often these differ between vendors as well, adding a level of complexity to finding a solution which would work consistently across products and reader devices for our users.
 
John Garraway
Assistant University Librarian
Friday, 10 December 2010
Hi Library, Just wondering is possible that the Librarys catalogues can design a interface like this http://srmo.sagepub.com/methodsmap ? Thanks for reading this.
    Janus
    Interface Changes
    Thanks for your feedback Janus.

The Library will soon release a new version of its catalogue software which will look different and offer new functionality. In 2011 we will be making ongoing changes to our website as well. Your feedback has been passed onto both teams working on these projects.
 
John Garraway
Assistant University Librarian
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Dont know if others will find this useful or not, but perhaps one to add to your to-do list? I think itd be great if the Catalogue also listed books at UBS (but in an obvious way, perhaps with their price?) then if it was something that we were interested in keeping, we could just go right along and buy it, it is just across the road after all!
    Vivian Chandra
    UBS Link from Catalogue
    Thanks Vivian for your suggestion.

The Library has no plans to do this. UBS has their own website at http://www.ubsbooks.co.nz where you can check for availability of books found in the Catalogue.
 
John Garraway
Assistant University Librarian
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Would it be possible to extend the timeout time on the examdb.auckland.ac.nz site? Whenever I go and look at past papers, I normally spend a small amount of time looking over the questions before printing. When I go back and try to open the next past paper I receive an error message saying that my login has expired so I need to go through the whole login/search process again. This is the message that I receive: There was an Error processing your request. This error was due to the process timing out. Please consult your librarian if you need more information.
    Daniel FitzPatrick
    Exambase Time Out
    Thanks Daniel for your feedback.

The timeout has been adjusted.
 
John Garraway
Assistant University Librarian
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Examdb times out too quickly when conducting searches, so often when I download one paper and then use the back button to access a second paper of the same subject I get a message saying that the server has timed out, which means I have to do the search all over again, often from the login page. Can you please have a look at this and see if a solution is possible?
    Kevin
    Exambase Timeout #2
    Thanks Kevin for your feedback.

The timeout has been adjusted.
 
John Garraway
Assistant University Librarian
Thursday, 9 December 2010
I needed to use the parenting room for breast-feeding the other day and it was a total mess ! Boxes and computer stuff everywhere and cables all over the floor. Someone has obviously abused this facility and turned it into a junk storage room !!! Its absolutely NOT acceptable ! At last the staff took me to the sick bay instead. Would someone please kindly look into this matter ?!!!!! Many thanks.
    Elaine Cooper
    General Library Parenting Room
    I have been advised that the General Library Parenting Room is not available for this purpose until mid-January 2011. Unfortunately desk staff were not aware that the room was required for another urgent temporary use. The Sickbay is available if anyone wishes to breast feed - please ask at the Lending Desk.

I apologise for the inconvenience this has caused you.



 
Elizabeth H. McKenzie
Lending, Interloan & Enquiry Services Manager
Friday, 3 December 2010

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