'The Talkies' exhibit chronicles...
 Harn Exchange Project enriches...
 Providing library services to off-campus...
 Libraries' Latin American programming...
 A message from the director


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Table of Contents
    'The Talkies' exhibit chronicles 75 years of movie-making magic
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Harn Exchange Project enriches AFA collection
        Page 3
    Providing library services to off-campus researchers and students
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Libraries' Latin American programming stands strong
        Page 6
        Page 7
    A message from the director
        Page 8
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"The Talkies" Exhibit Chronicles

75 Years of Movie-Making Magic

A selection of cinema memora-
bilia from the Belknap
Collection for the Performing
Arts was on display for "The Talkies
- 75 years of movie making magic"
in the new Special Collections exhibit
area of Smathers Library from March
25-May 24.
Painstakingly chosen by Jim
Liversidge, the items ranging from
signed photos, premier announce-
ments, posters, picture books, sheet
music, advertisements and more -
filled eight display cases and profiled
the cinema from 1927-2002.
Accompanying descriptive text
told the story of cinema history
beginning with the introduction of
sound which retooled and energized
the entire Hollywood community.
The added dimension of music, sound
effects and the human voice would
pave the way for a galaxy of sparkling
new stars and the movie business
would rise to unimaginable heights.
The Hollywood Ballyhoo case
explored the formats of Cinerama,
CinemaScope, VistaVision, Todd-AO,
and Imax, plus gimmicks such as
Smell-O-Vision, 3-D, and Sensurround.
Cinerama holds a personal interest for

Liversidge, who recalls going into
Boston as a child to see the Cinerama
hits "How the West Was Won" and
"It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
The Magic of Disney case
featured the entertainment and art
of Walt Disney, whose name has
grown into a worldwide pop culture
institution. Walt Disney is the most
nominated individual in academy
award history with 64 acknowledge-
ments and 26 Oscars.

(Continued on page 2)

S 3 Harn Exchange Project;
Introducing ILLiad
S 4 Providing Library Services
to Off-Campus Researchers
and Students
c 6 Latin Americana Programming
Stands Strong
c 7 Desiderata
S 8 A Message from the Director


Talkies (Continued from page 1)

"Gone With the Wind" was chosen
for the display to represent the year
1939 the peak year for the film
production of lasting r Iassir s ar::oi:d-
ing to most film histoi ians Otheir
classics from that yeai in: IutIe
"The Wizard of Oz," "Stager:oar: h.
"Mr. Smith Goes to \ ashiinto:in. and
"Wuthering Heights."
said there is so
much material f
in the Belknap
Collection that
the difficult part
was selecting the
items that would
make an impact --
and tell the story.
"One of the more .
pleasurable chal-
lenges was trying to connect the
material into a logical display
presentation," he said.
In the two Oscar Milestones cases it
was noted that only three films have
the distinction of winning all five
major awards Best Picture, Best
Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor,
and Best Actress. The first was
"It Happened One Night" in 1934.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
duplicated the feat in 1975 followed
by "Silence of the Lambs" in 1991.
The Director As Star case featured
three notable directors covering the
entire 75-year span. Cecil B. DeMille,
the "epic" film director, bridged the
gap between the silent era and sound
era. Alfred Hitchcock, with his
immense popularity, personality, and
years of being billed as the "Master of
Suspense" made him as big a box
office draw as any star. And Stephen
Spielberg represented the new breed of
total filmmakers creative and tech-
Pap 2 c- Chantfr One

nically educated with a strong knowl-
edge of film history thus producing
techniques and worlds unimaginable
just 30 years ago.


