New Databases

Thanks to funding from the College of Education and feedback from our recent database trials, there are some new databases in GALILEO:  the Children’s Core Collection; the IGI InfoSci Book & Reference Collection; and 3 Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities:  Educational Curriculum & Methods; Educational Psychology & Administration; and Education Technology & Library Science.  Their funding has also added more education e-books to our Ebrary and NetLibrary accounts.
Children’s Core Collection (4 simultaneous users allowed) is the online version of Children’s Catalog, which is “a selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books and magazines for children from preschool through sixth grade, along with review sources and other professional aids for children’s librarians and school media specialists.”
IGI offers mainly information technology e-books, in full text with perpetual access.  The IGI books currently included in the database, which are also listed individually in the GIL library catalog, are:
Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining
Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking
Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges
Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions

Database Trial

The IBISWorld: U.S. Industry Reports contains in-depth surveys of 723 industries. Reports are usually 30-50 pages long. Reports cover industry segments, market characteristics, industry conditions, profiles of key companies, and industry outlook. There are numerous statistical tables, which can be exported to Excel. Reports are updated every four months.  We are holding a free trial and evaluation of this database through July 31; you’ll also find it listed in GALILEO.  Please let us know what you think!  Contact Dr. Bob Fernekes, Business Librarian, at [email protected] or Jonathan Harwell, Collection Development & Assessment Librarian, at [email protected] or make a comment here on Zach’s News!

Hot Doc: OSTI sports new look and improved navigation

The Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has improved navigation pathways to their myriad products and services.  In addition to a list of DOE databases by content type, they link to:

ScienceAccelerator.gov
Science.gov
WorldWideScience.org

New features include ‘Science Showcase’ and ‘From the Director’, highlighting exciting ideas, science information, tools and services. They also provide ideas on how to tag their website information via their ‘Suggested Tags cloud’ and offer an easy path to users’ favorite pages .

The ‘Read, Listen and Share’ box provides interactive features.

Check out the cool new OSTI website today!

Brought to you by Lori Lester, your very own Government Documents Librarian!

Gift from Henry Ford finds its way to Henderson Library

A rather plain-looking light rocker, backed and seated with woven cane, is now located in the Special Collections reading room. When it was first donated, by Dr. Robert M. Benson, Jr., it was in seriously damaged condition, the seat broken and some parts only a bundle of sticks. But carpenter Leroy Whitley of Physical Plant, with some help from Terry Hart and Michael Waters, restored it to intactness. It is still not for sitting, though.

The chair’s provenance makes it interesting. Bulloch County native R.J.H. DeLoach (1873-1964), after stints as principal of Statesboro High (1903-1905) and a botanist at the University of Georgia, had by 1917 become the Director of Agricultural Research at Armour and Company in Chicago. During this time he was a member of an exclusive club of a handful of intellectuals and businessmen known as the Vagabond Club. The group went on upscale camping trips across the North American Continent. His camping buddies included Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It was Ford who gave him this chair, ca. 1930. Ford occasionally visited DeLoach at his home on Savannah Avenue. Neighbors said they always knew when the generous Ford had been to town, because a new Ford car stood in the DeLoach driveway afterwards. Professor DeLoach began teaching Economics in 1932 at South Georgia Teachers College. He ended his career here in 1943. The chair was among items bought at an estate sale by Robert Benson, Sr. after Professor DeLoach’s death.

The Vagabond Club:  Professor DeLoach sitting at bottom of waterwheel & above (l-r), Edison, Harvey Firestone, Jr., John Burroughs, Henry Ford, & Harvey Firestone, Sr.

The Vagabond Club:  Professor DeLoach sitting at bottom of waterwheel, & above (l-r), Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, Jr., John Burroughs, Henry Ford, & Harvey Firestone, Sr.

This article was contributed by Marvin Goss, Head of Special Collections.  Photographs of the chair are by Steve Hooley, Technical Support Specialist.

