Check your departmental budget allocations, spending, and balance.
Review databases charged to your department.
Check the status of all your book, eBook and media orders - date ordered, date received, list, cost, call number assigned, etc.
Contact your liaison to order new materials.
Contact Head of Acquisitions to inquire about unfilled orders.
Career Transitions becomes Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep.
IGI - Global - this eBook "platform" is a means to purchase eBooks at a discounted price. The database itself is free. After one year of access to over 5,000 titles, the library has agreed to spend $5,000 in order to receive a 55% discount on whichever titles it selects for purchase.. All topics. Mostly reference books.
World Religion Database - On Trial
World Almanac for Kids - Elementary - Free from DISCUS
World Almanac for Kids - Intermediate - Free from DISCUS
Faculty Select - Free from EBSCO
Open Access Digital Theological Library - Free
The new Journal Search that came with the NEW OneSearch provides some interesting analytics, including the ability to determine for the first time an accurate, de-duplicated title count by subject area, topic and subtopic. For instance we now know that we have
That's the good news. The bad news is that the new system shows 6,000 less titles (34,000) than the old system (40,000). This is due in part to the old system's difficulty de-duping titles, but also in part because not all of our 200+ databases are working correctly in the new system - yet. Expect the 34,000 title count to grow modestly over the year as we iron out those problems.
PASCAL Delivers has been integrated into OneSearch. If you find a bibliographic record for a physical book held by another college library in SC, click "sign in" and enter your AU email address and password. Those credentials will allow you to request the physical book to be sent to AU within 5 to 7 days.
Impacts on Services due to COVID-19:
Congratulations to Betsy Elsner for her election to PASCAL's Shared Library System Steering Committee where she will help oversee five teams whose role is to manage South Carolina's new shared library system which includes OneSearch, the Library Catalog, Database and eBook management, Cataloging, Acquisitions, Course Reserves, PACAL Delivers, etc. etc., all rolled into one system shared by all the academic libraries in SC.
This is a promotion over her previous duties as chair of the Discovery, Reference, & End-User Experience Team which helped to move all of South Carolina, including the Thrift Library to South Carolina's new Shared Library Systems Platform.
As part of our subscription to Credo Reference (Provided for free by DISCUS - the SC State Library) our content is constantly updated and expanded. Here are new titles gifted to us over the last 6 months.
FYI - While you can search for Credo Reference content directly within the database, Credo Reference is completely discoverable via OneSearch.