Library News

December 17, 2019

We are now accepting library reserve requests for the upcoming academic term. Send us your course outline or reading list to library_reserves@carleton.ca and the readings will be added to Ares, our course reserve management system.

The reserves staff will retrieve, scan, and process all readings and will also ensure all e-reserve material comply with current copyright guidelines. Students will be able to access their electronic readings through cuLearn.

Questions? Please visit the Library Reserves website for more information, or, contact the library reserves staff at 613.520.2600 x2533 or Library_Reserves@carleton.ca


December 17, 2019

Please note that item availability (i.e. whether a book is available or checked out) is not being updated in the catalogue and so may be inaccurate.

In addition, items that are checked out or returned are not reflected in users' library accounts.

All of this information is being captured and will appear in the new system, Omni, when it goes live.

The launch of Omni has been delayed until January. For more information, see: Omni launch delayed - Summary of ongoing interruptions to library services.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please let us know.


December 13, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January

As previously reported, the launch of Omni, the library's new search tool, has been delayed.

In order to ensure continued access to e-resources over the holiday break, we have decided to further delay the launch of the new system until the start of the new semester in January.

We hope to be able to announce specific dates shortly.

Summary of ongoing interruptions to library services

As a result of this delay, certain library services will continue to be unavailable or otherwise impacted until early January 2020.

The following table lists each affected service, the nature of the change, and the suggested workaround.

Library Service Temporary Change Workaround
Creating library accounts Unavailable, except for teaching and research purposes.

Users requiring an account for teaching and research purposes in the Winter 2020 semester can contact the library at libcirc@cunet.carleton.ca.

A temporary account will be created to provide access to library resources until a proper account can be created in Omni.

Circulation information

Not updated in catalogue.

Not updated in library account.

No late fines will be assessed during the migration period.

For questions on when course reserves items are due, contact libcirc@cunet.carleton.ca.

Holds/Requests Service unavailable. Request copy through interlibrary loan.
Requesting items from storage Service unavailable. Request copy through interlibrary loan.
Renewals Unavailable.

No late fines will be assessed during the migration period.

No additional action necessary.

Fine payment Patrons cannot pay fines owed to the library. No penalties will be assessed for non-payment of any outstanding fines.
Self-check machines Unavailable. To borrow items, please visit the service desk on the main floor.
Ordering of books and other materials

Regular ordering suspended.

Orders for course reserves continue as normal.

If there is a book that you are interested in but is not in our collection, request a copy through interlibrary loan.

We apologize for any inconvenience these service changes will cause.

If you have any questions, please ask us!


December 9, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January​

In addition to the previously announced temporary changes to select library services, a few additional changes have recently been made as part of the work being done to migrate the library to our new search tool, Omni

Circulation information not updated in Library Catalogue

Please note that circulation information about books and other materials is currently not updated in the Library Catalogue nor in users' library accounts.

This issue affects:

  • Display of availability information in Summon
  • Display of availability information in the Library Catalogue
  • Display of books checked out in users' library account

This issue will be resolved once the Omni launches.

Self-check machines

Self-check machines are currently not available.
To borrow library materials, please visit the service desk on the main floor.

Renewals

From now until the Omni launch you cannot renew items that you have borrowed.
However, no late fines will be charged for any regular loan items that were due in December.

Creating library accounts

From now until the Omni launch we are not be able to create a library account for outside borrowers.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may cause.


December 2, 2019

Martha Attridge Bufton and RSS student employee Kayla Dold have assembled a new display on Indigenous Languages.  This, from Martha:

Language is vital to cultural and ethnic diversity. While many languages are thriving—peoples are actively speaking, writing, reading, teaching and learning their languages—many others are endangered. The endangered include numerous Indigenous languages, including many spoken by First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

UNESCO has declared 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages to honour and celebrate the languages of peoples around the globe. But not just to celebrate. More importantly, this has been a year to raise awareness of the threats to Indigenous languages and the need to promote, revitalize and preserve these important forms of expression and communication.

In the spirit of this call to action, the Carleton University Library is committed to collecting materials that promote, revitalize and preserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages. These materials include print materials such as dictionaries and theses as well as maps, films, audio recordings and video games.

Come and visit the display of some of these materials, located on the bulletin board located on the second/main floor of the library, past the elevators and to the left. Materials include:

  • Further developments in the theory and practice of cybercartography. D. R. Fraser Taylor, Erik Anonby and Kumiko Murasugi (Eds.)
  • Never alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), an Inupiat video game
  • Isumaksaqsiurutigijakka: Conversations with Aupilaarjuk towards a theory of Inuktitut knowledge renewal. A dissertation by Janet Tamalik McGrath.
  • Great Cree storytellers/Les Cri racontent (compact disc series)
  • Seliš nyo̳?nuntn: Medicine for the Salish language: English to Salish translation dictionary. P. Tachini.

