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 ubc library news
new series no. 7/october 1983
SANDILANDS, Joan
Information & Orientation
COMPUTERIZATION OF CARD CATALOGUE HALTED
The Library has temporarily halted work on computerization of the card catalogue because
provincial government grant funds for the project were not renewed for 1983/84.  The purpose
of the project, called Retrospective Conversion, or Recon, is to produce one catalogue listing
all holdings in the Library system.  The converted catalogue, either microfiche or on-line,
could be available in many locations, both on campus and off.  At present the Library's
catalogue is in two overlapping parts:  the card catalogue lists titles acquired before 1978; the
computer-produced microcatalogue lists titles acquired since the beginning of 1978 and older
titles converted from the card catalogue by Recon.  Only the Main Library card catalogue is
complete for the Library's pre-1978 acquisitions.
In the four years that the UBC Recon project operated, staff converted all the Library's records
for serials (approximately 93,000) and about 84,000 records for monographs.  Staff will continue
to convert records when the information in the card catalogue changes, but no systematic
conversion can take place until more funds are found.
For Library staff, the suspension of the Recon project means that  ten senior library assistants
received layoff notices and a grant-funded professional position was eliminated. For Library
users it means that for a long time to come they will have to use two catalogues, one of which
is available only in the Main Library.
FACULTY OF ARTS COMPUTER TERMINALS IN SEDGEWICK
The Library has cooperated with the Faculty of Arts by making space available for a "terminal
room" on the lower floor of the Sedgewick Library.  The Arts Faculty provided funds for the
installation of fifteen terminals in the room, linked to the central UBC computers. The equipment will be maintained by Computing Centre staff.  Departments and Schools in the Faculty
of Arts have priority for use of the facility in course-related computing.
DO YOUR STUDENTS KNOW HOW TO DO LIBRARY RESEARCH?
If your students are undergraduates, the answer is probably no.  Most beginning students arrive
at UBC with little knowledge of the resources a large academic library provides, and the majority
lack the skills necessary to tap these resources.  Although the UBC libraries offer a variety of
instructional programs and services, only faculty members, by participating in these programs
and motivating their students to participate, can make them effective.  We urge you to take
advantage of the course-related instruction that the Library offers and to inform your students
about the opportunities available to them to learn library research skills.
Some of the Library's programs and services are:
*Reference librarians can provide lectures and tours explaining the bibliographical
resources and procedures relevant to a particular subject or a specific course.  For
first and second year courses in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculties of Science and
Applied Science, the Sedgewick Library offers this service.  For upper year and graduate
courses in these faculties and for courses in other faculties, faculty members should
contact the person responsible for their subject area listed on "Library People", enclosed
with this issue. *The Sedgewick Library, in cooperation with the Department of English, offers an hour-
long session on basic library techniques to all sections of English 100.
*A wide variety of printed information about the libraries and how to use them is available
in all UBC libraries.
*A Beginner's Guide to the UBC Library is available at the Bookstore for $1.00.
^Reference librarians in all the UBC libraries can help students become familiar with
research techniques and guide them in their search for information for specific assignments. Please encourage your students to ask for help.
ACCESS TO PERIODICALS TO BE INVESTIGATED
The Library established a Committee last January to investigate users' complaints that periodicals
are often not on the shelves when needed.  From October 31st to November 6th the Library
will conduct a survey to find out how often and why periodicals are not available.  During the
survey, staff in all the libraries will search for specific bound volumes and current issues
identified on random lists produced by the Systems Division.  Library users will not be involved
nor should they be inconvenienced.  The Committee's report will be completed in December.
If the study indicates that the Library's practices in the management of periodicals should be
changed, those changes will be explored in the new year.
CHANGE IN LOAN REGULATIONS
For material reported lost or not returned in response to the Library's May or August call-in
notices, borrowers are charged the replacement cost of each item as well as a processing fee
of $10.00 per item.  Formerly, if the material was returned after the Library issued the invoice,
all charges were cancelled. From August 22, 1983, the charges are still cancelled, but a $10.00
fee for each invoice will be charged to cover the Library's billing costs.
FACULTY LIBRARY GUIDE AVAILABLE
If you haven't already received a current Faculty Library Guide (July 1983), call the Information
and Orientation Division (local 2076) to have one mailed to you.
Editor: Joan Sandilands/Information & Orientation Division University of British Columbia Library
issn 0382-0661 LIBRARY-PEOPLED
A guide to reference specialists at the UBC Library
MAIN LIBRARY DIVISIONS
CIRCULATION DIVISION
Mary Banham (3993) — Loan regulations; overdues; missing books
Rita Butterfield (3869) — Loan regulations; Extension Library; reserve books; division head.
FINE ARTS DIVISION
Melva J. Dwyer (4959) — Fine arts; book selection; division head.
Diana Cooper (3943) — Fine arts; architecture; fashion design
Peggy McBride (3943) — Community and regional planning.
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS AND MICROFORMS DIVISION
Suzanne Dodson (3858 or 2584) — Microforms; collections and equipment; division head.
Connie Fitzpatrick (6351) — U.S. federal and state publications; energy.
Theresa Iverson (6351) — Foreign publications.
Mary Lubbe (6351) — Canadian federal, UN, international organizations, and municipal publications.
Susan Mathew (6351) — Canadian provincial publications.
HUMANITIES DIVISION
Elizabeth   Caskey   (2411) — English   language   and   literature;   American   and   Canadian   literature;   Canadian,
British, and American history.
Chuck Forbes (2411) — British history; bibliography; film; biography; division head.
