Forest Resources Library (FRL)
Carol Green reports: "Winter Quarter 1999 has busy; students and other users find us fast and have many information needs. A major change during the quarter was the moving of course reserve material into open shelves to allow self-service. This seems to have worked well both for students and library staff, with only a few problems. We expect to continue to provide open Reserves for Spring Quarter."
"As we anticipate the move away from UWIN and WILLOW to a Web-based environment, we have begun the installation of new equipment and brought one more database under Web software. In January, Wildlife Worldwide was added to the Information Gateways list of Databases and Catalogs. This Web-based index replaces the cd-rom Wildlife Review/Fisheries Review. Wildlife Worldwide focuses on the wildlife literature back to 1935; those needing information related to fisheries and aquatic science literature should use Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts."
"When UWIN and Willow cease operation at the end of June 1999, we will no longer need the x-terminals in the library, and are replacing them with new PCs in an NT network. We received two fast and powerful PCs Winter Quarter and expect to replace the last two x-terminals during Spring Quarter."
"I have been busy working with classes, especially CFR 101 and ESC 350. Kathy Gilbert has been upgrading her Web maintenance skills and using them to improve our unit Web pages. Check them out at http://www.lib.washington.edu/Forest/. In addition to keeping the serials and periodicals available, Kate Scully has taken over the task of sending out the New Book List each week. If you are not receiving this list, but would like to, e-mail Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Carol adds that anticipated Spring Quarter Library activities include:
The Miller Library
The Miller Library was the beneficiary of the February 13, 1999 Hellebore Open House at Heronswood Nursery in Kingston, WA. Over 400 people attended the sale of hellebores and companion plants, toured the gardens, and heard talks by noted British hellebore expert Will McLewin. The gate receipts were donated to the library and will be matched in part by the Miller Foundation. Many thanks to the library volunteers and the staff of Heronswood for making the day a great success!
The Northwest Horticultural Society auction for the Miller Library is in the planning stages. For more information on this event, scheduled for May 2, 1999, contact the library at 206-543-0415 or hortlib@ u.washington.edu. The library staff are also planning for the CUH Open House on May 7 and 8, 1999 when they will give tours of the collections, including an Electronic Show-and-Tell.