For further information, please contact Martha Attridge Bufton, Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian, at the Carleton University Library (martha.attridgebufton@carleton.ca).

 


December 2, 2019

How can one be, if at all, an academic and activist? Come to the Library on Wednesday December 5 @ 2:45 to hear students from Dr Melanie Adrian’s LAWS 4903A class present on their work with the Scholars at Risk program. The students have been working all semester with human rights activists and organizations, as well as another class from the University of British Columbia, on the active and ongoing human rights cases of 6 different scholars who are currently being persecuted for their research and activism: one from India, two from Iran, and three from the Uyghur Muslim minority in China.

When: Wed, Dec 5

Time: 2:45-4:30

Where: Discovery Centre, by the windows at the far end

What to expect: Student experts speaking about and advocating for a scholar currently imprisoned due to their research

More details about the scholars:

Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, India: A scholar of English literature at Delhi University, who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Professor Saibaba has engaged in human rights activism on behalf of vulnerable populations in India, including tribal groups who suffer from poverty and human rights violations due to the prolonged conflict between India and the separatist Communist Party of India (Maoist). He has also been denied access to needed medical care.

Niloufar Bayani, Iran: Ms Bayani is a researcher, conservationist, and scholar with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, who was arrested in January 2018 along with some colleagues on charges of espionage, and who recently reported being subjected to torture in Iran.

Ahmadreza Djalali, Iran: An Iranian-born resident of Sweden who teaches at universities in Italy and Belgium, Dr Djalali is a scholar of disaster medicine who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Since his arrest in April 2016, Dr. Djalali has been refused medical care despite rapidly deteriorating health issues.

Rahile Dawut, Ilham Tohti, Abdulqadir Jalaleddin, China: These three professors all belong to the Uyghur Muslim minority in China. Professor Dawut from Xinjiang University in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a world-renowned scholar of Uyghur folklore and traditions, disappeared in China in 2017, and is suspected of being held by state authorities at one of its so-called “re-education camps” or another detention facility. Professor Tohti, a public intellectual and economics professor at Central Minzu University in Beijing, and an advocate for the rights of China’s Uyghur minority group, was convicted in September 2014 on charges of separatism and sentenced to life in prison, after a trial that was closed to the public, and has very limited access to his family. Finally, in January 2018, Chinese authories raided the home of Professor Jalaleddin, a literature professor at Xingiang Pedagogical University, and took him into custody.  He has been held at a re-education camp ever since, with no actual charges against him and no access to legal counsel or family.


November 27, 2019

On December 10, the Library Catalogue will be replaced by Omni, our new library search tool.

Any saved searches, lists, or reading history saved in your library account will not be migrated to Omni, so you will need to export and save those manually.

Instructions on how to do this are provided below.

If you have any questions on how to save your data, please ask us!


How to export data from your Library Catalogue account

The Library Catalogue gave you the option of saving information with your library account, specifically:

  • Saved searches
  • Reading history
  • Lists (of books and other library materials)

Unfortunately, any of this information that you have saved in the Library Catalogue will not be migrated to Omni.

We recommend that you export any data that you would like to save before December 10, 2019.

Click here to login to your library account. Once you've logged into your account you will be able to save your data using the methods indicated below.

To export your saved searches

Saved searches cannot be exported from the Library Catalogue, so you will have to manually copy the information from your library account to a Word document or text file.

You can then use this information to manually recreate each of your searches in Omni.

To export your reading history

In your library account, go to your Reading History and click Export my Reading List.

Note: Reading history is only available if you opted in to this feature. By default, the library catalogue does not save a history of items that you borrowed.

To export your lists

In your library account, go to your Lists, and for each list you want to save click Export List.


For questions about Omni, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

 


November 27, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January

This is a reminder that starting December 1, 2019, the Library will temporarily not be able to process requests to retrieve items from our storage facility.

If you need to retrieve a book from storage, we recommend requesting a copy through interlibrary loan.

Similarly, the Library will also not be able to process fine payments during this period as well.

Both services will resume in January, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience of these service disruptions, both of which are necessary as part of the Library's implementation of Omni.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.


November 25, 2019

With the launch of Omni on December 10, we will be making a few changes to our circulation policies.

The purpose of these changes is to simplify borrowing and increase use of our print collections.

The changes focus on expanding borrowing privileges and on making them the same for Carleton students, faculty, and staff.

Specifically:

  • The maximum number of borrowed items for students, faculty, and staff increases from 100 items to 500 items.
  • Students, faculty, and staff all allowed unlimited renewals on borrowed items.
  • Undergrad students can now also borrow items for 120 days, same as grad students, faculty, and staff.

