The purpose of the Fountain-NewLibrary is to support the mission of Brewton-Parker College by working in cooperation with the faculty and staff to nurture and develop the whole student in a Christian learning environment. The library strives to achieve this purpose through its collections, facilities, personnel and services, which collectively uphold the liberal arts tradition of the College. Through the acquisition and management of relevant collections, the library seeks to fulfill the instructional and research needs of patrons in both the on-campus and external programs. The library aspires to maintain an environment conducive to intellectual
When the town of Perugia – a medium sized arts town and county town as well, with two universities, a rich cultural milieu and a strong library network – launched a project for the creation of a new public library, it was clear that a number of complex issues was going to turn up: the coexistence (or non-coexistence) in a single space of both historic and public library; the relationship between municipality and university; the most suitable architectural solutions for integrating a really newlibrary in a historical building; the library's economic sustainability; the accessibility of the building, situated in the town centre; the dialectic between functionality and wow factor; the connection of the newlibrary with the existing library network and the other cultural institutions; the relevance (or irrelevancy) of the library collection in today's public libreries. Actually these issues can be seen rather as an opportunity than as an obstacle: they will force all the sides involved in the project to find original and groundbreaking solutions, and will hopefully lead to an innovative library in every respect: librarianship, architecture and town planning.
storage, an archival preservation area, two gallery spaces –for Special Collections and thematic exhibitions, the library administrative ofﬁces, rare book conference room, multicultural collection reading room, and a reading area that will convert into a Community Events Center. The University Archives and Special Collections Department has been collecting materials since the late 1960s. The Archives collection consists of CSUDH records, local history collections (South Bay, Compton, Dominguez Family) and the Glenn Anderson Congressional Collection. The Archives is also the site of the California State University System-wide Archives. The Community Events Center will host receptions and library lectures. The Multicultural Collection Room will hold the Library’s exhibit collection of multiethnic books.
suggested, as the profession is not good at developing leaders, thus forcing academic libraries to look for leaders outside the profession (pp.75-76). While Barthorpe was only able to interview a small number of younger staff members for her research, she found they were receptive to leadership development opportunities although they thought the “slow turnover rate amongst staff in leadership roles” would be a barrier to leadership opportunities (pp.73-74). Several younger interviewees suggested the only way around this problem for younger staff would be relocating to another tertiary institution or organisation. Barthorpe argues that to negotiate change New Zealand tertiary libraries need a workforce plan, but currently no university library has one (p.93). In the meantime, the issue of finding skilled leaders could leave New Zealand academic libraries with the same problem Neal argues American university libraries are facing - open to reinterpretation and re-evaluation by individuals without the
This paper reports on a new multimedia-centred ICT module, called Fundamentals of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) for Postgraduate Information and Library Studies students at the Graduate School of Informatics at Strathclyde University. It had radical aims (introducing novel ICT skill content in a progressive manner, encouraging deep learning and self-directed study) and used a weekly survey and a post-module survey to investigate its operation. Skills learnt were compared to skills required during student placement in libraries. Conclusions are drawn as to its success in matching the needs of future library professionals.
This is the drop-down list of sublibraries that are available in the current library. If the component needs to be placed in the root of the library rather than inside any of the sublibraries, then select < No Sublibrary >. Once a sublibrary is selected, then the default values that were given in the sublibrary will be filled in by default. In this case the sample resistor will be placed inside PassiveComponents . Once the sublibrary is selected, the values that were entered in the PassiveComponents sublibrary defaults page will be entered by default.
(Incidentally, von Ranke’s personal library of some 20,000 volumes was pur- chased by Syracuse University in 1887. It is a cornerstone of our rare book collection and is a primary source for the investigation of Ranke’s own development as a historian.) More than a century later, and long after Ranke’s achievements in promoting his “scientific” approach to history had suffered their own reproof, the scrupulousness of Guicciardini’s work was vindicated by the efforts of his masterful biographer, Roberto Ridolfi. Exhibiting still greater passion for archival research than the Saxon critic, Ridolfi persuaded Count Paolo Guicciar- dini to allow him to help arrange his ances- tor’s papers and produce an inventory. In conjunction with this activity, Ridolfi published previously unknown writings of Guicciardini and important studies on the History of Ita ly that examined, for the first time, the original sources on which it was based and defended its accuracy.
Abstract. CALMAR, a newlibrary for adjustment has been developed. This code performs simultaneous shape and level adjustment of an initial prior spectrum from measured reactions rates of activation foils. It is written in C++ using the ROOT data analysis framework,with all linear algebra classes. STAYSL code has also been reimplemented in this library. Use of the code is very flexible : stand-alone, inside a C++ code, or driven by scripts. Validation and test cases are under progress. Theses cases will be included in the code package that will be available to the community. Future development are discussed. The code should support the new Generalized Nuclear Data (GND) format. This new format has many advantages compared to ENDF.
Abstract: “Space” plays crucial role for keeping the records in library and developments in Information Communication Technology (ICT) has brought many storage devices such as magnetic, optical, and Internet site for storing the information for present as well as future. Dropbox is one of the storage software is latest ICT oriented service, which offers virtual space for storing the digital content. It is a tool for storing all the files such as doc, photos, videos etc. and can be accessed and shared among the users form any part of the world using computers, tablets and smart phones. This paper is an attempt to discuss about Dropbox and its usefulness in library services.
mentation currently used in most state-of-the-art couplers for data transfer is inefficient when the parallel decompo- sitions of the sender and the receiver are different, and fur- ther revealed the corresponding performance bottlenecks. We showed that the butterfly implementation can outperform the P2P implementation in many cases but degrades the perfor- mance in some cases, for example when a small number of processes are used to run models or when the parallel decom- positions of the sender and receiver are similar. We therefore designed and implemented an adaptive data transfer library that automatically chooses an optimal implementation be- tween the P2P implementation and the butterfly implemen- tation and also further improves the performance based on the butterfly implementation through skipping some butter- fly stages. Compared to the P2P implementation, the adap- tive data transfer library can improve the performance of data transfer when the parallel decompositions of the sender and the receiver are different.
