马萨诸塞州历史学会

Library FAQ

Welcome to the MHS Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Scroll down to see FAQs regarding General Information, Portal1791, Search Tools, Item Requests, 及复制要求.

General Information

谁可以使用MHS图书馆?

The MHS Library is open to the public, free of charge. 欢迎大家前来使用我们的资源, however, anyone wishing to access the library must complete our registration process.

我需要做什么才能使用图书馆?

Anyone wishing to use the library must go through our registration process. 要开始这个过程,请在我们的在线注册和申请系统中创建一个个人帐户, Portal1791. All first-time library visitors must also sit for a photograph (for internal use only) and present a valid, 政府颁发的带照片的身份证, 比如驾照或护照. 注册完成后, 图书馆的工作人员会给第一次来图书馆的人做简短的介绍.

注册过程需要多长时间?

在你第一次来图书馆的时候, plan for 20-40 minutes to complete your registration and library orientation. If you created a Portal1791 account in advance of arrival at the MHS, the process will take less time (closer to 20 minutes) than it will if you need to create your Portal1791 account onsite.

我需要预约吗?

我们鼓励所有研究人员在到达MHS之前要求预约. 要请求约会,必须在Portal1791中创建一个用户帐户(请参阅下面的详细信息)。. 当您登录Portal1791帐户时, 点击屏幕上方红色横幅中的“约会”选项卡,然后按照提示操作. Researchers with confirmed appointments will be guaranteed a seat in the reading room on their appointment date. 如果每天的日程安排上有空位,研究人员将会得到安排. 如果您在提交预约请求时遇到困难或有其他问题,请发送电子邮件 appointments@allpakistanichatrooms.com.

我可以带什么东西进图书馆?

参观图书馆的研究人员可以携带任何个人电子产品和相关的电源线, 比如笔记本电脑和平板电脑, mobile phones, and cameras. 所有的提包必须与其他个人物品放在指定的储物柜中.

外衣等外衣, scarves, 毛衣可以穿进阅览室,但是, once removed, 必须放在储物柜里还是挂在衣帽间里. Loose clothing may not be draped on chairs or laid on tables in the reading room.

有关更详细的信息,请参阅标题页 What to Bring.

我可以在阅览室做笔记吗?

Yes! MHS提供研究人员使用的有线和无线的笔记纸,以及写字用的铅笔. Outside paper and ink pens are not allowed in the library.

If a researcher requires the use of personal notes written on paper, 读者服务人员会将最多20页的资料复制到经mhs认可的纸张上,以供图书馆使用.

在你离开阅览室前,图书馆工作人员会检查所有的笔记纸.

我正在做一个小组项目. Can the whole group come in to view a collection item?

我们的阅览室程序要求所有研究人员在阅览室的单独桌子上工作. 由参考图书管理员自行决定, special arrangements can be made to accommodate research teams (i.e., groups of two or more) that must work together to complete a project. If you would like to schedule a group appointment, please review our group research policy 请致电617-646-0532或 library@allpakistanichatrooms.com. Please note that a $45.可能需要支付每小时00英镑的设置和监督费用.

我想要查看的一个og体育官网存储在异地. How long does it take to get access to offsite materials?

我们通常要求至少提前两个工作日通知储存在场外的材料. 研究人员需要6个以上的非现场项目,应提前提供额外通知. 这是为了确保我们能够及时从仓库和现场召回物品,以便您访问. 请与图书馆og体育官网有关非现场收集和其他信息的问题.

Portal1791

What is Portal1791?

Portal1791 is the 马萨诸塞州历史学会's online request system. Portal1791 enables researchers to request items directly from the MHS online catalog ABIGAIL and the MHS collection guides; to order reproduction services through a personalized online account; and to track the history of requests and orders.

为什么我需要用户名和密码?

By setting up a personalized web account with a username and password, Portal1791允许研究人员请求材料, order reproductions, 并跟踪请求和订单的历史记录. 您的用户名和密码允许MHS为您提供有关您请求的信息的安全访问.

如何创建Portal1791帐户?

Begin by clicking on the “First Time Users” link on the login page (在“创建您的帐户”标题下). 阅读首次用户注册政策,然后点击“创建新帐户”继续. 填写新用户注册表,确保填写所有必需的字段. 当你访问MHS图书馆时, 你将被要求出示有效的, 由政府签发附有相片的身份证,并由读者服务人员拍照.

我如何预约使用图书馆?

所有预约请求都通过 Portal1791. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment to use the library must first create a user account in the system. 一旦用户帐户建立, log in and 点击屏幕上方红色横幅中的“约会”选项卡,然后按照提示操作. 如果您在提交预约请求时遇到困难或有其他问题,请发送电子邮件 appointments@allpakistanichatrooms.com.

Do I have to request and appointment to use the library?

