Monday, November 28, 2005

Drop-in Computers Stations Rearranged

The Drop-in computer stations for the public and students have been rearranged. The stations are now in numeric order (based on each terminal's network log-in). The cable clutter associated with the last move has also been cleared up. We will continue to experiment with better arrangements of the stations.

The number of Drop-in computers remains the same – constituting 20 of the Library's 71 computers.

New Drop-in station layout:








Old Drop-in station layout:

Monday, November 21, 2005

Student Appreciation Week and Prize Draw - November 21-25

Medicine Hat College begins its annual Student Appreciation Week. This is our small way of thanking students for selecting us as their postsecondary institution of choice.

What is Library Services doing? Well, stop by at our service desks for some candy and enter a suggestion in our Suggestion Box near the entrance. When you enter a suggestion, you become eligible in a prize draw. Prizes include a Medicine Hat College hoody or a 256MB flash drive. Good luck and thank you.

Friday, November 18, 2005

E-Journal Updates

Library Services has updated its e-journal list that can be found at http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/ejournals.html. The journals that have been added include: BioScience, Birth, Business Week, Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, Child and Youth Care Forum, Children's Literature in Education, Early Childhood Education Journal, Educause Review, Fast Company, The Gerontologist, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, Leadership in Health Services, OMEGA: The Journal of Death and Dying, and Times Educational Supplement.

The following journals have been removed from the list: Canadian Journal of Political Science, Children & Society, The Economist, Geriatric Nursing, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Nursing Outlook, Social Problems, and Victorian Studies.

This latest update constitutes a net increase of seven e-journals in the Library's online holdings. At the present time, e-journal titles are only available for on campus access.

There are over 9,300 full text journal, magazine, and newspaper holdings available from our database/online periodical indexes that can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/databases.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

MHC Library Services Blog Created

Medicine Hat College Library Services creates its blog. Faculty, public, staff, and students patrons can now view the latest updates to the Library's services and website. We are still in the early development phase of this blog, so please be patient. Thank you.