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Table of Contents
    Faculty book donations advance library collections
        Page 1
    Government Documents Department offcers publication from nearly all levels of government
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Friends of the Library
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Libraries to add four-millionth volume in Spring 2003
        Page 6
        Page 7
    A message from the director
        Page 8
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I. Fo Friend othGereA S.Lirre UnvriyoFliaW tr203

Advance Library Collections

T little doubt exists that University of
Florida faculty members are an
important source of support
for our libraries because they gener-
ously and continually donate their
collections to the libraries. These gifts
are made available to students and
other library users through valuable
additions to the collection in the form
of books and journals. They enhance a
subject area with new material or
replace missing volumes. Donations
range in size from a few books to
entire collections, and in some (more
often, many) budget years such gifts
are especially welcome because they
mitigate the effects of stretched and
diminishing materials budgets.
Dr. Raymond Gay-Crosier, profes-
sor of modern French literature, will
be retiring on June 30, 2003. With
great concern for the continuing
development of the libraries' collec-
tions, he is donating approximately
1,000 volumes from all sections of his
personal library. The first two install-
ments consist of 835 books and 110
issues of "Bulletin des Amis d'Andre
Gide". The third and most significant
installment (although not the largest)
will be transferred to the libraries in

the spring. The selections will Dr. Alan Katritzky, who is Kenan
enhance students' research in the Professor and director of the Institute
areas of philosophy, French history, for Heterocyclic Compounds in the
French I II ~I LIr c1rii icismn1 l d Ci I[I- -LUnitI' 'r[V I t FIiIdj' i [',pjir[m! n!. of
cla ["h!ory, Gc m li ta! tu 5i, S,\iS Ch." m is r hs, hj i ilci the y na s don,, .td
cultr.i aJnd cin iizati,:in, French a signiihc .ant 'uLIdlntit. Or Iarni d
anf;LIaI,, and rmancc" phi gy.. I urn.i s lt':i t he library s. Some lt these
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included in his donations, helped to increase resources at the
Retired chemistry professor and University of Florida. Examples of
former dean of the College of Liberal donated titles include runs of
Arts and Sciences, Dr. Charles Sidman, (Continued on page 5
recently donated 339 books in the
fields of Germanic studies, British
history, American history, political
literature, and science, with more to
follow next year. c 2 Government Documents
Dr. Sidman said he gave books Department
that he will no longer be consulting or
reading for pleasure. "I'm sure they c 4 Friends of the Libraries
will be valued by the library. They are
books useful for students' coursework 6 Libraries to Add Four-
and papers. It is a potpourri of sub-
jects with most being sets on modern 7 Desiderata
German history from 1918-1945
that would be difficult to find in < 8 A Message from the Director
Antiquarian shops."



Government Documents Department

Offers Publications From Nearly

all Levels of G

by Jan Swanbeck, Mary Gay Anderson,
Joe Aufmuth, and Sally Cravens
Government Documents Department

t the top of the stairs on the
second floor of Library West is
the Government Documents
Department, appreciated for years by
scholars at the University of Florida
and researchers throughout the state.
The friendly staff pride themselves in :
the high level of service they provide. K
They recognize that information is col
their output and never say, "No, we Tu
don't have it" to a patron. kn
Michael Gannon, author of the me
recently published Pearl Harbor
Betrayed, a work described by Kirkus tio
Reviews as "thoroughly researched, me
closely argued, utterly convincing" arc
cites in his acknowledgements Sally Re
Cravens, state/local documents librar- De
ian, and her fellow librarians in the U.;
Documents Collection. Prolific author do
Kevin McCarthy, an avid user of the Flc
collection, says that the Government Ca
Documents Department has been Fe
very helpful to him, especially with tio
documents that are not available the
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t Documents Department".

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The Department receives publica-
:. .

nt and from virtually all areas
und the world. Serving a h the
election that a server at Ruby
esdays restaurant once said, "Oh, I
ow you, you work in the Govern-
ent Documents Department".
The Department receives publica-
ns from nearly all levels ofgovern-
nt and from virtually all areas
wund the world. Serving as the
pository of
S. Federal ._vSStnniw
cuments forllec oe of nly
rida and the stat. Te m t pul
ribbean, l]
deral publica-
ns make up
majority of the collection.
iwever, the second floor also hous-
a collection of Florida Planning
cuments and the European Union
cuments collection, one of only
o in the state. The most popular
blications, by far, are those pub-
hed by the Bureau of Census. The
reau of Business and Economics
search has long depended on the

UF collection to obtain the raw data


used in its Florida Statistical Abstract
and other publications. Whenever the
Bureau receives telephone questions
from the general public requesting
information, they are transferred to
the Documents Department.
iDocuments Librarian
Mary Gay Anderson
thas supplied infor-
mation to patrons in
a variety of ways
through the years
including helping a blueberry grower
with regulations, trade stats, and
contact numbers so he could export
his crop to the European Union. She
also found cigar production statistics
from the 1950s-1990s for economists
who were using that as an indicator of
Cuba's economy. And because they are
the only European Union library to
catalog all of their materials, they get
many Interlibrary Loan requests.

