Tutt Library Newsletter
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As the number of subscriptions to electronic journals and databases of periodical collections has grown, finding all the resources available to our users has become increasingly complex. Tutt Library has purchased a service from TDNet to provide a unified list of all our electronic and print journals, including content from database providers such as Ebsco, JSTOR, Elsevier, OCLC First Search, Lexis Nexis Academic Universe, and many others. Users can search by journal title and link directly to the electronic holdings or the TIGER record of print holdings. TDNet receives updates from the database providers and updates our site weekly. The library will also be able to generate use statistics on electronic journals to inform future purchasing decisions, prepare subject lists and support other management functions. Find Journal Finder on the library's home page under the Article/Information Databases heading.
Learn more ... Journal Finder will be the focus of the January 30 Tutt Library Lunch and Learn session.
Access to Interdisciplinary and Area Studies
The Arts & Sciences II Collection is a multi-disciplinary collection that includes journal titles in History, Economics, Asian Studies, Classics, and Archaeology. New disciplines covered by the expanded collection include African Studies, History of Science, and Middle East Studies.
THE JSTOR ARTS &
SCIENCES II COLLECTION - 47 Newly Released Titles
African Studies Review
American Journal of Archaeology
ASA Review of Books
The American Statistician
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
The British Journal of Sociology
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Canadian Journal of African Studies
The China Quarterly
The Classical Quarterly
The Classical Review
The College Mathematics Journal
The English Historical Review
European Sociological Review
Geografiska Annaler. Series A. Physical Geography
Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography
The Geographical Journal
Greece & Rome
The History Teacher
The Journal of American Folklore
Journal of Field Archaeology
The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Journal of the American Oriental Society
The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Medical Anthropology Quarterly
Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Past and Present
Political Research Quarterly
Science and Technology Studies
Science, Technology, and Human Values
Theory and Society
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Elsevier Science acquired the journals published by Academic Press last year and has incorporated the IDEAL (Academic Press) journals into the Science Direct service. Tutt Library negotiated a new license with Elsevier to continue to provide electronic access to all the Academic Press titles as well as access to the electronic versions of Elsevier Science journals that we already receive in print. The addition of Elsevier content increases the number of electronic journals available to Colorado College users by 32. In addition, we negotiated a reduced document delivery fee for our Interlibrary Loan office for articles from Elsevier titles that we do not subscribe to. All Elsevier and Academic Press titles in our package are cataloged in TIGER or may be searched through the Elsevier Science Direct database.
Music Index Online: A Subject-Author
Guide to Music Periodical Literature, 1979-2002
Indexes over 670 international music periodicals, covering a broad range of subjects. Acquired in cooperation with the Albert Seay Music Library.
Tutt Library celebrated 25 years of the Friend of the Library at a reception on December 6, 2002. For the last quarter century, the Friends contributed time, energy, and money to Tutt Library in a number of creative ways. In 1981, the Friends established an annual student assistant award, a cash prize known in alternating years as the Manly Dayton Ormes Award and the Louise Fielding Kampf Award. In the 1980s and 1990s, they sponsored "Sundays at Tutt," a lecture program on book history and Colorado, and ran the annual book sale, a hugely popular community event.
They also bought materials for Special Collections and the stacks, and funded professional development, digitization projects, and an annual ice cream social for new CC students.
Over the years, the Friends have given Special Collections materials ranging from a Sumerian cuneiform, or clay tablet, from 2032 B.C. to 20th century fine press books like Ken Campbell's Fire Dogs. Other donations include a beautiful first edition of the Federalist Papers (1788), a collection of 19th century Cripple Creek mining records, and a luxurious facsimile of the Great Domesday Book (1086, facsimile printed 1986).
When the Friends disbanded in 2002, they made a generous gift to Special Collections of what remained in their coffers - about $12,000. The library has used the funds to purchase early editions of Helen Hunt Jackson's books and fine press books of the West.
The Gazette is the most stable, longest-running publication in Colorado Springs. It is our best - and sometimes only - window into the history of the city and its inhabitants. There are several existing copies of The Gazette archives in microform (microfiche and microfilm), such as those held by the Colorado Historical Society and the Colorado Springs Carnegie Library, and a limited number of bound paper copies are held by the Pioneers Museum. Colorado College's Tutt Library maintains the only complete collection of the actual newspapers in bound volumes, in addition to the microform.
Our archive collection begins with the March 23, 1872 issue of Out West and continues with the Colorado Springs Gazette up to the 1940s and then The Gazette-Telegraph to 1973.
Until December 2002, the library's collection was in a shelving area constructed from cement blocks and particleboard. These makeshift shelves were buckling under the weight of the volumes and causing pressure on the bindings. Sustained pressure weakens the bindings and, because the old pages are very brittle, a broken binding can easily cause the pages to tear and crumble. The heavy bound newspaper volumes were piled five and even six volumes high, making retrieval difficult and unsafe for the staff.
Last year the college appealed to The Gazette for support to upgrade the storage for our historical newspapers. With a generous grant from The Gazette and matching funds from the library, we installed new movable shelving and new lighting over the winter break. Additional shelving space was created by the project and more bound newspapers will be shifted to this area from the second floor archives area. We are grateful to The Gazette, the CC Development Office, and Facilities for their support of this project.
Steve Lawson joins the library as Humanities Liaison Librarian
at the end of January. Steve has a BS in Theatre and Speech from Northwestern
and an MLS from The University of Texas at Austin. He comes to us from
the University of California, San Diego, where he has been the Reference
and Digital Projects Librarian at the Science and Engineering Library.
Steve has also worked at the Ransom Humanities Research Center at UT-Austin
and the University of Delaware Library.
Leo Ramos began work as the Special Collections Public Services Coordinator in November. Leo has a BA in Music from Harvard and a JD from the UCLA School of Law, and worked as a high school librarian at one point in his career. He founded the Ramos Consulting Group in 1995, providing general business consulting and contract negotiation services. He is taking time out from his consulting business while training at the U.S. Olympic Center as a 94 kilo weightlifter.
Mark your calendar! Tutt Library will honor CC authors on Wednesday,
February 26 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Special Collections. We invite the entire CC community to join us in celebrating the last three years of publications by CC faculty, administrators, and staff.
Join the library staff for short informative sessions on a variety of
topics this spring, including Information Literacy, Spring Cleaning, Journal
Finder and more. See our complete menu on the library