|January 2010||Volume 2, Issue 4|
In This Edition:
“GovFresh is a live feed of official news from U.S. government Twitter, YouTube, RSS, Facebook, and Flickr accounts, all in one place, launched May 3.” more
Records from three more databases are now indexed in WorldCat.org and included in WorldCat.org search results:
OAIster records are now fully accessible through WorldCat.org, and are included in standard WorldCat.org search results. OAIster is a union catalog of more than 23 million records that represent the open archives resources built by harvesting open archives digital collections worldwide.
Originally started at the University of Michigan in 2002, the database includes materials such as digitized books and articles, audio and video files, photos, data sets, theses and research papers.
There are also plans to release a freely accessible, discrete view of the OAIster records in January 2010 through a URL specific to OAIster.
PapersFirst and ProceedingsFirst
PapersFirst and ProceedingsFirst have now also been added to WorldCat.org results. These two indexes contain papers from conferences, symposiums and expositions worldwide. Created from items received by The British Library Document Supply Centre—you’ll find 7.4 million published items in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.
Also from WorldCat.org
Did you know you can check out a number of other libraries’ digital archives online? You can simply search WorldCat.org to find archival materials such as digitized books, articles, audio and video files from libraries worldwide.
Can't Check These Out"Top Ten Books of 1709" by Jill Lepore of The New Yorker.
Last month we ordered over 150 items for our collections, many of which are to replace lost books. Have you been looking for the return of a particular book? If so, you may find that it's back and (literally) better than ever. Below is a sampling of what we added this past month to our main circulating collection. If the book you want isn't listed here, try our online catalog or contact a librarian.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. The philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. 220.6 M281e
Blocher, Henri. Songs of the servant: Isaiah's good news. 224.1077 B620s
Ross, Hugh. Creation and time: A biblical and scientific perspective on the creation-date controversy. 231.7 R733c
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Christ the center. 232 B641c
Schultze, Quentin J. Habits of the high-tech heart: Living virtuously in the information age. 241.65 Sch828h
Sire, James W. Discipleship of the mind: Learning to love God in the ways we think. 248.4 Si77d
Moore, T. M. Redeeming pop culture: A kingdom approach. 261 M781p
Great world trials. 347.07 K726g
Dennis, Jeanne Gowen. Homeschooling high school: Planning ahead for college admission. 371.004 D423h
Poincaré, Henri. Science and method. 509 P755s
Gould, Stephen Jay. Full house: The spread of excellence from Plato to Darwin. 576.8 G73f
Ricoeur, Paul. The rule of metaphor: The creation of meaning in language. 808 R426r
Alter, Robert. The art of biblical poetry. 809 AL792a
Dillard, Annie. An American childhood. 818.5409 D581a
The riddle of joy: G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis. 820.9382 C426r
Milton, John. Paradise regained. 821.4 M642p
Glyer, Diana. The company they keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as writers in community. 823.912 G526c
Bowers, John. Stonewall Jackson: Portrait of a soldier. 973.7 B677s
MLK Day, January 18: The library will be closed until 6pm.
A recent national survey of faculty at institutions of higher learning reveals how they feel about their libraries:
Have you encountered a book or movie you'd like us to add to add to the collection? E-mail your suggestions to us at library@ bryan.edu.
Can you believe we are this far into the millennium already? Think of all of the technologies that have become obsolete (or nearly so) in the last decade or so. The library is still trying to support all of the technologies that store and transmit information from print to electronic. We are finding that we have to realize our limitations and to make practical decisions about what formats to keep, which new ones to invest in, and what to discard. Despite what the techno-prophets tell us, print will be around for a long time, since there will continue to be valuable information, both cultural and otherwise, available only in print for the foreseeable future. As for us at your Bryan College Library, we will be trying to convert as many of our other formats to digital formats as possible for ease of access for online and off-campus students as well as those on campus.
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