Vol. XIX, no. 4 THE THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY  March.-April.  2009

 

Upcoming Break Hours—Greeneville Campus:

Block 7 and Easter Holiday Break

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, 2009  8:00 a.m.  - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10-Sunday, April 12, 2009  CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours resume Monday, April 13, 2009

Block 8 Break

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May, 7, 2009, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 2009 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2009  CLOSED Commencement
Sunday, May 10, 2009  CLOSED

Knoxville Easter Holiday Hours

Friday, April 10-Saturday, April 11, 2009  CLOSED

Regular Hours resume Monday, April 13, 2009

Library Hours:

Greeneville Campus

Regular Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday,  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


 

Knoxville Regional Center

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday     8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Friday                       12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday                     8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Sunday                                            Closed

  

Any changes to library  hours, and  other activities, are posted on the library front doors and on the library website http://library.tusculum.edu.   

 

 New titles list:

 

 We invite your attention to the Thomas J. Garland Library’s new title lists for the 1st Quarter of 2009. A total of 516 new items were added to the shelves in Greeneville   and Knoxville. Your review of these works is encouraged.

 

New collection selection:

 

  It is recommended that departments continue to compile their collection enhancement recommendation   lists for 2009-2010. Forms employed to start the process of turning those book and video suggestions into acquisitions were sent to school directors at the end of January for distribution to departments and their faculties.

 

Collection evaluation:

 We have been fortunate over the past 6-7 years to be able to add many new titles to the circulating print collections of the Thomas J. Garland Library  (TJGL) The institutional goal of 65,000 print titles on the shelves in Greeneville is visible. Last year alone and for the first time in the school’s history, over 3,000 were added to the shelves.

 

The TJGL has an on-going program of collection evaluation with regards to print and electronic  titles both on the main campus and at the Knoxville branch. Faculty input is continuously sought  and encouraged. Titles deaccessioned during this ongoing program are made available to students, faculty and other patrons.

 

The Library has been working with Dr. Tom Harlow and the P & P Committee to enhance the uniformity of this process.

 

IL Scheduling:

 

The Information Literacy program in support of the Residential College is rapidly approaching in terms of volume and effectiveness that in place for GPS since 2003. Those seeking sessions  during these last blocks of the school year with Mrs. Hipps and Mr. Tunstall, our Residential Information Team, are advised to get your requests in early. We have gone from a time when we had to beg folks to let us help to the luxury of having to carefully check schedules.

 

New resource:

 

The library has added a powerful genealogical tool titled Heritage Quest Online.  It is possible to search federal census records from 1790-1930 with searchable indexes fro many of these years.  You can also find information about people and places from over 24,0000 genealogical archives.  This tool also includes Revolutionary War records and the Freedman's Bank which was founded  to serve African-Americans.   Heritage is available through the Research Databases link on the Library website.

 

 

 Database trial:

 Oxford University Press is now offering a new online database and a free 30-day trial that will close in mid April: Oxford Biblical Studies Online. If you'd like to see it, please click on the link shown.

www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com
user name: appatrial
password: appatrial
**Both are case sensitive

We would appreciate your comments and recommendations concerning this database. If there is sufficient interest, we will seek pricing.

 Free Databases:

Our friends at Tenn-Share bring these to our attention:

 

Citation guide:

 

EasyBib helps students properly cite research sources.  Examples of MLA, APA, and Chicago style are freely available.  Students can also enter citation elements (title,

 date, author, etc.) and have them formatted into MLA style for free. APA and Chicago style formatting require a subscription. 
http://www.easybib.com/

 

Women's Studies:

 

Ken Middleton, a UTK Graduate and User Services Librarian at MTSU, has created an award-winning free database, Discovering American Women's History Online. The database provides access to primary source materials such as diaries, letters, images, etc., finable by subject, place, time, and type. 

http://library.mtsu.edu/digitalprojects/womenshistory.php

 

Ken maintains three other databases for the more advanced researcher (includes bibliographical information in addition to some full text/full image):

American Women Through Time

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-timeline.html

American Women's History: A Research Guide

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html

American Women's Letters and Diaries:  A Bibliography

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wld.html

 

Chemistry:

 

WebElements includes the Periodic Table and information on each element, e.g., "History", "Compounds", "Uses",  etrc.  From the University of Sheffield (UK).