For more information on the Library's borrowing policies, see: Borrowing Privileges.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

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November 19, 2019

Omni launch delayed

When the Library launches Omni, anyone who uses a barcode and PIN to access their library account will need to reset their PIN.

An email message will be sent to all barcode/PIN users with instructions on how to reset their PIN.

Note: People using their MyCarletonOne username and password to access their library account are not affected by this change.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.


November 15, 2019

MacOdrum Library’s 2019 United Way Online Auction runs from Nov. 13-20. Don't miss out on 80+ fantastic items, including a variety of gift cards, homemade items, baked goods, jackets, ice time, an office chair and AirPods! The themed department baskets are also on the website and they are overflowing with great items. You may want to bid on larger baskets as a group to divvy up later for gifts, etc. Check it out at: https://auction.library.carleton.ca/

Your participation through donating and bidding is greatly appreciated and makes our auction one of Carleton’s top special events. This in turn, supports many people in the Ottawa community who desperately need a helping hand.

Note: Please read the rules on the homepage before bidding. Thank you.


October 30, 2019

Omni launch delayed

In January 2020, the Library will be launching a new search tool. This work is happening as part of OCUL's Collaborative Futures, an initiative to implement a library services platform (LSP) that will be shared by 14 university libraries across Ontario.

Today it was announced that the new system will be called Omni.

Initially, you will be able to use Omni to search across all the print and electronic resources provided by the Library here at Carleton. Later next year we will be enhancing Omni even further so that you will be able to search and borrow print materials from the other libraries that are part of Collaborative Futures.

Below is the full press release from OCUL on the unveiling of the Omni name.

For more information on what will change with Omni, see: Overview of changes coming to library search tools in December.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

 


 

Introducing Omni : A New Academic Search Tool from 14 Ontario University Libraries

October 30, 2019
[For immediate release]

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is excited to announce the upcoming launch of Omni, an academic search tool that connects the libraries of 14 of Ontario’s universities. Omni goes live on December 10th, 2019.

An outcome of OCUL’s Collaborative Futures initiative, Omni is powered by the skills and expertise of team members from 14 Ontario university libraries.  Omni users will experience fast and easy access to a vast collection of diverse, high-quality academic research resources, enabling them to confidently develop new insights in their areas of study and succeed in their research goals.

Omni brings OCUL’s mission to life: advancing research, teaching, and learning by collaborating at scale. By sharing expertise at university libraries across Ontario, Omni partners will provide users with efficient access to information in every field of study, and ensure the ongoing sustainability of a comprehensive collection of shared resources. Regardless of location, field of study, institution size, language, or device, users will have seamless, consistent, and intuitive access to quality resources.

“I am thrilled that we are working together to enable research and learning across the province with extensive and consistent access to library materials,” says Joy Kirchner, OCUL Chair and Dean of Libraries at York University. “Omni will both support a robust scholarly community in Ontario, and help our library staff develop meaningful connections with colleagues.”

“OCUL has a long history of collaborating and sharing our resources,” says Pascal Calarco, Chair of the Collaborative Futures Steering Committee and University Librarian at the University of Windsor. “Omni brings that tradition forward into 2020, providing the students of today and tomorrow with the vast array of resources and intuitive online experience they’ve come to expect in their research.”

The Omni brand reflects the expansive scope of resources available to its users, as well as the continuous collaboration that drives its success. Omni will go live on December 10, 2019; additional services will follow in 2020. Omni employs Ex Libris’s Alma library software system and Primo VE discovery system. 

Look for the launch of Omni at one of the participating university libraries:

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ontario Tech University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University

For more information about Omni, visit: https://ocul.on.ca/omni 

For questions or feedback about Omni, please contact ocul@ocul.on.ca

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About OCUL

OCUL is a consortium of Ontario’s 21 university libraries that was established more than 50 years ago. The consortium, an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), enhances information services in Ontario and beyond through collective purchasing, a shared infrastructure for digital information, collaborative planning, advocacy, assessment, research, partnerships, communications, and professional development. Omni is the latest example of how OCUL works together to the benefit of Ontario’s university community. For more information about OCUL, see https://ocul.on.ca/ 

Contact: John Barnett, OCUL Executive Director, (416) 946-0578, john.barnett@ocul.on.ca


October 29, 2019

From November 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019 you will not be able to place a hold on items that are out on loan to other patrons.

However, any holds placed before November 15 will remain in effect and will be delivered in the regular time frame.

If a book or item you need is out on loan, we recommend requesting a copy through interlibrary loans.

This temporary service outage is required as part of the work being done this semester to implement Omni, our new library system.

