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    Department profile : electronic resources unit
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    A message from the interim director
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    Life among the Romanies : the heroic past and present
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George A. Smathers Libraries

7. S. U

Digital media computing

available for reservation at Library West

The Information Commons' learning
and computing areas are a popular
location for library users.With workstations
available on a first-come-first-serve basis,
these areas are used for work on individual
and collaborative projects.

Several areas of the Information
Commons at Library West are now also
available for UF-affiliates to reserve.
These computing areas offer specialized
software that enables users to create and
edit projects using:

* Microsoft Office
* Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium
* Macromedia Studio 8
* Adobe Production Suite
* OCR software
* CD & DVD creation software

Students working in one of the two
accessibility and media production studios.

Two accessibility and media production
studios (Library West Rooms 335 and
336) offer assistive and multimedia
technologies for one to four users to work
on educational or research projects. For
accessibility users, the same Accessibility
Suite (Premier Assistive Technology)
offered by the Dean of Students' Office is
available. Video and audio editing users
can also use the studios for their academic
projects.A scanner, headphones, graphics
tablet and other peripherals are also

The group presentation area, adjacent
to digital media center and the bean bag
area on the northeast end of Library West,
enables individuals or groups of users to
work on academic projects and rehearse
them on a 61" plasma display. Users can
create and view various digital media
using a library workstation, VHS/DVD
player, and wireless headphones, keyboard
and mouse.

Library West Room 229 is a media
viewing/video-conferencing room
which has the technology for users to
create and view various digital media,
using a library workstation. Also equipped
with aVHS/DVD/CD player and projector,
a maximum of 10 users can use this space
as a media viewing center. In addition,
this room serves as a location for global

For more information, visit the
Information Commons' reservation policy
page at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/hss/
infocommons/reservations.html or
contact the humanities and social sciences
reference department by telephone at
(352) 273-2665 or e-mail at LWmedia

Marilyn Ochoa
Humanities and Social Sciences
Reference Librarian

2 Library West dedication;
MSL digital signboard;
Course Reserves online form
3 Electronic Resources Unit;
Library Read-A-Thon
-' 4 Interim Director John Ingram;
New library catalog; Map and
Imagery Library new hours
5 Message from interim director
6 Suzy Covey, Barry Hartigan
7 Matthew Loving, new
romance languages librarian;
Michele Tennant awarded

-- 8 Roma Day exhibition

Marston Science Library
features new digital signboard

The Marston Science Library has implemented a digital signboard
system to enhance the usability of the building. Developed by
TTSS Interactive Products (http://www.ttss.com/), this 46-inch
LCD monitor is programmable and is currently displaying library
database information and messages, calendars of events, schedules
of classes and other graphics. It also has the ability to display
live TV and video. Sara Russell Gonzalez, science librarian and
coordinator of the TTSS project, commented,"This system is an
effective way to keep our patrons informed about what's going on
at the library" For more information, contact Gonzalez at

Kathryn Kennedy
Engineering Outreach Librarian

Page 2 Library News

Course Reserves to add
new online request form

Course Reserves is happy to announce a new online form, which is an
efficient and fast way to submit requests for course reserves beginning
with Summer 2007. Please check the UF library webpage http://www.
uflib.ufl.edu and click on "Course Reserves" for instructions on how to
submit your requests online. We will offer several training sessions on
how to submit your Reserves requests online beginning in May. Please
check the website for announcements.
Michelle Foss
Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Smathers Library


Convenient location:
Smathers Library (East) first floor

Mon-Thurs 10-3; Fri 10-2

Quality pre-owned books~

at affordble price

B beginning on March 28,2007, the
acquisitions and licensing department
of the George A. Smathers Libraries
has a new work unit dedicated solely
to electronic resources. The electronic
resources unit will be responsible for the
ordering, licensing, maintenance and
access to all databases, electronic
journals and electronic books purchased
by the libraries.

With much of the libraries' materials
budgets now devoted to electronic
resources, the Smathers Libraries'
technology services division believes this
new unit will be a timely addition for the
continuing evolution of print to electronic
formats at the University of Florida.

The electronic resources unit will be
headed by Assistant University Librarian
Doug Kiker.As it begins its early efforts,
the unit will be composed of support
staff members Jay Wiese and Jessica
York. Together they will focus on
streamlining the speed at which new
electronic resources can be acquired and
made available. The electronic resources
unit will also perform a primary role in
improving the ease of access to electronic

resources that are already a part of the
University of Florida's offerings.

