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Table of Contents
    Smathers Libraries request feedback from faculty
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        Page 2
    Tis the season to be...thinking about E-reserves
        Page 3
    Architectural drawings in Special Collections
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    UF faculty featured on library READ posters
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George A. Smathers Libraries


Smathers Libraries request

feedback from faculty

he Smathers Libraries would
like your input! As part of an
initiative to reach out to the
University of Florida community, the
libraries have formed three task forces
charged with gathering information
from the libraries' primary clientele,
including faculty members, graduate
students and undergraduates. The
task force appointed to work with fac-
ulty is currently soliciting input from
faculty members to assist in the infor-
mation-gathering portion of this ini-
tiative. The results gathered will be
used in evaluating how the faculty is
currently using the libraries, measur-
ing their satisfaction levels, identify-
ing what non-library strategies are
being utilized to acquire information,
or identifying any other relevant areas
that will contribute to an understand-
ing of what the faculty really wants
from the libraries. In turn, that infor-
mation will then assist in the process
of developing methods to more effec-
tively reach out to faculty members in
all departments and identify ways to
better support their teaching and
research needs.
While the Libraries have surveyed
their various user groups the last

three years on more general topics
related to service quality via the
LibQUAL surveys*; this is an attempt
to localize the data and get feedback
more specific to the resources and
services currently available through
the UF library system. There are four
general areas of measurement on the
LibQUAL surveys, and while the cur-
rent emphasis is on more detailed
data than that provided by the ques-
tions in LibQUAL, some consistency
might be achieved if those four areas
are considered when providing
responses. The four areas include:

* Access to Information -
print/electronic journal collections,
service hours, other print and elec-
tronic materials needed for your
work, document delivery/inter-library

* Affect of Service employee
knowledge, understanding, willing-
ness to help, responsiveness, depend-
ability, courteousness. Availability of
individual attention.

* Library As Place space facili-
tating quiet study, place for reflec-

tion/creativity, comfortable and invit-
ing location (note that current library
construction/renovation work on
Library West will address many of the
issues related to library facilities and
should directly impact this area).
(Continued on page 2)

) 2 Library fees and fines;
Retrieval statistics

3 E-Reserves

1 4 Architectural drawings
in Special Collections

5 Catalog help; library

6 UF faculty featured on
library READ posters;
New electronic databases

7 New science librarian;
Comic book exhibit;
Library West construction;
Library News survey;
How to request book

) 8 Library Orientations

Faculty Input (Continued from page 1)

* Personal Control tools that
allow research on your own, conven-
ient access to library collections,
user-friendly web site, latest technolo-
gy, electronic access remotely, easy-to-
use tools.

Please feel free to respond based
either on one of the areas outlined
above or however you think would
most effectively convey the informa-

tion. Feedback of any nature is an important part of the process of determining
how the libraries can better serve the needs of the faculty, and is greatly appreciat-
ed. Please send responses to pjr@uflib.ufl.edu.
Patrick Reakes
Journalism & Communications Library

For LibQUAL survey results go to:

2004: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/admin/toolbox/STP0304/2004LQR.pdf
2003: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/admin/toolbox/STP0304/2003LQR.pdf
2002: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/admin/toolbox/2002LQR.pdf

Library fines and fees reinstated

The Smathers and Health Sciences
Center Libraries are again assessing
fines and billing for overdue materials
that have not been returned. Fines
were suspended during the summer
and the beginning of fall semester
because the libraries were phasing in
their new management system. Since
November 15 fines have been assessed
for all overdue materials that have not
been returned
To help avoid fines, the libraries
will send an e-mail courtesy notice to
borrowers four to seven days before
an item is due.

