Library

Issue #21 June 12, 2006
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Change in Database Subscriptions

EbscoHost bannerHeads Up! As of July 1st, EBSCOhost will be replacing InfoTrac Onefile.

EBSCOhost is a collection of databases, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Humanities International Complete. Altogether, the EBSCOhost package will provide students with access to 11,013 magazines and journals, of which 8,070 are peer-reviewed. Here's a complete look:

  • 11,010 indexed and abstracted magazines/journals (8,070 peer-reviewed)
  •   6,622 full-text magazines/journals (4,368 peer-reviewed)
  •   4,497 full-text industry reports and yearbooks
  •   1,829 full-text pamphlets
  •   1,652 full-text country economic reports and reviews
  •       818 full-text books
  •       618 full-text biographies
  •       426 full-text market research reports
  •       231 full-text educational reports
  •       155 full-text health reports
  •       137 full-text state/provincial reports

Librarians performed exhaustive research prior to making this change. These EBSCOhost databases provide better value for our database funds by including more and better resources and a user-friendly search interface. For more information, please contact Pam Smith, x2443, or one of the reference librarians.

2006 Library by the Numbers!

You asked for it, you got it! Here for your pleasure, is a fun look at what's happening in the library.

1 new U.S. citizen! Vi Tran, our Acquisitions Assistant, passed her citizenship exam and will become a new citizen on the 4th of July ... Congratulations, Vi!















2 student assistants were nominated for 2006 O.S.W.A.L.D. awards for their outstanding service to the library. Please join us in congratulating Amanda Brown and Amy Hoidal. Their contributions to the library have been invaluable..

3 display cases are creatively tended by the library's student assistants and coordinated by Circulation Assistant Thao Schmidt. This year, major contributions to the inspirational arrangements have been made by art major Carlyn Leers and other students, Tammy Boyers-Martel and Amy Hoidal.

51 full-text electronic reference books are available via the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Titles in this highly popular resource include Arts & Humanities Through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Education, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Political Theories for Students, Countries and Their Cultures, and Encyclopedia of Bioethics.

674 new items were added to E-Res, the Electronic Reserves System. That's a 33% increase over last year, bringing the total numbers of items in E-Res to 1,443. So far this year students have logged 14,052 "hits" for E-Res items.

788: the number of reference questions answered during a "typical" week in October.

3,424 items have been borrowed through Summit, the Orbis Cascade Alliance union catalog, as of winter quarter. Summit consists of 33 academic libraries in Washington and Oregon, including Cannell Library. Most of these items are delivered in two days.

5,911 is the number of unique online, full-text periodical titles available to students, faculty and staff via the library's online databases. This number will DOUBLE after July 1st, when the library changes from InfoTrac OneFile to the EBSCOhost suite of databases.

9,209 electronic books are currently available through the library's book catalog. This number includes e-books in the IT Pro Collection, which was purchased in partnership with CTEC, Staff Development, Distance Learning, and Computing Services.

10,000 and still counting -- that's how many times Acquisitions Assistant Vi Tran has used the Library Property stamp to mark items. Vi also assists in compiling our database use statistics.

14,554 periodicals and reference items were used in-house through the end of winter quarter.

$18,311 was awarded to the library by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation for the purpose of upgrading the media equipment and furniture in the media listening/viewing room. These resources are used heavily by students who need to view library-use only videos and DVDs for coursework. Many students have commented that they appreciate the inviting and comfortable ambiance created by the new furnishings.

20,247 items were borrowed from Cannell Library, as of the end of winter quarter.

61,000 square inches of clear laminate, applied by Library Serials Assistant Manna Phommathep, was used to protect the covers of popular print magazines. Manna has also checked in 7,774 individual issues of periodicals so far this year. (Manna also received a 2006 O.S.W.A.L.D. award for his involvement in community projects with the Social Action Club.)

238,208 people passed through the library's entrance gate, as of the end of winter quarter.

334,994 searches were performed in the libraries databases by Clark students, faculty and staff, through April 2006.

620,459 successful requests for web pages were served by the library's web site from the end of May 2005 until the end of May 2006. That's an average of 1,701 pages per day. Of the total, 297,084 (814 per day) were from off-campus locations.

Holiday and Quarter Break Hours

Closing for Quarter Break: Thursday, June 15, at 4:30 pm
Closed: June 16 - June 25

Summer Quarter Hours (June 26 - August 17)

  • Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Fri., Sat., Sun.: Closed

Closed: July 4

Closed for Quarter Break: Friday, August 18 - Sunday, September 17

Open for Fall Quarter: Monday, September 18, 7:30 am

During the break faculty and staff may gain admittance to the library by buzzing in at the back door. Please call ahead to x2504 to make sure the person with whom you’d like to meet is available.

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Revised 6/12/2006. We welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions. kmackey@clark.edu