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The Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center provides access to high quality resources that support ATC’s curriculum, enhance technical training, spark basic literacy education and serve the needs of the students, faculty and staff. The Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center provides access to area, regional, national, and international information resources. The Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center provides the best possible access to information in print, media, or electronic format.
Hours of Operation
Mon – Thur, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays
Online Reference Services
GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online)
GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories. Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.
PrepSTEP is packed with online resources to help students achieve academic success and workplace readiness. It has skill building in English, math, and science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill building, basic computer skills tutorials, college success skills development, and much more.
Credo Reference provides full-text online access to hundreds of multidisciplinary reference book collections, including art, history, law, medicine, psychology, technology, bilingual dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Online Circulation Services
ATC OPAC (Albany Technical College Library Catalog)
Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library Media Center Online Public Access Catalog contains over 10,000 bibliographic records linked to local resources in various formats: books, microforms, and audiovisual materials that support the college’s curriculum. Other resources includes culturally diverse historical resources compiled by Dr. Charles B. Heglar and citations to other online reference resources. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) search form allows searching by author, title, subject or keyword. This catalog is also embedded in within GALILEO, Georgia Library Learning Online which seamless access library resources.
Gil (Georgia Interconnected Libraries)
GALILEO Interconnected Libraries, or GIL, is an extension of the GALILEO initiative funded by the Governor and the General Assembly of the state of Georgia to enhance and expand educational opportunities for the citizens of Georgia. This universal catalog provides access to all of the information resources of the University System of Georgia’s Libraries.
Off Campus Library Reference Resources (Cooperative Agreement Libraries)
Library materials are available for students, faculty and staff to check out. ATC student identification cards are required for student check out. Students are required to sign in upon entering the library media center and present their current student ID before utilizing the library facilities and resources. All students must adhere to the posted rules regarding the library facilities and computer resources.
The loan period for students to check out books and other print items is two weeks. Faculty is permitted to check out material for the entire quarter. All materials are due at the end of each quarter.
Overdue books are assessed a fine of 10 cents per day per book. Overdue notices will be mailed to delinquent borrowers. If an item is damaged or lost, the borrower will be required to pay for the cost of the item plus any processing fees. Students who owe fees for overdue, lost, or damaged books will be reported to the business office for collections at the end of each quarter.
Reference items cannot be checked out. Reference materials include such items as dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, periodicals, indexes, atlases, microforms, and any other publications designated as reference.
Instructors can house course materials within the library to be loaned to their students. Loan periods for these resources are determined by the instructor.
Document Duplication Services
A Xerox copier is available in the library media center for student use. Copies are 10 cents per copy. Instructions for use are posted on the copier.
The library staff at Albany Technical College (ATC) is dedicated to serving its library patrons to fulfill their information needs. Special assistance will be given to patrons who are unfamiliar with the information retrieval systems. The library staff also endeavors to keep patrons updated on current events and current technological advancements.
Reference services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to Albany Technical College students, faculty and staff. The library staff assists all patrons; however, staff will not provide tax, legal, medical advice, answer homework questions, or attempt to complete trivia contests for any patron. Library patrons are welcome to browse through library resources to fulfill these resources. Online resources such as Galileo, (Georgia Library Learning Online), NetLibrary, Ebsco A-Z and ATC Library Online Pubic Access Catalog (OPAC) is accessible from the link above.
Searching ATC Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
Serial Holdings List (EBSCO A-to-Z)
Students, faculty, staff and students have access to over 12,000 full-text periodicals through our Serial Holdings List (EBSCO A-to-Z). Subscription journals and electronic journals from Galileo (Georgia Library Learning Online) are merged into one list providing borrowers with easy access to periodicals. Online students or individuals doing research at home may take advantage of these full-text periodicals. The Serial Holdings List can be sorted by Title or Subject. Click on the Serial Holdings List (EBSCO A-to-Z) link to access the Serial Holdings List of periodicals. The Galileo password may be required to obtain access to the full text of the article. The Galileo password is emailed all Students, Faculty and Staff.
Galileo (Georgia Library Learning Online)
A World Wide Web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to multiple information resources, including secured access to licensed products. Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories and government publications. Go to the GALILEO website to access GALILEO tutorials. Click on the link above to access GALILEO. The Galileo password is emailed all Students, Faculty and Staff.
Bibliographic instruction is available to students each quarter. Sessions can be scheduled in the library, a computer lab, the professional development center, or within a classroom. Instructors are encouraged to incorporate library activities within their curriculum. Bibliographic instruction, along with an online orientation and reference services, are made available to all online students through Georgia Virtual Technical College,Blackboard Learning course management system which is currently used to facilitate distance education classes for ATC online students.
Media services are available to faculty and staff at the Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center. However, for ease of access, instructional departments house and distribute televisions, VCRs, overhead projectors, and instructional tools to their faculty from within the department. Teaching resources that are not accessible within the department, such as digital cameras, projectors, or Dictaphones, are available in the library/media center for faculty check out.
Media Production Services
The Media Production Center is available on the Dougherty County campus to help faculty and staff in creating instructional tools. Available services include:
- Video editing and copying
- Digital photography editing
- Scanning services
- Audio dubbing services
- Multimedia presentation services
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in the collection development of the Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center.
To facilitate participation in collection development, online recommendation forms are available below. Please review the Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center Collection Development and Management Policy before making recommendations for purchase. You may also wish to view the Library Media Center Selection Procedures.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to create a program bibliography through the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) to evaluate the library's collection. To retrieve a list of resources by program, the program code must be entered into the search and select Notes from the pull down menu. This limits your search to Notes only. Click on the help button located on the Online Public Access Catalog for help.
A list of program codes is available on the Online Public Access Catalog Main screen. The Serial Holdings List (EBSCO A-to-Z) should be used to evaluate the library's periodical holdings. For more information, contact the ATC Library Media Centers.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an agreement among participating libraries to make certain materials, books, dissertations, journal articles, etc., available to member libraries upon request. This agreement for “resource sharing” gives library patrons access to far more materials than any one library could hold. The Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center searches its own collection first and then searches the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) database to locate and borrow materials owned by other US, Canadian and European libraries. Students may also search the WorldCat database to locate books, and Gold (Geogia Online Libraries) to locate journal articles. Both databases are available through Galileo (Georgia Library Learning Online).
Some material may not be available for request since many loans are based on the lending institution lending policy. Listed below are some materials that may not be available:
- recently published books
- rare or fragile books
- multi-volume sets
- reference books
- theses and dissertations
- conference proceedings
- unpublished papers and reports
- bound or single-issue periodicals
- computer software
- audio-visual materials
Who is eligible to request ILL?
Currently enrolled ATC students, faculty and staff may use the ILL service. If you are uncertain as to whether you are eligible to use ILL services, please contact the Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center at 229-430-1745 for assistance.
How long does it take to receive materials?
Most items arrive at the requesting institution's campus within two to four weeks. Contact the Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center to inquire about the status of your request.
What does it cost?
Generally, there is no charge for Interlibrary Loan requests. However, if there will be a charge, we contact you via E-mail or by telephone before completing the request.
How do I make a request?
To request materials from Interlibrary Loan, complete the online Interlibrary Loan request form at the following links: ILL Book Request Form, ILL Periodical Request Form. Inter-Library Loan material will be ordered on a first come first serve basis. Request forms are also available at the Anthony O. Parker, Ph.D. Library/Media Center.
How do I receive the items?
Once the items arrive they are checked out to the patron. You must be enrolled in the libraries resources circulation system to retrieve your items.
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