Library News, December, 2015
by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian and Gregory Borman, MLIS, Library Assistant
End of the year thoughts
The end of the year is a time for stock-taking and reflection.
It has been a busy year for the SFCP Library. Circulation of books and other library materials were actually slightly higher than last year, and our remote users increased their numbers to about 500 online readers of eBooks, databases, and online journals. Fewer people visited the library, it is true, than before, but the ones who did seemed to have just as much of an appetite for the printed word as before.
Our online resources took a dramatic increase this year with a subscription to the Psych Books collection from the APA. It gives access to research studies and other materials about psychoanalysis and psychiatry published by the APA and other mental health publishers, expanding the diversity of our collection. It gives access to over4,000 books, with no restriction on recent publications. Only active since September, PsychBooks has already attracted 88 users.
Our other online resources, Pep-Web, EZ-Proxy and the Taylor & Francis eBook collection continue to be popular and worthwhile platforms for research and study of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
In the special projects currently percolating at the library, Greg, Jackie, and I have managedto expand the proportion of processed material. The Wallerstein, Anna Maenchen, SFPI&S have been completed; we are currently at work on the Norman Reider and Emmanuel Windholz papers.
We are committed to producing 16 DVD/Digital Video programs for our audiovisual archive and circulating collections in the next year; in the last three months, we were able to film and convert 6 videos tyo DVDs. Coming soon (we hope)…streaming video of films without having to remember to return the DVD!