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Table of Contents
    Baldwin Library's twentieth century historical children's literature to have online catalog
        Page 1
    Libraries receive Chinese treasury of classical writings
        Page 2 (MULTIPLE)
    UF's electronic theses and dissertations share research worldwide
        Page 3
    Libraries offer summer orientations
        Page 4
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Volume 11, Issue 5 Summer 2001


For the faculty of the
University of Florida

A publication of the
George A. Smathers Libraries

Baldwin Library's twentieth century historical
children's literature to have online catalog

In October 2000, the George A.
Smathers Libraries was awarded a
$9,240 one-year grant for the
retrospective copy cataloging of 20th
century titles in the Baldwin Library of
Historical American and English
Literature by the Northeast Florida
Library Information Network
(NEFLIN). The NEFLIN grant for 2000-
2001 runs concur-
rently with a two-
year $381,000 NEH "If there's a hole in
grant to catalog, I rede you tent it:
preserve, and A child's amang y
digitize Baldwin And faith, he'll pre
Library children's
literature, 1850-69.

The Baldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature at the
University of Florida is one of the
world's largest and most
representative collections of
children's books in the English
language. Access to the collection has
been through a printed guide, a card
catalog, and brief provisional online
records available only locally.
Providing access in the online public
catalog and the World Wide Web has
become one of the priorities of the
Smathers Libraries' Resource Services
Department, which is responsible for
cataloging the Libraries' collections.

Susan Morton, project cataloger, and
Newberry Branch Library manager in
the Alachua County Library District,
shares some of her experiences with the

"Discovering books written about
settings familiar to me as a child, and
having no idea such books existed
because they were
not fully cataloged
your coats, and available online
came home to me
taking notes, while I cataloged.
t" The books I chose to
Robert Burns read as a child were
selected from
collections solely
dependent on what the town and school
librarian selected. Automation and
standardization of cataloging widen the
area of accessibility to current literature
for today's youth and researchers.

"Equally interesting is what I am
learning as I work with multiple editions
of single titles. Across my desk came an
entire run of the Bobbsey Twins from
1904 to reissues and rewrites through the
1960s. Subtle changes in titles from the
same book reflect changes in culture.
The 1913 The Bobbsey Twins at School
became, in 1962, the rewritten The Bobbsey
Twins Mystery at School, reflecting the

Libraries receive
Chinese treasury of
classical writings

Three new
digital collections
available online

UF's electronic
theses and
dissertations share
research worldwide

Libraries offer
summer orientations

Shelving locations
in Library West






Libraries receive
Chinese treasury of
classical writings
The Smathers Libraries have received a
gift of a 611-volume set of a famous Chi-
nese "treasury of classical writings," the
Sibu Beiyao, from the family of the late Dr.
John Knoblock, head of the Department of
Philosophy and Religion at the University
of Miami for many years. The collection is
a much-needed addition to round out the
"collectanea" sets on pre-modern Chinese
history and literature. Along with the Sibu
Beiyao are other valuable additions to the
collections, including out of print Har-
vard-Yenching Sinological indexes. Dr.
Knoblock published The Annals of Lu Bu-
wei, a translation for Stanford University
Press. He also wrote a translation and
study of the complete works of the ancient
Chinese philosopher Xunzi, published by
Stanford in 1988. Dr. Knoblock's brother,
Phillip Knoblock of Ocala, made the gen-
erous contribution to our collections.

Three new digital
collections available online

The Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections and the Digital Li-
brary Center announce three new online
digital collections from the University
Archives. All three collections are on the
Web at httpV//www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/

O The Ralph Gower Photograph Collec-
tion, c. 1925. Photographs taken by Ralph
Gower, a University of Florida student, in
the mid 1920s.

O The Campus Plan, 1905-1966. Plan-
ning maps for the University of Florida.

O The Jackson Henson McDonald
Scrapbook, 1917-1925. 238 black and
white photographs mostly depicting peo-
ple and events at the University of Flor-
ida, the Florida State College for Women
(known today as Florida State University),
and several cities in south Florida.

Children's Literature Online Catalog
(Continued from page 1)

sensationalization of popular TALE S F
culture and a certain loss of .\' ABL. \
innocence. I .

"There is a perceptible loss of
innocence and trust in how the .
plots and characters change
over time. In Charlotte Baker's
House on the River, published in
1948, a hermit helps a boy and
girl build a boat to sail on the
Willamette River in Oregon. In
the social anxiety of today, a I r O.cLAC..RED PLATES
book such as this would most B' A-E .J cK S'ON
likely not have been published,
unless the hermit was, strangely enough, a superhuman hero or
a monster. Parents would be alarmed at the idea of their chil-
dren talking to a hermit, much less off on the river building a
boat with him. The version that would be published today could
also deal with homelessness, mental illness, or natural conserva-
tion, and contain a much more socio-political focus."

