Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
April 2008
 
In This Issue

Jen Wolf

Jen Wolf is the Law Library's new Catalog Assistant. Learn more about Jen below.

Working near Atlanta this Summer? Then Lunch-n-Learn with the Law Library!

Join us for pizza and great info about services and access at three Atlanta law libraries. The the Law Library's brief Lunch-n-Learn session will clue you in to the happenings at Emory, Georgia State and the Fulton County Law Library.

We'll provide pizza - you bring your beverage of choice.

When: Friday, April 11, 12:30 - 1:00pm
Where: Classroom C
Who: Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian


Meet Jen Wolf
Suzanne Graham

The Law Library is pleased to welcome Jen Wolf to the Cataloging Department. As a technical editor/writer with an interest in information architecture (and an MA in Professional Writing from UMass Dartmouth), Jen has recently crossed the bridge into library and information science, drawn to current and emerging issues in the organization, storage, and management of information. There is likely a Master's in Library and Information Science (MLIS) in her future.

Still a New Englander at heart, Jen is a die-hard Red Sox fan and prefers Dunkin Donuts (no flavuh, no shugah) to Krispy Kreme. Beyond that, she is a confirmed information junkie.

Loves: her pets, hiking, gardening, reading.

Dislikes: rhetorical extremes and bad grammar in daily newspapers.

If you see Jen, please welcome her to the UGA Law Library. She’ll be helping to process our new volumes quickly and assisting in special cataloging projects.


WOW!  Encore: Discover the Power of Library Search
Carol Watson

It's time for you to have an entirely new library experience!

If you want an improved search for library materials, the answer is Encore.

Now, for the first time, you can move easily beyond Gavel to online discovery. 

Encore, our new library search engine, makes it possible. Similar in look and feel to current web-based search engines such as Google, it enables us to become the ultimate destination for all your search and research needs. Encore leverages new Web 2.0 technologies and makes finding as simple as searching.

Encore search is available from the Gavel search screen at http://gavel.law.uga.edu.

Encore is a powerful and information-rich tool that is loaded with useful features such as:

  • Content & discovery from one single point of access.
  • Facets and Tag Clouds focus your search by format, subject headings, language, and publication date.
  • Most relevant results and suggested titles are highlighted.
  • Recently Added items are prominently displayed.
  • Rich details just a click away.

With just one mouse click, you gain access to a comprehensive set of library resources. Visit Encore today and experience the new power of library search.

FAQ:

Does Encore replace Gavel?
No, the traditional Gavel catalog will still be available for those who prefer to use it instead of Encore. Encore performs a keyword search, so if you want to search by ISBN, call number, etc. you should continue to search using the traditional Gavel search box.

What does Encore search?
Encore performs a keyword search against the same bibliographic records used by the traditional Gavel catalog search, but retrieves relevant information in a display that fully leverages the rich data contained in our records.

How do I search Encore?
Visit Gavel and you'll find Encore right below the Keyword search box. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

encore search box

Law Library Hours

Extended study hours in the Law Library during exams begin on April 18. The library will be open until 2:00 a.m. every day thereafter, including weekends, until May 14.

The complete schedule can be found by following this link: http://www.law.uga.edu/library/hours.html

Good Luck on Finals!

Students looking for additional good places to study will be interested in the schedule of hours for the Student Learning Center.
The center will be open 24 hours a day from April 23 through May 5.Thereafter it will revert to the schedule posted at http://www.slc.uga.edu/hours/current.html


April's Crossword Puzzle
created by James Donovan

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Let's Talk about the Environment (and here are some useful words)

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