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1 a

The Urban and Regional Planning
Documents collection contains infor -
mation of interest not only to students
and faculty in urban and regional
planning but also to those in architec-
ture, landscape architecture, historic
preservation, building construction,
real estate, political science, and those
doing research related to the counties
and communities in the state of
Florida. Local and area planners use
the collection for background infor-
mation and examples for their plan-
ning projects. Access to the collection
is through a card file or browsing, and
over half the collection is now search-
able in the libraries' online catalog.
The department's comprehensive
holdings of current and retrospective
Florida state documents include not
only administrative reports but also
budget and financial reports; statisti-
cal reports; laws and regulations;
handbooks, manuals and guides;
research reports on studies prepared
by or for the agencies; and consumer
information to name a few. The
Documents Department's "Florida
Government Information Resources"
page at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
fefdl/florida/florida.html provides
links to the current state agencies.
Increasingly, government informa-
tion posted on the Internet is replac-
ing paper documents. Researchers
needing current data go first to the
Internet. Recognizing this trend, the
staff of the Government Documents
Department has created a web site to
deliver information over the Internet
In 1998 the State awarded the depart-
ment a grant to create the Florida
Electronic Federal Depository Library
This site delivers a vast amount of
government information for the coun-
ties and cities of Florida and is used
by libraries and government agencies

GIS Librarian Joe Aufmuth shows the
FEFDL web site to English professor
Richard Brantley.

throughout the state. In 2001 the State
awarded another grant to update
census information on the Florida
Electronic Federal Depository Library
and to add virtual reference. The new
virtual reference service, GovXpress,
allows anyone logged on to the
Internet to chat with a staff member
of the Documents Department.
While the number of in-person
users of the Government Documents
continues to decrease, the
number of vir-
tual visitors to
the web sites has
gone sky high
and far eclipses
in a month the
number ofvisi-
tors in a year.
There were 23,539 visitors to the
document department's web sites in
September 2002. Thus the staff have
learned to coexist in the traditional
paper environment as well as the
exciting new world of the Internet.

Geographic Information
Systems (GIS)
GIS and remote sensing at the
University of Florida is integrated into
many academic departments and

research efforts. In support of patrons
and the university's programs, the
library offers free GIS and remote
sensing consulting services.
GIS Librarian Joe Aufmuth is avail-
able to consult with faculty, staff and
students on all aspects of spatially ref-
erenced data and GIS software. Large
format plotting services are available
for U.S. government electronic maps
and images such as 2000 census maps,
nautical charts, and topographic maps.
Aufmuth also participates in UF's
interdisciplinary certification in GIS.
Consulting projects have included
a re-certification mapping for UF's
nuclear reactor, population distribu-
tions for a Health Science Center
breast cancer study, and mapping
travels of historic naturalists.
Teaching opportunities have extend-
ed GIS instruction to building and
construction, anthropology and
Civil and Coastal Engineering's
Geomatics program.

Map & Imagery Library
The Map & Imagery Library
located in the Marston Science Library
and featured in the fall 2002 issue of
Chapter One, is another component of
the Government Documents
Department and the largest academic
map collection in the southeastern
United States. -

Chapter One C' Page 3

of the Libraries

Donations received by the Smathers Libraries between November 1, 2001 and November 1, 2002

The Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest
information resource system in the state of Florida. Nine
campus libraries reflect the university's increasingly broad
research and instruction programs. Over the past 100 years,
faculty and librarians have built hundreds of specialized
collections, now totaling nearly four million volumes, printed
in practically every written language by publishers throughout
the world.
The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of
Florida include specialized collections in science, architecture,
art, history, languages, and music. Our collections cover all
areas of contemporary knowledge, from agriculture to zoology
and from philosophy to history. All of the libraries serve all of
the university's faculty and students, but each has a special
mission to be the primary support of specific colleges and
degree programs. The libraries support the very best educa-
tional, research and service performance by university faculty
and students using the latest on-line technology and time-
honored methods of collection and preservation.
For more information on giving to the George A. Smathers
Libraries at the University of Florida contact Sandra Melching,
director of development, at (352) 392-0342.

