Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Andruss Library New Books RSS feeds

Andruss Library now provides RSS feeds so you can easily obtain information about new books added to our collections. RSS feeds are available for specific Library of Congress subject classifications and some specific Library Collections.

What is an RSS feed?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way to publicize updates from web pages by pushing the new information to a user via an RSS feed. You can learn a lot more about RSS from this Wikipedia article on RSS . (Or view this very low-tech explanation on YouTube.)
To use RSS feeds, you first need an RSS feed reader. You can use Microsoft Outlook 2007 as your feed reader. RefWorks, the Library's bibliographic management program, also offers a feed reader feature. And of course Google, Yahoo! and other providers also offer feed readers.

For a complete list of the the RSS feeds available, visit

As always, if you have any questions, ask a Reference Librarian.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Records for microform sets added to catalog

Bibliographic records for all individual titles in the following microform sets have been added to Pilot:

Pamphlets in American History: Civil Liberties (microfilm) (324 titles)

Human Relations Area Files (microfiche)(5165 titles)

Records for titles in additional sets will be added during the coming year.

Marilou Hinchcliff, Coordinator of Cataloging