UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend one of several small group discussion sessions on Institutional Repository @ UNI scheduled for next week in Rod Library room 324. Rod Library is in the process of investigating the desirability and feasibility of developing an institutional repository at the University of Northern Iowa.
An institutional repository is a set of services supporting the management and long-term preservation of scholarly materials created by faculty, students, and staff.
Dates for the meetings:
Monday, April 29: 9-10 am
Tuesday, April 30: 11 a.m.-12 noon
Wednesday, May 1: 1-2 pm
Thursday, May 2: 2-3 pm
Friday, May 3: 12 noon–1 pm
Plan to attend to one of the discussion meetings to find out more about developing an institutional repository at UNI and the benefits and opportunities it offers for individuals and departments/units, as well as to provide your ideas, questions, or concerns.
What is it?
What can it do for me?
These sessions will be conducted by members of the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee. Questions may be directed to committee members by using the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A follow-up session open to the campus will be conducted by David Stout, a representative from bepress, on Digital Commons, a commercial IR software package is scheduled for:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in Library room 324.
Stop by with your families this weekend for a few family-friendly activities.
From 10am-2pm, there will be complimentary refreshments at the Book Bistro and a chance to win a free prize. Also during this time, the Digital Media Hub production rooms will be open for a chance to record a video. During this time, you can also take a self-guided tour through the library.
At 1pm, there will be a behind-the-scenes tour in Special Collections and University Archives.
Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters. This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the movement and used them as inspiration for their own creative works. These creative works demonstrate an understanding of the artistic movement, the frustration and triumph of creating something out of nothing, and the process of making and learning.
It's All About the Students: How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library
Monday, October 6th
From Noon until 1pm
in the University Room, Maucker Union
Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will speak on her library's new building and its impact on student learning, faculty scholarship, and enrollment. For more information, go here.
October 20-26 is International Open Access Week. Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment. Open Access is made possible with the consent of the author and the copyright holder. Open Access Week is an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians about the benefits of Open Access. For more information about what you can do, go to the Open Access Week website.
The CFPL@UNI Collection and the most current issues of newspapers have been moved to the area just outside of the Book Bistro. Older issues of newspapers can currently be found in the Browsing Room where the CFPL@UNI Collection used to be.
The CFPL@UNI Collection is a small collection from Cedar Falls Public Library that houses popular fiction and non-fiction books. Don't have a public library card? No problem! You can get one for free at the Rod Library Circulation Desk.
Here is a list of the newspapers with current issues in the Bistro:
The Book Bistro on the Main Floor of the Rod Library is open for business! The Cafe serves high end grilled cheese, tea drinks, and unique desserts, as well as soup, sandwiches, coffee, and assorted take and go items. The renovated space includes closed captioned TVs, new furniture, and is the new home of the CFPL @ UNI Collection and newspapers. The cafe will be open 10:30 - 2:30 M - F.
Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (University of Kentucky)
Tuesday, September 16th at 7pm
Georgian Lounge of the UNI Commons
A craft terroir, following the logic of craft culture in general, might include a network of relationships and ideas that shape an understanding or sensibility of place as well as what comes from a specific place.
Dr. Rice will discuss a specific type of craft terroir, that of craft beer, and in particular, how a craft terroir of beer works from the logic of networks. Digital networks. Emotional networks. Personal networks. Networks of taste. Beginning with Russian River's famed Pliny the Elder Double IPA, he explores how all of these items contribute to a craft terroir ordering and classification of place.
This speaker is brought to campus through the kind support of Reaching for Higher Ground, the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series, and the Department of Communication Studies.