Tatiana Barr, principle investigator for the NEFLIN project and
cataloging consultant, takes a more tactile and visual approach.
"Imagine being able to look at twenty editions of The Arabian
Nights illustrated by numerous illustrators over a span of 40
years. Many of these books retain their book jackets so it is like
stepping back into the past and seeing them in their original,
pristine condition, before some child wrote on the title page, tore
the cover, and dropped it in a puddle. And even these traces on
these books crayon drawings, inscriptions, homemade book-
plates, writing lessons bring home to me that all these books
belonged once upon a time to some child who read them as
avidly and fondly as I did. "

The Baldwin Library is housed in the Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections in Smathers Library. Dr. Ruth Baldwin,
creator of the collection, spent a large part of her life building
this collection that currently contains 90,000 volumes published
in Great Britain and America from the early 1700s to the present.
The Baldwin Library continues to grow under the present cura-
tor, Rita Smith. The collection supports research in the many ar-
eas, including education and upbringing; family and gender
roles; civic values; racial, religious, and moral attitudes; literary
style and format; and the history of the book and book arts.

Tatiana G. Barr, principle investigator, and Susan Morton,
project cataloger, Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature


Select i t s an disse r os

share reeac woldid

Some University of Florida graduate stu-
dents have already begun to submit their
theses and dissertations in digital format,
signifying a new chapter in the history of
the university. Starting with the Fall 2001
semester, all beginning graduate students
will be required to submit their theses and
dissertations in digital format.

Besides being able to include a variety of
graphics as part of the electronic theses
and dissertations (ETDs), students can
create live links within the ETD itself as
well as live links to Web pages. To see
most of the ETDs that have been submit-
ted thus far, viewers may go to the
Smathers Libraries' UF ETD Web page:
Searches for ETDs in WebLUIS may be
by author, title, or keyword. Also, a key-
word search will retrieve ETDs by the
name of the student's thesis/dissertation
adviser and a subject search will retrieve
by department name. The WebLUIS le-
cords include an abstract and keywords
submitted by the author, which greatly
increases retrievability.

The WebLUIS records for UF ETDs in-
clude the URL needed to access the ETD
in PDF format. All library workstations
have Adobe Acrobat Reader, required to
read the IDF file. If accessing an ETD
from home or office, viewers will need to

download Acrobat Reader before view-
ing if it is not already installed. There is a
link to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on
the Libraries' UF ETD Web page.

Students have two options if they wish
to restrict access to their ETDs. One is to
allow access only to the UF community
for a period of time (usually a year or
two). Another is to prohibit access to
everyone for six months, for example
where a patent application is involved.
Most students allow their work to be
freely available over the Web.

The Florida Center for Library Automa-
tion (FCLA) reports increasing usage of
UF ETDs, which are mounted on their
server. FCLA reports that UF ETDs
were requested 3,657 times during 2000.
Of these, 270 requests were from 41 dif-
ferent countries outside the U.S. There
were 2,257 requests from January
through February 2001 alone, of which
301 were from 45 different countries
outside the U.S. Clearly the research
and intellectual endeavors of UF's
graduate students are being much more
widely shared than ever before with
other students and researchers through-
out the world.

Gerald Langford
Resource Services

Click on the link
"Letter to UF
faculty" on the
Libraries' home
page at http://
for Director Dale
Canelas' response
to Nicholson
Baker's recent
publication of
Double Fold:
Libraries and the
Assault on Paper

Nearly 11,000
records with direct
links to Netlibrary
E-Books covering
many disciplines
have now been
added to the UF
Libraries' Catalog.
To limit your
search results only
to E-Books, select
"E-Books" on
the WebLUIS
search screen.


Sf Try RefeXpress!

9 Consult a librarian without

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Learn more about the web-based Cata-
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Come to Marston Science Library Room
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Dewey Decimal Call Numbers
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900-999 Paged
Biographies (Dewey) 6th Floor
Government Documents 2nd Floor
Microforms 1st Floor
Oversized 6th Floor
Periodicals 3rd Floor

In May, 48,000 linear feet of materials
were moved and shifted to alleviate the
critically crowded conditions in Library
West and provide space for staff to
shelve new books. The 900s were moved
from Library West to the Paged Collec-
tion in the Smathers Library. Paged Col-
lection materials will be retrieved in a
timely manner by staff from the Library
West circulation desk. Also, students are
on duty from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-
Friday in Smathers Library to provide
immediate retrieval and/or access.
These hours will be extended this fall.

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