Click here to go to the Mann Library Home PageClick here to return to the HEARTH Home PageClick here to go to the Cornell University Home Page

Click here to go to the About PageClick here to go to the Subjects PageClick here to go to the Search PageClick here to go to the Browse PageClick here to go to the Contact PageClick here to go to the Help Page

 

Also see Help

Here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about HEARTH. Questions dealing with searching and navigating this site are addressed on the Help page, and a narrative about the project is on our About page. As always, if you have further questions about this site or its contents please contact us for assistance.

Click on a link for an answer to the following commonly asked questions:

Q: "I can print one page at a time from books on your site, but can I print out the entire book?"
Q: "There was a title on your site earlier that is no longer there. Why?"
Q: "I know of a book or journal that should be in this collection but isn't. Why isn't this title included?"
Q: "Can you tell me the value of a rare book I own?"
Q: "I'm teaching a class and would like permission to copy various pages from HEARTH with the intent of using this informaiton in my lectures. What are the copyright considerations?"
Q: "Are you soliciting suggestions for new acquisitions?"
Q: Are there MARC records available to libraries for titles in this collection?

 

Q: "I can print one page at a time from books on your site, but can I print out the entire book?"

A: For a variety of copyright and technical reasons only page-by-page printing is available at this time.

Q: "There was a title on your site earlier that is no longer there. Why?"

A: From time to time copyright issues arise for specific titles. When this happens, the titles are removed from the site until the issues are resolved.

Q: "I know of a book or journal that should be in this collection but isn't. Why isn't this title included?"

A: Scholars have identified what they consider to be the most important historical titles in the areas related to home economics to be included in this site. Not every title in the subject area has been chosen to be included in the collection.

HEARTH is a dynamic and growing collection, and we have digitized only a portion of the titles identified. As we identify further funding sources, more titles will be added to the collection.

Q: "Can you tell me the value of a rare book I own?"

A: As librarians, we can't legally appraise or authenticate books, even if we were qualified. You may want to consult a specialist.Try searching for a reputable bookseller at the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America Web site http://abaa.org/ . There is a page for searching for booksellers by specialty and locale.

Q: "I'm teaching a class and would like permission to copy various pages from HEARTH with the intent of using this informaiton in my lectures. What are the copyright considerations?"

A: All the original material in HEARTH is in the public domain, except for some of the serial volumes. Fair use should apply in this case, since your use is for non-profit educational or research purposes. That said, copyright law dictates that the total amount of material in any one volume must be limited.

If you intend to print pages in order to incorporate information into your lectures or to point out interesting material to your students, that should be no problem. If you intend to print a copy of an article or book for every student in your class it would likely be a copyright violation, as it would be duplication of an entire body of work. However, each student as an individual could access the material and print a copy. If all of this sounds confusing, you're hearing the voice of U.S. Copyright Law.

We invite all our users to become familiar with our Copyright Statement that addresses these issues in more detail.

Q: "Are you soliciting suggestions for new acquisitions?"

A: Although the collections in HEARTH were methodically selected and reviewed by teams of scholars, we are always open to suggestions for additions. Because of the breadth of subject and scope of years, some titles may emerge that were previously missed, and we would like to know about these. Feel free to contact us with your suggestions.

Q: "Are there MARC records available to libraries for titles in this collection?"

A: Mann Library has made a file of MARC records for HEARTH titles available for loading into local library catalogs. To download the file using a Windows-based PC, right-click here and select either "Save Target As..." or "Save Link Target As..." (you will get one of these options depending on the browser you are using). Then at the pop-up window, giving it a name that will be recognizable later. (If you are using a Macintosh, hold down the Control key and click the link above. This will prompt you to download the link to disk.)

These files have MARC tags that are local to the work being done at Mann Library, but should be taken "as is"; any tags not appropriate for a library's local system can be deleted. In addition, Mann Library cannot provide support for importing the records into local library catalogs; those downloading the records should consult their systems administrator for guidance.

Back to top
 
Click here to go to the Cornell University Home Page
 

Albert R. Mann Library. 2004. Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH). Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. http://hearth.library.cornell.edu (Version January 2004).

© 2004 Cornell University Library. Questions? Comments? Please contact us.

(Back to top of page.)

Click here to go to the IMLS Home Page