XV, no. 5        TUSCULUM COLLEGE LIBRARY          April-May 2005

 

NEW Electronic Books:

  

Wiley Inter Science Electronic Books:

 

Through membership in the ACA Central Library,  Tusculum College has recently acquired  37 electronic book titles published by John Wiley  & Sons covering topics in mathematics, psychology, statistics and the sciences.   Access to these titles is now available on campus through the E-Books link on the Library Website.  A link for Off Campus access is coming soon.   A link will also be placed on the Research Databases page.   

 

The mutually agreed upon ACA purchase represents only a percentage of the entire Wiley e-book collection. Each of these 37 titles is listed at our E-Books link and must be accessed individually. When the link for each title is accessed,  a page with the bibliographic  information for the book  appears followed by  each chapter of the book.  All titles listed are owned and available in full text so it is not necessary to pay attention to the 4 bulleted options below the title information.   It is also possible for multiple users to view the same title simultaneously.  If further assistance is needed or to provide comments on this new collection of e-books please contact the library.  

 

NetLibrary/Ebrary:

 

In addition to the Wiley posting, both netLibrary and ebrary have added significant additional titles to their electronic book collections. A total of 1,179 new netLibrary books are now accessible to the Tusculum College community, along with 1,000 from the 23,000 volume ebrary Academic Complete collection. Representative of the new titles now appearing in the latter group are The Cambridge History of Early Modern English; The Proteus Effect: Stem Cells and Their Promise; Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America (17 vols.); Model Financial Markets; Making School Reform Work; and Handbook on Radiation Probing, Gauging, Imaging and Analysis.

 

For those of you keeping score, TC now has access to 70,216 electronic books via these two collections.

 

NEW print  book lists:

 

Although the library, both in Greeneville and Knoxville,  continues to catalog and process  new works into its print collections, we have not been able to get a new book list up in April due to staff illness. We will attempt to have one up before the end of May and recommend that you watch the library homepage for the link. In the event that the summer schedule (see below) scuttles that goal, be assured that the process will be resumed as soon as possible.

 

Summer schedule:

 

This is the summer of our long-anticipated  move from Pioneer Library to the new facility in Greeneville, as well as the time when we introduce our new automated library system. These twin events will occasion some readjustments to our Greeneville operating schedule and will, at times, have significant impact upon our ability to deliver physical services. Our electronic databases will remain operational 24/7 and the Knoxville branch will function per usual.

 

Our physical move to the new facility is scheduled for the week of June 13. Installation and staff training on the new automation system is scheduled for the four days July 5-8. Please be aware that the Greeneville library will not be open either week. Additionally, depending upon the time needed for run-up to the move or adjustment thereafter, a few additional down days may occur. Please watch the library homepage for exact times of the move and other  associated events, which will be posted as soon as confirmed.

 

These activities  are once in century events and we know that you all join us in celebration of the transfer. If any faculty  require books or videos for any residential college summer school session and want to check them out ahead of time from the current location, please feel free to do so before June 6.

 

A Message to Residential Faculty from Mr. Tunstall:

 


”I would like to individually acquaint faculty with all services available from our new library, to introduce you to our ever-broadening ranges of services and resources. As you know, over the past couple of years, we have together made great strides in improving and updating both our reference and circulating print collections, as well as our electronic databases. I would also like to discuss with you what new or improved services we could offer to you and your students.   I will be calling each of you in the new school year to solicit a time when I may come to your office (or if you prefer, you can come to mine) so that we might have a personalized one-on-one conversation (and maybe even some hands-on Q&A demonstrations). My goal for next year is to become as closely linked with each of you as is professionally possible in order that together we can work to acquire those library resources and develop and/or offer those services which would be most helpful to you and your students.

Those of you who are planning to teach Extended Orientation:  Please contact me so I can assist you in planning library-use instruction that can be specifically tailored to your class.  You can reach me at 5124.

Coming soon:  THE REFERENCE SHELF, a newsletter for all faculty and students devoted to reference services and the Information Commons.  Watch for it!”


 

Acting Librarian

 

Anne Reever is once again hitting the boards in 2 supporting roles with the Morristown Theatre Guild production of Tennessee William’s gritty and poignant drama,  A Streetcar Named Desire.   A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the greatest masterpieces of American drama.  “Tennessee Williams's 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of Blanche Dubois, a faded Southern belle.  Taking refuge from her crumbling past, the fragile Blanche arrives unexpectedly at her sister Stella's doorstep, hoping for a better life and the restoration of her senses.  But her childlike helplessness, romantic yearnings, and genteel illusions are no match for the squalor of her new surroundings, the oppressive summer heat, and her brother-in-law's growing rage.”

 

Performances will be located in the auditorium of Morristown East High School Friday and Saturday May 6 and 7 and Sunday May 8.   Show times are 8:00 p.m.  Friday and Saturday;  Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults  $10 for students and seniors and $8 for children.   You may make reservations by calling the Theater Guild box office and leaving a message at 423-586-9260 and they will call you back or  tickets will be available at the door before the performance. 

 

Directions to Morristown East High School

  

Take I-81 south to Exit 12- Lowlands ( Tennessee 160) Turn right.  Continue on  Tennessee 160 to Cumberland Street exit.   Exit right onto Cumberland.  Take Cumberland to Morris Blvd.  Turn right.  Proceed 2 blocks. Turn right into Morristown East HS parking lot (Dairy Queen will be on the left) at light .   Contact Anne Reever ( ext. 5801)  if you need more detailed directions. 

