this Policy for Responsible Computing in the Humboldt State University Library blocks resonable use related to class activity. there are better ways of monitoring who uses the web than blanket bans on every site imaginable except your own.
Weâ€™re sorry for the inconvenience, but our filtering is a direct response to studentâ€™s requests that our workstations be kept available for the resources that the Library provides to support coursework.Â If you log in to a library station, the internet filtering is disabled.Â There is also no filtering of any sort on the libraryâ€™s 23 new Learning Commons computers on the first floor.Â
Jeremy C. Shellhase
Book Suggestion Book Title: Traditional Knowledge Preserved:Lungkid Generation Volume I Author: Amnah Abdullah Copyright Date:2006 ISBN:9834312202 available at http://www.opusradio.com.my/v2/bookreviews/catalog.asp?do=detail&pcode=9834312202 Category: Medical History Asian Culture Folklore Botany and herbal therapies Women and Traditional Medicine
Thank your for your interest in the Libraryâ€™s book collection. Requests for purchase need to be sent on this form: http://library.humboldt.edu/cgiemail/acqpurchaseform.htmlÂ
Especially now, when our funds to purchase books are so limited, it is essential that you identify which courses would be supported by the purchase you recommend.Â We canâ€™t guarantee that we will be able to purchase the book, but we will give it every consideration.
The Library offers personal help to library users in a number of ways–in-person at our reference service point; and by telephone, email, instant messaging, and individual appointment.Â See Ask a Librarian for descriptions of these options.Â We are considering renaming the reference service point to something like “Research Assistance” or “Research Help”.Â What makes better sense to you? If you have an opinion please repond using the comment option.
Hi there, I have a concern with the Quiet Study Areas in the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library. I have used the Quiet Study Areas for three years now to fulfill my need for a quiet space to do my studying. This semester, though, the areas seem to be inundated with patrons sporting the laptop computer devices. When I am trying to read or write in the Quiet Study Areas, I find the incessant clicking and typing of computers nearby to be quite distracting to my studying. I realize that patrons are expected to police noisy activity in these areas ourselves, and I do feel comfortable if someone is playing music to ask them to turn off their music. However, I do not feel as comfortable asking people to stop using their computers, or move to an area of the Library where noisy study is permitted (eg. most everywhere else in the Library but the Quiet Study Areas). I have asked a couple of people using computers to move to another location, but it feels awkward to ask one or two to move if perhaps five or six are all using computers in the areas. I am hoping for clarification of the Quiet Study Areas, and some real help for my dilemma. Thank you and sincerely, Lance Nolen
Thank you for your suggestion. What you have brought up shows that the Library as a public place has users with vastly different study habits. We certainly share your concerns but please allow some time for us to think about how to deal with the laptop generated “noises” – do we need to create an area where there should be absolutely no sound allowed I wonder? Or is it even possible? In the meantime if you feel shy about asking people to be quiet, please ask our librarians or staff at the reference or circulation desks to help you convey the request.
About the logins needed to access catalogs… This is pretty annoying. I wish the catalog was just easily available without requring logins. Also, it would save a lot of trouble to make a new password. The current password has lots of capitals and spaces. I always seem to mess it up three or so times before it lets me login. Maybe a password like ‘password’ would save a whole lot of trouble. Thanks!
Sorry for the inconvenience with logon at the library stations.Â We installed the logon system so that we could reserve machines for student use and also so that we could provide some additional features and conveniences for our students.Â New security regulation from the federal government have also required that we institute logons for unrestricted internet access.Â The campus system requires so called “hard passwords” with upper and lower case letters and special characters,Â but we’re tying to make it as easy as possible to remember and enter our public password.Â Maybe we’ll try a new one soon.
We are alsoÂ getting a number of our computers logged in as the public user as we open the Library, so that they’ll be available for more convenient use of the catalog and our databases.Â Once they’re logged in as the public user, they will stay logged in for easy use.Â Obviously, we’ve not gotten enough of them logged in every morning, but we’ll start doing more.
Thanks for the feedback.
Present Library policy only allows food in the Food Friendly Area on the first floor of the Library. The Library is currently reviewing this policy, including: 1) leaving the policy as is; 2) creating spaces on the second and third floors where food is also allowed; and 3) allowing food most everywhere in the Library. There is also the question of what kinds of foods are permissible for consumption in the Library. We welcome your comments below.
I suggest you purchase “Collett Leventhorpe, the English Confederate: The Life of a Civil War General 1815-1889″. It is authored by J. Timothy Cole and was published by McFarland in 2007 (ISBN: 0786426497). This book is an excellent study of a little known but important Civil War figure.
This looks like a good potential addition to the Library. At the present time the State, the campus and consequently the library does not have a budget so I will have to hold the request until we do. Meantime, if you need the book right away you could request it from another library using our Interlibrary Loan (https://illiad.humboldt.edu/illiad/logon.html). If you have never used the ILL service you will be asked to fill in a brief profile that will work for the rest of your time here at HSU.
For further help with all this, please come to the Reference Desk.
Mary Kay, Acquisitions Librarian
HSU Library (707-826-3414)
Having a password just to access the library book database is poorly thought out. It slows down the system to an excessive degree and creates a lot of problems. I know the excuse is “security”, but in my estimation of it, all this “security” is simply a tactic for someone trying to justify their paycheck. Not even UCLA, Stanford, or other large schools make people put in passwords just to use the libraries online catalog. Yet tiny little HSU feels the need to ratchet up security to an almost east berlinian degree.
Weâ€™re sorry for the inconvenience. We will be making sure that most of the computers are logged in as the public user in the morning, so that simple, walk up access to the catalog is available more easily. Weâ€™re in the early phases of implementing logons and will be improving our proceedures soon.
Weâ€™ve had multiple requests from students to institute a system of logons, to make our computers available for student use.
Jeremy C. Shellhase
Could you make the Print Reserve Request form available electronically? Even if it were just a digital version of the paper form that we could fill out that would make it easier to fill out, and probably easier for you to read.
This is not a bad idea. We have actually considered creating an online form for print reserves in the past, but figured that it would not be of much assistance to the faculty, since they would still need to deliver their reserve readings to the Library. Now that we have heard from a faculty member that having the request form online would make it easier to use, weâ€™re willing to give it a try. The Library reserves staff will work on this over the summer and have a request form online in time for the beginning of the fall semester, if not before.
Chair, Access Services
Can we get a copy of the book ‘Cancer; we live and die by radiation’ for the library? The book came out in 9/06 and is authored by Michelangelo Delfino and Mary E. Day. Seems most of the other Cal state libraries have it but none near here and I hate ill. Thanks.
I am sorry but we have very little money to buy booksÂ and theÂ few that we buy must support the curricular needs of Humboldt State University.Â Are you a student or faculty member at HSU?Â This particular book does not appear to fit with the needs of our Nursing Department.Â I also cannot find any scholarly reviews of this book so I don’t know what experts in the field think about it.Â
I suggest that you contact the Humboldt County Library and ask that they purchase the book.Â I urge you to rethink your dislike of Interlibrary Loan as it is a wonderful service offered by HSU Library (only to HSU faculty, students and staff) and the Humboldt County Library system.Â You might also consider purchasing your own copy which is available for $23.07 at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0972514112
Sharon S. Chadwick