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May 18, 2012

ILLiad to be taken offline for upgrade on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ILLiad will be taken offline from 6:00am until noon on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 for a software upgrade and a few service improvements.  These service improvements are:


·         Improvements to the UA Delivery faculty office delivery option: Currently, faculty who wish to have an item from the University Libraries' collections delivered to their office via UA Delivery must leave a note in the notes field of the ILLiad request form.  Now, there will be a check box on the request form where faculty can indicate their desire for office delivery.  Office addresses will not need to be provided.  Library staff will obtain that information from the faculty member's library record.
·         Changes to the ILLiad patron registration form:  ILLiad users will no longer be required to provide address information and telephone numbers.  Those fields will be removed from the registration form.  The Authorized Users field will also be removed.  A proxy user card will suffice for students wishing to pick up Interlibrary Loan materials on behalf of a faculty member. 
Once the software upgrade is completed, all ILLiad users will need to enable cookies in their web browser.   

Thank you for your patience while ILLiad is offline.   

May 9, 2012

The Interactive Media Center Offers Free Classes

The Interactive Media Center Offers Free Classes
During the month of June, the Interactive Media Center will offer short classes in multi-media and web design applications. These classes are free and open to the public. Topics include Dreamweaver, Audacity, video digitizing applications, Adobe Photoshop, etc. The schedule is posted at: http://library.albany.edu/imc/signup_form.htm

 


June is a perfect time to learn how to make interactive pdf forms. Convert existing documents to PDF or create from scratch. Use Adobe LiveCycle Designer, available with Acrobat Pro, to create documents than can be completed on-line and submitted via the Web or email. Customize online forms by applying required fields to complete, select lists to choose from, and radio buttons to click. Class is held on Thursday, June 28th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

For the first time we are offering Microsoft Publisher. Publisher is one of the most popular easy-to-use desktop publishing programs. It is an excellent choice for common projects such as postcards, flyers, and brochures. It can also be used to make unusual format print projects such as posters and banners. Discover how to build print documents from scratch or use the special templates. Class is held on Tuesday, June 26th, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

 

Register at the University Library Interactive Media Center desk, basement floor,
tele. 442-3608, or on the web: http://apps.library.albany.edu/IMCClassRegistrationSystem/
Walk-Ins welcomed.
For more information contact: Regina Conboy, 442-3608 rconboy@albany.edu

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