New additions to our nearly 200 library databases include:
Films on Demand Master Academic: Over 6,000 streaming educational videos from a wide range of disciplines. Stream the videos online from anywhere and you can link to them or embed them into your D2L course.
Counseling & Therapy in Video: From Alexander Street Press, over 800 streaming videos related to counseling, social work, psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatric counseling.
ArtSource: From EBSCO, this database covers fine arts, decorative arts, commercial arts, and architecture. It includes over 600 full-text journals, over 200 full-text books, and over 60,000 images.
Civil War Collection (Accessible Archives): Primary source materials from the U.S. Civil War time period, including selected midwestern and southern newspapers, soldiers’ journals, the memoirs of military leaders, and regimental histories of selected units.
Faculty and staff are invited to Cofrin Library’s Open House on Thursday, August 29 from Noon to 1:30pm on the 4th floor of the library!
We have a new website, a powerful new search tool – Search@UW – and new services and resources to show off. Come and meet with library staff from different department areas to get tips and advice for using the library’s resources in your classes, or for your own research.
Snacks will be provided and attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes.
Lots of changes at Cofrin Library in the past year – new equipment, new resources, new staff – it’s hard to keep up! With that in mind, we’re having a party! All faculty and staff are invited to a Library Open House – An Afternoon of Desserts and Snacks at the Library – on Wednesday, August 29 from Noon-1pm on the 4th floor of Cofrin Library.
Whether it’s popular reading or research materials, new databases, or equipment like iPads and digital cameras, come learn more about the vast services, resources, and spaces for faculty, staff, and students.
You will have the opportunity to meet with staff from around the Library as we show you how each department contributes to making research easier for you as well as your students. Besides research, we also have exciting spaces to accommodate a variety of faculty, staff, and student needs.
Need further incentive? Besides desserts and snacks, all faculty and staff who attend will be entered to win door prizes! In addition, faculty members will have the opportunity to apply for a research fellowship: The Council of UW Libraries has established The University of Wisconsin Research Network, an annual program that offers access to UW-Madison’s electronic collections for selected faculty across the UW System. Cofrin Library will select 8 faculty members who attend this event to participate in the research program. Recipients will be given access to the vast electronic resources available through UW Madison for the period of one academic year.
The Library staff is busy working on a number of exciting projects this summer. While we will be sharing more details of these projects later in the summer there are a few changes worth noting now.
- Video Collection is moving back into the Library. We are excited to have the video collection back in library. This move means that the collection will be available now in the evenings and on weekends. It also means that we will be able to make most of the collection available for browsing. The change will however mean a change in the way we “hold” videos for classes, more details about that will be coming later in the summer. The collection will continue to be available at Media Services until the beginning of August.
- Music Collection is now available for browsing. The CD music collection is now located on the 3rd floor around the corner from the circulation desk. You can now browse through the CDs grouped by category rather than having to look something up in the online catalog. (Suggestions are welcome for category changes.)
- E-Reserves service is ending. For the past year we have been encouraging faculty to put their electronic reserves into their D2L courses instead of in our e-reserves system with the goal of being able to end this service. Posting readings into a D2L course has many advantages over e-reserves: 1) it is where students prefer to go to get the material; 2) D2L is more user friendly allowing quicker access to the documents; 3) faculty are able to see which students have accessed the materials and for how long; 4) better copyright compliance because of the limited access.
We will be providing you with more details on all of the exciting changes later this summer, but if you have any questions about these particular changes now, please feel free to contact Paula Ganyard, Library Director, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emily Rogers, Public Services Coordinator, (email@example.com).
Have a great summer!