Working with Geology Instructor Dave Thomas, Andrea Hemphill of Library Access Services and Josh Pardon of Media Services have made digital audio files of the Geology 100 lectures available via the library’s ERes Digital Reserve system. The recordings of Dave Thomas’s lectures were formerly on reserve at the library on audio cassettes (what we at the library call a rapidly dying format) — when the time came for the lectures to be updated, Josh Pardon worked with Thomas to record the lectures digitially. Andrea Hemphill, the Reserves staff member at the Library, handled the uploading and cataloging into the ERes system. Students can listen to the lectures over the internet using Real Player, Windows Media Player,Quicktime or other easily available free software capable of playing mp3 files.
On August 10th, the WCC library upgraded to the latest version of the Library Integrated Software, SirsiDynix Corporation’s Unicorn. Library users should notice an easier to use Web catalog interface, with customized links to other Library software and services.