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Alma/Primo VE Planned Outage over Memorial Day Weekend

Ex Libris will be moving to a new data center over the Memorial Day weekend – May 29-30, 2021. A system downtime of up to 24 hours is expected beginning Saturday, May 29 6PM CT.

Ancestry.com Added to all Database lists

Ancestry.com Remote Access now Available

****  Remote access will be available until at least June 30, 2021. ****

Ancestry has opened up access to all library cardholders from home for a limited time.

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be re-evaluated as needed.

Nicole Murphy joins ODIN Team

Nicole Murphy has been hired as an ODIN Technical Support Specialist located in Fargo (during the pandemic, at home).  She brings a great deal of experience in Interlibrary Loan issues.  Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UND.  Nicole has 11+ years of experience working with libraries.  Most recently, she worked in t

Liz Mason joins ODIN Team

Liz Mason has been hired as an ODIN Technical Support Specialist.  She will bring a great deal of experience in cataloging to the ODIN Office.  Liz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD and a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Services.  Liz has 30 years of experience working with libraries.  Since 2003, she has worked at Bismarck State C

Lynn Wolf Promoted

Lynn Wolf has been promoted to Library Systems/Applications and Web Integrator. Lynn began working in UND Computer Center in March 1988 with many of those years with ODIN as a Technical Support Specialist with an emphasis on the technical side of things. Lynn works out of the Grand Forks office.

Please join me in congratulating her on her new position.


Publishers Offer Free Access During COVID-19 Crisis

NDSU has started a list of publishers that are providing access to their content for a limited time to help cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic and campuses moving to online-only instruction.  

More Free Resources added to the Database Lists

We've added a few more free resources that have been shared with us to the database lists for Public and School libraries. If you have any online resources you would like to add, please send them our way!

https://www.coolmath.com/ - CoolMath offers “math for ages 13-100” – explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more.

Temporary Access to Additional Databases & e-Resources

Additional e-resources wil now be available statewide through the school year.

As schools and colleges and libraries transition to online operations, the need for e-resources grows.  Minitex has reached out to a number of vendors that have been involved in our statewide database selection process to provide temporary access to a broader range of databases for all libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.