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.
If you have visited the 2nd (main) floor of the Rod lately and sent a print job to the “2 Learning Commons” printer you will notice something new. In order to release your print job you will need to login to the print release station located next to the printer. Logging in will let you view your print queue and select only the jobs you wish to release. The print release station will not only help us reduce waste, it will also allow us to enable “Mobile Print” which will provide printing from personal mobile devices.
Visitors to the Kennedy Library website can use the library’s internal search engine to dig through unabridged files. Library staffers suggest picking a topic and spending a few hours putting the pieces together yourself. American Libraries recommends visiting these interactive exhibits and historic archives to jump-start your journey.
Civil Rights Timeline: This interactive exhibit draws from 230 primary sources, including paper, film, and audio files, to explore milestones in the civil rights movement.
World on the Brink—JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis: The 13-day standoff between the US and the Soviet Union comes to life in this exhibit that gives a day-by-day account of the crisis. Listen to secretly recorded meetings with the president, review formerly classified documents, and much more.
We Choose the Moon: Blast off virtually with the crew of Apollo 11 in the historic 1969 moon landing. This computer-animated tour of the flight features historic audio and video footage of the launch and Kennedy’s call to action.
The President’s Desk: This virtual tour allows visitors to sit at the president’s desk, read his daily calendar, look at his personal photographs, and listen to his phone calls
JFK50: The library’s award-winning site uses a graphic novel–style approach to educate visitors about historical events from JFK’s presidency, from the Bay of Pigs to the moon landing to his work in the civil rights movement.
Enjoy performance art in Rod Library. Students will perform original works using their bodies and props. Attend for a few minutes or experience the full hour of thought-provoking exhibits. Coordinated by FPAC.
The Rod Library has purchased webcast materials from Academic Impressions about Copyright and Faculty Rights. The programs feature Kevin Smith and Steven McDonald and are designed to teach faculty and staff how to apply copyright laws appropriately in the classroom, research, and scholarship. The two CD sets cover Session 1: Faculty use of Copyright and Session 2: Faculty Ownership of Copyright. They are located in the stacks at KF 2995 S55 2012 v.1 & v.2.
The UNI Museums has mounted an exhibit highlighting the diverse resources in its collections on the first floor of Rod Library. Entitled “Treasures: A Sampling of the UNI Museums Collection,” it provides an introduction to the collections in the areas of Anthropology/World Cultures, Biology, Geology, and History. The exhibit will be open through February 28, 2014. Be sure to plan to visit during regular Library hours.
Remember that the Museums collections are accessible to University faculty, staff, and students by appointment. Consider their use in your instruction and coursework.
Are you looking for some tutoring help with your coursework? The A-Team, a student-centered tutoring service from the Academic Learning Center, is available to help on Sunday nights from 6-9pm in the Browsing Room right here in Rod Library. The A-Team provides help for students in math, science, humanities, business, as well as assistance with college reading, study strategies, and writing.
Stop by on Sunday nights at Rod Library to take advantage of this great service!!!