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April 2008 Archive of Comments

  • April 8, 2008: Vet Med hours - request to be open 24x7

    Please make the veterinary school library 24 hours. We are professional students and need access to the library books and computers all hours of the day. Especially the fourth years need constant access to books for reference in their cases, which they work on every hour of the day. Our days do not end at five or six or eleven. We study through the night and in the early mornings. PLEASE provide us with the realistic and deserved library facilities that we need!!!

    It is un-realistic to have a library open 24 hours a day. We have neither the personnel nor the budget to keep the library open more than the hours we are open now. If a student needs Reserve Books, the Veterinary Medical Library allows books to be checked out two hours before the library closes and returns them one hour after the library reopens --- so students will have access to books they need, if they plan ahead.

    The library is within the college complex so it's not too much of an inconvenience to get there. Now with a budget cut, coupled with the increase in minimum wage, I do not foresee any increase in library hours.

    Vicki Kok, Head of the Veterinary Medical Library

  • April 29, 2008: Difficulty searching Addison comment

    I just wanted to make a statement that many of my recent searches on Addison , for books in particular, have come up saying that VT does not offer that book. (And I checked titles and authors - nothing comes up). But when I request these books or journals on Illiad, I get a message back with the call number included.

    I just thought I'd bring this to the library's attention, because I've noted this occurring a lot more recently since I've started to search for books in particular. But also, if you do not type in exactly the correct journal name, Addison doesn't come up with anything close to the journal you're searching for. However, if you type it in Google.scholar a "VT Text" button will appear. I just find this a bit inefficient.

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