Monday, January 30, 2012

New materials added from November 1 to January 30

The November, December, and January new materials list is now available. We added 179 books, DVDs, and other items over those months, thanks to the impressive efforts of our faculty and staff selectors and the library staff.  The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.

It includes 39 new Playaway audio book titles.  For more information on these, please see our blog posts. To browse the list of Playaways (with the newest 39 listed first), please see this search in the catalog.

We’ve added a total of 356 items to the collection in this academic year.  We'll keep posting new item lists through the end of the fiscal year on our blog (this tag will show you all of the prior lists).

Have a suggestion of something to order? Acquisitions money is still available (we’ve spent about 1/3 of the total budget so far), allotted to academic departments and coordinatorships with faculty selectors and units with staff selectors.  We also have some general funds available for anyone to order materials. 

Use our online request form, email one of our staff members, or drop by the library with your request. Our deadline for ordering this year is April 1

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and your information needs met!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wikipedia Down Wednesday in Protest...

In protest of proposed legislation, Wikipedia English will be down on Wednesday January 18, 2012.

"Wikipedia English version only and several other sites are going dark intentionally on Wednesday for 24 hours to protest the anti-piracy bills before Congress."

See NPR news item linked above.

So users, please plan to find background information and start research using Miami University Libraries' resources like Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Reference Online, World Book Online Reference Center, and the many research databases academic libraries make available from their Websites: Gardner-Harvey Library Website

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Spring Newsletter is here!

See what's happening this fall at the Gardner-Harvey Library by viewing our newsletter here.  Then come into the library to view our new layout in progress, check out our mural to inspire your design submission for this spring's contest, and use our many comfortable study areas and helpful services.  Also, turn to the library website for new databases and all your old favorite information sources.  

Spring has sprung!  Let us know how we can be of help.