$1000 or more
The Hon. C. Farris Bryant
John E. Ingram
Walter G. Jewett, Jr.
Cecilia L. Johnson
Madelyn M. Lockhart
The Hon. George A. Smathers
State of Florida Comptroller
University Athletic
Association, Inc.
Georgia B. Wahl

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$500 $999
Elizabeth P. Boyd
John S. Chu
William C. Covey III
Lou and Allen Y. DeLaney
Grady W. Drake
Florida Council of 100, Inc.
Barbara P. and Earle E.
Maud H. and Charles A.
Rheault, Jr.
T.O.P. Jewish Foundation, Inc.
Joanne M. and Stanley G. Tate
Joseph Wittenstein

$100 $499
Kent M. Blocher
Alice R. Boyington
Glenna and Billy Brashear
H. Jane Brockmann
Gilbert M. Brown
Suzanne and Jack N. Camp
Dale B. and Marcelo Canelas
Jean C. Chance
Steven G. Christovich
Ira G. and Joanna M. Clark
Peter J. Congiundi
Kathleen A. Deagan
Robert C. Dowd
Robin B. Forman
Louis A. Gaitanis
Donald E. Gerson
Lawrence D. Harris
Betsy M. and Rufus M.
Holloway, Jr.
Dimitrios Ioannou
Nancy A. Johansen
K2 Engineering, Inc.
William R. and Carol Ritzen
Vernon N. Kisling, Jr.
Maribeth Krupczak
Murray D. Laurie
Ilene S. and Jeffrey H.
David L. Mason
William H. McBride, Jr.
Jean M. Moyle
The Hon. Jon C. Moyle
Carol J. Murphy
Robin H. and Robert B.
Donna W. and George H.
H. E. Osteen

Jonathan W. Owen
Marcia 0. Pearce
Howard R. Pitman
Carol A. Pooser
Charlotte M. Porter
Alice L. and Robert B. Primack
Judy L. Quick
Meredith E. and Larry A.
Stephanie M. and William A.
Thomas D. Rider
Renee and Morty Rosenkranz
Daniel M. Schulgasser
Judith P. and Richard A. Shoaf
Mary K. Singley
Adelaide A. Sink
Chris G. Snodgrass
State Street
Anne V. and David W.
Hilary L. Surratt
Frances W. Tomasko
Wenbin Tuo
Ronald P. Trunzo
United Business Systems
Daniel J. Waters
Candace S. Wrobel
Darning Zhu

Under $100
Amer S. Abouhamze
Mary L. Abrahamsen
Shelley A. Arlen
Angela D. Bailey
Jeanette H. Bailey
Greggory L. Baker
Beverly F. and Rodney J. Bartlett
Christopher A. Baumann
Peter G. Betz

Carole W. Bird
Alan J. Bliss
Allison S. Bryan
Keith and Mrs. Jean C.
Daniel A. Bunye
Devora Burke
Frank J. Burton
Bruce S. Chappell
Marie A. Churney
Charles A. Clarkson
Robert R. Colot, Jr.
Martha L. Comiskey
Crystal S. Compton
Sachiko and Kirtley R. Cook
Randolph R. Cornelius
Gerald G. Crans
Laurel J. Davis
Valentina Devescovi
Antoinette S. and Gerard G.
Richard H. Estes
Russell Fairman
Brian C. Fox
Christine N. Gerges
Robert C. Gibbs
Teresa F. and John C.
Gilmour, Jr.
Alejandro Grajal
Joan M. Griffin
Anne M. and Phillip S. Haisley
Lillian F. Halberstein
Lura S. Harding
Elizabeth V. Harrer

Roger K. Haverlah
John H. Holly
Barbara J. Hood
Martha K. Horger
Parkman Howe
E. L. Roy Hunt
Charles H. Jackman
Kristina L. Jensen
Jonathan S. Jones
Beverly J. and Paul J. Keyser
Henry 0. Langston
Tam H. Le
Jo-Fu Liao
James P. Liversidge
Sally L. and Raymond L. Logue
Stanley Y. Lynch
Murdo J. and Shena M.
Julie L. Majersky
Maxine L. Margolis
Adrienne R. Martin
Michael J. Matthews
Edward J. McAloon
Bonnie G. McEwan
Walter A. McRae, Jr.
Constance M. and Jason A.
Deborah V. Michelson
Jerald T. Milanich
Jeffrey M. Mitchem
Judith R. and Charles J. Molnar
John H. Moore
Carl F. Muller
Kay P. and Edward W. Netscher

