XV, no. 3    TUSCULUM COLLEGE LIBRARY  December 2004-January 2005

 

Welcome:

 

We hope all readers had a wonderful holiday season. Welcome  back for what should prove a most exciting 2005.

 

Reserves:

 

As noted at the December faculty meeting and in several special e-mailings since, the library is now employing a new reserve form (available on-line).

IMPORTANT. The new procedure was made necessary by the growing success of the reserve process. As more faculty add materials and students use these items, more formality is required to ensure efficiency. Thus, we ask that you rigidly follow the 48 hours-in-advance-of-use delivery requirement. We just must avoid those situations when faculty  make same-day-as-delivery assignments or make assignments and then bring in materials with students at their heels. Please help us to help you and your students.  Otherwise, as flexible as we are, we can no longer guarantee, given the demand, that all will be ready on short notice.

To review the reserve policy, please refer to the following link: http://library.tusculum.edu/libraryreservepolicy.htm

 

New Books:

 

Another new books list is expected to be posted soon. Watch for it!

 

Continuing Instructional opportunities:

 

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Charles Tunstall recently created a presentation on locating professional journal articles.  With continuing developments and refinements in a number of our research databases (see below),  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                                                                                                                                      

 

Latest on ARTstor, our newest database:

 

On January 10, 2005, ARTstor (www.artstor.org) announced  that fifteen art museums have committed to share digital image collections and associated data through ARTstor. As added, images and data from these collections will enhance ARTstor's ability to provide broad-based access to art images for educational and scholarly use in museums, colleges and universities, and the K-12 sector.

 

The additional contributing museums include:

 

The Art Institute of Chicago (www.artic.edu)

The Cleveland Museum of Art (www.clevelandart.org)

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College (www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (www.thinker.org)

Harvard University Art Museums (www.artmuseums.harvard.edu)

The Frick Collection (www.frick.org)

Kimbell Art Museum (www.kimbellart.org)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (www.metmuseum.org)

Philadelphia Museum of Art (www.philamuseum.org)

Smithsonian American Art Museum (www.americanart.si.edu)

Victoria and Albert Museum (www.vam.ac.uk)

The Walters Art Museum (www.thewalters.org)

Williams College Museum of Art (www.wcma.org)

Yale University Art Gallery (www.artgallery.yale.edu)

 

 

LIBRARY RESOURCES IN REVIEW:

 

INDUSTRY AND COMPANY INFORMATION

 

The Library subscribes to a variety of business research databases that provide company and industry information.  All of these databases can be accessed through the Library Website under  the Research Databases link both on and off campus.  Please call the library to obtain access information to these resources from off campus.  If you are a business or organizational management faculty member and would like to schedule a library instruction session for us to instruct your students on using these information resources, please contact Charles Tunstall (Residential) or Anne Reever (GPS). 

 

EBSCOhost:  Business Source Elite contains detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies as provided by Datamonitor. Some of the profiles contain SWOT analysis but contain limited financial and industry information.  To access this information click on the “Company Profiles” tab in the top menu bar of the Business Source Elite Homepage.

 

 

INFOTRAC II: Business and Company Resource Center  is comprehensive in scope and can fulfill a variety of business information needs including financial data from the past  4 years and links to current news articles about a company. Industry information is provided from the Encyclopedia of Global Industries 2005 produced by Thomson Gale. Industry market analyses are  also included.

 

LEXIS NEXIS Academic Universe contains company financial information from last 3 years, profiles, a function to compare companies on specific criteria and  SEC filings and reports.     Reference resources include the NAIC-SIC Directory, Federal Business Opportunities, and The American Marketplace.

 

ProQuest: Hoover’s Company Records. Pithy introductory comments aside, this well known resource includes company overviews and includes limited financial data from the past 3 years.  Information coverage varies by company.

 

Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage is the most comprehensive in presentation of financial and investment information. Industry data includes in depth comparative company analysis including profit ratios and guides on analyzing particular industries.  Company data includes financials and valuations from the past 6 years, stock reports, corporate actions and corporate records.

