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

Monday, July 16, 2007

July New Books Display

The latest batch of new books is on display, and will stay up through August 24, 2007.

Please stop by the library to see what we have added. Reserve a new book for checkout by writing your full name on a blue streamer and placing it in the book. (If there is already a streamer in the book, add your name to the list.) We will check requested books out to you when they rotate off display.

Can't get to the library? Try a virtual browse of the new materials:

Books added to INHS Library in the last 60 days
Design a custom report of new books in the UIUC Library collection

Mollusc catalog is UI Digitized Book of the Week

The 12-volume set described below is from the INHS Library collection, and was digitized at the request of INHS scientist John Tucker:

Forwarded from Betsy Kruger:

Digitized Book of the Week Update: Spécies général et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Paris : la collection Lamarck, celle du prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant a M.B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs

Snails and limpets and slugs, oh my! UIUC Library's latest contribution to the
Biodiversity Heritage Library is this twelve volume illustrated set by
Louis-Charles Kiener, a French zoologist who lived in Paris from
View the Flip Book
Series Record in Internet Archive

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Great Lakes Pollution: selected resources

Forwarded from the Waste Management & Research Center Librarian:

Great Lakes Pollution: Selected Resources
is now available at

Comments welcome.

Laura L. Barnes, Librarian
Illinois Waste Management & Research Center
One East Hazelwood Drive, Champaign IL
(217) 333-8957
Visit us on the web at

Monday, July 09, 2007

CARLI Welcomes Six New I-SHARE Libraries

CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) is pleased to announce that 6 more libraries' catalogs are now online
in I-Share, CARLI's integrated library system. This brings the number of
Illinois institutions participating in I-Share to 71. The new libraries now
have their local catalogs online and are eligible to use the I-Share
Universal Borrowing resource sharing service to place requests. Later this
month the six libraries' holdings will be incorporated into the I-Share
Universal Catalog, making their collections available for I-Share resource

The new I-Share participants, their three letter CARLI symbols, and their
locations are:
* Carl Sandburg College (CSC), Galesburg
* Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IEC), with four locations-Frontier
Community College, Fairfield; Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel; Olney
Central College, Olney; and Lincoln Trail College, Robinson
* Knox College (KNX), Galesburg
* Monmouth College (MON), Monmouth
* Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (SFM), Peoria
* Trinity International University (TIU), Deerfield

The six institutions migrated a combined total of 721,411 bibliographic
records, 898,515 item records and 13,908 patron records from their former
automation systems.

I-Share uses the Voyager software from the Ex Libris Group, and runs on
computer servers operated by the CARLI consortium office staff. The I-Share
Universal Catalog, a union catalog for the participants, includes over 9
million unique titles. During July, CARLI staff will rebuild the I-Share
Universal Catalog, and the six new participants' holdings will be
incorporated into the Universal Catalog at that time. Please watch for the
I-Share announce email list for more detailed announcements about the
Universal Catalog rebuild project. CARLI plans to implement more I-Share
libraries in 2008, and details about that implementation round will also be
announced shortly.