Latest CLIO Release Improves Advanced Search

The first CLIO release of the year, v8.1.7, was deployed this evening.  This release includes a number of interrelated improvements to advanced search and fielded searches, for the Catalog and the Articles data sources, as well as a few additional small bugfixes.

We welcome questions, comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Nearly all improvements and fixes begin as patron or librarian feedback.  Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

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Check the Release Notes in the tab above to see a complete list of CLIO releases.

Returning Borrowed Items

Most books and bound periodicals may be returned to any Columbia University Library.   Book bins are usually located near library entrances.  Borrow Direct books may be returned to any library circulation desk.

These materials must be returned to the service desk or library from which they were borrowed:

  • Reserve materials
  • Media – including DVDs, CDs, videocassettes, and recordings
  • Microfilm and fiche
  • Musical Scores
  • Books and media obtained through ILL – these should be returned to the Interlibrary Loan Office in 307 Butler
  • Material borrowed from:  Law, Teachers College or Jewish Theological Seminary, which have separate library circulation systems.

Your library account will display items borrowed from most Columbia Libraries and Borrow Direct.  Items borrowed through ILL or from  Law, Teacher’s College and Jewish Theological Seminary will display through those accounts.

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If you have questions about this service, please contact staff in the Library Information Office.

Placing Requests from the Catalog

Need to request an item?  Most  options are listed below the call number and item status under Requests:
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These include:

  • Offsite — request before 2:30 pm on weekdays and the book will be delivered the following weekday, requests for scanned electronic delivery are usually filled by the next business day.
  • Borrow Direct — books will be delivered from partner libraries within 3-5 working days.  It is the fastest way to get books!
  • Scan & Deliver — scanned copies of articles or chapters from selected Columbia libraries are delivered within 2-3 days.  Requests must conform to Fair Use guidelines to be in accordance with copyright law.
  • ILL (Interlibrary Loan) — for articles, DVDs, microfilm and other non-book items, articles come quickly, books can take 1-2 weeks.  For fastest results, include ISSNs or ISBNs.
  • Precataloging – items with a Precataloging location are often available the same day.
  • In Process – requests for “in process” items are usually filled within 2-3 days
  • Recall/Hold – Recalls usually take 2 weeks, try Borrow Direct first.   Holds may take several months and should only be used when Recall is not available.

There are two options which do not display in the CLIO record:  Item not on Shelf and Inter-Campus Delivery:
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Use the Requests tab on the taskbar to place these requests:

  • Inter-campus Delivery — Request delivery of items from the Health Sciences campus to Morningside libraries and items from the Morningside campus libraries to the Health Sciences Library.  Items are usually delivered in 3-4 workings days.
  • Item Not on Shelf? — Request a search for an item not found on the shelf.   If found, it will be held for the requester.  if the item is not found, it will be charged to missing, enabling borrow direct requests,  and will also enter the replacement queue.  Items are usually searched within 24 hours.
  • You can also use the Requests tab to place Scan & Deliver requests when the pages you need are not available at Offsite.

Have a question or comment about CLIO?  Click on “Help” in the upper right corner of each screen to connect to Ask a Librarian, view CLIO search tips, report an E-Resource problem or submit CLIO suggestions & feedback.

Attend a Zotero Workshop

zotero is a free citation management program that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources and enables the download, capture, and indexing of full text, web pages, and research notes.    It also allows you to insert citations in Word documents in a wide variety of writing styles, such as APA, Chicago, etc.

Download Zotero at www.zotero.org. To make fullest use of Zotero you will also want to download one of the plug-ins for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice.  There are helpful web tutorials on the Zotero site, but the libraries are also here to help you use Zotero.

This month the Library is offering weekly Zotero workshops in 306 Butler LIbrary:

Tuesday, October 6th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in 306 Butler Library
Wednesday, October 14th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in 306 Butler Library
Tuesday, October 20th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in 306 Butler Library
Monday, October 26th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in 306 Butler Library

RSVP (dhc@library.columbia.edu).  If you’re bringing your laptop, download Zotero before the workshop.

Visit the Library Workshops page to see other workshops being offered this semester.

