S Library News
S for faculty of the University of Florida
VOLUME 9 NO. 4 Spring 1999 www.uflib.ufl.edu
A publication of the George A. Smathers Libraries
University Librarian Peter Malanchuk is a
recipient of one of the University of Florida's most
prestigious awards: the Faculty Professorial Excellence
Program [PEP) award for outstanding achievement.
Malanchuk has been the Bibliographer for Africana
and Political Science in the University Libraries since
1988, and over the years he has built UFTs Africana
Collection into one of the finest of its kind in the
United States. The Collection is now composed of
manuscript material, audiocassettes, and
videos as well as books and periodicals.
Collection strengths are newspapers on
microfilm, colonial documents, regional
reports, and district histories. In addition to
an emphasis on the political, social, and
cultural aspects of the countries, the
Collection supports the recent interest in
the natural his tory of Africa, notably wildlife
ecology and forestry.
A major focus of the Africana Collectio n
selectors is to acquire materials from and Pete
about East Africa, an area that presents Africa
several problems to libraries. Bibliographic
control over the literature of the African
countries is still in its early stages, and the publishing
base in East Africa is not as well-developed as that for
other parts of the continent. Factors such as the lack
of a stable publishing industry and adequate library
funding are augmented by a tropical climate and
political turmoil that has caused havoc with the
attempt to preserve the cultural heritage. Malanchuk's
work in locating, acquiring, and describing the
publications from these countries has been fosteredby
the UF Libraries to make accessible materials that
otherwise might not be available anywhere else, even
in the countries of origin. More information about the
collection can be viewed at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
With a national reputation and long-standing
relationships with librarians in East Africa,
Malanchuk has developed projects that benefit
libraries and scholars onboth continents: donations of
duplicate and superseded materials from U.S.
libraries, collaboration and cooperation in
microfilming foreign theses, training in the use of
library resources. Malanchuk has established ties
with the University of Makerere in Uganda, and
assisted them in locating neededmaterials inpolitical
science, law, peace, and democracy.
He is also involved in the reciprocal program of
short-term study leaves for faculty and students from
UF and the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
Four scholars at a time are invited for three-month
leaves, and the visitors to UF depend
heavily on Malanchuk's assistance in
wading through the enormous amount of
material available here--much of it on
microfilm and lacking indexes or other
finding aids. He has made trips to several
countries in Africa, including Tanzania,
Uganda, and Kenya, with grants from
DOE Title 6 Funds and from the National
Endowment for Peace and Democracy. As
a consultant to university and college
nchuk libraries in these countries, Malanchuk
ographer advises on matters of acquisition,
preservation, and computerization. With
grant money and contributions, he has
brought them new resources and equipment:
microfiche readers, photocopiers, computers and CD-
ROM databases. He has also trained the librarians to
search computerized databases.
Malanchuk is active inprofessional organizations,
having served as a Board member of the Association of
College and Research Libraries [ACRL], the African
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Florida Electronic Federal
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Q Does the library provide materials for staff development?
A* In addition to the regular collections which include many items useful for staff development, the Libraries
provide access to materials such as videos, training manuals and computer files from the Gartner Group, an
organization that develops training materials on computer-related subjects for staff, students and faculty.
Gartner Group materials are indexed in the UF Libraries Catalog in WebLUIS and are housed in the Marston
Science Library. More information about Gartner Group services, including online resources, can be found at:
http: / /www. ufgartner. ufl. edu/
Q. What should I do if an Internet link provided by the library catalog or a library webpage fails to connect?
A. Please report this to a service desk or e-mail the page developer [most pages provide an e-mail link].
Q. Are information sources accessible through the Internet reliable for research purposes?
A. Scholarly content of Internet sites varies widely. Internet sources shouldbe evaluated using essentially the same
criteria you would use to evaluate a printed source. For more information consult Jana Edwards' guide, Tips
for evaluating a World Wide Web Search at: http: //www, uflib. ufl.edu/hss/ref/tips.html.
Q. Does the library collect federal government publications, and what is the best way to access them?
A. Smathers Libraries serve as a Regional Depository for U.S. Documents and provide many books and other
materials produced by federal agencies. Those issued in the past twenty years are included in the UF Libraries
Catalog in WebLUIS. To learn more, visit the Documents Department on the 2?a floor of Library West or see
the website at: http://web. uflib. ufl. edu/docs.
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Library Council [ALC], and the Center for Research Libraries Cooperative Africana Microform Program [CAMP] that
purchases microfilm on Africa for use by its member institutions. He was instrumental in the creation of an
International Relations Committee within ACRL and was successful in co-directing a lobbying effort to convince
Congress of the need for a Library of Congress office in West Africa.
His publications include reference bibliographies for the Afican Book Pubishing Record and he has co-authored
the annotated section on Africa for the last several editions of Magazines for Libraries. Most recently, Malanchuk
created, together with Health Sciences Center Librarian Lenny Rhine, a Web site on African Refugees (http://
www. uflib.ufl. edu/refugee/index. html]. Future plans call for negotiations for cooperative microfilming projects, the
scanning of documents and maps for access on the Internet, and other digitization projects.
Malanchuk's scholarly contributions to the fields of librarianship and bibliography are matched by his devotion to
assisting students with their research projects. He spends a great deal of time helping students, faculty, and visiting
researchers locate resources and teaching them how to use library materials and search the Internet. The University's
PEP award fittingly recognizes his excellence and hard work.
