Oklahoma State University

July 2012 Library Update

July 20, 2012

For Immediate Release

Development & Testing of New Web-Scale Management Product

Oklahoma State University Library has joined Serials Solutions, and five other partners in the development of Intota™, a new product supporting all aspects of library functions, including selection, acquisition, cataloging, discovery and fulfillment regardless of resource type. The first version of the product is in testing now. Librarians at OSU are actively using and providing feedback to shape the development of Intota.

Read More about the OSU Library’s Partnership with Serials Solutions
Watch a video about Serials Solutions’ Development Strategy

Changes on 5th Floor

Materials from the 5th floor of the OSU Library are now being relocated to make way for the Math Learning Success Center (formerly the Math Learning Resource Center). Crews have also begun the first phase of the new fire suppression system installation. This year the system will be installed on the 5th floor; fire suppression will be upgraded on one additional floor each summer for the next five years. 

Library Documents staff continue to review materials to ensure often-consulted materials remain in the Edmon Low Library. The 5th floor legal collection has been moved to the 1st floor, and the Documents Reference Collection will soon relocate there as well.  Efforts are also underway to prepare the north third of the Library Annex to house other Document materials. Contact John Phillips (x46546) for questions about specific items.

Construction Update

Three new study rooms are currently under construction on the east side of the 1st floor. Completion is expected prior to the start of the fall semester.
The silent study area on the 4th floor overlooking the fountain will have asbestos abated and new carpet installed. This work should also be finished prior to the fall semester.

Hours Update for 2012/2013

The building hours for the Edmon Low Library will expand by 30 minutes beginning this fall. When class is in session hours will be:
Monday –Thursday 7 am- 2 am
Friday  7 am -10 pm
Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday  9 am – 2 am

Phelps Award Nominations Open

The Edna Mae Phelps Award recognizes those who have performed exceptional work to increase the performance and effectiveness of the OSU Library. Eligible applicants are OSU Library volunteers, librarians, staff members, alumni, students, faculty, government office holders, fund raisers, interested citizens and members of the Friends of the OSU Library.

Nominations letters should be submitted to debbie.clemons@okstate.edu or Edna Mae Phelps Award, 216 Edmon Low Library. Nominations must include your name, address and phone number, the name, address and phone number of the nominee and a narrative supporting the nomination. The deadline for nomination letters is 5 p.m. Aug. 17. The Phelps Award winner will be announced Sept. 14 at the H. Louise & H.E. "Ed" Cobb Speaker Series, presented by the Friends of the OSU Library.

High-Density Shelving Facility

High-Density Shelving FAQ
Watch: Youtube-Fondren Library’s Library Service Center (LSC) (a high-density facility at Rice University)


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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/july12.htm
Last Updated: 20 July 2012

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Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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