If you need help finding what you are looking for, ask us!


October 29, 2019

Omni launch delayed

As was previously announced, we will be launching Omni, our new library search tool, on January 8th, 2020.

This post provides links with more details on the changes to expect.


What is changing

Summon and the Library Catalogue

Both Summon and the Library Catalogue will be replaced by our new library search interface, Omni.

With Omni you will be able to search all of Carleton's print and electronic resources, using facets or the advanced search features to find exactly what you are looking for. Omni also makes it easy to find peer-reviewed articles and uses enhanced tools like virtual shelf browsing and citation tracing to help you discover books and articles related to your search topic.

The interface and features available in Omni are very similar to those currently available in Summon.

Saved searches, saved records, and reading history (Library Catalogue)

Any searches, records, lists, or reading history that you have saved in the Library Catalogue will not be migrated to Omni.

We recommend that you export any data that you would like to save before December 10, 2019.

Click here for instructions on how to export this data.

 

Once Omni launches, links to Summon will no longer work.

These links will need to be manually updated once Omni launches to use the equivalent permalink in Omni.

Links to Summon have URLs that begin with https://carletonu.summon.serialssolutions.com...

Here is an example of what a link to a book in Summon currently looks like: Creating Carleton: the shaping of a university on Summon

Once Omni launches, link to materials in the Library Catalogue will be automatically redirected to the equivalent record in Omni.

Links to materials in Library Catalogue have URLs that begin like this:  https://catalogue.library.carleton.ca/record=...

Here is an example of what a link to the same book in the Library Catalogue currently looks like: Creating Carleton: the shaping of a university in the Library Catalogue.

Note that other links to the Library Catalogue (to saves searches, specific search scopes, etc) will not necessarily be redirected and should be updated manually once Omni launches.

eJournals

The current eJournals search and browse tool will be replaced with a similar search tool in Omni.

However, the new tool will be more comprehensive, including both ejournals and print journals.

What is not changing

Direct links to e-resources

Direct links to e-resources are not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

This means that if you are linking directly to an ebook, ejournal, article, or database and the link does not go to Summon or the Library Catalogue, that link will continue to work. No action is required.

Here is an example of the a link to the same book from above on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform looks like: Creating Carleton: the shaping of a university.

Databases

The current Databases search and browse tool is not affected by this upgrade, and continue to work normally.

Course Reserves and Ares

You will still be able to use Omni to search for materials that have been placed on reserve.

Ares is not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

Interlibrary Loans and Racer

Racer (interlibrary loans) is not affected by this upgrade and will continue to work normally.

Off-campus Login

The proxy service (http://proxy.library.carleton.ca) that provides off-campus access to e-resources is not affected by this upgrade and continues to work normally.

How do I find the new search tools?

When the new search tools launch, we'll update the Library's web site so that links will go to the new search tools.

In other words, you can just use the Library web site as you normally would, and the new tools will be there for you when you need them!

How do I use the new search tools?

Most of the new search tools work more or less the same way as the tools you already use, so we don't expect they will be too hard to figure out.

However, there will also be information that we'll be adding to the Library web site to help you get the most out of the new tools.

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

This post was updated to include the name of the new library search tool, Omni, that was announced on October 30.


October 15, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January

The library is in the process of implementing Omni, a new library services platform that will provide you with new library search tools.

While we are making every effort to not disrupt any of the services offered by the library, there are a few areas where temporary changes to our services are necessary.

These changes will begin to take place on November 15, 2019 until the process is completed.

Holds/Requests updated!

From November 15, 2019 until further notice you will not be able to place a hold or recall books that are on loan to other patrons.

However, any holds placed before that time will remain in effect and will be delivered in the regular time frame.

If the book you need is out on loan, we recommend requesting a copy through interlibrary loan.

Requesting items from storage 

From December 1, 2019 until further notice you will not be able to request items from storage.

Ordering of books and other materials (Nov 1-Jan 2020)

Regular ordering of books and other materials will stop on November 1, 2019 and will resume in January 2020.

Order of materials for course reserves will continue without interruption.

If there is a book you are interested in that is not in our collection, we recommend using interlibrary loan to get a copy.

Fine payments (Dec 1-Jan 2020)

From December 1, 2019 to January, 10 2020 we will not be able to accept payment of library fines.

Electronic resources in the Library Catalogue (ongoing)

As part of the preparation to migrate to the new library services platform, we are gradually removing ebooks, ejournals, and other electronic resources from the Library Catalogue and instead making them available through Summon (i.e. the search on the library's web site).

If you want your searches to reliably include all the e-resources that we have, we recommend using Summon and not the Library Catalogue.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau (Head, Library Technology Services).


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