Oct. 21-27: Open Access Week at WSU Libraries

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

WSU Libraries will host three events in October and November to showcase Open Access Week Oct. 21-27. The international event is dedicated to free, immediate online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and reuse those results as needed. For more about open access and the week's events and speakers, click on the WSU News link.

 

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Use tablet app to browse, access journal articles

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

BrowZine pulls articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a library-style virtual newsstand. To see a video about BrowZine or download the app, visit http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/browzine.

WSU Libraries is piloting the BrowZine subscription for a year, and feedback is welcome. Please send comments to oenglish@wsu.edu.

 

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Veterinary society honors founder, historic collection

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

In 1978, acclaimed veterinary historian, educator, publisher and editor J. Frederick Smithcors donated his 1,200-volume personal library to the Washington State University Libraries. Thirty-five years later, the American Veterinary Medical History Society will host an all-day “Smithcors History of Veterinary Medicine Symposium” Sunday, July 21, in Chicago to honor the late WSU donor and AVMHS founder/first president. For the full story, see the WSU News Service link.

 

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'Lighter' Side of Government Printing Office on display through June 28

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

WSU Libraries' Marilyn Von Seggern, Wendy Blake and Janet Feldner have organized a display in the Terrell Library atrium showcasing the humorous and puzzling publications published by the U.S. Government Printing Office over its 152-year history, titled "Uncle Sam's Believe It or Not: The Lighter Side of the Government Printing Office." The display runs through June 28.

 

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Search It Launches on Dec. 18

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Washington State University students and faculty leaving campus after finals this week will see a change when they return in a month for spring semester: a new shared library management service called Search It.

WSU Libraries is on track to launch the system on Dec. 18. Once it goes live, patrons will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They will be able to access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

 

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Search It launch on track

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

WSU Libraries is on track to launch Search It, a new shared library management service, by the end of December.

Once the system goes live, patrons can use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They also can access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

For more about the changes, including any updates, visit http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/search_it.

 

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Football films collection online

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Attention all WSU football fans: The Libraries have posted an online collection of newspaper reports, programs and game films from past Cougar football action, including the Apple Cup. The Digital Football Films Collection can be found at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/footballfilms.

 

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Some Libraries Services Temporarily Unavailable

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Search It, the Libraries' new search tool, is almost here! In preparation for the change, some Libraries services will be temporarily unavailable:

  • Thursday, 12/12 through Wednesday, 12/18: Summit requesting will be unavailable
  • Monday, 12/16 to Wednesday, 12/18: Local requesting and renewals will be unavailable

We anticipate these services will return to normal operation by the end of the day on Wednesday, 12/18

 

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2012 Library Excellence Award

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

The WSU Libraries would like to congratulate the winner of this years Library Excellence Award, Dr. Barbara A. Ward of the Department of Teaching and Learning. Ward has demonstrated her support of the libraries not only through the inclusion of a library component in her classes, but also through extraordinary personal generosity. Her donations of juvenile literature to the Education Library have been exceptionally substantial, allowing the Education collections budget to be redirected to other much needed materials.

 

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Search It coming at end of December

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Patrons of Washington State University Libraries soon will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. Users will see other improvements, too, including access to some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

“The new system promises to be a more cohesive experience for our patrons,” said Beth Blakesley, associate dean of WSU Libraries. “It will be a true one-stop shop for all our users’ research needs.”

 

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