Use "your account" within the new
library catalog to view your library
account online. The "Loans"link
shows all the items you currently have
checked out and when they're due,
and it allows you to renew them indi-
vidually or all at the same time before
the due date.
Most loans to faculty continue to
be due on April 1, but please return
promptly any items that have been
recalled or that are on short-term
Fines are $0.25/day for regular
loans and $0.25/hour for course

reserves and other short-term loans.
Fines are assessed until they reach a
maximum of $10.00. Then, the
libraries will bill the full replacement
cost of the item in addition to all
accrued fines.
Address questions to any circula-
tion desk or to circ@uflib.ufl.edu (for
Smathers Libraries) or
hsclcirc@library.health.ufl.edu (for
Health Science Center Libraries).
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services

Retrieval statistics

Library retrieval requests from the
last week in September 2004 are as
Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF):
2392 requests
Overall fill rate: 92.4% (2211)

Fill rate for requests submitted
through catalog: 95.6% (2063)
Fill rate for requests submitted
through Web form: 68.7%

Of these,
Percentage of unfilled caused by
patron error: 74% (57)
Percentage of unfilled caused by
branch books: 7.8% (6)
Percentage of unfilled Not on Shelf
(NOS): 18.2% (14)

LAD: 198 requests
Overall fill rate: 83.8% (166)

Fill rate for requests submitted

through catalog: 84.4% (152)
Fill rate for requests submitted
through Web form: 63.6% (14)
Of these,
Percentage of unfilled caused by
patron error: 62.5% (5)
Percentage of unfilled NOS: 12.5%
Percentage of unfilled, other*: 25%
* Upon investigation, it was discovered that
these items had never been received at LAD
from the original owning location.

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What are Electronic Reserves?
* E-Reserves is a process for making
materials available online for your

What can you put on
* Professor generated material
* Student generated material
* A chapter from a book
* An article from a journal
* Links to e-books, e-journal articles,
& other online materials

What about copyright?
* Copyright for books: The library
has already paid for complete access
to many books, so first check the UF
catalog for electronic resources. We
will also exercise our fair use rights
and put up an excerpt of a copyright-
ed book on e-Reserves. Generally, we
can put up one chapter or 10% of the
book, whichever is less. We must use
the original source, no anthologies.
* Copyright for journal articles:
The library already has many journals
available online to which we can sim-
ply and quickly link. Check the UF
catalog at: www.uflib.ufl.edu. Or we
will exercise our fair use rights and
put up one article from a journal on

What if I must have more than
can be claimed as "fair use"?
* We can apply for copyright clear-
ance from the publisher.
* We will post material pending
permission, but if denied it will come
If the cost is prohibitive we may not be
able to put the material on e-Reserves.

How to set up an account:
E-mail us at: eres@uflib.ufl.edu
* Your first and last name
* Your course number and name (e.g.,
ENL4135 Italian Cinema)
* Your e-mail address & phone

The next step is to request

For professor or student
generated materials:
1. Fill out the permission form from:
2. Fax or e-mail us the materials and
signed permission form.

For books, articles or online
1. E-mail us the complete bibliograph-
ic citation for the items you need.
2. Include the persistent URL for
online items. (We can help you with

What happens next?
* We will e-mail you when your
materials are online.

Barring complications, we normal-
ly operate within a three-day turn-
around. The beginning of semesters is
generally the busiest time. If at all pos-
sible, reserve your semester materials
before the start of the new semester.
Check out our Instructor Guide at:
www.uflib.ufl.edu/as/eres/. It's full of
helpful hints on more you can do to
customize your account:

* You can link directly from WebCT
and other course management sys-
tems into your e-Reserves account.

* You can easily upload documents to
the server.
* You can add links to Web pages.
* You can add documents by faxing
them directly to the server.
* You can organize your documents
alphabetically or in your own order.
* You can organize your documents
into folders (by topic, chapter, week,
test, etc.)
* You can put a password on a docu-
ment to limit access.
* You can include customized text
with each document (additional infor-
mation, assignments, due dates, etc.)
Tip: If you can find a library-owned
electronic copy, we can link directly to
it. It's faster, it looks better, and you
aren't limited to 10% of the book.

