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ANNUAL REPORT, 2004-2005
ANNUAL REPORT, 2004-2005

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ANNUAL REPORT, 2004-2005OBJECTIVES, 2004-2005
1. Continue close collaboration with COA faculty on collection development,library instruction, and course reserves.
Collection Development:
The Architecture Library’s collection has grown to 44,942volumes, an increase of 1370 over last year’s total. Collection development is acollaborative effort, involving faculty and students in all of the College of Architecture’sacademic programs
Library Instruction:
The Architecture Librarian continues to work closely with COAfaculty on customized library instruction. Group and individual training sessions for newdoctoral students, as well as students in the Architecture, City Planning, BuildingConstruction, and Industrial Design masters programs, are conducted on an ongoing basis. Each session provides in-depth coverage of library resources and research methods,emphasizing key databases and online access to full-text articles and documents. Profs. Nancey Green-Leigh, Craig Zimring, David Sawicki, Felix Uhlik, and Kathy Roper routinely send their students to the library for individual instruction.Outreach to new COA faculty is also very important. This year, the ArchitectureLibrarian collaborated with Prof. Franca Trubiano (a new member of the Architecturefaculty) and her graduate research assistants on a project involving sustainable buildingmaterials and applications of new technology in architectural practice.As for undergraduate instruction, once again the library played a significant role inProf. Sabir Khan’s Common First Year studio. During the spring semester, 21 differentDesign Briefs (research topics) were assigned to teams of CFY students. Acustomized resource guide was created for COA 1060 Course Reserves, featuring anonline library tutorial, selected reference sources, and recommended books for each of the 21 topics. Altogether, 159 books were placed on reserve for the course.
Course Reserves:
The COA 1060 collaboration demonstrates the value of electronicreserves as an instructional tool for the Common First Year. Course reserves are alsoused extensively by students in all other COA programs. This year, 56 instructors (25 inArchitecture, 14 in the Common First Year, 9 in City and Regional Planning, 3 in theDoctoral Program, 3 in Building Construction, and 2 in Industrial Design) placed articlesand books on reserve for their courses. Students had online access to 1018 readings(mainly journal articles) through e-reserves.
2. Promote the GIL universal catalog and GIL Express.This year, promotion of the GIL universal catalog and the new GIL Express statewide borrowing network has become an essential component of reference service, as well aslibrary instruction. GIL Express is popular with COA students and faculty.3. Prepare for the transition to the Docutek electronic reserves system, andimplementation of revised copyright policies and procedures for course reserves.The transition to the Docutek e-reserves system was seamless. COA students and faculty barely noticed the change. Copyright guidelines for reserves have been revised, and new policies and procedures are ready for implementation.4. Create new collection development policies for the disciplines of architecture, city andregional planning, industrial design, and building construction, based on the research andinstructional priorities of the College of Architecture.Part One of a new collection development policy for the College of Architecture,containing collection development objectives and a profile of the COA, is complete.5. Continue preservation efforts, emphasizing stacks maintenance and book repair.Increased emphasis on organization of general and special collections has resulted inimproved stacks maintenance. Continual shifting in certain sections of the stacks is anecessity, in order to relieve overcrowding. Recently, the TA-Z sections were shifted toaccommodate growth in that area.Conservation efforts have also intensified. Whenever possible, damaged books arerepaired in-house, using archival techniques and materials.
Content on the Architecture Library website has been revised and updated. A new“dynamic” subject guide to information resources in architecture and construction will beavailable soon.
Physical Improvements:
This year,
 permanent lighting was installed in the librarywindows in preparation for special exhibitions honoring retired professors Lane Duncanand Dale Durfee.
The COA provided two additional MAC G-4s for the library’s computer lab.

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