Archived Postings -- Summer Quarter, 2002
SUGGESTION: This system is extremely annoying to
use when doing multiple ILL as one must re-enter the golden eagle card
number and last name each new entry or look-up.
RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. There had been some
discussion regarding the repetitive inputting of patron name and barcode.
However, the appropriate technical personnel have informed us that
for security reasons, the barcode and patron name should not repeat
from request to request. I suggest that you copy and paste your barcode
in as needed. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but it is for your
protection. (CK & TPO 9/12/02)
SUGGESTION: It would be helpful if you provide a hardcopy printout
in the AV center for movie titles especially (perhaps divided by category--e.g.,
comedy, documentary, drama).
I realize that titles can be looked up online, but be able to browse
through a listing of titles is sometimes more convenient. When I was
at the University of Hawaii, the library had binders that included the
VHS or DVD cover, plus there was a printout of all available titles.
It allowed me to find things that I might otherwise not have seen. Thank
RESPONSE: Thank you for your suggestion to provide
a printout of movie titles in the "Music & Media Center."
The primary reason that we do not provide a printed list of titles
is that it goes out of date shortly after it's printed. Generally,
because of the added library staff time and expense of producing printed
lists, the library has done away with this practice in favor of having
students use the online catalog to browse holdings or look for specific
Your suggestion did provide me with an idea however,
which I hope you will find helpful. I have added some "Media
QuickSearch" links to our Media Search page. I tried to identify
popular search requests (such as a list of the Hollywood feature films
we have in our collection) and have made links that allow you to click
and get an automatic search result. You'll find the Media Quick-search
links here: /library/mmc/search.htm
Scott Breivold, Media, Communications & Arts Librarian
(SB - 07/16/02)
SUGGESTION: I have a problem with finding articles.
I search for them online and it states that it's here in the library.
when entering the CSULA library page to search where it's located at
the page comes up as no result. when trying to obtain a loan from a
different library it keeps on stating that CSULA library has it.
RESPONSE: We need to know the specific title
of the journal you are looking for. Please contact our Ask-A-Librarian
Coordinator Ying Xu (tel: 323-343-3959; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
for help. (YX - 06/26/02)