 

 

http://www.webelements.com

 

The Avalon Project:

 

The Avalon Project, from Yale University Law Library, contains primary source full text and images relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics,

 Diplomacy and Government.  The documents cover the Ancient world to the present and all areas of the world.  They are keyword searchable, and browsable by time period and by "collection," such as African-Americans or Nazi- Soviet Relations,.  Although many items will only appeal to scholars, there are documents of interest to history students.  For example, the text of the Townshend Acts, which eventually lead to the Boston Tea Party and American Revolution, is available. 

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/

 

 

 

Lost & Found:

 

 There are a number of items in Lost and Found at the library circulation desk.  These include sunglasses, a single-use camera, sweaters, floppy disks, thumb drives etc.  Stop by the circulation desk and claim any of these items you may have left behind.

Latest Collection information:

 

The following table illustrates the growth in Thomas J. Garland Library collections over the past five years. It will be included in our SACS submission.

 

THOMAS J. GARLAND LIBRARY COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT, 2004-2009

 

0405

0506

0607

0708

0809*

1)Total Paper Monographs**

2)Added

3)Withdrawn

37200

 

1916

123

40421

 

3321

100

43167

 

2896

150

46686

 

3649

130

47952

 

1296

30

Electronic books

40771

68900

73037

97210

104257

Current Print

Journal Sub.

266

266

209

209

209

Electronic Journals***

24600

29388

32196

55614D/

22593U

55614D/

22593U

Current Micro-

Form Pubns.****

346

180

42

36

36

1)Total Video/DVD

2)Added

3)Withdrawn

950

 

50

23

1070

 

130

10

1185

 

141

26

1389

 

210

6

1409

 

20

0

 

*  July-December

**   Figure for print monographs does not include bound periodicals. Per usual library practice, this figure not separated out prior to acquisition of automated catalog system in 0405. No bound periodicals added 2004-2009; figure held remains constant at 54,045.

*** Addition of Serials Solutions journal management tool permits breakdown between Duplicated (D) and Unduplicated (U) numbers of titles held within the various databases.

**** Per usual library practice, microform subscriptions now largely replaced by electronic. Microform titles retained for years prior to beginning of electronic to provide lengthy backfiles.

 

Staff news:

 

Smith to ACA: 

Jack Smith attended the Spring meeting of the (ACA) BCLA Library Directors on April 2-3. One of several hot topics on the agenda was the growing role of electronic media in college library collections. A highlight of the discussion was the recent decision by the University of Michigan Press to go entirely digital and to place its publishing program under the direction of the UM Library. Smith was named to a second consecutive term as a member of the Administrative Issues Committee  of the BCLA Library Council.

 

Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we will provide our most recent usage statistics (lag time is usually a month or so). Comparison figures between the current school year and that preceding are published in either the April issue or a special May issue.  The 2007-08 comparison is in the May special edition, found at http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpagemayextra2008.htm .  If you choose, you may also compare individual months for the different years as maintained in the Reel & Page archive.

 

 
Use Statistics (January 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,300

1,425

Days Open

22

21

Average Daily Attendance

150.00

67.86

Circulation

 

 

Books

224

70

Periodicals

na

30

Reserves

6

54

Media

51

27

Ebooks

netlibrary 132
Ebrary 337

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

229

81

Phone

DE  7
Residential:  30

23

Email

DE 5

Residential 1

9

TOTAL

272

113

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

8

6

Residential

14

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,844; Subscription database searches (total): 28,405; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland Library: 35,249.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; Greeneville to Knoxville, 4;   via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 14; Books by mail, 1.

 

 Use Statistics (February 2009): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3.783

1,952

Days Open

26

24

Average Daily Attendance

145.52

81.33

Circulation

 

 

Books

139

182

Periodicals

na

84

Reserves

4

22

Media

43

26

Ebooks

netlibrary 127
Ebrary 388

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

233

149

Phone

DE  5
Residential:  68

45

Email

DE 14

Residential 5

15

TOTAL

325

209

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

8

16

Residential

7

 

        

Website (library only) Visits: 5,120; Subscription database searches (total): 60,213; Total electronic visits to  the Thomas J. Garland  Library : 65,333..

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 39; Books by mail, 12.

  

 

 


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