Oklahoma State University

OSU Library November 2005 Update

November 29, 2005

For Immediate Release

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In this Update:

Rudy Miller Paintings: Fishes of Oklahoma
Resources from the Center for Research Libraries
Web of Science Back Files
Document Delivery
Annex Update

Rudy Miller Paintings: Fishes of Oklahoma

You are invited to attend the Opening of the Rudy Miller Art Collection on December 2, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room.

The collection, consisting of more than 60 paintings by Professor Emeritus and artist Dr. Rudy Miller, was donated to OSU for instruction in artistic and scientific disciplines. Dr. Miller illustrated several scientific books during his graduate studies, and created his latest collection to complement his book, The Fishes of Oklahoma. His work has been exhibited at galleries across the country, including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The Friends of the OSU Library thank Dr. Miller for his donation of this outstanding collection and also appreciate OSU System CEO and President David Schmidly's help securing this gift.

Resources from the Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries in North America. The CRL's mission is to support advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by ensuring the survival and availability of vital knowledge resources. This is accomplished through cooperative action with its members and partners including collection development, interlibrary loan and electronic article delivery.

The CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other resources for research and teaching and makes them available to members. CRL holds over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.

Holdings include such diverse materials as 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein and other Nobel laureates); some of the earliest African-American newspapers; and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the US, and the Center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations. These holdings are for use by students, scholars and other researchers affiliated with CRL member institutions. Materials are sent to the member's interlibrary loan department and may be kept for extended periods of time.

You can view CRL's collection online and make requests through Interlibrary Loan. For more details on borrowing from CRL and its collection, contact Rich Paustenbaugh, Associate Dean of Research and Instruction at richard.paustenbaugh@okstate.edu or (405) 744-9780.

Web of Science Back Files
-New additions of arts & humanities index

The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from about 8,700 research journals. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research. Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles.

Web of Science combines the content and functionality of Current Contents, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation and Arts and Humanities Citations. Our backfiles now include:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded—1900-present, with abstracts from 1991 forward
  • Social Sciences Citation Index—1956-present with abstracts 1992 forward
  • Arts and Humanities Citations Index—1981 to present with abstracts 1999 forward

Document Delivery

While many articles are available online, there are some publications to which OSU only has print access. Now, any print article owned by the Library will be made available electronically by request. Requests will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis 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.

The process to request an article from a journal owned by the Library is similar to requesting items from Interlibrary Loan. Here’s how:

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

Annex Update

According to the compromise agreed upon by the Library Administration, Faculty Council, and the Provost, 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.

As of November 18, all requested titles from math, chemistry, physics and all departments in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have been returned to the Main Library and are now on the shelves in call number order. We continue to work with the College of Engineering. Once all their requests are submitted, we will begin transferring those titles.

Please Note: As always, material in the Annex may be requested for electronic delivery, pick up at the Main Library or on-site consultation at the Annex by appointment. For more information visit http://www.library.okstate.edu/annex/index.htm

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

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Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
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