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 Reprogramming Library West
 Off-site storage necessary for...
 New online resources
 Libraries acquire "treasure trove"...
 Frequently asked questions
 Library passports for First Year...
 Howe Society upcoming events
 Development
 Dewey reclassification pilot project...
 Reminder: activate new ID card...
 Chair appointments
 University Libraries statistics...






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Table of Contents
    Reprogramming Library West
        Page 1
    Off-site storage necessary for libraries
        Page 2
    New online resources
        Page 3
    Libraries acquire "treasure trove" of resources to enhance Africana Collection
        Page 4
    Frequently asked questions
        Page 5
    Library passports for First Year Florida students
        Page 5
    Howe Society upcoming events
        Page 5
    Development
        Page 6
    Dewey reclassification pilot project underway
        Page 6
    Reminder: activate new ID card for library service
        Page 6
    Chair appointments
        Page 7
    University Libraries statistics 2001-2002
        Page 8
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George A. Smathers Libraries



LIBRARY NEWS


Director's Update


Reprogramming Library West


A I described in the first fall issue
of Library News, there has been
a reduction in the size of the
addition for Library West from
120,000 square feet to 60,000 square
feet. Since the original plan brought
Judaica back to the central campus
and fully utilized all of the space in
the larger addition, we had to reduce
something to fit in the smaller space.
By far the largest consumers of space
are collections and user seats. We
found it a Hobson's choice to
sacrifice either, knowing that strategi-
cally reducing either made it harder
for people to use the library. In an
attempt to have our cake and eat it
too (or at least to have both collec-
tions AND users in the same build-
ing), we have elected to move some
units out of Library West so that the
remaining collections and services
will be fully accessible to students
and faculr%.
The Go\ eirnlent Documents
Department, along with its collec-
tions, will mll:e to Marston ibiarv's
first floor neia the MaChI collection.
Increasingly, govei ntnt putbliatrpgs
are coming in electronic format.
which means that they can be
accessed from any here on campus.


And the growing importance of
GIS to the use of both government
data and traditional maps, makes
bringing these two units together a
good juxtaposition, one that should
make research somewhat easier
for scholars.
In addition, the libraries had
intended to create an Area Studies
Department that would centralize
service for our four area studies
collections (Latin America, Judaica,
Africa, and Asia). We tentatively
allocated to this function most of the
third floor of the renovated Library
West including the third floor of the
addition. Given the reduced space,
that plan is clearly untenable, so we
will move the four collections to
Smathers Library and service them
from that location.
Both oft' thee plans rely upon
additional off-campus storage. Our
current storage I3S.000 square feet) is
completely filled and cannot contain
an\ additional Imalteal. Both Marston
and Smathers librarie. hold collec-
tions that w ill need to be removed so
that Govern inei Dociments and
':::"Area Stdies cCan.ben& itb'd there.
The university is looking into p#ovid -
ing a o5,000 square ot01 building that


would lend itself to high density
shelving. Once we receive that build-
ing and get shelving, we will be able to
begin the transfers of collections and
departments that will allow us to both
renovate Library West and improve
seating and collection spaces for
students and faculty in the humanities
and social sciences.
Dale Canelas
Director of UF Libraries




2 Off-site Storage

3 New Online Resources;
GovXpress

4 Libraries Acquire Africana
Collection

5 FAQ; Library Passports;
Howe Society Events

6 ID Cards; Dewey Reclass;
Libraries' Donations

7 New Department Chairs;
Smathers Bookstore

8 Libraries' Statistics










Off-site Storage Necessary for Libraries


he Univtesitv of rida
continuerj to gr and with
it the nee tfd' ibfl stor-
age space. According to a recent
stud\' in the ClI, outdle oHiglhe
Edhicatiou, print publications still
surpass electronic formats in
-peieived' value and frequency of
use by students and faculty\ 3 Oct
S201012 In striving to meet this
continued demand for books and
journals in print, libiiaries must
find space to house them. In order
to serve as a catalyst for high-
quality research, the libraries must
simultaniiousl acquire new and
interdisciplinary collections while e
preserving a research collection of
older materials. Because the
planned addition to Librar \West
has been reduced by half, a st'irage
facility \\11 continue to he neces-
sary for the humanities and social
sciences materials that cannot be
brought back to campus, as well as
. the ever-increasing collection in
archificture and fine arts. educa-
tion, music, and the health sciences.


