Randall Library News for October 2010
Open Access Week October 18 – 24, 2010
BECAUSE . . . research and scholarship are highly valued at the
University of North Carolina AND because at our campuses and system wide,
faculty members, students, researchers and other academics are engaged in a
variety of scholarly communication activities when they conduct their research,
collect the information from that research into a publishable format (print or
electronic), have their research reviewed, and distribute it AND because
engaged faculty members, students, researchers and other academics face a
range of copyright issues when they seek to fund their research, present their
research, or publish their research AND because issues surrounding the use and
ownership of copyrighted materials permeate all teaching and research activities
on our campuses AND because every course on our campuses, without
exception, relies heavily on using copyrighted materials of others, triggering
copyright compliance issues AND because the Internet has made such works
much easier to locate, access, copy, and distribute AND because the likelihood
of infringement and discovery of infringement, especially for materials placed
online has risen significantly AND because this is especially true for distance
education courses due to the breadth and nature of the content utilized AND
because our libraries have a critical role in the dissemination of research and
scholarship AND for lots of other reasons, I support open access. 1
What Faculty can do to support Open Access
What Librarians can do to promote Open Access
What Universities and Administrators can do to promote Open Access
Visit our Scholarly Communication @ UNCW website to learn what Open
Access, Author Rights, and Seahawk DOCKS have to do you and your research.
Energy Conservation Project
Randall Library is about to become GREEN! Our energy efficiency program is underway.
Mechanical work on our cooling and heating system will continue through November. Please
pardon our mess, noise and slightly cooler, or slightly warmer temperatures during these periods
in the affected areas. The best advice is to dress in layers! You might also see a crane outside the
building working on our skylight project. For more information, visit our 1st floor Sherman
Hayes Art Gallery for schematics as to what’s happening, background information and timelines.
New Form for Suggesting Purchases
The library recently unveiled a new online form for suggesting title purchases. The new form,
available at http://library.uncw.edu/forms/purchase_suggestion, includes more descriptive fields
and improved functionality over the old form, and allows library users to enter more detailed
information about books, videos, CDs, or other materials that they’d like to see in the library.
This form is used for departmental orders, and can also be used by faculty, staff, students, and
community users. While we can't guarantee that every suggestion will be purchased, the library’s
Acquisitions Department will carefully review and consider all suggestions, and make an effort
to honor requests that would be of value to the UNCW community.
iPad Pilot in the Library
Coinciding with a similar pilot by ITSD, the library has launched a pilot
program to test the use and functionality of iPads in the library through the
end of the 2010-11 academic year. A call for applicants interested in
volunteering for the program went out in late September, and the library’s
Administrative Team subsequently reviewed the applications. After
participants were selected, pilot project leader Madeleine Bombeld issued
iPads to 5 members of the library staff. The pilot participants will assess
ways in which the iPad can be incorporated into daily tasks and into library
services, and will monitor ways that other library’s and universities are
using iPads. Participants will chronicle their progress and experiences in a
wiki, and report their findings to the rest of the library staff.
Events and Exhibits
Glimpses of Student Life from the UNCW Archives
An exhibit in Randall Library through the end of October takes a fun look at
history by showing how much UNCW has changed over the years. The display,
Located on the 2nd floor at the back of the library across from the auditorium,
includes images and articles from archives collections of photographs,
yearbooks, newspapers, and other sources. Read more...
Literacy Live! For Kids Aged 4-7
Kids in your life aged 4-7? Bring them to Literacy Live! On Saturday October 23,
2010, visit the UNCW Education Building from 1-2:30pm for fun and free
programs involving science, literacy, and activities! For more information, call
(910) 962-7291. View more photos from the previous Literacy Live event...
Questions or comments? Email us at email@example.com or call us at 910-962-3760.
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