During the past ten years the University
of Florida and most academic libraries
have experienced a sea change in the way
purchased materials have been made
available to their users. Changes to online
formats have presented licensing and
access challenges that were not a part
of acquiring print books and journals.
Faculty and students can expect to find
more effort on behalf of the electronic
resources unit to bring up new databases,
e-journals, and e-books in a timely
manner. The unit will also serve as the
primary triage in fixing broken electronic
links and correcting inaccurate online
date ranges for e-journals. As the new
electronic unit gains more experience
in using some of the newer tools at its
disposal, it is hoped University of Florida
users will also encounter fewer expired
online subscription notices or blocked
access due to discrepancies between
e-resource providers and the library.

Although most users find online formats
to have distinct advantages, they often
entail some frustrating characteristics

Electronic Resources Unit: Jessica York,
Doug Kiker (head) and Jay Wiese

for faculty and students as well as library
staff. Users of online resources prefer
to find them easily and experience
seamless access to the information they
are searching. The Smathers Libraries
technology services division has designed
the new electronic resources unit to
address many of these needs and has
staffed it with staff who are skilled and
suited to assist. Through detailed
e-resource maintenance and increased
attention to resolving online access
problems, Smathers Libraries are
confident that the new electronic resources
unit will play an integral role in the
service provided to users of online
databases, e-journals, and e-books.
Head, Electronic Resources Unit

to listen during the smathers Libraries literature. Monday will be international photos beginning with 1969 ot art trom
fifth annual celebration of reading: the day, Tuesday is children's literature day, the 34th Street wall.
Read-a-Thon, to be held Monday, Wednesday is Florida history day and
April 9 through Thursday,April 12 on Thursday is open topic day. Information and sign-ups are available
the Plaza of the Americas. at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/

Two other inaugural library events will
also be held on the Plaza during the


Library News '-' Page 3

John6 In tae o ver aIs tr m i6 d o ir s 6 0 i

On February 1, Dr. John Ingram
began serving as Interim Director of
University Libraries. Ingram has been with
the libraries for twelve years, most recently
serving as Deputy Director of University
Libraries since 2004 and Director for
Collections since 2000. He previously
had served as chair of the Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections for
six years beginning in 1994.

During his tenure as interim director,
Ingram anticipates bringing closure
to some of the initiatives and projects
implemented over the last few years.
Specifically, he looks forward to
completing Library West renovations and
improving the usability of its resources.
He also seeks to "set the stage for the new
Dean of Libraries to come in, and to make
that transition as smooth as possible."

Ingram spent the majority of his career
working at Colonial Williamsburg for the
Department of the Library. From 1984
to 1994 he served as Curator for Library
Special Collections, and during that time
he also held positions as acting director
of the Foundation Library and Research
Division Coordinator for the Bruton

Heights Education Center. He began
his career as a research archivist and
manuscripts processor, both at Colonial
Williamsburg and at Brown University.
Ingram holds a Ph.D. in Slavic linguistics
from Brown University and a master's
degree in Russian language and literature
from Fordham University.

In describing his twelve years in academic
librarianship at UF, he said,"I enjoy being
able to interact with a large student body,
an engaged student body, because it allows
me to participate in a vitality that you
can't get anywhere else. I never expected
to be in an academic library," he stated,
"...or to be at UF, or to be working with
general collections, or to be able to serve
as the library director. These have all been
unexpected and welcome opportunities."

Reflecting on those accomplishments
that have meant the most to him during
his tenure at UF, he quickly pointed
to the unification of the traditional
Special Collections units with the
Area Studies collections to form the
current Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections.While chair of that
department he also started a formal

exhibitions program, and worked to open
the collections to a wider audience.

"I am extremely proud of welcoming all
communities into the libraries," he stated.
"In particular, I have enjoyed welcoming
and engaging the African-American
community and their collections
to the libraries." He summed up his
accomplishments stating that he enjoys
"getting the best possible resources for our
clientele for the best possible price."

Ingram anticipates the upcoming
transition period for the libraries with
excitement and optimism.

"The libraries have a wonderful staff"'
he stated."I have no doubt that the
libraries will continue to change to meet
the evolving needs of the university and
community we serve."