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The maiorlty of academic
research libraries use storage
facilities to cope ith space crises.
-Matteials located in storage are
Sgdeerall% older and less-used pub-
lidations including serials titles
which have ceased publication or
I older portions of active titles) or
Iooks (single volumes or multi-
I Volume sets). The University uf
Florida Libraries' Limited Access
Depository I L ,D was established
to augment shelving space in cam -
pus libraries. The facility contains
approxin'ately 3?o7,l000 bound
volumes that would reathb oer
11 miles high it stqcked..n their
sides. The t,3,500 linear feet of
shelving would stretch over. 70
'i football fields. W while it is iot
desirable to maintain an l ff-site
Scollectioo, limited access affords
greater'security and an opportuni-
tv to miiotain consistent environ-
mental conditions for the collec-
tion. On1l 1'1, of the items in stor-
.ag circulate each year. compared
to approximately 30".11of o o orher
collections.
Items located in the Limited
Access Depository are listed in the
online catalog with the location
displayed as "STORAGE S-See
Circulation West" or, in the case of
titles which h may have recent
volumes located in campus
libraries, with a note indicating
that Some Items are ill Storage.
Requests for items in storage may
be made at the Library West
Circulation Desk or through a
request form on the libraries' web


site (http://www.uflib.ufl.edul
storform.html). Requests are
processed and retrieved as soon as
possible but are generally available
at Lbranry \\et within one working
da\. For larger runs of materials,
Vou m1ay al Iange to use the collec-
tion at L.AI Please make an
appointment with the Storage
Coordinator 132-I0345: at least
24-hours in advance of your visit. i
Bound periodicals are available for
a three-week loan period, even if
their loan
&priods .
iTight had-l
.been shorter
inithe act\e
collectib n.
Monogaphs
are availdhbe for their normal active
collection loan periods. Itemi are
renewable through:normal circula-
tion procedures. .
The libraries strive to be
responsive to \our needs as
researchers and instructors. The
Storage Retrieval service, along
With Course Reserves, Interlibrary
Loan. and Document Delivery for
distance programs and IFAS cen-
ters, are provided to enhance outer
access to materials.
\e would like to hear from
you. What additional semrvces
would \ou like the libraries to offer?
Send us an email, phone us, or
drop a line in our "Comments" box.
Lori Driscoll
Chair, Access Services


Page 2 Library News







Ne~nin~ sou- -


wwwufiA uf1ed


Historical Newspapers
Full-text is now available for these
newspapers via ProQuest online:
* Wall StreetJournal (1889-1985)
* New York Daily Times (1851-1857)
* New York Times (1851-1999)
Though the full-text capabilities
for a few years within these inclusive
dates are still in-progress, the full
project is expected to be completed
by summer 2003.
These full-text newspapers supple-
ment the growing collection of online
newspapers offered by the UF
Libraries and available to the UF
community. This collection includes:
* The Times (London) Digital
Archive, (The entire period of 1785
1985 will be available in late 2003.)
* The Times Literary Supplement,
1902-1990 (in progress: through
1994)
* Palmer's Full Text Online (London),
1785-1870
For access to all online newspa-
pers, search by newspaper title in the
UF Libraries online catalog to find a
link to the full-text database, or search
the Database Locator available from
the UF Libraries home page at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu

Factiva
A Dow Jones & Reuters Company
database, Factiva provides global
business information, including
sources such as Dow Jones and
Reuters Newswires and recent years of
the Wall Street Journal all undupli-
cated in a single service elsewhere.
Covering nearly 8,000 sources, Factiva
offers multiple language interfaces
and multilingual content.


