January 2001 Web News
New Unicorn Web-Based Library Online Catalog System Debuts This Month
On January 2, 2001, the Indiana University Libraries' launched a new web version of IUCAT containing over 5.5 million records.. According to a recent IU Libraries' press release, this new Unicorn web-based online catalog produced by the SIRSI Corporation offers the following features:
The new record management system also changes how the library orders, catalogs and loans books and other materials. To use the new online catalog from on or off campus, go to www.iucat.iu.edu NOTE: When accessing the online catalog on campus, the search location area defaults to the IU Northwest Library holdings. When using the catalog off campus, you may choose to search ALL IU Libraries or limit your search to a single library by clicking the appropriate link.
To help users learn how to effectively search and use this new online catalog, the IU Libraries have created a detailed online web tutorial. This tutorial can be reached from on or off campus computers at www.indiana.edu/~libopac/tutorial
For further information about accessing, using and searching this new web-based version of IUCAT, check upcoming issues of Library Web News as additional information becomes available.
Mathematical Reviews Now Available Online Through MathSciNet
The IU Northwest Library recently subscribed to MathSciNet, a comprehensive database featuring international mathematics literature from the past 60 years. Produced by the American Mathematical Society, this web-based service provides access to signed reviews and bibliographic data from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, an early awareness journal with a subject index to recent and forthcoming publications.
For Mathematical Reviews in particular, an international mathematics reviewing journal, MathSciNet includes signed reviews and bibliographic information from January 1940 to the present for nearly 1,800 current serials and journals.
Take a Break and Relax at the New IU Northwest Library Café
On January 8, That Little Café at IU Northwest opened in the IU Northwest Library. The café will serve coffee, tea, cold drinks, soup and light foods. During Christmas break, a temporary counter was installed so service could begin this semester. The permanent counter will be installed within the next few weeks just in time for the Grand Opening. Stop by now and enjoy a cup of regular or specialty coffee with a muffin, cookie, bagel or other goodies. Hope to see you soon!
That Little Café at IU Northwest will be open the following hours:
MONDAY 8:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Calumet Regional Archives' Exhibits Focus on Martin Luther King and Northwest Indiana Immigrants
Two exhibits of materials preserved in IU Northwest's Calumet Regional Archives are available for public viewing this month. First, a display of photographs and articles from Dr. Martin Luther King's visits to Gary are in the IU Northwest Library lobby's display case. Second, the exhibit entitled Decades of Diversity: A Calumet Portrait is located in Savannah Center by the Contemporary Art Gallery. This exhibit includes photographs depicting various migrants and immigrants settling in Northwest Indiana during the 20th century.
Both exhibits will be up through January. Please stop by and take a trip through the region's fascinating history.
, Library News Web Editor