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Table of Contents
    Profile: the Architecture and Fine Arts Library
        Page 1
    Short answers to frequently asked questions
        Page 2
    Harpweek: the Civil War years
        Page 3
    Smathers Libraries' seminar series for UF students, faculty and staff
        Page 4
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The Architecture and Fine Arts Library, located in
Fine Arts Building A, opened in 1965 with holdings of
about 20,000 volumes. Shaped under the influence of
Dean Turpin Bannister, a founder of the
Society of Architectural Historians, AFA
Library's substantive core collection
included unique items ranging from 16th
century imprints to a rare portfolio of Frank
Lloyd Wright drawings. Today, with over
90,000 volumes and an array of other
formats, AFA ranks after the libraries of
the University of Virginia and Duke
University as having the largest visual arts
collection in the Southeast.
The collections of AFA Library primarily
support academic programs associated with
the departments of Architecture, Interior
Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban
and Regional Planning, the School of Art
and Art History, and the Rinker School of
Building Construction. In addition to
bound volumes, the library houses owr
1,400 architectural drawings and
photographs; 20,000 microform units; and
6,000 art post cards. The library also
houses over 1,000 historic preservation
documents created by the College of Architecture and
several hundred student projects from landscape and
construction disciplines. AFA's specialized video
collection consists of ovr 700 cataloged items plus
about 500 uncataloged tapes of visiting speakers or
class lectures. AFA's periodical collection includes
about 2,700 titles with approximately 600 current
Last summer, AFA and Special Collections staff
began the process of transferring to Smathers Library
many of the 2,800 rare books housed at the
Architecture and Fine Arts Library. These resources
complement other arts resources housed in Smathers
collected with the involvement of AFA staff over the
years. Recently, Special Collections received the
extensive archives of EDSA (Edward Durrell Stone,
Jr., Associates], one of the largest landscape
architecture firms in the U.S. headquartered in Fort

Lauderdale. This collection documents hundreds of
landscape projects in a variety of formats including
original drawings and approximately 400,000 slides.
AFA functions through the skilled work
of two librarians, three technical
assistants, and a dozen student
employees involved in a variety of public
service, collection management, and
technical service activities. Ed Teague
[Head Librarian] and Ann Lindell
(Assistant Head] share administrative
and public service responsibilities and
both serve as selectors. Dorothy Barrs
manages the busy Circulation Desk with
the assistance of part-time Dan Salvano,
and John Seay is in charge of technical
service operations.
Like many units, AFA has employed the
Web to interpret and extend collections
and to enhance library operations. The
library's extensive online manual
includes a component for student
orientation. The AFA Web Site [http://
www.uflib.ufl.edu/afa] is a locus for
substantive information about the library
and arts resources. Accessible via the
site are six subject alcoves which supply not just
numerous links to external web sites but provide
detailed listings of library reference books and
periodicals. The site's Publications page links to
several in-house guides to collections of videos,

In this Issue
FAQ's 2
HarpWeek: The Civil War Years 3
Reciprocal Borrowing 3
Seminar Series 4

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VOLUME 9 NO. 3 ring 1999 www.uflib.ufl.edu
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Q. How can I identify materials in the library catalog that hav illustrations such as charts, portraits, etc.?
A. When you look at the long view of the catalog record the "description" area will include "ill" for illustrations or
specific terms such as "maps." Tables and equations are not noted as illustrations in the description. Works that
are chiefly illustrations may also include a subject subheading such as portraits, pictorial works, maps, tables,
or charts, diagrams, etc. These terms may be used in a keyword search. Other indications of visual information
may be found in notes.

Q. Will all information resources soon become available through the Internet, eliminating the need for a library
A. Although the number of quality resources available on the Internet is growing rapidly, proprietary issues as well
as the enormity of existing print resources preclude reliance entirely upon online resources for thorough re-
search. The libraries are, therefore, striving for the fullest and most timely delivery of a complex mixture of pa-
per, Internet, and other useful formats to address the needs of our faculty and students. Your input towards
better meeting your needs will be appreciated.

