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May 31, 2006

Spring 2006 Issue of Library Update

The Spring 2006 issue of Library Update is now available. Library Update is a semi-annual newsletter published to inform faculty about University Libraries' collections and services.

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Exhibit: The Sciences at the University at Albany, 1845-2006

The Sciences at the University at Albany, 1845-2006 is currently on exhibit in the lobby of the Science Library.

The exhibit contains items from the University Archives as well as contributions from current faculty members. A small number of items and information from the exhibit are made available online at as an introduction to the physical exhibit.

The exhibit examines the growth of and changes in science education and research at the University at Albany over its long history through publications, photographs, class notes, memorabilia, and other records documenting University students, faculty, departments, and research centers.

May 30, 2006

Minerva Online Catalog Unavailable 2:30-4:00 a.m. on May 31

The Minerva online catalog will be unavailable from 2:30-4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 due to scheduled maintenance. We appreciate your patience.

May 23, 2006

Friends of the Libraries Sponsor a Trip to Glimmerglass Opera July 16

We invite you to join us this summer for our Summer Musical Outing to Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY, on Sunday, July 16, 2006, to enjoy a boisterous production of Rossini’s “Barber of Seville,� one of the world’s great Romantic operas. We will travel in an air-conditioned touring bus.

Prior to the opera performance, we will—once again—enjoy the famous, sumptuous buffet brunch at the lakeside Otesaga Hotel. Selections will include waffles and exotic omelets to order, breakfast meats, carving meats, pancakes, waffles and toppings, hash browns, baked goods, salads, fruits, luscious pastries, desserts, and more.

The cost of this Glimmerglass outing, including transportation, brunch, and the opera ticket, is only $133 for first-floor seats, and $117 for balcony seats.. Return reservations to Del Cummings, 1976 Curry Road-A104, Schenectady NY 12303 ( 518-356-0377). For further information, contact Colleen ( Reservations due by JUNE 30, 2006.

9:30 am
Bus leaves University uptown campus from the University parking lot across from Alumni House (free parking available).
11:30 am
Brunch at The Otesaga Hotel.
2:00 pm
Barber of Seville
5:00 pm
Depart from Glimmerglass to Albany
6:45 pm
Bus arrives at the University uptown campus starting point.

Space is limited and seats go quickly, so reserve early. RESERVE NOW WHILE THERE’S SPACE!

For your convenience, a reservation form is available online. Print the form, fill it out, and mail it with your check to the address on the form. Connect to the form.

May 10, 2006

UA Libraries’ Acquisitions Budget Reduction – List of Titles to be Cancelled

UA Libraries Budget Reduction Strategies FY07

Over the past month the Libraries’ bibliographers and their assigned departments have worked to develop strategies to reduce their FY07 acquisitions expenditures. Many of these strategies included canceling journal, standing order, and database subscriptions.

We are aware that many faculty work in interdisciplinary subject areas and we do not want to inadvertently cancel materials that you use but that are charged to another department’s library budget. Therefore, the list of journal, standing order, and database titles to be cancelled is now available for your review.

Please review the list by June 16, 2006 and contact your bibliographer if you have any questions or concerns. Cancellations will be placed with our subscription agents over the summer and will take effect on January 1, 2007.

Cancellation List

How to Read the Cancellation List

Contact Your Bibliographer

May 8, 2006

University Library Open Until 3 A.M. May 10-17

The University Library will remain open until 3:00am daily starting Wednesday, May 10, to provide a comfortable, quiet environment for study during final exam period. In a unique partnership with the Student Association, security officers will remain in the building after its normal 1 am closing to provide two additional hours of convenient, secure study space until 3:00am from May 10 – May 17. Group study space on the first and basement floors as well as quiet study space on the second and third floors will be available. Photocopiers, UniPrint, general use PCs, will be available for self-service during extended hours. Reference, Circulation, Reserves, and Interactive Media Center operations and services and use of the Public Computing User Room (LI 137) will end at their normal times. Details are available on the University Library hours web page.

Only the University Library on the Podium will have these special extended hours; the Science and Dewey Libraries will close at their regular times. The University Libraries looks forward to a long-term partnership with the Student Association to offer special services to meet the needs of UAlbany students.

May 1, 2006

New Finding Aids Created for Collections in the Department of Special Collections and Archives

New finding aids published for archival and manuscript collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives are available at the New in the Department ( page. Some of the most recent finding aids are for the collections of Reinhard Bendix, Gerhard Colm, Julius V. Wyler, Adolph Lowe, the Capital Area School Development Association, Environmental Clearinghouse, Inc. (ECOS), Schoharie Land Trust, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean’s Office. These recent additions include the personal papers of German and Jewish Émigrés, organizations active in environmental affairs, and University at Albany academic departments.

You can find all archival and manuscript collections held by the Department of Special Collections and Archives arranged by subject or alphabetically at the Introduction to Collections ( page.

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