强烈鼓励研究人员在到达MHS之前要求预约. Researchers with confirmed appointments will be guaranteed a seat in the reading room on their appointment date(s) and during their selected hours. Walk-in researchers will be accommodated if spots are available on the daily schedule but access to the reading room and closed-stacks materials, 还有微缩胶片收藏, is not guaranteed.

我可以提前多久预约?

You may schedule an appointment up to 15 months in advance.

I scheduled an appointment but need to change the date. What do I do?

Log in to your Portal1791 account and click on the "Appointments" tab. 找到已安排的约会并单击右侧的“Actions”按钮, then select "Edit Appointment" if you would like to change the date, or select "Cancel Appointment" if you no longer intend to use the library. 如果您选择“取消预约”,您可以在稍后的时间提交新的预约请求. 当你取消约会时, all requests associated with that appointment are also cancelled, 但是您仍然可以通过Portal1791中的“请求历史”选项卡访问有关这些请求的信息.

我的帐户会活跃多久?

您的帐户有效期为一年. If you have not updated your account in the past 365 days, 您将被要求在下次登录您的帐户时更新您的信息. Once you are logged in, you may change or update your account information at any time by clicking on “Preferences” and then clicking either “Change User Information” or “Change Password.”

如果我忘了密码怎么办?

If you forget your password, click on the “Forgot Password?” link on the login page. An e-mail will be sent to the address you provided when you created your account. 按照电子邮件中的链接重置密码.

如果我使用公共工作站,会不会有保安问题?

Yes. Web浏览器缓存信息并在本地工作站创建历史文件. This allows a subsequent user of the workstation to access the system under your name using the browser's Back button to recall a page from the cache, 或者在浏览器的历史文件中找到一个包含你个人信息的页面. 

如果您在公共工作站上登录Portal1791, please remember to sign out when you are finished by clicking “Logout” in the top left-hand corner of the menu. Delete from the file history those pages that contain your personal information. 然后退出网络浏览器,以防止后退按钮访问您正在使用的页面.

我应该用什么浏览器呢?

您将需要一个可以处理表单的web浏览器, tables, 最好是层叠样式表(CSS). MHS建议使用当前版本的Mozilla Firefox、Google Chrome或苹果Safari浏览器.

为什么Portal1791会超时?

Portal1791 is set to time out after 30 minutes of inactivity. Time-outs are necessary due to simultaneous user limits that must be in place to ensure an acceptable level of system performance.

如果我有疑问或问题,我应该og体育官网谁?

If you have any questions or problems regarding Portal1791, please e-mail library@allpakistanichatrooms.com 或致电(617)646-0532.

Search Tools

What is ABIGAIL?

ABIGAIL 协会的在线图书馆目录og体育平台. ABIGAIL提供了对大多数协会手稿收藏的书目访问, printed, and visual materials. The catalog is continually updated as the Society acquires new materials and creates bibliographic entries for them. If you have questions about navigating the catalog, please email reference@allpakistanichatrooms.com,或致电(617)646-0532咨询工作人员.

我如何使用ABIGAIL申请材料?

要通过ABIGAIL请求材料,请在目录中搜索您想要查看的项目. 打开目录记录后, click the red “Place Request” button near the call number to request the item. This action will prompt you to log in to your Portal1791 account. 然后,请求表单将自动填充所需的项目信息. 在“特殊要求/问题”中?” field, enter any concerns pertaining to your request. You may then choose to either associate the request with a scheduled appointment (see above) or keep the desired item(s) in your review list by selecting the “Save Request for Later” option.

为什么我不能通过ABIGAIL申请一些项目?

Some items in ABIGAIL have a “Place Request” button that does not function. 这是因为有一个收集指南,您可以通过它来放置请求. In these instances, 目录记录包含一个指向og体育官网指南的链接(在“电子资源”标题旁边). 点击链接提出您的请求.

Sometimes, an ABIGAIL record does not have a button at all. 这是因为系统中的一个小故障. Try closing the catalog and then returning to try your search again and the problem should correct itself.

什么是收藏指南?

Collection guides 是对语境的叙述性描述吗, arrangement, 稿件内容, photograph, and other collections. 这些在线指南将显示在浏览器搜索结果中(如Google或DuckDuckGo)。, 而目录记录在阿比盖尔将不会. 如果你从网上搜索找到一个收藏指南, consider searching ABIGAIL also to see if there are additional items of interest.

How do I use the collection guides to request materials?

从收集指南中提出请求, click on the collection guide link on the ABIGAIL record or use the collection guide search tool to find the collection you want to view. Then click on the red “Request Items” button in the top right-hand banner. Scroll down to the heading “Detailed Description of the Collection” and click on the “Expand All” link to the right of that heading to display the request checkboxes next to each box or volume in the collection guide. 继续滚动指南,并为您希望查看的项目选择复选框.

To submit the requests, click on the red “Continue” button on the lower right-hand portion of the page. 在填充的弹出框中,您可以将请求与已安排的约会关联起来.e., click on the “Request for Use in Library” button) or keep the desired item(s) in your review list by clicking on the “Save for Later” button. Once you have chosen an action, click “Submit Request.” The “submit” action will prompt you to login to your Portal1791 account.

