June 2012

Beta Test the Library's New Website

Posted by on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 12:01pm
website screenshot

The library is launching the beta phase of its new website today. We are joining the many departments and colleges on campus running a Drupal website. We're excited about the possibilities this software will give us to develop useful and fun new features to the library website.

We're implementing this beta phase in order to let our users test out the site before we replace the existing website. We'll be doing usability studies to make sure it's working the way it should. We'll also be listening to everyone's comments and fine-tuning it over the next couple weeks.

We would love to have your feedback and suggestions for the site. Please fill out our feedback form and help us make the site better.

Thank you,

The Library Web Team

Fax Services for Summer

Posted by on Friday, June 15, 2012 - 12:06pm
fax machine

For Summer 2012, the Main Circulation Desk will offer a mediated fax service (incoming and outgoing) for ASU faculty, staff, students and Community Borrowers. This service is available all hours the library is open. The incoming fax number is: 828-262-7217.

CHARGES:
Outgoing: $1/page up to a maximum charge of $5 (no matter total pages)
Incoming: $1 first page, $.10 each additional page

  • Charges for ASU faculty, staff and students will be added to their library account.
  • Incoming faxes will be kept in a basket for pick-up for one semester and will be shredded at the end of the semester.
  • Fax jobs will be done on a first-come, first serve basis and will be sent within an hour of receipt.
  • The library reserves the right to refuse any job over 25 pages.
  • The number of the Main Circulation Desk is (828) 262-2818.

Library Receives Prestigious NHPRC Grant

Posted by Cynthia Harbeson on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:08pm
Jack Jeffers photo

Special Collections has received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for an ambitious two-year project that will eliminate the backlog of the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection and provide students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers with access to these collections.  Grant funds will primarily be used to hire a Project Archives Assistant. 

Among the collections to be processed are the papers of Kelly Bennett, who was instrumental in the development of America’s national parks; the papers of social activist and documentarian John Gaventa; Appalachian photographer Jack Jeffers’ collection of prints and digital images; and the papers and musical scores of composer Tui St. George Tucker.

Photograph by Jack Jeffers.