Archive for the ‘Requests’ Category

Requests – Week of June 19, 2006

Friday, June 23rd, 2006
  • Library Web – WebCT version 6 has a different URL from version 4.x –
    We will need to use both for the Fall 06 semester at least.

Requests – Week of April 10, 2006

Monday, April 10th, 2006
  • Library Resource Guides – MySQL/PHP
    Hi, I’m the Social Sciences Data Student Assistant. I was looking through pages on the library website recently, and I went through the Library Resource Guides page at and then through the “Library Resource Guides for subjects, departments, and programs” selection bar to Social Sciences Data Resources. The page I found at does not have a link to the Social Sciences Data Resource Page at, but instead links only to more pages of itself with an A to Z list and Database trials. We would like the actual Social Sciences Data Resource page to be linked, as it has lots of data additional to that which can be found in the databases.
    Submitted by L. Supkoff
    Status: Fixed – recoded to use $alt_url (jmr)

  • Josiah – Telnet Link
    I had left a voice mail for Bonnie last week re: the telnet link on the Josiah web page. Not the one on the library home page, but the link on the Josiah search page which all the public machines default to. The Telnet link is pointing to the numeric ip instead of the domain name. Can you let me know when it is fixed so I can go and check the public machines and make sure they are working properly?
    Submitted by Trish Dumin
    Status: done (jmr)

Requests – Week of April 3, 2006

Monday, April 10th, 2006
  • PubMed Hit Statistics
    Can you tell us how many hits there have been on the web page connecting Brown users to PubMed?
    Submitted by T. Reis, April 03, 2006 8:42 AM
    Status: Sent SFX click-throughs (340 Jan-Mar 2006) & EZProxy stats (obtained from Bob Morse).

  • SFX and Full Text Journal Problem
    I can no longer access full-text articles from medical journals from my computer here at the VA. This is something new this week. Something must have changed. Here are the scenarios, using common journals such as the Archives of General Psychiatry, NEJM, Psychological Medicine (to name today’s failures, just to start).
    Scenario 1:
    I go to PubMed, get the citation I want, click “SFX” and get redirected not to the specific article, as I used to, but to the journal website. I am asked to sign in and cannot “click” my way through without a user name or password. “revproxy” still shows in the address bar of my browser. Thus 2 things are wrong: I get directed not to the article but to the overall journal website, and I can’t get into the website. For example here, Psychol Med
    Scenario 2:
    As above, except I can get into the website, but can’t get any full texts, just the abstracts. For example here, Arch Gen Psych.
    I notice that Pub Med has new aspects to its front end over the past month—e.g., in the search limit page. Perhaps this is part of the problem?
    Submitted by MarK Bauer via A. Nolan, 4/9/2006 4:05 PM
    Status: pending

  • Josiah “Request This” Information
    I am working with Lee Pedersen on her newsletter and she wants to link to information on “Request It” feature in Josiah. We looked for it this rmonign and couldn’t find a single page that had all the info – only when you call up an individual record can you see the options. Is there a page on the site for this?
    Submitted by Sarah Bordac, April 07, 2006 1:40 PM
    Status: Josiah help updated – (jmr)

  • Library Web – Sheet Music Site
    I cannot open the links to the sheet music categories on this page:
    Below are some of the links, copied from the above-mentioned page. All I see when the cursor hovers over the links is “javascript:;” – Nothing happens when I click on them. If I try to open them in a new window, I get “This page cannot be displayed…”
    Other friends can open the links so it is some setting on my laptop, which is running XP, and Windows Firewall. I have disabled the popup blocker. These are the only pages I have found on the web that I cannot open – I am used to searching the web, and have not run into this problem before on this computer.
    Submitted by S. Korte via R. Cullen, 4/5/2006 12:38 PM
    Status: This is standard javascript (used by Dreamweaver) – probably obsolete browser (IE4.x) (jmr)

