Baltimore Hebrew Institute Collection at Towson University<br />
“To preserve, generate, transmit and apply knowledge of Judaism<br />   through the teaching of its culture and civilizati...
<ul><li>Size</li></ul>80,000 items<br /><ul><li>Formats</li></ul>	Books		<br />	Periodicals<br />	DVDs <br />	Videocassett...
Contents<br />Bible and Religion<br />Rabbinics<br />Jewish History<br />Archaeology<br />Jewish Philosophy<br />Political...
<ul><li>Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Video Archives
Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Collection
Memorial books (Yizkor books)
Rare Book Collection</li></ul>Special collections<br />
<ul><li>Size
Scope
Emphasis
Languages
Imprints</li></ul>Rare book collection<br />
 <br /><ul><li>Reference – beginning of stacks on 2nd floor
Books  - 2nd floor stacks
Periodicals – 2nd floor stacks 
Current periodicals – Periodicals reading room
Media – Media Resource Services
Rare books - Archives
Juvenile collection- 2nd floor</li></ul>Where has it all gone?<br />
Areas that will be affected:<br /><ul><li>Circulation
Technical Services
Reference
Archives</li></ul>What  does it mean to the library staff?<br />
<ul><li>New locations for shelving
New collection identified by spine labels
New borrowers
Increase in number and type of ILL requests</li></ul>Circulation<br />
<ul><li>Ordering
	Cataloging
	Processing</li></ul>Technical Services<br />
<ul><li>	New students
	New programs
	New faculty
	New subject specialties
	New language</li></ul>Reference<br />
<ul><li>Databases
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Baltimore Hebrew Institute Collection

  1. 1. Baltimore Hebrew Institute Collection at Towson University<br />
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  3. 3. “To preserve, generate, transmit and apply knowledge of Judaism<br /> through the teaching of its culture and civilization within the context of world civilization.”<br /> --BHU mission statement<br /> “To serve the institution, support the curriculum, and provide resources to scholars and members of the public.”<br /> --BHU library mission statement<br />Scope of the collection<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>Size</li></ul>80,000 items<br /><ul><li>Formats</li></ul> Books <br /> Periodicals<br /> DVDs <br /> Videocassettes<br /> Cassettes<br /> Microforms<br /> CD-ROMs<br /> E-resources<br /><ul><li>Languages</li></ul> English<br /> Hebrew<br /> Yiddish<br /> Russian, Spanish, German, French<br />Description<br />
  5. 5. Contents<br />Bible and Religion<br />Rabbinics<br />Jewish History<br />Archaeology<br />Jewish Philosophy<br />Political Science<br />Israel and the Middle East<br />Sociology<br />Jewish Education<br />Language and Literature<br />Fine Arts<br />Genealogy <br />Liturgy<br />Juvenile books<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Video Archives
  7. 7. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Collection
  8. 8. Memorial books (Yizkor books)
  9. 9. Rare Book Collection</li></ul>Special collections<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Size
  11. 11. Scope
  12. 12. Emphasis
  13. 13. Languages
  14. 14. Imprints</li></ul>Rare book collection<br />
  15. 15.  <br /><ul><li>Reference – beginning of stacks on 2nd floor
  16. 16. Books - 2nd floor stacks
  17. 17. Periodicals – 2nd floor stacks 
  18. 18. Current periodicals – Periodicals reading room
  19. 19. Media – Media Resource Services
  20. 20. Rare books - Archives
  21. 21. Juvenile collection- 2nd floor</li></ul>Where has it all gone?<br />
  22. 22. Areas that will be affected:<br /><ul><li>Circulation
  23. 23. Technical Services
  24. 24. Reference
  25. 25. Archives</li></ul>What does it mean to the library staff?<br />
  26. 26. <ul><li>New locations for shelving
  27. 27. New collection identified by spine labels
  28. 28. New borrowers
  29. 29. Increase in number and type of ILL requests</li></ul>Circulation<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li>Ordering
  31. 31. Cataloging
  32. 32. Processing</li></ul>Technical Services<br />
  33. 33. <ul><li> New students
  34. 34. New programs
  35. 35. New faculty
  36. 36. New subject specialties
  37. 37. New language</li></ul>Reference<br />
  38. 38. <ul><li>Databases
  39. 39. Other electronic resources
  40. 40. Journals
  41. 41. Websites</li></ul>Research<br />
  42. 42. Web Resources<br />Reference<br />JewishEncycolpedia.com<br />Navagating The Bible (World ORT)<br />A Page of Talmud (Eliezer Segal)<br />Jewish Communities of the World (World Jewish Congress)<br />Jewish Virtual Library (American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise)<br />Jewish Search Tools<br />Jewish.com<br />Andrew Tannenbaum's Judaism and Jewish Resources<br />MavenSearch: Jewish Web Directory<br />Shamash: The Jewish Network<br />Jewish Studies<br />Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory<br />Index of Electronic Resources for Judaic and Cognate Studies (University of Pennsylvania Library) <br />Judaica Libraries/Judaica Resources (Association of Jewish Libraries) <br />Middle East and Jewish Studies (Columbia University Libraries) <br />Academic Guide to Jewish History (University of Toronto Libraries) <br />JewishGen<br />Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland<br />Jewish Communal Service<br />StaRGate: Gateway to Jewish Communal Resources<br />The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore<br />The Darrell D. Friedman Institute<br />Jewish Education<br />JESNA<br />Lookstein Virtual Resource Center<br />CAJE- Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education<br />Center for Jewish Education<br />Jewish Newspapers<br />The Jerusalem Post<br />Ha'aretz (Hebrew)<br />Ha'aretz Online (English)<br />The Forward<br />The Baltimore Jewish Times<br />
  43. 43. <ul><li>Research databases
  44. 44. Subject gateways
  45. 45. Research Port
  46. 46. Journals
  47. 47. E-resources</li></ul>Guiding research<br />
  48. 48. <ul><li>Cataloging issues
  49. 49. Problems involving multi-lingual records
  50. 50. Problems resolved with integration of BHU and TU databases
  51. 51. Accessibility of records:
  52. 52. In process</li></ul>BHI collection in the USMAI PAC<br />
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  58. 58. Advanced Search<br /><ul><li>Languages </li></ul> Hebrew<br /> Yiddish<br /><ul><li>Collections</li></ul> Baltimore Hebrew Institute<br />Searching the catalog<br />
  59. 59. Go to WorldCat<br /><ul><li>Advanced Search page
  60. 60. Enter search criteria (title, author, etc.)
  61. 61. Scroll down to “Limit availability to: Library Code___”
  62. 62. Enter “BHD”</li></ul>Locating BHI call numbers<br />
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  66. 66. If there is no match in WorldCat<br /><ul><li>Delete BHD from limiters
  67. 67. Re-run search
  68. 68. Use LC number from any retrieved record to search BHI collection</li></ul>Locating BHI call numbers<br />
  69. 69. Tips<br />
  70. 70. Hebrew is different from English.<br />Tip #1<br />
  71. 71. Hebrew (and Yiddish) reads from right to left<br />
  72. 72. Hebrew (and Yiddish) books open from left to right<br />
  73. 73. Hebrew-English keyboards exist.<br />Tip #2<br />
  74. 74. Hebrew-English keyboard<br />
  75. 75. Cook Library will have workstations with a Hebrew word processing program.<br />Tip #3<br />
  76. 76. There are guides to English-Hebrew transliteration.<br />Tip #4<br />
  77. 77. Hebrew in transliterationhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html<br />
  78. 78. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.<br />Last word<br />
  79. 79. Baltimore Hebrew Institute Collection at Towson University <br />
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