Courtesy renewals for the beginning of school

Posted: January 8, 2014 -- merrilla

As a courtesy to our users to aid in breaking in a new semester and in recognition that some users are unable to renew some material online the Libraries has decided to renew all items that are currently due during the first two weeks of the semester (1/13/2014 - 1/25/2014)  for our users that are able to check out books for six weeks (undergraduates and community users for example).

 

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WSU Libraries' Updated Website Launches January 6th

Posted: January 5, 2014 -- ray.henry

WSU Libraries has taken the first step in updating the Libraries' website, and rolls out an updated look on Monday, January 6th. “Our website did a great job for a long time,” said Web Services Librarian Ray Henry, “but with the launch of Search It and its new interface, we decided it was a good time to update not only the look and feel, but also the underlying structure of the website. We've made some good improvements, including friendlier URLs and cleaner navigation, which are good first steps.”

 

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New Semester, New System: Search It Is Live!

Posted: January 5, 2014 -- ray.henry

The new shared library management service Search It was launched Wednesday, Dec. 18. Patrons can now use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They can also access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

 

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Libraries Join International Open Access Effort

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

Starting Jan. 1, Washington State University Libraries will join an international publishing initiative of more than 1,000 libraries, library consortia and research organizations to provide open access to articles published in high-energy physics research.

The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is the largest open access initiative ever created, according to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is a consortium sponsor.

 

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Lab Tour, Open House for New Libraries Conservator Set for Nov. 14

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

Linnea Nelson, the new conservator for WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC), will conduct a tour of the MASC conservation lab during a free, public open house 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, starting in the MASC main lobby, Terrell Library ground floor. She will also describe basic ways to care for and preserve historical documents.

Nelson discusses the field of archival conservation and its roots in the WSU News story.

 

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Faculty discuss upcoming Search It system in Evergreen

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

Alex Merrill, Ray Henry and Beth Blakesley explain more about a new search system for WSU Libraries in a recent Daily Evergreen article. Search It will go live after finals week in December. To learn more about what the changes will mean for patrons, please visit the Libraries website.

 

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Oct. 21-27: Open Access Week at WSU Libraries

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

WSU Libraries will host three events in October and November to showcase Open Access Week Oct. 21-27. The international event is dedicated to free, immediate online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and reuse those results as needed. For more about open access and the week's events and speakers, click on the WSU News link.

 

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Use tablet app to browse, access journal articles

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

BrowZine pulls articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a library-style virtual newsstand. To see a video about BrowZine or download the app, visit http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/browzine.

WSU Libraries is piloting the BrowZine subscription for a year, and feedback is welcome. Please send comments to oenglish@wsu.edu.

 

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Veterinary society honors founder, historic collection

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

In 1978, acclaimed veterinary historian, educator, publisher and editor J. Frederick Smithcors donated his 1,200-volume personal library to the Washington State University Libraries. Thirty-five years later, the American Veterinary Medical History Society will host an all-day “Smithcors History of Veterinary Medicine Symposium” Sunday, July 21, in Chicago to honor the late WSU donor and AVMHS founder/first president. For the full story, see the WSU News Service link.

 

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'Lighter' Side of Government Printing Office on display through June 28

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

WSU Libraries' Marilyn Von Seggern, Wendy Blake and Janet Feldner have organized a display in the Terrell Library atrium showcasing the humorous and puzzling publications published by the U.S. Government Printing Office over its 152-year history, titled "Uncle Sam's Believe It or Not: The Lighter Side of the Government Printing Office." The display runs through June 28.

 

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