University Library System Update on Resources and Services . For University Research Council December, 2004. Libraries to Go! Serial Solutions ZOOM Laptop Lending Ask a Librarian Live E-reserves Pilot Project Help Hub Online archives DRL Photographic collections Facilities.
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PCs circulate for four hours can be used anywhere in the building
Must complete liability form and return device in good condition
Available with various drives (zip drive, CD)
Access includes: Microsoft Office, Web Browsers, Email
More than 300 registered usersLaptop Project
REAL TIME DIGITAL REFERENCE: lending desk
Combining E-mail and Chat Reference
Email lending desk
For Any User
Staffed 7 days a week
Distribute questions to others within libraries
Only for Pitt Users
Staffed 12-5/ M-F
Answer questions as receivedDigital Reference Services 2003Distributed model – Many peopleThree Different ServicesFeedback remains the same
1587 Questions Answered
MARC records lending desk
America: History and Life has no NATIVE full text, but with ArticleLinker…
Website Usability Studies ArticleLinker…
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Stakes are higher: Users FEEL as though they have easier, better alternatives
PhilSci Archive http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/
An electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. The goal of the Archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work.
Archive of European Integration (AEI)http://aei.pitt.edu
The AEI is an electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents.
Largely funded by a 2002 National Leadership Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this is a two year collaborative project involving the ULS Archives Service Center, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Museum of Art to create a single Web gateway to nationally significant collections of visual images of the Pittsburgh region.
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Text collection comprising 38,000 pages (speeches, executive orders, transcripts, news releases, reports, op-eds).
Photograph collection comprising 500 images.
Audio-Visual collection comprising 31 streaming audio files and 55 streaming video files.
EAD finding aid for entire collection.
Collection of letters in Washington’s hand held by ULS Special Collections.
Collection of a dozen broadsheets illustrated by Yeats held by ULS Special Collections.
Partnering with faculty members of the Eastern European department to create image collection documenting Joseph Stalin.
Received a University of Pittsburgh Innovation in Education grant to partner with Art and Architecture faculty member to create image collection documenting Chartres.
Digitizing selection of monographs to accompany NEH preservation grant
Partnering with UPG to create image collection documenting campus history.
Capacity 2.7 million volumes ArticleLinker…
To date, 750,000
280,000 since January
Alleviating severe crowding in Hillman and other librariesHigh Density Storage
New reader/printers are digital, making them more usable and increasing use of collections
Allows printing and downloading to zip disks for large filesNew Microforms Area