Vol. XVIII, no. 2 THE LIBRARY AT TUSCULUM COLLEGE Nov.-Dec. 2007 

 

Library Hours:

Changes have been made to the Greeneville Campus Library operating hours for the remainder of the Fall Semester 2007 and through the 2007-2008 Winter Holiday Break.   In an effort to better serve the Graduate and Professional Studies Student and Faculty populations during the Residential College block and winter breaks,  the TC Library Greeneville campus has extending its weekly evening hours during these periods from closing at 6:00 p.m. to closing at 8:00 p.m Monday - Thursday. 

 

These extended hours began November 5 and were evident during the  Residential Block Break which began on November 9.  Please find below the new extended library hours for the Greeneville campus library from November 9, 2007 through January 12, 2008.  Unless otherwise indicated, regular semester library hours will be observed as stated on the Library News page of the Library Website:  http://library.tusculum.edu

 

During this experiment,  GPS student, staff and faculty use of the library facility will be tracked from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, M-Th and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Future library facility extended open hours will be determined based on actual usage by GPS students, staff and faculty. 

 

As is the case with all visitors, the library staff  looks forward to assisting  GPS students and faculty employing the library facility during these extended break hours. We appreciate any constructive feedback that you would like to provide to us as we continually strive to improve the library resources and services available to the entire TC community.

    

Greeneville Campus Regular Semester Hours

 

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 Sunday  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

Fall Semester 2007

Block Break and Holiday Hours

 

Block 3 Break

Friday, November 9, 2007 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 10, 2007 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday November 11, 2007  CLOSED

Monday, November 12, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m

Regular  Semester Hours resume Wednesday, November 14. 2007

 

 Thanksgiving Holiday Break

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2007  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday,  November 21 - Sunday,  November 25, 2007 CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours resume Monday,  November 26, 2007

 

Block 4 and Winter Holiday Break 2007-2008

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 13, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, December 14, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2007  CLOSED COMMENCEMENT

 Sunday December 16, 2007 CLOSED

 

Monday December 17, 2007  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

 

December 20, 2007 - January 2, 2008  CLOSED

 

Thursday, January 3, 2008  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 4, 2008  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday January 5, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 Sunday January 6, 2008  CLOSED

 

Monday, January 7- Thursday January 10,  2008  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 11, 2008,   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, January, 13, 2008 CLOSED

 

2008 Spring Semester Hours Begin January 14, 2008

 

Books and taxes:

 

Dec. 14 is the last day this year to donate gift books. We appreciate all that come in. Please be sure to attach or enclose a listing with any donations. Although the librarians cannot perform appraisals, we can give you a GIK (gifts in kind) receipt acknowledging your delivery.

 

New Book Requests 2008-2009:

 

It is not too early for faculty to begin consideration of materials they may wish to see added to TL@TC collections next year. It is recommended that wish lists of print materials students can borrow from the library on either campus be continuously developed at the departmental level. The same suggestion also applies to electronic subscription source recommendations.

 

In late January 2008, school directors and independent division chairs will receive the annual request packets for distribution to their instructors.

 

New Gale Virtual Reference Titles:

 

Last month, the ACA purchased 4 new Gale Virtual Reference titles. Two of them will be available the end of November and 2 will be coming by the end of the year.

 

The two available end of November are:

 

West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 2nd ed.

Social Issues Primary Sources Collection which includes the following titles:

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

 

The 2 still available at the end of the year are:

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed.

 

Please find our link to these titles at http://library.tusculum.edu/indexaca2test.htm and click on Gale Virtual Reference II.

 

 

ARTstor updates:

 

  A number of new resources have been added to the ARTstor service, while agreements have been signed for additional collections. Here is a recap:

New Collection: Images from the Mark Rothko Family Collection
The first releases of images to the Mark Rothko Collection are in the ARTstor Digital Library. This release includes 43 paintings scanned from eight-by-ten color transparencies not previously in public collections.  

Ghiberti collection completed
The final 30 images of the Ghiberti collection, depicting the cleaned Noah panel, have been released. Along with the previously added images of the partially cleaned panel, these images further underscore the importance of the recent restoration campaign and its photographic documentation by ARTstor.

Additional images added to the Islamic Art and Architecture collection
Approximately 2,300 additional images are now included in the Islamic Art and Architecture collection. This latest release focuses on Ottoman architecture in Turkey and brings the total number of images in this collection to over 14,800.

More European art and architecture from Scala Archives and Art Resource
Additional images of major Italian and other European works are available from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now hosted in ARTstor users to approximately 10,500.

Contemporary art exhibition installations from the New Museum
ARTstor and the New Museum of Contemporary Art are collaborating to digitize and distribute approximately 7,000 images from the New Museum's photo archive. This collaboration will significantly increase the representation of contemporary art in the Digital Library.

Photographs of modern architecture (Ezra Stoller archive)
In collaboration with Esto Photographics, Inc., ARTstor has announced the digitization of 70,000 images from the Ezra Stoller archive. Ezra Stoller is widely recognized as the leading American architectural photographer of the 20th century. 

Images from the Yale University Art Gallery and the Peabody Museum of Natural History
ARTstor  has announced new agreements with the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Yale University Art Gallery to make over 30,000 images from their collections and photo archives available through the Digital Library. These collections will bring together materials currently housed separately at Yale institutions to develop a digital collection devoted to African Art and Yale sponsored archaeological expeditions.