Humanities and Social Sciences Services
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The Documents Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries is the Regional Federal Depository for the State
of Florida and has the responsibility of coordinating the activities of the 39 Depository Libraries in the State. As the
Regional Library, the University of Florida receives and keeps every document distributed by the Government Printing
Office and serves as the State's permanent archive for Federal Documents. Increasingly, publications of the Federal
Government previously distributed to the Smathers Libraries in paper format are migrating to the World Wide Web.
Title 44 of the U.S. Code, which governs the Federal Depository Program, does not require the distribution of
electronically produced information to Depository Libraries nor does itrequire bibliographic control of this information
as is stipulated for paper products. The lack of a statutory obligation to make this information available to Depository
Libraries has created an untenable situation. Federal websites are proliferating wildly, with little coordination or
standardization. A recently published book, Government Inforntion on the Internet, by Greg Notess cites over 1200
In an effort to enhance access to Federal publications now available only via the internet, the Documents
Department proposed the creation of an Electronic Federal Depository Library for the Depositories and all other
libraries of the State of Florida. The State Library of Florida awarded an LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act]
Grant for $14,000 this past fall to pay for the staff assistance and hardware necessary for its development. The
proposed free, one-stop web interface will provide:
Access to 100% of the Federal publications distributed to Depository Libraries via a link to UF's
WebLUIS and an information request form
( single source of links to thousands of Federal websites
Easy to use subject index search capability
clickable county map of Florida to find the nearest Federal Depository Library with numerous
links and Federal data for each county
) interactive electronic services such as interlibrary loan, reference, and duplication requests
You can view the preliminary version of the Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library at:
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/docs. If you have any suggestions for links or data to be added please let us know.
Jan Swanbeck, Chair
Holy Land Cartobibliography Electronic Services Coordinator
author of Antique Maps of the Holy Land: An Annotated Cartobibliography.
The 1999 Smathers Libraries publication focuses on the James C. and Adina P.
Simmons of Tel-Aviv, Israel and Tallahassee, Florida Collection of Antique
Maps of the Holy Land which was donated to the University of Florida in
honor of the parents of Mr. and Mrs. Simmons. The Simmons collection of .Tr A. SA CTA C V. vr.A T .II ,A .
nearly seventy rare maps documents five centuries (fifteenth through
nineteenth) of Holy Land cartographic record and reflects the donors' care in
research, selection and documentation. Dr. Armstrong provides full
bibliographic and physical descriptions for each of these maps (and other
antique Holy Land maps in UF's collections) in the context of the cartographic
technique, culture, and style of the age and location in which it was created.
The cartobibliography, which includes full color reproductions of fifteen of
these fascinating and beautiful maps, is for sale for $35.00 from the Library
Office (Room 204 Library West 392-0342). The maps may be viewed at
http://w~wr.uflib.ufl.e dulmap s/MAPHOLYO 1 .HTML.
Director for Public Services
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SPRING TERM 1999
The University of Florida Libraries offer free classes to assist students and faculty in information
retrieval. Sessions in Library West are held in Room 148, the library training room, and employ a
hands-on, how-to approach for specific databases. Classes in Marston Science Library present
concepts and overview, and include demonstrations of resources. No reservations are needed. For
more information please see the Libraries' homepage at http://www. uflib. ufl. edu or call Alice Primack
A Mar.3 [Wed.] Government Information, Library West, 148, 3-3:50 p.m.
A Mar.4 [Thurs.] Intermediate Internet, Marston Science Library, 107, 9:35-10:25 a.m.
Longer hours, and new furniture, and bodacious prints, oh my!
The Department of Special Collections is pleased to announce that its new research room is fast approaching the last milestone in a much
anticipated renovation and improvement project. Researchers entering the room, located on the second floor of Smathers Library, will be
struck by a seemingly incredible transformation that has taken place in what many UF faculty and more veteran students may remember as
the "Grand Reading Room of Library East."
Perhaps of most practical importance is the extension of hours to use the collections. New hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through
Thursday and 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Friday. Visitors will be able to make use of their personal laptops via connections to power and the
campus network at each of the room's 24 tables. There is also a reader printer for roll microfilm.
The walls of the research room are hung with large format photographs, approximately 4 by 6 feet which are images from materials
throughout the collections. The University Archives is represented by a portrait of the class of 1901 and a program cover from a UF-Georgia
football game. Raggedy Ann and Andy and Old Mother Hubbard represent the Baldwin historical children's literature collection, while two of
the photographs depict a 17th-century map of St. Augustine harbor and a 1920s-era illustration of a hunting expedition in rural Florida, the
latter an item from the Florida ephemera collection. Other images include the first page typescript of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Yearling;
a 17th-century Venice imprint from the Judaica collection; program covers featuring African American dancer and choreographer Katherine
Dunham and an 1890s Italian opera program; a page from a printed 1498 French prayer book made to resemble an illuminated manuscript;
and lastly, but certainly not the least image is a portrait of the great Latin American hero Jose Marti from a centennial booklet. More
information about the Special Collections Department can be viewed at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec.
Chair, Department of Special Collections
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Partner With A Librarian
to give your students the
To set up a library session for your class
or get help preparing a library-based assignment,
Contact your Subject-Specialist Librarian
(see list at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/selects.html) or
Contact one of the Instruction Coordinators
Humanities & Social Sciences Jana Edwards 392-4919
Sciences, Engineering, Math Alice Primack 392-2822
Health Sciences Barbara Francis 392-9777
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