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Invitation - Institutional Repository @ UNI discussion sessions at Rod Library

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:  libscholcomm@uni.edu.

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.

For additional information about Institutional Repositories, see the Scholarly Communication LibGuide.

Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee
Ellen Neuhaus (chair); Thomas Kessler, Stanley Lyle, Katherine Martin, and Linda McLaury


Coffee and Kisses event this Friday

Join us at Rod Library for our "Coffee and Kisses" event this Friday from 11:30pm-1:00am at the Book Bistro.

We will be serving free hot coffee, purple and gold Hershey kisses, and donuts.  Please enter through the library's west entrance near the Campanile. 

The library will be closing at it's normal hours (7pm) and will be opening up only for this event.  Only the Book Bistro area will be open for seating.  The rest of the library will not be open and no library service desks will be open.  The Book Bistro, itself, will not be open but they will be offering the free coffee, Hershey kisses, and donuts.


CFPL@UNI Collection and Newspapers have moved

Who Moved My Cheese...er...News?

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:

  • Barron's,
  • Courier (Waterloo/Cedar Falls),
  • Daily Iowan,
  • Des Moines Register
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • Iowa State Daily
  • Le Monde
  • New York Times
  • Northern Iowan
  • People's Daily
  • Times (London)
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post

Book Bistro Open!

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.


Craft Terroir

"Craft Terroir"

Dr. Jeff Rice

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.

More details on Facebook.


Fitbits

 The "Employee Well-being Collection" now housed in the Rod has Fitbits for checkout by UNI Faculty and Staff! Just come to the MultiService Center and check one out for 4 weeks!

"The tracker measures steps taken, and combines it with user data to calculate distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed, and activity duration and intensity. It also measures sleep quality by tracking periods of restlessness, how long it takes the wearer to fall asleep, and how long they are actually asleep".  -  From Wikipedia 


Reserve Your Study Room

Scheduler

On Monday September 8,  you will be able to reserve your study room in advance!  Go  to the big "Rod Scheduler" button on the right hand side of the homepage and login with your CAT ID.  Choose your time and the room is yours!  All current study room policies will still apply, one room for 3 hours per day.

All study room doors will remain unlocked.  If a room is not booked, you can use it until anyone with a reservation needs the room.  

 

 

 

 


West Entrance Now Open!

West entrance now open

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!


Business Database Changes

Business Source Complete

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 on Iowa Public Radio

Library Dean Chris Cox recently joined Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe on Iowa Public Radio (along with the  library deans at Iowa and Iowa State) to discuss the changes and trends in academic libraries.   

Listen to the program recording


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