University of Washington

Library and Information Resources: Where?

The Geography Library Has Been Closed - Long Live the Geography Library!


As of August 28, 1995, the Edward L. Ullman Geography Branch Library as we knew it has ceased to exist :-( The facility has now been converted to a "Resource Collaboratory" :-) However, the concept of a "Geography Library" as a reference to the "Geography Collection" distributed among many (mortar & digital) Libraries on and off Campus is alive and well and indispensable to our activities in Economic and Business Geography.

There still is a Chief "Geography Librarian". The location of his/her office and office hours will be announced.

Here are accounts of some of the events related to the "spatial restructuring" of the Library's Geography Collection.

Libraries and Library Resources in Economic Geography

  • UW Library Home Page (Gateway)
  • UW Libraries' Geography Resources
  • Types of Information and Information Sources for Student Research in Economic & Business Geography [Krumme]
  • Topical Resource Lists [Krumme]
  • List of Reserve Books for Geog.207 (in: OUGL)
  • Library Computer Classes
  • Anne Zald's Library Survival Guide
  • Krumme's Servers (by Discipline):
  • Social Science Resources (UW Libraries)
  • Library and Computing Services
  • UW Library Catalog (UWIN/ WILCO)
  • Library Branches and Divisions

    Internet Resources:

    Other Libraries:

    • Library of Congress
    • Carl UnCover Article Access and Delivery
      • ACCESS TO UNCOVER is a service of the UnCover Company provided in collaboration with Allen Press, Inc., leading printers and distributors of scholarly journals.
      • UnCover is a database of current article information taken from more than 16,000 multidisciplinary journals. UnCover contains brief descriptive information about over 6,000,000 articles which have appeared since Fall 1988.
      • UnCover is easy to use, with keyword access to article titles and summaries. You can also "recreate" the tables of contents pages from journals of particular interest to you.
      • UnCover allows articles to be sent directly to your fax machine.
    • Library Resources (Washington State)

    • Library Resources for Geography compiled at other Universities:

    There are a number of primary libraries which we will use and numerous librarians familiar with our (Library Closure) plight and eager to help during this particularly difficult period of transition:

    Computer and Internet Access:

    • On UW Campus:

      ACC Computing Lab is closing permanently June 19, 1998

      The general access computing lab in the Academic Computing Center (ACC) will be permanently closed, starting June 19, 1998.

      General access computing labs for UW students, faculty, and staff are available at the following locations (some labs may have specific restrictions on use):

      - UWired Commons, Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL)
      - Computing Resource Center, Suzzallo Library
      - Arts and Sciences Computing Center, Communications Building
      - Balmer Hall Computer Labs, Balmer Hall
      - Center for Social Science Computation and Research, Savery Hall
      - College of Engineering Instructional Computing Laboratory, Sieg Hall
      - Health Sciences Microlab, Health Sciences Library
      - Math Sciences Computing Center, Thomson Hall

      A map of lab locations and information about each lab are available on the Web at

      The UWired Commons in OUGL will offer 24-hour access, five days a week starting Autumn Quarter 1998.

      Color printers are available in most of the general access computing labs listed above. Color plotters will be available in the UWired Commons and in the Locke Computing Center in Health Sciences.

      Computer tapes may be dropped off and picked up at the Computing & Communications Information office in room 131 of the ACC.

      The following services remain available at the ACC:

      - Computing & Communications Information office in room 131
      - Scheduled training classes
      - C&C offices including consulting, software licensing, and computer training

    • Computer and Internet Access Provided by City- and County- Libraries and other Labs Off-Campus:

      There is a growing number of web site for Washington libraries, their access to computers and the Internet, and information about Washington, designed for and by public libraries, including links to those public libraries with web stuff (Source: Anne Zald and others).

      • Seattle Public Library's Libraries Online! project
      • || text only version

      • Here is the web site for the Kitsap County Regional Library, with branches in Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Kingston, Little Boston, Manchester, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, and Silverdale. UW is a link on their page!

      • Sno-Isle Regional Library: Don't see a web page for them yet. Branches in Arlington, Brier, Coupeville, Darrington, Edmonds, Freeland, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Langley, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Sultan. Phone number for central library -- 360-659-8447

      • Tacoma Public Library has a great web site: A proactive library with 9 branches throughout the Tacoma area -- 206-591-5607

      • Pierce County Rural Library District 206-536-6500 (central library number) Branches in Anderson Island, Bonney Lake, Buckley, Eatonville, Graham, Key Center, Lakewood, Orting, Parkland/Spanaway, Peninsula, South Hill, Steilacoom, Summit, Sumner, Tillicum, University Place, and Wilkeson.

      Source for this info, and more detailed phone/address info: Directory of Washington Libraries Suzzallo Reference Desk Z732.W28W35 "I've only listed public libraries, but it does include all other kinds (academic, special, and government). UW may be atypical, but we do not provide internet access to students at other institutions nor to the general public, so I'm not sure what success students will have pursuing other academic libraries. Special libraries tend to be in businesses and not open to the general public" (Anne Zald, E-Mail, 1996).

      Other options for email access: in Seattle we are seeing


      Cable TV companies to give libraries free Internet links; Seattle Times, Thursday, October 1, 1998; by The Associated Press

      WASHINGTON - The cable-television industry plans to provide the nation's public libraries with free high-speed connections to the Internet. ..."

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