McGoogan News

8th floor computer cluster closing

The computer cluster on the eighth floor of the library will close on September 30th. It will be converted into the temporary home of a developing UNMC Center for e-Learning.  Here faculty and their collaborators (including interested students) will be provided with the tools necessary to begin creating new e-Learning materials.

The computer cluster on the 6th floor will remain. Five computers will be added to the cluster, making for 11 workstations.  The additional computers will be added in the next few weeks. In addition to these 11 computers, the library also has 16 public computers that can be used by faculty, staff and students for a total of 27 computers on the 6th Floor. Note: These 16 computers are connected to a printer, but if you print, there is a charge.

All other campus computer clusters will continue to be available.

Training room availability

Update: The library training room is now available through December 2012. Please contact Teri Hartman (thartman@unmc.edu) with your reservation request.

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We have been informed that beginning Sept 1, 2012 the Library/ITS training rooms must close due to a major construction project. We are not able to accept or create any reservations past that time.  We regret this turn of events and apologize for the inconvenience this creates.

You may wish to consult these links for scheduling other classrooms on campus – Sorrell http://tinyurl.com/sorrellroomrequest, or Campus Room Scheduling http://www.unmc.edu/academicaffairs/room_scheduling.htm

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience the room closings cause.

New to UNMC this summer? Book a library tour

If you are welcoming new employees, visiting scholars or summer researchers, please contact Teri Hartman at the McGoogan Library for a tour of the facility and the information resources available to anyone using a UNMC networked computer. You can request a tour by email at thartman@unmc.edu or by phone at 9-7075. Tour length can be adjusted to fit the amount of time you have available, but are generally 20 minutes.

Upgraded library Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi access on the 6th and 7th floors of the library is now stronger and covers a much larger area, including the corners and study rooms.  A good to excellent signal is present throughout these floors, though the signal does lower at times when you are in certain spots within the actual stacks.

The terms of service and disclaimer still must be accepted (by opening an Internet browser and clicking the Accept button) before access is granted.

A big thank you to UNMC ITS!