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Did You Print Something?

In Check This Out on September 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Large numbers of print jobs lay in printer trays of the printer lab, unwanted and abandoned.

No one cares for these unwanted, but eager to please print jobs. The fate that awaits these poor, neglected sheets of paper is nearly unthinkable for a proud, printed sheet of paper whose only desire in life is to please its originator. These poor unwanted print jobs are summarily recycled and ultimately shredded and fixed with toxic chemicals to be molded into yet another sheet of paper – if they’re lucky.

Please Print Responsibly. Don’t let another print job suffer unnecessarily.

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Library Facts & Features…

In Read This on September 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Schmid Law Library Facts and Features by Brian Striman, Head of Technical Services

The Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library is a pretty complex enterprise. For example, we process hundreds of subscription updates and continuations each month. Materials received are handled by a staff of 3 whose goal is to sort, check-in, mark, label, and route materials by days end after receipt. In addition, many of the materials received each day are crucial to ensuring that when an attorney, student, faculty member or public patron uses library materials that they are up to date! You may often see Brian Hobbs, Schmid Law Library’s Circulation Supervisor, in his office or at the circ desk with a bunch of volumes on a cart and he’s taking pages out, and putting new pages in, because in addition to keeping the Circulation Desk staffed and operating, he’s also responsible for managing our loose-leaf subscriptions. Joyce Jensen, Cataloging Assistant, also does some filing in our tax library. Other library staff can often be seen in the stacks with handfuls of materials that are for updating bound volumes with pocket parts, or adding new volumes that come in as part of large set, or are adding softbound volumes that update the parent hard bound books.

Every law library has some kind of organizational scheme for its print collection. Many smaller law libraries, such as a county law library, may organize their materials by putting types of law resources in various nooks and crannies of their facility and arranging them by topic. However, the larger the collection, the greater the need to organize them in more logical, consistent manner, increases. Large law libraries organize their collections using various cataloging and classification schemes. A typical “smaller” law library would be most likely have around 5,000-80,000 books, and a medium size would be around 100,000-300,000, with a larger law library being 400,000-800,000 volumes (your Schmid Law Library has nearly 450,000), and then the big boys will be looking at collections of 1,000,000 and up (like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the Library of Congress Law Library).

New Book Scanner @SchmidLibrary

In Check This Out on September 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

One of the copiers on the first floor of Schmid Law Library has been replaced by a new generation book scanner called a Book Eye. The planetary scanner allows users to scan books leaving them face-up. Scans of books can be emailed or downloaded to a flash drive. It is also possible to export the scan as a text document in RTF format. See any library staff member for help or questions about using the scanner.


Book Scanner

Mini-golf @SchmidLibrary?!

In Check This Out on September 3, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Mel Shinn day 13, RoscoeMel Shinn Day, the annual fun activity day to honor UNL College of Law alumni Mel Shinn, is Friday, September 12th. As part of the activities, Schmid Law Library is hosting our Mel Shinn Day mini-golf course in the library. The 9-hole course is set up over two floors with a challenging elevator hole to navigate (Hole 7) as well as the castle (Hole 4).

The course is open from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM, tee times are first come, first serve.

Hole 9, Mel Shinn 2013Castle hole 5