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Megan Fitch
, Chief Information Officer
Pegg Stoddard, Executive Secretary

The Beloit College
Information Services and Resources (ISR) Division provides access to information resources, supports their use, and serves as a center for engaged learning.  Staff located in Mayer Hall and Col. Robert H. Morse Library and Richard Black Information Center collaborate and consult with faculty, students, and staff to provide a learning and living environment dedicated to the cultivation of liberally educated persons.

The
Library provides access to the online catalog (BELCAT), a rich collection of electronic resources, and information about Beloit College Library services.

Information Technology (IT)
provides technology resources and services to students, faculty, and staff. Policies related to technology purchases, the Academic Technology Fund Plan (ATF) for faculty equipment replacements and other Library and IT services can be found on the ISR Plans and Policies page.

  • Jenzabar Project Update:May 7, 2012

    May 9, 2012 at 8:14 am

    April was a productive month for the Jenzabar project team.  Three weeks of training were completed by module managers and users as well as the second data pass from Datatel Colleague to Jenzabar EX.  May brings focus to the configuration of the web portal.  Click here for a full project update.

  • Do you have library items that are due?

    May 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Do you have library items that are due?
    All materials borrowed from our library, the Beloit Public Library,
    UW-Madison Libraries, and through interlibrary loan can be returned to
    the Beloit College Library Circulation Desk before you leave campus.

  • Google+ and Blogger now available via GAE

    April 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    We are pleased to announce that the web committee recently approved enabling Google+ and Blogger in Beloit College‚Äôs Google Apps for Education (GAE) environment. These applications are a welcome addition to Beloit's GAE environment, as we have already had requests from a number of faculty who wish to use them in their classes.  You should now see these applications as options on the list in the top-right-hand corner of the screen when you are logged into any of Beloit's GAE applications.

  • Jenzabar Project Update:April 3, 2012

    April 3, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Data, data, data and training, training, training! These were the themes for the Jenzabar project team during the month of March as the group prepared for another data pass and another round of training.  Visit the Jenzbar Project website for a full project update.

  • Errant Moodle welcome message

    March 29, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Moodle Groups has mistakenly sent out an automated welcome message to all users. I did not send this to you. Please disregard this message and do not use the information contained in the message. The system authentication is set to use your Beloit username and password - the part of your email address before the "@" symbol and the same password as your email account. You should be able to login using your current username and password. I am working to determine why this occurred and ensure that it does not happen again. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

  • EBSCOhost databases temporarily offline

    March 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    EBSCOhost databases (Newspaper Source, Academic Search Premier, OmniFile, Art Full Text) are temporarily unavailable due to maintenance being performed by the database provider. We are assured that EBSCOhost engineers are working to restore access as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

  • BELCAT temporarily unavailable

    March 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

    BELCAT is currently unavailable while staff work to configure new services. Library staff is available to assist with discovery and borrowing of collection materials.  Please contact the Circulation desk (x2300), Reference desk (x2544) or Chat/IM 'Ask a Librarian' with any questions.

  • Moodle 2.x upgrade

    March 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Moodle at Beloit College is changing for the better! Support for our current version of Moodle (1.9.x) will end in June. As a result we need to upgrade to the next version, 2.x. The current plan is to create a test instance this semester, test over the summer, and implement in Fall 2012

  • Jenzabar Project Update: March 7, 2012

    March 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    The team checked off  a major milestone in February/beginning of March by completing Training Trip 3. Training Trip 3 provided basic daily operations training and was a first introduction to Jenzabar EX for many outside of the project team.  Perhaps the biggest accomplishment of Training Trip 3 was the Financial Aid office going live with their new software, PowerFAIDS.  Jenzabar training continues the last two weeks in March.  For a full update, check out the Jenzabar Implementation Project website.

  • Jenzabar Project Update: February 7, 2012

    February 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

    The Jenzabar project team remained hard at work during the month of January.  Jenzabar consultants completed the first pass of data from Datatel Colleague to Jenzabar EX and the project team has been tasked with reviewing this data for accuracy.  The next step is a three week long training trip starting on February 13th.  For a full project update, check out the Jenzabar Implementation Project website.

  • Moodle Policy updated to include Moodle Groups

    February 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

    The Moodle Policy has recently been updated to reflect the addition of Moodle Groups. Please review it so that you are familiar with the changes.

  • Internet downtime on Feb. 8 and 9

    February 2, 2012 at 9:09 am

    We have received notification that Charter will be performing some fiber maintenance in Madison next week that will affect the college's Internet service on February 8 & 9 between the hours of 1:00am and 5:00am.