Author Archives: Cliff Landis

About Cliff Landis

Web Services Librarian

Georgia State University Library releases Library Instruction Recorder plugin as Open Source

Library Instruction Recorder

As part of its commitment to the free culture movement, Georgia State University Library is pleased to announce the initial release of the Library Instruction Recorder (LIR). LIR is a free, open source WordPress plugin that allows librarians and library … Continue reading

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Server maintenance this Saturday, May 18th

The back of a set of servers

The library will be performing server maintenance this Saturday May 18th from 8:00am – 12:00pm to help increase the security and stability of our systems.  To do this, we will be taking several of our servers temporarily offline. Although we … Continue reading

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Make the Library’s Mobile Site Yours!

"Over 7,000 GSU students with mobile devices don't use the library's mobile website. Tell us why. 5 minutes. Go."

According to our data, 13,900 different people have used the mobile version of library.gsu.edu since its launch in August of 2011. That’s roughly 45% of Georgia State’s population! But over 70% of Georgia State students own mobile devices, from tablets … Continue reading

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Scheduled Service Outage: Monday 11/21/2011

servers

On Monday, November 21, 2011, library users can expect temporary interruptions in online services from 6:00am – 8:00am EST, while we upgrade our servers. This interruption in service may potentially affect researchers, who will need to plan ahead to not … Continue reading

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Grassroots Action and Open Access

Librarians Against DRM logo

Over the past year we’ve seen information play a vital role in grassroots action, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street (and even locally, with Occupy Atlanta). People are using social media and mobile phones to take democracy to … Continue reading

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Scheduled Service Outage: Saturday 8/20/2011

Google's First Production Server

On Saturday, August 20, 2011, library users can expect temporary interruptions in online services from 9:00am – 5:00pm EDT, while we upgrade our servers. This interruption in service may potentially affect researchers, who will need to plan ahead to not … Continue reading

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Just three clicks to your favorite database!

The Articles / Journals tab on the Megasearch

Many of our users love to use a particular database over and over again. If this is you, then you’ll be glad to know that you can still reach your favorite databases in only three clicks! Continue reading

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Fully Operational: Presenting the New Library Website

A sample image of the new website

The Georgia State University Library’s website has a lot of impressive new services and applications. Designed to be user-oriented, the site is based on usability studies conducted with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in 2009 and 2010. However, there may … Continue reading

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Countdown to the new library website!

Banner for "Find E-Journals"

We’re less than a week away from the launch of the library’s new website, and we’re hard at work making last-minute adjustments to ensure a smooth transition on Monday! For example, we’re giving a facelift to the third-party software that … Continue reading

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Dynamically Yours, The Library

Social Icons

Here at the GSU library, we work hard to make sure you always have the latest resources and information at your fingertips.  So when you told us that you wanted the new website to be more dynamic, we delivered! First, … Continue reading

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