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Senator Chuck Hagel   

Charles Timothy “Chuck” Hagel left the Department of Defense in February after two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense in the Obama Administration. On display are the colorful and often unique gifts Hagel received in 2013 and 2014, mostly from his defense counterparts in other countries while on official travel. A 1971 graduate of UNO, Hagel represented Nebraskans in the U.S. Senate from 1997 to 2009. Archives & Special Collections holds Hagel’s records and memorabilia from these years, as well.

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Traditional (Hard Copy) Reserves vs. Electronic Reserves

Traditional (Hard Copy) Reserves

vs.

Electronic Reserves

Benefits

  • Most copyright fees are covered by the library.
  • The Library can place entire books, music CDs, and videos on reserve.

Limitations

  • Materials are limited to on-campus use during the hours the Library is open.
  • One copy can be used by only one person at a time.
  • Items returned late are subject to overdue fines.
  • Frequently used paper copies are subject to wear and tear, missing pages, rearrangement, etc.
  • Replacement of a lost items is not immediate, and during this time the item is not available to students.
 

Benefits

  • Most copyright fees are covered by the library.
  • Eligible users have 24/7 access.
  • Users can read at one's own pace without worry of others waiting in line to use.
  • It is not necessary to print the item because it can be read directly from the computer.
  • Users do not need to visit the Main Service Desk or wait in line for a high demand item to be returned.
  • Multiple students can have access to the same item at the same time.

Limitations

  • The Library cannot place entire books, music CDs, or videos on reserve.
  • Speed of retrieval is dependent on the viewer’s Internet connection speed.
  • Not all items can be placed electronically.