ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of over 5,400 seminal books in the humanities and related social sciences. Books in the Humanities E-Book collection have been recommended and reviewed by scholars and constituent learned societies of the American Council of Learned Societies.
The top e-book categories in the collection are:
Film & Media Studies
Music & Musicology
ACLS HEB has taken deliberate steps to acquire titles that embrace and engage communities historically overlooked by the academy, especially communities of color.
Over the past weekend (August 17th and 18th), LITS Enterprise Services performed scheduled maintenance to the Colleague server. The Colleague database and server have been upgraded to a version supported by Ellucian.
Staff and administration who use Colleague may notice some differences. Among the big changes:
You will now be able to log in using your Allegheny College Google account instead of your separate Colleague password. If you are logged into your @allegheny.edu Gmail in the same browser, Colleague should log you in automatically. If you are not, it will ask you to log into your Google account.
Printing information out of Colleague is more limited than before.
All users will now use Colleague screens instead of an FTP client to access the data they need.
LITS is aware that some users logging into Self Service may encounter delays at login, and is investigating the issue.
If anything in Colleague, Self Service, or WebAdvisor does not appear to be working, please open a Web Help Desk ticket. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the InfoDesk: firstname.lastname@example.org / 814-332-3768 / extension 3768 from campus phones.
Did you know that Allegheny College is home to four, unique medieval manuscripts? The manuscripts were created between the 15th-16th centuries. The physical manuscripts are very delicate, but LITS has digitized all four manuscripts. You can view all of the manuscripts in Artstor. To view the manuscripts go to the Digital Collections page or go to Artstor and look for Allegheny College Illuminated Manuscripts. Enjoy!
On Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 6am, the PaperCut Print Server will undergo maintenance lasting roughly 30 minutes. During this time, individuals will not be able to print to the Toshiba copiers or networked desktop printers.
There is no expected impact for end users as a result of this maintenance.
One of the College’s Internet service providers will conduct required maintenance on the fiber cables supplying the College between midnight and 6:00 a.m. on July 2, 2021. There is no anticipated outage of service.
If you do experience any loss of Internet connectivity via the Allegheny College networks that persists after 6:00 a.m. on July 2, please contact the InfoDesk at email@example.com or open a Web Help Desk ticket.
David Nield of Popular Science offers a great explanation of Why and How to Clear Your Web History in Any Browser. In short, routinely clearing your browser history (also often referred to as “clearing your cache”) can help protect your privacy, speed up your browser performance overall, and help you avoid mysterious glitches with web pages displaying incorrectly or behaving in odd ways.
UPDATED: Please be aware that, depending on your choices in this process, you may be logged out of your accounts, and will have to log back in when you revisit them next. In some cases, you may lose custom settings for some sites as well.
An important feature of the Artstor tool is the ability to zoom in to examine images in greater detail. Artstor also provides the functionality to download magified sections once you have zoomed in to a specific part of the image. For example, perhaps you would like to examine an illustration from a medieval manuscript in greater detail. Follow these instructions to download a zoomed in section of the image.
Use the zoom icons in the top left corner or zoom in with your mouse or keypad. Zoom in to your area of interest.
Click the Download button in the menu on the right side of the page (desktop view) or below the image (mobile view).