John Nemmers l
Descriptive and
Technical Services Archivist,
Special andArea Studies (_Cllcti s i_ I

New library catalog
coming soon

An improved library catalog interface,
based on Endeca software, will be
implemented during the summer. Users
will see the return of a current, integrated
state-wide catalog in addition to our local
catalog. The software will make it easier
for users to search the library catalog and
better understand their results. Endeca
also provides more flexibility for future
catalog enhancements that will facilitate
resource discovery. UF and Florida's other
state university libraries will follow the
success of North Carolina State University
libraries which applied Endeca software
to its library catalog early in 2006.

:o expand hours

in response to user requests, the
S Map and Imagery Library,
located on the first floor of
S Marston Science Library, has
announced expanded hours,
beginning March 26. The new
hours will be 8:30 a.m. -
S7:00 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.-
-')0 p.m. Sunday (beginning
April I). Contact the Map and Imagery
Libri .y \ith questions at (352) 273-2825.

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Suzy Covey

Suzy Covey
(formerly Suzy
Shaw) retired in
late 2006 from
the Smathers
Libraries as a a h
university librarian
emerita. Her
career spanned a
period of enormous change in the way in
which academic libraries acquire,store and
disseminate information. The progress of
her career, from a bibliographic searcher to a
digital expert, mirrors these changes. Covey
answered a series of questions about her
career, the changes in our libraries and her
future plans.

When did you first start working
at the UF Libraries?
My first job at UF was bibliographic
searching in acquisitions. That was in
1965, shortly after I arrived in Gainesville
with my husband, who had taken a faculty
position in architecture. I'd previously
been a student assistant at the UC Berkeley
Library, working for the Slavic studies
bibliographer. The library had a policy then
against hiring faculty wives,but decided to
make me a test case -they couldn't resist
my Slavic language skills, I guess. After a
few months as a searcher, which involved
verifying order card information in huge
bound volumes of Library of Congress
catalog cards, I was promoted to fill a vacant
librarian position in what would become the
receiving unit. The work was so much more
interesting that I decided to go to library
school at FSU, and did so during the 1966-67
academic year. When I returned, I took a job
in cataloging. Those were the days of typed
catalog cards, of course. (Kem: some ofyou
may remember that not only were the
library holdings on cards in files but that
penciled notations of for example, the death
date of an author, would be added on the
cards as needed.)

What has been your most
rewarding professional
assignment at UF?
The advent of computers was a turning
point in my career -suddenly everything
became new and interesting again.
Probably the most rewarding assignment
was supervising the COMCAT retrospective
conversion project in 1975. I'm very proud

Carol Ritzen Ker
Department of Collection
Management Ii./,. t's/1'.



of the work we did using the brand-new
OCLC system; it formed the basis of our
eventual online catalog. I also thoroughly
enjoyed my forays into programming: the
"How to Search OCLC"training game, and
the pre-Web "CyberLib" system.

Was there a colleague or member
of the university community who
was especially influential in the
development of your career and/
or your professional interests?
Yes,but it would be impossible to name
just one. Jane Stevenson encouraged me to
go to graduate school. Martha Jane Zachert
was a wonderful inspiration and mentor
once I got there. Frances MacDonald taught
me how to catalog and Jean Hixson was
supportive of me throughout my career.
Sally Bethea pointed me in the direction of
computerized instruction. My networking
and Internet efforts were aided by David
Nessel and Dave Pokorney of NERDC and
Bill Covey convinced me I could actually
write computer code -or indeed do
anything I set my mind to. I am grateful to
all of them

What are your plans now?
Retirement offers the opportunity to
pursue my recent interest in comics
scholarship. UF has the start of a fine
comics collection including both comic
books and newspaper strips. My plan is
to do volunteer work toward making it
more readily available to the public for
both study and enjoyment. Finding ways
to make the literary, artistic and cultural
information found within comics more
accessible is a longer range goal that
will allow me to continue my work with
encoding comics with XML.

When you search the libraries catalog from
your office, locate an online resource from
that catalog and find a full text document
available for your use, remember the work
of Suzy Covey and her contribution to the
revolution in libraries over the last thirty
years. And, as her final answer indicates,
she isn't finished yet!

Library News '- Page 6

Barry Hartigan

Barry Hartigan -
retired in March
after over thirty
three years at
the UF Libraries.
Hartigan came
to UF after
earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy
from Brown University (1965) and a
master's degree in library science from
the University of Minnesota (1972). He
started his career at UF in July 1973, when
he worked in both the engineering and
physics libraries, located in Weil Hall and
Williamson Hall, respectively.

