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New! Online Access to TREN eDocs.

June 21, 2012 • John Merritt

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 19,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 131 different institutions. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies, including:

Evangelical Theological Society
American Society of Church History
North American Patristic Society
American Catholic Historical Association

Access TREN through the alphabetical list of databases, or directly here.

Free Scan-to-Email Option at Library Copiers

February 1, 2012 • John Merritt

The James P. Boyce Centennial Library is pleased to announce that all library copiers now have free scan-to-email options for patron self-service use. The simple process involves inputing your email address prior to beginning and upon completion the scans will be sent to you by email as a PDF file. This option is self-service only and is subject to the same copyright limitations as photocopying.

Please take a moment to express your appreciation to Fifth and Broadway for enabling this service for library users. All library copiers are provided by Fifth and Broadway and we are grateful for their response to patron requests for this service.

Can’t access library resources from home?

January 5, 2012 • John Merritt

In a previous post, we addressed a problem that some of our off-campus patrons were experiencing when trying to use our online resources. I would like to add more information based on recent findings.

First, a brief summary of the problem: When an off-campus patron with Internet service provided by Insight attempts to Log-In to their library account, the page takes a long time to load and finally times out. The problem stems from the wireless router that is issued by Insight (Belkin model# F5D7234-4). This can be proved by plugging your computer directly into the Insight modem, bypassing the wireless router.

Previously, we had only two suggested workarounds for this problem: 1) Buy a new wireless router to replace the Insight Belkin model, or 2) Contact Insight to open the required ports on the wireless router.

After one of our students pursued the latter as far as it could go, it has been determined that there is no way to modify the Belkin router to access the library resource short of removing it (for those technically minded this means placing your computer in the DMZ – a very risky and unrecommended choice). However, the former option has been rightfully criticized as being too burdensome. Why pay for new hardware in addition to paying for a wireless router that cannot be made to work? That is where the dear people at Insight come to your aid!

For those who are affected by this problem, Insight will replace your Belkin wireless router with a different model (currently a NetGear) free of charge. As reported by our brother in Christ, this completely fixes the problem. To begin the process, please send your Insight customer information (account # or phone #) to: Hill.S@insightcom.com and reference Master Ticket# 116795.

Many thanks to Nate for providing us with this information!

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