Check out what’s been happening at the Library! Our 2013 (June 2012 – June 2013) Annual Report is now available.
The Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery will offer lectures, teachings and cultural performances September 9 – 13 at Drake University. Visitors may also view the ongoing construction of the sand mandala in the Collier Heritage Room in Cowles Library between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during their visit. Sacred Earth & Healing Arts Information
OIT will be performing maintenance on network equipment on Saturday, August 3rd. Maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM and be completed by 7:00 AM. All Internet connectivity to and from campus will be down for approximately 30 minutes during the maintenance window. Library services & resources will be unavailable during the outage.
A major new collection slated for the new Cowles Library — Drake University Archives & Special Collections:
“The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Drake University today announced a new partnership that will provide enhanced access to former Governor Robert D. Ray’s papers . . . “ Read More!
OIT will be performing maintenance on network equipment servicing the Drake Internet connection on Saturday, July 13. Maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM and be completed by 7:00 AM. All Internet connectivity to and from campus, including remote access to library resources, will be down for approximately 30 minutes during the maintenance window.
The CI-CCI received news coverage on WHOTV!
The library directors of Drake University, Grinnell College, Grand View University, Central College, and Simpson College officially announced the formation of the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI) earlier this month.
Last year, EBSCO provided a mobile interface for SuperSearch that automatically loads when you access SuperSearch from your mobile device. This was a vast improvement over the “mobile-friendly” display that was previously available.
Last week, EBSCO extended this functionality to all devices by providing a “Mobile Site” link at the bottom of every SuperSearch page:
Now you can view the mobile version of SuperSearch from your desktop or tablet, but why would you want to? Well, during periods when your desktop’s network connection is noticeably slower, you might consider temporarily switching to the more lightweight mobile interface for faster load times.
Also, the iPad (and some other tablets) are not recognized as mobile devices by SuperSearch, but the mobile display tends to look–and function–better on those smaller screens. You can see an example of the difference below: