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Library March 2005 Update

March 8, 2005

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER - During the recent campus discussion concerning the Library Annex and the utilization of space within the Edmon Low Library, we decided to find more ways to communicate with the Library's various constituents. We plan to send to faculty periodic emails like this one to announce new resources, services and discuss issues of concern. Updates will be brief with embedded links to more detailed information. In addition, until the compromise announced at the Open Forum is fully achieved, these emails will include a report on our progress to return peer-reviewed print-only journals to the Edmon Low Library.

These updates should be delivered monthly. 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:

The Library Annex Update
Library Initiates Trial Service: Article Delivery
More Information about Educating the Net Generation Available Online

The Library Annex Update

According to the compromise agreed upon by the Library Administration, Faculty Council, and the Provost, four categories of material are involved in the Annex remote shelving project.

  • Material Available Online: May stay at the Annex if already located there, or may be moved to the Annex if currently housed in the Main Library
  • Fragile Material, Special Collections & Archives Materials and Documents:May stay at the Annex if already located there, or may be moved to the Annex if currently housed in the Main Library
  • Non Peer-Reviewed Material: May stay at the Annex if already located there; Peer-Reviewed Material Available Only in Print: Will be returned to the Main Library based on decisions made in cooperation with departments using the material

Since the Library Open Forum on January 21, the Library has been in the process of meeting with the Heads of the departments most affected by the Annex transition (mathematics, physics, and chemistry). We are asking these departments to put returning material in priority order and will begin moving top priority material back this month. In the meantime, we are identifying material available online which could be appropriately moved to the Annex.

Please Note: As always, material in the Annex may be requested for electronic delivery, pick up at the Main Library or on-site consultation. Visit http://www.library.okstate.edu/annex/requests.htm to make requests.

Library Initiates Trial Service: Article Delivery

While many articles are already available online, some publications are available to OSU only in print format. Beginning March 1, any print article housed in the Edmon Low Library, Architecture Library, CML, or Veterinary Medicine Library will be made available electronically by request. During this trial, the service is extended to faculty and graduate students only. Requests will be filled first-come,first-served for the first 20 requests per individual per day. The Library should fill requests within 48 hours of receipt. Requests can be made online at any time, but will be downloaded and processed M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Instead of visiting the Library to find an item during this trial, you now have the option of requesting it electronically. The process is similar to requesting items from the Annex. Here's how:

  1. Log on to Illiad at https://illiad-s.library.okstate.edu/illiad/logon.html.
  2. Select "Request a Photocopy."
  3. Complete the form as fully as possible.
  4. Click "Submit Request."
  5. Library staff will retrieve and scan your request. The article will be placed temporarily on the Illiad server.
  6. You will receive an email with a link where you can download the article.

More Information about Educating the Net Generation Available Online

Current undergraduates are members of a new generation, the Net Generation or Millennials. These students, born after 1982, are generally characterized as being highly technically savvy, team oriented, sheltered, and tightly connected to their social network. At the Open Forum, interest was expressed in learning more about today's students and how they learn.

The Millennials learn differently and interact differently than earlier generations. EDUCAUSE has recently published a book called Educating the Net Generation. The entire book is available for free download. The 15 chapters of the book include "Technology and Learning Expectations of the Net Generation," "Using Technology as a Learning Tool, Not Just the Cool New Thing," "Preparing the Academy of Today for the Learner of Tomorrow," "Curricula Designed to Meet 21st-Century Expectations," "Faculty Development for the Net Generation," "Learning Spaces," and "Net Generation Students and Libraries." The site also includes other recommended readings on the topic.

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.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/marchupdate.htm
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2010

Media Contact:

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

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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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