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Table of Contents
    Library West services continue
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Library west microforms relocate
        Page 3 (MULTIPLE)
    What's new in electronic databases
        Page 4 (MULTIPLE)
    PsycInfo changes
        Page 5
    Interlibrary loan
        Page 6
    African American history in Special Collections
        Page 7
        Page 8
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George A. Smathers Libraries


Library West services continue

he Library West building
closed on December 24, 2003,
so that work on the renovation
and expansion could begin in earnest.
Th staff, services, and collections have
moved to other locations. Closing the
building makes it possible to com-
plete the construction project in two
years rather than four years. An excit-
ing new facility is slated to open early
in 2006.
While closing Library West does
cause some inconvenience, it should
be noted that the remaining eight

campus libraries are open for service
and library resources and services are
available electronically from anywhere
that Internet access is available. Many
of the resources are available 24/7 and
consequently extend the academic
support provided in UF's physical
library facilities. An outline of these
services and resources can be found
at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ desk-
top.html. Information on how to gain
access to them is at

The Library West circulation desk has been combined with the Marston Science
Library circulation desk. Books retrieved from storage are picked up at Marston.

Meanwhile, the Library West
services, staff, and resources that
users depend on for their assign-
ments and their research are avail-
able. The following list will help
answer the question "Where are
they now?"

* Reference staff Smathers Library
first floor lobby
* Humanities & social sciences
reference collection Smathers
Library first floor, room 100
(Continued on page 2)

1 3 Microforms relocate; FAQ
1 4 New databases; Subject

1 5 PsycInfo changes
1 6 Interlibrary Loan; Digital
Library Center projects
1 7 African American History
in Special Collections
1 8 Library Orientations

Library West Services (Continued from page 1)

* Video collection Smathers
Library first floor lobby
* Current periodicals collection -
Smathers Library first floor
* Public access computers -
Smathers Library first floor,
room 100
* Library West collections off
campus storage facility

Library staff are retrieving
materials from the off-campus storage
facility four times per day Monday -
Friday and twice per day on weekends.
Materials retrieved will be held
for five business days for requesters at
the Marston Science Library (second
floor, entrance level) and can be
picked up from the Information Desk.
All requests for these materials
must be submitted on an online form
that is available via the UF Libraries'
online catalog. The UF Libraries
catalog clearly identifies material that
must be requested by indicating
"Request Retrieval" before the loca-
tion and call number.
The Government Documents
staff, collections, and services have
moved permanently to the first floor
of the Marston Science Library.
Staff are being relocated to
Smathers Library, Marston Science
Library, and the off-campus storage
facility. Phone numbers for individual
staff members have been updated at
The best source of current infor-
mation about these changes (and
about construction progress) is the
library Web page at
Carol Turner
Directorfor Public Services

The Library West reference collection, desk, and staff have moved to the Smathers
Library lobby. The videos/DVDs and current periodicals are also located on the first
floor as are the public access computers.
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New items in stock!
Smathers Library first floor

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ince Library West has closed for
renovation, the microforms
viewing area for the humanities
and social sciences has moved to the
Marston Science Library. Additional
reader/printers are available there,
most are almost brand new, and print
copies can be made of the micro-
film/microfiche using library copy
cards. The microform collections
themselves (research sets, periodicals,
newspapers), are now housed in the
UF Library's remote storage facility,
but circulation staff make four trips
daily (two each on Saturday and
Sunday) to retrieve needed materials
for library users.
A number of newspapers (New
York Times, London Times, Christian
Science Monitor, Washington Post, Wall
Street Journal, and others) are now
available online, either accessible by
title from the UF Libraries online
catalog or from LexisNexis online.
Patrons may find these online news-
papers to be good substitutes for the
microfilm versions.
Please see the library subject
specialist in your area if you need help
determining what microform collec-
tions and/or reels/fiche you need to
request from storage. Some printed or
online guides are available. Additional
inquiries regarding special needs should
also be directed to your subject special-
ist. Faculty making class assignments to
use specific microform collections may
wish to contact the circulation staff at
(352) 392-2851 to have those collections
or parts of them put on reserve in the
Marston Science Library.
Sh, I1, Arlen
( i ,'i Management

Q. How will we be able to get books that were shelved in Library West now
that it is closed for construction?

A. You will be able to request books that were in Library West regular stacks as
well as microforms using an online form and then pick them up within
24 hours from Marston Science Library. Other Library West materials, such as
reference books, videos and current newspapers and periodicals, will be avail-
able next door in Smathers Library along with the reference librarians and
many other staff normally housed in Library West.

