Vol. XVII, no. 5 THE LIBRARY @ TUSCULUM COLLEGE April 2007

 

Book recommendations reminder:

 

Book-media recommendations for 0708 are due from school and independent division directors on  Monday, May 7.  The library staff and all members of the TC community appreciate the time and energy faculty annually invest in helping to make certain that our circulating collections are refreshed.

 

New books and media:

 

On March 16, the December 2006-February 2007 New Books List was posted on the library's website

http://library.tusculum.edu/newbooksvideosDec2006Feb2007.htm.   We invite you to review the 549 titles added to our circulating and special collections.

 

FREE ONLINE ACCESS for TC employees & students to the complete New York Times archive:

 

On March 13, 2007 The New York Times announced FREE full text access to its current newspaper issue AND its archives for all users who register for the NYTimes Online using a current and active email account from an institution of higher education (.edu).  

 

These instructions are repeated from an e-mail sent at the end of March. Faculty and others will want to advantage themselves of this opportunity and acquaint their students with it.

 

The Library at Tusculum College is very excited to assist students and faculty in taking advantage of this invaluable access to “all the news that’s fit to print”.   In order to register for this access, there are a few steps that need to be taken. 

 

1.  Point your browser to www.nytimes.com

2.  In the upper right hand corner of the homepage,  click on the link that says “14 Day Trial”

3.   From this page, click on the link:  “University Faculty and Student Subscription “

4.  Enter your college email address.  For example:   sallystudent@students.tusculum.edu  or  fredfaculty@tusculum.edu

5.  Once submitted you will receive a thank you page with instructions on how to activate your free account.  Please READ these instructions carefully and follow.

6.  The email you receive from NYT will have a link to complete the account activation process and will require you to enter your college name. Click on “Upgrade Now”

 button to create a password.   If you are prompted for a username and password,   please enter your existing account information. 

7.  If you are unable to log in successfully, you will be taken to a page to register and indicate your affiliated college and then will receive an email welcoming you to the NYTimes with the information about accessibility.

8.  If you log in successfully you will receive another email confirming your access and ability to now search the NYT archives and download up to 100 articles per month at no charge.

**Contact the library if you encounter problems or need assistance creating your account.  **

 

 

Cool digital archive:

Founded in 1996, the Internet Archive  http://www.archive.org is rapidly growing into a premier free repository for digital text , images, and sound. Given its links to

Project Gutenberg and other open source items, we recommend you examine this repository at your earliest opportunity. For your convenience, a link  to it has been posted under Electronic Journals and Texts on the Links Library page of TL@TC.

 

Free book index grows:

 

Digital Book Index  http://www.digitalbookindex.org has reached an important milestone, having now surpassed 130,000 eBooks, eTexts, eDocuments, and online reference tools. About 90,000 of these titles are available free to individual end-users, with the balance of titles indexed coming from high-quality subscription services such as Questia and NetLibrary, or independent Publishers. During the past year,  more than 25000 new titles have been added. It, too, has a TL@TC link.

 

 

Travelers:

 

On March 22-23, Jack Smith, Mary Halliburton, Kathy Hipps, and Carolyn Parker attended the combined ACA Library Administrators/Technical Service Librarians meetings at the Tamarack Conference Center, Beckley, WV.  Prof. Smith participated in a panel discussion regarding the CIC Information Literacy initiative. He also introduced the conference keynote speaker,  Frederick Armstrong, WV State Historian and Archivist.

 

   Carolyn Parker, Mary Halliburton and Kathy Hipps         Tamarack   Jack Smith,  Fred Armstrong, Tony Krug

The library Techie Services

 

 

 

March 29 - April 1, 2007 Anne Reever attended the biannual meeting of the Association of College & Research Libraries in Baltimore, MD:  Sailing into the Future~Charting Our Destiny. For a summary of sessions she attended during the conference and insights gained, please give her a call at extension 5801 or send her an email:  areever@tusculum.edu.

 

 

    Baltimore skyline and USS Constellation    

 

 Cyber Zed Technology Session: Podcasting      

 

A Packed House during Concurrent Sessions

 

 

Smith publishes 76th volume:

 

 

Le Roy Fitch: The Civil War Career of a Union River Gunboat Commander will  be published by McFarland & Co., Inc. in early June. This is the first book-length biography of a Hoosier officer who is best known locally for frustrating the 1863 Indiana-Ohio raid of  John Hunt Morgan. Morgan died in Greeneville a year later.  Smith, working with WV State Historian Armstrong, initially told the Morgan-Fitch story in a series of articles in West Virginia History and the Indiana Magazine of History in the early 1980s.  Material to expand the Fitch  profile came from a number of U.S. and Tennessee  sources, including TC’s President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.  The sailor passed away at age 39 from a mysterious malady, medical opinion upon which is offered in the book  by well-known  Greeneville physician Dr. Thomas F. Beckner.

 

Statistics:

 

Our statistics early in 2007….

 
Use Statistics (January 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2375

2,278

Days Open

27

21

Average Daily Attendance

87.96

108.48

Circulation

 

 

Books

197

106

Periodicals

80

38

Reserves

81

47

Media (Video/DVD/CDs)

23

3

Ebooks

netlibrary  386
Ebrary 285

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

258

137

Phone

DE  7
Residential:  86

63

Email

DE 9

Residential 6

9

TOTAL

366

209

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

8

18

Residential

7

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 5,504; Subscription database searches (total): 47,801; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 53,305.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 3 Knoxville to Greeneville, 2;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 0; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.

 

Use Statistics (February 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,503

2,749

Days Open

27

24

Average Daily Attendance

92.70

114.54

Circulation

 

 

Books

208

153

Periodicals

58

56

Reserves

171

44

Media (Video/DVD/CDs)

27

17

Ebooks

netlibrary 327
Ebrary 233

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

234

116

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  44

68

Email

DE 9

Residential 5

18

TOTAL

295

202

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

6

17

Residential

9

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 4,989; Subscription database searches (total): 40,081; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 45,070.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 4; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 2.

 


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