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June 2011 June 29, 2011

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Summer Tips From UW Libraries

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Going on vacation? Looking for a good book? Graduating? Searching for work? Get summer tips from UW Libraries on how to renew your books online and continue borrowing.  Thousands of DVDs and audio books are also available for your summer enjoyment.

arXiv Submission Stats by Discipline

arXiv submission rates by disciplineSee the fullsize graph showing submission rates by discipline, 1991-2010:

http://arxiv.org/Stats/hcamonthly.html

2010 submissions for math are now 25% of the total.

UC  and Springer e-Book Usage Survey of Interest

A new report, UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey, presents the results of a 2010 survey of 2,569 University of California faculty, staff, and students.  Topics covered include University of California reader preference for e-books vs. print books, valued e-book features, and an assessment of  reader experiences with Springer e-books during 2009 and 2010.  The Executive Summary may be of interest and is on p. 4.

Martha Takes Summer Leave

Math librarian, Martha Tucker, will be away from the library this summer, July 1 to September 23.  Linda Whang, UW Libraries’ computer science librarian, will work 20 hours/week as Acting Head of Math Research during that time.  Linda can help you with all your reference questions, purchase suggestions AND computer science!  You may contact Linda at our usual email address, mathlib@uw.edu.

Saundra Martin and our two students, Jennifer and Michael, will also be here to help you as usual.  Martha will return on Sept. 26.

UW Libraries materials and student helper budgets are looking better for the coming biennium.  Other areas of the Libraries’ budget will be affected by this biennium’s cuts, but layoffs are not anticipated.  The branch library structure looks to be stable.

Enjoy your summer!

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