Take a moment during your
spring semester planning to let us
know what you want to do with your
fall semesterreserve materials.
E-mail us at eres@uflib.ufl.edu
and let us know if you would like to put
them on reserve next semester or pick
them up. All materials not picked up
by the end of the semester are
returned via campus mail unless other
arrangements are made.
Angela Mott
Access Services

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Library News ) Page 3

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The Rufus Nims Collection

n important collection of archi-
tectural drawings by South
Florida architect, Rufus Nims,
is now available to researchers in the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections. Best known for
his design of the Howard Johnson
motor lodges and restaurants in the
early 1950s, Nims also gained a repu-
tation for his residential work in South
Florida and the Caribbean. He was one
of a handful of architects who helped
define the modern tropical house fol-
lowing World War II before the wide-
spread use of central air-conditioning.
He believed in challenging existing
design principles
by experimenting
with building
materials, con- -\i
struction technolo- T ,
gies, and building < ''
structures. Despite
the fact that he is '- c
often labeled as a
"Miami architect"' Nims worked in
twenty-five states and twelve foreign
countries throughout his career.
The collection primarily consists
of architectural drawings for buildings
in Florida, Louisiana, New York,
Bolivia, Costa Rica, and several coun-
tries in the Caribbean, among other
locations. South Florida cities such as
Miami, Key Biscayne, and Coconut
Grove are well represented. Although
the majority of the drawings represent
designs for private residences, the col-
lection also includes a large number of
hotel and lodging plans for Howard
Johnson, Marriott, and other corpora-

tions. Other structures include shop-
ping centers, offices, buildings on col-
lege campuses, and a movie theater.
Arrangement and description
activities for the collection were com-
pleted in early November, but the
physical processing activities began in
late 2003 immediately following the
acquisition of the collection. Martha
Kohen, Director of the University of
Florida School of Architecture, was
responsible for acquiring the collec-
tion and generously appointed two
graduate students from the School to
work on the materials. The students
spent months preparing a detailed

inventory of the drawings, which can
now be used by researchers in order to
gain access to the collection.
Even prior to the completion of
processing activities, this inventory
was put to good use when the depart-
ment was approached by the
Historical Museum of Southern
Florida to borrow materials for an
architectural exhibition. Without hav-
ing to travel to Gainesville, museum
curators in Miami were able to select
several drawings for inclusion in the
exhibition, "The Florida Home:
Modern Living 1945-1965," which is
on display through January 2005.

The Rufus Nims Architectural
Drawings collection complements the
Alfred Browning Parker Collection,
also housed in the department. This
significant collection, which is heavily
used by patrons despite the fact that it
is not fully processed, spans more
than five decades of the career of this
renowned Florida architect. A
University of Florida alumnus and
distinguished professor with the
School of Architecture, Parker contin-
ues to actively make use of and con-
tribute to this important collection.
And as with the Nims Collection,
drawings and photographs from the
Parker Collection
have been loaned to
the Historical
Museum of
Southern Florida for
display in the exhi-
", bition. Both collec-
tions serve as the
cornerstone of a
rapidly expanding architectural col-
lection for the Libraries.
John Nemmers
Special ('ll,, ,, ,i

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Catalog help

The John Ormsbee Simonds Collection

he John Ormsbee Simonds
Landscape Architecture
Collection is currently being
arranged and described and will be
made fully available to Special and
Area Studies Collections researchers
in upcoming months. Simonds is
recognized internationally as a leading
landscape architect, urban planner,
and environmental thinker. He and his
firm, Environmental Planning and
Design (EPD) of Pittsburgh, are
responsible for planning over eighty
communities and four new towns in
the United States. In addition to a
distinguished career as a practitioner,
he also is a renowned educator and
the author of numerous publications,
including the influential 1961 book,
Landscape Architecture.
The collection is comprised of
landscape designs by Simonds, his
writings and speeches, photographs,
audiovisual recordings, planning
reports, and project files. A large
number of the projects are based in
Florida, including a major
park system for Collier
County and urban planning
for several communities and
new towns. In addition,
Simonds donated several
boxes of his favorite refer-
ence monographs and jour-
nals, many of which will be
added to the holdings of the .
Architecture and Fine Arts
Although a basic inven- .
tory of the collection has
existed for over a year, the

materials have never been processed
completely and access has been limit-
ed. The processing activities are made
possible by the support of the
Department of Landscape
Architecture and Bob Grist, chair of
the department. Two graduate stu-
dents, Brenda Curtis and Nicole
Hawkins, have been appointed to
physically arrange the collection, and
Associate Professor Kay Williams is
volunteering her time to provide sub-
ject expertise and assist with the iden-
tification and description of materials.
In addition, all three will assist in the
selection of drawings, photographs,
and other items for digitization so
that materials can be made available
to patrons via the Internet. It is hoped
that this collaboration will be the first
of many such projects between the
Libraries and Landscape Architecture.
John Nemmers
Special Collcctions