June 9 faculty workshop on copyright and the new USG copyright policy

Zach S. Henderson Library and the Office of Legal Affairs present

The New USG Copyright Policy, and Using Copyrighted Works: What Is and Isn’t Considered Fair Use

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Room 1300, Henderson Library (bottom floor)

SUMMARY

The correct application of Fair Use in the college and university setting is often confusing and difficult to determine. In order to avoid having to pay statutory damages or worse, it is critical that everyone who is using copyrighted works for educational purposes knows exactly what they can and can’t use.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fair Use Decisions: Tips for Making Correct Determinations
    • Instructions for applying the fair use factors
    • How Fair Use affects handouts and other course materials
    • The T.E.A.C.H. Act, and other exemptions: What you need to know
  • Effect of Fair Use on Internet, Digital & Other Content
    • Use and creation of digital materials: Keys to compliance
    • Using copyrighted works in course management software
    • Fair Use & Creating web pages for your courses
  • Fair Use Liability Issues for Colleges & Universities
    • Personal and institutional liability issues you need to know
    • The latest legal and policy development affecting Fair Use
    • What copyright compliance means to your institution
  • Explanation of new University System of Georgia Copyright Policy and the responsibilities the policy places on faculty

SPEAKERS

Kevin Smith is the Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University. He holds a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University and a law degree from Capital University. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina. Kevin serves on Duke University’s Intellectual Property Board, the American Library Association’s Committee on Legislation Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and on the faculty of the Association of Research Libraries’ Institute on Scholarly Communications.

Lee Davis is Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs, Georgia Southern University.

Bede Mitchell is Dean of the Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University

More Database Trials and Evaluations

We invite you to explore two databases from IGI, as part of our ongoing development of our library wish list, pending availability of funding.

IGI InfoSci-Books and IGI InfoSci-Journals are both listed in GALILEO, and this free trial and evaluation will run through June 25.  Please tell us what you think, by contacting one of our Subject Specialist Librarians, or Jonathan Harwell, Collection Development & Assessment Librarian, at [email protected]

Database Trial and Evaluation

As the Zach S. Henderson Library continues with our library budget review,  with assistance from faculty campuswide, we need to know about resources that we should add to our wish list, pending availability of funding.  We invite you to try out the online resources offered by CQ Press, to which we have access through June 20.  This trial is also listed in GALILEO under “CQ Researcher & CQ Weekly” during the trial.  Please tell us what you think, by contacting one of our Subject Specialist Librarians, or Jonathan Harwell, Collection Development & Assessment Librarian, at [email protected]

The Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960

Please see below for a description of GALILEO’s newest database.

————- ANNOUNCEMENT ————-
The Middle Georgia Archives and Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960.

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/gastatefair

The Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960 online collection consists of 151 black-and-white photographs, and four advertising fliers, from the
Georgia State Fair records held by the Middle Georgia Archives at the Macon-Bibb County Public Libraries. These photographs document the
evolution of the state fair in Macon from 1886 until 1960. A group portrait of the executive committee of the Georgia State Agricultural
Society is the earliest piece in the collection. The majority of the photographs depict county agricultural exhibits whose function was to
promote a variety of farm produce and homemade items. These displays include cotton, seeds, vegetables, preserved food, clothes, quilts,
furniture, and more. Exhibits from the early 1940s are of interest due to the appearance of slogans supporting the World War II home front
effort. One notable picture during this era shows a demonstration of a community canning project. Displays for agricultural associations and
state government agencies, such as the Highway Department and the Fish and Game Commission, can also be seen in this collection. Other
photographs capture fair culture beyond the exhibitions: 4-H clubs, farm machinery, livestock judging, amusement rides, the midway, side shows,
food booths, and parades. Macon mayor B. F. Merritt appears in several photographs along with other notable Macon citizens. Former Georgia
governor Marvin Griffin is also pictured.

The Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960 is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Middle Georgia Archives as
part of Georgia HomePLACE. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

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Cuts, Freezes Widespread in Academic Libraries

Here’s an update from American Libraries about the impact of the economic climate upon academic libraries, including Emory and Georgia Tech.  Thanks to all the faculty who are helping us identify our essential subscriptions in the library budget review!

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information

Some of our database suppliers are providing the public with free access to information on the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

Check out the “Swine Flu (H1N1) Facts” icon in the middle of this page from Gale, to find free full-text articles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library (including e-reference books that we’ve purchased, which are available via GALILEO here; just click “Show All” to see the books in our GVRL collection).  Use the drop-down menu for “I want to know…” to access the Swine Flu Portal.

EBSCO and Dynamed are also offering clinical information about the virus for health care professionals here.

**Update:  Here’s the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (Thanks, JoEllen!)