ISR News Feed
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.
- November 8, 2011 at 8:45 am
October was another busy month for the Jenzabar team! IT staff learned how to configure servers and install software while the rest of the team sat down with Jenzabar trainers to begin configuring and learning to use Jenzabar EX. For a full project update, check out the Jenzabar Project Implementation website.
- November 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Do you have a big paper coming up and need to get all your research materials in order? Tired of repeating searches for articles you've already found just to get the information for your bibliography?
Zotero (and the library) can help!
- November 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Gaming night @ the library
Tuesday, November 15
6PM to 10PM
Lower level of the library
- November 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Need help with research? Can't find what you're looking for, or just taking too long to find it?
Virtual reference with "Ask a Librarian" can help!
- October 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm
To celebrate the first annual College Radio Day on October 11, the library is pleased to offer a special sneak preview of a new digital collection containing historical images and documents related to the history of WBCR 90.3 FM, Beloit College Radio! This collection is being developed for the library by Matt Heindel, a practicum student from University of Wisconsin's School of Library and Information Studies. The complete collection is expected to arrive in early 2012, but you can view the in-progress collection at https://www.beloit.edu/bcdc/wbcr/.
- October 10, 2011 at 10:18 am
The ISR Learning Committee is sponsoring a series of Brown Bags during the months of October, November and December focused on the changes and functionality of the new and improved Google Apps. Each Brown Bag will be held in Science Center Room 150 from 12:00-1:00 PM...
- October 4, 2011 at 10:36 am
September has been a busy month for Jenzabar Project team members. The module managers worked hard to complete configuration worksheets prior to the September 30th deadline. All worksheets were completed on time and have been sent to the Jenzabar trainers. October brings Training Trip 3 where module managers will put the configuration worksheets to good use when they begin actually configuring Jenzabar EX. For a full project update, please check out the Jenzabar Implementation Project website.
- September 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm
The past several months have been busy for the Beloit College Digital Collections! One new collection has been added, and three older collections now have new items.
- September 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm
The areas of Instructional Technology and Audio-Visual Media Services (AVMS) will now be called Instructional Technology & Multimedia Support (ITMS). Jedidiah Rex will continue to lead this team as the Manager of Instructional Technology & Multimedia Support. As Instructional Technology & Multimedia Support Specialists, Denzil Showers and Adam Dinnes will continue to provide the campus support and instruction related to multimedia technology in the classrooms and for special events.
- September 6, 2011 at 10:58 am
The Jenzabar project is moving along and on schedule. In the past month, we've had Jenzabar consultants on campus to discuss what data to move, we've extracted data out of Datatel Colleague and sent it to Jenzabar for mapping into EX, and our module managers have kept very busy doing homework. Next steps will be to install the Jenzabar EX servers and software. Check out the Jenzabar Implementation Project Website for a full update.
- August 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm
The scheduled work to apply and test updates to the Library catalog database is complete and access to BELCAT is restored. Please contact the Reference desk (x2544, firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with the Library catalog or any other collection resource or service.
- August 8, 2011 at 9:42 am
BELCAT, the Library catalog, will be unavailable on Tuesday, Aug. 9th in order to complete routine catalog updates. Though BELCAT, My Account, and our circulation system will not be available until work is complete, Library staff will be available to assist with discovery and borrowing of collection materials. Please contact the Reference desk (x2544), Joel Paulson (x2482), or Lisa Viezbicke (x2486) with any questions.
Access to all other library resources including those made available from the Library web site (e.g. JSTOR, Lexis/Nexis, WorldCat, etc.) will be undisturbed by this work.
Thank you for your patience while staff complete these important database updates.