Archive for June, 2012

Kurt R. Schmeller Library Receives Senator Frank Padavan’s Archive

June 22, 2012 | News

Padavan, who served District 11 in northeastern Queens, donated Queensborough Community College his legislative documents, Senate bills, photographs and other memorabilia that span his 38-year career. For the dedication ceremony, the library displayed photographs and memorabilia of the senator’s career, including images of senator in the New York State Senate, where groundbreaking 1978 legislation was established that made it easier to open community-based group homes for the mentally ill.

A Guide to Online Educational Resources

June 14, 2012 | News

In their document, “Open Educational Resources in Higher Education: A Guide to Online Resources,” Delaware County Community College librarians Eleanor Goldberg and Michael LaMagna provide a guide to help navigate the staggering volume of educational content on the Internet.

IDS: A New Way of Making Interlibrary Loans

June 14, 2012 | News

A new way of making interlibrary loans has just come to CUNY. Information Delivery Systems (IDS) is a robust search tool and lending cooperative that integrates discovery and resource sharing to help library users find the materials they need right away. Unlike conventional interlibrary loan, which gives the borrower no promise of when an item will be delivered, the IDS Project’s goal is to meet 48-hour turnaround times for articles and 72-hour turnaround time for books, free of charge.