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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Search It Launches on Dec. 18

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Washington State University students and faculty leaving campus after finals this week will see a change when they return in a month for spring semester: a new shared library management service called Search It.

WSU Libraries is on track to launch the system on Dec. 18. Once it goes live, patrons will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They will be able to access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

 

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Search It launch on track

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

WSU Libraries is on track to launch Search It, a new shared library management service, by the end of December.

Once the system goes live, patrons can use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. They also can access some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

For more about the changes, including any updates, visit http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/search_it.

 

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Football films collection online

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Attention all WSU football fans: The Libraries have posted an online collection of newspaper reports, programs and game films from past Cougar football action, including the Apple Cup. The Digital Football Films Collection can be found at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/footballfilms. The Apple Cup timeline and related content is at http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/neatline-time/timelines/show/2.

 

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Some Libraries Services Temporarily Unavailable

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Search It, the Libraries' new search tool, is almost here! In preparation for the change, some Libraries services will be temporarily unavailable:

  • Thursday, 12/12 through Wednesday, 12/18: Summit requesting will be unavailable
  • Monday, 12/16 to Wednesday, 12/18: Local requesting and renewals will be unavailable

We anticipate these services will return to normal operation by the end of the day on Wednesday, 12/18

 

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2012 Library Excellence Award

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- steve_taylor

The WSU Libraries would like to congratulate the winner of this years Library Excellence Award, Dr. Barbara A. Ward of the Department of Teaching and Learning. Ward has demonstrated her support of the libraries not only through the inclusion of a library component in her classes, but also through extraordinary personal generosity. Her donations of juvenile literature to the Education Library have been exceptionally substantial, allowing the Education collections budget to be redirected to other much needed materials.

 

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Search It coming at end of December

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

Patrons of Washington State University Libraries soon will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. Users will see other improvements, too, including access to some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.

“The new system promises to be a more cohesive experience for our patrons,” said Beth Blakesley, associate dean of WSU Libraries. “It will be a true one-stop shop for all our users’ research needs.”

 

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Need Help Over Thanksgiving Break?

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- scales

If you plan to use the Thanksgiving Break to work on research papers and projects, remember that the WSU Libraries will offer help whether you're on campus or miles away from Pullman!

Assistance is available at the Holland / Terrell reference desk November 25-27 (Monday-Wednesday) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Come in, or give us a call at (509) 335-9671.

Young woman with a computer studying
 

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Propaganda poster collection online

Posted: December 17, 2013 -- ray.henry

A new digital collection at Washington State University Libraries shows how propaganda posters – or “weapons on the wall” – helped governments influence citizens’ public and private behavior and decisions during World Wars I and II.

The Propaganda Poster Digital Collection, roughly 520 images of posters made 1914-1945, is available at http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/propaganda.

 

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