Because of the initiative and skills of the Technical Services Department, the Library’s online catalog continues to expand by adding other UAA collections. Most recently the cataloging records for the Learning Resources Center and Disability Support Services collections were added. Last month, new records were added for 72 titles purchased for the Career Services Center. The Joint Library Catalog also has cataloging records for the collections held at the Small Business Development Center and the Native Studies Program. Last fall the collections of the Confucius Institute were transferred to the Library and these materials were cataloged as well. Because of these efforts, UAA’s specialized resources are more accessible to the university community and to the residents of Alaska.
If you visited the Library’s website in the last couple of weeks, you should have noticed some changes. The Library’s schedule for its hours has been moved to make room for the Library’s social media presence. The News and Events section has a new look linking to a webpage combining news from the Library’s blogs, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all at one convenient location. With the merging of electronic resources in library databases, the separate “Find Books” and “Find Articles” links have been collapsed into “Find Books & Articles.” The new look incorporates more dynamic social content while highlighting the Library’s resources and collections.