The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

New books on display

The latest batch of new books is on display, and will stay up through October 4. Please stop by the library to see what we have added. You can reserve a new book by writing your name on the blue streamer in the book, and we will see that you get it when it comes off display.

For more info on new books:

Sunday, August 20, 2006

BioOne announces launch of Forward Linking on BioOne service

BioOne announces launch of Forward Linking on BioOne service

WASHINGTON, DC - BioOne® is pleased to announce the launch of Forward Linking, a new expanded service on the BioOne website. BioOne recently completed a retrospective assignment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) and deposit of those DOIs with the CrossRef® system for each full-text item in the service. As part of this project, BioOne has also implemented Forward Linking to other articles-both inside and outside of BioOne-that reference the articles in the database. These combined services of improved reference linking and forward linking will enhance the discoverability and usability of articles in the BioOne service and will improve the overall user experience for scholars accessing articles on BioOne.

In principle, forward linking is similar to reference linking, however rather than pointing to articles that were referenced or citations to previous work, forward linking provides a link outward to articles, published after the article currently being read, that have cited the article the user had found. The link to articles citing a particular article is available on each of the article full-text pages by clicking on "See Articles Citing This Article" in the Contents box on the right-hand of the article text screen.

This enhanced functionality is provided to publishers and users at no charge. BioOne is absorbing the fees on behalf of participating publishers for deposit and registration of the DOIs. In addition, BioOne provides the setup and coordination fees for the forward linking program centrally.

Management of the DOI service is provided by participation in CrossRef - a non-profit industry organization, based in Lynnfield, MA, which provides the infrastructure for assignment and coordination of reference linking. For more information on CrossRef, please visit

BioOne is a not-for-profit online aggregation of scholarly journals in the biological, organismal and ecological sciences. Founded in 1999, BioOne now serves more than 850 institutions and more than 8 million scholars, students and researchers worldwide. For further information on BioOne, please visit our website:

Monday, August 14, 2006

Volunteers needed for Book Market on the Square

Volunteers needed for Book Market on the Square

The INHS Library will be participating in the Book Market on the Square Saturday, August 26th, 2006 and is looking for volunteers to help staff the booth anytime between 7:00 am to 6 pm. We will be doing outreach and selling INHS books, posters and miscellaneous items. If you are interested in volunteering there is a sign up sheet in the library, or call at 333-6892, or email us at If you have any handouts or promotional materials that you would like us to display let Beth or Susan know.

This is the 3rd annual Book Market at the Square. It is an all day affair that runs concurrently with the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival and the Farmers Market. It is located inside the Lincoln Square Shopping Center at 300 South Broadway Ave. in Urbana. There will be local libraries, book vendors and authors participating with children's activities and bingo. For more information see <

Friday, August 11, 2006

Campus libraries closed August 11, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Campus libraries closed August 11, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All campus libraries will be closed the morning of Friday, August 11, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The closure will give library staff the opportunity to complete various tasks to prepare for the new semester.Please arrange your study or research schedule accordingly.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

INHS Library website questionnaire, please participate...

Just a reminder, the INHS Library Website Questionaire will be live through October 1.
If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes today to give us your feedback.

We have developed a brief online questionnaire to gather information about use of our website in anticipation of a redesign. If you use the INHS Library, your input will help and will be appreciated.

There are 9 questions which can be completed in less than 10 minutes. No login is required to access the questionnaire.

INHS Library website questionnaire

Many thanks in advance for your participation.