Early 1987 brought about a great change
for the sciences,when all of the separate
subject-specific libraries merged into what
was then the Central Sciences Library
and today is the Marston Science Library.
Hartigan emphasized that integrating all
of the separate libraries into one collection
was one of the major achievements he will
cherish from his experiences here.

During that time, the UF Libraries took the
first step to where it is now electronically,
when indexes such as Wilson were being
loaded by the Florida Center for Library
Automation (FCLA). This was also when
the science librarians made the decision
to abandon the card catalog and put all
their confidence in the online catalog.
Hartigan said this transition from print to
electronics gave librarians so many more
customizable service possibilities. Users
now get what they want, when they want it,
and where they want it.

Hartigan pointed out that this revolution
from print to electronic resources has not
been well-publicized. The UF Libraries'
ability to deliver information electronically
has improved the productivity and cost-
effectiveness of the way we do business,
especially in comparison to when print
resources reigned. Providing electronic
delivery of information to researchers allows
them to be more competitive, especially
when applying for grant monies to fund
research. He sometimes feels that the
university believes libraries just naturally
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time and effort went into the reinvention of the
libraries to keep up with the changing nature of
the academic world. Hartigan finds this to be
another of the libraries'greatest achievements
during his time at UE

In addition, cooperative collection
management between the Science Library
and the Health Science Library has made
him very proud. Many studies on campus
require resources in both of these libraries,
and Hartigan is impressed by the way the
libraries serve areas of mutual interest on
campus. Moreover, he is impressed by the State
University System Libraries and how we have
all cooperated to provide the best services
to all of Florida's state universities. These
relationships have enhanced services to all and
have afforded opportunities for service and
instruction innovation.

Hartigan was active in Special Libraries
Association, American Library Association
and the American Society for Engineering
Education and also served on many library
and university committees.

When asked what he will miss, Hartigan said
he would miss his colleagues at the Marston
Science Library, including but not limited to
Denise Bennett, Carol Drum, Vernon Kisling,
and all of the staff, and those in the rest of the
UF Libraries, including Shelley Arlen, Sam
Gowan, Stephanie Haas and John Ingram.
Hartigan emphasized that the Marston Science
Library has been fortunate with personnel, as
every person is an excellent source of ideas on
how to improve the libraries and also because
there is a wonderful service philosophy, where
everyone wants to do the best to provide for
the science community. He also said that he
will miss the contacts across the campus,
including those in the College of Engineering
whom he says are first rate and remarkable.

He hopes the libraries will continue to flourish
in the future, changing whenever the winds
shift. During his much-deserved retirement,
Hartigan is looking forward to visiting family,
traveling and playing golf across the country
and around the world. He also mentioned that
he would like to try not to get fat, as he does
enjoy good food and wine. His funny jokes
and creative ideas will be sorely missed in the
UF Libraries, and everyone wishes him the
best in his retirement.

Kathryn Kennedy f
Engineering Outreach Librarian

Matthew Loving named the new
romance languages and area studies librarian

SA atthew Loving is the new romance languages and area studies
I librarian at Library West. Fluent in French with a reading proficiency
in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, he is responsible for overall
development, management and coordination of library resources in
all formats for the romance languages/area studies collections and the
S. ^ history of southern Europe. He also provides library instruction and
reference and research assistance.

Prior to his work at UF, Loving served as a reference/access services
librarian at Texas A&M International University, and has worked as a reference librarian since January
2000. He served as a reference librarian at the American Library in Paris for three years. It is an
American cultural center and library located not far from the Tour Eiffel in Paris and has existed since
the ALA began sending books to the troops serving in France during the First World War.

Loving has a master's degree in French from the University of Cincinnati (2005), a master's degree
in library and information science from the University of South Florida (2002) and a Magisttre
de Langue et Civilisation Francaises au Centre Experimental d'Etude de La Civilisation Francaise
from the Universite de Paris IV- Sorbonne (2001). A scholar, Matt finished his masters thesis,"The
library of the other: the importance of the library/archive in Francophone literature" while living in
Manhattan and working as research librarian for the international law firm, Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
He has a bachelor's degree in English and French literature from the University of Georgia (1994).

Loving plans to visit his departments to keep faculty and students informed about how the library
can aid their research. He is interested in the opportunity to help UF scholars locate appropriate
European sources for their research. His experience as a scholar and training as a librarian enable
him to anticipate and relate to the needs of researchers in his assigned disciplines. He would
like to continue his research into the literary salons of famed French librarian Charles Nodier
and their influence on the development of the Romantic Movement in France. In 2002 he was
awarded a Visiting Scholar permit by Bibliothtque national de France and published Charles
Nodier: the Romantic Librarian. Further, he plans to participate in the academic activities of the
Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries,working to improve relations and
understanding between French and North American librarians.

