XV, no. 4                        TUSCULUM COLLEGE LIBRARY            February-March 2005

 

 

New Books:

 

The March new books list has been posted showing 113 additional print titles added to our collection. We encourage you to review them http://library.tusculum.edu/newbooksmarch2005.htm.

 

Building Renovation:

 

Work continues apace on the renovation of Tate Library. A number of faculty were able to participate in tours of the facility earlier this year. If anyone missed out then—or would like to go again, please contact Jack Smith (ex.5260) to set up a time. New photos continue to be added regularly to the library construction visual history page and you are invited to view it

http://library.tusculum.edu/Construction1/spring2005/March2005.htm.

 

 NEW Electronic  Book Database:

Available now on the Research Databases  page is Greenwood E-books, a database providing access to approximately 3000 award winning titles  in electronic form published by Greenwood Press.  Some sample titles that will be available to all TC constituents via the library research databases are listed below.   This databases is accessible to the TC community both on and off campus.   For more information on how to access and use this e-book database, please contact a library faculty or staff member. 

The Homefront War: World War II and American Society
The Early American Press 1690-1783
 An Ethnic History of Russia 
Gothic Writers: a critical and bibliographical guide  
Terry McMillan: a critical companion
Everybody is Sitting on the Curb

Three to ACA Abingdon:

 

On Monday and Tuesday, March 7, 8, Anne Reever, Mary Halliburton, and Charles Tunstall attended the Appalachian College Association Annual Meeting for  Public Service Librarians held at Abingdon, VA.  There,  our three service stalwarts were able to compare notes with their colleagues from other institutions  on a variety of topics  and to bring home a number of useful nuggets gleaned from sessions offered in support  of this year's conference themes:  Information Literacy and Marketing Library Services.

Two to Chuckey-Doak Middle School:

On January 28, 2005, Jack Smith and Anne Reever, as part of local  TN Space Week festivities, visited Chuckey-Doak Middle School to see its library and to meet with Julia Hensley, author of the well-received recent book on Greene County’s  aviation pioneer Edward C. Huffaker. Ms. Hensley, an English Teacher at North Greene High School, kindly provided TC with an autographed copy of her work (co-authored with her husband Steven), The Unwelcome Assistant, which has since been sent to the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library. Un-autographed copies of the title will soon be available in both the Greeneville and Knoxville campus libraries.  Thank you to Ms. Linda Hensley, grant recipient, for inviting us to participate in the festivities. The photo below commemorates the visit.

Mary Gavlik, Librarian, Chuckey-Doak Middle School, Co-Author of TN Space Week Grant, Jack Smith TC Library Director,  Julia Hensley, author of the Huffaker book and English Teacher at North Greene High School , Anne Reever TC Asst. Library Director for Distance Learning.

 

New Statistical Abstract of the United States Research Aid:

 

One of the most prized sources of statistical information on a variety of topics remains the Statistical Abstract of the United States, first published in 1878. Yet using it has sometimes proven to be very 19th century. Recently, a new free resource, facster http://www.facster.com was launched  and designed to add value to the abstract by making it  more fully accessible. Some of facster’s features include:

Why not give facster a try and point it out to your students. We believe all will profit from this helpful site.

A Few Stats from Our Latest SACS Report:

As part of the preparation of our latest follow up report to SACS, the library was asked by the College administration to provide growth figures in the area of print book and electronic acquisitions since December 2003.

Electronic:

Databases: The library now has 50 databases. The number of electronic journals alone (exclusive of reports and other documents) covered by our databases has increased from roughly 7,000 in 2000/01 to approximately 24,600 in 2002/2003 and 27,500 in  2004/2005.  Aggregate database statistics have demonstrated a substantial increase in usage between 2001/02 (55,192) and 2002/03 (84,592). This increase has continued in  2003/2004 (103,858) and in 2004-2005 (95,115-July to Dec.).

E-books: Tusculum College students and faculty now have access to nearly 68,000 e-books, including:

 

Ebrary:  over 22,000 titles (up from 10,000 in 2003).

 

NetLibrary: 42, 460 unduplicated titles in 2004/2005, an increase of 11,689 titles over 2003/2004.  Titles in four main collections chosen by professional librarians of SOLINET in consultation with librarians through the Southeast, including those from Tusculum.

 

Greenwood Press Collection: 3,000 titles from this publisher, with 300 more anticipated through the end of 2005. All disciplines covered.

 

Print Books: 

In the months between November 2003 (last figures reported prior to Dec. 2003 SACS Followup  Report) and February 2005,  a total of 2,335 titles were added to the main library collection in Greeneville. During the year January-December 2004, an additional 214 titles were added to the branch collection in Knoxville. The total added on both campuses was 2,549. On February 15, 2005, the print book collection of the main library on the Greeneville campus comprised 51,101 volumes, with 250 on order.

 

Total book collections of Tusculum College Library, March 1, 2005: 53,094 print 
                                                                                                                    67,460 electronic 
                                                                                                       Total:  120,554

     Statistics (January 2005): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,276

2,225

Days Open

27

19

Average Daily Attendance

84.30

117.11

Circulation

 

 

Books

140

41

Periodicals

0

56

Reserves

226

14

Videos

20

4

Ebooks

netlibrary 103
Ebrary 390

 

Reference

 

 

In House

97

186

Phone

DE  5
Residential:  7

78

Email

DE 6

Residential 12

39

TOTAL

127

303

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

10

Residential

3

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,255; Subscription database searches (total): 20,232; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 26,487.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 3; Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 5; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.

 

 

Statistics (February 2005):

 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,587

2,657

Days Open

27

20

Average Daily Attendance

95.81

132.85

Circulation

 

 

Books

191

63

Periodicals

4

58

Reserves

225

24

Videos

20

18

Ebooks

netlibrary 391
Ebrary 85

 

Reference

 

 

In House

92

189

Phone

DE  9
Residential:  25

83

Email

DE 2

Residential 6

48

TOTAL

470

163

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

4

5

Residential

5

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 4,294; Subscription database searches (total): 22,559; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 26,853.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0; Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 17; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 3.