Bonnie's Library Tips: Posts from July 2010

Search the Library’s E-Journals and more…

The search box on the search box on the library home page was revamped this year.  It is far more useful for one stop searching across our e-journal content.  It also searches some of our databases and  our extensive array of in-house digital collections.

New E-Content Search Box (click image for larger view)

Give it a try and let us know what you think.  Of course you may need to use one of our databases as well if what you need is an in-depth search, but this is definitely a place to start.

A Year of New Service at OSUL

The library is changing fast thanks to the University Librarian Karyle Butcher’s enthusiasm for supporting new ideas and an influx of new librarians who work hard to take her up on this support.  Among other things, this year the library:

  • Initiated document delivery of journal articles to faculty on campus,
  • Began the migration of the Oregon Explorer portals to an open source software,
  • Ran a successful pilot project of 24 hours (Sunday-Thursday) service during spring term, supported in part by ASOSU,
  • Added “text-a-librarian” reference service in addition to our usual chat, email and walk-up service,
  • Arranged for patron access to many more e-books, and…

Thanks in no small part to the contributions from Extension and Experiment Station Publications and Forestry Communications, the ScholarsArchive@OSU, OSU’s institutional repository of digital documents  has grown this year and is ranked  23rd of 400 worldwide (see all institutions at: http://repositories.webometrics.info/top400_rep.asp) .