Mexican retablos from Douglas Massey
ARTstor and Douglas Massey will collaborate to bring approximately 130 images of Mexican retablos to the Digital Library. Dating from 1912 to 1996, these small, colorful oil paintings represent modern expressions of a traditional Mexican art form.

Images from the Library of Congress’ Historic American Buildings Survey/ Historic American Engineering Record
Through a partnership with the Library of Congress, ARTstor will distribute approximately 200,000 images from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) image collections. Coverage spans across the United States and its territories, representing various periods and styles from the 17th through the 20th century.

Carnegie Survey of the South (Library of Congress)
ARTstor and the Library of Congress will collaborate to distribute images from the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South collection, a systematic record of early buildings and gardens in the American South. The Library of Congress will be digitizing the Carnegie Survey negatives for eventual distribution through the Digital Library.

Plans of ancient and medieval buildings and archaeological sites (Bryn Mawr College)
Through a partnership with ARTstor, the Visual Resources Center at Bryn Mawr College will be contributing a collection of site plans for key ancient and medieval architectural monuments and archaeological sites. There are approximately 8,000 black and whiwhite slides depicting archaeological and building site plans, particularly relating to the classical and ancient Near East, as well as medieval Europe.

Archaeological excavations from the Mellink Archive (Bryn Mawr College)
Through a partnership with ARTstor, approximately 4,000 images from the Mellink Archive at Bryn Mawr College will be added to the Digital Library. The images will depict archaeological sites in Turkey, including numerous images of sites that Mellink excavated herself.

 

Brown Bag Lunches: 

 

On September 5, the library and IT staff inaugurated  a series of Brown Bag Lunches to share resources with faculty and staff. First semester programming has included an introduction to the new ACA shared catalog system, Millenium;  introduction of a cognitive mapping tool – Inspiration; a review of research databases; a look at employing free e-books/links in historical research as centered on the TC bell; an introduction to the classroom integration of ARTSTOR and JSTOR; a tool-specific look at Sakai; a review of new survey tools; and two sessions on the integration of Information Literacy and Instructional Technology into courses.

 

We hope to offer a continuation of this series during the spring semester beginning in January. If any reader has suggestions for topics to be addressed, please contact either Jack Smith or Theresa Swann.

 

Staff News:

 

Library Faculty Attend ACA Summit:

 

Jack Smith, Anne Reever, Charles Tunstall, Marsha Griffith, and Kathy Hipps represented The Library @ Tusculum College at the ACA Summit held at Abingdon, VA October 18-19. Numerous sessions were attended and valuable insights were gained.

 

Osborne Sings:

 

Assistant Library Director for Distance Learning, Anne Reever Osborne walked the boards again this time  as a member of the mythical town of Brigadoon in the Arts Outreach production of Lerner and Lowe’s musical,  Brigadoon during its November performance at Byrd Auditorium.   If you missed the show you missed a wonderful cast of characters and some great singing by current and former Tusculum College students.

 

Smith Authors Magazine Article:

 

  Library Director Jack Smith’s article “Le Roy Fitch Meets the Devil’s Disciple: The Battle of Bell’s Mills, Tennessee, December 4-6, 1864” appears in the December issue of North South Magazine, currently available on newsstands worldwide. This is the first article ever published concerning the contests near Nashville between Fitch’s gunboats and land cannon under Vanderbilt University founder Rev. David C. Kelley (Gen. N. B. Forrest’s aide and chaplain).

 

Happy Holidays!

 

As this is our last newsletter until 2008, the entire library staff takes this opportunity to wish each of you and your families the most wonderful of holidays and a Happy New Year.

 

Statistics:

 

 In every number of the Reel & Page published through the school year, we provide our most recent usage statistics (lag time is usually one month). Comparison figures between the current school year and that preceding are published in either the April issue or a special May issue.  The 2006-07 comparison is in the May special edition, found at

http://library.tusculum.edu/archivesrnp/reelnpagemay2007.htm.

 

 
Use Statistics (September 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3281

3223

Days Open

29

23

Average Daily Attendance

113.13

140.13

Circulation

 

 

Books

347

105

Periodicals

0

63

Reserves

36

32

Media (Videos/DVDs)

20

10

Ebooks

netlibrary 262
Ebrary 360

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

177

181

Phone

DE  9
Residential:  42

88

Email

DE 5

Residential 7

12

TOTAL

240

281

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

5

9

Residential

16

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,642; Subscription database searches (total): 58,404; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 65,046.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 2 Knoxville to Greeneville, 1; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 20;. Books by Mail: 0.

Use Statistics (October 2007): 

 

Greeneville

Knoxville

 Physical Use

 

 

In House Patrons

3,433

3,579

Days Open

29

27

Average Daily Attendance

118.37

132.56

Circulation

 

 

Books

252

276

Periodicals

0

89

Reserves

102

113

Media (Videos/DVDs)

36

14

Ebooks

netlibrary 343
Ebrary 547

 G-K e-bks combined

Reference

 

 

In House

151

225

Phone

DE  9
Residential:  44

68

Email

DE 9

Residential 6

12

TOTAL

219

305

Library Instruction Sessions

 

 

DE

10

13

Residential

11

 

        

 Website (library only) Visits: 6,472; Subscription database searches (total): 55,491; Total electronic visits to  The Library at Tusculum College: 40,551.

 

 Interlibrary Loans:

Greeneville to Knoxville, 3 Knoxville to Greeneville, 0; via OCLC from other libraries for both campuses, 53; Books by Mail: 0.

 

 

 

 


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