Category Archives: Library Technology

Libraries launches online chat service

The Libraries have launched a new online chat service as a way to provide more contactless service options. The ‘Chat with Us’ button allows you to connect with our Reader Services staff. It is currently available in our Find It! … Continue reading

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Course Reserves are available in print and electronically this fall

Course reserves are textbooks and other course materials that instructors have asked the Libraries to make easily accessible to students. There are two types of course reserves. Electronic reserves are materials that Reserves staff scan and upload or provide links … Continue reading

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Libraries offers contactless checkout services this Fall

With health and safety in mind, the Libraries is offering contactless checkout services to patrons this fall. Download the meeScan app to check out library books with your phone or stop by one of our self-checkout kiosks. At Bartle Library, … Continue reading

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SUNY to cancel ScienceDirect big deal and subscribe to nearly 250 titles instead

Following more than a year of negotiations, SUNY and Elsevier could not reach mutually acceptable terms on renewing our license to all Elsevier ScienceDirect journals “known as the big deal” – to learn more read SUNY Plans to Cancel ScienceDirect Big … Continue reading

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Performance Update on the Libraries’ Search Interface Find It!

The Libraries, in conjunction with all SUNY libraries, recently upgraded our search interface – Find it! – with many new features. The new features will enhance your overall search experience; however, library staff are aware of some performance issues and … Continue reading

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Access to Articles via Google Scholar Not Working (Update: Fixed!)

Update (7/17/19): The issue with Google Scholar has been resolved — you can access articles normally from Google Scholar by clicking “GetIt!” Due to the recent migration to a new SUNY-wide library management system, the Getit@BU link in Google Scholar … Continue reading

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Your Libraries’ Find It! Saved Items Must Move by June 18

The Libraries are moving to a new library services platform (LSP) in June. All SUNY libraries are part of the LSP project which will provide better access to all resources across SUNY. In December, we introduced our updated Find It! … Continue reading

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Earth Day @ Science Library

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring its wonders! The Science Library will be hosting an open house of its VR equipment Tuesday, April 23 from 11am-3pm. Try out Google Earth or any of our other available VR software. We’ll also provide … Continue reading

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Tell Us About Find It! Our Single-Search Box

Last December, the Libraries replaced the classic library catalog with Find It!, a single-search box that provides a dynamic “one-stop” discovery and delivery service to the Libraries’ collections and an extensive index of millions of scholarly e-resources, including books, e-books, … Continue reading

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Video Recording Studio Opens at Bartle Library

Need to record a professional video for your course or class project? We have created a new Video Recording Studio (VRS) for use by faculty, students and staff. Located in the Bartle Library Information Commons (LS-1544), the VRS provides you … Continue reading

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