Emory Report
September 8, 2008
Volume 61, Number 3



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8, 2008
Take Note

Library leak causes closure
Levels 5 and 6 of the Woodruff Library building’s stack towers will be closed through at least Monday, Sept. 8. Level 4 was expected to reopen Friday, Sept. 5.

The closures are due to a sprinkler system valve failure over Labor Day weekend. The levels are closed for water removal and drying of floors and shelving following the leak.

In the meantime, Emory faculty, staff and students may request undamaged books from the affected levels in person by visiting the circulation desk on Level 3. Books will be retrieved and ready for check-out within a maximum of two hours of the request time.

Damaged books will be unavailable for three to six weeks during the recovery process. Most are noted in Euclid and the DiscoverE search tool with the word “Repair” appearing in the “Location” box. For updates, visit web.library.emory.edu.

Theses to be submitted online
Beginning this semester, all University graduate students will submit their doctoral dissertations and master’s theses in electronic form for Emory’s electronic theses and dissertations database.

ETD, a joint project of the Graduate School and the Emory Libraries, is an online, searchable repository of Emory graduates’ research.

The ETD Web site, https://etd.library.emory.edu/, has a list of training classes for students, to prepare them to submit their work, and for staff, to learn the new procedures.

Student sessions will include training on copyright, trademark and publishing issues in the digital age.
Undergraduates completing honors theses will contribute to the online repository on a limited basis beginning in 2009.

It pays to think ‘green’
In an effort to achieve the University’s sustainability goals, the innovation of the Emory community is needed. The Office of Sustainability Initiatives is accepting applications for its annual incentives fund to support research, campus-based projects and to promote sustainability on Emory’s campuses.

Creative proposals seeking knowledge and supporting new behavior patterns are welcomed until Sept. 24. Sustainability grants will be awarded on Oct. 15.

For application guidelines, call OSI at 404-727-9916. Submit applications to eweaver@emory.edu.