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September 9, 2009

Launch of UMBC's Digital Collections

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is proud to announce the launch of UMBC's Digital Collections. Featuring images and publications from across campus, this new resource will increase access to our unique holdings and expand the possibilities of use by faculty, staff, students, alums, and external researchers.

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The Digital Collections website includes images from the Special Collections Photography Collections including Lewis Hine's child labor photographs, George Bretz's coal mining photographs, Civil War photos, and other important collections; selections from UMBC publications and photographs; electronic theses and dissertations starting in 2007; promotional materials from the Theatre Department productions (1967-2009); and the digital archive of The Retriever Weekly. New collections and images will be added throughout the year.

Access to the Digital Collections is available from the Library homepage or directly at http://contentdm.ad.umbc.edu. Training sessions for faculty and staff are scheduled for October 5th and October 13th; please sign up through the UMBC Training registration calendar. A student training session will be held October 14th. Librarians are also available for department or class focused instruction sessions.

Library staff would like to thank Linda Seguin, Janet Lee-Smeltzer, Sharon Favaro, Michael Johnson, Kenneth Huether, Gordon Potter, Terry Cook, Chris Corbett and The Retriever Weekly staff, Amy Houghton, and Amy Ciesielski for their assistance in the development and planning of this project.


May 5, 2008

EndNote Web Help Guides Now Available

A variety of help guides are now available to assist UMBC faculty, staff, and students in setting up and using an EndNote Web account. Learn how to:

* Set up an Endnote Web Account
* Transfer references from Endnote Desktop to Endnote Web
* Use Endnote Web with Library databases and catalogusmai
* Install and Use Cite While You WriteTM in Microsoft Word

These help guides are available at EndNote Web at UMBC.

Contact Katy Sullivan or Uta Hussong with any questions.


January 28, 2008

EndNote Web for UMBC

The UMBC now has access to EndNote Web, an online bibliographic management tool. Access is free as part of our subscription to Web of Science. Online access is available from anywhere with the following caveats: the initial account registration must be completed from an on-campus computer or from an off-campus computer connected to the UMBC network via the campus VPN. Additionally, EndNote Web users must login every 3 months from on-campus computer or from an off-campus computer connected to the UMBC network via the campus VPN to maintain "roaming" account access.

Account registration can be completed by going to EndNote Web or via the Web of Science database.

UPDATE (2/13/08): The EndNoteWeb website now states that registered users must login only once every *12* months from an IP-authenticated computer (on-campus computer or via the campus VPN) to maintain roaming access.


November 18, 2007

"Unlock" PDF files

The Library recently installed ScanSoft's PDFConverter4 software on the 2 scanner stations located directly behind the Reference Desk. This software lets you convert PDF files to Word, Excel, WordPerfect or RTF files. Once the program is open, access the Quick Guide: Help > About PDF Converter > Quick Guide > Converting with Quick View (from the Guide menu).