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Two New Local Classification Systems

Monday, November 22nd, 2010


I just wanted to let you all know about two new local classification systems:

MUS-CD (this is replacing our MCD class for music CDs)

SW-CD (this is brand new and being implemented for spoken works on CD that are not radio shows, which are under RADIO-CD)

This came up because we received a CD box set of poetry readings, which do not fall under music CDs or radio CDs.  Additionally, the previous numerical portion of the music CD call numbers has been replaced with a name/title system.  Since we currently only have soundtracks in this collection, these have the composer’s last name along with the movie title.  So for example, Coraline is under MUS-CD COULAIS CORALINE

The SW-CDs will only have their title in the call number. And just so you all don’t go scrambling to check it out: the aforementioned poetry box set is currently still in processing, and will be going to Cybercampus before making its grand appearance at the Circulation Desk :-)

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thank you,


Opening PDF files without Acrobat

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Debra heard from a reliable source that students are still requesting that we install Adobe Acrobat on our Macs. In the past, the Mac Lab has denied our requests for this program because they say that it causes the OS to misbehave. However, students can open PDF files even without Acrobat. How? It’s easy! They can open and print PDFs using Preview. So if you ever have students asking about this, please pass along this tip.

Heather S.