MarketResearch.com Academic
This resource provides the full text
of more than 600 key market research
studies. Many of the reports offer addi-
tional resources through graphs, tables,
and charts. The reports are generally
released one year from the date of orig-
inal publication and cover a variety of
business-related subject areas includ-
ing consumer and personal products,
demographics, engineering and
construction, financial services, food
and beverage, healthcare and medical
devices, industry and manufacturing,
pharmaceuticals, transportation and
shipping, plus much more. Gives
access to extensive, detailed market
research reports from leading sources
such as Kalorama Information,
Packaged Facts, and Specialists in
Business Information. Accessible the
same month the reports are published,
MarketLooks provides concise, easy-to-
read summaries of research reports on
a specific market segment.
All online databases to which the
UF Libraries subscribes are available
off-campus with Gatorlink software.
The Technology Center at the Hub
offers a CM-ROM with Gatorlink as
well as other software for UF students,
faculty, and staff.
If you do not have Gatorlink soft-
ware on your off-campus computer,
you still may be able to access these
proprietary databases through such
private Internet access companies as
CompuServe and AOL if you follow the
procedures outlined in the "Remote
Access" instructions at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/access.html
ShelleyArlen
Interim Chair,
Collection Management Department


Introducing the
interactive
government document
reference service


GovXpress
http://govxpress.uflib.
ufl.edu/govx

GovXpress is a real time
chat reference service where
you can ask librarians at the
University of Florida
for help finding
government information


To find government
information about
Florida on the World
Wide Web go to

FEFDL
The Florida Electronic Federal
Depository Library
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/fefdl


UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
Government Documents Department
George A. Smathers Libraries


Library News Page 3







Libraries Acquire "Treasure Trove"of

Resources to Enhance Africana Collection


he University of Florida
Libraries has acquired the
Donald Abraham Collection of
Lusophone Africa spanning the years
1687-1990 with more than 7,000
volumes. It is an impressive collec-
tion and includes resources from all
five of the countries comprising
Lusophone Africa: Mozambique,
Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde,
and Sao Tome e Principe. There is a
wide array of formats including
books, periodicals, government
reports, maps and atlases, disserta-
tions, pamphlet/grey literatures
representing war protest literature
from Angola and Mozambique
coupled with rare Africana as
representative from these regions
of sub-Saharan Africa.
Examples include:
* Cavazzi, de Montecuccolo P. Gio
Antonio. Istorica Descrizione de
Tre Regni Congo
* Matambe, et Angola situati nell'
Etopea inferiore occidentale e delle
mission
* Bologna, 1687, first edition;
Bocage, Barbosa du. Ornithologie
D'Angola. Lisbon, 1881
* Two volumes that include 10 exqui-
site lithoplates by J.G. Keurlmans
* Balsemao, Eduardo A .Guerra Dos
Dembos.Loande: Imprens do
Governo, 1872 and appears not to
be held with in the U.S.

This collection is a treasure trove
of resources that will enhance the
University of Florida's Africana
Collection within three major regions
of Sub-Saharan Africa, East/South-


east, West, and South/Central Africa.
Moreover, the collection will also
provide opportunities for Diaspora
Studies with Africa and Brazil as
well as for the Cuban involvement
in Angola.
The subject areas of the resources
are equally diverse and will serve our
programs in African and Latin
American Studies. They include the
social sciences, humanities, agricul-
ture, and to a lesser extent the
applied sciences and mining. The
largest concentrations are in history,
anthropology, and literature for both
Angola and Mozambique with related
resources in archaeology, linguistics,
and languages that broaden the
strengths we have in Shona materials
in contiguous Zimbabwe. The politi-
cal science resources are rich in
offerings from Jonas Savimbi,
Samora Machel and others which
capture the spirit and urgency of the
long-term conflicts experienced in
Lusophone Africa during the 1970s
through the current day, particularly
in Angola and Mozambique.
There are materials dealing with
agricultural development including
the plantation economies and abuses
chronicled in a number of studies for
Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, and Sao
Tome e Principe. Important colonial
governmental statistical sources for
population, trade and agricultural
production are well represented
along with religion and missionary
materials. There are related materials
dealing with Tanzania, Zimbabwe,
South Africa, and Malawi that are
strength areas in our current collec-


tion. The Portuguese perspective will
deepen and expand the resource
content base enabling researchers to
address and investigate the long-
standing conflicts existing within
these regions. The Portuguese colo-
nial mindset is well represented
coupled with Black Africa's response.
Professor Abraham was a member
of the history department for more
than a decade at the University of
South Carolina. He was a British
military officer who also taught in
Rhodesia prior to his appointment
in South Carolina. His father was
Professor Roy Clive Abraham, the
well-known Nigerian linguist, who
worked on Yoruba, Hausa, and Tiv
languages.
Peter Malanchuk
African Bibliographer


Peter Malanchuk examines the
contents of one of the many boxes of
the Abraham Africana collection.


