Welcome to the beginning of the spring semester, and Happy New Year of the Monkey. Here is a reminder about sending in purchase recommendations for the 2004 fall semester so that we can ensure timely receipt of books and periodicals. If you have any comments, feel free to contact me.
Two proposed titles for the NEH Library Challenge Grant were accepted by the NEH Library Committee in late November, even though there was an unusually high number of applications. In total, we received $4,000 for the East Asian Collection.
New Display Cases
With generous support from Prof. Lynn Struve and the East Asian Studies Center, the East Asian Collection was able to purchase two display cases; one is located outside room E851 on the 8th floor, Main Library, the other in the Information Commons, Undergraduate Services. We will use them as teaching tools: a semi-permanent display to highlight the East Asian Collection holdings, and a "floating" case for undergraduate teaching purposes. Please go to the Information Commons to see the first display about the “Dream of Red Chambers” (紅樓夢) for the course E352 (Traditional Chinese Society through Literature) taught by Prof. Struve.
I am offering a session on "Electronic Resources in Chinese Studies,” an overview and update of the electronic databases and web
resources available for research in Chinese Studies. Please share this information with your students and
register at: http://www.indiana.edu/~librcsd/update/index.html
Following are brief statements about notable purchases and subscriptions since September, 2003:
Quan guo ge sheng shi 2000 nian ren kou pu cha zi liao, 87 vols. (全国各省市2000 年人口普查资料; 2000 Population Census of China, including 28 provinces and autonomous regions, and 4 municipality cities)
Song Yuan ban shu mu ti ba ji kan, 4 vols. Beijing : Beijing tu shu guan chu ban she, 2003.
Zhongguo di fang zhi ji cheng. Beijing fu xian zhi ji. 7 vols. Shanghai : Shanghai shu dian, 2002.
Sengo no shuppatsu to josei bungaku, 15 vols. Tokyo: Yumani Shobo, 2003.
Kindai josei sakka seisenshu, Part 2, vol. 25-48. Tokyo : Yumani Shobo, 2001.
Nihon gaikoshi jinbutsu sosho, dai 2-kai. 17 vols. Tokyo : Yumani Shobo, 2002.
We continued to order Japanese manga with the Freeman Grants.
There will be a small book shifting project on the 8th floor in the spring semester. The overall plan for this shift is to divide the empty shelving sections equally between the General Collections and the East Asian Collection. Two Student Assistants were hired and trained for this project. The shift will be divided into three phases:
1. The J’s will be shifted north towards the NX collection.
All users are now asked to log on to IUCAT, either as a "guest" user or through the University's authentication systems. Logging on through IU's Central Authentication Service (or through IPFW's authentication system) will allow students, faculty and staff of Indiana University to use the Request Delivery features to request delivery of a university-owned book to any campus library, regardless of the book’s location within Indiana University. You can make the request simply by clicking a button when reviewing the book’s record in IUCAT. For example: You may request that a book from the IUPUI University Library be delivered to the library at IU East. Or, you may request that a book from the Bloomington Main Library be delivered to the Bloomington Education Library, a transfer formerly accomplished through interlibrary loan.
If you have recommendations about how to improve the East Asian Collection Web page, which materials to be transferred to ALF (the remote storage), and which books and periodicals to order, please let me know!