Q. How will course reserve materials usually in Library West be made
available this term?

A. While we will rely on electronic delivery as much as possible to get the
reserve materials to your students regardless of location, those print course
reserve materials that would normally be in Library West will be offered from
Marston Science Library, along with circulation staff who manage them,
Interlibrary Loan services and the electronic training room.

Q. How can I compensate for being unable to browse the shelves for materials
now in storage?

A. Searching the catalog by call number will give you a list of books in shelf
order, and the catalog record for each book includes descriptive details such as
subjects covered, date published, number of pages, presence of illustrations,
etc. The "Advanced Search" offers in a drop-down menu choices for "Call num-
bers, LC" and "Call numbers, Dewey" that enable you to enter the call number
of an identified book of interest and retrieve a detailed list of its shelf mates.

Q. When will the "inaccessible" materials formerly shelved in Marston
Science Library first floor become available again?

A. We hope that these materials will be able to be retrieved on request as
soon as February or March.

Q. How can I keep up with the latest news about construction and other
changes in library services?

A. The library Web site will include links to construction updates and other
important news as well as the usual links to the catalog, indexes and other
important resources from http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/.
Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services

Library News 1 Page 3

What's new in electronic databases

PCI Full-text
Periodicals Contents Index now
provides digitized full-text for 300 of
the 4,000 social sciences and humani-
ties journals it currently indexes.
Covering subjects as diverse as
anthropology, business/management,
linguistics/ philology, fine arts, politi-
cal science, philosophy, religion, and
literature, PCI Full-text includes schol-
arly journals as well as mass circula-
tion titles like Hudson Review,
Edinburgh Review, and Commentary.
Coverage generally begins with a
journal's first issue and continues
through 1990, unless the title has
ceased. Approximately 20 percent of
these journal titles are French,
Spanish, German, or Italian. Full-text
articles will be available for additional
journals during the coming year.

Other notable databases
acquired in the last six months
World Shakespeare Bibliography
Online (abstracts to books, articles,
reviews, productions, etc., 1968-2003)
Women and Social Movements in
the United States, 1600-2000 (full-
text documents from such organiza-

tions as the Women's Trade Union
League, the National Association of
Colored Women, Henry Street and
Hull House settlements, and the
Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom)
North American Women's Letters
and Diaries (full-text primary
sources covering 300 years)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers -
digitized backfiles now include:
New York Times (1851-2001)
Wall Street Journal (1889-1986)
Washington Post (1887-1988)
Christian Science Monitor
National Criminal Justice Reference
Service Abstracts
JSTOR Additions:
Art/Art History and Architecture/
Architecture History Journals
Music Journals Collection
Books24x7 (full-text books, articles,
reports in Computer/IT studies and
New databases in FIRST SEARCH:
Clase and Periodica Index to

Latin American journals in the
sciences, social sciences, and
Business Management
Media Review Digest
Worldscope (financial information
on public companies)
Chronicle of Higher Education
(a one-year pilot project)
ASM Handbooks Online (metals and
materials technology)
History E-Book Project, American
Council of Learned Societies
(full-text books)
RLG Cultural Materials (digitized
primary sources maps, artifacts,
sound recordings, etc. and guides to
collections in museums, archives, and
For more information and links to
these databases, and to keep up-to-
date on library news, see:
What's New?
http://www.uflib.ufl. edu/
UF Libraries Home Page:
sh, I I, i Arlen
(', i: Management

Get to know your subject specialist

Mandarin Chinese. Jewish
Studies. Medieval Europe.
Mathematics. History of
Science. Ancient Greek Philosophy.
World Economy. What do all of these
subjects have in common? Smathers
Libraries has subject specialists devot-
ed to finding and bringing to the
collections the best material published
anywhere in the world in these and all

other fields of study. Subject special-
ists make an effort to acquire access to
electronic books, e-Journals, databas-
es and other sources that bring the
full-text to users.
Every day the subject specialists at
Smathers Libraries are busy scanning
the universe of publications to identi-
fy and purchase the best materials in
their fields. The subject specialists are

well aware of the literature in their
fields including books, journals, data-
bases, government reports, e-Books,
e-Journals, data sets, Web sites and
much more. They teach users how to
search the catalog and databases more
thoroughly as well as identify materi-
als in other libraries around the world
that can be borrowed using the Inter-
library Loan service, ILLiad.
(Continued on page 5)