Page 4 Library News











Q. When do I need to submit items
for course reserves for the winter
2003 term?

A. To ensure that materials will be
on reserve for the first day of class
for the next semester, instructors
must submit their requests four
weeks prior to the beginning of the
semester. Full information for
faculty about using the library
course reserves is available at:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
ersvinst.html

Q. Will the libraries be offering
24-hour service for students during
final exams?

A. No, the libraries' funding situa-
tion precludes this but we will be
extending our hours as much as the
budget will allow, and specific times
will be announced via the library
homepage. The libraries will remain
open during term break with
reduced hours and these will also
be listed there.

Q. Where can I go on campus to
find exciting and inexpensive gifts
for friends and family?

A. The Smathers Library Bookstore
offers a great selection of previous-
ly-owned books that will delight
your loved ones on any gift-giving
occasion. Hours are: Monday-
Thursday 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services


Library Passports for

First Year Florida Students

The over 900 students enrolled in this fall's First Year Florida classes were
greeted with a new way to discover the libraries on campus. Instead of traditional
tours, the libraries participated in the orientation effort this year by creating a
"passport" to library services. Students were asked to complete several activities
as part of their library assignment: activate their library card, visit three campus
libraries, read an article on reserve for their class, and attend a library orientation
session. Upon completion of a task, the corresponding part of the passport would
be stamped by a library staff member. Many students completed the orientation
part of the assignment through library instruction sessions in other classes, such
as ENC1101 or a beginning course in their major discipline. About one-third came
to the specially scheduled library orientations for First Year Florida.
Jana Ronan, program director for undergraduate library services, states,
"I think that this effort was a real success. We got students to come in and do the
tasks that they really need to do to use the library system effectively."
Ann Lindell
Head, Architecture and Fine Arts Library


Page 5 Library News


HOLIDAY WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION & FUNDRAISER
Saturday, December 7, 2002, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the home of John Ingram

ANNUAL DINNER

Saturday, February 22, 2003 (Location to be announced)
The presentation will feature Sid Homan and Mimi Carr as
Maxwell Perkins, editor, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,
Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Yearling


The Howe Society encourages and helps to support the development
of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the
George A. Smathers Libraries.
For further information on the above events or to
request a brochure with enrollment information call 375-0975, ext. 200.











Q. When do I need to submit items
for course reserves for the winter
2003 term?

A. To ensure that materials will be
on reserve for the first day of class
for the next semester, instructors
must submit their requests four
weeks prior to the beginning of the
semester. Full information for
faculty about using the library
course reserves is available at:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
ersvinst.html

Q. Will the libraries be offering
24-hour service for students during
final exams?

A. No, the libraries' funding situa-
tion precludes this but we will be
extending our hours as much as the
budget will allow, and specific times
will be announced via the library
homepage. The libraries will remain
open during term break with
reduced hours and these will also
be listed there.

Q. Where can I go on campus to
find exciting and inexpensive gifts
for friends and family?

A. The Smathers Library Bookstore
offers a great selection of previous-
ly-owned books that will delight
your loved ones on any gift-giving
occasion. Hours are: Monday-
Thursday 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services


Library Passports for

First Year Florida Students

The over 900 students enrolled in this fall's First Year Florida classes were
greeted with a new way to discover the libraries on campus. Instead of traditional
tours, the libraries participated in the orientation effort this year by creating a
"passport" to library services. Students were asked to complete several activities
as part of their library assignment: activate their library card, visit three campus
libraries, read an article on reserve for their class, and attend a library orientation
session. Upon completion of a task, the corresponding part of the passport would
be stamped by a library staff member. Many students completed the orientation
part of the assignment through library instruction sessions in other classes, such
as ENC1101 or a beginning course in their major discipline. About one-third came
to the specially scheduled library orientations for First Year Florida.
Jana Ronan, program director for undergraduate library services, states,
"I think that this effort was a real success. We got students to come in and do the
tasks that they really need to do to use the library system effectively."
Ann Lindell
Head, Architecture and Fine Arts Library


Page 5 Library News


HOLIDAY WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION & FUNDRAISER
Saturday, December 7, 2002, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the home of John Ingram

ANNUAL DINNER

Saturday, February 22, 2003 (Location to be announced)
The presentation will feature Sid Homan and Mimi Carr as
Maxwell Perkins, editor, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,
Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Yearling


The Howe Society encourages and helps to support the development
of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the
George A. Smathers Libraries.
For further information on the above events or to
request a brochure with enrollment information call 375-0975, ext. 200.