Autographed photos of stars
such as Rin Tin Tin (left)
and Spencer Tracy (above)
were included in the

Those who missed walking
through "The Talkies" exhibit can
now view it online at
Companion exhibits were displayed
in the Architecture and Fine Arts
Library's "The Celluloid Canvas"
presentation by Florence Turcotte and
in the Marston Science Library's
science fiction exhibit by Liversidge,

Jane Anne Carey, and John Ingram.
Housed at the University of
Florida for almost half a century, the
Belknap Collection was donated in
1953 by Sara Yancey Belknap, a New
York librarian and an avid patron of
the arts. Since then, the collection has
grown by acquisition as well as
through donations from artists,
libraries, and individuals. Nearly 85%
of the holdings are ephemera from
19th and 20th century Europe and
America and include more than
60,000 playbills, programs, costume
and stage designs, sheet music, the-
atrical scrapbooks, prints, drawings,
photographs, posters, scripts, and
advertising circulars spanning all of
the performing arts. Also included are
essential reference books, rare and
large picture books, and relevant per-
forming arts periodicals. Every item
in the Belknap Collection covering
Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre,
Design, Ringling Theatre Collection,
and Shakespeare, is being cataloged
by library staff. As materials are
processed their records will become
available online for use by students,
faculty, and researchers.
Selected images from each area of
the Belknap Collection are online at
belknap/belknap.html. c-


6I 6 Ex he A A c I

by Steve Carrico
Gifts and Exchange Librarian

he Harn Exchange Project was
initiated in the summer of
2000 as ajoint endeavor
between the University of Florida's
George A. Smathers Libraries and the
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.
The agreement forged among
representatives of the two organiza-
tions is for the Harn Museum to
supply a significant
number of their
own published exhi-
bition catalogs to
the Smathers
Libraries' exchange
program as the
means to establish
new exchange
agreements with art
museums and
libraries across the
United States and
In exchange for
the Harn catalogs
the Smathers Libraries' exchange
program staff will ship annually to the
new partner art museums and
libraries, these institutions will supply
their respective art publications and
catalogs to bolster the holdings of the
University of Florida's Architecture &
Fine Arts Library (AFA).
The value of such exchanges is note-
worthy. Larry Perkins, interim director
of the Harn Museum, expresses his
view on exchange programs like the
one initiated between the Harn
Museum and the Smathers Libraries.
"Museums tend to be generous in the
distribution of exhibition catalogs and
other publications to other museums

and libraries as a means to reach the
widest possible audience, and also to
avoid having storerooms packed to the
rafters with publications that they will
never sell. The Harn Museum receives
publications from galleries and
museums on a daily basis, and while
some of these may be retained for the
museum's modest library, most will
eventually be transferred to the
University of Florida's Architecture
and Fine Arts Library where they are
accessible to far
more people.
Related to this
process, the Harn is
pleased to provide
copies of its publi-
cations to the
I library for exchange.
The positive recog-
ha nation the museum
receives by having
its publications
a strategically placed
in university
libraries is very
important. Also, the
research staff of the museum will
benefit from the additional library
resources attracted through the
exchange program."
To date, the UF exchange program
has signed on 56 new exchange partner
institutions, and has received and cata-
loged for the AFA collection over 250
exhibition catalogs, books, and assorted
art publications. Many of the catalogs
and art publications being added to
AFA are either quite expensive or diffi-
cult to find, as the majority received on
exchange were previously not found in
the libraries' online catalog.
Ann Lindell, head librarian of the
Architecture and Fine Arts Library,

was instrumental in establishing this
new exchange program because the
AFA collection is the recipient of the
incoming barter publications. She
comments, "As I see it, this collabora-
tive project has multiple benefits.
Our exchange efforts enhance the
visibility of the Harn Museum (and
the University of Florida) in the
greater scholarly community through
the distribution of its publications.
The AFA collections are in turn
enriched with important, yet often
very difficult to obtain art museum
and gallery publications." c-

Introducing ILLiad
The Smathers Libraries have
recently implemented a new inter-
library loan management system
known as ILLiad ("InterLibrary
Loan internet accessible data-
base"). ILLiad allows fast process-
ing of orders to be sent to request
books, articles, and other resources
not held in the UF collections.
Users have access to their per-
sonal account 24 hours a day from
any computer with an Internet
Web browser and can check their
history of requests and current
status, with the ability to modify,
cancel, or resubmit requests.
Articles can be sent directly to
their desktops or automatic emails
sent when material arrives.
The Interlibrary Loan staff is
looking forward to being able to
advance their customer service
and provide a valuable resource to
users in the pursuit of academic
research and achievement.

