Banner Image

ISR News Feed

General Information

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.

  • BELCAT is available

    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, for assistance with the Library catalog or any other collection resource or service.

  • BELCAT Planned Downtime::August 9

    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.

  • AV Equipment Checkout Changes

    July 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    We are writing to inform everyone about recent changes to the equipment loaning and checkout process at the Information Technology (IT) Office.  In an effort to provide improved service, we have collaborated with library staff to enable faculty, staff, and students to borrow equipment using the same system that is used to check-out library resources...

  • Planned Network Downtime - June 30 5:30 p.m.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

    On Thursday, June 30 starting at 5:30 p.m., the data network will be unavailable due to an upgrade to the college's main network switch. The downtime will last a minimum of one hour and could last several hours, depending on the issues that the staff faces.  The goal is to have the network available again by 8:00 a.m. on July 1.

  • Jenzabar Implementation Project Website Launched!

    June 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

    In order to make sure everyone on campus knows what is happening with the conversion from Datatel to Jenzabar, we have created the Jenzabar Implementation Project web page. You'll find news and information about milestones as well as the project calendar. The project status and timeline will be updated on a monthly basis so that you can see the progress that the team is making toward that end goal. Finally, there is a list of who is on the project team, so if you have any questions, you will know who to contact!

  • Library resources unavailable during planned network outage

    June 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

    The Library catalog, BELCAT, as well as library resources made available from this web site (JSTOR, Lexis/Nexis, FindIt, WorldCat, etc.) will be unavailable on Thursday, June 30th beginning at 5:30pm while IT staff complete an important network equipment upgrade.  The library will be open and all of our local, physical resources will be available for use and loan.

  • Library roof project begins Monday, June 13

    June 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Contractors will begin work on Monday, June 13 to replace the building roof.  The library will remain open during construction.

  • Back file addition allows deeper searching in multidisciplinary content

    April 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    With the addition of a 20 year back file to Web of Science, researchers will be able to identify science and social science resources dating from 1983 to 2003.

  • Growth spurt for digital collection of Congressional documents

    April 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    The Beloit College Library has expanded online access to the United States Congressional Serial Set to include access through the 103rd Congress, 2nd session 1994 and a separately indexed and organized collection of geographical, geological, and informational maps from the Serial Set.

  • Wisconsin 2010 Census data available

    March 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    The Wisconsin Department of Administration has created a webpage summarizing 2010 Census data for the state.  Have a look here!

  • Rollin T. Chamberlin diaries added to Beloit College Digital Collections

    March 16, 2011 at 9:58 am

    The library is excited to announce the inclusion of six diaries written by Rollin T. Chamberlin in the T.C. Chamberlin digital collection ( 

  • FindIt@Beloit service downtime on March 7

    March 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Due to a routine upgrade, the FindIt@Beloit service may be temporarily unavailable on Monday, March 7.  This upgrade may affect use of the FindIt@Beloit button found in library databases as well as the Find Journals search box on the library's homepage.  If you require assistance locating materials while this service is unavailable, please stop by the library reference desk or call x2544.