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August 2013

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Have you heard? The Library is No Card No Entry!

From Monday August the 12th, the University Library has implemented a no card no entry policy to the Main Library. This means you need your ID card for both entry to and

exit from the building and to borrow any material from the Library. Access control gates were installed as part of the Redevelopment Project and it was always the Library’s intention to introduce a no card no entry policy. By asking our users to scan in and out of the building, we are able to generate invaluable management information on how the Library is being used. We have also been able to improve building security since the system’s introduction which has allowed us to open later at night for longer throughout the year. Please note: •

Our Welcome Desk at the main entrance will continue to be staffed whenever the building is open.

If you have forgotten your ID card, please speak to the staff member at the Welcome Desk who will be able to issue you with a temporary day pass. You will be required to verify your identity in order to be issued with a day pass. Welcome Desk staff will no longer override the security gates and “buzz” users through who have forgotten their ID so please do not ask them to do so.

A maximum of 3 temporary passes will be issued within a calendar year. If you arrive at the Library on a 4th occasion without your ID card, you will be denied access to the building.

If you have lost your ID card or it has become damaged, you should report it as such using the normal procedures to IT Services. A temporary pass will be issued to you if you have lost your ID card or reported it as damaged but please be aware that this pass will count towards your quota of 3.

Members of the public or other external visitors who wish to use the Library for reference purposes can, upon production of appropriate ID, register at the Welcome Desk for an access pass. Reference only passes can be for either 1 day or up to 1 year and must be renewed upon expiry.

For more information, please speak to a member of our staff, or tweet us @StAndrewsUniLib. -Ewan McCubbin Assistant Director (Liaison & User Services)

What's going on? New Library Blog brings all news and posts together

We have created a new Library Blog to deliver all of the Library news and blog posts in one place, accessible from the Library homepage. Library staff currently contribute to a number of individual blogs: Echoes from the Vault: Special Collections blog, Open Access blog, @theLibrary: eresources blog, Wearing my digital humanities hat, Lux: Photographic blog and we also add News entries. The current blogs will continue as they are, and you can, of course, still visit them as normal and existing RSS feeds and links will be unaffected. We'd love you to hear your thoughts on the blog and posts. Please do comment on and share posts. -Elizabeth Andrews Academic Liaison Officer (Communications & Marketing)

Library & Facebook: an intern's perspective

Library intern: Caralina Wonnacott The Library's mission is to be more open and connected with students, creating lines of communication between the students and Library staff. Will Facebook help create the relationship with students they hope for? As the Library Marketing and Communications Intern, I was charged with researching this. Why me? Well for my insight of course! I am exactly the kind of person the Library targets with their campaigns - a user of the services and a student of the University. I was to recommend the way forward for the Library's Facebook page - To Use or Not To Use, if you will! I set off. I looked into how the Library currently uses it, how other libraries use it, and what could be done to improve it. I was also given the option of deleting the page, as the Library's Twitter account seems to create significantly more engagement with students. My initial intention with this project was to recommend that the Library delete the page - with less engagement than Twitter, it made sense to just let it go and focus on what worked. However, after looking into Facebook's suggestions for page development and at how other university libraries currently utilize their pages, I discovered that there is substantial potential for growth. There is an infinite number of possibilities for creating content and engaging with students. As the ideas started flowing, I realized the page should remain a part of the Library's repertoire of communication channels. The page only needed some updating and a bit of development to become an exceptional resource for the Library to use. And so, my recommendations for the Library's Facebook page fell into three stages: (1) re-developing and re-launching the Facebook page, (2) promoting the page and growing

the number of page likes, and (3) getting students involved with the page. With all three, I was confident that the page could become a successful tool for connecting with students and creating open channels of communication. I see the page's primary goal as providing a facility where students are able to contact the Library when they may not have previously. Offering one-to-one support that enables students to reach out in a new way is beneficial, even if only a limited number of students take advantage of it. Ultimately, the page is a tool for reaching students with information regarding changes to opening times, regulations reminders, information about Library services, and special events, as well as a way for students to reach out with their comments and suggestions. But, with more development, the page could take a more general interest approach to include articles, useful tips, and other interactive posts to engage students and promote the open, connected relationship the Library strives for. -Caralina Wonnacott Summer Intern: Library Communications & Marketing

Making The Cut: The Golf Photography of Lawrence Levy

The first ever exhibition of the work of celebrated golf photographer Lawrence Levy was held in the University of St Andrews Main Library, as part of the University’s ongoing 600th Anniversary celebrations. The exhibition, Making The Cut: The Golf Photography of Lawrence Levy, which ran from 23rd June until 5th August 2013, showcased the work of the late Lawrence Levy, who documented the Majors, European/PGA Tour and the Ryder Cup throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. The exhibition included previously unseen images alongside some of the most recognisable images in golfing history; among them the iconic shot of Seve Ballesteros

after sinking a 15-foot putt to win the 1984 Open at St Andrews. The collection was entrusted to the University of St Andrews Library's Special Collections by the Joseph Levy Foundation – continuing St Andrews’ reputation as the ‘Birthplace of Modern Golf’ and the University’s long running relationship with the game. -Anthony Parker Curator of Golf Collections

Getting ready for Orientation Week!

