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Archivist Robert Vay Receives University Libraries’ First Distinguished Library Faculty Award

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:09

It seems appropriate that the library faculty member who has been referred to by his nominators as “the defacto university historian” and as “the archivist of the university” has been selected to make history as the first ever recipient of Mason’s Distinguished Library Faculty Award. Robert (Bob) Vay, digital collections and exhibitions archivist, Special Collections & Archives, received the inaugural award. Read more

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Kindle Fire + ebrary + Ebscohost books = Improved!

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:47

Mason students, faculty and staff – it’s now easier to download ebrary and Ebscohost books to your Kindle Fire! No cords! No transferring from your computer to the Kindle! Check the Kindle section on the Tech Tips: eReaders InfoGuide for more information and step-by-step directions.

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Maintenance Alert: Taylor & Francis Online

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:08

Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance for two hours on Saturday, June 21, 9:30-11:30 am Eastern Time. (Taylor & Francis resources are available through inPrimo or the Libraries’ e-Journal Finder.) [Vendor Notice]

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Maintenance Alert: BioOne

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:01

The BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance on Friday, June 20. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on BioOne will be unavailable. [Vendor Notice]

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Libraries’ New Website Unveiled

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:07

Mason Libraries’ website, has been revamped and revised! You may note some content has moved or has changed. Broken links? Other issues?  Please alert the Libraries’ Web Team by sending a comment.

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June 1: Mason Network Maintenance & Library Resources Alert

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:29

On Sunday, June 1, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, all Mason online services including systems, applications, websites, and services will be unavailable. Network engineers will be making critical changes to the firewall system during this extended maintenance period. No network-based system will be reachable from a device on the campus network. Off-campus access to Mason Libraries’ restricted content (e.g., databases, e-journals, e-books) will also be blocked until the Libraries’ proxy server returns to the network.

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Libraries Add Complete Taylor & Francis Online Journal Access

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:52

Mason Libraries recently added online access to the complete Taylor & Francis journal collection. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, Taylor & Francis content spans all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Mason users will now have access to 1,750 journals available in this collection, a substantial increase in content from our previously subscribed set of 500 titles. Access is generally provided to content from 1997 to present. Taylor & Francis resources may be located through inPrimo or the Libraries’ e-Journal Finder.

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TextSelect Textbooks Available This Summer!

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:49

Textbooks are now on reserve for many general education, business, and engineering courses. TextSelect books are on 2-hour Reserve in the Gateway Library@Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus. Students can locate TextSelect books in the Mason Classic Catalog, inPrimo or in the Course Reserve Catalog.

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Media Service Desk Closed

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 16:53

The Media Services Desk, 2nd Floor, Gateway Library@Johnson Center, is closed. Mason users needing assistance in accessing the Gateway Library’s media circulating collections may place a request in ILLiad to request an item. (Select the Document Delivery Book/Media form to request.) The item will be pulled by staff and placed on Hold at the Gateway Library Service desk.
Mason users may also ask for assistance at the Gateway Library Service Desk on the first floor.Staff will retrieve requested items on demand as quickly as possible. (If a patron requests a large number of items at one time, library staff may ask the patron to request the items through ILLiad or leave their list of items to be retrieved at a later time).

Questions? Need more information? Please contact Laura Jenemann, Film Studies/Media Services Librarian (703-993-7593 or

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