 

 

Thanks:

 

Many thanks to all who have offered congrats to me concerning completion of “The Baseball Bibliography,” 2nd ed. Your kindness is much appreciated. FYI, most of the baseball books which I had obtained during the course of this three-year project have been or are being donated to our library’s collection.

 

Database Usage Statistics:

 

Annual aggregate database statistics for those which report breakdowns to us  continues to zoom skyward. In 2003/2004, usage was 103,858; in 2004/2005, the total has risen to 191,747.  Our overall database figure, as noted below, has now topped 200,000 at 203,193.

 

Figures are provided below by database or database vendor. *= discontinued.

 

Database Usage Statistics,  2004-2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July-Dec,

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO

 

 

2004

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

DATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infotrac I (TEL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exp Adac ASAP

9137

1783

2137

3034

2833

 

 

18924

 

OneFile

9642

1862

1687

2337

2257

 

 

17785

 

Gen Bus File

1981

187

585

372

408

 

 

3533

 

 Gen Bus File Int'l

922

55

121

155

135

 

 

1388

 

Health-Wellness

1126

632

227

206

511

 

 

2702

 

Health Ref

844

260

144

462

361

 

 

2071

 

Contemp Lit Crit

239

23

91

25

23

 

 

401

 

Computer database

86

44

25

11

22

 

 

188

 

Professional Collection

498

362

477

312

352

 

 

2001

 

Military & Intelligence Database

77

27

24

14

393

 

 

535

 

Religion & philosophy Database

689

285

166

297

52

 

 

1489

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL InfoTRAC I

25241

5520

5684

7225

7347

0

0

51017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InfoTRAC II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus. Co. Res Ctr

16433

3087

3260

2487

2874

 

 

28141

 

Biog Res Ctr

4131

516

733

762

895

 

 

7037

 

Custrom Newspapers

6194

1366

1248

3304

2203

 

 

14315

 

Lit Res Center

997

263

147

102

139

 

 

1648

 

LegalTrac

395

69

82

164

29

 

 

739

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

TOTAL InfoTRAC II

25362

5301

5470

6819

6140

0

0

49092

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDRS *

36

0

0

0

0

0

0

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBSCOhost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MLA *

178

 

 

 

 

 

 

178

 

CINAHL

265

106

270

98

133

 

 

872

 

PsycARTICLES

3660

885

931

1114

655

 

 

7245

 

McGill/Authors

348

59

231

91

81

 

 

810

 

McGill/Lit

621

77

493

93

113

 

 

1397

 

Bus Source Elite

10831

2039

2356

3718

3590

 

 

22534

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

TOTAL EBSCO

15903

3166

4281

5114

4572

0

0

33036

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABI/INFORM

7870

1749

1991

2913

2552

 

 

17075

 

Hoover's

7234

1334

1423

1833

2009

 

 

13833

 

 Ed. Journals

11611

2421

2101

2630

2902

 

 

21665

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 TOTAL ProQuest:

26715

5504

5515

7376

7463

0

0

52573

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lexis-Nexis

8075

n/a

964

0

0

 

 

9039

 

CQ Researcher

445

253

210

337

400

 

 

1645

 

Oxford

1763

0

0

0

0

 

 

1763

 

JSTOR

680

488

435

285

553

 

 

2441

 

ARTSTOR

104

182

28

10

857

 

 

1181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

10963

923

1637

622

953

0

0

4135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL DATABASE SEARCHES

95115

20414

22587

27156

26475

0

0

191747

 

 

     Use Statistics (March 2005): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,527

2,950

Days Open

23

22

Average Daily Attendance

109.87

134.09

Circulation

 

 

Books

269

65

Periodicals

0

60

Reserves

84

55

Videos

23

24

Ebooks

netlibrary 364
Ebrary 12

 

Reference

 

 

In House

146

244

Phone

DE  13
Residential:  15

104

Email

DE 9

Residential 5

25

TOTAL

188

373

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

4

6

Residential

3

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 5,965; Subscription database searches (total): 27,156; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 33,121.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2 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: 0.

 

 

Use Statistics (April 2005):

 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,963

2,712

Days Open

29

21

Average Daily Attendance

102.17

129.14

Circulation

 

 

Books

125

95

Periodicals

24

66

Reserves

87

17

Videos

19

11

Ebooks

netlibrary 292
Ebrary 102

 

Reference

 

 

In House

194

277

Phone

DE  2
Residential:  19

94

Email

DE 6

Residential 7

13

TOTAL

228

384

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

6

Residential

5

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 669; Subscription database searches (total): 26,475; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 27,144.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0; Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 38; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 0.

 

Use Statistics (July 2004 through April 2005):

 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

23,051

25,795

Days Open

248

192

Average Daily Attendance

92.95

134.35

Circulation

 

 

Books

1,720

402

Periodicals

32

494

Reserves

1,995

181

Videos

226

113

Ebooks

netlibrary 2,829
Ebrary 1,347

 

Reference

 

 

In House

1,222

1,735

Phone

DE  72
Residential:  138

726

Email

DE 47

Residential 61

244

TOTAL

1,540

2,705

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

47

68

Residential

37

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 57,186; Subscription database searches (total): 203,193; Total electronic visits to  Tate Library: 260,379.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 0; Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 17; via ARIEL from other libraries for both campuses, 0. Books by Mail: 3.