Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Break Hours

For Spring Break, the Library's hours will be:

March 17th-18th:  Closed
March 19th-23rd:  8 AM - 5 PM
Starting on March 24th:  Resume normal hours

For more information, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-507-8670

From the Executive Director of GALILEO

 From Lucy Harrison, Executive Director of GALILEO:

It’s been a busy couple of months!  We’ve been working with the public library service on a shared RFP for a new delivery service to replace (or extend) the contract for the current courier. We’re also hard at work bringing up the new HathiTrust service for participating USG libraries. And we’re also excited about the potential for a new authentication service using OpenAthens...more about that in next month’s newsletter.

One of the goals in the GALILEO strategic plan that I’ve been working on is to “Demonstrate GALILEO’s value/return on investment (ROI) to various stakeholders.”  We got some excellent feedback in the annual GALILEO survey (full results here) and have also been talking with the GALILEO Steering Committee about what is most important to them. We’re planning to take an approach that looks at each GALILEO program/service through 3 lenses:
  • Usage: Overall statistics relevant to program/service
  • Savings: Financial and effort. Direct cost savings, cost avoidance, cost per use, return on investment, lower annual increases, time/effort saved, staff provided centrally, shared workflows, etc.
  • Impact: Satisfaction with services, impact on users (patrons, students, faculty, staff), metrics that show overall success, answer “why do we do this?”
We’ve already identified some potential metrics to include in each of these 3 lenses, and will be having some further discussion with both RACL and GALSTEER soon to narrow down what we want to report. Once we have a template in place, we’ll start populating it after the end of the fiscal year. If you have any suggestions on metrics/statistics that are especially useful to your institution, please send them along!

From the GALILEO March Newsletter

Adding links from EBSCOHost to bookmarking, social media, and messaging sites

In addition to saving items to Google Drive, EBSCO databases allow users to add citations and links to a variety of bookmarking, social media, and messaging sites. From any EBSCO article citation, choose “share,” the share menu will open and show the most popular options. Then click on the “more” button in the share menu, and more options will appear. Each sharing tool handles the citation differently, but one can, for example, use the Facebook messenger tool to send an article to a classmate via Facebook.

From the GALILEO March Newsletter

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tech Tip: Saving Articles to Google Drive

In addition to saving articles using your My EBSCOhost Folder, you can now save HTML Full Text and PDF Full Text to Google Drive from GALILEO Discover, EBSCOhost databases, and Explora.


  • From the article detail page, HTML Full Text, or PDF Viewer, click the Google Drive icon in the tools menu on the right.
  • If you are not logged into your Google Drive account, you will be prompted to do so.
Note:  The Google authentication opens a new window which may be blocked by your browser pop-up blocker.  GALILEO has developed a guide for how to allow pop-ups.
  • Click Allow to authorize EBSCO to view and manage files in your Google Drive.Click OK to close the Google Drive panel after it has indicated that your article has been saved.
  • Your articles are saved to Google Drive in an "EBSCO" folder.
A complete guide, containing more screenshots, can be found on EBSCO’s Support Site.

GALILEO has also created a screencast which demonstrates saving a PDF to Google Drive.

**Content from the March GALILEO Newsletter

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Updated to 2018

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, demographic, and economic conditions of the United States. The online edition includes over 1400 individually indexed tables that are searchable, browsable, and downloadable into Excel.

The 2018 edition introduces 40 new tables covering a variety of topics such as:
  • Health Insurance Enrollment and Coverage
  • Medicare and Medicaid Dual Enrollment and Medicare Utilization
  • Prescription Psychotherapeutic Drug Use
  • Foodborne Disease Outbreaks and Illnesses
  • Presidential Pardons and Commutations
  • Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans Enrolled in Higher Education
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
And much more.

**Content from the GALILEO March Newsletter

Monday, March 12, 2018

Top GALILEO Discovery Search Terms for January 2018

The theme was "survivors" in January. How many of these survivors can you identify? We wish we could read all the great essays that resulted from the research.

Top GALILEO E-Book Views for 4th Quarter 2017 (EBSCO)

  1. A Short Course in Reading French by Celia Brickman
  2. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  3. Is Killing Wrong? A Study in Pure Sociology by Mark Cooney
  4. Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): The Great Gatsby by Anne Crow
  5. Inside Terrorism by Bruce Hoffman
  6. Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson
  7. African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
  8. Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature by Agustin Fuentes
  9. Being Digital Citizens by Engin F. Isin and Evelyn Sharon Ruppert
  10. God, Man, and Devil: Yiddish Plays in Translation by Nahma Sandrow

New Collections in the Digital Library of Georgia

The following are new collections in the Digital Library of Georgia:

  • Image magazine (subgrant, Athens Clarke County Public Library)
  • Jung Collection (HomePLACE, Middle Georgia Archives)
  • Rebecca Latimer Felton papers (Hargrett Library)
  • African American Funeral Programs (added content, HomePLACE, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System)
  • Henry L. Benning Civil War materials collection (subgrant, Columbus State University Archives)

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