|New Series, No. 20||Newsletter of James White Library||October/November 1996|
ALICE IN ACTION
The newly formed Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE) has signed its first contract to share electronic databases among Adventist libraries. The initial group of databases is from Silver Platter, and includes CINAHL (nursing), ERIC (education), HealthStar (formerly HealthPlan, health care management), Medline, MLA Bibliography (language and literature), PsycINFO (Psychological Abstracts), Social Work Abstracts, and Sociofile (Sociological Abstracts). All eight of these databases are now available either as text-based systems (telnet library) or on the web (http://www.andrews.edu/library and go to Electronic Databases).
These eight join other external databases made available over the Internet, such as those on OCLC FirstSearch, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Anthropological Literature, and Britannica Online, as the library continues its plan to deliver information electronically to the "scholar's workstation." The databases are accessed from Silver Platter's server over the Internet.
ALICE was developed subsequent to meetings at Loma Linda last winter and at Columbia Union College in June, and officially was "born" on September 1. Inaugural members of the consortium were Andrews University, Columbia Union College, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, La Sierra University, Loma Linda University, Oakwood College, Pacific Union College, Southern Adventist University, Union College, and Walla Walla College. Eight of these are participating in the initial contract with Silver Platter.
Cooperation of this type allows the member libraries to achieve campus-wide networking of databases at a reasonable cost. In the future the consortium will no doubt grow to include Adventist libraries outside North America. Keith Clouten chairs the ALICE Council, and Harvey Brenneise is managing secretary of the consortium.
By December, the libraries plan to select and install a general periodical database which includes the full text of as many as 1,000 periodical titles. At Andrews, this will replace the tape-loaded Expanded Academic Index that the library has used for the past several years. In addition, ALICE is preparing to offer the ATLA Religion Indexes to its member campuses, and is evaluating business databases, also with full text. In the future, other databases such as those from the Institute of Scientific Information, BIOSIS, Books in Print, and others will be evaluated for possible addition to those offered through the consortium.
JAMES WHITE LIBRARY DIRECTORY (Please save this directory) Phone Room No. Acquisitions: Sallie Alger 6264 254 Adventist Heritage Center: Jim Ford 3274 160 ALICE: Harvey Brenneise 6242 271 Architecture Resource Center: Kathy Demsky 2418 Architecture Bldg Bibliographic Instruction: Wolfhard Touchard 6263 222 Building Manager: Josip Horonic 6117 125 Carrel Allocation: Josip Horonic 6117 125 Cataloging: Esther Tyler 6262 253 Circulation: Peggy Trimble 3267 280 Collection Development: Harvey Brenneise 6242 271 Director: Keith Clouten 3379 200 Interlibrary Loan: Sandra White 3506 231 Meeting Rooms: Wanda Cantrell 3264 200 Multimedia Center: Jess Oliver 6259 301 Music Materials Center: Linda Mack 3114 Hamel Hall Office Manager: Wanda Cantrell 3264 200 Patron Services: Rebecca Twomley 3549 281 Periodicals: Sharon Straw 3330 255 Photocopier Service: Josip Horonic 6117 125 Reference Services: Cynthia Helms 6260 221 SAIL: Carol Tasker 3319 120 SDA Periodical Index: Dan Drazen 3319 121 Seminary Reference: Warren Johns 6267 275 Stack Management: Josip Horonic 6117 125 Student Employment: Wanda Cantrell 3264 200 Systems Manager: Wendell Ward 3865 395 Technical Services: Sallie Alger 6264 254
WHEN FACULTY PURCHASE LIBRARY MATERIALS
Ordinarily, faculty submit requests and the library does the purchasing. But what happens when a teacher buys an item and asks to have it placed in the library? Please read on:
Reimbursement for Faculty Purchase of Library Materials
The library staff requests that faculty members ordinarily go through the regular acquisition procedures for items to be added to the library collection. However, we realize that occasionally you may pick up a book, video or other material at a conference or store. If this happens, please note the following:
1. Bring the item to the Head of Technical Services (Sallie Alger) and she will deliver it to the appropriate librarian for evaluation. The item will be evaluated using standard resource development policies and, in the case of videos, must be previewed by the selector. 2. If there is available funding and the library does not already have the item, it may be added to the collection. However, since the library will not pay invoices for items we have not ordered, please do the following after receiving notification that the item has been accepted: 1. Make a copy of the invoice (not statement) and attach a completed expense report form. 2. Send or bring these to Sallie Alger, who will see that you, or your department, is reimbursed through the normal expense report channels. 3. If the library does not add it to the collection, you are responsible for returning it to the place of purchase. 4. We cannot reimburse for item(s) without an invoice. Thanks for your cooperation.
FERNWOOD LIBRARY GETS BOOST
(Reprinted from The Fernwood Newsletter)
Many hearty thanks are due to The Architecture Resource Center of Andrews University for generously donating a computer that will allow Fernwood's Library to enter the world of computer technology. In addition, Director of the Center and Fernwood volunteer Kathleen Demsky donated a printer and Center staff member Bernard Helms has volunteered to help set up the equipment.
Fernwood's Library now will be able to use a software program on loan from Andrews that will help create an updated card catalog. Then Fernwood can develop a system of circulating materials that is more accessible and accountable (too many Fernwood books are lost). Fernwood's volunteer Library staff is excited about the prospects and looks forward to making the Library an even more important resource for staff, members, and visitors. Work on the project will continue through the winter with tangible results planned for next spring or summer.
Contributors to this issue of UNCLASSIFIED are Sallie Alger and Harvey Brenneise.
Editor: Wanda Cantrell
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Revised December 3, 1996