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December 3, 2009

Coming Soon: Library Website Redesign

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Coming in January 2010, the library website will have a new look, designed to provide better access to information and resources, including the numerous electronic databases, journals, special collections, and media owned by the library.

Take a sneak peak at our new design at http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/beta/. Please note: many of the links on this site will point to the current website, while other links are not active. Links in bold type will display in the new design.

Key features of the new design include:
* Library Services pages for all audiences.
* Enhanced Quick Search box - search for books, media, articles, journals, databases, and much more.
* Smaller banner to allow more space for page content.

Please send any comments or suggestions to Janet Hack at jhack@umbc.edu


December 8, 2009

Coming Soon: new search interface for LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis is releasing a significant update to the LexisNexis Academic interface in December 2009. The most dramatic changes are in the color scheme, the navigation menu, and the Easy Search form.

You can preview the new search interface at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/

More information on the new interface is available at http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=Academic_Help:_Overview#Beta_Release_Is_Available_to_Subscribers_Now

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu).

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php


Library Extended Hours (12/8/09-12/21/09)

The Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery is offering extended hours through exams.

* Sundays- Thursdays we will be open until 2 a.m.
* Fridays and Saturdays we will be open until 10 p.m.



December 16, 2009

AOK Library Mobile

AOK Library Mobile

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is pleased to announce the release of our new mobile-friendly website. On this site you can check the library's hours, find available computers, get help from a reference librarian, and even search the library's catalog.

To access the site, use your mobile device to browse to aok.lib.umbc.edu/m/.

More features are in development, and if you would like to suggest a service or feature you would like to see added to the mobile site please send it to the Web Services Librarian.