‘develop and publish guidelines for best practice to effect smoother interaction between members of the knowledge base supply chain’. However, years of mixing and matching systems in libraries in order to improve the service to users in such a rapidly developing area has resulted in a very complicated process within the library itself. Figure 1 shows in its simplest form that, without proper planning, one change will have many knock-on effects that were not there when the
This guide consists on a group of bio-biblio- graphic record cards that have a double aim, on the one hand they spread the work of these wri- ters among the general public promoting them on Internet, which, at the same time, it is a strategic active asset for positioning and making visible our own library on Internet. At the moment there are 82 writers and their published works included in the website; most of them are very young and others are not so, but all of them show the active literary scene in the region of Huelva. Our sources of information have been the covers of their books, Internet -an indiscreet friend that reveals everything- and the writers themselves, very inte- rested in this project and who have collaborated, some times to a large extent, to complete the infor- mation displayed about them, and that have crea- ted a growing virtual community of users of this service.
There have been many changes in marketing of library and information services with the passage of time. According to Freeman and Katz (1978), until the early 1970s, "most libraries did not see much of marketing. Most marketing-related documentations were labeled with the concept of user needs, user training, and economics of information and the majority of the literature was in the form of practitioner's account." Tucci (1988) found that during 1978-1988, "the crop of marketing of library services was growing but was not ready for harvesting. During the period of this review, long time theories and concepts for marketing of goods, such as 4Ps and STP model dominated in marketing of library and information services literature. The need for customer focus was felt but promoting libraries was the main concern during this period." Cox (2000) emphasized that "there was increase integration of marketing with planning focus; continued examination of what marketing is and is not, specifically how it differs from sales, promotion and public relations; and increased new tools and methods for developing marketing research strategies. But, till now the service quality concept started challenging the 4P approach." Presently, the focus of the library and information services marketing is on relationship marketing (Besant and Sharp, 2000), internal marketing (Dworkin, 2003), image building (Bass Bridges and Morgan, 2000), and customer loyalty. Such concepts make marketing a library wide philosophy and desire involvement of one and all from front-line staff to board members. So, the marketing concept has changed from selling concept to product development and customer focused concept. Concepts like customer services, service quality, relationship management played a vital role in development of marketing from boardroom concept to whole organization concept.
It is on this premise that this paper chose to look at newly built university libraries in Kenya. Two specific cases were of interest – both big in size and modernistic, great architecture, one private and one public, and both launched after the year 2010. The aim was to find out whether trends in library space designs were considered and attempts made to move away from traditional libraries. Using recent literature on 21 st century library space designs and characteristics, a checklist was developed to help identify features in these libraries that cater for today’s learner’s needs including technology- rich and service-rich environments. To understand considerations made in space designs and use, interviews were held with each of the two university librarians of these libraries. Both the checklist and the interview schedule were based on Clugston  and, Beard and Dale  provisions that libraries should include flexible or multi-functional open-space that can be reconfigured to suit a variety of functions. That spaces should allow for creation of choice so as to suit different learning styles and needs. Other principles include provision of formal and informal spaces; inclusion of collaborative and social spaces; and individual silent study. These principles are also found in the Standards and Guidelines for University Libraries in Kenya.
A review of the literature showed that there is no published information about prison medical librarianship. Utilizing the case study methodology, the writer of this paper, a solo librarian working in a prison hospital, presents an analysis the operations of the medical library, at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. The functions of budgeting and financing, marketing, collection development and resource access, as well as user education are examined. The study reveals peculiar challenges of working in this environment as is evident in the operation of the Library and Training Committee, the librarian’s position as a contract employee, and the issues involved in meeting the needs of a tangential clientele – prison inmates. A strategic plan framework is presented as a means of addressing the shortcomings manifested in the current state of affairs. The framework presents a vision, identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that impact on this medical library, and lists goals and objectives towards the future development of this unique library.
Of course, being subject librarians, we like to keep ourselves busy, so having decided to make a video, it had to take a back seat to other summer projects including new subject guides, updating presentations, producing new workbooks, updat- ing reading lists, desk cover and even managing to squeeze in some annual leave.
Charismatic high school students present to middle school students groundbreaking information about the effects of alcohol on developing brains. New studies show that the complex brain builds its basic capacities and potential for the future during the adolescent years. Alcohol use during this time has a major impact as it disrupts the growing brain’s plasticity (encoding and programming progress), which in turn impairs its response to stimuli essential to learning and memory. New evidence shows that the brain continues to develop until the age of 24, three years past the legal drinking age. The message to middle school students in this peer education program is clear: alcohol use is not healthy or cool, most kids do not use alcohol, and those who drink risk irreversible damage to their developing brains.
Another adaptation of the healthcare Value toolkit was used in a study of the public library service in the county of Devon, UK (Devon County Council 2006). Building on a general survey of public library use, this examined what users felt they had learnt from books which they had borrowed, using a standard taxonomy of learning outcomes to categorise questionnaire responses. This is another example of how this kind of methodology can be used to examine specific aspects of the value of library services.