  • Medical Connections – MySQL/PHP
    I demoed the Medical Connections site for Janet, Tovah and Frank yesterday. They are happy, but have a few requests that I need your input on and help with. Take a look at these and let me know if you want to talk through any of them. Hopefully they are doable, but if not let me know. #8 is a tricky one that I know is a high priority item.
    1) On the header navigation we’d like to add the library logo. Please replace the current image file with the attached 5_r3_c2.gif. That bar should still link to the Index page.
    2) On the homepage
    * link “Digital Services” to
    * change the “NEWS” text on the red bar from black to white
    * replace the graphic 13_r5_c6.gif with the attached file and link it to the new page under Custom Pages called “Getting Started”
    * lighten the gray “news” box to #dddddd
    3) When folks from the Medical School link on “Off-Campus Access” from the top nav bar, and they click on EZProxy, they want users to be linked back to the Medical Connections page. Does this mean we should have our own Off-Campus Access page?
    4) I created a Contact us page under Custom Pages. Please link to this page from the homepage text “Brief Questions.” Can you put an include in this page at the top with the complete contact information for Janet, Frank and Tovah, as listed on the General page in the admin tool?
    5) Topic Page: Online Medical Textbooks
    The text that is coming up is not what is on the current site. When I go to the admin tool to make changes, it looks like the content is being pulled from somewhere, but there are error messages.
    Also on Topics: Patient Information page – I want to swap the locations of Merck and MEDLINEplus. I get error messages on the admin tool page.
    6) Topic Page: Evidence Based Health Care
    In the blue box we want to switch the position of the Bibliography and Guidelines. Guidelines should be listed first in both the box and on the page.
    7) The links to the third set of links on the left nav are not working.
    * Evaluating Online Health Information
    * Guides & Tutorials
    * Tools for Writing, Citing and Publishing
    * When Brown Doesn’t Own It
    8) Databases: They want the ability to reorder the listings and merge no-fee in with the rest. They want to be able to put a few resources out of order at the top of the list.
    I am meeting with Janet tomorrow to go over content requests and editing. We are going to go over the admin tool. We are meeting again as a group on 4/17 to review the site content, blogging, and site administration.
    Submitted by S. Bordac, 4/4/2006 3:54 PM
    Status: #3,5,6,7 done (jmr)

  • Library Web – Newspapers Link
    Regarding a link to newspaper holdings: I created a page on the Resource Guide for Reference (Rock & Sci) for the major newspaper databases ; perhaps we could have a permanent link to that from the home page. It differs from the “newspapers” subject of e-journals in that it does not, at present, include the smaller and foreign language papers while it does list the newspaper holdings which are categorized as Databases, such as Lexis Nexis and Times Digital Archives.
    A number of us in Gateway would like the have a permanent link from the homepage because the existing listings for newspapers are so buried in the webpage that patrons never find them; I think patrons would certainly appreciate an easy way to see what we have without having to call us to find out. If not a permanent link on the home page, perhaps a category for newspapers in the Subject listing of databases and/or Resource Guides, or a link on the “E-Resources” page.
    Submitted by J. Martenson, 4/4/2006 5:45 PM
    Status: pending

Requests – Week of March 27, 2006

Friday, March 31st, 2006
  • Library Web
    Can I ask you to post today’s all-staff presentation about LibQUAL+ 2005 on our web site? It may be useful to do a brief LQ 2005 “cover” page and then link the printed .pdf report and this .ppt from that? There will be other things to link later.
    Submitted by R. Bowlby, 3/29/2006 1:55 PM
    Status: done (jmr)

Requests – Week of March 20, 2006

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
  • Josiah OPAC Scope Problem
    Not sure what happened, but all the lists from Josiah that we had in the alcoholism web site are not working.
    Submitted by T Reis, 3/21/2006 3:29 PM
    Status: BB working on it

  • Library Resource Guide Bug
    1)Brief message
    –does not retain what is written (i.e. office hours) in my PH0128 class page or Entrepreneurship topical page
    –does not show what is written
    2) PH0128 e-journals list has two Josiah record boxes at the top not connected to anything. It may be because I used a bib record number for a serial only in print. Cleaning this up is more important than the brief message. Not tidy.
    Submitted by Lee Pedersen, 3/24/2006 2:34 PM
    Status: fixed (jmr)