Joseph Jones (2411) — German language, literature and history; linguistics.
Les Karpinski (2411) — Religious studies; Slavonic studies; Old World archaeology; ancient history; world history.
Seonaid Lamb (2411) — Classical studies; philosophy.
Helene Redding (2411) — Theatre; comparative literature; French studies; French-Canadian literature.
INFORMATION AND ORIENTATION DIVISION
Jocelyn Foster (2076) — Displays; library tours.
Joan Sandilands (2076) — Division head.
INTERLIBRARY LOANS DIVISION
General Information (2274)
Margaret Friesen (4430) — Interlibrary loan networks and policies; division head.
Tania Gorn (2274) — Interlibrary loan borrowing policies and procedures.
MAP DIVISION
Maureen Wilson (6191) — Maps and related materials; division head.
SCIENCE DIVISION
Rein Brongers (3826 or 3295) — Civil, electrical, mechanical, and mining engineering; division head.
Helen Mayoh (3295) — Chemistry; chemical engineering; metallurgy.
Craig Reid (3295) — Mathematics; physics.
Sundaram Venkataraman (3295) — Astronomy; geosciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION
Lois Carrier (3155 or 2725) — Geography; librarianship; division head.
Pia Christensen (2725) — Education; physical education.
Marilyn Dutton (2725) — Economics; commerce; business administration.
Iza Laponce (2725) — Political science; international relations; anthropology; New World archaeology.
Dorothy Martin (2725) — Psychology; sociology.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
George Brandak (2232) —- Manuscript collections.
Laurenda Daniells (5877) — University archives.
Joan Selby (2521) — Colbeck Collection of 19th Century English literature.
Frances Woodward (2521) — Early maps and historical cartography; Pacific Northwest history.
Anne Yandle (4879) — Rare books and fine printing; division head.
BRANCH LIBRARIES
ASIAN STUDIES LIBRARY
Tung-King Ng (5905) — Book selection; reference lists; division head.
Shui-Yim Tse (2023) — China; fine arts; P'u-pan Collection.
Tsuneharu Gonammi (2023) — Japan; book selection; Japanese government publications. CRANE LIBRARY
Paul E. Thiele (6111) — Blindness; aids and appliances for visually and physically handicapped; branch head.
Judith C. Thiele (6111) — Braille & recorded materials, electronic reading, non-print books.
CURRICULUM LABORATORY
Patrick Dunn (3767) — Non-print materials; general reference.
Jo-Anne Naslund (5381) — Technical processing; general reference.
Howard Hurt (3767) — Branch head.
DATA LIBRARY
Sophia Adach (5587) — Programming consultation for Data Library collection.
Laine Ruus (5587) — Reference & acquisition assistance for machine readable data files; branch head.
FILM LIBRARY
Gwyn Bartram (4400) — 16 mm films on all subjects, title and topic searches, complete reference service,
1500 films in-house, loans from other sources arranged; charges on a service basis.
Also provides access to the Human Settlements A/V Library (500 videotapes — open for
viewing by arrangement).
Located in the Library Processing Centre, 3rd Floor.
LAW LIBRARY
Mary Mitchell (4696) — General legal reference.
Tom Shorthouse (2275) — Branch head.
Allen Soroka (4696) — General legal reference.
MACMILLAN LIBRARY
Mary Macaree (3609) — Forestry; agricultural sciences; branch head.
Lore Brongers (3445) — General forestry/agriculture reference.
MATH LIBRARY
Rein Brongers (2667 or 4363) — Mathematics, computer science.
MUSIC LIBRARY
Kirsten Walsh (3589) — Music and musicology.
Hans Burndorfer (3589) — Branch head.
SEDGEWICK UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
Judy Atkinson (4908) — Cataloguing.
Liz Barlow (2639) — Course processing.
Keith Bunnell (4908) — Serials and government publications.
Ture Erickson (3098) — Branch head.
Linda Joe (3096) — Orientation; instruction; newspaper clipping files.
Julie Stevens (4908) — Collections.
Joan Whitney (4908) — Orientation; instruction.
SOCIAL WORK
Judith Frye (2451) — Social work and related subjects; branch head.
WOODWARD LIBRARY
John Cole (5461) —Biochemistry; pharmacology; pharmaceutical sciences.
Elsie de Bruijn (3393) — Associate branch head; public services coordinator.
Lynne Hallonquist (2884) — Book selection.
Jim Henderson (4440) — Audiology and speech sciences; biomedical and bio-resource engineering:
clinical psychology; psychiatry.
Diana Kent (5461) — Clinical medicine; health care and epidemiology; hospital management.
Anna Leith (2762) — Branch head.
Pat Lysyk (4440) — Anatomy; microbiology and immunology; pathology; physiology; clinical medicine.
Bill Parker (5461) — Aquatic sciences; botany; ecology; zoology.
Lee Perry (4447) — History of biology and medicine; dentistry; nursing.
Margaret Price (4440) — Geriatrics and gerontology; human genetics; nutrition; physical education; rehabilitation
medicine.
HOSPITAL LIBRARIES
BIOMEDICAL BRANCH - Vancouver General Hospital
George Freeman (875-4505) — Clinical medicine; branch head.
Nancy Forbes (875-4505) — Clinical medicine.
HAMBER LIBRARY - Children's, Grace, Shaughnessy Hospitals
Ann Nelson (875-2153) — Clinical medicine; branch head.
HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY - St. Paul's Hospital
Barbara Saint (682-2344 local 2373) — Clinical medicine; branch head.
1983

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