Exactly 10 years ago the LSU Medical Center Library published its last newsletter. It has been a good 10 years; many changes have occurred, one of which is the appearance of this newsletter in a non-traditional format. With our new web-based format, we are able to bring you the most current news without restrictions due to printing and mailing costs. We welcome back the newsletter as a means of staying in touch with the faculty, staff, and students.
In this issue we will bring you up-to-date on the entire range of library services, from traditional to the latest technology has to offer. Read articles about the changes that have taken place this past decade -- the Library's new web-based integrated library system and databases, the availability of full-text journals, and our bibliographic instruction classes -- as well as staff news, and tips for using internet resources via our Homepage.
New services are being planned, and as they are implemented, you will be notified through this means of communication. In the meantime, I encourage you to call, come by, or visit the Library in person or through our Homepage (a link is available at the bottom of the "Contents" frame). Our mission is to serve your research and informational needs, and we are here ready and willing to serve.
-- Wilba Swearingen
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The following is a list of the highlights of the library's decade of change:
|1988||Technical services begins processing monographs via an online system (NOTIS - mainframe based).|
|1989||Resource Center Library opens. (Libraries at 1542 Tulane Avenue and the Medical Education Building merged.)|
|Automated card catalog is made available to the public (NOTIS - mainframe based).|
|Grand Opening of the Resource Center Library is celebrated.|
|1990||MEDLINE is available to the public at library terminals (NOTIS - mainframe based).|
|1991||Resource Center Library is dedicated in the name of former director John P. Isché.|
|Card catalog is closed. All new material is entered into the online catalog only.|
|1993||The conversion of paper catalog records to automated catalog records is complete. All library materials are available for public use via online catalog.|
|1994||All monographic (book) and serial (journal) records are barcoded in preparation for automated check out.|
|1997||Web-based database searching via OVID is available.|
|Conversion of the library catalog from mainframe to enhanced web INNOPAC is completed.|
|1998||All library processes are automated (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, and Serials).|
|Card catalog is removed.|
|The Library Bulletin is published for the first time in 10 years.|
We continue to evolve in an effort to provide the best possible service to the LSUMC community today and in the future.