Q. When do I need to submit items
for course reserves for the winter
2003 term?

A. To ensure that materials will be
on reserve for the first day of class
for the next semester, instructors
must submit their requests four
weeks prior to the beginning of the
semester. Full information for
faculty about using the library
course reserves is available at:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
ersvinst.html

Q. Will the libraries be offering
24-hour service for students during
final exams?

A. No, the libraries' funding situa-
tion precludes this but we will be
extending our hours as much as the
budget will allow, and specific times
will be announced via the library
homepage. The libraries will remain
open during term break with
reduced hours and these will also
be listed there.

Q. Where can I go on campus to
find exciting and inexpensive gifts
for friends and family?

A. The Smathers Library Bookstore
offers a great selection of previous-
ly-owned books that will delight
your loved ones on any gift-giving
occasion. Hours are: Monday-
Thursday 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services


Library Passports for

First Year Florida Students

The over 900 students enrolled in this fall's First Year Florida classes were
greeted with a new way to discover the libraries on campus. Instead of traditional
tours, the libraries participated in the orientation effort this year by creating a
"passport" to library services. Students were asked to complete several activities
as part of their library assignment: activate their library card, visit three campus
libraries, read an article on reserve for their class, and attend a library orientation
session. Upon completion of a task, the corresponding part of the passport would
be stamped by a library staff member. Many students completed the orientation
part of the assignment through library instruction sessions in other classes, such
as ENC1101 or a beginning course in their major discipline. About one-third came
to the specially scheduled library orientations for First Year Florida.
Jana Ronan, program director for undergraduate library services, states,
"I think that this effort was a real success. We got students to come in and do the
tasks that they really need to do to use the library system effectively."
Ann Lindell
Head, Architecture and Fine Arts Library


Page 5 Library News


HOLIDAY WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION & FUNDRAISER
Saturday, December 7, 2002, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the home of John Ingram

ANNUAL DINNER

Saturday, February 22, 2003 (Location to be announced)
The presentation will feature Sid Homan and Mimi Carr as
Maxwell Perkins, editor, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,
Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Yearling


The Howe Society encourages and helps to support the development
of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the
George A. Smathers Libraries.
For further information on the above events or to
request a brochure with enrollment information call 375-0975, ext. 200.







Together Building Even Greater UF Libraries

It has been said a great university can- Name
not exist without a great library. Join
us today in our mission of "greatness." Address
Please complete the attached form and City State Zip
mail to Director of Development, Home Phone Office Phone
George A. Smathers Libraries, Yes, I/we wish to support the George A. Smathers Libraries with a gift of
University of Florida, P.O. Box 117001,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001. We look
forward to hearing from you! For UF payroll deduction information, please initial here:
III_, qi Make checks payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. and
a mail to Director of Development, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of
Florida, PO Box 117001, Gainesville, FL 32611-7001.
To pay by credit card fill out the following: MasterCard Visa
Credit Card No.
Cardholder's Name
Cardholder's Signature
Your gift may be eligible for a charitable contribution deduction.


Dewey Reclassification Pilot
Project Underway

The Library West Collection Preparation Steering
Committee is coordinating the reclassification of the biog-
raphies collection (about 10,000 items), located on the 6th
floor of Library West. These materials are currently shelved
in the Dewey Decimal classification system, which was
current at the time of their acquisition. They will be shelved
according to the current practice for new materials, the
Library of Congress classification system. This will simplify
patron access, eliminating an unnecessarily separate collec-
tion and it is providing information as a pilot project in
preparation for reclassifying any Dewey items slated for the
expected move into a renovated/expanded Library West.
The committee has created an automated process to
reclassify materials quickly and efficiently, using a combi-
nation of LUIS, the library computer network, laptop
computers and Excel spreadsheets. The project should be
completed by March 2003. Staff will minimize inconven-
ience to users but will be working in the stack area where
books will be pulled and re-shelved. Library staff are ready
to assist users where necessary.
Phek Su
Resource Services


