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UNLV Libraries Articles from Inside UNLV for 2001


Invisible Web
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Designing the 21st Century Research Assignment
September, 2001
This fall the University Libraries will offer a series of seminars designed to keep you up to date with information technology and resources crucial to you in your research and teaching. New this semester, we're offering sessions on the 'Invisible Web', the valuable collections of data and information buried beyond the reach of traditional search engines. Also new is our "Designing the 21st Century Research Assignment", a hands on seminar exploring assignment re-design that asks students to demonstrate both content competence and also basic information literacy- the ability to identify, access, evaluate and make effective use of information in its various formats. Other seminars offered include "Deterring & Detecting Plagiarism", "Ethnic Studies & Multicultural Resources", "Infotrieve Document Delivery Direct & Table of Contents Service", "Spotlight on New Resources", and more. For the full schedule and RSVP information, visit our departmental web site at http://www.library.unlv.edu/inst/ and click on the Faculty Seminar Series link. UNLV staff and graduate students involved in teaching or research support for their departments are invited to participate in the seminar series as well. The Libraries' Instruction department offers sessions for your students as well on topics such as "Evaluating Internet Sites & Pages" and finding books and articles using library tools. Schedule a class session with us and we can customize the session to address your research assignment. For more information, again, visit our web site.
Opening Ceremonies - - Music Library

October, 2001
The Music Library (http://www.library.unlv.edu/music/index.html), located in the Beam Music Center, opened on August 27, just in time for the first day of fall semester classes. One of three branches of the UNLV Libraries, the Music Library contains over 18,000 scores, 7,000 recordings, and 600 videos in support of the teaching and research needs of the Music Department. The focus of the collection is classical music and jazz. In addition to housing scores and recordings, the Music Library provides reference services with a collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies with an emphasis on music, as well electronic resources such as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians online. An audio/video distribution system, to be installed later in the fall, will provide twelve individual listening carrels, as well as a small soundproofed seminar room for group listening. For more information about the Music Library, you can call 895-2541 or Cheryl Taranto, Music Librarian, at 895-2549.

The Architecture Studies Library (http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/index.html), located in the Paul B. Sogg Architecture Building, and the Curriculum Materials Library (http://www.library.unlv.edu/cml/) in the Carlson Education Building also provide specialized collections, reference assistance and computing facilities supporting their respective departments.