I attended an online ISIS (Information Service Instructional Support) seminar on scholarly communication this afternoon. It was led by Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Marilyn provided an overview of the current scholarly communication landscape. Continue reading
Are you interested in receiving automatic weekly updates for new library acquisitions? The easiest way to do this is to set up a preferred search in MIDCAT and select the option to Mark for Email. This generates a weekly email listing any new materials matching your search criteria. Note that if no new materials match your search terms for a given week you won’t receive an email. You may set up multiple search alerts, as needed.
For example, to receive notice of all new Jazz CDs I would: Continue reading
Doing research for a paper in Chinese on literature, philosophy or history? Now you can find full-text and full-image journal articles in Chinese when you search China Academic Journals. One can search in either English or Chinese, although Chinese font/software is required for displaying and inputting vernacular Chinese characters. China Academic Journals is part of the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKInet) and is produced by Qinghua University.
It was announced last fall that the Music Library will be moving from the Mahaney Center for the Arts into Davis Family Library as soon as the semester ends in May. (For more details see http://sites.middlebury.edu/acrosscampus/2010/11/08/music-library-to-davis ) There’s a lot of preparation already under way and continuing in the coming weeks, and some of it may be noticeable to those working and studying in Davis Family Library. Continue reading
For many years, the library has sent withdrawn and discarded copies of certain print journals to specific community members and departments who had requested them. Continue reading
Divisional Faculty Advisory Groups meet once or twice per year to discuss library and technology issues and interests. The Languages group and the Sciences group met recently. Notes on their discussions are available on the LIS Advisors blog [shortcut: go/lisadvisors]. Here are the links:
- Languages Advisory Group – Notes from January Meeting
Highlight: Joy Pile gave a brief overview of digital and other sources Midd users have access to through CRL…
- Sciences Advisory Group – Notes from January Meeting
Highlight: Terry Simpkins spoke about soon-to-come pay-per-view access to Wiley journals…
The Cataloging department has added a genre/subject field in MIDCAT records for books that have been written, edited, or contributed to by Middlebury faculty.
Try doing a MIDCAT genre search for Faculty authors, and you’ll see all the titles that currently appear on the shelves of the Davis Library faculty authors section.
We’ve probably missed some titles, so faculty members, if there is a title missing from this list, let me know, and I’ll add the field to the record.