Vol. XVII, no. 6 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE May Extra 2007

 

This May extra edition offers our summer hours and a recap of our school year statistics.
 

 Summer Hours: 
 

Greeneville Campus

May and June

Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

CLOSED Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2007

July

Monday & Tuesday July 2-3, 2007 8:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, July 4, 2007 CLOSED
Thursday & Friday July 5-6, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Monday-Friday July 8-13, 2007  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

July 16, 2007 - July 31, 2007
Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

August

August 1-19, 2007 
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Regular Semester Hours Begin Monday, August 20, 2007

 

Knoxville Regional Center

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Sunday  CLOSED

 Hours May 25, 2007- May 31, 2007

Friday, May 25 CLOSED
Saturday, May 26 CLOSED
Sunday May 27 CLOSED
Monday, May 28 CLOSED Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 30 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, May 31 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Regular Hours resume Friday June 1, 2007
 

 


New book/DVD acquisitions: 

Since July 2006, 2,102 books/DVDs new to our Greeneville collection have been cataloged for the shelves. Another 872 were added in Knoxville giving us a year-to-date total of 2,974. The latter figure represents an increase of 376 titles over 0506.

 

 New Shared Catalog:

 

 The Library@TC has moved to a second generation automation system. Innovative Interfaces’ “Millenium,” the Shared Catalog of the Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Central Library, replaces our previous system from The Library Corporation (TLC), “Library.Solutions” introduced in 2005.

 

 Your library staff is currently undergoing training on the new system and hopes to have it fully operational this summer. Certain features, including several on the public catalog (WEBPAC) interface, will be phased in during the coming months. Others, such as a serials tracking module, will also be activated. These will aid us in better providing services from “behind the scenes.”

 

  Holdings records for all TC materials from both Greeneville and Knoxville have been entered into the new system and you may search the WEBPAC by visiting http://library.acaweb.org/search~S24. The catalog defaults to Tusculum, but by changing the links you may also visit  the catalogs of other ACA schools.  In excess of a million titles are represented in the shared catalog.

 

  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to “test drive” the new system using the link provided above and let us know opinions. Instructional sessions are already being planned.
 

Statistics:

  

March-April and Summary School Year statistics:  

Use Statistics (March 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

2,518

2,569

Days Open

26

26

Average Daily Attendance

96.85

98.81

Circulation

 

 

Books

207

169

Periodicals

30

87

Reserves

148

40

Videos/DVDs

47

22

Ebooks

netlibrary 380
Ebrary 272

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

165

134

Phone

DE  7
Residential:  50

45

Email

DE 7

Residential 10

16

TOTAL

239

195

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

7

13

Residential

4

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 5,388; Subscription database searches (total): 46,471; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 51,859.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2 Knoxville to Greeneville, 2;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 17; Books by Mail: 3.

 

Use Statistics (April 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,049

3,110

Days Open

27

23

Average Daily Attendance

112.93

135.22

Circulation

 

 

Books

274

187

Periodicals

77

59

Reserves

123

64

Videos/DVDs

47

26

Ebooks

netlibrary 385
Ebrary 479

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

177

159

Phone

DE  3
Residential:  3

83

Email

DE 7

Residential 13

20

TOTAL

241

262

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

3

17

Residential

9

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 7,090; Subscription database searches (total): 20,842; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 27,932.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 1 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 3; Books by Mail: 0.

 

Use Statistics (YTD Summer 2006-April 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

25,658

26,399

Days Open

199

227

Average Daily Attendance

128.93

116.30

Circulation

 

 

Books

2,272

2,143

Periodicals

445

582

Reserves

1,113

397

Videos

289

142

Ebooks

netlibrary 2,932
Ebrary 2,574

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

2,506

1,308

Phone

DE  41
Residential:  472

585

Email

DE 70

Residential 81

152

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

46

164

Residential

67

 

 

 Website (library only) Visits: 59,567; Subscription database searches (total): 363,596; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 423,163.

 

Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 12 Knoxville to Greeneville, 7;Greeneville to Gray, 0; Greeneville to Morristown, 0;  via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 176; Books by Mail: 11.

 

 

Comments: 

 

 

Circulation: 4,415 print books were circulated by the two libraries, 1,423 more than last year..  Electronic book circulations jumped up  3,421 last year to 5,506. These are impressive gains over previous years.

 

Interlibrary loans: In 0506, 206 items were traded between campuses or obtained from other libraries. Though a small number, this represents an increase of 64 items from a year ago, another sure sign of a blossoming in library use and scholarship.

 

 

Reference: 5,053 reference transactions (in person, phone, e-mail) occurred this school year, 142 less than a year earlier.

 

Information literacy/library use sessions: These continue to demonstrate healthy growth from 152 in 0405 to 207 in 0506 to 277 in 0607.

 

Website visits: Website visits have mushroomed and partially explain the decline in physical use noted below.  Website (library only) visits were up just 2,708, but subscription database skyrocketed  144,127 this year (363,596), pushing overall visits to the library website by 146,835 to 423,163. At this rate, we could top half a million visits in 0708.

 

Physical use: A total of 52,057 people physically employed the two non-museum libraries of Tusculum College this school year, with 741 fewer visiting the main Greeneville facility  than the branch library in Knoxville. The Greeneville decline is attributed to the growth in GPS enrollment at Gray and Morristown, ease of electronic database usage, and many fewer community tours.

 

 


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