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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.

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.

  • 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.

  • A few Windows 7 tips

    February 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Do you use the task bar (the area to the right of the 'start button' in windows 7) for shortcuts to programs that you run frequently? If you have any shortcuts there, then this might help you.

  • Wilson databases (OmniFile, Art Full Text, Art Index Retrospective) now on EBSCOhost platform

    January 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    As of Monday, January 30, all Wilson databases are now available exclusively on the EBSCOhost platform. All links to Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective on the library’s website have been changed to point to these databases’ new home at EBSCOhost. Additionally, Academic Search Premier links will now direct users to an interface that simultaneously searches both Academic Search Premier and OmniFile Full Text Mega (all other OmniFile Full Text Mega links have been removed).

  • Equipment Lending Policy update

    January 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The Information Technology (IT) department recently updated the Equipment Lending Policy and the equipment liability form that must be completed in order to check out equipment.

  • 2011 was a big year for ARTstor

    January 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    2011 saw big additions to the ARTstor image database. Altogether, over 200,000 new images were added. Many of these images belong to the 29 new collections that were added during the year.

  • BELCAT is available

    January 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    The scheduled work to apply and test updates to the Library database is complete and access to BELCAT is restored. Please contact the Reference desk (x2544, for assistance with the Library catalog or any other collection resource or service. 

  • Jenzabar Project Update: January 4, 2012

    January 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

    December was another busy month for the Jenzabar project team.  Much work was done to review data and complete new system configurations.  The team’s hard work has been in preparation for the first pass of our data from Datatel Colleague to Jenzabar EX.  The team is very excited to see what our data will look like in the system.  Click here for a full Jenzabar project update.

  • BELCAT planned downtime 5 January 2012

    January 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    BELCAT, the Library catalog, will be unavailable on Thursday, Jan. 5th in order to complete routine catalog updates. Though BELCAT 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 Joel Paulson (x2482), or Lisa Viezbicke (x2486) with any questions.

  • Moodle Improvements

    December 15, 2011 at 11:17 am

    From Instructional Technologist Jedidiah Rex...

    I am excited to announce some improvements to Moodle. The biggest and most apparent change is that there will be two separate Moodle instances. This change has come about due to more and more groups on campus (departments, committees, etc.) using Moodle to manage administrative responsibilities. I have received multiple requests to separate some of the these courses from the academic courses. This change will also better facilitate Jenzabar integration in the future.

  • Don't forget to return your library materials before break!

    December 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Do you have library items that are due before you’ll return to Beloit?
    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
    for winter break.

  • Jenzabar Project Update: December 6, 2011

    December 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Data, data, and more data was the theme for the JET Project team in November. The team was tasked with reviewing over 4000 data fields in the data mapping document provided by Jenzabar. This document spells out where all the data currently in Datatel Colleague will “live” in Jenzabar EX.  In January, the team will begin to test EX with actual data.  Click here for a full project update.