Monday, July 28, 2008

New Electronic Resources July 2008

Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciences The presentations consist of navigable slides with accompanying narration synchronised for ease of listening. They are all approximately 40-50 minutes long and are organised into a comprehensive series of talks.

Serial Set Maps (via LexisNexis) Contains maps within the U.S. Serial Set which represent one of the greatest single collections of cartographic materials of the United States. From the exploration of the American West to the Parisian defenses during the Crimean War, the Serial Set carto-bibliographic records allow unprecedented access to the 52,000+ maps of the Serial Set. Searchable segments include title, geographic subject, map relief method, and names on map. Search results bring up carto-bibliographic entries with map title, notation of content, date, and the Serial Set Map ID number. The full carto-bibliographic view shows the entire record, below which is an abbreviated record of the publication in which the map occurs. The link at the bottom of the full document record accesses the PDF version of the publication in which the map occurs. Users can navigate to the specific map by using PDF bookmarks.

Serial Set Digital Collection (via LexisNexis) Contains the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives constitute a rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Upon completion, the digital version of the Serial set will consist of approximately 13,800 volumes and over 12 million pages.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Book Culture book store

Did you know that the bookstore formerly known as Labyrinth Books is now called Book Culture? I didn't.

Address & Phone
536 West 112th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
New York, NY 10025-1601

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Borrow Direct outage

There is a problem with the Borrow Direct system that is preventing patrons from placing new requests. All Borrow Direct partner libraries are affected by the problem, and it is currently being investigated by system administrators.

We hope to have this resolved as soon as possible. I will post an update when I have more information.

Neil Romanosky
Interlibrary Loan & Delivery Services Librarian


July/August issue of Inside CUL

The July/August issue of Inside CUL is now available! In this issue:

Announcements: RBML Processing Successes

Staff Spotlight: Sachie Noguchi’s travels to Japan

CLIPP Summer Update

CUL Style Guide

Events: Emerging Technologies Brown Bag

Recent Grants

CUL Marketing Grants Awarded

New Appointments

Staff Activities

Summer Reading, part II

Laura M. Kenna
Communications Coordinator
University Libraries and Information Services
Room 207 Butler Library, Columbia University


Monday, July 21, 2008

College Network Downtime on July 24

On Thursday, July 24th, the office of Management Information and Network Services (MINS) will be performing annual server maintenance. Regular maintenance of college computer systems is important to keeping a high quality of service and maximum uptime. The majority of systems have already been updated with no disruption of service. However, the following systems require downtime to complete necessary patches and upgrades.

eBear - the Barnard College portal and associated applications will be unavailable from 12:00 - 2:00PM

www - the public Barnard College website will be unavailable from 3:30PM - 5:30PM. All visitors to will be redirected to a temporary maintenance page during this downtime window.

Firewall - the enterprise firewall protecting our server room will be rebooted immediately following the www updates, at approximately 5:30PM. All MINS services will be unavailable for 15-20 minutes, including e-mail, www, file sharing (ARTEMIS), Colleague and Benefactor, eBear, and all other MINS supported applications. Sulzberger and Elliott wireless will also be unavailable. If everything has gone well, we expect network services to be available at 6:00PM.

Internet service to outside the campus will NOT be affected by this reboot.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Databases - July 17, 2008

Abstracts in Social Gerontology
Abstracts in Social Gerontology includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Family Studies Abstracts
Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Family Studies, Journal of Marriage & Family, and Family Relations.

LGBT Life with full text
Provides indexing and abstracts of worldwide literature on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, as well as full text for more than 50 journals, magazines and regional newspapers and dozens of monographs; also includes a specialized LGBT thesaurus with over 6,400 terms. Contains indexing and abstracts for GLBT-specific core periodicals and GLBT-specific core books and reference works. Indexes important historical GLBT publications, including ONE, The Ladder, Mattachine Review, The Advocate, Christopher Street, Body Politic, The New York Native, and much more. Includes some monographs and reference books, as well as grey literature, including newsletters, case studies, and speeches.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts provides users with information thoroughly covering the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice. Topics covered within the database include corrections, courts, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, drugs, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims. All documents covered are either written in English or have an English-language summary.

Race Relations Abstracts
Race Relations Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Race, Ethnicity & Education and Ethnic & Racial Studies.

SocINDEX with Full Text
SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others.

Twentieth Century Advice Literature
Allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave.

Violence & Abuse Abstracts
Violence & Abuse Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.


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