Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall Library Hours Start Today

Welcome back, everyone! We hope that you enjoyed your summer. Fall hours start today at the Ort Library. Be sure to stop in and visit!

Fall Library Hours

Monday - Thursday // 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Friday // 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday // 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday // 1:00 p.m. - Midnight

Closings, holidays, and extended hours for exams will be posted as the semester progresses, but you can always check our website for the full schedule at http://libguides.frostburg.edu/libhours.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395.

Have a great semester!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Library Opening at Noon 8/26 (Tuesday)


The Ort Library will be opening at noon on Tuesday, August 26th due to a library-wide staff meeting. The Library will remain open until 6:00 p.m as regularly scheduled.

For questions or additional information about the Library's summer hours, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395, or check the schedule online at http://libguides.frostburg.edu/libhours.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Library Display for August



The Ort Library is pleased to present a new display for August.

The new display, located on the 3rd floor near room 318, highlights the Incan city of Machu Picchu located in Peru. One of the National Geographic maps that the Ort Library owns on Machu Picchu is also highlighted. Additionally, there is a quiz to complete to see how much you know about this ancient city.

Continuing through the end of August is the display located on the 5th floor of the library which highlights Amusement Parks and their history. It includes information on some of the oldest amusement parks and roller coasters around the world. It also highlights some of the resources the library offers about amusement parks.

The display on the third floor will be up through the end of August.

If you have any questions about the displays, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato at ext. 4425 or tmmastrodonato@frostburg.edu or MaryJo Price at ext. 4889 or mprice@frostburg.edu.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Scheduled Library Closing Aug. 15-17

The Ort Library will be closed Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17 due to a scheduled power outage. The Library is scheduled to reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 18.

For questions or additional information about the Library's summer hours, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395, or check the schedule online at http://libguides.frostburg.edu/libhours.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Featured Online Resource - French Revolution Digital Archive



http://frda-stage.stanford.edu/

This week’s Featured Online Resource is the French Revolution Digital Archive (http://frda.stanford.edu/?locale=en). The website is a collaboration between Stanford University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to digitize and make available resources – both documents and images – from the French Revolution. You can search by timeline, people, document type, and images. 

The text resources cover the years of 1787 – 1794. There approximately 14,000 images that have been scanned for researchers use. The site is available in both English and French.

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Featured Online Resource: LEG/EX (Legislative Explorer)

While you can always rely on the news and web sites like Congress.gov for learning about past or current events in the US Senate & House of Representatives, sometimes it can be nice to have another tool to help visualize what is happening.

The University of Washington Center for American Politics and Public Policy has designed Legislative Explorer (or LEG/EX) to help with this!

After launching LEG/EX, you can select a particular session of Congress.  By selecting Play, you can watch an animation of bills being introduced and moving to committees, to the other chamber, and to the President. You can also limit to certain types of bills such as by political party, a particular Senator or Representative, by subject and much more.


Visualization of bills introduced by Maryland's Representatives in the current Congress.

Each colored dot is a specific piece of legislation.  If you hover over that dot, you will learn more about it, and be given a link to more information at Congress.gov!

Information is available back to the 93rd Congress (1973-1974).  Take a look and you just may be able to gain a better understanding of our legislative process!

Of course, it never hurts to rely on a classic to help you understand the U.S. lawmaking process, either!



Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ILL Service Outage Planned for July 26-27

Interlibrary Loan service will be temporarily unavailable over the weekend while we continue to migrate our database to a new server. The migration is scheduled to begin on Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 PM and last approximately two to four hours, although it is possible that the time frame could be extended depending on technical issues.

Please bear with us through the migration and hold your ILL requests until Monday, July 28th.

Information about the Interlibrary Loan Department is available on our website: http://www.frostburg.edu/lewis-ort-library/aboutlib/depts/loan/

For additional questions or assistance using Interlibrary Loan, please contact the ILL office at 301-687-4886.