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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Opening Reception: Mathematical Art

Monday, December 16. 11AM-1PM.

Working with computational software, 3D printing, and their own creativity, QC students have been making an array of artwork under the direction of Professor Christopher Hanusa. Come meet the artists and check out their creations!

This event is on Level 3 of Rosenthal Library, near Room 300i.

Lecture: The Etymologies of Identity

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Rosenthal Library – Room 300i 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Presented by ARIA, The Association to Reunite Italian Americans at Queens College

Prof. Nicola Lucchi, Lecturer in the Department of European Languages and Literatures, will discuss Margherita Sarfatti’s 1937 travelogue. In particular, he will illustrate how Sarfatti, a major Italian intellectual and, at one point, Mussolini’s lover, considered the Italian American linguistic identity as an antidote to ideas of racial purity. This event is co-sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

Light refreshments will be served
For more information: A. de Luise, 718-997-3748
Prof. Lucchi’s current exhibition, Futurismo! The Italian Avant-Garde and its Cultural Impact, is currently on display in the Rosenthal Library Rotunda.

Civil Rights Lecture with Mark Levy, QC ’64

“The American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Summer 1964 and Beyond.”

The Comparative Literature Department invites you to The Literature and Human Rights Lecture Series. Today’s speaker is Mark Levy, who participated in the Freedom Summer movement, taught in QC’s SEEK Program, and has written extensively on civil rights and education. Join us for a lecture that reminds us that “the movement for justice is not over.” 

Tuesday, October 22, 12:15-1:30 PM. Rosenthal Library, President’s Conference Room #2.

Workshop: An Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Queens College Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning are getting a head start on Open Access Week! On Thursday, October 17 at 4 PM, join Leila Walker, Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Nancy Foasberg, Associate Professor and Humanities Librarian, to learn about Open Educational Resources. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is in Rosenthal Room 227, on Level 2 of the library.

For more information email Rob Garfield at rob.garfield@qc.cuny.edu or visit http://ctl.qc.cuny.edu/faculty-speaker-series-oer/

Music Library Book Sale

The Queens College Music Library will hold a book sale October 30 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Atrium of the Aaron Copland School of Music. You’ll find books on music, scores, and recordings (CDs, DVDs, LPs, Cassettes, VHS tapes, etc.) Hard-cover books and scores will be $3.00, soft-cover $2.00, and recordings will be $.50 per LP/cassette, $1.00 per CD, $2.00 per DVD, and $.50 per VHS tape.
 
All proceeds fund the purchase of new books, scores, and recordings. Items in the sale are donations to the Music Library. Contact the Music Library at 718.997.3900 for additional details, or to donate materials. Please note that we are no longer able to accept donations of LPs.