Briefly Noted


Josiah, the Library's Online Catalog, is now accessible in a web version at This version features urls which link directly to networked electronic library resources. Users may also view their own circulation records to see items which have been checked out, hold requests, and library bills and fines. The function is accessible in all public clusters in the libraries and from all devices accessing Josiah from the network. Only the telnet version displays specific due dates for items charged out. In order to use this feature, you will need the bar code number beginning "21236" on your Brown ID card. An export function provides the capability to print, e-mail or download individual records or selections from multiple Josiah searches using a single export command. In addition, the download (screen capture) function allows for outputting the records in a form compatible with EndNote or Pro-Cite bibliographic management software. At present, export is available only on the telnet version of Josiah on PCs in the reference areas of the libraries or from networked devices accessing it via telnet.


Nicholas Wharton was appointed to the one-year position of Information Delivery Services Librarian, effective August 12. He is responsible for the delivery of information resources to the Brown community, for administering a document delivery service, and for managing the day-to-day operations of the Interlibrary Loan units. Mr. Wharton has a B.A. in English from Bates College, an M.S. in English Education from Rhode Island College, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island.

Douglas Hinman was re-appointed to the position of Catalog Librarian effective August 1, for a one-year period. He is responsible for cataloging and classifying monographic materials for the John Buchan Collection. He has previously worked at Brown on the Retrospective Conversion Project and the Research Libraries Group's Great Collections Microfilming Project. He has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE: Merrily E. Taylor, Rosemary L. Cullen, Florence K. Doksansky, Robin Rao, and Jean Rainwater.

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