Collins Library Links: Open Stacks and More!


Open Stacks and More!

We are so pleased to share some updates on our Collins Library collections, spaces, and services.

  1. Mark Monday, August 9!  We will be reopening our library stacks on all floors for our users. If you have missed the serendipitous discoveries made through browsing, the stacks await you!
  2. Hold Requests:  If you have enjoyed having your books ready for pick up in the front of the library, we are retaining this great service.  You still can request books through PRIMO and request a pick up at the Library.  Just note that as of August 9, the books will be available at the front circulation desk and will be checked out to you at that point, so please remember to bring your Logger or other photo ID with you.
  3. HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) ends on August 9:  When our stacks were closed and so many of our students were studying remotely, we activated ETAS in our HathiTrust subscription, which made over 160,000 print titles available in digital form to University of Puget Sound faculty, staff and students.  As we resume providing full access to the print collection, the conditions for the fair use of digital copies of these materials has ended.  Note that the University of Puget Sound remains a HathiTrust member, and you may log in to HathiTrust using your institutional login and password to access and download full PDFs of materials in the public domain or licensed under Creative Commons.  Please contact your liaison librarian with any questions.
  4. There will be some reconfiguration of spaces on the first floor of the library:
    The new Faculty Development Center will be located in the space adjacent to the East Reading Room.
    The space that used to be the Mac Lab will be updated to serve as a collaboration and meeting space, with a focus on student use.  We have been fortunate to receive a grant from the Washington State Library to help update this space. 
    Open print reserves will be relocated at the north end of the Learning Commons.
  5. A reminder about OCR for Canvas:  Nick Triggs is our library contact for OCR for Canvas and you can find details of the request process here: Since June, Nick has digitized and/or OCR-processed over six dozen requests from faculty for articles and book chapters, and has sent links for the many materials the library already owns in electronic format!  Please continue to use this service to help make digital materials more accessible in Canvas for our students!
  6. Open Education Resources Institute/American Association of Colleges & Universities:  Over the summer, Collins Library formed a team, led by Scholarly Communications and Digital Services Librarian Ben Tucker, to participate in this important national discussion.  Thanks are extended to Prof. Heidi Morton, Prof. Melvin Rouse, and Educational Technologist Margot Casson for joining Ben and Library Director Jane Carlin to raise awareness of and to promote OER at Puget Sound.  You will be hearing from us!​

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