REMINDER:
Activate new ID card
for library service

When you trade in L.q i-
your Gator 1 card for a E'FL kIRUDA -
new ID card, it is neces- I,
sary to activate the new u___
card for library service. Illlll|III llIII IIIl'lIIIG .R
You can take it to any ..
library circulation desk
or submit an online request at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/distreg.html for activation.
Library staff are making efforts to mitigate negative
impacts and inconvenience caused by this change. However,
it will be necessary to bring materials checked out on the
old cards to the libraries for renewal. They cannot be
renewed online. It will also be necessary for those with
ILLiad Interlibrary Loan accounts to create a new account
using the new ID number. Interlibrary Loan staff will then
merge the two accounts.Please call the Library West circula-
tion desk 392-0345 or Interlibrary Loan 392-0311 if you
have questions. Carol Turner
Director for Public Services


Page 6 Library News







Together Building Even Greater UF Libraries

It has been said a great university can- Name
not exist without a great library. Join
us today in our mission of "greatness." Address
Please complete the attached form and City State Zip
mail to Director of Development, Home Phone Office Phone
George A. Smathers Libraries, Yes, I/we wish to support the George A. Smathers Libraries with a gift of
University of Florida, P.O. Box 117001,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001. We look
forward to hearing from you! For UF payroll deduction information, please initial here:
III_, qi Make checks payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. and
a mail to Director of Development, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of
Florida, PO Box 117001, Gainesville, FL 32611-7001.
To pay by credit card fill out the following: MasterCard Visa
Credit Card No.
Cardholder's Name
Cardholder's Signature
Your gift may be eligible for a charitable contribution deduction.


Dewey Reclassification Pilot
Project Underway

The Library West Collection Preparation Steering
Committee is coordinating the reclassification of the biog-
raphies collection (about 10,000 items), located on the 6th
floor of Library West. These materials are currently shelved
in the Dewey Decimal classification system, which was
current at the time of their acquisition. They will be shelved
according to the current practice for new materials, the
Library of Congress classification system. This will simplify
patron access, eliminating an unnecessarily separate collec-
tion and it is providing information as a pilot project in
preparation for reclassifying any Dewey items slated for the
expected move into a renovated/expanded Library West.
The committee has created an automated process to
reclassify materials quickly and efficiently, using a combi-
nation of LUIS, the library computer network, laptop
computers and Excel spreadsheets. The project should be
completed by March 2003. Staff will minimize inconven-
ience to users but will be working in the stack area where
books will be pulled and re-shelved. Library staff are ready
to assist users where necessary.
Phek Su
Resource Services


REMINDER:
Activate new ID card
for library service

When you trade in L.q i-
your Gator 1 card for a E'FL kIRUDA -
new ID card, it is neces- I,
sary to activate the new u___
card for library service. Illlll|III llIII IIIl'lIIIG .R
You can take it to any ..
library circulation desk
or submit an online request at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/distreg.html for activation.
Library staff are making efforts to mitigate negative
impacts and inconvenience caused by this change. However,
it will be necessary to bring materials checked out on the
old cards to the libraries for renewal. They cannot be
renewed online. It will also be necessary for those with
ILLiad Interlibrary Loan accounts to create a new account
using the new ID number. Interlibrary Loan staff will then
merge the two accounts.Please call the Library West circula-
tion desk 392-0345 or Interlibrary Loan 392-0311 if you
have questions. Carol Turner
Director for Public Services


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Together Building Even Greater UF Libraries

It has been said a great university can- Name
not exist without a great library. Join
us today in our mission of "greatness." Address
Please complete the attached form and City State Zip
mail to Director of Development, Home Phone Office Phone
George A. Smathers Libraries, Yes, I/we wish to support the George A. Smathers Libraries with a gift of
University of Florida, P.O. Box 117001,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001. We look
forward to hearing from you! For UF payroll deduction information, please initial here:
III_, qi Make checks payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. and
a mail to Director of Development, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of
Florida, PO Box 117001, Gainesville, FL 32611-7001.
To pay by credit card fill out the following: MasterCard Visa
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Your gift may be eligible for a charitable contribution deduction.


