Suggestions and Comments
Wow, not only does GSU subscribe to only half of the galileo databases when
compared to schools such as UGA and GaTech (thus making it impossible to find
pdf files for articles), but they charge 10 cents a page to copy the hard copies
of journals. Thanks for making the simple task of having a take home copy
of a journal article cost a GSU graduate student $2 to $3 dollars. This
helps during thesis research tremendously, with our already extremely tight budgets.
DATE: February 9, 2005
SUBJECT: GALILEO databases
If GSU wants to continue with the inferior Galileo subscription, here is a suggestion.
Have the student workers (yes the same ones that sit around on the internet all
day) scan/copy journal articles into pdf form and email them out to graduate students/faculty
when requested. Either that, or allow graduate students to take home journals
for a 1 day lone so that we may copy them at a much more reasonable price at home
or office max. I have discussed this idea with several graduate students
and with members of the faculty, we all agree this is a much needed service.
Thank you for your comments. The resources available through GALILEO (Georgia
LIbrary LEarning Online) are the same in ALL libraries that are part of the University
System of Georgia. Georgia Southern students have exactly the same access to GALILEO
databases as students at the University of Georgia, Georgia State, or Georgia
Tech. Because of variations in how databases are displayed it is not always clear
to users which databases are funded through GALILEO and which are provided in
There are no standard charges for photocopying within the University System because
of varying local situations. For example, Auxiliary Services provides photocopying
in the Library. That outsourcing took place when the Library's budget could no
longer support the equipment and personnel required to offer the service.
Please keep in mind that we do not charge graduate students for Interlibrary
Loan Service, and materials are usually available within two or three days.
Associate Dean of the Library and Associate University Librarian
Office of the Dean (4th Floor)
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