Law Library News
November 10, 2003
Sarah Hollingsworth, Editor
SUMMIT EXPANDS YOUR INFORMATION UNIVERSE
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the convenience of Cascade, requesting books online from six other state-supported colleges and universities in Washington. Now the pool of libraries has dramatically increased to twenty-six as Cascade merged with a similar service called Orbis to become the Orbis-Cascade Alliance. These added libraries will greatly expand the scholarly information available to students, faculty, and staff.
Like Cascade, the Orbis-Cascade Alliance features a union catalog, named Summit, representing the holdings of all its member libraries. That’s over 22 million books, sound recordings, films, maps, and more. The University of Washington School of Law community will happily note that library holdings of three law schools are included in Summit: University of Oregon, Willamette University, and Lewis and Clark College (Northwestern School of Law).
Once you find the item you want in the Summit catalog, you can request it online using your Gallagher library barcode, and the book will be sent to Gallagher Law Library. Requested books are delivered directly to faculty offices, while students can pick up their books at the Circulation Desk. The Summit loan period is three weeks with one renewal for all borrowers regardless of status.
You also have the advantage of being able to visit any Summit library in person and check out books as a visiting patron using your Husky card. Just identify yourself as a Summit or Orbis-Cascade Alliance patron.
Note: For University of Washington items, law faculty and students who bypass Summit to borrow directly from the UW libraries will receive the longer loan periods they currently enjoy. Library staff will continue to borrow books for faculty by proxy for those who need the longer loans. If you are a faculty member who wants to get a book from the UW libraries, you can email email@example.com.
You can link to Summit from MARIAN, the Law Library Catalog, at http://marian.law.washington.edu/, from the Gallagher homepage at http://lib.law.washington.edu/, or after doing a search in MARIAN, use the green “Search Summit” button to repeat your search in the Summit catalog. Summit information is summarized at: http://lib.law.washington.edu/circ/circ.html#summit.
If you have any questions about Summit, please contact Judy Davis, Resource Sharing Librarian at 543-4262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRICK OR TREAT CONTEST ANSWERS
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