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Downtime for Informaworld

Monday, November 9th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Informaworld will not be available Tuesday, November 10th, from midnight to 5:00 a.m.

We use the Informaworld database to access the full-text of articles from scientific publishers like Taylor & Francis and Routledge.

NetLibrary outages

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

We are currently experiencing difficulties with our NetLibrary e-book collection. We are seeing a copyright message appear every 4-5 pages and we are getting reports that users are getting bumped out of NetLibrary with the message: “This eContent is not included in your library’s collection and is unavailable for viewing.”

To fix the copyright message issues, NetLibrary has scheduled a fix for which they have to bring down all of their servers on Friday, November 6th, to make the fix. They are also working on the other problem.

NetLibrary is the USF Libraries’ biggest e-book collection.

Errors in APA Style 6th edition

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

The American Psychological Association released last week dozens of corrections to the brand new 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The first printing of the Manual was published in July. A very popular citation style, the Manual is used in psychology, as well as in education, sociology, economics, business, nursing and justice administration, among other fields.

The USF Poly Library has the first printing of the 6th edition. Waiting to see how and when we will obtain a copy of the second printing, a printout of the corrections are with the copy we own presently (Reference BF76.7 .P83 2010) (as you can imagine, some are calling to the APA to send free replacements). The link to the corrections is also listed below. We are also listing four new sample papers (not printed out):

Florida Publishers Association 2009 President’s Book Awards

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Listed below are the books honored by the FPA President’s Book Awards. There are 16 different categories and one special category, President’s Pick, chosen by FPA’s President, Chris Angermann, of New Chapter Publisher, Sarasota, FL.

PICTURE BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — Adventures of Countess Pigula: “Up, Up and Away!” written and illustrated by Karen Freysinger, published by “A-Ha!” Elora Danan Productions, Inc. (Estero, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — Airport Mouse Explores on Opening Day by Ruth E. Clark, illustrated by Phil Jones, published by Hibiscus Publishing (Naples, FL); Airport Mouse Becomes a VIP/VIM World Traveler by Ruth E. Clark, illustrated by Phil Jones, published by Hibiscus Publishing (Naples, FL); and, Kersplatypus by Susan Mitchell, illustrated by Sherry Rogers, published by Sylvan Dell Publishing (Mount Pleasant, SC)

FLORIDA FICTION FOR CHILDREN

  • Gold Medal Winner — Florida Santa: Is He Real? How Do We Know It? by Ruth E. Clark, illustrated by Sarah Caterisano, published by Hibiscus Publishing (Naples, FL)

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — Unlock Your Educational Potential by Dr. Brian R. Haig and Jeffrey D. Haig, published by Maximize Your Education (Irvine, CA)

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — A Cord of Three Strands by Holly Moulder, published by White Pelican Press (Sharpsburg, GA)

CHILDREN’S FICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — The Mysterious Jamestown Suitcase: A Bailey Fish Adventure by Linda Salisbury, published by Tabby House (Mineral, VA)
  • Silver Medal Winners — Jonathan’s Journey to Mount Miapu by Ellen Wolfson Valladares, illustrated by Maureen Burdock, published by Argami Productions, LLC (Weston, FL); and Ghost of the Chicken Coop Theater: A Bailey Fish Adventure by Linda Salisbury, published by Tabby House (Mineral, VA)

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — Kiddish Yiddish: Jewish Traditions & Culture in Rhyme by Barbara Feltquate, illustrated by Tom Post, published Bardolf & Co. (Sarasota, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — Isabelle’s Dream: A Story and Activity Book for a Child’s Grief Journey by Betsy Bottino Arenella, published by Quality of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)

ADULT NONFICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — Everyday Symbols for Joyful Living by Dianne Durante, Ed.S., published by of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery by Philip H. Talbert, published by Astral Publishing (Fort Lauderdale, FL); and Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss by Eric Hipple, published by Quality of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)

MEMOIRS

  • Gold Medal Winner — Captured Horizons: An Artist’s Journey by Michael Judge, published by New Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy Into Triumph by Loretta “Faith” Harris, published by Children’s Heart Publishing Company (Orlando, FL); and, The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery by Philip H. Talbert, published by Astral Publishing (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

FLORIDA FICTION FOR ADULTS

  • Gold Medal Winner — Promise to Poppy: A Bath Pond Book by Lowell Teal (Windermere, FL)

FLORIDA NONFICTION FOR ADULTS

  • Gold Medal Winner — Treasured Waters: The Indian River Lagoon by Richard A. Kelly and Camille S. Yates, published by Pioneer River Press (Fort Pierce, FL)

ADULT FICTION

  • Gold Medal Winner — MillTown by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (Punta Gorda, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — Alex and the Color of the Wind by Piero Rivolta, published by Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL)

INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Gold Medal Winner — Tastefully Small Finger Sandwiches: Easy Party Sandwiches for All Occasions by Kim Hendrickson, published Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — ColorAlchemy: Self-Mastery with the Endless Supply of Color written and designed by Jami Lin, published by Earth Design, Inc. (Venice, FL)

