Volume 11, Issue 2
Utah Valley University
By Michael Freeman, Library Director
The Library is more and more frequently fielding requests for electronic journal packages, especially those specific to individual disciplines. We recognize this need to support quality university programs. The Library currently spends about $ 355,000 a year on digital journals and approximately $ 115,000 a year on print. Joint monies held in the Regents’ office deliver a core set of journal databases to all schools in the higher education system in Utah. These databases include all EBSCO databases, JSTOR, Project Muse, MLA International Bibliography, Mergent, BioOne, CINAHL, Institute of Physics ( IOP) journals, American Mathematical Society Journals, and Art Full- Text. In addition, UVU contributes money to a common state- wide pool that purchases America: History and Life, PsycINFO, ComAbstracts, and GenderWatch.
We welcome suggestions for additional databases and make these a part of the PBA process. Full- text databases can range from $ 4,000 a year to $ 35,000 a year. Any additional purchases must have new budget money ( knowing that inflation will be 5- 6% per year), and almost all new base money has gone to electronic journals. You can help us by informing your respective deans how important these databases are to you and your students. Deans need to present a united voice of support to the administration at PBA in order for the Library to respond to your need. Your support is both needed and appreciated.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
JOURNAL AND DATABASE REQUESTS
Borrowing Books from Other Academic Libraries
UVU Library by the Numbers
OneSearch at a Glance
News from Archives
Bibliography: Chinese Studies
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Food for Fines
The Library will be accepting donations of non- perishable food in lieu of fines between November 5 and December 14. All donations will be given to the Utah Food Bank.
For details on exchange rates, please ask at the first floor Circulation Desk.
Thanksgiving Break Hours
Wednesday, November 21 8: o0 AM to 5: 00 PM
Thursday, November 22 Closed
Friday, November 23 Closed
Saturday, November 24 8: 00 AM to 5: 00 PM
Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 26.
The Library will be open from 8: 00 AM to 10: 00 PM December 1 and December 8 ( Saturdays). We will also be open from 2: 00 PM to 10: 00 PM on December 2 and December 9 ( Sundays).
Business, Legal Studies
Education Master of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Business Management, Utah Valley University
Bachelor of Digital Media ( in progress), Utah Valley University
Ben can be reached by phone at x8423 or by email at wilsonbn@ uvu. edu. You can also visit him in his office ( LI 408).
LIBRARIAN SPOTLIGHT: BEN WILSON 3
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BORROWING BOOKS FROM OTHER UTAH ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
By Jacques d’Emal, Access Services Librarian
Many faculty and students don't know that they can visit other academic libraries across the state and borrow their books.
Every college and university library in the state is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium ( UALC). As members, we agreed to share resources with each other’s students and faculty.
When visiting another UALC library, you will register an account with that library. You will need to present your UVU ID card and another picture ID, generally your driver’s license. Some of the libraries may also require more information.
As you might expect, the University of Utah and Brigham Young University libraries lend the most to UALC members. On a recent Friday afternoon, the Marriott Library had over 600 items checked out to students and faculty from other UALC institutions. In 2010, the Harold B. Lee Library checked out over 2,800 items to members of UALC institutions and lent more than the 2,400 items through interlibrary loan.
Sadly, both of these libraries lose thousands of dollars’ worth of items every year to fraud. To help minimize their losses, they have stricter procedures for registering users.
The University of Utah, in addition to asking for a UVU ID and picture ID, will ask for proof that you are currently affiliated with a UALC institution. Students and faculty can do this by printing off a current class schedule.
BYU has one system in place for all non- BYU patrons. They require a UALC ID, a state ID, and proof of address. The in- library BYU police verify the state ID. The patron is then sent to another office to get a BYU ID card. This process takes at least 30 minutes.
Of course, if you do make use of one of the other libraries, you will be required to follow the borrowing rules of that library.
UVU LIBRARY BY THE NUMBERS
In September 2012:
Over 5,000 patrons entered the Library every hour.
Over 800 files were downloaded from Electronic Reserve every day.
Over 175 reserve textbooks were checked out to students every day. LIBCAST— THE UVU LIBRARY PODCAST
By Ben Wilson, Reference/ Instruction Librarian
The UVU Library publishes a monthly podcast called LibCast. The goal is to highlight services the Library offers to students and faculty in a creative, fun, and exciting way. Watching LibCast regularly can help students and faculty remain up to date on what is happening in the Library.
To view a LibCast visit the Library’s podcast page www. uvu. edu/ library/ podcast. html or YouTube Channel www. youtube. com/ user/ uvulib? feature= results_ main.
LIBRARIAN SPOTLIGHT: CATHERINE MCINTYRE
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History, Political Science, International Studies
Master of Library Science, Brigham Young University
Bachelor of History, University of Utah
Catherine can be reached by phone at x8821 or by email at mcintyca@ uvu. edu. You can also visit her at her office ( LI 302b) in the Archives suite.
LIBRARY NEWS BLOG
Keep up with the Library by following our new blog, the Library Connection, at http:// uvulibraryconnection. blogspot. com.
The blog will feature content specifically for UVU faculty such as new database announcements, updates on library services for faculty, bibliographies, and more! The Library Connection
By Kim Rollins, Reference/ Instruction Librarian
You’ve likely heard about or tried the new OneSearch tool that provides you with access to UVU Library’s entire collection via a single, customizable entry point. However, to get more controlled results you can take advantage of all of the available search modes, limiters, and expanders within the research tool. For example, from the home screen you can check the Library Catalog Only limiter to limit results to only those items available from UVU Library’s catalog or the Available in Library Collection limiter ( which restricts results to items from our online databases, e- journal vendors, institutional repositories, and content physically available in the Library).
