Welcome Back Edition – Part I


Welcome Back Edition – Part I

 You’ll see a few changes in the Collins Library.  We’ve been busy this summer:

  • Library 118 (classroom):  We’ve added new movable furniture to encourage group work, and replaced the PCs with laptops.
  • 4th Floor:  We’ve removed the central stacks, shifted the collection, and added tables and chairs to increase our study spaces for students.
  • Makerspace:  A new space is being constructed in the lower level of the library to encourage hands on learning and a maker culture. Stay tuned for additional information.

New PRIMO search:
We implemented a new version of PRIMO. Primo provides simple, one-stop, searching for books and eBooks, videos, articles, digital media, and more. Highlights of the new version include:

  • Mobile-Friendly:  Smoother navigation on smaller-screen mobile devices.
  • Citation Trails:  Additional bibliographic information about resource citations in other research.
  • More Visible Related Readings:  Recommended items related to a search result, and the designation of an article as peer reviewed, are better highlighted.
  • Cleaner Design:  Icon images and font changes improve how search results appear and make finding them easier. Items currently borrowed from Collins, Summit and interlibrary loan will automatically transfer to your account in the new Primo. To learn more about the changes, visit the library guide at http://research.pugetsound.edu/primofaq/news.

Spotlight on Resources:

Streaming Media:  We’ve added a great new resource, Kanopy. A video streaming platform which offers a broad collection of media ranging from documentaries, independent and foreign films, must-see classics, to blockbuster movies. Search for films by title, subject, keywords, or browse by subject. Register with Kanopy to utilize features such as playlists, clips, sharing, embedding, and creating a watch list for future viewing.

Electronic Books:   Collins Library makes electronic books available through database subscriptions, individual purchases, and by opening up collections for user discovery and possible purchase after demonstrated use (known as patron-driven acquisition). We currently provide access to over 386,000 eBooks and will shortly be loading collections for patron driven acquisition from Oxford University Press, University of California Press, Taylor and Francis and CRC Press that will push our accessible titles past 400,000. Consider linking to some of these books in your Moodle site.  eBooks can be found in Primo by searching, and then limiting to the “Resource Type” “eBooks” in the right hand facets.

A few examples:

  • Textbooks:  Introduction to Sports Biomechanics: Analysing Human Movement Patterns by Roger Bartlett.
  • Subject encyclopedias for introductions to topics:  The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • eBooks for chapters or additional readings:  In Our Own Voices: Latino/a Renditions of Theology edited by Benjamin Valentin.

Some eBooks are open access, others are purchased with licensing options that may limit the number of simultaneous users or use in course packs or electronic reserves. If you are interested in knowing what kinds of access/use are possible for a particular title, please contact your liaison librarian.

New Archivist & Special Collections Librarian:
We are delighted to welcome Adriana Flores as our new Archivist & Special Collections Librarian.  Adriana worked most recently as an Archivist at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.  Adriana completed her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2016 and is a 2013 graduate of Puget Sound.  She has her B.A. in English with a Writing, Rhetoric and Culture Concentration.

Need Information? Don’t forget the Collins Memorial Library – Library Guides
Questions? Contact your liaison librarian
Comments: Contact Jane Carlin, library director
Remember – Your best search engine is a librarian!

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