QC Makerspace Open by Appointment

Calling all QC tinkerers, crafters, re-users, and makers: The QC Makerspace, a hands-on learning lab inside the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, is now OPEN by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the Spring semester. Be sure to make an appointment at least a day in advance. After making an appointment, you’ll receive an invitation to campus with information about the QC health screening process. Then come in a build something! 

In the Makerspace you can explore and access equipment you probably won’t have access to elsewhere: 3D printing hardware and software, various hand tools and power tools, electronics components, and digital fashion equipment. 

For more information, check out the QC Makerspace website: http://qcmaker.space/  

QC Library Launches “Big Ideas” Research Guides

This semester, the team at the QC Library is creating a series of “Big Ideas” research guides.  

The first guides are:   

Each guide in this series will delve into issues related to the cutting-edge research topics explored in the “Big Ideas at Queens College” Youtube series, and will direct our QC community to resources where they can explore each topic further. 

Find e-books, journals, databases, videos, and data sets that will invite you to explore these important, impactful topics more in-depth, and maybe start you on the path to launching your own “Big Idea”! 

Scheduled Downtime: OneSearch, Classic Catalog and Find-It Not Available December 14-15

All centrally-hosted library services (OneSearch, Classic Catalog and Find it! @ CUNY) will be intermittently unavailable while the CUNY Office of Computing & Information Services migrates applications and services from the 57th St. data center to the new Hudson St. data center on December 14–15, 2019.

What does this mean for me?

Over the weekend, you may experience problems with:

  • viewing library account details like current loans and due dates
  • renewing items
  • placing intra-CUNY holds requests (CLICS)
  • accessing full-text journal articles and ebooks through OneSearch
  • viewing whether a book is available or checked out

The Classic Catalog will be completely unavailable during the migration. OneSearch will allow searching and viewing results, but no real-time data or full-text links will be available. Also, Find it! @ CUNY links will not work in WorldCat or databases.

Classic Catalog will be completely unavailable during the migration.
OneSearch will not have real-time data, but you can still search the collections.

How will I do my research?

Databases with full-text article and ebook access will still be available from our A-Z list. If you are looking for a specific article, your best bet is to use the library’s Journal Finder. Simply enter the journal title to see a list of databases that provide full-text access. And you will still be able to search the library’s collections using OneSearch (only real-time data like whether a book is checked out will be affected) or find full-text articles using Google Scholar.

Can I still check out books?

Yes, the library will have manual checkouts in place when the systems are down over the weekend.

Applications will go down at 6:00 AM on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The maintenance window officially ends at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 15, 2019, though we are hopeful that the library systems will be up long before then. We apologize for any inconvenience these disruptions may cause at this moment in the semester.

(text by Stephen Klein, Digital Services Librarian, Graduate Center CUNY)

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