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Archive for March, 2013

MAC Lab Usage

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Just wanted to bring it everyone’s attention in case you didn’t know: AAU staff are able to use the MAC Lab any time they are open, you just need your staff ID. The workstations there are very nice, and have the latest Adobe Creative Suite if you need to work on something.


Library Globe to be used as film prop!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Hi all,

Austin Briggs, Student ID# 03527607, wants to use the library globe as a film prop. He has my permission to borrow the library’s globe for a film shoot on April 6th. He may pick it up on April 5th and has agreed to return it on Sunday April 7th or Monday April 8th. There is also a brief letter stating thus near the calendar at the front desk. Please accommodate when he comes to retrieve it.



Monday, March 18th, 2013

Hey all,

I checked with campus mail and they informed me that they pick up materials at the bookdrops twice a day during the week. However, there is no mail service on the weekend. In order to accomodate this we are setting the standard to backdating materials only 4 days when they come from campus mail. Of course, the bookdrop downstairs still only backdates to the previous day. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


Millennium on the MFA Desk PC

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Hello all,
Some have pointed out that when logging on to the MFA Desk PC with his/her individualized profile (i.e. not “Library Use”), there is no clear way to access Millennium. I’ve placed instructions on how to do this in the leftmost drawer of the MFA Desk. Thanks to Anders for finding these instructions!

Library Assignment- Director of Department

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Hey everyone here is a link that has a list of all the heads of various departments:  This is a pretty common question for a library research assignment.


A Course Study Guide By Any Other Name …

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

… is probably a LUNA Media Group!

Have you enjoyed a semantic tussle recently with a patron looking for some type of study guide in LUNA? I am here to demystify and help you locate these elusive guides:

Back in the early days of LUNA (a.k.a. Luna Insight), Course Study Guides were created to support a small cluster of classes: PH 235, PH 601, LA 120, LA 121, and LA 127. These are password-protected, static image presentations that live on their own special page on our website under “Reference Help” and are not in LUNA, the Web-based image database … yet.

The Course Study Guides can be found here:

This is the login information (also available on the Library staff wiki under, yup, “Course Study Guides”):

PH 235, PH 601, LA 120, and LA 121:

username: student

password: picasso

LA 127:

username: student

password: worldart

Moving on, if a student is looking for a “course study guide” that involves either fashion history, photography history, or master drawings, they are most likely referring to the LUNA Media Groups that were created to support these topics.

There are Search Guides also available under “Reference Help” to help direct patrons to these specific Media Groups. Please see the following links to view each Search Guide, which includes the names of corresponding Media Groups:

Finally, please note that there are links to both the Course Study Guides and the Search Guides on the Digital Images page.

I hope this helps, but as always please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,


New database: EBSCO Art Source

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Continuing in the vein of exciting database news, I would like to introduce everyone to EBSCO Art Source! Art Source is a new product from EBSCO that includes everything from Art Full Text as well as additional material from Art and Architecture Complete, which makes this a really great resource for our patrons! It’s got over 630 full-text journals and 220 full-text books. This database is replacing EBSCO Art Full Text, and all links on our website have been changed to reflect this switch.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this new resource!


Archivision Digital Research Library Now Available in LUNA

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Hello all,

I am writing to share the exciting new that we are now subscribing to the Archivision Digital Research Library. Our yearly subscription includes almost 60,000 images from the Base Collection through Addition Module Seven. Please see the following overview for details about each of these segments:

Archivision has been integrated into LUNA, the Library’s digital image database comprised of various collections that together now totals over 380,000 images. As a reminder, LUNA can be accessed from the Library’s Digital Images webpage by clicking on the LUNA Digital Image Collections link at the top of the page. As with all of the Library’s databases, users will be prompted to enter their full name and AAU ID number when accessing LUNA from off-campus.

I am happy to answer any questions you have about this new resource, or any of the other digital image collections available through LUNA. I am also happy to assist you or patrons at any time with searching for images, as well as provide personal training so you are more comfortable helping patrons and utilizing all of LUNA’s dynamic features.

Thank you,