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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the Imaging Project, contact Wayne Perryman at Ext. 5598 or email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon Chadwick, Ext. 4955, email@example.com Corryn Crosby-Muilenburg, Ext. 4959, firstname.lastname@example.org Martha Johansen, Ext. 4930, email@example.com Mary Kay, Ext. 3414, firstname.lastname@example.org Sharmon Kenyon, Ext. 5600, email@example.com Robert Sathrum, Ext. 4930, firstname.lastname@example.org 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