我可以索取多件藏品吗?

Yes. 从收集指南中选择最多25个项目. Each box/volume is a separate item and counts against your limit of 25 items.

Item Requests

我如何要求在MHS查看材料?

任何想在图书馆查阅资料的人, 或者要求复制品, 必须在 Portal1791. 然后,你可以使用在线目录, ABIGAIL, or the online collection guides,开始发起请求.

我可以提出多少请求有限制吗?

您可以使用Portal1791发出最多25个请求,并保存无限数量的请求以供以后查看. Once you schedule a retrieval, the request becomes active. Requests for later review and reproduction orders do not count toward your limit.

I want to view a request I already completed on a prior visit. 如何重新提交旧的请求?

To resubmit a request, 只需在Portal1791帐户的“请求”下点击“已完成的请求”. Click on the request number for the item you want to see again. Click “Clone Request”; update the information on the request form as needed (e.g., any special concerns pertaining to the request); associate the request with a scheduled appointment; and click on "Submit Request.“如果你没有预约的话, click on the "Schedule New Appointment" button; once your appointment is scheduled you will be returned to the request form where you left off.

我的请求在Portal1791中保存了多长时间?

无论请求的状态如何,Portal1791中的所有请求都将永久保存.

Portal1791中的Review Requests队列og体育平台?

When you submit items by selecting “Save Request for Later" in ABIGAIL or “Save for Later” in the collection guides, you are saving these items to the Review Requests queue in Portal 1791. 此队列保存了您可以稍后查看并提交检索的项目(如果您选择的话). There are no limits on how many items you may save to the Review Requests queue.

Reproduction Requests

Does the MHS offer reproductions of material held in the collection?

Yes. The MHS offers three options for obtaining reproductions of our holdings: reference reproductions (PDFs or photocopies), 出版质量的TIFF图像, or photo prints. 详情可浏览我们的网页 Reproduction Services page.

我如何订购复制品?

所有复制要求应通过 Portal1791. Use ABIGAIL, the collection guides, or online resources to locate the item or collection from which you wish to purchase reproductions and follow the system prompts to submit a Reproductions/Use Permissions request. 您必须为每个项目或收藏记录提交单独的复制/使用许可请求.

复制品要花多少钱?

Prices vary depending on the type of reproduction requested, 被成像的材料类型, method, and speed of delivery. 有关价格的详细信息可在我们的网站上找到 Reproduction Services page.

I looked at an item in the reading room and now want reproductions. What next?

If you are working in the reading room and know you will be requesting reproductions from the collection you are working with, 请向阅览室服务员索取纸条,以标记馆藏内的相关物品.

Same-day photocopies may be requested for loose materials (no bound volumes) of up to 25 pages per research visit, 视乎工作人员的情况而定. Please ask the reading room attendant for a photocopy request for on which to indicate the items to be photocopied.

所有PDF文件的请求, 高分辨率TIFF文件, 照片必须通过Portal1791打印. Within Portal1791, 打开项目或og体育官网的原始请求,并选择“克隆到复制”选项. The Reproduction/Use Permission form will automatically populate the form with the collection information and you will be prompted to add additional information regarding the reproduction request. 请尽可能具体.

我必须预先付款吗?

Yes. The MHS requires all reproduction requests be paid before files are delivered. However, 在完成工作之前,您将有机会审查并批准您的发票. Once you have approved the terms of your order, you may pay at any point. 一旦发票已经支付,只有当最终成本变化超过10美元时,MHS才会调整它.由于不可预见的情况. 如果订单的最终成本变化超过10美元.00 following invoice approval and payment, you will be notified by email.

复制品需要多长时间才能收到?

参考复制目前需要8-12周从订单批准到订单完成. High-resolution images and photo prints typically take 4-6 weeks from order approval to order completion. Once an order has been completed and the invoice paid in full, files will be uploaded to your Portal1791 for access within two business days.

Rush delivery is not available for reference reproduction requests. Rush delivery may be negotiated for high-resolution images if staffing allows. If the length of time it will take to process your request is a deciding factor, please e-mail the Assistant Reference Librarian for Rights and Reproductions (reproductions@allpakistanichatrooms.com),以便在提出要求前讨论详情.

Do I need permission to quote/cite material or use images?

Yes. In most cases, the MHS requires that permission be obtained for quotation/citation of unpublished manuscript materials and for use of images of MHS materials in works made available to the public.

Categories exempt from the formal use permission process include reference/personal use; academic assignments (other than theses/dissertations); lectures, presentations, and classroom use; use of images from the MHS website on blogs/websites and social media platforms; and approved press requests (contact the Director of Communications).

In all instances the credit line “Collection of the 马萨诸塞州历史学会” should be used where the image or images appear. 有关更多信息,请参阅我们的 Use Permission page.

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