COVER DESIGN

  • Gold Medal Winner — Tastefully Small Dessert Canapés: Bite-Sized Sweets for Easy Entertaining by Kim Hendrickson, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — Jazz from Row Six: Photographs 1981–2007 by Jean Germain, published by New Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL); and, Promise to Poppy: A Bath Pond Book by Lowell Teal (Windermere, FL)

COFFEE TABLE BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — Jazz from Row Six: Photographs 1981–2007 by Jean Germai, published by Chapter Publisher (Sarasota, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winner — Treasured Waters: The Indian River Lagoon by Richard A. Kelly and Camille S. Yates, published by Pioneer River Press LLC (Fort Pierce, FL)

BUSINESS BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — The Complete Guide to Robert’s Rules of Order Made Easy: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by Rita Cook, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)
  • Silver Medal Winners — The Complete Guide to Understanding, Controlling and Stopping Bullies & Bullying at Work: A Complete Guide for Managers, Supervisors, and Co-Workers by Margaret R. Kohut, MSW, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL); and, The Secret Power of Blogging by Bruce C. Brown, published by Atlantic Publishing Company (Ocala, FL)

POETRY BOOK

  • Gold Medal Winner — East of Pouring by William Drew Weinbrenner, published by Ahewlu Productions LLC (Orlando, FL)

PRESIDENT’S PICK

  • Gold Medal Winner — Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss by Eric Hipple, published by Quality of Life Publishing Company (Naples, FL)

Reminder about online open door seminars

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

We invite you to our open door, hands-on seminars, in Elluminate:

Database Searching
Monday, October 12, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.

Meeting Link: http://131.247.100.61:80/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1253029103795
Add to Calendar: http://131.247.100.61:80/build_calendar.event?meetingId=1253029103795
Starts: 10/12/2009 12:00 EDT
Ends: 10/12/2009 13:00 EDT

RefWorks
Tuesday, October 13, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

Meeting Link: http://131.247.100.61:80/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1253029261725
Add to Calendar: http://131.247.100.61:80/build_calendar.event?meetingId=1253029261725
Starts: 10/13/2009 12:00 EDT
Ends: 10/13/2009 13:00 EDT

These seminars are open to all; no registration required. The seminars are cancelled if no one is present 10 minutes after the hour.

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Enter your name at the login prompt.
This meeting does not require a password to join. Please leave the password field blank.

If this is the first time you will be using Elluminate, you may be prompted to download some software which may take anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes depending upon your Internet connection speed. You can pre-configure your system with the required software by going to the support page located at: http://131.247.100.61:80/support.help

Please make sure your computer has a microphone and speakers to be able to talk and hear while you are in the Elluminate meeting.

New interface for Lexis Nexis

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | 1 Comment »

Searching for Lexis Nexis in MetaLib (our helpful list of electronic databases), you will now find a Beta version of a new interface for this great resource for newspapers, industry and market news, legal news and research, company financial information,accounting, auditing and tax information, law reviews and case law. The full new interface will be officially released in December 2009.

The most dramatic changes are in the color scheme, the navigation menu, and the Easy Search form, which will more readily show the variety of sources and searches possible.

As of now, the Beta interface is not available off-campus. The old interface is still available, wether on- or off-campus. That’s why, in MetaLib, you will see two different listings for Lexis Nexis:

  • LexisNexis Academic (On and Off Campus Access)
  • LexisNexis Academic (BETA-On Campus Access only)

October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

President Obama has proclaimed this month “Information Literacy Awareness Month”.

Information literacy can be defined, as in the proclamation, “the ability to seek, find, and decipher information [that] can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical.”

Libraries and librarians are actively involved in information literacy and the USF Poly Library is no exception. We are available to help students either individually or in a class setting.

Open door seminars today and tomorrow

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

We invite you to our open door, hands-on seminars, in LTB 2153:

Database Searching
Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00PM
or
Thursday, October 1, 5:00-6:00PM
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.

RefWorks
Wednesday, September 30, 5:00-6:00PM
or
Thursday, October 1, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

These seminars are open to all; no registration required. The seminars are cancelled if no one is present 10 minutes after the hour.

Mid-October, the same seminars will be offered via Elluminate.

Banned Books Week starts today!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

This week is the 28th edition of National Banned Books Week. The USF Polytechnic Library is celebrating in many ways:

  • a display of challenged or banned books from our collections
  • quotes on freedom of expression, censorship and the freedom to read
  • our Read Out event, Tuesday September 29th, from 11:15AM to 1PM and 4:15PM to 6PM. Members of the campus community will be reading from banned or challenged books in 15-minutes increments on the patio outside the Library (LTB 1115)
  • drawing of two prizes during the Read Out event

Here are some interesting sites about Banned Books Week or the issues behind it:

Come and celebrate your freedom to read with us!

Read Out event: article in The Ledger

Monday, September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

This morning, in The Ledger newspaper, an article was published on the Library’s Read Out event on September 29th. During the event, we will be reading passages from banned or challenged books out loud.

We invite everyone on campus to participate in listening or reading (still good spots available). Please contact the librarian, Catherine Lavallée-Welch, if you’re interested in reading (863-667-7737; clw@poly.usf.edu).

 

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