New Titles on Our Review Table

Here are the new journals:

  • Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics, Vol 17 No 3 June 2013
  • HONAM Mathematical Journal Vol 35 No 2 June 2013
  • Commentationes Mathematicae Vol 53 No. 1 2013


****Books on our Review Table cannot be checked out for one week. These books will be available for check-out 10/7/13.

Course Reserves: fall 2013

When you search for math course reserve materials, you may have some trouble finding what you are looking for. We know there are issues and we’re working on it!  In the meantime, feel free to come by the library. We have an Excel spreadsheet list of course reserves organized by  course number. Most of our course reserves are 4 hours, though some are 24 hours.

Library Catalog & New Website

You may remember our announcements last spring about the pending launch of a new catalog, the UW Libraries Search.  We implemented this system over the summer and experienced a number of significant technical difficulties along the way. We expected the product to be further along in development and that many key problems would be resolved by the end of summer quarter.  Given our strong commitment to providing access to our collections, we determined that the new UW Libraries Search would not adequately serve user needs for the 2013-2014 academic year. We have returned to a previous catalog, UW WorldCat, as the primary search tool for the coming academic year, and will offer UW Libraries Search as a beta alternative with the expectation that it will be complete by next summer.  We appreciate your patience throughout this process.

In other news, we are pleased to announced our newly redesigned Libraries website!  It features a fresh, clean look and streamlined navigation to our most popular services and sources.  It also allows access to the Libraries from any device.

SPSS Through UWare (from IT Connect News – July 2013)

SPSS: UW License Renewed; Get Through UWare

The UW’s licensing agreement with IBM for the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) has been renewed. The UW’s SPSS 21 annual subscription is available to UW faculty, staff, and all students, but must be renewed each year. The UW’s SPSS 19 perpetual license does not need to be renewed, but is available only to UW faculty, staff, and graduate students (not undergraduates). Both may be used on UW-owned or leased computers and personal home computers. UW-IT manages the license, and offers the software through UWare.

Finding A Series in UW Libraries Search

Looking for a specific volume of a series in the new library catalog?  Try this:

1.) Go to Advanced Search

2.) From the drop-down boxes, select: “In the title”, “Is Exact”

3.) Type in the title of the series with the volume number (no punctuation)

ex) Lecture Notes in Mathematics 263

Library Account Temporarily Unavailable

Access to your library account information is not available during the migration to our new library system. Your library account information should be available in the new system on/after June 24.

Temporary Request Freeze – June 18

Request freeze:

At approximately 5pm on Tuesday, June 18, we must temporarily disable the ability to request UW or Summit items for office or inter-campus delivery as well as all Interlibrary Loan and Desktop Delivery services.  This must be done to prepare for the New UW Libraries Search system, which will go live on June 24.  Requesting should be available in the new system on/after June 24.

Parzen Prize Lecture Set for Friday, 4/25

COLLEGE STATION — A prominent University of Washington statistician identified as the world’s most cited researcher in mathematics for an entire decade (1995-2005) by Thomson-ISI, Adrian E. Raftery, will visit the Texas A&M University campus this week as the guest speaker for the biennial Emanuel Parzen Prize Lecture Series, sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Statistics.  For more information, see: