HSU LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

                                                                1996/97  Vol. 1
The HSU ELECTRONIC LIBRARY -- FURTHER STEPS DOWN THE ROAD

Library/Media Services Home Page Library/Media Services faculty and staff
continue to work on projects designed to add to the body of knowledge and
services which are available electronically to the University community.
Much of the recent focus of this activity has centered around the
Library/Media Services home page (http://library.humboldt.edu) which was
first introduced last year. We are using the home page as a primary
conduit to our electronic resources, adding content, developing services,
and providing information. A basic goal we are striving to achieve through
the home page and other related initiatives is the electronic delivery of
as many information resources and services as possible directly to the
desktop, irrespective of location, date, or time. 

A few recent additions to the home page which deserve to be highlighted
include: 

  -   Subject Resources (under Information Resources) - compilations of
      other sources of subject-based information available
      over the World Wide Web, as identified by Library faculty
      bibliographers. 
  -   Electronic Reading Room (under Information Resources) - access to
      selected electronic journals available through Project
      Muse, electronic newspapers from around the world, etc. 
  -   Trial Offers (under Information Resources) - connections to new
      electronic information resources which we are considering
      adding to the Library (campus access only).   
  -   Request Forms (under Library Information) - online forms you can use
      to submit order requests for new titles for the
      Library/Media Services collections, request expedited handling for
      materials in the processing workflow, etc. 
  -   Search Form - a swish (simple Web indexing system for humans) search
      engine to help users locate information or
      resources on the Library/Media Services home page. 
  -   Floor Maps/Locations (under Library Information) - floor plans to
      assist in the location of facilities and service points
      within the Library/Media Services building.

Electronic Reserve System and Campus Imaging Projects In addition to the
home page, Library/Media Services personnel have been working
collaboratively with members of the University community on a number of
special projects which will be of direct interest and value to the campus
at large. Two such efforts are the Electronic Reserve System (ERS) and
Campus Imaging Projects. Both of these projects, which are still in the
developmental stage, endeavor to combine the innovative application of new
imaging technology with the provision of traditional library services. 
For further information on the ERS, access the Reserve Book
Room/Electronic Reserves link under Library Information/Services on the
home page, or contact June Camozzi in the Reserves Office at Ext. 4401 or
camozzij@laurel.humboldt.edu.  For further information on the Imaging
Project, contact Wayne Perryman at Ext. 5598 or wrp1@axe.humboldt.edu. 


POINT OF ORIGIN

Humboldt State University is a part of the Public Access channel
broadcasted on Cox Cable Channel 12. 

Media Services along with Journalism Department, Faculty Development,
Computing and Telecommunications, and Extended Education initiated the
Point of Origin project to provide greater community access to HSUþs
educational programs. To connect to Cox Cable, Media Services acquired the
equipment needed to facilitate the cablecasting of both live and taped
educational materials from campus. 

Media Services would like to encourage interested faculty to call Ext.
5609 for a visit, demo, or training. 



DROP-IN ELECTRONIC TUTORIALS

Whether you're feeling lost in cyberspace or simply uncertain of how to
start exploring, the library can help.  We have redesigned our electronic
tutorials to be more flexible and, we hope, to meet a greater variety of
needs.  No advance registration is required; just come to the places below
at the times specified for assistance with electronic information
resources.  We encourage students, staff, and colleagues to take advantage
of this service.  Please help us spread the word. 

  Sharon Chadwick is available in Library 207 on Thursdays from 4:00 to
  5:00 to offer general help with any of the Library's resources
  or detailed assistance with STN (Chemical Abstracts) or World Wide Web
  searching. 

  Librarians, assisted by members of the library's support staff, are
  offering an introduction to Netscape every Thursday at noon in the
  Siemens Hall 118 Computer Lab.  These hour-long sessions are designed
  for hands-on practice with one-on-one help for beginners. 

  Martha Johansen is available at the library's Information desk on Monday
  mornings at 8:30 and 9:00 to provide introductions and general
  help with Catalyst, our homepage, online indexes, or other resources as
  your interest determines. 

As always, librarians are happy to arrange classroom instruction or
detailed, individual assistance by appointment.  Please contact your
department's liaison librarian for more information: 

                  Joan Berman, Ext. 4939, jrb2@axe.humboldt.edu
                  Sharon Chadwick, Ext. 4955, ssc1@axe.humboldt.edu
                  Corryn Crosby-Muilenburg, Ext. 4959, cc2@axe.humboldt.edu
                  Martha Johansen, Ext. 4930, msj1@axe.humboldt.edu
                  Mary Kay, Ext. 3414, mhk1@axe.humboldt.edu
                  Sharmon Kenyon, Ext. 5600, shk1@axe.humboldt.edu
                  Robert Sathrum, Ext. 4930, rls2@axe.humboldt.edu
                  Erich Schimps, Ext. 3419


RAY WANG:  OUR NEW LIBRARIAN FOR U.S. & CALIFORNIA DOCUMENTS

Important to Information Services are our documents collections and the
Library is pleased to have a new librarian to manage them.  Ray comes to
us from SUNY - Binghamton, where he was the Documents Librarian there.  He
holds a Master's of Library Science and a Doctor of Education in
Curriculum Supervision and English from Northern Illinois University. 
Please welcome him and bring him your questions. 


THE LIBRARY SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON MICROFORMS

There's a brighter look in the second floor microforms area these days ---
lights have been turned on, and furniture and microfilm cabinets have been
rearranged.  It's a change whose time had come:  patrons and staff desired
a more comfortable and accessible microforms area, a seismic bracing
project was needed to anchor the microform cabinets more securely in the
event of an earthquake (putting the cabinets against the walls will make
this easier), and a moving crew present during second floor recarpeting
project was available to move the heavy cabinets and carrels.  As a result
of this rearrangement, there is now more study seating at tables where the
film cabinets used to be, microfiche readers have been relocated adjacent
to the microfiche cabinets, and there is a more spacious feeling overall. 
Come upstairs and check it out.  Comments or questions can be directed to
the Periodicals Information window on the second floor, or to the
Suggestion Box on the first floor. 


NEW CARPETING IN THE LIBRARY

As many of you may have noticed, the first few weeks of the semester were
quite chaotic due to the recarpeting of the Library's second floor.  Now
that the work and its inconvenience are over, we hope all who use the
second floor may enjoy the clearer, more attractive, and healthier (i.e.
more environmentally safe) floorcovering. 

Last Updated: Nov. 4, 1996