The proxy server that allows Chemeketa students and employees to log into the library’s electronic resources is scheduled to be upgraded early on Monday, Nov 28th. The work will be done in the morning and should be completed shortly after the library opens at 7:30 am. There will be a brief outage of off-campus authentication while the work is being done.

Chemeketa’s IT department is changing servers for the college’s single sign on.  This means that login services for My Chemeketa, the library databases, and the library search will be temporarily unavailable from 2 pm to 6 pm.  This should resolve the sign-in issues that users have been experiencing.

Thank you for your patience as this problem is addressed.

College servers are down. Until MyChemeketa issues are resolved, the databases will not be available from off-campus or via the wireless network. IT is aware of the problem and doing their best to fix it quickly. We will let you know when the status changes and normal access is available. Please contact the Reference Desk at 503.399-5231 for research assistance, or email reference@chemeketa.edu.

Login May Suffer Problems

November 16, 2016

The following notice has been issued our IT department. Please be aware that logging into My Chemeketa, library databases, and into the libray search may be affected temporarily.

 I want to share with you a developing situation with our Single Sign-On (SSO) service. If you are unaware of what SSO is, it’s the webpage you are directed to when you are login to many of the college’s systems. It is a feature that allows one to move in-between all of these systems without being required to login to each system individually.

Theproblem we are experiencing is that SSO is periodically crashing (not displaying the above webpage) with a downward trend. We have been in contact with vendor’s support team and have determined the best and fastest path to a stable SSO system is to completely replace the current server. We have weighed our options and have begun the process of building a new and more robust SSO system. This is a very in-depth and detailed endeavor that we believe we will be able to place in to production by the end of week.  In the meantime, we will do our best to maintain the current system, but this means there will be times the webpage will not display. In order to get around this, just attempt to reload the page a minute or two later. There is no need to contact the helpdesk about this situation as we are aware of the situation and we are actively working it.

Thank you for your understanding as we work diligently to resolve this issue.

 

 

 

From LearningExpress:

We’re making upgrades to improve your online experience and alerting you in advance so that you can plan your usage of LearningExpress products accordingly. All LearningExpress websites will be unavailable beginning 1:00 PM PT Saturday, November 5th through 5:00 AM PT, Monday November 7th.

Learning Express is a database  that provides skillbuilding videos and e-books, along with practice tests for a variety of careers, educational levels, and standardized examinations. It is free to use.

When you first use LearningExpress, you will have to create an account, because your practice tests are scored. Click the Register button under New Users.

Mango, an online language learning database subscribed by CCRLS, as added second units of all the languages included in our subscription, doubling the content. English, Spanish, Russian, German, and Italian are covered.

Currently registered Chemeketa students and employees log in for off campus access with a My Chemeketa username and password. Public library card holders may access Mango remotely through a CCRLS public library using a CCRLS library card number and PIN. Users must create a free, personal account to get started. The login allows the user to track progress in the course.

Users will find Mango on the Chemeketa database page or on the CCRLS Catalog‘s Eresources page under “Learn a Language.”

Chemeketa Community College Library’s Films On Demand collection includes films from a new, 2016 series of brief videos called We the Voters: A User’s Guide to Democracy. Each video runs approximately three and a half minutes, and talks about a different aspect of U.S. democracy. “We the Voters: Mediaocracy,” for example, shows how commercial and social media tend to expose us to a single point of view, and explains how how media work and how voters can get complete information to shape their views.

The non-partisan videos provide a brief, engaging picture of how democracy works. Other short videos in the series are:

  • “We the Voters: Altered States of America”
  • “We the Voters: Hot Tips to Rock the Ballot Booth”
  • “We the Voters: The Poll Dance”
  • “We the Voters: Citizen Next”
  • “We the Voters: How to Master Debate”
  • “We the Voters: Disrupt Lobbying”
  • “We the Voters: Mission Insurable”
  • “We the Voters: Why We March”
  • “We the Voters: American Party Animals”

Explore Films on Demand and other streaming media collections on the Library’s database page and in the Library Search.

 

 

Chat Reference Returns!

October 4, 2016

Answerland IM/chat reference service is returning, starts Monday, October 10. Chemeketa chat reference is unofficially starting on October 4. When Chemeketa librarians are available they will monitor questions originating from libraryguides.chemeketa.edu and from the library’s web site. Starting on Monday, during times when there are no librarians available at Chemeketa, questions from our users will be answered by Answerland, Oregon’s virtual reference service, or by our 24/7 backup service.

Answerland is a service of Oregon libraries. It is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

ProQuest will be doing maintenance and security upgrades on the  EBL  platform. Many Orbis/Cascade e-books will be unavailable for approximately three hours beginning October 15, 2016.   The expected outage period is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time.

ARTstor Restored

September 14, 2016

The ARTstor image database is again functional.