Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Friday, October 27, 2006

G.I.S. Day at WCU’s Hunter Library

On November 8-9, Hunter Library will host four sessions for Western Carolina University’s inaugural Geographic Information Systems Day—a national event since 1987, and now directly accessible to Western students, faculty and staff.

Hunter’s own Bart Voskuil, Reference Librarian/Environmental and Geosciences Liaison, will present the first session, “G.I.S. Resources @ WCU and Mapping Census Data,” on November 8, from 1:00-2:00 pm, in the Library’s electronic classroom (HL186). Other workshop sessions include:

“Mini-G.I.S. Workshop using ArcView (Introduction)” by Ron Davis, WCU Geosciences and NRM (November 8, 2:00-3:00 pm, HL 186)

“G.I.S. Applications on Campus & in the Region,” by Joni-Bugden Storie, WCU Geosciences and NRM (November 9, 9:00-10:00 am, HL 186)

“Mini-G.I.S. Workshop using ArcView (Introduction—repeat from day 1),” by Ron Davis, WCU Geosciences and NRM (November 9, 10:00-11:00 am, HL186)

For more information about G.I.S. and for contact information regarding the conference, visit http://www.wcu.edu/pubinfo/news/2006/GISDay.htm. Attendance is free and all are welcome, but space is limited.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Friends Weekend in Atlanta

Are you interested in supporting Hunter Library? Would you like to see masterpieces by Raphael, Durer, Rubens or Rembrandt? Do you enjoy elegant renditions of Ravel and other musical composers? If so, you should consider our 5th annual Friends Weekend in Atlanta. On January 20-21, University faculty, staff, students, and other friends of Hunter Library, will attend an art exhibit in the High Museum, and later a performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Lodgings for one night are available at Atlanta’s Sheraton Colony Square, just across the street from the Atlanta Symphony and High Museum.

For more details about itinerary, travel, and expenses, click here.

Registration Information

Monday, October 09, 2006

Noted Author Thanks Library’s Special Collections

Charles Frazier, author of the newly-released novel, Thirteen Moons, thanked a number of people for helping him conduct research for the book, including Hunter Library’s George Frizzell, Head of Special Collections. Speaking of Frizzell and others, Frazier said, “I hope none of them will be too bothered by the liberties and detours I’ve taken with the facts they aimed me so directly toward.”

Frazier is also the author of the widely-acclaimed Cold Mountain, which remained on the New York Times best-seller list for a combined 94 weeks.

Read more about Charles Frazier in Teresa Killian’s recent article in Western’s The Reporter.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New Databases!

Hunter Library has acquired access to several new databases.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text - An index to over 600 journals plus books, research reports, and proceedings covering the subjects of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management.

MEDLINE with Full Text - MEDLINE with Full Text offers more than 1,400,000 full-text articles dating back to 1965 and provides full text for nearly 1,200 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

Mental Measurements Yearbook - A comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instrument within psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present.

MLA Directory of Periodicals - Provides information to 7,100 periodicals, most of which cover topics in language and literature. Information about each periodical includes subscription prices, circulation, frequency, and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography - International index provides over 1.8 million citations to journals, books, and dissertations in literature, languages, folklore, & communication. Includes links to available full-text articles. The EBSCO interface provides easy links to some full-text articles, and allows you to “choose” databases and search several databases at once.