Requests – Week of March 6, 2006

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
  • Library Resource Guide Changes (MySQL/PHP)
    Please make these changes in the course web site for FR151 Voyage et voyageurs which I will be showing to a class at 11 am today:
    1) In the title of the course, the word “Voyage” should be plural “Voyages”
    2) Under Internet resources, delete the category Encyclopedias with Encyclopedie de l’Agora entirely
    3) Under Internet resources, delete the category Associations and societies (I took out the one link I had for that but could delete the category completely)

    Now there are more complicated changes under Brown Web resources:
    The professor would like me to organize the links now in Josiah searches under more specific categories: Josiah searches: title (the two links for the titles that start with the word “Voyage”) and Josiah searches: subject (all other links. I think I created a problem in the tables because these links already existed under the category: Josiah searches. When I changed them back to that, things were fine.
    Submitted by: DC, 3/6/06, 7:50am
    Status: done (jmr)

  • InfoGate
    When I click on the link to Infogate from the Library homepage …it takes me to where I immediately get a pop up that asks me to select a digital certificate. There are none listed (the list is blank), so I hit OK and everything seems to work just fine. It happens the first time I go to InfoGate in a browser session.
    Submitted by: Sarah Bordac, 3/6/2006 12:49 PM (to libweb)
    Status: This is actually an IE annoyance. In IE6 the default setting for the option “Don’t prompt for client certificate selection when no certificate or only one certificate exists” is “disable”. This means that for a site with a single SSL certificate (like InfoGate) you get prompted to choose a certificate (even though there’s no choice to make). If you change the selection in IE to “enable” for this setting the annoying dialog box will not appear. The convoluted path to this setting is: Tools >> Internet Options >> Security >> Custom Level (button). The “Don’t prompt…” setting you’re looking for is midway down the scroll box.

  • Collections A to Z (MySQL/PHP)
    Sarah and I have been discussing a change in the layout of the A-Z pop-up window (see attached).
    Would it be possible for the BAMCO finding aid link to have it’s own subheading (with a hyperlink to BAMCO) and appear above the JOSIAH link? Since the finding aid provides more information we thought it might prove more useful to researchers using A-Z. In cases where there was no finding aid the BAMCO subheading would not appear.
    Submitted by Jennifer Betts, 3/7/2006 9:41 AM
    Status: done (jmr)

  • Library Web Update – CASQ issue
    Attached is the next issue of Culture Alcohol and Society Q. to link to from the Alcoholism Collection Web site.
    Can you let me know when it is linked?
    Submitted by: T. Reis, 3/7/2006 1:06 PM
    Status: done (jmr)

  • Library Hours Change
    I have created the hours for the Rock Library months ago and Shelley brought to my attention that the day after spring break, April 2nd, reads the Rock is open until 3.
    Submitted by Ginine Hefner, March 09, 2006 12:22
    Status: fixed. Need to enter 26:00 on previous day (jmr)

  • Eresource Password Page needs to have a password page behind webauth
    Submitted by ACN, 3/9/2006 5:01 PM
    Status: done

