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Interlibrary Loan Pilots New PDF Delivery Options

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

University of Vermont faculty, staff and students may request scans of articles and book chapters from materials available in University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library regular print and microform collections. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) staff will scan articles or book chapters and deliver them as a PDF to users’ Illiad accounts.

This is a pilot program to study the feasibility of providing document delivery services at Bailey/Howe Library. The pilot will begin August 26, 2013 and end June 20, 2014.

This service is currently offered free of charge.

What can be requested?

Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library main stacks and Library Research Annex.

Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library microform collections.

Are there limits on what can be copied?

The Library has established copyright guidelines based on the copyright law of the United States and current practices in other academic libraries.

“The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research”.

If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user many be liable for copyright infringement.

In order to operate within the guidelines of “fair use” while striving to provide access to research materials, copyright policies for article and book chapter requests are as follows.

The Library will not scan:

  • More than one chapter from a book.
  • More than one article from a journal issue or newspaper.
  • Articles or book chapters longer than 50 pages or more than 10% of the journal/book.
  • Microfilm or microfiche scans longer than 30 pages.
  • Material from Government Documents.
  • Material from Special Collections.
  • Any request that violates the University of Vermont copyright policy.
  • Users who need more than one chapter from a book or article from a journal issue are encouraged to visit the Library to use these materials in person.

How long does it take for material to arrive?

Items are usually delivered in 2-3 business days.

How will articles be delivered?

Articles will be delivered in PDF format to requestors’ ILLIAD accounts. Users will receive an email notification when an article has been scanned and delivered to their account. Once delivered, articles are stored for 30 days.

How do I place a request?

Requests are placed in your Illiad account. After logging in, choose Document Delivery request and fill out the form with citation information.

A separate request must be placed for each article or chapter to be scanned.

First time Illiad users should register for an account.

Questions?

Email: bhlibill@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-2242
Location: Bailey/Howe Library, 201C, Second Floor

EndNote & Zotero Workshops for Fall

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

workshoppictureCome learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles.  All workshops are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff.  No registration is required.

Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

Location:  Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators:  Daisy Benson and Daniel DeSanto

  • September 11  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • September 20  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • October 2  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 18  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • October 30  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • November 8  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm

Advanced Zotero

Come and build on your existing Zotero knowledge.  Learn how to use shared folders for collaboration and more.

Location:  Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitator:  Daisy Benson

  • October 23 (Wednesday) 4-5pm

Contact Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

 

EndNote workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location:  Bailey/Howe Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators:  Laurie Kutner and Jake Barickman

  • September 11  (Wednesday) 3:00-4:00pm
  • September 24  (Tuesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 10  (Thursday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 22  (Tuesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • November 6  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request.  Send requests to Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu).

 

Brand New Quiet Study Room on Second Floor

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

quiet study

 

quiet study 2

 

Bailey/Howe Library has added a brand new quiet study room on the second floor. The room features more desktop work space, discreet privacy walls, comfortable chairs, plenty of power outlets and top-of-the-line lighting. Most importantly, though, the room provides silence for those who need it. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful and quiet study area we’ve created!

 

Keeping the Air Clear

Monday, August 19th, 2013

breath easy

The front entrance to Bailey/Howe continues to be a smoke-free corridor. UVM maintains a policy of no-smoking withing 25 feet of a building’s entrance or window.

Aug. 22: Heirloom Tomato Tasting

Friday, August 16th, 2013

HortFarmStand

Join UVM’s Farmer Training Program outside Bailey/Howe Library on Thursday, August 22 at 12:30 for an heirloom tomato tasting. Tomatoes and refreshments are complimentary!

The event is in conjunction with the Libraries’ summer food exhibits. “Growing Fields” in on display in the Bailey/Howe Gallery. “Super Foods of Summer” is on display in Dana Medical.