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   Volume IV, Issue 1
September 2007   
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“VuFind Rocks the House” -- Open-source initiative well received
Contemporary libraries need state-of-the-art software to make their collections and services visible and attractive to Web users accustomed to the ease of using sites like Google and > Full story
Where is the Washington Post?
Changing spaces on the first floor of Falvey > Full story
New to Falvey Memorial Library? Some tips for success...
Under cover of night no more: Weeding and the contemporary academic library
Director's Watch: Recent technological developments, coupled with space needs, have made it possible for us to cull our collections in good conscience. Faculty can help too. > Full story
British Periodicals: "ground-breaking" digital archive for nineteenth-century studies acquired by Falvey
With its wide range of topics, from Charles Darwin to Sherlock Holmes, British Periodicals is an essential tool. > Full story
"Bound to Catch an Eye: Decorative American book covers, 1830-1910" now on display
With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, more people began to buy books. Publishers soon realized that sales improved when interesting covers caught the eye of potential buyers. > Full story
Events and exhibits calendar
You're invited... > Full story
Listen to a good book!
Mysteries, thrillers, novels, how-to books and ESL versions are just the beginning of the titles available > Full story
Read any banned books lately?
Celebrate and protect your right to read these titles (and more)! > Full story
How to get assigned readings at 3 a.m
At your fingertips: Course reserve photocopies are now available exclusively in electronic format. > Full story
Using the Falvey media collection: borrowing and copyright considerations
Important video and DVD use guidelines > Full story
The search for Lincoln's assassin: History comes alive through a family's personal documents
The Blue Electrode: VU Digital Library features newly discovered Civil War memorabilia. > Full story
Falvey welcomes new faculty and international students
Receptions held at the beginning of the school year introduce Falvey's services and policies. > Full story
Fourth LVJ Summer Institute 2007
What do students really want from their libraries and one-stop-shopping in physical and virtual spaces > Full story
New faces, new places
Chris Barr, Phylis Wright, Gina McFadden and Valerie Celeste Mann join the Falvey ranks > Full story
Lee Murphy, Lois Dickinson, Jim McAleer and Liz Bell > Full story
Promotions and professional growth opportunities > Full story

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