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January 17, 2006

Spring into 2006

BioBlog is Here
The Biology Library now has a new blog – BioBlog. Messages that are sent to the SOLS mailing list from the Biology Library will be available through this blog. This program has a number of typical and useful blog features. For instance, messages can be sorted by categories for easy browsing. Message categories include Biology Library Instruction, Biology Library Services, Collections Update, Database Update, and Resource Highlights. There is a calendar that one can locate messages by the date they were sent, and a Recent Entries category. A site Search feature is also available. You may link to the blog site at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/bioblog/, or you may subscribe via an RSS feed <http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/bioblog/index.rdf> . For information about RSS feeds see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/scholcomm/whatisrss.htm. Biology Library contact information is in the footer. And, yes, those treetops in the header are our very own Burrill Hall treetops. All colors used for the blog page emanate from the graphic. Links to other campus library blogs with RSS feeds can be found at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/.

New Name – Same Kids on the Block
Our state consortium of 65 Illlinois Libraries, ILCSO (Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization), has merged with the Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program (ICCMP) and the Illinois Digital Academic Library (IDAL) to form CARLI (Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries) <http://www.carli.illinois.edu/>. The catalog of resources for our consortium, formerly Illinet Online, is now called I-Share <http://library.ilcso.illinois.edu/ilcso/cgi-bin/welcome>. You can link to the I-Share catalog through the Online Library Catalog splash page or from within the OLC via a button at the top of the page. Also, whenever an OLC search brings up “0” hits, there is a link to I-Share which when clicked will repeat the search in the I-Share catalog automatically.

Discover “Discover”
“Discover” is a program which allows linking of Library resources, such as electronic journal articles, when they are available. [ Note: Subscription resources being accessed off campus will require UIUC affiliation confirmed by netid and password.] When you see a “Discover” link, you will have access to:

Full Text Services (when available):
• direct link to full text of the article in one or more sources
• link to a journal's home page or table of contents that will lead you to the full text of the article
• link to one or more databases that you may search for the full text of the article
• automatic search of UIUC'S online catalog, to see if the item is available in print.

Additional Services and Resources:
• Interlibrary loan request form
• link to RefWorks Direct Export Tool to download the citation
• Web search for related information in Google Scholar, with keywords from the citation title supplied.

At this point, the following resources have been "Discovered": Science Direct, RefWorks, EBSCO databases, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.

For more information see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/discover/ .

RefWorks Works!
RefWorks, like EndNotes, is a citation management tool which is supported by several bibliographic databases. There are numerous formatting possibilities. References with a bibliography can be placed into Word documents from RefWorks with its “Write and Cite” feature. EndNote libraries can be imported into RefWorks. And, as of December, all citations in RefWorks have a UIUC "Discover" link (see previous entry), allowing you quick access to the e-version of journal articles available through our campus Library resources.

You will first need to create an account which is very quick, and free (to UIUC affiliates). Then you will be able to access your account via the Web anywhere anytime using your subscriber login name and password. Note: If you are not using the campus network, you will need to use Your Subscriber Group Code which is provided when you register. For more information, including instructions go to http://www.library.uiuc.edu/refworks/. RefWork instruction sessions are planned during the Spring term.

Digital Services & Development Unit and the Information Resource Retrieval Center (IRRC) piloting new reproduction and digitalization service
The Library Digital Services and Development Unit (DSD) and the Information Resource Retrieval Center (IRRC) are piloting a new reproduction/digitalization service from January-June 2006 whereby selected Library materials can be reproduced and digitized for patrons for a service, and in some cases a usage, fee. The quality of the Library material will determine the particular method used (e.g., flatbed scanning, wide format scanning, digital photography, planetary scanning and 35mm slide scanning). Currently “rush” jobs are unavailable, but should the service become a permanent one it will be considered if there is interest. The Reproduction Pricing and Reproduction Request Forms can be found at the DSD Web site at http://images.library.uiuc.edu. Feedback is appreciated and can be emailed to DSD at dsd@library.uiuc.edu.

Illinois Natural History Survey Library moves to new buildingThe Illinois Natural History Survey Library has completed its move to its new location at the new:
I-Building, 1816 S. Oak Street
Research Park, Champaign
For driving and parking directions, bus routes, and other information, see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/nhx/moveflyer.htm. You can contact the INHS Library at library@inhs.uiuc.edu or 217-333-6892 or visit their Web site at

Melody Allison
Assistant Biology Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration
Biology Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
101 Burrill Hall, 407 South Goodwin
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-7461; 3654

Posted by mmalliso at January 17, 2006 12:58 PM