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Archive for February, 2015

Copy Card Reader Update — Color Copier Down

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Hi all,

We are down a couple copy card readers at the moment. One (our extra) has already been sent out for repairs. The other, which was the one set up at the print release station, has been disconnected and is awaiting fate. Being that it is absolutley necessary for us to have a reader for the printers, I have disconnected the reader from the RIGHT color copier. I believe this to be the option with the lowest impact. Of course, that means we are down a color copier. I will let you know ASAP what the timeframe is for having that machine back up.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Anders

Industry and Career Development

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Hi all. We’ve recently had students come in seeking help with resumes and job prospects from career advisors. I believe these inquiries are related to the fact that several of the “Industry and Career Development” offices were located in the library a couple years ago. Now, of course, they are not! Please pass on the following contact information should students ask about this in the future:

CareerDevelopment@Academyart.edu
415-618-6591

Thanks!
Anders

Reference: Attics & Dollhouses, and Countries Project

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Thanks to Sean for doing the leg work on making these book lists for the “Attics & dollhouses” and “Countries” projects. Feel free to take a look at them and use them when students are asking for help on these projects.

These lists include circulation and reference books that are in our collection. For images, check out the Picture Files and categories under “Countries,” “Costume,” “U.S,” “Western,” “Art,” “People,” “Dance,” etc.

The book lists are saved in G:\Reference\Reference Help

Attics & Dollhouses Books.xls
Countries Project- Architecture Books.doc
Countries Project- Art & Culture Books.doc
Countries Project- Fashion Books.doc

Thanks!

-Steph

FAQs for the beginning of Spring 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Hi guys,

You may have been asked these questions already…Here’s a recent compilation!

-Steph

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a) Students Downloading AAU Fonts for Personal Use:

On any of the computers around the circ desk, click the Mac System icon in the top right hand corner of the desktop.

You’ll see the AAU Fonts folder, where students can download fonts for personal use through a USB or external hard drive.

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b) Reference Question: “Countries” project or topics that only bring up a few books in our system, try National Geographic magazine

If the catalog doesn’t show many books on a topic or Picture Files are not proving so helpful, you can always try the National Geographic Index.

The indexes are found at the end of the National Geographic Back Issues section. There are 2 indexes (1888-1988 & 1989-2003) where you can search by topic and find which issues and page numbers the article on the topic are on.

You can find the issues in the bound annuals (1917-2014) located in the Periodicals or individual National Geographic issues (1923-2003) can be found in the Quiet Study Area (these can be checked out).

Example topic: “Geishas” didn’t bring up too many books, but there was at least one past National Geographic article with images that came under the search term “Geisha” and “Japan”

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c)Reference Question: How do I find out the history of the retail store Old Navy?

For history, look at the company website.
(http://www.gapinc.com/content/gapinc/html/aboutus/ourbrands/OldNavy.html)
Their annual report is available here (http://investors.gapinc.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=111302&p=irol-reportsAnnual)