This second e-only issue of ISS leads with the budget reductions underway in the Main Libraries. These have impacted both staff and collections. More info at Tab 1.
Tab 2 examines recent publisher changes for important sociology and political science journals. What are the implications of commercial publication (Sage) of leading scholarly association journals? Sage has also become the publisher for Congressional Quarterly (CQ), an important resource for public policy/legislative research.
Tab 3, Scholarly Communications, includes information on the new University of Georgia System digital repository which has just been announced. Also of interest is a new series of open access scholarly monographs coming out of the University of Michigan and Open Humanities Press.
Tab 4 features numerous new electronic resources purchased since the last issue. These include the World Religion Database, New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Oxford Islamic Studies and American History on Video. Also check out useful library research guides at Tab 5.
Building Updates (Tab 6) covers the new scanning/copying options in Woodruff Library as well as the recent renovation of Level One.
If you have library-related instructional needs or suggestions for the collection, check out "How to.." at Tab 7.
Finally, we feature a list of continuing staff who support social science departments in the library and ECCS. We also note the achievements of several staff who have or will be departing (Tab 8).
Back issues of this publication are available here.
Information for Social Scientists (ISS), the General Libraries' continuing newsletter that highlights information resources and services of interest to social scientists, came to you in paper for 14 years. However, in keeping with President Wagner's request to pay close attention to the volume of paper announcements and mailings, they are now coming to you e-only.
You'll find the same useful content but with upgrades to provide you with immediate links to additional information. Please take a look and give us your comments either at our survey or by e-mailing our ISS editor, Liz McBride.
Let us hear from you so that ISS will continue to be useful to the Emory social science community.