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OSU Library May 2005 Update

May 18, 2005

For Immediate Release

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In this Update:

Annex Update
Building Access During the Summer
New Resources at 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 May 18, Dr. Anne Prestamo, Associate Dean for Collections and Technology Services, has contacted the heads of the departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. We have received prioritized lists from 3 departments and their requests are now in the queue to return to the Main Library. We are waiting on lists from the 4 remaining departments in the CASNR.

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

Building Access During the Summer

The OSU Library will undergo several renovations that will impact access to portions of the building this summer. The South Plaza will be refinished, the ceiling and lighting in the basement will be replaced, and the first floor Java Dave’s area will be tiled.

South Plaza: This project is made possible through the generosity of OSU alum, John Clerico. Construction on the Plaza has begun and will continue into the fall semester. The south doors will be closed for the majority of the project. Patrons may access the building via the north entrance during operating hours. Planners anticipate partial access to the south doors will be restored for the beginning of the fall semester.

Basement: The lighting project is anticipated to be complete by July 29. Until then, there will be no public access to the basement, and all basement materials—call numbers 500-649 and 660-699—should be requested at the Circulation Desk. Staff will retrieve items by request. The Map Room, located in the basement, will be open by appointment only during the project. Call 744-9731 or email woodbw@okstate.edu to make arrangements.

First Floor: This project will begin July 1. It will not affect access to the building or any material, however the seating area will be closed. Java Dave’s will maintain its normal summer schedule.

For more information on the status of these projects, contact John DeGeorge, Head of Security and Facilities, at 405-744-7208 or visit www.library.okstate.edu.

New Resources at the Library

CQ Weekly - http://library.cqpress.com.argo.library.okstate.edu/cqweekly/
Your complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering. CQ Weekly is fully archived to 1983.

SIAM Locus Journal Archive - http://locus.siam.org Title List: http://locus.siam.org/
Locus contains the electronic full text for every SIAM journal article published from the journal's inception through 1996. About 14,000 Locus articles are available as fully searchable PDFs; full metadata is available for each article.

JSTOR Biological Sciences Collection - http://www.jstor.org, Title List
This collection, which will include at least 100 titles by 2007, brings together the 29 journals available in our existing Ecology & Botany Collection with more than 70 titles new to JSTOR. This collection offers greater depth in fields such as biodiversity, conservation, paleontology, and plant science, in addition to introducing new areas such as cell biology and zoology.

SPIE Digital Library - http://www.spiedl.org/ Title List: http://spiedl.aip.org/browse/backfile.jsp
The SPIE Digital Library currently includes more than 120,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings, including full coverage from 1998 to the present. The SPIE Digital Library archive should span to 1990 and be composed of about 200,000 papers by the end of the year.

Wiley Online Reference Works
Three new online versions of standard reference works have been added to our earlier subscription to Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. The new works are:

  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology http://www3.interscience.wiley.com.argo.library.okstate.edu/cgi-bin/mrwhome/104554789/HOME has kept its unique role as "the best reference of chemical technology" since the first edition in 1949. It stays current with developments in chemical technology and related fields. New and revised articles are posted monthly; older versions of such articles may still be accessed in an archived form.
  • The Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology http://www3.interscience.wiley.com.argo.library.okstate.edu/cgi-bin/mrwhome/104554784/HOME is a complete revision and update of the classic 2nd edition. It presents the state of the art in all areas of polymer science. Content has been added regularly, and the database now comprises about 300 articles covering all aspects of the field of polymer science.
  • The Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology is an invaluable resource for researchers providing information about polymers, plastics, fibers, biomaterials, elastomers, and polymerization processes. Wiley InterScience now allows you to search across databases, so you can simultaneously search the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology with Wiley's extensive collection of polymer journals and a variety of other reference sources.

For help accessing these 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.

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