D.A. Hubbard Library to Close on Memorial Day

The David Allan Hubbard Library will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

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New Equipment Available for Checkout at D.A. Hubbard Library

The David Allan Hubbard Library is happy to announce that the Information Access Services desk now offers headphones and USB drives for checkout.

headphones_monitorIf you want to listen to a video or music quietly but you forgot or don’t have your own headphones, the IAS desk has four (4) over-the-ear headphones for checkout. The checkout time period is two (2) hours, but we can adjust the loan period as necessary (not to go past closing hours).

These headphones may not leave the library, and we will hold onto your Student ID card or other photo ID while you are borrowing the equipment.

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New over-the-ear headphones available for checkout

Also now available are three (3) USB drives (8GB). These are useful when you want to backup your documents while scanning, if you want to transfer documents from your laptop to a library desktop computer, or if you want to transfer your documents from your computer to your friend’s computer.

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Checkout a USB drive to save your scanned documents

Like the headphones, the checkout time period is two (2) hours, but we can adjust the loan period as necessary (not to go past closing hours). When checking out, staff will hold onto your Student ID card or other photo ID while you are borrowing the USB drive.

These USB drives may not leave the library. Each USB drive will be wiped clean upon return. To be sure that sensitive information is kept private, we recommend that users remove their documents from the USB drive prior to returning it to the IAS desk.

If you have any suggestions for additional library- or technology-related services you’d like us to provide, please drop us a note at lib-info@fuller.edu.

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Department Spotlight: eReserves

Did you ever wonder how those eReserves materials show up on your Moodle course pages, and who put them there? There’s more to it than you might think. The staff members in the eReserves department work hard all year round to secure the rights to digitize articles and book chapters that end up on Moodle each quarter. We asked the eReserves team, Joel Stockamp and Natalya Pashkova, to fill us in on what it’s like to work in the eReserves department.

What services are offered by the eReserves Department?

Electronic Reserves, or eReserves, is a service that enables Fuller students and faculty to access book chapters, journal articles, and other short assigned readings, from any location, simply by logging into their course page in Moodle. Before print materials can be digitized and uploaded to Moodle, we have to secure permission from rights holders. This involves contacting publishers and literary estates–a very important process that ensures we follow copyright laws.

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Natalya Pashkova, eReserves

What is the difference between Reserves and eReserves?

Reserves are the physical materials selected by instructors that are held behind the Circulation desk. Users may borrow materials placed in physical Reserves for a checkout period of 2 hours.

Remember that the “e” in eReserves stands for “electronic.” eReserves course materials become available to students online a week before the beginning of each term. They can be accessed in Moodle for the duration of each course. The use of eReserves materials is limited by our licensing agreements and permissions as well as by U.S. and international copyright laws. Due to these restrictions, at the end of each term, materials are removed from the eReserves block in Moodle.

hand-notebook-pc-2980If I have trouble accessing an article on eReserves, whom should I contact?

Please contact eReserves staff Joel Stockamp and Natalya Pashkova at ereserves@fuller.edu or 626.396.6065. Our office hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

There are also tutorials on Moodle that explain how to access eReserves materials, under the main tabs “Students” and “Faculty”: https://moodle.fuller.edu/my/

For general Moodle help, you may contact The Office of Distributed Learning at moodle@fuller.edu.

Where can I learn more about copyright information?

A good resource if you want to learn more is the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright: http://www.wipo.int/copyright/en/faq_copyright.html

What do you enjoy about working in the eReserves department?

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Joel Stockamp, eReserves

JOEL: Our department enables students to have access to a more diverse range of materials than they would get if they just relied upon textbooks, and it is rewarding to be a part of that. The field of copyright law is undergoing dramatic changes and reinterpretations due to the introduction of digital materials. Because this is an unsettled argument, this department is able to respond creatively to new and old demands, and this keeps the work fresh.

NATALYA: I love working in a fast paced environment and solving problems. Doing my work well and being creative in this process really makes my day. With the help of today’s technology we are able to bring many library and research resources to users’ fingertips. While the geeky side of my work has its joys and challenges, I enjoy interacting with students and faculty the most. Working with such a knowledgeable and diverse audience is a very rewarding experience.

When we seek permissions from publishers and authors, we often expand our search and contacts around the globe. Currently, we have contacts with many publishers in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia. That means we have to tailor our correspondence in different languages. Our multilingual colleagues in the Hubbard Library often give us a hand with writing correspondences in other languages.

As any librarian, I like to seek and find information that is not easily obtainable. Sometimes a process of locating copyright holders and negotiating agreements with them requires thinking outside the box and pursuing different paths. Just recently, I have secured copyright permissions from a Fuller alumnus, a former British Ambassador, and an agency that handles permissions and licenses for the literary estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If some day you become an author, the Fuller eReserves office might contact you.

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Explore and evaluate The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke

Luther's_WerkeThe Fuller community is invited to explore and evaluate The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke published in electronic format by ProQuest with the cooperation and support of the publishers Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger Weimar GmbH & Co.

This trial ends on May 15, 2015.

Luthers Werke, the complete collection of Luther’s writings, is one of the largest editions of any individual author ever created. This monumental work, of which the first volume was published in 1883, consists of over 117 quarto volumes and is now published in full. The database provides an indispensable historical-critical material for theologians, historians, linguists and literary critics researching  Luther’s life and work. (Chadwyck.com)

Your feedback is valuable to us! Please visit the trial databases page for more information and to share your comments:  http://infoguides.fuller.edu/lutherswerke

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David Allan Hubbard Library to Open Late on Thursday, 4/9

The David Allan Hubbard Library will be closed the morning of Thursday, April 9, 2015, due to the Fuller Seminary staff and faculty Awards Convocation. The library will open on this day at 12:00 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding.

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De Pree Reading Room to close on March 31

The De Pree Reading Room in David Allan Hubbard Library will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to allow setup/preparation for a Brehm Center event. Additionally, the lobby seating area will be closed beginning at 5:30 p.m.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Brehm Center is excited to welcome Dan Siedell to speak about his newest book, Who’s Afraid of Modern Art? Essays on Modern Art and Theology in Conversation. A reception will be held in the library lobby at 7:00 p.m., followed by Dan’s talk at 7:30 p.m., in De Pree.

This event  is free and open to the public.

Fore more information, please visit the Brehm Center’s Web site.

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Library to Close on Easter Weekend

The David Allan Hubbard Library will be closed on Friday, April 3, Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.  Thank you!

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