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n January, Psyclnfo online will
switch to the EBSCOHost net-
work of database and will no
longer be accessible via WebLUIS.
Currently, the UF Libraries subscribes
to several EBSCOHost databases
(including the heavily-used Academic
Search Premier), so the "new" system
is not entirely unfamiliar.
This change came about because
the Florida Center for Library
Automation could no longer support
the software it created for LUIS data-
bases. Every State University Library
was required to choose another
system by the end of 2003. An SUL
taskforce evaluated eight online
systems as replacement options
for Psyclnfo.
The taskforce looked for a system
that had all the functionality of
Psyclnfo in WebLUIS plus a few
additional updated features, includ-
ing these criteria:
1. Is the vendor's system already
familiar to patrons for another
product at each State University
2. A fully functional and easily
located Psyclnfo Thesaurus
3. Availability and clarity of expert
search functions
4. The ability to save and reuse
5. Linking to full-text in PsycArticles

6. Implementation of SFX linking to
other available full-text resources
7. Field-specific indexes
8. Database-specific help feature
9. Weekly updates
10. Database links between citations
to books and their chapters
11. Links to OPACS (online catalogs)
12. Ability to download search
results to bibliographic man-
agers, such as ProCite
13. Pricing scheme (NOT costs. No
discussions were held with
vendors re: prices)
14. Patron authentication methods
15. The ability to select more than
one option in a drop-down menu
using the key

The taskforce found that the
EBSCOHost system was user-friendly
and incorporated all of the criteria
and desired features except for
criterion 15. However, the 11 State
University Libraries could not collec-
tively decide on one system, so each
institution ended up making its own
decision. EBSCOHost was a frontrun-
ner, and UF decided to select that
company. Other schools have chosen
ProQuest or CSA (Cambridge
Scientific) for Psyclnfo.
EBSCO was judged to have easy
and clear search screens and com-
mands for users, particularly under-

graduate students, and it also offered
all of the necessary functionality for
expert searching. Of particular
importance was the ease of access to
the Thesaurus, searchability for the
more than 35 classification codes,
and the form/content fields.
All State University Libraries
have CINAHL and EconLit through
EBSCOHost; some, like UF, have
additional EBSCO databases. Thus, a
good portion of library users are
already familiar with the interface/
search screens. Library staff report
that faculty and students find the
EBSCOHost system relatively easy to
use and that EBSCO personnel are
cooperative and proactive regarding
system enhancements. Citations
found in Psyclnfo will link to articles
available in the APA's full-text data-
base PsycArticles.
EBSCOHost databases can be
accessed via http://search.epnet.com.
Caution: One of the databases
listed in EBSCOHost is the
"Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Collection." This is NOT Psyclnfo.
This database is the full-text psychol-
ogy journal component of the larger
database Academic Search Premier.
S1h, ,II Arlen
(,li;,.,'i Management

Subject specialist (Continued from page 4)

Subject specialists also provide library
orientations and advanced instruction
to undergraduate and graduate class-
es. Subject guides have been prepared

that can be accessed on the Web at
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/ subguide.
html. Subject specialists are listed on
the Library Subject Specialists page on

the Smathers Libraries Web site at
Peter Z. McKay
Business Librarian

Library News 1 Page 5

nterlibrary Loan (ILL) is an essen-
tial service that complements and
extends collections held by campus
libraries. At UF, three separate units that
serve the Health Science Center Library,
the Legal Information Center, and the
Smathers Libraries provide ILL service.
This article reviews the services provid-
ed to faculty by the Smathers Libraries
ILL staff.
The Interlibrary Loan Office
requests materials from:
* Other Florida schools and libraries
* Libraries throughout the country
* Center for Research Libraries (a
consortium of North American
universities, colleges, and independ-
ent research libraries)
* Research Libraries Group (a not-for-
profit membership corporation of
over 160 universities, national
libraries, archives, historical
societies, and other institutions with
remarkable collections for research
and learning)
* British Library and other commer-
cial services

Tips for expediting the process
In order for ILL staff to obtain
material in a timely manner please
take the following steps before sub-
mitting an Interlibrary Loan request.
* Check the libraries' online catalog to
verify that the item is not owned or
held by the UF Libraries.
* If an item is held but is checked out
to another user, place a RECALL by
completing the form that is accessi-
ble from the library catalog record
for the item. The item will be

recalled from the current borrower
and held for the requester.
* If a copy of an article is needed, first
check the libraries "E-Journals" on
the Web at http://www.uflib.ufl.
edu/ej/ to determine whether or not
the article is available in full-text.
The libraries provide access to thou-
sands of electronic journals that
offer full-text articles through
resources such as Elsevier Science
Direct, JSTOR, Kluwer Online,
Project Muse, Springer Link, and
Synergy (Blackwell Science).
If an item is not held and is not
available in an electronic resource,
please submit an Interlibrary Loan
(ILL) request via ILLiad, UF's inter-
library loan management system.