Why aren't journals shelved alphabetically by title in Science and in West as they are in the Health Center Li-
A. Larger collections ofjournals are too difficult to manage in this way. Shelving by class number brings journals on
a given topic into the same shelving area and allows all volumes of a journal to stay in one place when the title
changes. A bonus of looking the journal up in WebLUIS to find the call number is that you will also see if we
now have Internet access to that title.
Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
is hosting an exhibit of European Prints from the Permanent Collection
that will include three antique maps from the
Map & Imagery Library
January 17, 1999 August 22, 1999

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drawings, projects, and reference tools. Linked also are original web sites, such as Ann's Art on Campus and Ed's Art
and Design Associations on the World Wide Web, winner of an ARLIS/NA publication award. AFA's virtual collections
grew significantly during last semester with the digitization of about 500 slides to be used as course reserve items.
This pilot project planned and executed by Ann, inaugurated an exciting new service for the library.
AFA's 'primary' clientele consists of over 100 faculty and about 2,000 majors, but the library's specialization and
size make it an important university, state, and regional resource as well. Besides its resources, the library's unique
space continually impresses visitors. The library's hallmark double-decker carrels, which dominate the wood-
paneled reading room with its 20-foot high ceiling, have become a minor tourist attraction. During busy periods this
space is enlivened with the activities of dozens of individuals inspired to enrich the world through their creative

Edward H. Teague and Ann Lindell
Architecture and F'ie Arts Library

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Harper's Weekly was one of the most influential newspapers of its time, and the
UF Libraries now has access to HarpWeek, the fulltext and graphics Web version of
the periodical for the years 1857 to 1865. This popular nineteenth century
periodical, founded in 1857, tracked the major political, social and military stories
of its day, providing reportage, editorials, book reviews, and entertaining with
humor, gossip, and literature. Advertisements covered everything from medical
remedies to sewing machines. Issues such as poverty, immigration, and the
abolition of slavery were major topics of the day. On most issues, the editors of the
New York-based Harper's Weekly generally took a moderate stance.
Harper's Weekly's coverage of the Civil War years reveals the emotional turmoil
of the day. In the very first issue of HW, on January 3, 1957, the editors predicted
the terrible consequences that would befall the country if its politicians could not
compromise. When war broke out, Harper's Weekly reported stories from the
frontlines by Horace Greeley and other noted journalists of the time. The battlefield
photographs of Matthew Brady and Timothy O'Sullivan were copied by artists such
as Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast and reproduced as lithographs in the Weekly.
The HarpWeek Web pages are actually scanned images of each page. The
newspaper can be browsed issue by issue or searched by category/keyword. A
series of general indexes include subject, illustrations, literature and publishing,
and advertising.

A People can be searched by occupation or social role, from abolitionist to
wine merchant.
A The Illustrations Index catalogs the maps, panoramic views, portraits,
cartoons, and other visual images.
A The Literature and Publishing index covers works of prose and verse as well
as reviews, discussions, and even covers book and magazine
advertisements. Literary categories include address, first person
narrative, pamphlet, tract and treatises.

HarpWeek is available to UF students, staff, and faculty on-campus. Off-
campus access is possible with a GatorLink Account (UFL.EDU domain addresses]
and appropriate software from the Web address:

http://app. harpweek. com/

Shelley Arlen
Humanities & Social Sciences Reference

Reciprocal Borrowing Between the State University Sys-
tem (SUS) Institutions and Community Colleges

A library borrowing privileges arrangement between SUS and the Community
Colleges was approved fall 1998 as part of the Florida Public Postsecondary Dis-
tance Learning Library Initiative. With the technical and managerial cooperation of
FCLA and CCLA, students, staff and faculty of the ten SUS institutions and the 28
Community Colleges can now be verified and accepted for privileges upon presenta-
tion of a home university or community college ID at a participating host institution
This of course means current UF students, faculty and staff will be able to bor-
row books at any nearby Community College library throughout the state. Upon
presentation of the Gator-1 ID card, the UF person may apply for the particular set
of borrowing privileges that the individual community college library provides SUS
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1999 Bechtel