You can still search specific databases using the Articles tab to find our databases by subject lists and the complete list of databases.
You can also search for items in the Library’s book, media, and map collections by clicking on the Books and Media tab.
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By Catherine McIntyre, Archivist
In September and early October, we interviewed four people in connection with the art exhibit at the Woodbury Art Museum, called “ Global Spotlight Russia: Pastoralism,” running through December 15. We edited the interviews into a nice ten- minute loop on a DVD that runs continually in the museum while the exhibit is open. By request of curator Melissa Hempel, we interviewed: Trent Olsen, an art student at BYU who also fulfilled an LDS mission to Russia; Dr. Rusty Butler, Associate Vice President of International Affairs at Utah Valley University and the Honorary Consul General for the Russian Federation in the State of Utah; Dodge Billingsley, who trains combat troops to be psychologically ready for war and is an avid collector of Russian art; and Ellie Sontag, who runs an art gallery in Salt Lake City and specializes in Russian pastoral art. If you attend the exhibit, be sure to look for the stand- alone screen and headphones where you can see and hear the interview clips!
I recently attended the Conference of the American Association for State and Local History ( AASLH) in Salt Lake City to promote the Mountain West Digital Library ( www. mwdl. org) and the Utah Digital Newspapers ( http:// digitalnewspapers. org). The Mountain West Digital Library is a free central search portal for digital collections from institutions in the Mountain West region, including our own Utah Valley University Digital Collections. The Utah Digital Newspapers provides free access to historical newspapers from around Utah. We had a great turnout at the conference. I’d be thrilled to provide information about these great free resources, which are made possible by the Utah Academic Library Consortium ( UALC), to any faculty member or department— just let me know!
And we’d like to congratulate newly- retired UVU professor Dr. Kathryn French, who won this year’s Gandhi Peace Award for her six years of work culminating in the Oral History of Utah Peace Activists project. We are honored to have worked with Dr. French to archive and digitize this important record of Utah peace and justice activists. The project interviews can be access at www. uvu. edu/ library/ archives/ peace. html.
GEORGE SUTHERLAND ARCHIVES NEWS
Catherine McIntyre attends the American Associations for State and Local History conference. The Library Connection
By Keith Rowley, Technical Services Librarian, and Annie Smith, Reference/ Instruction Librarian
There has been increased interest in China in the last few years and, in response, the Library has been busily adding books about Chinese politics, business, art and literature, society, and history to its collections. A simple search in our catalog for China or Chinese will bring up thousands of results, but here is a sampling of books to get you started. ( The Library also has several books by the most recent winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Mo Yao, on order. These will arrive in a few months.)
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BIBLIOGRAPHY: CHINESE STUDIES
By Annie Smith, Reference/ Instruction Librarian
Every semester, we add new research guides to an already extensive list. The guides cover both broad subject areas and specific issues to help students decide on topics for their papers.
The guides contain a list of books to provide valuable background information, recommended databases, and vetted websites. By using the guides, students can be sure that they’re getting the best possible start on their research projects.
We get ideas for new guides from controversial issues that appear on the news and from popular topics we hear at the Reference Desk, but we’re always on the lookout for more topic ideas. If you have an idea for a research guide, please let us know by contacting Annie Smith at x8752 or smithan@ uvu. edu.
As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything
HC 430. C 6 G 469 2010
Breaking Through: The Birth of China’s Opening- Up Policy
HC 427.92 L 368 2009
Brief History of Chinese Civilization
DS 721. S 3675 2005
Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Ebrey, Patricia Buckley
DS 706. E 37 2010
Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China
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China: A Modern History
DS 774. D 56 2010
China from the Inside Out: Fitting the People’s Republic into the World
Keith, Ronald C.
DS 706. K 45 2009
Chinamerica: The Uneasy Partnership that will Change the World
HC 106.84 J 66 2010
China’s New Order: Society, Politics, and Economy in Transition
HN 733.5 W 3624 2006
China’s Rising Global Profile: The Great Power Tradition
Pant, Harsh V.
JZ 1734. P 36 2011
Chinese Aesthetics and Literature: A Reader
Dale, Corinne H.
PL 2261. C 48 2004
Chinese History: A Manual
Wilkinson, Endymion Porter
DS 735. W 695 2000
Chinese Writers on Writing
PL 2516.5 A 87 C 45 2010
Consuming China: Approaches to Cul- tural Change in Contemporary China
HS 430. C 6 C 665 2009
Decisive Encounters: The Chinese Civil War, 1946- 1950
Westad, Odd Arne
DS 3777.54 W 463 2003
Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han
Lewis, Mark Edward
DS 735. L 42 2010
End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity
DS 779.4 W 36 2009
From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China
JQ 1516. G 63 2007
In Search of Paradise: Middle- Class Liv- ing in a Chinese Metropolis
HD 7368. K 86 Z 43 2010
Peasant Nationalism and Communist Power: The Emergence of Revolutionary China
DS 777.53 J 58 2008
Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online
JQ 1516. Y 35 2011
Religious Question in Modern China
BL 1803. G 66 2011
Sources of Chinese Tradition
De Bary, William Theodore
DS 721. S 68 2000
Understanding Contemporary China
Gamer, Robert E.
DS 706. U 47 2008
Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System
Link, E. Perry
PL 2303. L 543 2000
Witness Against History: Literature, Film, and Public Discourse in Twentieth Century China
PL 2303. B 73 2003 THE LIBRARY CONNECTION
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