Library Liaison
Volume 1, Issue 1 - Fall 2005

Welcome to the New Library Collections Newsletter!
By Tamara Frost Trujillo, Senior Associate Dean

We are pleased to inaugurate LIBRARY LIAISON with this issue and hope you find our newsletter both interesting and informative. The focus of the newsletter will be news about Library collections and related services that we think will be important and interesting to faculty in our academic departments. Full story

Format Migration
By Leilani Hall, Science and Technology Librarian

Publishers have been moving from print versions of long established journals to online distribution. Libraries, as the traditional archivists of publications, have been caught in the middle often duplicating a journal in both print and online formats. But now budget constraints and improved technology have shifted our once cautious collection policies to favor online acquisition of journals over the print. Full story

Introducing Prospector - The Latest in Research Portal Technology
By Carlos Rodriguez, Director, Library Information Systems

On August 29 the Library launched Prospector - a research portal which provides access to the Library’s databases and electronic resources through a single interface. Prospector includes many search and personalization features not currently available and will eventually replace the current Journal Locator List and Database and Periodical Index page. Full story

Budget Status for Library Collections
By Tamara Frost Trujillo, Senior Associate Dean

As elsewhere on campus, how best to deal with the recent budget reductions has been and continues to be a challenge. Considerable discussion and study with the Library faculty and the periodicals committee has occurred this past academic year on how to deal with the reduction in the Library collections budget while keeping negative effects to our primary users at a minimum. Full story

Library Friends Book Grants
By Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Ethnic Studies and Multicultural Librarian

For more than seven years, the Friends of the CSUS Library have provided grants to the Library. These grants are awarded to proposals submitted by faculty twice a year (January 31 and June 31) to help build Library collections. Full story

News You Can Use!


Biological Abstracts replaces BasicBIOSIS!


A suite of four new business databases has been added from ProQuest:

  • EIU ViewsWire
  • Hoover's Company Records
  • OxResearch
  • Snapshots North America


SciFinder Scholar software has been updated.


Communications and Mass Media Complete, the premier full-text database for the communications field, has finally arrived.

Humanities and Social Sciences

With funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation the Library has added four new interdisciplinary databases:

  • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
  • L’Année philologique
  • Index Islamicus
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae


Stan Frost, Anthropology, Communications, and Psychology Librarian has retired.

In response to user requests, a new and more powerful version of LOCUS Online Memory Palace is available for Fall semester classes.

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Library Liaison Co-editors: Anne Bradley & Leilani Hall

Library Liaison is published three times a year by the CSUS Library. The newsletter focuses on news about the Library Collections.

Want to contact the librarian for your subject? Please view the complete list of Subject Specialists.

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