All new students can choose to get a Library bag or KeepCup if they come on a tour of the Library in Orientation week. The Library tour is a great way for new students to meet Library staff and get used to the Library, finding books and accessing resources. This year we are also offering new students the chance to win an iPad mini and a range of accessories. -Academic Liaison Team

New Open Access journals Two new open access journals have launched on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) site. Read our Open Access blog for more details on one of these new titles, the Journal of Sustainability. The other new journal is the Art History Postgraduate journal (out first pilot), which has

been renamed as North Street Review. It is great to see NSR launched after a long period of development and there are table of contents for everything going back to 1994 and plans to track down permissions for early articles. There is open access to some full text content from 2003 and the complete Volume 15 (2011) is now available. Volume 16 is in production and the Call for Papers for 2014 can be viewed here: Read more about the North Street Review on our Open Access blog. I gave a short presentation at an OJS workshop on 31st July. This workshop was part of the Repository Fringe in Edinburgh, and in this workshop I highlighted the student experiences in developing our hosting service, mentioning these journals. We have two more journals in the pipeline which will bring our total to seven; these are exciting times for our hosting service! -Jackie Proven Repository Support Officer (Research publications and Open Access)

£1,777,378 in external funding for Special Collections won since 1995! Special Collections is a very different place now from what it was when Norman Reid, current Head, arrived to take up his post as Keeper of Manuscripts and Muniments in 1995. The foundations of the Division of today, the catalogue systems we use, the people we have working here and the knowledge we have of our collections, are solidly built on an amazing record of external funding success spearheaded by Norman and Christine Gascoigne under Neil Dumbleton as Librarian. £632,247 from SHEFC's Non Formula Funding of specialist research collections initiative and the Research Support Libraries Programme was won up to 2002 for the first electronic manuscript catalogue, the first photographic digitisation and database, and intensive rare book cataloguing projects of areas such as typographical, copyright, theology, music, scientific and pamphlet collections. After those major funding streams dried up, Special Collections continued to make successful bids for another £1,000,019 to date. This includes significant grants from both the Anstruther Literary Trust and Joseph Levy Foundation. Many smaller grants totalling £450,000 have enabled photographic digitisation and cataloguing of manuscript and printed collections including Dunn, Callan, Fleeman, Playfair, Russell, Ward, and Runciman as well as conservation surveys and repairs. A further £56,799 has been won to support purchases and £88,313 earned from the Tanner Ritchie contract. Finally, the presence of Special Collections materials attracts additional funding success by others.

And we have still more projects to propose, reflecting the great potential still to be unlocked, were we to have the facilities to make the most of the wonderful treasures we hold. -Rachel Hart Muniments Archivist and Deputy Head of Special Collections

Looking for books published between 1861-1900?

We are often asked what happened to the 'one stripe' collection (named after old Library markings on the spines), which consists of monographs printed between 1861 and 1900 not in other named collections. This used to be housed in Stack 1 in the basement of the Main Library, behind a cage wall. Staff and postgraduates could get browsing access and the books could be borrowed. When Special Collections moved out of the Main Library in 2010-11 into temporary accommodation, it became impossible to offer browsing access to readers, but the books are still available for consultation, and many can still be borrowed. On SAULCAT books in this collection display with the location Special Collections 18611900 and the status CONSULT SPEC COLL STAFF. If you want to look at anything from this collection, email Special Collections ( requesting the book(s). The books are immediately assessed for loan or retention in Special Collections. If the book is assessed as suitable for loan, we will email you to let you know that you can collect your item from the hold shelf in the Main Library's Short Loan area. When you are

finished with the book, it can be returned to the Main Library in the usual way, and will become part of the Main Library stock, though it may be shelved in the Store and available for recall. The catalogue record will be amended accordingly. If the book is not suitable for loan, we will email you to tell you that the book can't be borrowed but offer you an appointment in our Reading Room to look at the item. The catalogue record will be amended to show the new prefix and that the book is a Special Collections item and not available for loan. We aim to turn requests around very quickly and often the same day, though requests received late on Friday and over the weekend will be dealt with on Monday. In addition to this response to reader requests, Special Collections is undertaking a project to assess the whole of the collection for retention. This means that the collection as such will cease to exist and all the books will either be integrated into the Main Library, or moved to a permanent home in Special Collections. As there are over 40,000 volumes in the collection it will take time to complete this assessment, but we will post updates on our website and in the Library newsletter. -Elizabeth Henderson Rare Books Librarian (Collections Research)

Resources New resources

We have so many new resources to tell you about! You can find information about new resources on our new Subject Guide, Facebook, Twitter and the Library blog. On our Facebook page and YouTube channel you can watch 30 second tasters of the resources so you can see what all the fuss is about!

Resource of the month!

We will continue to showcase our Resource of the Month throughout semester and with all the new resources we've got, there are plenty to choose from! -Academic Liaison Team

OA resources Essential reference book Open Access, by Peter Suber, is now available in multiple open access formats from MIT Press.

-Jackie Proven Repository Support Officer

Selection of new books •

Dreams, healing, and medicine in Greece : from antiquity to the present / edited by Steven M. Oberhelman. (2013).

The science of sustainable development : local livelihoods and the global environment / Jeffrey Sayer, Bruce Campbell. (2004).

The Oxford handbook of the European Bronze Age / ed. by Harry Fokkens and Anthony Harding. (2013).

David to Delacroix : the rise of romantic mythology / Dorothy Johnson. (2011)

Chemistry3 : introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry / Andrew Burrows ... [et al.]. (2013).

Writing for computer science / Justin Zobel. (2004).

Wealth in the UK : distribution, accumulation, and policy / John Hills .. [et al.]. (2013).

Masculinity and the hunt : Wyatt to Spenser / Catherine Bates. (2013).

Canadians and the natural environment to the twenty-first century / Neil S. Forkey. (2012).

Maternal megalomania : Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood / Julie Langford. (2013).

International law and the construction of the liberal peace / Russell Buchan. (2013).

A voice from the attic : essays on the art of reading / Robertson Davies. (1990).

A tale of two fractals / A.A. Kirillov. (2013).

Poses de fin de siglo : desbordes del género en la modernidad / Sylvia Molloy. (2012).

Happiness project : or, why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun / Gretchen Rubin. (2011).

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