Barbara M. and John P. Oliver
John W. Partridge, Jr.
Cheryl L. Phillips
Richard F. Phillips
Linda M. Prince
Helena Puche
Kay A. Quinn
William J. Quirk
Teresa A. Rheinheimer
Caroline J. Rister
Paul A. and Susan P. Robell
Marcia I. Roberts
Pamela J. Rock
David Rosenfeld
Craig E. Rothburd
Eduardo M. Silva
Claudia D. and Robert L.
Rita and Stan Smith
Lauren D. Stern
William Louis Stern
Blake H. Ulrich
Carl L. Van Ness
Jeff Vawter
David J. Wesley
Stephanie R. Weinstein
Mollie & James West
Mary K. Whitson
Mary N. Wolz
Alice B. Wyatt
Anne M. and Bertram
Elaine M. Yacalis
Sydney P. Young

Gifts in Kind
Shelley A. Arlen
Al Berlin
Leslie D. Bram
William F. Brundage
Chuck Chichra
Farris Cadle
Timothy Davis
Frank Di Trolio
Glenn Duffee
Mark J. Flannery
Joan Frosch
Raymond Gay-Crosier
Richard M. Gordon
Eugene E. Grissom
Emma Holmes
Frances Arthur Holmes
Alan R. and Linde Katritzky
Paul Magnarella
The Hon. Kenneth H.
MacKay, Jr.
Wade W. McCall
Julian M. Pleasants
Hugh Popenoe
V. Ramaswamy
Juan Riera
Marianne Schmink
Charles Sidman
Peter Speronis
Charles Gordon and Mrs. Stefan
Irene Thompson
Diane Tinsley
Manjuka Varma
Leonardo A. Villalon
Tony R. White

I u D i. pa

Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry,
Australian Journal of Chemistry,
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of
Japan, Liebigs Annalen, Methods in
Organic Synthesis, Polyhedron, Recueil
des travaux chimiques des Pays-Bas,
and Synthetic Communications.
Carol Drum, head of the Marston
Science Library said, "Dr. Katritzky's
generous contributions to the Marston
Science Library have broadened our
journal holdings, provided research
materials for faculty and students
alike, and added to the international

dimension of the collection.
Heterocyclic chemistry continues to
be of major importance in organic
chemistry research and some of the
work Dr. Katritzky and his group have
done is widely used in pharmaceutical
and chemical industries."
For hundreds of years libraries -
great and small have benefited
from donations of library materials
from their institutional members.
Great research libraries build collec-
tions within the framework of their
budgets. Genuinely great libraries are

able to advance their support through
another significant source of research
materials: donated collections from
their faculty. The level of library
resources for our students and faculty
would be truly diminished without
faculty support through donations of
their personal libraries (large and
small). With continued encourage-
ment and appreciation of their efforts
by the libraries, we hope that UF's
faculty will maintain that cultural
tradition of sharing their
resources.c '

Chapter One c' Page 5

Libraries to Add Four-Millionth Volume in Spring 2003

his spring the UF Libraries
will celebrate an important
milestone in its history the
addition of the four-millionth-volume.
The book that has been chosen is
Urania Propitia by Maria Cunitz
(1610-1664). The book examines the
theory and art of astronomy, as well as
presents her calculations, and a guide
to astronomy for nonscientists.
According to Cunitz, there were four
components to astronomy: carefully
recorded observations, the construc-
tion of astronomical instruments,
theory, and the calculations or tables
of predictions.
Cunitz was the first modern
female astronomer. The book is very
rare one of nine copies in existence
- and is an important addition to
the libraries because it celebrates the
university's commitments to women's
studies, history of science, astronomy,
and the printed word as the prime
means of communication for more
than five hundred years.
The original university library
was moved to the Gainesville campus
in 1907 and contained 3,000 volumes
housed in a one-story frame building.
The UF Libraries marked its one-
millionth volume in 1963 with The
Great Bible of 1541 in English. Then-
director Stanley West said, "The library

is the fountainhead of a university and
its depth increases the effectiveness of
the learning process and also of the
contributions to research."
The two-millionth-volume mark
was reached in 1979 and celebrated
with the addition of several titles to
support major areas of study at UF:
Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and
Described, 1888-1894; an original red
book by Humphrey Repton for the
House and Grounds of Witton in
Norfolk, 1801; Washburn College Bible,
1979; Walter Crane's Triplets, 1899;
manuscript diary of Lt. Henry Prince
re: Seminole War, 1835-1838; Studies