Requests – Week of February 27, 2006

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
  • Library Web Change
    There have been a few problems with copyright and after a discussion in SR, we would like to ask if there could be a link to Brown University Copyright and Fair Use from Quick Links. Our suggestion is that it be in the first group – General
    Submitted by Tovah Reis, 2/27/2006 3:31 PM
    Status: done (Link was already there under “Brown Links” at the bottom. I moved it to “General” at the top. -jmr)
  • Student Study Room Reservation Online
    “A suggestion made at a recent meeting I attended sounded like something we might want to consider for the Friedman Center and perhaps other of our group study rooms: the option for students to schedule/reserve online the use of these rooms in Library.” [HH to Steven Lavallee]
    Submitted by Steven Lavallee, 2/27/2006 8:34 PM
    Status: pending
  • Research Consultation Reports (MySQL/PHP)
    Please delete a duplicate entry in my research consultation report
    Sbmitted by: Lee Pedersen, February 27, 2006 3:39 PM
    Status: done (yf)
  • Library Web Change
    Please change all email addresses on the web to
    Submitted by Ron Fark, in person, 2/28/06
    Status:done (jmr)
  • Library Web Screenshot Request
    At an upcoming faculty mtg I have a few minutes to talk about Library initiatives. I want to show the InfoGate search on Library web page. Can you send me a PPT slide of our webpage with a circle around the InfoGate search?
    Submitted by: HH, March 01, 2006 2:27 PM
    Status: done (jmr)
  • OCRA Video Reserves Display
    I was just checking on a few things for “our” OCRA videoreserves. I now see you display videotitle and cliptitle when the single clip is launched. Thanks! [The WebCT HTML] takes me to the old jukebox with only the cliptitle appearing. Is it there a way the new style jukebox (with full title and info) could be the default for all?
    Submitted by: Giovi Roz, March 01, 2006 2:21 PM
    Status: done (jmr)
  • Forms for Scholarly Resources
    Sorry! We’re still wrestling with how to gather meaningful statistics on outreach activities.
    I’m attaching drafts of 3 forms – Departmental Profile, SR Semester Checklist, Report a Project. Ideally, these would be up at the end of March, if that’s possible. If not, Ann and I will prioritize. We would like these to be editable forms. Especially for the Dept. Profile and Semester Checklist, people may not fill them out all at one sitting, but over a period of time.
    Submitted by: Nori Duncan & Ann Dodge, 3/1/2006 3:20 PM
    Status: pending
  • JOSIAH Web
    Subfields “t” and “y” in the 599 field are displaying in web Josiah. This is coded data about the sheet shelf list and the old “R” number which should not be showing. Can you fix this?
    Submitted by G Yealy, 3/1/2006 8:22 PM
    Status: pending
  • Library Web Update
    While I’m thinking about putting things on the library web, this form needs to be updated. It is the slide order form linked from
    Submitted by: Nori Duncan, March 02, 2006 3:08 PM
    Status: done (jmr)
  • Library Web Change
    Just noted that the email address (linked by my name on the page) is for where it should be Pedersen. I might be missing emails (but probably not).
    Submitted by: L. Pedersen, 3/3/2006 10:46 AM
    Status: fixed (jmr)

  • Josiah Error Report Form
    Please make submittor’s email address clickable
    Submitted by Barbara Spaulding
    Status: done (jmr)

Requests – Week of February 20, 2006

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
  • Library Resource Guides – MySQL/PHP
    Change the deep-linking in InfoGate so that it is an advanced (fielded) search and forces a login.
    Submitted by: Feedback from SR Retreat, 2/20/06
    Status: done (jmr)

  • Ejournal Issue
    I was interested in being able to browse through the New York Times and the Providence Journal everyday (and perhaps another city newspaper–like the San Francisco Chronicle). Through the library site, you have to search for a specific story–you can’t just browse. When I go to the New York Times site, they require a username and a password. Does the school have access to these newspapers in browsable form?
    Submitted by: User via libweb mail, 2/20/2006 1:09 PM
    Status: Forwarded to (jmr)

  • OCRA
    Two articles that are on my WebCT list for Week 3 of Olfaction and Human Behavior (PY0019) are still “to be linked.”… I have had several students complain to me about this. Please fix ASAP.
    Submitted by Rachel Herz, 2/22/2006 5:36 PM
    Status: link available through sfx button – articles linked; reported to Bart & Shelley (jmr)

  • SFX in GOBI
    Enable SFX in GOBI: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Open URL, with GOBI as source, enabling libraries to view their local systems from GOBI.”
    Submitted by: SET, 2/22/2006 4:00 PM
    Status: done (jmr)

  • Off-campus Access
    The Thieme journals of synlett and synthesis, which according to Josiah are online journals are not allowing viewing of articles. After clicking on the pdf link, the website asks for an account and password to login.

