June 4, 2015

To: University of Denver Community

From: Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor
            Gregg Kvistad, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the retirement of Nancy Allen, long-serving dean and director of the University Libraries, effective Sept. 1. Dean Allen has served in this position since 1992, making her the longest serving dean of the libraries and the third-longest serving dean in the University’s history.

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The Alliance is hosting a workshop on the new WorldCat Discovery interface.

Are you curious about the transition from FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery?  Ready to begin the transition process but not sure how to start?  The Alliance and OCLC are pleased to sponsor a hands-on workshop to introduce you to WorldCat Discovery and help you configure your library’s Discovery website.   Bring your laptop and join us as Amy Lytle, Portfolio Implementation Manager, OCLC, helps you navigate the set-up options and discusses best practices for effective searching in this new interface. 

You’ll leave this half-day session with

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The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries switched Internet Service Providers which meant that many services were unavailable earlier in the week.  The switch has been completed and all Alliance services are now accessible.  A few intermittent problems with a couple of Prospector libraries are being resolved.

If you experience any problems with access to any Alliance services including Prospector, Gold Rush, ArchivesSpace, Collaborative Librarianship (journal), The Charleston Advisor (journal) or our listservs please let us know at


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The Prospector system has been down since noon on March 31st due to a change of Internet Service Providers.  The system is now getting back online and users will begin to be able to search.  However, ordering materials is still not fully restored for all libraries and may take longer to get fully functional.  In addition, only the Classic search interface is functional but the newer interface should be back online in the near future.

The Gold Rush system is also now operational and libraries should be able to access it sometime in the next few hours as the new Internet address propogates over the network. 

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