Tag Archives: Interlibrary Loan

Your typing teacher isn’t relevant: Double spacing after a period is wrong

If you learned typing on a typewriter, you were taught to double space after a period. This was because typewriters used mono-spaced fonts like Courier with each letter and punctuation symbol the same width, meaning periods could be hard to distinguish… Continue reading

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Check inbound links before moving or deleting that web page

Changes to the website happen all the time, but when moving a page from one directory to another or deleting a page altogether, you’ll want to know what other pages link to it, so you can be sure those link either continue to work, or are removed so th… Continue reading

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Additional principles for the websites

New content continues to be added to the website. Recently completed sections include copyright and spaces. In addition to our existing style guide, a few additional principle are guiding how new content is put together and presented to the public. Continue reading

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Library jargon

One of the most common tenets for creating library websites is to avoid library jargon. I’m not sure I agree with this completely; after all, no chemistry instructor would say his students would learn more if he avoided technical chemistry terms. Still, we can lessen confusion by using more common terminology when ever possible.

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*UPDATE* ILL Utilizing Central Authentication Service

  **UPDATE** Due to logistical issues concerning the implementation of CAS, ILL is postponing the use of CAS until mid-summer. Exact date will be released as soon as more information is known. —————————————————————————————————————— In May 2013, the Newman Library and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Interlibrary Loan User Survey Results

Interlibrary Loan sent a survey to our users in December 2012 requesting input regarding services, satifaction, among other topics.  Over 800 responses were received from users on the Blacksburg and Extended Campuses.  Over 90% of Blacksburg Campus users rated ILL services … Continue reading Continue reading

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So they want to borrow something, do they?

Ever wonder what other libraries find interesting about our collection?  Aside from the ubiquitous submissions for textbooks and books on statistics, engineering, computer programming, and the like, there are some rather intriguing titles that are frequently requested by other libraries.  Interlibrary … Continue reading Continue reading

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Get It Now Service Proves to be a Valuable Resource

Since Interlibrary Loan implemented the Get It Now service available via the Copyright Cleareance Center on May 16, 2012, we have saved over $1,600.00 in copyright licensing fees alone.  On average, savings are roughly $20.00, but range from $8.50 up… Continue reading

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