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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1998)
IRIS replaces card catalogs
The technology fee finances a new computer lab
By Amanda Schindler
A small change in Love Library
has given students a big new comput
er lab this semester.
During the holiday break, the
library’s aging card catalogs were
replaced by 18 new computers and
five new printers, all paid for by the
student technology fee.
The new computers form the
library’s $120,000 Integrated
Computer Area, where students can
look up library material, work on
class assignments or check their e
mail during the library’s operating
“They set it up nicely,” said
sophomore Martin Tallinger, who
used the lab last week.
Dean of Libraries Joan Giesecke
said students using the lab can fetch
library materials and use the Internet
to conduct research, then write their
paper without leaving Love Library.
“And we have the people avail
able to help them,” she said.
As for the card catalogs,
Giesecke said, they likely will not be
About 96 percent of all library
material is cataloged in the
Innovative Research Information
Its really easy for a newcomer to figure
out. We need more of these around campus”
System, the library’s computerized
card-catalogs system, she said.
Most students used IRIS to
research library materials before the
catalogs were removed because the
catalogs had not been updated since
The old card catalogs, which will
be recycled, were the last of the
library’s large author/title catalogs to
be replaced. One small catalog
remains in the special collections
area of Love Library.
IRIS offers more ways to search
for a document than the traditional
card catalog, which limited searches
to exact spellings, last names, and
specific subject headings, Giesecke
For example, IRIS users can
search for a book by a combination
of its author and title, she said. IRIS
will show alternative spellings if no
exact matches are found.
“It’s much more flexible,” she
IRIS can also be accessed
through most UNL e-mail account
Student use of the new lab has
been steady, Giesecke said, and is
also likely to increase as the semester
Students using the lab last week
said they also believe the lab will
“It’s really easy for a newcomer
to figure out,” freshman communica
tions major Stephanie Serio said.
“We need more of these around cam
Before the lab was installed, a
lack of computer stations for stu
dents was evident, said Beth McNeil,
executive assistant to the dean of
“We’re very pleased that the stu- .=
dents supported this through the stu- |B
dent technology fee funds,” Giesecke
said. “We hope they will like it.” r
Woman linked to murder
The state patrol arrested
Laura McKinney in connection
with the death of her boyfriend
who was found in his Seward
McKinney, 24, of Lincoln,
was taken into custody on
Friday in Milford. However, she
was not arrested for first-degree
murder, said Nebraska State
Patrol Lt. Gale Griess.
Griess said the investigation
was continuing, and he hoped
more arrests would follow in
McKinney is expected to be
charged today by the Seward
The bullet-riddled body of
Harold L. Kuenning, a 56-year
old Lincoln plumber, was found
in his cabin along the Big Blue
River on the south edge of
He had been shot twice in
the chest and once in the head
with a handgun.
Kuenning had been living in
the cabin, named “Jeremiah’s
Wilderness,” while he was look
ing for an apartment in Lincoln.
The case is the first murder
in Seward County in 78 years.
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see gas prices drop
GAS from page 1
Whitehead Oil in Lincoln.
“When the low wholesale filters
down to us we have to take advantage
of it,” Perdew said.
The average Nebraskan now
saves about $2 on a 10-gallon fill-up
compared to last year’s prices.
The Midwest is enjoying the low
est gas prices in the nation with an
average of $ 1.04 per gallon.
In other regions of the country,
gas prices are much higher.
In the Northwest, gas averages
$1.29 per gallon, while in the
Southwest it costs $1.20. In the
Northeast and Southeast, prices are
more reasonable at $1.19 and $1.06
Taxes make up nearly half of the
cost of each gallon of gasoline sold in
Reap the benefits...
while you can.”
AAA Nebraska spokeswoman
Forty-three cents on every gallon
of gas goes to state and federal taxes,
White said, and Nebraska has the
1 O^-highest gas tax rate in the nation.
The high state taxes are because
of weather extremes that cause road
disrepair on the. many miles of high
ways and the low number of taxpay
ers who pay for it, White said.
Prices will likely increase as sum
mer approaches, so these savings are
fleeting, White said.
“Reap the benefits and the sav
ings while you can.”
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