Ingalls Library Digest - the Big Move, Subject Pages, New Sources, Deadly Sins

Hello and welcome to the Ingalls Library Digest, your source for all things Ingalls and Library in compact form. This is a cross posting of the monthly email newsletter created by curatorial request, read on dear colleagues.

Move Updates – The move continues this week. We have dismantled the Shared Library Space reference collection. We look forward to packing your library materials into TYGA boxes during the week of August 22nd, and welcoming you back home in September.

New Source for Dissertations – Our astute colleague Jon Seydl recently pointed out a fantastic resource for French dissertations, theses.fr. This website indexes nearly 6000 theses defended since 2006, with some access to texts and English summary. While the subjects are not strictly limited to the humanities, the access is free. We have added the source to the library’s electronic resources. If you see something you think your colleagues would appreciate, feel free to make a suggestion.

Post-It Notes – Hanging in the library lounge as a gentle reminder to take care of our books you will find the Seven Deadly Sins of Book Care. As the circulation staff thumbs through your borrowed books for the yearly inventory, we often find sin upon sin. One of the most egregious offenses is the use of Post-It notes in our materials. Though certainly convenient, sticky notes damage our books permanently. We gladly provide colorful flags at the circulation desk to replace contraband Post-It notes.

Updates to JStor : It seems every month, there is news out of JStor. Indeed, this month I report the following new titles:  Journal of Museum Education, Watson's Art Journal, the American Magazine of Art, Art Amateur, and Chungara: Revista de Antropología Chilena, among others.

Subject Guides – With the large number of electronic and print resources available at the Ingalls Library, we wanted to provide a starting point for research.  The solution we are developing is for subject guides to assist researching in the collection. The result will be a tool that is useful to you, but also to your interns, as well as students, professors, docents, and the general public. We welcome and plan to seek your input on resources as the project continues. Look for the subject guides to appear under the other resources menu on the library website in the very near future.