• Connecting to the Past - Building for the Future

      Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Tooey, M.J.; Behles, Richard J.; Gerhart, Brad; Pinho, Thom (2010-05)
    • From Type To Tablets : The Roots Of Library Media

      Behles, Richard J.; Midyette, David; Pinho, Thom; Schnur, Abra; Waugh, Patrick; Wolff, Megan; Latta, Erin (2012-04-09)
    • An Institutional Repository for the UMB Campus: a white paper

      Gresehover, Beverly; Behles, Richard J.; Douglas, C. Steven; Pinkas, Maria M.; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Pinho, Thom (2010-08-17)
      Institutional repositories offer a new model for the dissemination of scholarly publications and increase access to resources. The development of an institutional repository will help promote the mission of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to educate and conduct research by applying state-of-the-art technology to organize and present the intellectual work of its scholarly community. The Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) established the Repository Information Project Task Group (RIPTG) in May 2008 to explore the feasibility of such a project. The group envisions a repository that while institutional in scope, allows the University’s constituent schools and individual community members to define their own identities and highlight their accomplishments underneath the UMB umbrella. Equally important, the repository should be scalable, designed from the outset to allow for future growth in participation and content. The RIPTG concludes that the HSHSL, a technological innovator on campus and an expert in selecting, organizing, storing, and providing the information the campus community needs, is uniquely positioned to develop and implement an institutional repository for UMB. While there will be some cost for computer hardware and software to host the repository, current HSHSL personnel have the expertise to develop a world-class repository.
    • John Crawford, 1746-1813

      Behles, Richard J. (2010-08-19)
      Biographical article about Dr. John Crawford, emphasizing his philosophical theories about the cause of disease.
    • The Next Generation Digital Archive: A White Paper

      Lin, Na; Behles, Richard J.; Cunningham, John; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Pinkas, Maria M. (2014-09)
    • Show me the money: the reality of library costs

      Behles, Richard J.; Gerhart, Brad; Jacoby, Beth; Mayo, Alexa A.; Prince, J. Dale; Raimondo, Paula G.; Tooey, M.J.; Weise, Frieda O. (2001)
      It is no secret that libraries have struggled with annual increases in subscription costs of print-based journals, joined now by increases in license fees and other associated costs for electronic resources. Unfortunately, traditional sources of funding fail to keep pace in support of these escalating expenses. We became intrigued with the idea of dramatizing for our users the similarities between the costs of needed resources, and a variety of real-world goods. We assembled an exhibit in a variety of media, to demonstrate these comparisons. Scanned copies of journal covers lay side-by-side with ads for such desirables as world cruises, luxurious sport cars, and refrigerator/freezers. This offered an interesting perspective on the nature of many "must-have" titles, as they are likened to big-ticket items that many of us can never afford. Individual cost factoids decorated study tables and restroom stalls, reminding the public about discrepancies between rising costs and dwindling available funds, and dispelling the misconception that "tuition covers it." Selected examples graced the screen of our web page. A common theme throughout was the fact that when we buy these expensive items, we do so every year, at progressively higher costs each time. This poster affords a glimpse of our presentation, and a look at some of the interesting comparisons.
    • Trimming the Fat: A Weeding Case Report

      Tooey, M.J.; Bass, Wilma; Behles, Richard J.; Berlanstein, Debra R.; Bodycomb, Aphrodite; Brown, Everly; Drummond, Persia; Gresehover, Beverly; Knott, Teresa L.; Lyons, Tierney; et al. (2007-10)