Friday, February 27, 2009

CBC Library Virtual New Books Shelf

In addition to our “What’s New” library web page, we have created a "Virtual New Books Shelf" for browsing book covers of CBC Library new books!

• The direct URL is :
• The project was started on Feb. 19 and we had 52 new books added since then;

To see call numbers and availability for check out:
1. Click on the book cover, which will open the full citation.
2. Scroll down and enter location information. The CBC record should show up.
3. Click on the link "Columbia Basin College" to see our catalog record.

More details:
• The URL links to the “Covers Only” view, but you can switch to “Details and Notes View” or “Citations View”
• The list is updated whenever a new book is added to our collection and put on the shelf
• The list shows the most recently added books first by default, but you can sort by title or published date as well
• The list links to our catalog record so you can see if the book is available
• Additional lists will be available by month at (Bookmark this!)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Database - CAMIO

As part of our OCLC FirstSearch subscription (for no additional cost): "CAMIO—Catalog of Art Museum Images Online —contains about 95,000 works of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world. The scope of the collection ranges from 3000 BCE to the present, representing premiere examples of Asian, African, Latin American and Western art. Difficult-to-find contemporary art is one of its strengths. The content includes high-resolution images of photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles, books, installations, and architecture—plus audio-video and mixed media. Benefits of the interface include downloading high-resolution images, the ability to e-mail images and metadata for further study, and fast, powerful, Web-based searching. All content is rights-cleared for educational use." [OCLC description viewed 3/6/09]

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

UI Change to EBSCOhost

We have removed the 'References Available' limiter from the default EBSCOhost search. This feature does not limit results to any article that includes references, instead it limits to journals meeting various criteria set by EBSCOhost.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

U.S. News & World Report

As of February 2009 U.S. News & World Report is a monthly print publication; Brian Kelly elaborates "The Continuing Evolution of U.S. News" [2/1/2009, Vol. 146 Issue 1, p5]. No issues appeared in January.

Full text coverage in EBSCOhost and ProQuest continues for the monthly, but the subscriber-only digital edition is not included.