Spring 2019

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Hunt Library Spring Newsletter 2019

Since the demolition of the old library building three and a half years ago, Hunt Library has adopted the theme of change.

For the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year, CHANGE IS ____________.

Daytona Beach

  • Modern collaborative space for student study
  • Reservable large group study rooms
  • A variety of ergonomic seating options
  • A streamlined print book collection in compact shelving
  • LOTS of places to plug in your devices

Worldwide

  • Quicker access to the print collection for online request fulfillment
  • Streamlined purchasing for materials not currently owned by Hunt Library
  • Greater emphasis on electronic books and Open Educational Resources
  • Updated pathways to information and learning objects
  • Now accepting requests for development of online library instruction sessions
  • Research consultations via Skype for Business
  • Faculty library orientation now available through CTLE

Change in Leadership

Kathleen Citro retired from the position of Library Director on January 4, after serving a total of 43 years at Hunt Library. Her many accomplishments include a successful orchestration of the library’s move into long-term temporary quarters and a tireless advocacy for library space and services during new building preparations and after.

Dr. Anne Marie Casey was welcomed back into the position of Library Director after a few years of working in ERAU-Daytona Beach administration and simultaneously promoting the Scholarly Commons institutional repository across all campuses. With her guidance, Scholarly Commons now boasts over 1.39 downloads and almost 18,000 works.


Online Updates

  • Scholarly Commons now hosts Open Access textbooks and course materials, as well as a growing collection of student works.
  • EAGLEsearch now integrates with Microsoft and Google accounts for you to save your searches and run them again later. (Click on the star next to your search terms.)
  • An emphasis on curating an eBook collection to support the curriculum and student research has resulted in over 160,000 eBook titles.
  • Both library training modules: Library Basic Training and Evaluating Sources, were updated for content and moved to a new platform. They are now receiving record usage.
  • The library website was refreshed after completion of an extensive User Experience study by Daytona Beach Human Factors students in Dr. Barbara Chaparro’s upper division courses.
  • SpringerLink, a large set of peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences, biomedicine, behavioral sciences, engineering and mathematics, was added to the collection.
  • Cabells, a popular database that provides journal quality metrics (“whitelist”) and a searchable list of deceptive journals (“blacklist”), was added to the collection. If a journal of interest is not found in the database, please contact Ask a Librarian for additional metrics.
  • Shephard Plus, a British aerospace industry database with news, market reports, and datasets covers defense, security, unmanned and autonomous systems, and more. New users must set up an account with their ERAU email address.
  • AUVSI Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database offers profiles of air, ground, and maritime unmanned systems in use around the world. Follow the instructions for new users.

Changes to Daytona Beach Services

  • In response to student needs, the library is now open until 7:00 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Library instruction is now offered online, in your classroom, or in the new library instruction room, SU 428.
  • A small collection of laptops are available for supplementing a BYOD (bring your own device) library instruction session.
  • The BORROW desk offers a few laptops with Windows 10 for faculty/staff checkout.
  • The process for collecting student theses and dissertations has been streamlined to be more user-friendly.

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