How it works
As many of you might know, Siddhi and I have taken up the gruelling task of archiving all the books surrounding us in the grad lounge. We have numbered the shelves, currently from 1 to 64. You will find a link below to the searchable database containing location and information about these priceless treasures.
The sorting and cataloging have been completed for shelves 1 to 64. We request that everyone observe the following guidelines while borrowing books from these collections.
- After you borrow a book from the collection, please return it to the BOOK-RETURN table near Shelf 1. The location of any book is recorded by its shelf number. So returning books to arbitrary shelves will result in the failure of this system.
- For tracking purposes, a blue colour Queens University binder has been placed on the BOOK-RETURN table. We urge everyone to record their name and name of the book borrowed on the page corresponding to the Shelf where the book was taken from.
As for the books borrowed before we started to sort the collections (march 17), you will soon receive an email about returning them so that they can be entered in the database.
Thank you for your cooperation!
The Searchable Index of Documents: Database Interface (SIDDI)
Below is a link to the searchable database (SIDDI) that we set up. Simply enter any term you wish to search for in the "search" field at the top of the page. If you find the book you are looking for, simply look for it on the corresponding shelf. Note that in some cases, the books are not sorted within the shelf.
If you can't find on a shelf a book that appears in the database, you should consult the "Borrowed Books Binder" located on the BOOK-RETURN table to see if it was checked out. If you find irregularities or incorrect information in the database, please let me know.
Again, let me stress that you should return the book to the BOOK-RETURN table near Shelf 1. once you are done with it.