"Search Help" is now available
on every page of the new library
catalog. A few minutes spent
exploring "Help's" clear explana-
tions and screen capture examples
will lead to familiarity and profi-
ciency with the catalog. It includes
information on the following:
* basic, advanced and command
* truncation and Boolean operators
* record displays
* holdings screens
And, it describes features of the
new catalog that allow users to save
their searches and records on an
e-shelf and use "Your Account" to
renew material, recall items in cir-
culation or request items in storage,
and check the status of their loans
and requests.

Now is t.e opp. or tun
time to donate to the
UF Libraries

For almost one hundred years,
librarians have worked hand-in-
hand with scholars to create collec-
tions that support the university's
academic programs. Many of the
unique and one of a kind archival
materials purchased through the
donations of library patrons benefit
students and scholars throughout
the world. Your gift will help the
library to both create and share
To make a gift to the libraries
online: https://www.uff.ufl.edu/
Books may be donated to the
Gifts & Exchange Unit. Call (352)
392-0355 or e-mail

Library News 1 Page 5

UF faculty featured

on library READ posters

he George A. Smathers Libraries
re joining other academic and
research libraries across the coun-
try in using the American Library
Association's (ALA) Campaign for
America's Libraries "@ your library"
As a kickoff to the program, the
libraries are producing READ posters
using University of Florida administra-
tors, faculty, staff, and students. The full
color posters are hung in the libraries
and other buildings across campus.
Each of the celebrities chose a book
to read for his or her poster. The posters
display support of reading and for the
UF Libraries.
To date, the following have been pho-
tographed: UF President Bernie
Machen; Director of Athletics Jeremy
Foley; English professor and author
Kevin McCarthy; Dean of the College of
Journalism and Communications Terry
Hynes, Dean of the College of

STerry Mills; Vice President for
Development and Alumni Affairs Paul
Robell; mascots Albert and Alberta, the
S,..,. cheerleaders, the dazzlers, and the
library leadership board. Additional
Education Catherine Emihovich, soccer posters featuring UF faculty and
coach Becky Burleigh, Professor, Center administrators will be produced
for Latin American Studies, Efrain throughout the year.
Barbara Hood
Barradas; Associate Professor, Sociology Puc information
and AssociatePublic Information ii i
and Associate Dean, Minority Affairs

New electronic databases

The libraries have recently added several new databas-
es and e-Book additions to the Gale Virtual Reference
Library, and a number of additional JSTOR journals have
been added to the electronic library. Some are listed below,
but more details and links are available at

Gale Virtual Reference Library (e-Books) including:
Cities of the World, 6th Ed, 4V
Countries of the World & Their Leaders Yearbook 2004, 2V
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered
History in America, 1st Ed, 3V
History Behind the Headlines
Islam & Muslem World
Major Acts of Congress

New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed, 15V
Social Trends & Indicators USA, 1st Ed, 4V Set
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, 2nd Ed, 12V
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 11th Ed, 6V
World Press Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed, 2V

Other Databases
12 new JSTOR titles (3 separate updates shown on 9/16,
10/14, and 11/15)
Classical Music Library
East View Russian Periodical Database
ComAbstracts (Communications)
BuildingGreen Suite (Environmental Building...)
Books24x7 -- Weekly updates are available
Rich Bennett
Access Coordinator

