Thursday, September 29, 2011

Study reveals interesting facts about book circulation in academic libraries

This story appeared in libraryjournal.com about a study conducted by OCLC and OhioLink. While participation was limited to Ohio colleges and universities as well as the state library (89 libraries in all), it is the largest of its kind and should provide a basis for future research and may change a few perceptions about how library books are being used in an academic setting. For instance, the study indicates that 80% of a library's circulation is driven by just 6% of its collection, as opposed to the commonly believed "80/20" rule.

From the OCLC website: "Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs".

More information and links to the resulting data can be found here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Banned Book Week

A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.  ~Jo Godwin

Sept. 24th - Oct. 1st
Celebrate the Freedom to read by reading a banned book this week



The American Library Association publishes a list of the top 100 challenged books.  So find a challenged book and be seen reading it this week.

http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/reasonsbanned/index.cfm

 More resources:

 http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/







Saturday, September 24, 2011

Libraries are noisy places


To those with ears to hear, libraries are really very noisy places.  On their shelves we hear the captured voices of the centuries-old conversation that makes up our civilization.  ~Timothy Healy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Access hundreds of newspapers digitally....For free!!!


The UNT Dallas Library offers access to a great selection of newspapers in their digital format through our electronic resources for free!


To access:
  1. http://www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/
  2. Under the 'Navigate UNTD' menu, select 'Library Services'
  3. Under 'Find Information', select Electronic Resources........if prompted, use your EUID for login
  4. From the alphabet shown, select the letter 'L'
  5. Scroll down and select 'Library PressDisplay (NewspaperDirect) via ProQuest'
  6. Once there, search for your newspaper (Dallas Morning News)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Library Visitor

 Jagger stops by to peruse the career development section at the library.

You can check out books about resumes and cover sheets. There are also books on how to interview and find a job in specific fields, as well as a number of other books to help you jump start your career.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Standard and Poor's for Business Majors and All!!!

Are you looking for great research information with minimal stress. Standard and Poor's and UNT Dallas got your back!! Just follow the steps below to access all the critical information you'll be needing for this semester's business project.

  1. http://www.unt.edu/unt-dallas/
  2. Click on- Library Services (On Left-hand side),
  3. Click on- Electronic resources,
  4. Select the 'N' from the alphabet,
  5. Scroll down and select, "NetAdvantage-Standard and Poor's"
    • If prompted to log-in, use your 'euid' info
  6. Enjoy!!!


Information included and much more!!!!
  • Industry Surveys
  • Key Ratios
  • Company Profiles
  • Vital Stats
  • Business News
  • Ratings
  • Charts