Chapter One c- Page 3

Providing Library Services to Off-Campus

Researchers and Students

by Carol Drum
Chair, Marston Science Library

How do students and faculty
located outside Gainesville
gain access to library materi-
als and services? Students, faculty, and
staff affiliated with UF's 16 Institute of
Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS)
research and education centers, locat-
ed around the state from Homestead
in the south to Jay in the Panhandle,
constitute a large group of off-campus
Gators. Approximately 200 faculty and
500 staff carry out research in the
centers, and there are now about 300
students who are taking classes at the
centers especially at Apopka, Ft.
Lauderdale, Milton, Ft. Pierce, and
Homestead. Since the typical center
has a reading room or small library
with a very focused collection, campus

Rita Duncan, senior biological scientist,
left, and Dr. Catherine Mannion, right,
work with Carol Drum at the Tropical
Research & Education Center in

libraries have traditionally provided
support for the research of its faculty
and graduate students. When UF's
Marston Science Library opened in
1987, it assumed the primary respon-
sibility for provid-
ing library service
to these centers.
The continuing m
challenge of
supporting IFAS
researchers in the
field has new
because of the addition of distance
learning programs (including those
for undergraduates) and the avail-
ability of new technologies that make
learning at a distance (and delivery


Carol Drum, left, with Kathy Krawchuk at
the Everglades Research & Education
Center in Belle Glade.


of supporting library resources and
services) feasible.
In order to understand their infor-
mation needs and inform them of new
resources and services, Marston's
librarians regular-
ly visit the centers
and meet with
center directors
l ibri when they get
together in
Gainesville. In
recent years, the
support the
libraries can provide has increased
dramatically. The libraries have full
text articles of some 18,000 journals,
and even Gators located at the most
remote IFAS center can gain access as



Jack Kramer, left, coordinator of computer
systems at the Ft. Lauderdale Research &
Education Center, talks with John Ingram.

Page4 c- Chapter One


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Employees from the Tropical Research & Education Center in Homestead listen to Carol
Drum's presentation.

if they were on campus. Articles that
are not online can be posted to a
Website for rapid retrieval thanks to
ILLiad, the library's new Interlibrary
Loan system. And RefeXpress allows
instant online chat with a librarian to
ask for assistance in locating resources
or using library services. Also,
arrangements can be made for librari-
ans from Gainesville to visit centers to
meet with a class or provide assistance
with information concerns.
Recently, Carol Turner, director for
public services, John Ingram, director
for collections, and Carol Drum, chair
of the Marston Science Library, visited
the centers in Belle Glade, Fort
Lauderdale, and Homestead. Carol
Drum gave presentations at each
center to update the more than sixty
staff, faculty, and students in atten-
dance on advanced searching tech-
niques in WebLuis, gaining more func-
tional access to electronic journals
and databases, and faculty use of
Journal Citation Reports in research-
ing venues for publications. Drum also
demonstrated UF's new interactive

reference service RefeXpress,
explained ILLiad, the new Interlibrary
Loan service available to IFAS staff,
and provided useful tips on what to do
when access problems occur. Earlier in
this fiscal year, Drum and Turner
visited Fort Pierce and Immokalee.
The center visits give the libraries
staff the opportunity to interact with
IFAS faculty, staff, and students, to
learn about their research and teach-
ing activities, and to assess their
information needs. These visits also
facilitate the introduction of new
products, demonstration of new and
enhanced databases, and resolution
of the centers' most common and
challenging problems how to
eliminate barriers in accessing the
libraries' electronic resources.
Visiting the centers is something
to which we always look forward.
We learn as much about agricultural
research as the center employees
learn about libraries and we have
gained a real appreciation for the
biodiversity in Florida. c-

