OF NEW ROCHELLE RECEIVES
$26,000 GRANT FOR
NEW ROCHELLE, NY,
March 1, 2005 -– The College of New Rochelle
today announced the receipt of a $26,000 grant from The H.W. Wilson
the philanthropic arm of the H.W. Wilson Company, a leading publisher
reference books and CD_ROM databases for the library market.
Grant funds will be used to acquire and
install Docutek ERes, a turnkey system for Electronic Reserves.
The grant furthers CNR’s strategic
institutional plan to enhance the technological resources and services
students in the four schools that comprise The College of New Rochelle.
CNR is targeting August 2005 for the new system to be
fully operational to the College community.
Used by more than 400 libraries
worldwide, Docutek ERes’ benefits include:
A complete Web-based platform that allows entry of
and access to information anytime, anywhere;
A DocuFax module that enables documents to be faxed
directly to electronic reserves, eliminating the need for scanning and
As the College’s student population becomes
across its six campuses, it has encouraged The College of New Rochelle
technology in many ways to facilitate the lifelong learning process for
students of all ages.
A robust course Web site management system which
offers faculty tools to create and manage Web sites for their courses;
A statistical package that will enable library staff
to generate reports on system usage.
new electronic reserves system will eliminate or minimize many
its traditional age and non-traditional students, many of whom juggle
and academic demands. Once documents are placed on reserve, Docutek
1) students to readily access documents at
any time from any location where they have computer access (home,
or even another library); 2) multiple students to use the documents
and 3) bypass on-site time limits for print reserves
will benefit by using the system’s copyright management component,
keep statistics for copyright compliance and produce a set of reports
tracking purposes. Once materials are online, the original readings
damaged, lost, or stolen; pages will not be missing from articles,
reduce replacement costs. This system
will also offer CNR faculty a link to the College’s ANGEL course
system, a web-based tool that integrates technology into the curriculum.
For more than six decades,
Mother Irene Gill Library has been at the epicenter of intellectual
discussion and scholarly research at CNR. It has served as an important
resource to the College’s students and faculty,
as well as the community-at-large in the City of New Rochelle
and Westchester County.
In 2002, a multimillion dollar
renovation transformed Gill
Library into an open, modern facility with over 200 new data ports to
access Gill’s extensive online databases and the
Internet, dozens of computer workstations throughout the library, and a
computerized Instruction Room to enhance research ability
using the latest information technology.
An extensive collection of over 200,000 volumes, including rare book
collections of James Joyce, Thomas More, and the Ursuline Order
CNR), as well as comfortable seating, spacious private study rooms, and
refreshment lounge, also exist to serve students.
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The first Catholic
college for women in New York State,
College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order.
it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three
which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult
the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The main campus of
the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of
New York City. The College maintains six other campus locations
in New York
City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu