Serials review update

We are happy to report some preliminary numbers from the big serials review project we’ve been working on this year.

Number of titles cancelled completely: 186
Cost savings: $61,774.80
Number of print titles converted to online only: 416
Cost savings: $121,083.54
Number of bound volumes withdrawn: 5877
Number of those volumes sent to other institutions: 4930
Number of shelves emptied:  245

Thanks to all of our terrific faculty partners in this project.  It’s been a big undertaking but the cost savings and shelf-spaced gained have been well worth it!

Measure for Measure exhibit

A new theatre exhibit, constructed by Rosa Schneider ’10, explores the inspirations for the production (in partial fulfillment of a thesis project by Allison Rangel) of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.  The exhibit includes pictures from other productions, costume renderings and a set model, constructed by faculty members Darrin Pufall
and Kristeen Crosser.  The play will be presented in the Reed Theatre on Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30

EndNote Workshops

Organize citations for your thesis or research paper! Share citations with colleagues! Come to one of these sessions for an introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web. Meet in Library 17. Contact Linda Maddux or Taylor Smith.

Session dates and times:

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3:30-4:30
Wednesday, SEpt 30th,  4-5
Friday, Oct. 2nd,  2:30-3:30

New Library Catalog

WorldCat Local is now the default library catalog at Reed. This means that you can search library holdings for Reed, Summit and Worldcat simultaneously and request materials from other libraries right from the catalog.

WorldCat Local provides a different search experience than you might be used to with our existing catalog.

New features include:

  • Citations to journal articles
  • Faceted browsing, which enables you to limit your search by format, author, date of publication, etc.
  • Cover art and previews of content
  • Reviews and ratings
  • Citation formatting or downloading to EndNote

Questions or comments about the new catalog and its features? Get help via email, IM, or phone or drop by to let us know what you think or to get help.

Where is the Reed-only catalog?

Never fear, fans of the Reed-only catalog! The catalog is still here and is still available for searching. In fact, you should use the Reed-only catalog if you’re looking for materials that are on order, or for certain kinds of materials with common or nondistinctive words in their titles, such as music or journal titles.
Can I still use Summit and WorldCat?

Yes, the old versions of Summit and WorldCat are still available too, if you prefer to begin your search there.

New Library Exhibit

April 1 – June 30, 2009

The library of Professor David French and his wife Kathrine came to Reed upon her death in 2006. Their collections contained thousands of volumes from their anthropological studies over six decades on the Warm Spring Indians of Oregon, the linguistics of native peoples worldwide, medical status of cultures, exploration and first contact, and wild plants used for subsistence. The French’s also collected humor, science-fiction, and other popular culture publications. Many hundreds of these items have become part of special collections, and a selection is on display in the library’s wall and flat cases. David French taught anthropology from 1947 to 1988; Kathrine was a research anthropologist from 1981 until 2006.
Image for French Exhibit