This week marks another milestone and set of transitions for our library catalog system which is available from the search box on our website http://www.luthersem.edu/library/ or directly at http://luthersem.worldcat.org/.
1) All of our data has migrated to the new catalog. However, some of the most recent transactions (checkins and checkouts) have yet to be reflected in the new catalog. We plan to fully update these transactions in the new catalog by Monday, October 29th.
2) While the login will eventually be integrated with MyLutherNet, currently you can login to your library catalog account at https://luthersem.worldcat.org/wcpa/secure? by clicking on set/reset password and entering your barcode (which will generate an email to you).
3) By Monday, October 29th, we will have updated the transactions and policies so that you can login into your account to check due dates, renew books, place holds, and directly recall books that are checked out by others (items are eligible for recall after 4 weeks).
4) The migration to our new library catalog remains a work in process over the rest of the semester as we complete configurations and sort out any data problems. Our previous catalog, MARTIN, remains available at http://anna.luthersem.edu/ but will become increasingly out of date.
5) In case you haven't fully explored the new website and catalog, a helpful guide can be found at http://luthersem.libguides.com/worldcat
We appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you better with this new system. Please let us know if you have problems or questions.
Luther Seminary Library is now receiving book donations (again) to support the work of the Theological Book Network. Their mission is to provide "theological resources for the formation of leaders called to serve the global church." This work continues the spirit of the Lutheran International Library Assistance Project (LILAP), a former ministry of the Luther Seminary Library and Global Mission Institute.
While our new library catalog is a great improvement and we encourage you to use it, a subset of books don't properly display call number and availability information. For these titles, please use MARTIN (our previous catalog) or ask a library staff member. We apologize for any inconvenience.
A public reception will occur Sunday September 15 from 2:00 – 5:00 in the OCC for Ron Felt, local Twin Cities wood carver. He will be showing 25 hand carved pieces in the Olson Campus Center narthex. “In Your Light We See Light” will be shown September 10 – November 10.
“I perceive art and music to be the highest of human endeavors. For me Bach’s B Minor Mass and Michelangelo’s Pieta’ exemplify beauty of such magnitude that they’re unaccountable from a secular world view. Art and music take me out of myself, out of my ego boundaries, and thrust me into mystery, timelessness, infinity, terror, ecstasy---into God…. I call myself an “Ecclesiastical Sculptor”, with an emphasis on religious themes, especially as portrayed in scripture. This does not place secular subjects apart from honoring God; I believe that most art serves this purpose but I prefer the direct route.” Ron Felt
Dr. Felt (now a retired dentist) is a wonderful example of a Lutheran layperson who has followed his passion of connecting his faith with his art. Please join us on September 15th to meet the artist and enjoy his work. For more information contact Paul Daniels (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kari Bostrom (email@example.com) and Archives (651.641.3205).
A new library catalog can be found at http://luthersem.worldcat.org/ along with an added tabbed searchbox to our library homepage http://www.luthersem.edu/library/. The new public search interface will leverage WorldCat to better include materials held by our MTLA colleagues, University of Minnesota, and other libraries around the world. In addition, a new knowledgebase will power a quick way to search our journal title and eBook holdings. MARTIN will continue to be available through the Fall as functionality continues to migrate to the new system.