XV, no. 2            TUSCULUM COLLEGE LIBRARY  October-November 2004

 

 

Welcome:

 

The library is delighted to announce that Elaine Gorman has joined its staff as the new Knoxville library assistant, succeeding Billy Shewbrooks who has moved on in his career. Elaine is working closely with Mary Halliburton and we hope that many of you will have a chance to greet and work with Elaine.

 

Hours:

 

The block-break and holiday hours for the main library at  Greeneville  have been posted on the library website for the period  through the end of the year; those for the Knoxville branch will follow.

 

Kudos: 

 

The library offers kudos to Sukhi Bedi on the publication of his  Rendezvous: A Conversation between a Sikh and Christian.  An autographed copy is being cataloged into the library collection.

 

Instruction possibilities:

 

While developing a library use instruction session for Dr. Diane Robinette, Reference/Instruction Librarian, Charles Tunstall recently created a presentation on locating professional journal articles.  With recent developments and refinements in a number of our research databases,  students exposed to his sessions have more success in accessing this type of literature. If readers would like an individual demonstration of the presentation or would like for him to address a class, please contact Charles  at ext. 5124 or send an e-mail to ctunstal@tusculum.edu

 

 

Construction:

 

Progress continues apace on the reborn library. The library staff, which has had several meetings with architect John Fisher of late, is informed that the turn-over date for the building is now March 2.

 

New databases:

 

Three new databases have been added to the library’s subscription collection, bringing the total number to 51. Two of these are provided via the Tennessee Electronic Library and the third via ACA: Appalachian College Association. Those from TEL are listed under Infotrac I on the library database page, while ARTstor,  the ACA contribution, has its own link on the database page. The TEL titles are:

 

Infotrac Religion & Philosophy. This Gale title features a selection of over 250 magazines and academic journals covering religion, philosophy, and the related areas of archaeology and anthropology. Bibliographic coverage commences in 1980 with full-text of some of the periodicals dating from 1983.

 

Infotrac Military and Intelligence, another Gale contribution via TEL, includes references from the same time periods and in the same fashion as Infotrac Religion and Philosophy. This database includes coverage from 500 journals plus several annual reference books and 80% full coverage.

 

Like other TEL databases, the content of both of these new additions can also be located via Infotrac OneFile.

 

ARTstor, made available to us via ACA, allows students, faculty, and other members of the TC community to access online approximately 300,000 visual images and related catalog data, as well as the tools to make active use of the images. The  world art, architecture, and material culture images included are from the Carnegie Arts of the United States collection, the Hunting Archive of Asian Art, The Illustrated Bartsch, the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, and the Museum of Modern Art Architecture and Design collection. This is a particularly valuable collection that should find use across the curriculum.

 

 Statistics (September 2004)*:

 

In the data which follows, the first of two figures is that for Tate Library – Greeneville and the second is for Tate Library – Knoxville; where there is only one number, it is combined for both. Some items do not lend themselves  to this easy breakdown and are addressed as appropriate; several people log on to visit our links library or free databases for which we have no figures, e.g., FirstGov. The various database vendors all provide access to more than one database; however, the complete list (51 different titles) is too long for breakdown here.

 

 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,242

3,070

Days Open

29

19

Average Daily Attendance

111.79

161.58

Circulation

 

 

Books

286

12

Periodicals

2

27

Reserves

284

3

Videos

15

6

Ebooks

netlibrary 233
Ebrary 123

 

Reference

 

 

In House

154

150

Phone

DE  5
Residential:  14

43

Email

DE 5

Residential 2

17

TOTAL

180

210

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

4

Residential

4

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 8,745; Subscription database searches (total): 17,434; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 26,179.

 

Subscription Database Searches Breakdown by Vendor:

Not yet available.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0; Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 18; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.