Marilyn Ochoa
Humanities and Social Sciences
Reference Librarian

Dr. Michele Tennant awarded two fellowships

Dr. Michele Tennant of the Health Science Center Library has won two fellowships from
the Medical Library Association. The first fellowship is the David A. Kronick Traveling
Fellowship, which provides Tennant support for travel and research that promote excellence
in the field of health sciences librarianship. She proposes to explore models for library-based
support for Bioinformatics programs. Her travels with the fellowship monies will take her
to Vanderbilt, Harvard, Pittsburgh and \ I, 11,i ol..~l University medical libraries. The second
fellowship is the Lindberg Research Fellowship, an award of up to $25,000. The purpose of this
fellowship is to fund research aimed at expanding the research knowledge base, linking the
information services provided by librarians to improved health care and advances in biomedical
research. She plans to "explore the bioinformatics information seeking skills and information needs
of a diverse set of biomedical and biological researchers, students and instructors through online
assessment, focus groups and observation of search paths." '
Kathryn Kennedy
Engineering Outreach Librarian

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fife o/fmong the Romanies:

The ieiloic Past & 'Present

Exhibition LECTURES. ilm scmritHihs, VII)E() & SLIDE SHOW and performances

The George A. Smathers Libraries is
celebrating International Roma I'.ti
through a series of exhibitions, lectures,
video and slide show performances and a
film screening.

This series is desigiid to' ,i':,' r: ,: lti'.il
awareness of the EuI i R:-[,I. m, i i G_% [,sic S I
ethnic group for UF stiudc !si. t.jt ..iid t.Aci ltu
as well as the Gairi, ll !c ':',:!!!ii iiii All ci!i!r
are free and open rto: rIhic ItLi'II

The series bc;gii,!i!!,; ':'!,ii l..j! i l 1-. 21:11- is
entitled Life Amol ri- c kI:!,..!!.cs TIc HEr'i:
Past and Present.

The scheduled eveiirs C ,::'iini t11, u: r! .A! \Iii :.
This educational program was designed by
Alena Aissing, Germanic, Slavic Studies, and
European History Selector who can be contacted
at alena@uflib.ufl.edu or call (352) 273-2637.
1.'i., i,,i Gundersen
Collection Management

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
P.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
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An equal opportunity institution
Coverphoto:Allen H. Neuharth Journalism
& Communications Library

Friday,March 23,2:00-5:00 PM Smathers Library (EastL, 2nd lioor and room 100

March 27,7:00 PM Reitz Union Cinema
The 1;,,, ij I -' Gypsies by director Erii I\LI ustu,:.

Monday. Mlar h 19.2:00-4:00 PM Simathers Librar) IEast),room 100
Pl \\. Irn i \\\ i.. ti1i, Distinguished 'ri Ak ss':i : rIhl Levin College of L.i.-, UF.
"G '.. s L.G% ,: R !ii.ii.mi Legal Tradin':,is ..,1d i1,,ltunc'
MondaMNarch 2. 3:00-5:00 PM Keene Faiult) Center, Dauer Hall
Edit r N.ci.L1cxtuici Center for European tudices, "L :'!.,i Educit.:in':! and
iItC n i-.ol :ln 1.lS6c Stludy: Huri.;l.i cI Ctt.lc .lind slide sh: i.l
Wednesday. April 4.3:00-5:00 PM Sinathers Librar) (East),room 100
ic !ink! H Iu i: PLI i i,!o,Visiti : A.ssist.! I ',:kt- ss,: f :t ..,., Fl: !id., Coastal School
ot Lav,, Jaclson ilk, Fl:"The Spanish Roma: Gitano Cu LIu .i11 in r. Flamenco
and Legal Governance" (lecture and slide show)
Thursday. April 5.2:00-5:00 PM Sinathers Library (East) room 100
Dr. Geoffrey G ck s. -,ss,:,:.irc Tri:,k ss:,i :,! History, Department of History, UF:
"Gypsies and Iric H:,l: :..LIur I I:LIc ..I id screening of F i, i,,,, Europe'
Gypsies in the i./ ii, i .. d,: il!ic I! r.i V film, 2002)

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FA Libraries
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Gainesville, FL 32611-7001

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