ODIN Turns 30! Celebrate with Us!

Celebrating 30 Years of ODIN (Online Dakota Information Network)

When & Where: Tuesday, July 16, 2-4 p.m., BSC Library

Say “Hello” to Flat Odie, check something out, & enjoy some treats.  See you then!

ODIN, the statewide library consortium, reached a milestone on February 2, 2019 – 30 years of providing North Dakota libraries with the resources & services necessary to access and use the ever-expanding body of worldwide knowledge and information.

ODIN Hardware Upgrade

FYI.  The ODIN (library catalog) server upgrade will start tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 2) at 9 a.m.

Because the database must be inactive in order to go forward with the process,  all staff functions and any ability for the public to update the system (e.g., renewals, ILL requests, placing holds, etc.) will be disabled.

The ODIN office anticipates that the project will be successfully completed by 8 a.m. on Monday, June 4.


ODIN UFind – New Search Interface

There is a new search interface for the ODIN library catalog.  UFind has a Web 2.0 flavor that we think you will like.  You can add your own tags and comments to bibliographic records, get suggestions for similar resources, create your own lists of favorites, and more.   

For example, “BookTalk” has been added as a tag to books that we’ve read for our BookTalk at BSC discussions.  Try typing “BookTalk” in the search box, choose “tag” from the drop down Fields menu, then click on Find.  The result will be a list of BookTalk selections from the past 11 years, which you can further sort by author, title, or publication date.  Clicking on an individual title will bring up the full record for that item, including suggestions for similar resources and other options.  Cool!

Of course, if classic ODIN is more to your liking, you can still use it.

Check it out!

It’s Going to Be a Great Year!

The BSC Library is a happening place!  Stay tuned for more details about:

  • Upcoming changes to the look of the ODIN catalog and our databases page
  • Serving as the campus open lab on Sundays
  • 2009 Campus Read of Persepolis and BookTalk at BSC 2010
  • Enhancements to the Gannon Gallery
  • Official unveiling of our TR Kiosk on October 11 

Google Books and ODIN

Something new on the ODIN library catalog — ODIN library collections are now connected with Google Book Search.  When you search for a book or DVD or other materials in ODIN, the display will also show information about the book, and in many cases, a few snippets that lead you to additional information.  

For an example of how it works, search for this title in ODIN:  Dinner with a Cannibal.

Check it out!