Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2018

What's New at Himmelfarb Library

What's New @ Himmelfarb, FallNew Management and Discovery Services

In July Himmelfarb Library moved with the other GW libraries to new library management and discovery systems provided and supported by the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). The new systems provides access to collections and library resources available to the GW community at large and can also search the collections of the WRLC libraries (i.e. Georgetown University, American University, Catholic University, etc.). To find out more about what this means for you as a library user, check out our FAQ on using the new Health Information @ Himmelfarb.

Consortium Loan Service Delivery

The new Health Information @ Himmelfarb allows users to place requests for books owned by WRLC member libraries via the Consortium Loan Service and Himmelfarb is now a stop for the consortium delivery service, allowing delivery of materials to the Himmelfarb Information Desk.

Nursing faculty and students at the Virginia Science and Technology campus in Ashburn can now request Consortium Loan Services for delivery to Ashburn. Keep in mind that materials are delivered from Himmelfarb to Gelman Library first, and then shuttled to Ashburn. Please allow for a few days extra turn-around.

Change to Linking Services

As part of the change to the new library management and discovery systems, the library has a new linking service. If you use durable links to journal articles, books, or book chapters, you should review those links. See our Research Guide on Linking to Electronic Resources for instructions.

New Evening Reference Specialist

Anna Simon joined the reference staff as Evening Specialist in August. Anna staffs the information desk after 5pm on weeknights. She replaces Susan Koenig who is now the daytime reference specialist.

HSRC Has 400,000+ Downloads

The Health Sciences Research Commons hit a new milestone in July. The institutional repository reached 400,000 document downloads from users world wide. The repository now includes nearly 15,000 records including poster and paper abstracts, full-text open source content, and artworks produced by SMHS, GWSPH, and SON contributors.


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