 

! Value Line Investment Survey  has recently been added to our online research databases and provides 12 reports per year covering a particular industry and its companies.  Each report contains a brief 1 page summary of the industry and a one page rating of each company’s potential growth in the upcoming year with a 10 year charted history of financials including target price ranges for 3 years into the future.  Print copies of this resource are also available in the Greeneville campus library.     --Anne Reever

 

 

SUMMARIES:         

 

Here are reports on library activities for November and December 2004 and year-to-date. They are followed by a full report on individual database usage, in so far as figures are available.

 

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.
 

 Statistics (November 2004):

 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,021

2,599

Days Open

22

19

Average Daily Attendance

91.86

136.79

Circulation

 

 

Books

200

27

Periodicals

0

57

Reserves

285

12

Videos

26

5

Ebooks

netlibrary 399
Ebrary 81

 

Reference

 

 

In House

165

137

Phone

DE  12
Residential:  11

74

Email

DE 7

Residential 9

25

TOTAL

204

236

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

9

5

Residential

5

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 7,349; Subscription database searches (total): 26,598; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 33,947.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 5; Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 10; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.

 

 

 Statistics (December 2004):

 Note: Libraries closed on December 17 for holiday break.

 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

1,141

1,394

Days Open

13

11

Average Daily Attendance

87.77

126.73

Circulation

 

 

Books

84

6

Periodicals

0

43

Reserves

52

7

Videos

10

1

Ebooks

netlibrary 216
Ebrary 53

 

Reference

 

 

In House

57

74

Phone

DE  5
Residential: 2

48

Email

DE 3

Residential 4

14

TOTAL

71

136

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

2

4

Residential

0

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 3,081; Subscription database searches (total): 11,865; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 14,946.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 5; Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 11; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 1.

 

Database Usage (July-December 2004):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TO

 

 July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

DATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infotrac I (TEL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exp Acad. ASAP

326

1343

1959

2295

2320

894

9137

OneFile

367

1292

1468

2487

2532

1496

9642

Gen Bus File

129

388

438

529

339

158

1981

 Gen Bus File Int'l

37

124

106

529

94

32

922

Health-Wellness

32

120

150

365

322

137

1126

Health Ref Center

58

69

99

254

221

143

844

Contemp Lit Crit

15

39

41

54

81

9

239

Computer database

11

14

13

14

5

29

86

Professional Collection

 

 

 

367

87

44

498

Military & Intelligence Database

 

 

 

6

20

51

77

Religion & philosophy Database

 

 

 

252

140

297

689

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL InfoTRAC I

975

3389

4274

7152

6161

3290

25241

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business & Company

 Resource Ctr

422

3717

3117

3976

3701

1500

16433

Biog Resource Ctr

85

749

605

896

1242

554

4131

Custom Newspapers

59

1327

1061

1662

1442

643

6194

Literature Resource Ctr

39

166

88

216

431

57

997

LegalTrac

28

107

38

140

48

34

395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL InfoTRAC II

633

6066

4909

6890

6864

2788

25362

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

EDRS: n/a=no longer avail

36

0

0

 n/a

n/a

n/a

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

EBSCOhost

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

MLA

14

33

57

57

17

 n/a

178

CINAHL

8

39

75

51

66

26

265

PsycARTICLES

64

299

903

1128

680

586

3660

McGill/Authors

15

39

51

63

165

15

348

McGill/Lit

11

49

131

98

186

146

621

Bus Source Elite

438

2173

1812

2756

2079

1573

10831

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

367

TOTAL EBSCO

550

2632

3029

4153

3193

2346

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

252

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABI/INFORM

1376

2150

1070

2214

157

911

7878

Hoover's

1145

1598

839

1714

1302

636

7234

 Education Journals

1619

2261

1409

3022

2336

964

11611

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TOTAL ProQuest:

4140

6009

3318

6950

3795

2511

24212

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lexis-Nexis

0

0

0

1369

6131

575

8075

CQ Researcher

0

 

 

58

197

190

445

Oxford

0

0

1763

n/a

0

0

1763

JSTOR

31

169

n/a

58

257

165

680

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

31

169

1763

1485

6585

930

10963

 

 July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

TOTAL DATABASE SEARCHES

6329

18265

17293

26630

26598

11865

95115