This e-only issue of ISS leads with the news of the upcoming U.S. decennial census. The 2010 Census will be radically different from its predecessors with only 10 questions. The library is also hoping to raise awareness of 2010 Census among Emory students with an entrance level display. College students are counted where they (not their families) live. More census info at Tab 1 and 2.
Tab 3, Scholarly Communications, includes a synopsis of a January 2010 study of scholarly communication trends in 7 academic fields including economics and political science. It includes information on norms of tenure and promotion as well as publication practices.
Tab 4 is a guide to the library's new website which was reconfigured at the start of the semester.
Tab 5 features numerous new electronic resources purchased since the last issue as well as pending platform changes to key databases in political science and psychology. Check out this month's trial of the BX Recommender Service for scholarly journal articles. Also check out useful library research guides at Tab 6.
Building Updates (Tab 7) is important this month with news of a major library storage project that is planned for this spring semester. You'll also find information on what has happened to reserves and the level 2 reference desk.
If you have library-related instructional needs or suggestions for the collection, check out "How to.." at Tab 8.
Finally, we feature a list of continuing staff who support social science departments in the library and ECCS. (Tab 9).
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.
In keeping with President Wagner's request to pay close attention to the volume of paper announcements and mailings, this newsletter is now coming to you e-only.
We welcome your comments. Let us hear from you so that ISS will continue to be useful to the Emory social science community. Please e-mail our ISS editor, Liz McBride.