Oklahoma State University

OSU Library April 2005 Update

April 12, 2005

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER - Library Updates will be forwarded to OSU faculty each month; an archive of these updates can be found at http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean. Faculty members who do not wish to receive future Library Updates via email can send a message to bonnie.cain@okstate.edu with the subject line containing one word: remove

In this Update:

Introducing ArtStor-Not just for artists!
Science-Online 1996 to Present
Annex Update
Upcoming Basement Renovations

Introducing ArtStor
-Not just for artists!

Students, faculty and researchers at OSU can now access about 300,000 visual images and related catalog data through ARTstor, a non-profit initiative with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and other fields.

ARTstor provides curated collections of art images and associated data. It currently includes nine extensive collections, including the Native American Art and Culture, National Anthropological Archives from the Smithsonian Institution. ARTstor initially comprises 300,000 digital images and the tools to make active use of those images. The collection will provide students and faculty access to a large and expanding resource of digital images and data for teaching and research in art history, architecture, design, humanities and other disciplines. ARTstor's digital library will contain about 500,000 images by the summer of 2006.

To access ARTstor, please visit http://www.artstor.org. For technical requirements visit http://www.artstor.org/info/using_artstor/techspecs.jsp. For help accessing this or any other OSU Library database, contact Digital Library Services locally at (405) 744-9161, long distance at (877) 744-9161,or via email at lib-dls@okstate.edu.

-Online 1996 to Present

OSU Faculty, students, and staff can now access the full text of all science content published from October 1996 through the latest issue, thanks to the OSU Library’s paid subscription to Science Online. For users ranging from the casual reader to the serious researcher, the HTML version of Science has some valuable features including searchability, images, hyperlinking and citations.

Science can be accessed through the Library’s Indexes and Databases list at http://www.library.okstate.edu/ftdb/index.htm. For help accessing this or any other OSU Library electronic resource, contact Digital Library Services locally at (405) 744-9161, or long distance at (877) 744-9161, via email at lib-dls@okstate.edu.

The Library Annex Update

For details of the Annex process agreed on by faculty and the Library Administration, visit http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/marchupdate.htm#update.

As of April 1, the Library has met with the Heads of the departments most affected by the Annex transition (mathematics, physics, and chemistry), and has received prioritized lists. These lists are being collated to determine the volume of the material and space is being prepared for its return. A total of 258 titles have been requested as first and second priorities. The tentative schedule is to have many of these journals back in the Main Library by mid-May. This will need to be coordinated with the Physical Plant’s work in the basement (see story below).

In addition to returning requested titles to Main, the 1980-present runs of journals that 1) are available online and 2) have the pre-1980 volumes already at the Annex are being moved to the Annex as provided in the agreement.

Dr. Anne Prestamo, Associate Dean for Collections and Technology Services, will meet with departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources next. The College of Engineering and Architecture will follow.

Please Note: As always, material in the Annex may be requested for electronic delivery, pick up at the Main Library or on-site consultation.

Upcoming Renovations

Each summer the Library undergoes building renovations to maintain and improve the facility. One of this summer's projects will be to renovate the ceiling and lighting in the basement. Work will begin the Monday after finals and is anticipated to be completed on July 29. To prevent damage to the material housed on this floor, stacks will be wrapped in plastic for all or part of the duration of the renovation. Material may be requested at the Circulation Desk, and employees will pull items. This will affect call numbers 500-649 and 660-699. Watch the Library website this summer for details and updates.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/aprilupdate.htm
Last Updated: 22 May 2008

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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Oklahoma State University
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