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January 2022

Welcome to Dooley Noted, the monthly newsletter for the Oxford College Library! This newsletter provides faculty and staff with information about new resources, library events, staff profiles, and other featured items.

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In this issue:

New Teaching and Learning Librarian: Lara Miller

Photo of Lara Miller
Last semester, Lara Miller joined the Oxford College Library team as a Teaching and Learning Librarian. Before joining Oxford, Lara served as the Assessment Librarian at the University of Arizona and previously worked as the Visiting Librarian for Folklore, Anthropology, and Sociology at Indiana University. Lara is from Oak Park, Illinois, and graduated from Earlham College with a B.A. in Peace & Global Studies and an M.L.S in Library Science from Indiana University. Welcome to Oxford, Lara!

Updated Library Hours for January

The Oxford College Library will be open during remote learning! Beginning January 11th, our hours are:
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
We will be available online and in person during these hours.

Featured: Our New Library Website

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Image: The Library Website Homepage
This month, the Oxford College Library launched our new website! We have set up redirects so that any of Oxford College Library's old URLs are appropriately redirected to their new URLs. 
 
Featuring the same design as the University Libraries website, the release helps the Libraries move one step closer to its long-term goal of bringing all Emory University Libraries, locations, and services under one unified web presence in an effort to improve the user experience.

In February, the Business, Health, and Rose libraries will launch a preview of their newly redesigned sites with a final production release scheduled for March 2022

Let us know what you think!
View Website

Library Search: The New Library Catalog

Library Search is the new search tool currently configured to search Emory University Libraries Catalog including books, e-books, videos, articles, and some digital media. Future phases of development will incorporate other data sources including Articles Plus, digital repositories, and the Emory University Libraries website.  

Library Search is developed in Blacklight, which is an open-source Ruby on Rails "engine" that provides a basic discovery interface for searching an Apache Solr index. The product development is part of a multi-phase project that started in 2019. 


Why the name "Library Search"? 
Users expressed the desire for a very basic name that describes the functionality of the tool. Eventually, Library Search will be configured to search many resources provided by the libraries, including data in digital repositories and the website.  

Accessibility 
Emory Libraries are committed to the principles of universal design and strive to provide equitable services online and in our spaces. We assess and enhance the usability and accessibility of digital interfaces on an ongoing basis. For questions or further information, please use the feedback form on the Library Search page, or consult Emory’s Department of Accessibility Services. 

Questions, Help, and Feedback
You are welcome to send questions or provide feedback on Library Search by emailing the team at librarysearch@emory.edu. You can also visit the FAQ guide for more information https://guides.libraries.emory.edu/LibrarySearchFAQs.

New Library Search Guide
Check out our handy new LibGuide to learn more about the features and functionality of Library Search and to learn more about how to use it.
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Spring Library Mini Workshops

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The library will be putting on a series of short, "mini workshops" this semester for students. The workshops will focus on how to utilize Zotero, as well as how to bring sources into conversation with each other (synthesizing information). More information will be provided as we get further into the semester.  Faculty interested in offering attendance at these workshops as an extra credit opportunity should contact their personal librarian.

Featured Database: Docuseek 2 Collection

The Emory Libraries are now providing access to the Docuseek2 Complete Collection which contains *most* Bull Frog, Icarus and Women Make Movies documentaries.

Docuseek streams essential independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges and universities, providing exclusive access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution.

Docuseek films can be embedded in Canvas, see: https://docuseek2.wiki.zoho.com/Integrating-Docuseek2.html   
Access Database

New & Trial Databases

Kyobo Book & Hakjisa's full-text database of academic journals, covering all subjects.
 
Novaia gazeta (Новая газета, The New Newspaper) is a popular independent Moscow newspaper known for critical investigative reporting, working to expose corruption, abuse of power and violation of laws amongst the government and main financial structures of modern Russia.
 
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Purchase Request Form

need library materials?
Oxford faculty, students and staff may request books, eBooks and films for purchase by filling out our Purchase Request Form.
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