Dewey Reclassification Pilot
Project Underway

The Library West Collection Preparation Steering
Committee is coordinating the reclassification of the biog-
raphies collection (about 10,000 items), located on the 6th
floor of Library West. These materials are currently shelved
in the Dewey Decimal classification system, which was
current at the time of their acquisition. They will be shelved
according to the current practice for new materials, the
Library of Congress classification system. This will simplify
patron access, eliminating an unnecessarily separate collec-
tion and it is providing information as a pilot project in
preparation for reclassifying any Dewey items slated for the
expected move into a renovated/expanded Library West.
The committee has created an automated process to
reclassify materials quickly and efficiently, using a combi-
nation of LUIS, the library computer network, laptop
computers and Excel spreadsheets. The project should be
completed by March 2003. Staff will minimize inconven-
ience to users but will be working in the stack area where
books will be pulled and re-shelved. Library staff are ready
to assist users where necessary.
Phek Su
Resource Services


REMINDER:
Activate new ID card
for library service

When you trade in L.q i-
your Gator 1 card for a E'FL kIRUDA -
new ID card, it is neces- I,
sary to activate the new u___
card for library service. Illlll|III llIII IIIl'lIIIG .R
You can take it to any ..
library circulation desk
or submit an online request at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/distreg.html for activation.
Library staff are making efforts to mitigate negative
impacts and inconvenience caused by this change. However,
it will be necessary to bring materials checked out on the
old cards to the libraries for renewal. They cannot be
renewed online. It will also be necessary for those with
ILLiad Interlibrary Loan accounts to create a new account
using the new ID number. Interlibrary Loan staff will then
merge the two accounts.Please call the Library West circula-
tion desk 392-0345 or Interlibrary Loan 392-0311 if you
have questions. Carol Turner
Director for Public Services


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* Magazines
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* Cassette tapes
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10 am 2 pm
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First Floor


Robert Shaddy
Named Chair of
Special and Area
Studies Collections
Department

Dr. Robert A.
Shaddy assumed
the chair of the
Department of
Special and Area
Studies Collections
in the George A.

on September 9. Recruited after a
nearly two-year search, Shaddy comes
to the University of Florida from the
University of Toledo, where he held
positions as Director of the Ward M.
Canaday Center for Special Collections
and as Chair of Interdisciplinary and
Special Programs and Academic Skills
Enhancement. Prior to his ten-year
tenure at the University of Toledo,
Shaddy held positions at Louisiana
Tech University, University of
Missouri-Columbia, and the State
Historical Society of Missouri.
Shaddy holds graduate degrees in
history and library science, and
received his doctorate from the
University of Missouri-Columbia in the
area of American intellectual and
cultural history. Shaddy a University
Librarian brings an enviable record
of achievement in both the areas of
special collections and academic
teaching and administration.


Shelley Arlen
Appointed Interim
Chair of Collection
Management

Shelley Arlen
has been appointed
interim chair of the
Department of
Collection
Management at the
George A. Smathers
Libraries, effective
October 4, 2002. Arlen an Associate
University Librarian has been with
the University Libraries since 1994 as
reference librarian and selector for
American and British history. Prior to
her tenure at the University of Florida,
Arlen held positions as Head of
Reference and Acting Head of
Collection Management at the
University of Oklahoma, in addition to
serving in other positions there since
1979. Arlen holds graduate degrees in
English, anthropology, and library
science from the University of
Oklahoma. She will lead a department
with 14 staff. Arlen's research focus is
the Cambridge Ritualists.


Check the libraries' holiday hours:

www.uflib.ufl.edu/hours.html


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Phone: (352) 392-0342
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University Libraries Statistics
2001-2002
(Includes Smathers Libraries, Health Science Center and Legal Information Center)

Volumes in Libraries
Volumes held June 30, 2002 ................................ 3,950,350

Serials
Total number of current serials received ..... ................... 25,881

Audiovisual materials
Maps and aerial photographs ............. ........... .757,016
Graphic .............. ................ ......... 209,947
Audio ................................................... 26,121
Film and video .................... ...... ........ ....... .13,369

Expenditures
Total library materials ................. ........... .$11,148,617

Personnel
Total FTE staff .............. ......... ... .......... 407

Reference
Number of reference transactions ... ..................... 145,974

Circulation
Number of initial circulations (excluding reserves) .............. 446,500

A full set of statistics, including historical information for the last forty years
can be found at http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/arl/index.html. This web site, spon-
sored by the University of Virginia and the Association of Research Libraries,
also provides graphs and comparisons with the statistics of other major
libraries. For questions on library statistics, contact Steve Shorb,
associate director for support services.


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