May 2011

Our orders for the following ebook for Reference have gone through. The records should be available in Pegasus soon.
Green Business
Green Cities
Green Consumerism
Green Food
Encyclopedia of Africa –
Encyclopedia of African Religion
Encyclopedia of Case Study Research
Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
Encyclopedia of Identity
Encyclopedia of Journalism
Encyclopedia of Perception
Encyclopedia of Research Design
Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods
Oxford Companion to the Book –
Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought –
Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History –
SAGE Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence
SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

Alumni, guests visiting from other institutions, and community patrons are now asked to bring their state I.D. to leave with the IC 1st floor desk. Everyone is required to bring a state I.D. with them when they come into the library if they are not a student. If there are any questions, please check in with the 1st floor IC.
Thank You,

The reference librarians will be doing “Reference Rounds” this summer as part of a pilot plan. This means that the librarian will leave the consultation office and spend approximately an hour roving through Cudahy to answer questions from patrons that might not make it over to the IC.

The rounds schedule is as follows:
Monday – TR(9:30-10:30) and SM(3-4:00)
Tuesday – JC(9:30-10:30) and TR(3-4:00) and JP (4-5)
Wednesday – JM(9:30-10:30) and NM(3-4:00)
Thursday – JM(9:30-10:30) and JP(1:30 – 2:30) and KS(3-4:00)
Friday – Rotating (9:30 – 10:30) and Rotating(3-4:00)

While on rounds, the librarian will carry an ipad, which will allow the graduate student to communicate with the librarian via Skype.

At the beginning of your shift, please make sure that you log in to Skype. You’ll find it in the Start menu under Programs.

Username: lulreference

From the Chronicle of Higher Education

“A closely watched trial in federal court in Atlanta, Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al., is pitting faculty, libraries, and publishers against one another in a case that could clarify the nature of copyright and define the meaning of fair use in the digital age…The plaintiffs are asking for an injunction to stop university personnel from making material available on e-reserve without paying licensing fees. A decision is expected in several weeks. The Chronicle asked experts in scholarly communications what the case may mean for the future.”

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Two students tried to add money to their RamblerBucks accounts using the online site. Both encountered errors (like “server unavailable”) after adding their credit card info. I called the Card Office at LSC and left a message so they would be aware of it.

May 12th, 2011 by Steven Kowalik

Yale University announced today that it is making digital images of objects in its many collections freely available online.

New Haven, Conn. — Scholars, artists and other individuals around the world will enjoy free access to online images of millions of objects housed in Yale’s museums, archives, and libraries thanks to a new “Open Access” policy that the University announced today. Yale is the first Ivy League university to make its collections accessible in this fashion, and already more than 250,000 images are available through a newly developed collective catalog.

The goal of the new policy is to make high quality digital images of Yale’s vast cultural heritage collections in the public domain openly and freely available.

As works in these collections become digitized, the museums and libraries will make those images that are in the public domain freely accessible. In a departure from established convention, no license will be required for the transmission of the images and no limitations will be imposed on their use. The result is that scholars, artists, students, and citizens the world over will be able to use these collections for study, publication, teaching and inspiration.

The swipe card reader in front of the Reference Desk is not working. It says no bank has been assigned. 6th floor, 25 E Pearson (CLC), wtc. On the 6th floor.
It has been reported to IT. I will add the call # when I get it.

IT is supposed to come this morning (and probably all day) to reimage our public computers. Don’t be alarmed if you see them, but let me know.

Thanks – Susan

The Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS) database includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health conditions with current and retrospective coverage.

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