Monthly Archives: May 2013

How about those search tabs

We are planning changes in the search tabs found on the library’s home page and each of the branch libraries’ home pages. The journals tab will be going away, and some day the Addison tab will disappear as well. Once Serials Solutions database management system is improved, we could lose the Databases tab as well.

So how are these tabs actually used? As expected, as you move right across the tabs, usage drops. And, as previously mentioned, a great deal of use in each tab is “incorrect”: people don’t search what the tab is designed for, resulting in poor or nonexistent results.

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A Treatise of All Sorts of Foods: Or, The 1745 Book with the 93-Word Title

Back in the early days of the blog, we profiled the oldest food-related publication in our collection, the short selection of a larger publication with the lengthy title, A pocket-companion, containing things necessary to be known by all that values their health and happiness : being a plain way of nature’s own prescribing, to cure […] Continue reading

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Summer Construction: Multipurpose Room and Corridor

Here are the plans for the first floor of Newman Library. The furniture is simply to indicate what is possible– we have not selected anything yet. There are two major pieces: The first is reshaping the multipurpose / presentation room. … Continue reading Continue reading

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On Catering, Quality, Chickens, Eggs, and More!

This week’s post may not answer the question of which came first, but it does have a great day to say about quality chickens, eggs, and other poultry–not to mention meats, salads, and pastries. The title of this publication, in full, is John Hill’s Book: The Culinary Art as Applied to Catering, Including an Abridged List […] Continue reading

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