Some memorable incidents and
interesting information that the
librarians have experienced in
travels to the IFAS centers include
the following:
* Experiencing a space shuttle
launch from the roof of the
Medical Entomology Center in
Vero Beach
* Learning about rice research in
Belle Glade as a way to enrich
the evaporating soil in that area
* Discovering that lychee trees,
their nut having been made
famous by Bloody Mary in
Rodgers and Hammerstein's
"South Pacific," is not just a
tropical tree found in the Pacific
but is being researched in
Florida as well
* Learning that growing colored
cotton is illegal in Florida
* Watching a small mother fish
carry a whole school of babies in
her mouth

Chapter One c Page 5

Libraries' Latin Americana

Programming Stands Strong

by Richard F. Phillips
Head, Latin American Collection

When speaking of Latin
American information
services in the UF
Libraries, one must logically begin
with the Latin American Collection
itself. Certainly, the noted holdings of
books, journals, and microfilm merit
superlatives in every degree. But there
are many dimensions of strength to
the UF Libraries in other units that
encompass Latin Americana.
The Map & Imagery Library, for
example, contains more than 50,000
maps and atlases of the Caribbean and
Latin America. It has been said UF
holdings for the area of Amazonia are
among the best anywhere. The Music
Library, likewise, holds many sound
recordings offering both research and
recreation possibilities. The
Architecture and Fine Arts Library is
another hot spot for Latin American
artist catalogs and art history sources.
The Judaica Collection, Journalism,
and the Education Library similarly
contain important materials for study.
The Marston Science Library is the
repository of books and journals on
topics ranging from tropical agricul-
ture to tropical zoology. Important
manuscripts and rare books can be
consulted in the Special Collections
Research Room. One example is the
Braga Brothers Sugar Company
papers, considered a major depository
for the study of pre-Castro Cuba.
The staff in the so-called back
office operations of the libraries also
makes significant contributions to the
Latin American Collection. The

Preservation Department microfilms
18 newspapers from the Caribbean
region, thus making permanent record
of those cultural vehicles for use here
at UF and worldwide. The Latin
American Collection receives frequent
requests for access to articles and
other content of our microfilmed
newspapers, and we respond with
great care to those requests, knowing
that scholars in Trinidad or the
Dominican Republic or elsewhere in
the U.S. do not have such vital histori-
cal and cultural resources in their
libraries and archives.
Personnel in the cataloging depart-
ment create master name and biblio-
graphic records for inclusion in inter-
national databases, facilitating access
for other libraries, scholars and the
community well beyond the UF cam-
pus. Further, the Interlibrary Loan
Department carries out daily process-
ing of loan requests to UF (and by UF
faculty and students) for needed Latin
Americana. The UF Digital Library is
deeply engaged in developing elec-
tronic files of Caribbean and Latin
American materials for use in local
and global fashion. The Gifts and
Exchange Unit engage in serials
exchange, the Ordering Units and
Paying Units deal with complex inter-
national business transactions, and
Government Documents Department
holds documents from the region.
The commitment at the Smathers
Libraries to serve the study of Latin
America is deep and rich. Decades of
work have created terrific, well-organ-

ized collections for the appreciation
and comprehension of virtually any
aspect of Latin American culture,
society, and nature. c-

Message from the Director
(Continued from back page)

Students come into the libraries
daily to use computers, to research
assignments, to learn how to search
the Internet and other electronic
sources, to check out books, and to
study. The libraries have two of the
largest computer clusters available to
UF students one in Library West
and one in Marston. Both contain
more than 100 computers, and both
are open more than 100 hours per
week, serving thousands of students
each month. Each year more than
15,000 students come into the libraries
for training in electronic techniques.
They ask more than 150,000 questions
at reference desks, and check out more
than 1.3 million books. More than two
million students and faculty pass the
turnstiles of Library West and Marston
Science Library each year.
The library continues to fulfill its
responsibility as a place. A place to
study, a place to learn, a place to work
with your class team, a place to find
the facts and ideas that form the basis
for papers and other assignments. It
seems likely that despite growing
electronic information, libraries will
continue to fill these purposes. c-

