Building a Digital Collection for Academic Research

August 24, 2017

A digital collection, which can contain just a few or thousands of items, can be an incredibly useful tool for a researcher who needs a searchable database of digital files relating to an academic project or area of interest. For

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Farewell to Dean McCombs

June 23, 2017

This week marks the final week Dean Gillian M. McCombs is at the helm of the Central University Libraries. Dean McCombs’ contributions have been far-reaching and numerous as she has tirelessly worked for the students, faculty, and staff at SMU.

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New Library System Has Arrived

June 19, 2017

All SMU libraries have implemented a new search system. The new system, Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo, replaces the 18-year old Voyager library system and the Discover SMU Libraries search. The new library search provides an enhanced user experience while

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New and Improved Access to Your Library Account

June 16, 2017

With the new library system migration on June 15th, library accounts have been simplified into one easy-to-use interface. The new library account system allows you to view check outs and holds, renew your materials, view fines and fees, and update

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eJournal List Migration in Progress

June 16, 2017

Here is what you need to know: You can still access the full list of databases We are working on migrating the list of eJournals into the new system. For now, keep visiting the former eJournal title list. While a

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Library System Migration Impacts

June 8, 2017

The SMU Libraries are entering the final phase of migrating to the new cloud-based library system. Here is what you can expect to happen this week. June 12 Last day for My List and Saved Searches data to be retrieved

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Former Library Catalog No Longer Available

June 7, 2017

The SMU Libraries moved to a new library system on June 15, 2017. The new system replaced the 18-year-old Ex Libris Voyager system and the Discover SMU Libraries search. As a result, the library catalog at libcat.smu.edu and the Discover

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Volunteers Needed!

June 2, 2017

  Students, Faculty, and Staff, We need your help testing our need library search tool! The full version of the new search tool will be available on June 15th, but we still need more feedback. Feedback will be collected through

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Note to Summer Session Faculty

May 18, 2017

The following is an email sent on May 15th to faculty members teaching in the summer from Elizabeth Killingsworth, Director of Fondren Library: Dear Faculty, I am contacting you since you’re listed to teach a summer course during the SMU

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Library Catalog “My List” Data will Disappear

May 10, 2017

With the transition to the new library system and online catalog in June 2017, there will be some minor impacts to users. The current library catalog offers the “My List” feature which allows users to store lists of book titles in

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