The Library will be using email notification exclusively for overdue notices
and fine letters, also for notifying users that interlibrary loan books or
books that have been requested through holds or rush catalog requests are
available for pick up at the Circulation Desk. Users should check their OU
email accounts regularly and will be held responsible for messages sent using
this system for this information. Questions about this new service should
be directed to Louann Stewart
New electronic resources
Village/Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary
engineering database in the world with almost seven million
records referencing 5,000 engineering journals and conference
materials dating from 1970. The School of Engineering and
Computer Science assisted in providing funding for this
important resource for their students and faculty.
International Affairs Online is the most comprehensive source
for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes
a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes
working papers from university research institutes, occasional
papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects,
proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy
JSTOR additions– The
Arts & Sciences II Collection is a multi-disciplinary
collection of 122 titles and contains titles and disciplines
that complement those in the Arts & Sciences I Collection.
This Collection offers additional titles in disciplines such
as History, Economics, and Asian Studies and core titles
in new disciplines, such as Classics and Archaeology. African,
Latin American, Slavic, and Middle Eastern Studies are among
the new disciplines in this Collection.
Also added this year was the Business Collection, consisting of over 40 important
scholarly business and management journals.
KL home page revised
A project to update and improve the KL
home page was initiated during the winter term. Robert Slater, the digital
services librarian, along with the Web Team worked on the reorganization, redesign
and presentation of the information. The revised version was launched at the
beginning of the summer term and work continues on its development. Suggestions
and comments concerning the new site are welcome and should be directed to Robert
Faculty are reminded to contact Frank
Lepkowski (2497) to schedule library sessions for their classes as early
as possible in order to ensure that they get the time and date desired.
Requests for reserve materials for fall classes should be turned into Maurini
Strub at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. Getting them in early is important
since the library needs sufficient time for their in-house processing. The
beginning of each term is an extremely busy time and we want the materials
to be available to your students in a timely fashion. A Reserve
Request Form is available at the Circulation Desk or by clicking on the
Library faculty publications/presentations:
Condic, Kristine. “ Undergraduate Education Majors: Can’t teach
them if you can’t reach them”, Academic Library Association of
Ohio, Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group, Spring Workshop, May 2003,
Condic, Kristine. “How would students spend limited
library funds? Results from a survey at Oakland University”,
American Library Association poster session, June 2003, Toronto.
Juriew, Dana, Elizabeth Kraemer, and Julie Voelck. “Mentoring
untenured librarians: All it takes is a little un-TLC.” College & Research
Libraries News 64 (6), 378-380, 2002.
Kraemer, Elizabeth. “Developing the online learning
environment: The pros and cons of using WebCT for library
instruction.” Information Technology and Libraries 22
(2), 87-92, 2002
Ring, Daniel. "Arthur Curley" in Dictionary
of American Library Biography. Second Supplement.
Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2003, pp. 60-64.
Slater, Robert. “Challenges and Changes: A Review
of Issues Surrounding the Digital Migration of Government
Information.” Science & Technology Libraries,
21(1/2), 153-162. 2001.
also co-published simultaneously In Mary C. Shlembach (Ed.), Information
Practice in Science and Technology: Evolving Challenges and New Directions (pp.
153-162). Binghamtom: Haworth Information Press, 2001.
Slater, Robert and Louann Stewart. The impact of the USA
PATRIOT Act on libraries. Presented for the Kresge Library
Colloquium Series. April, 2003.
Collection Development update:
As part of the overall campus belt-tightening, the library found itself in
the unhappy position of canceling journals again. Input from faculty and
the results of the on-going Usage Study provided invaluable information that
was considered as decisions regarding specific titles were made. A list of
the titles cancelled can be viewed at: http://library.oakland.edu/services/colldev/journalcuts/Jan03_cuts_final.htm
Interlibrary loan–NEW Electronic Document
As of April 2003 articles requested through Interlibrary Loan and received
in electronic format are being made available over the World Wide Web. As a
result, these articles can be viewed from practically any computer that is
connected to the Internet. Individuals who request articles through Interlibrary
Loan will be notified by email when their requests arrive. This email will
contain: 1) a unique Login ID, 2) a Personal Identification Number (PIN), and
3) the web address where requests can be viewed. By going to the specified
web page and entering their Login ID and PIN, individuals will be shown a list
of their available articles. These articles can be viewed using the free Adobe
Acrobat Reader. The EDD system automatically removes the document after it
has been viewed five times or fourteen days have passed since notification,
whichever comes first. For further information or if you have questions, please
contact Pat Clark, the manager of the
Interlibrary Loan Department.
Pay for print activated in reference area.
The extensive and often profligate printing in the reference area led the library
to implement a pay for print system in the reference area. The cost of printing
is $.10 per page if paying cash, but only $.08 per page if using a copy card.
The copy card that is used for the photocopiers also works with the print
stations. Copy cards are recommended and are available in the hallway opposite
the Circulation Desk. Alternatively, library users may email pages and documents
to themselves or save the material to a disk to avoid the printing costs.
New computers have been installed in the Library classroom 222 to improve and
enhance the students’ learning experiences.
A new flat bed scanner has been acquired by the Interlibrary Loan unit for
interlibrary loan activities. This new equipment is faster, more accurate and
better able to handle the variety of sizes of original documents.
Archives to feature in Charter Class reunion activities.
Oakland University Charter Class is returning to Oakland for a special 40th
anniversary celebration on October 3-5, 2003. The class is interested in
University history, particularly that relating to their class and so the Archives
will feature a special exhibit of memorabilia, old photos, yearbooks, college
catalogs, building plans and other items for their enjoyment and reminiscence.
comments to: Linda
Oakland University Library
Oakland University, Kresge Library
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