Fall 2002 Edition

New Resources
New Equipment
New Virtual Library Tour
New options for Library Voyager Users
New partnerships being developed
New Film Books
New Interlibrary Loan Option for Books

New Resources:

E-Subscribe is the newest electronic resource available from the KL website. Educational documents indexed in the ERIC education database, formerly available only on microfiche,  can now be accessed with full text online from 1996 to date. Users of the ERIC database will be familiar with ERIC documents as a rich source of educational, counseling and social science material composed of conference proceedings, curriculum guides, lesson plans, research studies and other useful items.  From a search in the ERIC database (available through FirstSearch) users can now display ED documents of interest in full image PDF format.  Contact Kris Condic, Electronic Resources Coordinator, with questions or comments.

Music Index Online
Article citations from more than 670 international music periodicals are indexed in this database. Topics concerned with every aspect of the classical and popular world of music are included. Use this resource to find articles on subjects related to musicological or organological topics, plus book reviews, record reviews, first performances, and obituaries.

New specialized encylopedias in the reference area include:

Encyclopedia of African nations and civilizations.  Reference DT 14 .E43 2002
Encyclopedia of evolution.   Reference QH 360.2 .O83 2002
Encyclopedia of genetics.   Reference QH 427 .E53 2002
Encyclopedia of historical archaeology.  Reference  CC 77 .H5 E53 2002
Encyclopedia of physical science and technology.  Reference Q 123 .E497 2002
Encyclopedia of terrorism.   Reference. HV 6431 .C65 2002
Encyclopedia of the industrial revolution in America.  Reference HC 105 .O45 2002

New Equipment

Visitors to the library have noticed the new computers in the reference area, a welcome boon to library researchers.  They are faster, have larger screens, more memory and work much better than the older models they replaced.  In addition,  new equipment in the library instruction classrooms has been installed.  Also, soon the library will be replacing all the printers and copiers with new state-of-the-art equipment.  The reference area already has installed new software that will eventually allow for recouping the costs of printing by charging for pages printed.  For more information please Ask a Librarian or phone the Reference Desk at 248 370 2483.

New on KL Home Page

Tour Kresge Library electronically!  Using links from a  library map you can view the various areas in the building.  See where you go to check books out,  take a look at the large open computer lab on the first floor, and view the Current Journals Room on the top floor.  Frank Lepkowski, the Information Literacy Coordinator, developed this site, complete with photos of the important areas of the building and information about the library's resources and services.  If you have questions or comments,  please contact Frank Lepkowski.

New options for Library Voyager Users

The Recall feature has recently been activated on the Voyager Catalog.  Now, in addition to placing holds on books that are due in less than three weeks, OU library users can recall materials that have been checked out for longer periods of time. (Graduate students and faculty have longer check out periods)  All users will be ensured a three week use of the items but, after three weeks, the Recall feature can be used to retrieve items that are needed but which have been checked out for the longer time periods.   The recall request along with holds, rush catalog requests and new book suggestions can be activated using the Request button at the top of the Voyager catalog display.

New partnerships being developed

Kresge Library librarians are getting involved on campus in new ways and in new areas.  Beth Kraemer is serving as a liaison with the Honors College and Residence Halls, helping to familiarize students with library resources, providing information and assistance as needed.  Dana Juriew is the Student Affairs/Diversity Liaison and is developing a special web site featuring a Library “link”  for Student Services, a "Gateway to Diversity Resources on the Web."  Shawn Lombardo is the liaison for transfer students and the New Student Programs Office and is involved in providing special library and research programs, tours and library events for this university group.

New Film Books: Highlighting the Malcomson Gift

Robert Malcomson was a film buff and a collector of books on movies and movie making.  After his death Kresge Library was able to obtain a substantial collection of the books he had acquired over the years.  Thanks to the efforts of Professors Robert Eberwein and Brian Murphy in the English Department, the collection of over 500 books on film, directors and actors and actresses,  individual films, and the history and development of film companies, was obtained and has been cataloged and made available to OU film students.  Included in this collection were some significant reference works, including the multivolume New York Times Encyclopedia of the Film.  The complete list of this collection can be seen by doing a keyword search in the OU Voyager Catalog for "malcomson gift."

New Interlibrary Loan Option for Books

The Michigan Library Exchange (MiLE) links the catalogs of over 100 libraries in southeast Michigan (including Wayne State, University of Detroit, Oakland and Macomb Community Colleges, Lawrence Tech, Eastern Michigan)  OU users are encouraged to avail themselves of this resource which speeds the delivery of books and saves money for the library. Patrons can search a union catalog of the participating  libraries and place interlibrary requests directly. At present only circulating books and government documents are available for a three-week period with no renewals. Books are generally received in one week.  To search and request, Oakland University patrons must logon by using the barcode on the back of their OU ID cards. All requested materials must be picked up at Oakland University’s Kresge Library and returned there.  Contact Pat Clark, Interlibrary Loan Manager, with questions or comments.

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