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.
The Library's west entrance is now open! You now have easier access to the building from the west side of campus. Coming soon...the Book Bistro cafe in September! Next week you should start to see hints of the cafe kiosk as the cabinetry is assembled. Stop by to check out the progress!
The Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27 in order to allow our staff to prepare fun and exciting events for Bash in the Stacks. Bash in the Stacks will held from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. that night and offers a fun evening of game, food, and prizes.
Maucker Union will be open until midnight if you need a location in which to study. You may also access our resources online from our homepage.
Rod Library has upgraded its EBSCO Business Source Elite subscription to Business Source Complete and also will be cancelling its subscription to Business Insights: Global.
Compared to Business Source Elite, Business Source Complete provides many more academic journals, trade journals, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, and country reports. Strong international coverage is provided by publishers such as MarketLine (Data Monitor) and Business Monitor International. Industry profiles typically include five forces analysis. Search methods include browsing under headings such as Company Information, Industry Profiles, and SWOT analyses.
Business Source Complete can be accessed from the Databases A-Z list on the Library home page, from the Library Business Portal, and from various Library subject guides.
Library Dean Chris Cox will be on "Talk of Iowa" on Iowa Public Radio at 10am on Tuesday, July 29th. He will be joined by the library deans at Iowa and Iowa State to discuss the changes and trends in academic libraries.
The library is a pretty big building and with recent construction projects, it's easy to get confused. Did you ever wonder if we'll shush you? You might be surprised by the answer. Let us tell you more about our current library space!
That the library has digital collections fo you to use? These collections include digitized information about Iowa, the Cedar Valley, and UNI So, if you've ever wondered about living in Iowa during the Civil War or what the UNI campus looked like through the year, give the digital collections a look.
A sample of the collections available on our digital collections site: