Library West addition contstruction...
 SciFinder scholar expands
 Access versus security
 How to begin patent searching

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Table of Contents
    Library West addition contstruction to begin in late autumn
        Page 1
    SciFinder scholar expands
        Page 2
    Access versus security
        Page 3
    How to begin patent searching
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George A. Smathers Libraries


Library West Addition Construction

to Begin in Late Autumn

t has been some time since I
wrote about the Library West
addition. You may be interested
to know that a 100,000 net square foot
addition has been approved, planning
funding received, and we expect
construction to begin in the late
autumn. The selected architects are
Ross Barney + Jankowski of Chicago
partnering with Long & Associates of
Tampa. Ross Barney + Jankowski
have recent experience working on
main library renovation with the
University of Chicago, Northwestern,
and the University of Illinois.
The concept for our library project
is that the new building will house the
collections in environmentally
controlled space while the current
Library West will be renovated to
provide state-of-the-art user space.
The goal is to create, in the heart of
the humanities and social science
part of campus, a library designed to
emphasize support of the scholarly
needs of faculty and the learning
needs of students.
We expect the two buildings to
house a collection of four million
volume equivalents (books, journals,

microforms, electronic, and multi-
media formats) and provide space for
nearly 2,500 readers, creating an envi-
ronment where scholars can move
easily between books and journals
and electronic, micro- and multi-
media formats by providing readily
available service space for each, so
that the flow of ideas and research
need not be interrupted. In increasing
the amount and diversity of reading
space for students and faculty, we
hope to create habitats suited to
learning and research in multiple
disciplines by diverse users. The new
"Library West" will have a stack area
closely related on each floor to
reading areas with combinations of
carrels, tables, group study rooms,
and closed studies so that scholars at
every level would find appropriate
working conditions as they use the
needed collections.
We plan to have the main service
areas on the first and second floors,
leaving the upper floors for quiet
study and reflection. There will be
well-designed workspaces for the use
of online databases, digitized images,
video and audio formats and micro-

formats. All
of these for-
mats are
parts of UF's
because they
provide infor-
mation that cannot be stored and
accessed in traditional ways and they
are essential to meet university
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1 2 SciFinder Scholar
Expands; Time to Renew
Library Materials;
LibQUAL+ Survey
-1 3 Access Versus Security;
New National Science
Digital Library
1 4 How to Begin Patent
Searching; UCET library
Session; Catch Student


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Library West
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requirements for access to informa-
tion. There will be training facilities
for group instruction in the use of
electronic information or use of
library collections. Upper floors will
have quiet reading areas, wired group
study rooms, carrels and tables for the
use of personal computers, centrally
located photocopiers, etc. Noise
producing activities will be isolated
insofar as possible from study areas.
We anticipate that this building will
create library conditions genuinely
supportive of UF's faculty and students.
DaleB. Canelas
Director of UF Libraries


How Do You Think
We're Doing?

You may have the opportunity
to contribute to our understanding
of what our user community thinks
about University of Florida library
services by participating in a very
important electronic survey. At the
end of March, a randomly selected
sample of faculty and students will
receive an email invitation that
includes a link to LibQUAL+. This
confidential survey is part of a
national study of over 170 institu-
tions of higher learning sponsored
by the Association of Research
Libraries. We will use the data we
collect to identify what the library is
doing right and what we need to
improve upon. Your investment of a
few minutes to respond will be
greatly appreciated.

SciFinder Scholar Expands

The SciFinder Scholar system provides access to several Chemical Abstracts
Service databases, including Chemical Abstracts, Registry, CASREACT,
CHEMLIST, CHEMCAT, and Medline. It provides an index for journal
articles, book chapters, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, and
dissertations on a broad range of subjects. In addition to chemistry, SciFinder
Scholar covers the agricultural, biological/life, engineering, food, geological,
material, medical, polymer and physical sciences. Users may search by author
name, research topic, molecular formula, chemical structure/substructure, or
chemical reaction.
Recently, Chemical Abstracts Services has significantly expanded SciFinder
Scholar, making available electronically the bibliographic and abstract informa-
tion for the entire Chemical Abstracts back to 1907. Older years do not yet have
full indexing, but authors and keywords found in the title and abstract can
be searched.
SciFinder Scholar is a Windows-based product and the client must be down-
loaded in order to use it. A user must have a valid UF IP address, which means it
may be accessed from the Libraries or from the user's office on campus. For
remote access, GatorLink may be used. Since SciFinder is not a Web-based
product, it may not be accessed through the UF Libraries proxy server.
Because of contractual agreements with Chemical Abstracts Service, use of
SciFinder Scholar is restricted to faculty, staff, and students of the University of
Florida. Access instructions for visitors to the university are available at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/scifinder.html. For more information on how to
use SciFinder Scholar, contact Carol Drum (392-2759), and for information on
installing the client, contact John Ashcraft (392-2873).
Carol Drum
Head, Marston Science Library

Time to Renew Library Materials

It's time to renew the library items charged to you. You will receive a list of
library items charged to you that must be renewed or returned by April 1, 2002
in order to prevent accrual of overdue fines and temporarily blocked library bor-
rowing privileges. For your convenience, you may renew your materials online
through the Smathers Libraries Web page, use the mail-in method, or bring the
items to any UF Libraries Circulation Desk.
To renew items online go the UF Libraries' home page at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu. Select the Renew Books option listed under Library
Services and follow the instructions. After April 1, 2002 the online renewal
option will no longer be accessible to you for this renewal period.
By renewing an item online you are certifying that you have it in your posses-
sion and will return it promptly if another borrower requests it.
For general questions regarding faculty privileges, call Kip Forrest at Library
West Circulation (392-0345) or email Kipchoge@mail.uflib.ufl.edu.

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ast October, the Documents
Department of the University
of Florida received a memo
from the Government Printing Office
directing staff to destroy a CD-ROM
produced by the U.S. Geological
Survey entitled, "Large Public Surface-
Water Supplies." This memo heralded
a new era in the world of government
information one that runs counter
to the mission of libraries and in
particular to that of the Federal
Depository Library System.
The purpose of the Federal
Depository System is to ensure no-fee
public access to federal government
information via a network of libraries
throughout the country. The
Government Documents Department
of the University of Florida is the
Regional Federal Depository for the
state of Florida and the Caribbean.
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.
While the reasons behind the
memo seem obvious in light of the
events of September 11, the destruc-
tion of information produced by

public monies does not come easy to
those whose job it is to make this
information available to the general
public. There are legitimate scientific
needs for this and other data that is
rapidly disappearing for reasons
of security.
At greatest risk are documents
distributed electronically. These are
not the property of the Government
Printing Office. They are mounted at
the discretion of the publishing feder-
al agency. Two months ago changes to
the Freedom of Information Act
allowed agencies to withhold from the
public possibly sensitive data such as
maps of transportation networks and
information on hazardous chemical
sites. This has angered environmen-
talists who insist that the public
should have access to this information
in order to address health concerns.
A recent article in the Washington
Post stated that the search engine
Google is working with federal agen-
cies to be sure that information delet-
ed from their sites is not available
through its automatic-saving "cache"
feature. Yet, on the World Wide Web
almost nothing truly goes away. A
report pulled by the Agency, within
days of September 11, for toxic

substances and disease registry titled
"Industrial Chemicals and Terrorism"
is still readily available at several sites.
For example, the site MapCruzin.com
has archived this report and has
developed a lengthy list of environ-
mental reports, maps and other
government information removed
from public access.
The tension between access and
security will be open for debate when
the government announces in a few
weeks a proposed set of guidelines for
what kind of security information
should be withheld from the general
public. OMB Watch, a group advocat-
ing public disclosure, has already
voiced concern about these guide-
lines. Gary Bass, the executive director
of this group wrote, "While security
may improve, the spirit of civil liberty
is lost. We cannot let that happen
here." This sentiment reflects the
feelings of most librarians who are
staunch defenders of freedom of
information. Finding the right balance
will be difficult and the debate on this
issue promises to continue.
Jan Swanbeck
Chair, Government Documents Department

New National Science Digital Library

A new National Science Digital
Library (NSDL), which is being fund-
ed by NSF, is projected to be up and
running by fall of 2002. It will provide
online information about science at all
levels, or from "cradle to gray" as one
of the principal investigators said.
This is a broad program to build a
digital library for education in science,

mathematics, engineering and tech-
nology, funded by the National
Science Foundation Division of
Undergraduate Education. The NSDL
is conceived of as the largest and most
heterogeneous digital library ever
built, and will provide reliable
anytime, anywhere access to quality
collections and services.

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Alice Primack
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Catch Student Plagiarism
The Internet has made taking
phrases and whole term papers easy,
so that plagiarism by students
becomes of increasing concern. More
and more Web sites offer term papers,
short essays, and reports at relatively
low prices. The libraries have created
a Web page at http://www.uflib.ufl.
to help you prevent, identify and catch
this "cyber-plagiarism" among your
students. Send comments and sugges-
tions for other resources to Alice
Primack at primack@mail.uflib.ufl.edu

How to Begin Patent Searching

Marston Science Library has the
searching resources necessary to do a
preliminary patent search; however,
we do not have full-text copies of
patents because the library is not a
patent depository library. Doing your
own search provides useful informa-
tion, but should not be considered a
comprehensive search. Patent search-
ing is complicated, so a patent attor-
ney or agent should do a serious
search. UF faculty using university
facilities need to first contact the UF
Office of Technology Licensing.
Many people now prefer to search
patents online. The U.S. Patent Office
has a searchable patent database with
full-text images of the more recent
patents. Other databases are available,
but charge for viewing or printing the
full-text pages. Abstracts of interna-
tional patents from some countries
are also available online. Online
searches should also be considered

preliminary. If you need a specific U.S.
patent and you do not find a full-text
copy of it online, you can obtain a
copy from one of the Florida deposi-
tory libraries.
Access to information on patents,
patent databases, and a listing of
patent depository libraries is available
through the libraries' patent subject
guides. You can get to these guides
from the Libraries' home page. The
main Patent Subject Guide
html provides general information on
patents, trademarks, trade names,
trade secrets and copyright. It also has
links to U.S. Patent Office forms and a
list of Florida patent attorneys. There
is information on obtaining full-text
copies of U.S. and international patents
and finding information on print
patent documents to use at the library.
Vernon Kisling
Marston Science Library

Incorporate Library Resources and Services into Your Courses
A UCET session on incorporating library resources and services into assign-
ments and courses will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2-4 p.m. in the Marston
Science Library, room L-107. For more information contact Alice Primack at
392-2822 or primack@mail.uflib.ufl.edu.

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