1963 photo of the one-millionth-
volume, The Great Bible, from 1541.
Shown are English professor Charles
A. Robertson, Stanley West, director of
University Libraries, and J. Wayne
Reitz, University of Florida president.

in Psychology and Pedagogics, Vol. 2,
Vilna, 1940.
1991 marked the addition of the
third-millionth-volume and the
selection was The Generall Historie of
Virginia, New England, and the
Summer Isles: with the names of the
Adventurers, Planters, and Governours
from their first beginning, Ano: 1584 to
1624 by Captain John Smith, 1580-
1631. The book was presented at the
annual dinner of the Howe Society,
the support organization for the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections, which partially
funded the purchase.
Milestone volumes are always
significant to an academic institution
in that they help keep alive the history
of an institution's evolution and devel-
opment. To measure how'great' a
library might be is not only to note the
number of holdings contained in the
collections, but also perhaps more
important than sheer size to
esteem the value of the collections for
their intrinsic worth and potential use
for research. The University of Florida's
milestone volumes range among broad
disciplines, and our latest millionth
most appropriately represents where
the university is currently directing
its strategic energies in the sciences
and humanities. c,

Message From the Director (Continued from page 8)
We plan to have the main service research library collections because
areas on the second and third floors, they provide information that cannot
leaving space on the fourth, fifth and be stored and accessed in traditional
sixth floors for quiet study and reflec- ways and they are essential to meet
tion. There will be well-designed work- university requirements for access to
spaces for the use of online databases, information. There will be training
digitized images, video and audio for- facilities for group instruction in the
mats and micro-formats. All of these use of electronic information or use of
formats are permanent parts of UF's library collections. Most floors will
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have quiet reading areas, wired group
study rooms, carrels and tables for the
use of personal computers, centrally
located photocopiers, etc. Noise pro-
ducing activities will be isolated inso-
far as possible from study areas. We
anticipate that this building will create
library conditions genuinely support-
ive of UF's faculty and students. c

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.

Allgemeines KEu1 ilI, l, ,:A.,, Die Bildenden K,,il, Ir aller Zeiten und Volker (Artists of
the world I, i 'n.,g i all ages). Volumes 16-32 plus indexes for volumes 11-20 and
21-30. Libraries have volumes 1-15 and index for volumes 1-10. EURO 210per volume
or 3990for complete set

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Proceedings Series for 1993-1999 $6,000

Sources of British Feminism. 6 volume set. A collection of documents that record the
uneven progress made in the area of women's rights from the late 17th century up until
the early decades of the 20th century. $785

Perry Mission to Japan, 1853-54. 9 volume set edited by W. G. Beasley Richmond,
Japan Library, 2002. $577

Church Missionary Society Archives Africa Missions. Part 8 Nigeria/Yoruba Missions
1880-1934. 23 reels microfilm. This resource has potential use for linguistic, religious,
cultural, anthropological and historical research in West Africa. $2,875

Warum Sind Wir Antisemitten? (Why Are We Aa iiL : i, ) by Adolf Hitler. 1920. One of
only two recorded surviving copies of a broadside advertising the first speech given by
Adolf Hitler in public immediately after the union of the National Socialist and German
Workers Party into the NDSAP or "Nazi" party. The condition of this extraordinary
piece of Nazi propaganda is very fine. $18,500

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Chapter One C- Page 7

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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and selected institutions. Questions
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A e age fro th Direto

Library West Addition
Set's an exciting time for the
library; we are busy designing a
new addition for humanities and
social science students! Library West,
completed in 1968, had needed addi-
tional space for growing collections
and expanding electronic services for
15 years. However, the university had
just finished the Marston Science
Library in 1987, so a second major
library project was out of the ques-
tion. In the meantime, university-
wide, our collections grew by 1.2
million volumes and public access
computers grew from 0 to 350. We
were desperate for more space house
expanded collections and services.
A 60,000 square foot addition has
been approved, planning funds
received, and we expect construction
to begin late next summer. The select-
ed 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 electrically operated com-
pact shelving 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 expanded building
to house a collection of about two
million volume equivalents (books,
journals, microforms, electronic, and
multi-media formats) and provide
space for 1,600 readers, creating an
environment where scholars can move

easily between
books and jour-
nals and elec-
tronic, 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 read-
ing 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.

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