This is the first in a series of occasional newsletters announcing new services and resources at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. The library has long enjoyed strong support from the faculty, and our desire is to call your attention to new ways we can provide you with the information support you need to achieve the teacher-scholar ideal at Wake Forest. Let us know how we can help you better! Lynn Sutton, Director
During October 2005...
As a service to faculty, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library has instituted a new photocopy program for journal articles. Pricing is on a cost-recovery basis at $0.15 per page with a minimum charge of $3.00, which may be paid in cash or billed to departmental accounts.
Photocopying or scanning requests can be placed through the Interlibrary Loan website, in person at the Circulation Desk, or by calling x4931. Requests may also be submitted for book delivery. More Details
Last spring the Interlibrary Loan Department launched ILLiad. ILLiad is an enhanced interlibrary loan management software program that will make the life of a faculty member easier. ILL patrons can use the online system to renew items, check the status of their requests, re-submit canceled or past requests, and access electronic articles. Users can also submit requests directly from many of the library’s databases by simply clicking on the “Full Text Options” link. This feature transfers all bibliographic citation information directly to an article or loan request form. For more information, please visit the ILL website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at x5006, or stop by Library Room 303.
In August, seventeen departmental library representatives wrote to President Hatch asking his support for increased library resources. The President promptly replied that libraries exist at the center of our academic endeavors and pledged not to allow the library budget to remain static again. Library needs will be evaluated, reflected, and incorporated into future strategic planning efforts.
“Getting More from Electronic Journals” will be offered Thursday October 6 at 3 pm in Library Room 204. Electronic journals offer many advanced features you may not be aware of. Come learn about table-of-contents alerts, saved searches, browsing features, and more. Bring your ThinkPad and librarians will help you register for your favorite journals during class time.
Many other technology courses are offered for faculty this semester. See the Information Technology Center Training website for a complete schedule.
A sampling of some major recent online acquisitions…
- SciFinder Scholar
This electronic version of Chemical Abstracts requires that software be installed on each machine. Contact Elise Anderson to get your copy.
- Early English Books Online
Full text of books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in England or in English between 1475 and 1700.
- ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library
A collection of e-only journals in Computer Science. Our title list was greatly augmented by participation in the Carolina Consortium. This fall ZSR is working to purchase other e-journal packages and increase the number of high-quality titles offered to faculty and students.
See the Library website for news about other recent electronic purchases.