IRIS Management Group Quarterly Reports
Africana Library: We have added the following to our collection since our April 2005:
189 volumes; 23 videos/DVDs; 265 audio cassette tapes (which includes the following languages: Shona - 10 tapes, Kirundi - 19 tapes, Sub Saharan French - 6 tapes, Kituba - 15 tapes, Swahili - 33 tapes, Yoruba - 36 tapes, Hausa - 15 tapes, More - 29 tapes, Fula - 15 tapes, Chinyanja - 15 tapes, Twi - 9 tapes, Luganda - 10 tapes, Amharic - 22 tapes, Igbo - 21 tapes, Dyula – 10 tapes); 11 microfilm, and one computer disk.
The language tapes for Yoruba and Twi come at a good time. These are two languages that will be taught beginning in the fall 2005 semester.
Asia Collections: Numerous special accessions; including (1) Islamic materials in Arabic script but Indonesian languages; (2) 17 eighteenth-century books in Vietnamese nom (Chinese-style characters); (3) several hundred reels of microfilm of Cambodian materials from the Pol Pot period; (4) 90 reels of microfilm of Burmese manuscripts; among many other things. (DW)
Catherwood Library: We are currently reviewing the collection in anticipation of relinquishing some of our stack space for temporary faculty offices during Phase III of the ILR construction project. We are identifying materials to be sent to the Annex, as well weeding some materials. In addition, we are reviewing our holdings at the Annex in preparation for weeding some of those materials.
We are working to increase our collection of grey literature, both in print and digitally. We are doing this by contacting unions and companies, in the U.S. and abroad.
We recently received a donation to endow the journal, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society.
Collection Development, Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (CRIO): This quarter saw several shifts in collection development responsibilities. Martha Hsu moved into the position of Acting Music Librarian after the death of Lenore Coral in March; Martha will head the Music Library during the search for a new director and will retire after 38 years of service to CUL when the new Music Librarian is hired.
As coordinator for Collection Development in the new merged CRIO department, Kizer Walker has assumed Martha’s previous administrative responsibilities for the Collection Development unit in Olin 504. Collection areas that Martha has covered in the past have been redistributed to other selectors as follows:
Bibliography / Library Science: Peter Hirtle.
Cartography: Bob Kibbee
Dutch Studies: Will Sayers
Geography: Bob Kibbee
German History: Kizer Walker
German Language and Literatures: Kizer Walker
Scandinavian Studies: Will Sayers
Psychology: Thad Dickinson
Other changes in selection responsibilities: Ida Martinez is now selector for Latino Studies and David Block for Native American Studies.
In connection with the CRIO merger, staff began ongoing efforts to streamline certain processes in the CD office, e.g., distribution of ILL slips.
Howard Brentlinger is supervising students on a project to locate titles that are in the stacks, but which show up as missing in the catalog (joint project with collection maintenance).
Howard and student worker Nate Rabkin are working on a project to identify any titles that should have arrived on the Yankee approval plan in 2004-05, but which were not received.
New items are added to the print reference collections in Olin and Uris on an ongoing basis. Information about selected new titles is listed online.
Fine Arts Library: MW attended Humanities Team hearings, and recently received notification of % increases in collections budgets.
FAL Annex Shift team (MW, Ann Beyer, Matt Klein) met with Xin Li and Zoe S-M, to discuss and start planning the shift of FAL materials to the new facility in May or June of ‘06.
MW worked with vendor WorldWide Books to add roughly 40 2004-05 exhibition catalogs, from smaller galleries and museums featuring contemporary artists.
MW corresponded with Andy Goldsworthy archivist Tina Fiske about the AG archive being made available at Cornell. MW coordinated a test of the in-progress AG database with Eli Brown, giving feedback to database developers in Scotland.
Management Library/Hotel Library: I expect the Management Library collections budget to be overspent again this year. I will be working on cancellations this summer.
In Hotel, we have been preparing our menu collection for transfer to RMC. We are currently adding menus to our menu database.
Thomson has created a new interface for its products including Thomson Research, SDC, First Call and Datastream called Thomson One. The Management Library and DRC will share this expense for 2005/06. The Thomson One interface will provide campus wide access to data that currently in only available on designated workstations in the Management Library. We expect this to be a great resource for business users across campus.