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May 25, 2007

Interactive Media Center announces June classes

The Interactive Media Center, basement, University Libraries will offer free classes in June. These classes are open to the public. Topics include web design, audio and video digitizing, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, etc. Highlights of classes follow:

Create Flash-based tutorials. Learn about Adobe’s exciting program, Captivate, to create Flash-based tutorials. Captivate can make interactive learning systems, quizzes and tests, and custom screen capture videos.

Introduction to Audacity, Free Audio Editing Software Import audio from any source including direct recording from a microphone. Conduct interviews on tape and create Podcast files. Import into the computer and combine audio tracks and edit to create a new audio file. Export to an MP3 player, CD or cassette tape, include in a movie, on the Web or in a PowerPoint presentation. Learn how to do this for free at your own computer, downloading the software, borrowing our equipment and cables and editing audio tracks.

Web Design Sequence The Special Web Development Sequence is an opportunity for participants to design and built a Web site in a manner that replicates the steps a professional Web developer would follow. Over the course of four sessions participants will take a Web site home page from basic concept to finished page. Two sequences are offered below. Both sequences are identical, but one is offered the mornings, the other in the afternoons. It is OK to "mix and match." Software tools will primarily be Studio 8 Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Participants do not need experience with these programs as it will be gained in the classes. Experienced participants may skip particular sessions. Others who may require specific knowledge may elect to take only one or two sessions.

Register at the University Library Interactive Media Center desk, basement floor,
tele. 442-3607, or on the web: http://library.albany.edu/imc/signup_form.htm Walk-Ins welcomed.

For more information contact: Regina Conboy, 442-3608 rconboy@uamail.albany.edu

May 15, 2007

UNIX Mail outage affecting Library Services

The UNIX (Webmail) outage is affecting many services of the Libraries that use the UNIX email system to send out email notices such as ALEPH, ILLiad, UADelivery, etc.

Resumption of limited email service is expected late on Tuesday, May 15 for faculty/staff and late on Wednesday, May 16 for students. Limited service will include the ability to send and receive new messages. Access to messages received prior to this time will be available later this week.

Full email service and restoration of prior mail folders and messages is expected to take several days. However, email messages received between 9:00pm Friday, May 11 and 10:00 am Monday, May 14 are irretrievable.

ITS has been posting updates about the outage here: http://www.albany.edu/its/emailoutage.htm.

May 10, 2007

Book Lovers’ Road Show Comes to UAlbany Libraries on June 1

ALBANY, NY (May 10, 2007) –Albany’s University Libraries will host “The Book Lovers’ Road Show” on Friday, June 1, 1:30-3:30, in the Standish Room, Science Library, uptown Campus. The event will be open for all UAlbany alumni and other guests. Refreshments will be served.

The program is similar to the PBS series, “Antiques Road Show.” The presenter, John J. Walsdorf, a noted bibliophile, bookseller, and appraiser, will include a brief talk on book collecting, and evaluating individual books themselves. The “road show” portion of the program will allow audience members with tickets to bring books forward for discussion and appraisal.

Jack Walsdorf earned a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked as a librarian in the U.S. and in Great Britain. He worked in the oxford-based bookselling company of B.H. Blackwell, and he is currently a consultant with Alibris, the online search service for out-of-print and hard-to-find books. His own book collections have been exhibited at the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and George Washington University.

Tickets will be given to individuals who sign up for the program by May 29. Please contact Colleen McAllister at 518-442-3552 or at cmcallister@uamail.albany.edu

The Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York, are ranked as one of the top 100 research libraries in the United States by the Association of Research Libraries. The Libraries serve the University’s community, the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University’s Libraries, see the Website: http://library.albany.edu.

May 09, 2007

UAlbany Libraries Announce Acquisition of Hal Gould’s Papers

UAlbany Libraries Announce Acquisition of Hal Gould’s Papers
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Adds to Collection of
Significant Alumni

ALBANY, NY (May 8, 2007)--The University at Albany’s Libraries today celebrated the acquisition of the papers of Harold “Hal” Gould ’47, the accomplished theatre, film, and television actor who has been recognized with five Emmy nominations, an Obie, a Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award, and an ACE Cable TV Award for his extensive and varied roles.

Harold Gould, born Harold Goldenstein in 1923, enrolled in the New York State College for Teachers (NYSCT) in 1941. He postponed his education in 1943 to serve in WWII. He earned numerous commendations, including the Purple Heart and the American Service Medal. He returned to NYSCT, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1947, and later earned a Ph.D. from Cornell in 1953.

Gould’s career includes Broadway roles in such plays as John Guare’s House of the Blue Leaves, Neil Simon’s Fools, and Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups. Gould is most widely known for his roles on the TV shows, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” and “The Golden Girls.” His film roles range from “The Sting” (1973) through “Freaky Friday” (2003) and ‘English as a Second Language” (2005). He performed a one-man theatre role, Freud, nationwide, which was highly acclaimed. He was awarded a Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award for his role as Ezra Pound in Incommunicado.

The May 8 celebration included Hal Gould’s former classmates, who also celebrated surpassing the goal of $200,000 for “The Greatest Generation Fund for the Libraries,” an endowment created and supported by individuals and classes 1940-1949.

According to Frank D’Andraia, Dean and Director of Albany’s Libraries, “This acquisition, together with our oral history with Hal and Lea Gould, adds considerably to our historical record of the New York State College for Teachers (1941-1947). Mr. Gould’s personal papers also provide context and give insight to his distinguished theatrical career.” Contact Brian Keough, head of the Libraries’ M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, for detailed information about the Gould collection: 518-437-3931 or bkeough@uamail.albany.edu

The Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York, are ranked as one of the top 100 research libraries in the United States by the Association of Research Libraries. The Libraries serve the University’s community, the citizens of New York State, and scholars and researchers from around the world. For up-to-date information about the University’s Libraries, see the Website: http://library.albany.edu.

May 04, 2007

Extended Library Hours During Finals

The University Libraries will offer 24-hour study space for final exams based on the following schedule:

University Library:

Tuesday, May 8: Open at 8 am and remain open 24 hours.

Friday, May 11: Close at 1 am

Saturday, May 12: Open 9 am - 1 am

Sunday, May 13: Open at 9 am and remains open 24 hours per day

Thursday, May 17: Close at 5 pm

At the University Library, extended hours for circulation services including borrowing and returning regular items, reserve items, and laptops are:

* Tuesday, May 8: 8 am - 1 am

* Wednesday, May 9 - Friday, May 11: 7:30 am - 1 am

* Saturday, May 12: 9 am - 1 am

* Sunday, May 13: 9 am - 1 am

* Monday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 16: 7:30 am -1 am

* Thursday, May 17: 7:30 am - 5 pm

Science Library will remain open until 1 am, except for Friday and Saturday nights, for studying as well as circulation services:


* Tuesday May 8 - Thursday May 10: 8 am - 1 am

* Friday, May 11: 8 am - 10 pm

* Saturday, May 12: 9 am - 10 pm

* Sunday, May 13: Noon - 1 am

* Monday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 16: 8 am - 1 am

* Thursday, May 17: 8 am - 5 pm

Dewey Library will retain regularly scheduled hours.

Good luck to all students on their final exams and projects!