Category Archives: Library Hardware and Software

Includes info about public computers, printers, software, scanners, etc.

Interlibrary Loan Down: Wednesday, July 2

We’re moving Illiad, the software for Interlibrary Loan, from the Welch Medical Library to our home base. So, we need to take the system off-line for one day: Wednesday, July 2. Please bear with us, and submit your requests first … Continue reading

E-books: Can I Download? Can I Print?

Amazing fact: your JHU libraries have about 1 million e-books. They’re easy to find, because they’re all in the library catalog just like everything else we have. You do your search, get a list of relevant books, and see an … Continue reading

Printers are Important!

We’ve been talking with students lately about the different services MSEL and Brody offer. The printers are the most heavily used service we offer (we’re talkin’ OVER A MILLION prints/scans/copies per year). And the Info Desk gets a lot of … Continue reading

ArcGIS Workshops Resume!

The Sheridan Libraries GIS and Data Services Department is resuming its popular series of workshops, “Getting Acquainted With ArcGIS.” We welcome all to attend: the curious, the besieged, the beset, frequent GIS users, and novices, too! The workshops are being held … Continue reading

Follow Your Music

Music makes the world go ‘round. We all carry our music with us – on our devices or in our hearts, or both. But you can do more than that. JHU has one of the best music schools in the … Continue reading

Downtime in the New Year

In order to perform some necessary maintenance and upgrade work, some library systems will be operating with limited functionality starting the evening of January 2. Everything is expected to be back to its usual fully-functional self by the afternoon of … Continue reading

Electronic Reserves Down Part of Friday Nov. 15

Our Electronic Reserves system is undergoing maintenance tomorrow, Friday Nov. 15th. The system is scheduled to be offline from 10am to 1pm. For more information during the outage, please contact Reserves staff at reserves@jhu.edu. We thank you for your patience.

Digital Forensics in the Archives

Digital forensics is a specialized field that focuses on recovering and analyzing information from media and devices such as computer hard drives, floppy disks, flash drives, cell phones and so forth. Developed primarily for law enforcement, digital forensics tools and … Continue reading

No Desktops in the Library?

I just read an interesting blog post about the future of desktop computers in libraries. Will mobile computing devices and improvements in collaboration tools (think TeamSpot) decrease the need for desktop computers in the academic library? In the early 1990’s … Continue reading

Languages; We Have Lots of Languages

Guess how many languages the library has books written in. Just guess. Three-hundred and forty-six (346)!! Here is the list of all of them — it’s fascinating! Here are the 25 languages in which we have the most items: English 2,867,279 … Continue reading