Welcome New Students

CLIO (Columbia Libraries Information Online) is our unified discovery system which provides a single search interface to four different sources: the library catalog; a large database of articles, dissertations, and ebooks; Academic Commons, our institutional repository; and the Libraries website.  A search for john jay revolution will return the following results.  Click directly on a record, click on the “view and filter” links at the top of each results list, or click directly on a datasource in left sidebar for additional features.

CLIObentoHave a question or comment about CLIO?  Click on “Help” in the upper right corner of each screen to connect to Ask a Librarian, view CLIO search tips, report an E-Resource problem or submit CLIO suggestions & feedback.

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Searching Government Documents in CLIO

It is now easier to search and browse government documents in CLIO (e.g. congressional hearings, executive reports, population projections). When using the catalog, there are two new formats in the Format facet on the left: US Government Document and NY State/City Government Document. The US Government Document format is restricted to information from federal government agencies. The NY State/City Government Document format is restricted to information from NYS and NYC government agencies.

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As always, we welcome comments and suggestions for improving CLIO. Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

Hathi Trust Holdings Now Display in CLIO

The latest CLIO release improves access to Hathi Trust full text by displaying item holdings in CLIO.  Full View indicates that the item is available in full text for reading or downloading; Limited View provides limited search access only.

Hathi Trust RecordsUp to 25 Hathi holdings links will display in CLIO.  When a list exceeds 25, a summary link will display, e.g. “show 245 more holdings…”.   Because we are displaying data directly from Hathi, there may be inconsistencies in the way holdings are described by depositing libraries.

Check the 7.11. 5 release notes to see a full list of updates.

One more change worth noting:  the “chain link” icon used to designate an online resource has been replaced by a globe icon.

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As always, we welcome questions, comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

 

 

 

CLIO Links to Library Information

Unsure where to find an item listed in CLIO?  Just click on the name of the library.  The latest CLIO release  adds updated maps and links to library homepages, call number guides, and library hours.

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We welcome questions, comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

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Virtual Shelf Browse

Virtual Shelf Browse allows researchers to browse the catalog as if all of our items, including titles that are at Offsite or online, were arranged by call number on a single shelf.   Start browsing from the foot of a CLIO catalog record, by choosing “Show” or “Full Screen.”

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Choose  “Full Screen” for a larger display, to download to Zotero, or to select multiple items for emailing or saving.  One can browse forward or backward as long as desired.  To return to your original search, choose “Return to…” on the upper right corner.

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When an item is associated with more than one call number, choose a call number to begin the browse:

MultiplecallnumbersOther developments in Release 7.11.1:

  • The rarely used Newspapers search, which was a subset of the Articles search, has been eliminated to make room for some anticipated new data sources
  • The four subsets of the Catalog search (archives, new arrivals, e-journals, and databases) are now listed directly below the catalog
  • Improvements have been made to the display and search functionality of author/title entries
  • A location note has been added for Burke Rare Collections

We welcome questions, comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.

 

 

New Library Location Search

The latest CLIO release, 7.10.8,  introduces a library location keyword search in both the Basic and Advanced Catalog Searches, a feature requested by many Columbia librarians.

Some use cases:

A scholar in Avery would like to find books about hospitals in the Avery collection, but the “Avery” location facet only limits to material physically located in Avery.  That scholar may now search for hospitals and location: Avery to retrieve both Avery and Offsite Avery material.

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A Barnard alumna would like to see all the titles in the Barnard Alumnae Collection, which until now could not easily be separated from the overall Barnard location:

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More uses for this search:

  • Finding and sorting material in named collections: Plimpton, Kilroe, McAlpin, etc.
  • Quickly generating or linking to a list of Research Reading Room titles
  • Searching for reserves material in a particular library, e.g. Health Sciences Reserve
  • Searching for “reference” to find material in reference collections across the various libraries

Although initially requested by librarians, we think this new search functionality will be useful to researchers as well,  especially in the ability to easily search and facet within our named collections.

KilroeWe welcome questions, comments and suggestions for improving CLIO.  Your feedback is invaluable as we develop the interface. Please comment below, use the Suggestions & Feedback form under the “Help” menu in the upper right corner of CLIO, or Ask a Librarian.