November 30, 2008
News from the Library
Hello all and welcome newcomers:
My intern Ian Capiluto has finished his stint at our Library, so the cataloging speed is slower. I have two more interns from San Jose State University coming in January, though, so we will get back up to speed. I am pleased to have our new historian, Mitchell Bishop, on staff. He will have the library open Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a great benefit to our weekend customers. My volunteers, Pam Wolken and Barbara Zaias, have been working hard getting the magazine and nursery catalog records into the online catalog. Take a look. Do a search for the word ‘periodicals’ and you will see the richness of the collection. Right now we have 509 periodical titles in the catalog! My favorite new periodical title is Aloe, the newsletter of the South African Aloe and Succulent Society. The link is to the catalog is below.
Arboretum Library Online Catalog
This link below is to the new books, articles, and websites lists for November. The New Book Shelf is waiting for you!
New books, articles and website lists
We are circulating to Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation members. The circulation period for books is 3 weeks with 2 renewals if no one else wants the item. You can renew by e-mail, phone or in person, but not on the online catalog. The circulation period for current magazines is 3 days with 2 renewals if no one else wants the item. Let me know if you are interested in any articles.
In order for the “Request this title” function in the online catalog to work, I have to set you up as a customer. Then it will send me an e-mail requesting that I get the item for you. If you’d like to be set up as a customer, contact me by e-mail, phone, or in person.
The Arboretum Library hours for December are as follows:
Open Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open Saturday, December 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open Sundays, December 7, 14, 21, 28 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesday-Saturday, December 23-27
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday, December 30 & 31.
I will be on leave.
Our Botanical Information Consultants (for plant advice) are currently available six days a week, Monday-Saturday at David.Lofgren@Arboretum.org or Frank.McDonough@Arboretum.org or 626-821-3239.
And here is the rest of it.
September 27, 2008
News from the Library
Here are the links in the presentation I gave at the Garden Writer's Association conference. Don't forget to use a botanical or horticultural librarian!
Susan C. Eubank, Arboretum Librarian
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Garden Writers Association Annual Conference,
Portland, September 22, 2008
Very Large Botanical Garden Libraries; National Library
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries
New York Botanical Garden, LuEster T. Mertz Library
Missouri Botanic Garden
National Agricultural Library
Large Universities with Botany or Arboretum Libraries
Arnold Arboretum Library, Harvard University
Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Western Botanical Garden Libraries
Arboretum Library, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle
Helen Crocker Russell Library, San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
Helen Fowler Library, Denver Botanic Gardens
Plant name sites
“IPNI” International Plant Names Index
“Tropicos” W3TROPICOS, Missouri Botanical Garden's VAST (VAScular Tropicos)
“RHS Horticultural Database” Royal Horticultural Society
“Plantinfo” Anderson Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota Libraries
Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Index
From EBSCO http://www.ebsco.com/home/ $850 a year to CBHL libraries; generally available at college & universities or botanic garden libraries.
Some other useful websites
- Member Profiles
- What's Blooming
- Historic Collections
- Press Releases
- News Items
- Events & Classes
- Plant Information
- News from the Library
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
LA Arboretum Web Communities
- American Institute of Architects
- American Society of Landscape Architects
- Association of Professional Landscape Designers
- Audubon California
- Big Orange Landmarks
- Curbed LA
- Descanso Gardens
- Fullerton Arboretum
- Los Angeles Agriculture
- Los Angeles Heritage Alliance
- National Trust Historic Sites Blog
- Natural History Museum
- Norton Simon
- Pacific Rose Society
- Pasadena Museum of History
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
- South Coast Botanic Garden
- Southern California Horticultural Society
- The Getty
- The Huntington Library
- Theodore Payne Foundation