New Semester, New System: Search It Is Live!

Posted: January 5, 2014 -- ray.henry

The new shared library management service Search It was launched Wednesday, Dec. 18. Patrons can now use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They can also access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

 

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Libraries Join International Open Access Effort

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

Starting Jan. 1, Washington State University Libraries will join an international publishing initiative of more than 1,000 libraries, library consortia and research organizations to provide open access to articles published in high-energy physics research.

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is the largest open access initiative ever created, according to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is a consortium sponsor.

 

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Lab Tour, Open House for New Libraries Conservator Set for Nov. 14

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

Linnea Nelson, the new conservator for WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), will conduct a tour of the MASC conservation lab during a free, public open house 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, starting in the MASC main lobby, Terrell Library ground floor. She will also describe basic ways to care for and preserve historical documents.

Nelson discusses the field of archival conservation and its roots in the WSU News story.

 

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Faculty discuss upcoming Search It system in Evergreen

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

Alex Merrill, Ray Henry and Beth Blakesley explain more about a new search system for WSU Libraries in a recent Daily Evergreen article. Search It will go live after finals week in December. To learn more about what the changes will mean for patrons, please visit the Libraries website.

 

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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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