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  • Introducing The Science Reading Rooms 2008 Master

    1. 1. INTRODUCING THE SCIENCE READING ROOMS
    2. 2. The British Library’s Collection <ul><li>Founder collections </li></ul><ul><li>18 th century - British Museum </li></ul><ul><li>19 th century - Patent Office Library </li></ul><ul><li>20 th century - National Central Library & </li></ul><ul><li>National Lending Library </li></ul><ul><li>1973 - The British Library founded </li></ul><ul><li>1997 - Move to St Pancras </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - Integrated Catalogue & Single collection </li></ul>
    3. 3. The British Library’s Collection <ul><li>Science Technology & Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Document Supply Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Deposit </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased </li></ul>
    4. 4. Science Reading Rooms <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Social Science - Floor 1 - engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Science - Floor 2 - biology, medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Science – Floor 3 - biochemistry, physical sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Collection coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Research and professional level ; all languages </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Journals from 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Books from 2003 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Document Supply <ul><ul><li>Photocopies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Lending / BL account customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BL Direct http:// direct.bl.uk with credit card payment </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Printed Resources <ul><li>Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines - trade, professional </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracting and indexing publications </li></ul>
    7. 7. Printed Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Research monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Reference books (pharmacopoeias, professional directories) </li></ul><ul><li>Student textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Rare books and manuscripts </li></ul>
    8. 8. Printed Resources <ul><li>Other publication types </li></ul><ul><li>Theses - UK doctoral </li></ul><ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Reports & grey literature </li></ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><li>- as intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>- as information resource </li></ul><ul><li>Market research reports </li></ul><ul><li>Official publications </li></ul>
    9. 9. Shelfmarks <ul><ul><li>A book: Cooper, Geoffrey. The cell. 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(B) 571.6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> type subject code </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  m06/14513 DSC </li></ul><ul><li>A journal : Cell </li></ul><ul><li>(P) KH 66 -E (9)   type subject code language code sequence no . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3097.600000 DSC </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Using the Integrated Catalogue at Home <ul><li>Searching available 24 hours via http://catalogue.bl.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Requesting available during reading room opening hours Monday-Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>Science enquiry desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T- 020 7412 7288 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F - 020 7412 7217 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bl.uk </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Ordering from Storage <ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Orders for all titles before 1997 (journals); 2003 (books) </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Orders for all titles & all years </li></ul><ul><li>Science & society, student texts and popular science </li></ul><ul><li>DSC </li></ul><ul><li>STM journals & books not held in London </li></ul><ul><li>Theses, conference proceedings, grey literature </li></ul><ul><li>Orders for all titles & all years </li></ul>
    12. 12. Ordering from Storage <ul><li>Ordering by the catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery - 70 minutes / 2 hours / 6 hours / 48 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Kept for 3 more working days </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Catalogue http://catalogue.bl.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering on forms </li></ul><ul><li>DSC serials only </li></ul><ul><li>Recent issues (<6mths) - “Loan Ban” - photocopies only </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery - 48 hours </li></ul>
    13. 13. Electronic Journals <ul><li>On workstations in Science Reading Rooms 2 & 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Reading room home page </li></ul><ul><li>ESTAR </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher collections </li></ul><ul><li>CD ROMs accompanying journals are stored in </li></ul><ul><li>Science 3 (ask at the Science 3 Enquiry Desk) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Electronic Databases <ul><li>On workstations in Science Reading Rooms 2 & 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Reading room home page </li></ul><ul><li>General databases </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Knowledge (Science Citation Index), SCOPUS </li></ul><ul><li>Subject databases </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Abstracts, SportDiscus </li></ul><ul><li>Full text </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Now, Ullman's Encyclopedia of Chemical Industry </li></ul>

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