Thank you for your patience as the Five College Libraries transitioned to a new library system. We are pleased to announce that FOLIO is now live! As of 7/7, you can check books out from Frost, and we have begun processing the requests we’ve already received. You’ll receive an email when your request is available for pickup. If you experience any problems searching/logging into Discover or submitting requests, Contact us! Learn more about our system transition.
This summer the Five Colleges Libraries will implement the FOLIO library services platform. After several years of collaboration and planning, we’re excited about the opportunities this adaptive system will provide. At the end of June we will also retire the separate Five Colleges Libraries Catalog search interface, consolidating the discovery and access of library materials in Discover, which we’ve used since 2012.
Final preparations for migration will begin following the end of the spring semester. While we aim to complete this work with minimal system downtime for the community, some services will pause in the lead up to migration, and as FOLIO comes online at the end of June. Learn more:
Martin Garnar has been named director of the library at Amherst College, it was announced by Catherine Epstein, Provost and Dean of the Faculty. He joins the College from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where he was dean of the Kraemer Family Library and a faculty member. Garnar will assume the position on August 1, 2020.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching.
Registration is open for fall Zotero workshops! Sign up for one of these dates:
Update: Study is now closed. Thank you to all participants!
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