    Submitted by: User via Josiah Error Report form, 2/23/2006 7:21 PM
    Status: Answered – remote access instructions(jmr)

Requests – Week of February 13, 2006

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
  • Library Web
    I just had a phone call from the serials librarian at Roger Williams, who is trying to issue directions to the Rock for a meeting. He found a map at the Admissions Office site which will do, but neither he nor I could find specific driving directions to the Rock on the library web page. Is it there and I just missed it? Maybe something to add?
    Submitted by Gretchen Yealy, February 15, 2006 10:41 AM
    Status: done – put links to Google Maps on all <> pages

  • OCRA
    I’ve just noticed that three of the links to articles available to PS148 students have dropped out.
    Submitted by: Peter Romaniuk, 2/17/2006 8:24 AM
    Status: Links were session-based, not permanent. Fixed. Scanned database and found approximately 50 other EBSCO session-based links. Fixed and reported to Bart & Shelley. Staff refresher needed

  • Josiah – Ebrary License Notice
    The Ebrary bib records have been changed so that |z reads:
    Copyright law applies; printing more than 10% of any book, online or print is a copyright violation. ebrary allows you to print one page at a time up to ten pages, and 40 pages only during one browser session.
    Can you incorporate this language into the loader so that new titles will have the language added or will we need to gather them after each load and do a global update?
    Submitted by: SET, 2/16/2006 2:30 PM
    Status: We will continue to use generic ebook loader; Ann Caldwell will add this text after each load.

  • Library Web
    Can you change some of the org chart? I’d obviously be between the depts except for Admin. And organizational development would go away. Also I think the Demography Library is still on it. And maybe medical services should go under SR, take out collection development?
    Submitted by: FKD, 2/14/2006 11:41 AM
    Status: pending

Requests – Week January 23, 2006

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
  • OCRA upload problem – TA for PS148 (Peter R…) reported a problem uploading scanned articles, probably because of large file size. After checking with Shelley and Bart, I advised him of preferred settings (300 dpi, greyscale), but suggested that he bring in articles for the libray to scan if they were not needed in the first week.
    Submitted: Referred by Shelley Lonergan, 1/24/2006
    Status: Done (bb)
  • Links to illiad server broken – Broken links from the DL database page (and also from Collections A to Z):
    “European and American Paintings Collected by General Rush Hawkins”
    “Gay men’s pulp literature”
    “Persian, mohgul…”
    I checked with Patrick Yott, who said it was the illiad server and that I should contact Joe, which I did.
    Submitted Ann Dodge, 1/24/06
    Status: Pending; reported to Joe (bb) 1/24/06
  • Library Resource Guides (MySQL/PHP)
    On the Resource Guides, I have been wondering about the following:
    1. Tracking the hits on each RG.
    2. Adding my quarterly newsletters to each department as content on the RG.
    Submitted by Lee Pedersen, January 27, 2006 8:09 AM
    Status: Birkin is working on picard web stats; newsletter will be added to News & Announcements section (Lee thinks rss will be beyond some faculty.)

  • SFX Menu Request
    Direct import to RefWorks is available, but many people use Endnote and an import into endnote would be very useful.
    There is information available in the Ex Libris documentation – Advanced SFX Management.ppt (Olybris Seminar)
    Submitted by Brown Grad Student (Bio Med) via SFX Feedback Form, 1/25/2006 12:58 PM
    Status: pending
  • Library Web Changes – When time allows, please take down the following Web pages:
    Links to the above pages should be removed from:
    — and from:
    — (also from the contacts page, remove the hyperlink for Technical Services and the entire line for “Acquisitions”)
    Also, please remove the Technical Services “Web Site” link from:
    And remove the hyperlink for “staff” at:
    Submitted by Sam Mizer, 1/27/2006 3:35 PM
    Status: done (jmr)