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Jenna Miller joins
MSL staff
Jenna Miller has
joined the faculty of
the Marston Science
Library. Miller is a
reference librarian
who will specialize in
the physical sciences
and engineering. She
graduated cum laude from UF in 1998
with a B.S. in Chemistry and she
received her M.A. in Library and
Information Sciences from the
University of South Florida in 2001.
She has been honored with an
American Chemical Society
Certificate, and membership in Phi
Beta Kappa and Golden Key National
Honor Society.
Miller has been working at the
Alachua County Public Library head-
quarters where she was a Youth
Services Librarian. As a Youth Services
Librarian, she gained much experi-
ence in planning, organizing and
presenting programs for a diverse
clientele. In addition, she had the
opportunity to present instructional
programs to students in the UF
College of Education and is looking
forward to being a part of the MSL
instruction team. Her enthusiasm,
creativity and imagination will make
her a welcome addition to the Marston
Science Library

Need books for classes
or research?

Use the online form for suggesting
new library materials at http://web.
uflib.ufl.edu/matsugg.html or
contact your Subject Specialist librari-
an from the listing at http://www.
To recommend purchase of new
materials you'll want to put on reserve,
contact your Subject Specialist directly
(not the online form).

Help is On the Way!
Comic Books and Superheroes in Special Collections

A Display in the Exhibit Gallery /
Smathers Library (East)
October 25-December 17,2004 :' '
An exhibit of items from the Comic Book p t
Collection in Special Collections will provide a
sample of the holdings and will include "Silver
Age" of DC Comics. Works featuring such heroes
as Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green
Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Atom, Hawkman,
and the Green Arrow will be on display. The
Howe Society is providing support for the exhibit.

Library West construction update

The pace of construction has picked up considerably, and even passers-by will
notice the block walls going up. Soon other visible signs will appear, such as
removal and repair of the concrete "fins" framing the windows on the old part of
the building. Interior framing is progressing rapidly, and some drywall has been
installed on the sixth floor, which is now weather-tight. Final purchase arrange-
ments have been made for the elevator and escalators. New roof tile samples are
being provided by the manufacturer in order to match the roof on Smathers
Library and blend with the old roof and surrounding structures. The new trans-
former -- 14,000 pounds in weight -- and large inside electrical units have arrived
on site. Structural steel for the third floor
roof deck will arrive soon and steel work -
will be visible shortly thereafter.

For current photos and updates see the "=
construction Web site:
Library News 1 Page 7


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P.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
Phone: (352) 392-0342
Fax: (352) 392-7251
e-mail: carturn@uflib.ufl.edu

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Editorial Board
Shelley Arlen
Tatiana Barr
James Cusick
Alice Primack
Patrick Reakes
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Carol Turner
Editor/Designer: Barbara Hood

An equal opportunity institution

Library orientations for faculty and students

Come to an orientation or recommend that your students come! We
offer a general orientation about all campus libraries, and an e-library orien-
tation about our online virtual library. All subject areas are covered in these
free sessions, and no registration is needed. Please bring your Gator 1 card
in order to log on to the computers.

General Orientation: Learn about campus libraries and library services
available to you, and try out using some information resources on comput-
ers. Learn how you can use the libraries from home. Take a library tour to
learn about how it's all arranged. Find out how to get help when you need it.
Come to Marston Science Library room L-107 at any of these times:
January 10, Monday, 10:40-11:30am
January 11, Tuesday, 11:45-12:35pm
January 12,Wednesday, 11:45-12:35pm
January 13, Thursday, 12:45-1:30pm

E-Library Orientation: Learn about the 24/7 library available to you
anywhere you have access to the Internet. Try out the web-based library cata-
log, indexes and online articles, the Database Locator, e-books and journals,
and how to take advantage of e-services such as online book requests and
interlibrary loan. Come to Marston Science Library room L-107 at any of
these times:
January 17, Monday, 3:00-3:50pm
January 18, Tuesday, 12:45-1:30pm
January 19,Wednesday, 1:55-2:45pm
January 20, Thursday, 11:45-12:35pm

The Libraries also offer customized classes and web pages tailored to
your course. For more information please see our web page about Library-
Classroom Partnerships at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/instruct2/
Alice Primack
Marston Science Library

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