Kresge Library News: November 2012 Archives

November 28, 2012

Kresge Library to host Laptop Registration Program (December 3rd and 4th)

The Kresge Library is pleased to invite the University of Michigan’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Ross School of Business to provide an in-person registration program for laptops and other electronic devices that you have. DPS offers a free Laptop, Personal Electronics and Bicycle Registration Program that is intended to “deter theft and avoid the consequences or assist in the recovery of stolen property.”

Representatives from the DPS will be available at the Kresge Library on Monday December 3rd and Tuesday December 4th from 1:30pm to 7:30pm (each day). They will be located near the entrance to Kresge on the 2nd floor. The process to register your laptop or electronic equipment takes only a minute or so to complete. Upon registering your laptop, personal electronics or even your bicycle, you'll receive two stickers to place on your device or bicycle. One sticker provides the DPS with tagging information to ensure that you will receive it back if it is recovered. The other sticker is a deterrent to let the would-be thief know that the product is registered in the primary database used by law enforcement in the United States and Canada. Additionally, if your property is found or recovered, the registration record will help DPS return your property to you.

If you are unable to make these times, you can still register your laptop, personal electronics or your bicycle by filling out the form found here:

Registration URL: https://www.police.umich.edu/register_property.php

Additional information: http://police.umich.edu/?s=register_property

We hope that this will help reduce the number of thefts that take place in public areas of the Ross School of Business and Kresge Library.

Additionally, it is good to know that we have a lost and found in the Kresge Library for a large number of items (ranging from travel mugs, to chargers, or personal electronics, etc.) that have been left at Kresge Library. If you are missing something that might have been left behind at Kresge, please stop by the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor and ask. We might have had this the whole time!


November 19, 2012

Simmons OneView Now Available on the A-Z Database Page

Simmons OneView is now available via the Library's A-Z Database page. Ross users can access Simmons OneView from any computer with an internet connection. Simmons OneView provides data on the demographic, psychographic and media use characteristics of users of products, brands and services.


Audit Bureau of Circulations is Now Media Intelligence Center

The Audit Bureau of Circulations has had a name change and a face lift. The new site is called Media Intelligence Center and provides a better interface to access to periodical and newspaper circulation data for US and Canadian newspapers and periodical publications.

A video tutorial on using the new interface is available after logging in to the site. Media Intelligence Center is available on the Library's A-Z Database Page.


November 07, 2012

2nd Floor Printer Move Thursday Afternoon

On Thursday evening starting at 4pm, the printers in the second floor printer room will be moved to make room for a new media lab. The printers will be moved from their current hideaway to the hallway used as a waiting area for interviews. We hope this will make it easier to find those elusive printers.

During this time, if you need to print in the Library, you will need to trek to the 4th floor to use one of the two printers available in the periodicals section. The work is scheduled to be completed by Friday.