The 1999 Bechtel Fel-
low, Floyd Dickman, will
be researching at the
Baldwin Library during
the month of February.
He is Coordinator for Li-
brary Programming and
Development at the State
Library Board of Ohio in
Columbus. In selecting
Dickman, The Bechtel Fel-
lowship Committee of the
Association for Library
Service to Children [ALSC),
a division of American Li-
brary Association (ALA),
cited his commitment to
children and libraries on
both the local and state
levels. His topic of re-
search is "One Hundred
Years of Cinderella: The
Depiction of Cinderella in
Narrative and Art."
The fellowship is en-
dowed in memory of
Louise Seaman Bechtel
and Ruth M. Baldwin and
provides a stipend for the
researcher to spend a
month reading and study-
ing in the Baldwin Library.
Floyd will be the sixth
Bechtel Fellow. Previous
Fellows have come from
Nevada, Ohio, and Illinois
and have studied an inter-
esting variety of topics in-
cluding family stories,
fairy and folk tales, 19th
century series books, and
the history of pop-up
books. Last year's Fellow,
Kathy East, in preparation
for establishing a living
history schoolroom, read
books children would have
read in the 1880's.
Rita Smith
Cura- tor

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The University of Florida Libraries offer these free classes to assist students and faculty in infor-
mation retrieval. Sessions in Library West are hands-on in the computer classroom, and employ
the how-to approach for specific databases. Classes in Marston Science Library present concepts and '
overview, and include demonstrations of resources. No reservations are needed. For more informa-
tion please see the Libraries' homepage at www.uflib.ufl.edu or call Alice Primack at 392-2822.
A Jan.20 (Wed.) Using the Internet, Library West 148 3-5 pm
SJan. 21 (Thurs.] Survey of the Electronic Library, Marston Science Library-107 9:35-10:25 am

A Jan. 27 (Wed.] WebLUIS, Library West 148 3-3:50 pm
A Jan. 28 (Thurs.] Research Process, Marston Science Library 107 9:35-10:25 am

A Feb. 3 (Wed.) FirstSearch, Library West 148 3-3:50 pm
SFeb.4 (Thurs.] Searching Databases, Marston Science Library 107 9:35-11 am

A Feb. 10 (Wed.) Electronic Journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Library West 148 3-3:50 pm
A Feb.11 (Thurs.] Electronic Journals in the Sciences, Library West 148 9:35-10:25 am

SFeb. 17 (Wed.] Citation Databases in Web of Science (Science, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities],
Library West 148 3-3:50 pm
SFeb. 18 (Thurs.] Finding Visual Information, Marston Science Library 107 9:35-10:25 am

SFeb. 24 [Wed.] News Sources, Library West 148 3-3:50 pm
A Feb.25 (Thurs.] Survey of the Electronic Library, Marston Science Library 107 9:35-10:25 am

A Mar.3 [Wed.] Government Information, Library West 148 3-3:50 pm
A Mar.4 [Thurs.] Intermediate Internet, Marston Science Library 107 9:35-10:25 am

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This January the Access Services staff in Library West begin issuing borrowing privileges for use of circulating
Smathers Libraries collections to Community College patrons with basically the same privileges that the SUS special
borrower patrons traditionally have received. As stated in the "Community College Borrower Circulation Information"
brochure available at any circulation desk, these borrowers may borrow up to five books at a time for three weeks.
ILL, remote access to the UF proprietary databases and use of certain materials are not available to Community Col-
lege borrowers.
David Hickey, Chair
Access Services Department

FLOA Partner With A Librarian
FLO RIIA to give your students the
To set up a library session for your class
LIBRARY NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD or get help preparing a library-based assignment,
ShellwyAin Joayc Ds Contact your Subject-Specialist Librarian
Jilmie Lmunmdg AmfnLindZle (see list at htp://www. uflib. ujI. edu/selects. him) or
Alice Pimak Cs lTuer Contact one of the Instruction Coordinators
Desgnf: St y Wall Humanities & Social Sciences Jana Edwards 392-4919
342 Sciences, Engineering, Math- Alice Primack 392-2822
Health Sciences Barbara Francis 392-9 777
lm jii^- Law Rick Donnelly 392-0417

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