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Students, faculty, and librarians are always looking for the perfect resource to
complement their research. While we do our best to be responsive to special needs,
there are always a few titles or equipment needs that lie beyond our grasp. If you are
interested in helping the Smathers Libraries acquire any of the following, please contact
Sandra Melching, director of development, at (352) 392-0342.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, 2nd edition. Named an American
Library Association top 25 reference of the year in its first edition (1990), this impor-
tant reference offers a comprehensive A-to-Z compilation of authoritative information
on the education of those with special needs. $150

Comprehensive Handbook ofPsychotherapy. Covers the latest research and theory on a
wide range of new and emerging topics in the field of psychotherapy. Supports the
academic programs of the College of Education including Counseling, Educational
Psychology, and School of Psychotherapists. $500

Confidential British Foreign Office Political Correspondence China, Series 3, 1932-1945.
This microfilm release (368 reels currently available for 1932-1941; 1942-1945 will be
issued in 2002) would complement the earlier years which is in the Microform
Collection: invaluable primary source in English for Chinese history, politics, and inter-
national relations. $56,890

GazetyKopeiky (Penny Newspapers) 1908-1918, 890 microfiche collection. Needed for
the Slavic Studies and European history academic programs. The appearance of the
Gazeta Kopeika, the first Russian working class daily newspaper, in St. Petersburg in
June 1908 finally gave Russia its "penny" equivalent and integrated a whole new stra-
tum of readers into newspaper audience. There is no comparable source to these news-
papers, which combined tabloid sensationalism with articles on social issues and the
publication of popular fiction. $6,600

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Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
John Ingram
Director for Collections
Stephen Shorb
Director for Support Services
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Sandra Melching
Director of Development

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Libraries of the Future

s there a future for libraries? We
hear a great deal these days about
the Internet providing all infor-
mation; the question about whether a
library is needed at all is now frequent-
ly raised. On the other hand, libraries
across the country report that use is
growing more people are entering
the libraries each day than in previous
years. What is the situation?
A recent anonymous survey of
faculty underwritten by support
from the Andrew Mellon Foundation
explains some of this. The objectives
of the survey, undertaken by a pro-
fessional research firm, were to learn
how U.S. academics use electronic
research resources, what their assess-
ments are about the future impact of
technology on research and teaching,
and the implications for faculty use
of libraries.

The results showed that faculty's
use, perception and attitudes about
electronic resources vary considerably
across disciplines, but there is agree-
ment on several issues. Electronic
resources are an invaluable tool for
research and faculty expect to become
more dependent on them in the
future. There is also strong agreement
that preserving electronic journals
and books for the future is extremely
important. Faculty do not believe that
a reliable solution for electronic
preservation is in place and they
would like hard copies of journals and
books retained as backup protection.
Another study shows that 80%
of students and faculty say that the
Internet has changed the way they use
the campus library. Only one-third of
the total time students devote to infor-
mation research and one-tenth of the
total time faculty devote to research is
spent in campus libraries. For stu-

dents, one-half
and for faculty
of their research
time is spent in
their residences or offices respectively.
These reports come as little surprise
to librarians, given the amount of
money librarians are pouring into dig-
ital databases and electronic publica-
tions. At UF, there are now more than
18,000 electronic journals available to
students and faculty.
So who is using libraries? 35% of
undergraduate students and 23% of
graduates and faculty report coming
to the library for help in beginning
research projects. And most students
and faculty in this survey felt that
printed resources would still be
important to them in five years. They
consider library-supplied information
to be totally trustworthy as opposed to
information found on the Internet.