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New Mexico State University Library has gone through some changes

The New Mexico State University Library went through a few changes during the summer. The Library consolidated its current periodicals collection as well as access service points including reserves, circulation billing, interlibrary loan/document delivery and copy services.

l Library periodicals collection was moved to Branson Library. The merged collection of approximately 3,400 titles in print format is now located on the first floor in Branson Library's Current Periodicals Reading Room.

The Branson Library Reserve collection was moved to Zuhl Library, where the merged collection is now housed behind the Zuhl Circulation Desk. The staff is evaluating a Web-based product called "DocuTek" to help manage and facilitate the placement of materials on reserve.

There are now about 3,000 items on reserve, and as of Sept. 1 about 75 percent of all reserve items are available electronically through "DocuTek," library officials said. The staff will continue to work with NMSU faculty to make electronic reserves accessible to students via the Web round-the-clock, said Norice Lee, head of the Library's Access Services Department.

Circulation billing will be handled at the Zuhl Library Circulation Desk between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pegasus, the on-campus document delivery service, will be moving to Zuhl Circulation and the reserve staff will relocate to the Copy Center's office on the first floor of Zuhl Library. Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services will relocate to Zuhl Library in the future, bringing the majority of access services together in one convenient location.

Also, new to the library are Cindy Pierard, head of the Reference and Research Services Department; Susan Metcalf, social sciences reference librarian in the Reference and Research Services Department; and Maura Kenny, a processing archivist in the Archives and Special Collections Department.

The Library's Copy Center is now open to the university community. It offers photocopying and sells supplies such as blue books, highlighters, Scantrons, report covers, diskettes and more. For more information about the Copy Center go to http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/copy/index.html.

For more information on the changes in access services, contact Lee at (505) 646-5091.