ILLiad features and services
ILLiad enables each borrower to:
* Submit requests online
* Check the status of current requests
* View all past ILL requests online
* Check to see what ILL books he or
she has checked out online
* Renew ILL books online
* Receive ILL articles as PDFs on his
or her desktop

Note: Before registering in ILLiad, the
individual's library ID must be activat-
ed in the libraries'system. This may be
done at a circulation desk or online at

ILLiad registration
In order to use ILLiad, users first
must register as a New User.

* Go to the Smathers Libraries' home
page at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu
Click on "ILLiad" (Interlibrary Loan)
or go directly to ILLiad at
* Select "Registration for First-Time
Users of ILLiad."
* Enter your GatorOne number that
begins with "200..." and a profile
form will appear for you to complete.
* Complete the form.
* Submit requests after registration is
Note: As a repeat user in ILLiad, select
the "Logon for Repeat ILLiad Users",
and enter your (1) Library ID
(GatorOne) and (2) Password (created
during "First-Time" user registration.)

Retrieval of Interlibrary
Loan books
ILL books may be retrieved and
returned at the Marston Science
Library's circulation desk. For circula-
tion desk hours, please see

ILL contact information
ILL office hours are Monday -
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in
the Marston Science Library. The
office can be reached at (352) 392-
0311 or via e-mail at
For assistance or answers to
questions about ILL services, please
contact the Smathers Libraries' Inter-
library Loan staff. The staff looks for-
ward to serving the needs of faculty.
David Fuller
Interlibrary Loan

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Selections from the collections:

African American history in Special Collections

he Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections will be
honoring Black History Month
this year with a special exhibit of
items from rare books, manuscripts,
archives, and other collections. Set to
open in February 2004 in the Exhibit
Gallery, second floor of Smathers
Library, "Selections from the collec-
tions: African American history in
Special Collections" will feature works
by black women writers (including
Zora Neale Hurston), cinema and
movie memorabilia from the Belknap
Collection for Performing Arts, chil-
dren's literature from the Baldwin
Collection, and books and manu-
scripts from Florida history and
University Archives.
New acquisitions from the
Alachua County area will also be high-
lighted. Among them are scrapbooks
of the Visionaires women's club of

Phillis Wheatley was the first African
American and the second woman to
publish a book of poetry (1773).


Gainesville, materials from the Albert
L. Cunningham, Sr., Collection
(Ocala), and Dr. E.A. Cosby's
Photograph Collection, all of which
document life for people of color in
Florida in the twentieth century.
"We want to showcase what's in
our collections)' noted Joel Buchanan,
the libraries' archivist for African
American history. "The department
has a wide array of items significant
to the African American experience'"
he said. But "in order to research
African American history, you have to
go beyond the subject heading."
Many of the department's most
valuable research materials are
subsumed in larger collections, such
as the documentation of Florida rural
life in the agricultural extension
service files or information on early
black settlers and soldiers, encom-

NO ch!, T
No 'LwuNeId/ j AJ

As Gainesville began to inte-
grate its school system, the
school board decided to shut
down Lincoln High School, a
predominantly African
American public school, and
reopen it as a vocational school.
Two thousand angry students
rallied to protest the closure
(November 25, 1969).

passed in the collections on the
Spanish and British colonial periods.
One purpose of the exhibit is to show
people that useful and valuable infor-
mation related to the history and
experience of African Americans is
readily abundant in Special
Collections and that the department
will continue collecting and preserv-
ing these significant materials. The
exhibit will be co-sponsored by the
Visionaires and the Howe Society.
A reception and related program will
be announced in late January.

Jim Cusick
Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections

Library News 1 Page 7


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Library orientations

The libraries' offer a series of free walk-in orientations for students and
faculty. No registration is needed and all subject areas are covered.

General orientations to the campus libraries, where to find what, and what
services are available, are offered at these times:

January 12 (Monday)
January 13 (Tuesday)
January 14 (Wednesday)
January 15 (Thursday)
January 16 (Friday)


Orientations to the Electronic Library, resources available from office or
home or wherever you have access to the Internet, are offered at these times:
January 21 (Wednesday) 3:00-3:50pm
January 22 (Thursday) 1:55-2:45pm
January 23 (Friday) 12:50-1:40pm

All orientations are in Marston Science Library, room L-107. For more infor-
mation, call an information desk at (352) 392-2836 or (352) 392-0361.
Alice Primack
Marston Science Library

Current Digital Library Center projects
The Center has had a busy Fall semester and looks forward to an equally busy
one in Spring. Among the projects currently underway include the following:
* Florida Aerials (Part 2) (total grant $132,377; award amount $87,712)
LSTA/Florida Dept. of State
* Ephemeral Cities (total grant $343,526; $184,609 award) Institute for Museum
and Library Sciences
* Spanish Borderlands Project ($5,000), St. Augustine Foundation, Flagler College

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