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University of British Columbia Library Bulletin Mar 26, 1971

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 University of British Columbia Library Bulletin
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. -No. 62 March 26, 1971 Vancouver, B.C.
* -SCIENCE CATALOGUE TO BE DISCONTINUED:
As an economy measure, because earlier plans to establish a Science Branch in the present
Sedgewick space have changed and because a new Science Library is probably many years away, the
science catalogue is being "wound down".
The catalogue, now over one year old, represents about 12,000 titles in the main stacks and
Science reading rooms.  It has been housed in four 60-drawer cabinets in the Science Division.
The cards, with their accompanying guides, will be stored in order in boxes in the Library
-Storage area on level one.  Cards already being reproduced for the catalogue will also be retained, but no cards will be reproduced for titles catalogued after March 22.  If a Science Branc
becomes a reality, the catalogue can be "wound up" again by reproducing main shelf list cards
i lacking the "sci" code.  The established file (with its system of guides and cross-references)
would not have lost its value.
Books catalogued from now on in classifications which would have formerly been coded "sci" will
be coded "main".  Reading room books and cards which would have formerly been coded as being reflated to Science, e.g. "scichem", will be coded with the RR name alone, e.g. "chem", and will no
longer be represented by cards in, nor be routed through, Science. Books and cards which would
? have been coded "sci ref" will now be coded "sd ref".
Shelf list cards now bearing the "sci" code, if revised, will have the code dropped.  Cards
produced from uncoded shelf list cards in science numbers, when and if the catalogue should be
revived, would then "bump" (displace) superseded cards.
The present science catalogue cabinets, by going to other branches, will reduce this year's
catalogue cabinet order.
Comments and inquiries may be addressed to Ann Turner or Mc El rod.
POSTAL SERVICE TO BRITAIN;
Perhaps it is worth reminding readers that the G.P.O. strike is now over and that mail is consequently being accepted again by the Canadian Post Office for transmission to the U.K.
THE "BIG SNOW11;
The following two letters, which speak for themselves, were addressed to the University
Librarian during snow time:
Dear Sir,
I am writing in anger, having just wasted two hours, two bus fares and considerable
energy, due to your lack of consideration for the University community.  When I finally
arrived at the doors of the Main Library this evening at approximately 7.30 p.m., I was
greeted with a ridiculour notice:
BIG SNOW'
LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5.00 TO-DAY
Three inches of unexpected snow need not cause the world to grind to a halt.  Believe it
or not, there are actually areas in this country that have snow for three or four months
at a stretch!  No, the inhabitants of those areas do not wait in their homes for the
spring thaw.
As a result of your cavalier behaviour, I and many others were exceedingly disappointed in having our study plans summarily disrupted.  Surely it was no easier for
your employees to get home at 5.00 than it would be at mid-night.  In fact, it was probably more difficult.  Your action today is completely inexcusable.
Dear Sir,
Since it appears that the climate affects almost everything to do with the University Library system, I wonder if you would much mind making it public that due to
library closures, students who usually study on Friday evenings were unable to do so and
must be given special extensions on essays, term papers and assignments. UBC Bulletin -  page 2
jr
If students must learn to work efficiently and to have their work in on time, the
least that the University Library system could do is to stay open when necessary.  A few j
inches of snow should not inhibit the functioning of a university the size of U.B.C.;
students made it out to U.B.C. in all kinds of weather in January and the staff could do1
the same.
(N.B. The editor overheard verbal comments in similar vein while waiting (till 6.20'.) for the
5.10 bus.)
UNIVERSITY PRESS LAUNCHED;
The University of British Columbia Press, successor to the Publications Office, came into existence officially on Thursday, March 25th.  At a press conference the Director, Anthony Blicq,
and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Press, Basil Stuart-Stubbs, said that the Press
would concentrate on publications relating to Pacific affairs, Canadian literature, international
law and Western Canada generally.  One of the first books to be issued this summer will be A Ref-'
erence Guide to English, American and Canadian Literature by. I.F. Bel 1 and Jennifer Gallup.
CHIEF LIBRARIAN SOUGHT;
Applications are invited for the position of Chief Librarian at Laurentian University, Sudburyr
Ontario.  The University is a bilingual institution with an enrolment of 2,000 students.  The
Library has 175,000 volumes, subscribes to 3,000 serials, has a staff of sixty (twelve of whom
are professional) and commands an annual budget (1970/71) of $690,000.
Enquiries should be addressed to the Search Committee for Chief Librarian, Library, Laurentian
University, Sudbury, Ontario, the co-chairman of which have asked that the vacancy be posted.
LOST AND FOUND PROCEDURES:
Lost and Found procedures have been changed.  I terns found in the Library will no longer be
turned in to the Information Desk; nor will blue forms reporting lost items be completed at the <
Desk.
Anything found in the Library should be turned in at the "Library Cards and Enquiries" window
of the Circulation Division before 5 p.m. and at the Main Loan Desk in the evenings and at
weekends.
1) Regular i terns wi11 be stored in a specially marked box in the Circulation Office.  At 3 p.m.
on weekdays all items, plus a green form, will be taken down to the Mail Room.  The truck driver *
will deliver these to the SUB Lost and Found or to the adjacent Information Desk.  If an item is^
returned to its owner by Circulation a green form will be completed with "CLAIMED", the student's
name, his ID number and signature added to the information requested.  The green slip will then
be returned to the box for delivery to SUB.
2) Valuables, such as wallets, watches, jewellery, identification, etc., will be the responsibility of the Circulation Division, which will take them direct to the Librarian's Office for
placing in the safe.  The same claims procedure as in Circulation will be followed except that a _,
detailed description of the lost item should be requested before the claimant may see it.  Valuables and green forms will be collected at 10 a.m. every Friday by a representative of SUB Lost
and Found who will be required to sign a list of items compiled by the Library staff.  These
lists will be kept for the duration of the session and will then be discarded.

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