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The Library's Web site has gone mobile!  Check out our new beta mobile Web site on your mobile device.  We are in the beginning stages of developing the site.  If you have suggestions for content that you would like to be able to access with your mobile device let us know!

Watch for more information and another opportunity to share your ideas this summer!


Printer Friendly Pages

Want to print out a page from Rod Library's Web site but don't want all the extra stuff, like menus, to appear on the printout?  Now you can!  On each Web page on our site, excluding the homepage, you'll now find a new feature called "Printer-Friendly Pages".   The link will appear on the right side of each page.

Printer friendly icon

Clicking on that link will open a new window with a version of the Web page that is more printer-friendly.

An added feature is the ability to "Display link URLs as footnotes".  Click on that link to display the URLs of all the hyperlinks on the page as a footnote at the bottom.  This could come in mighty handy for content rich pages such as those in the Special Collections (for historical essays) and Library Instruction (for subject guides, etc.) sections.


May Exhibits at Rod Library

For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.


Panther Prowler Goes Mobile

 The latest update to Panther Prowler includes the ability to automatically recognize when users are connecting with mobile devices and to switch to a mobile interface accordingly. Check it out:

   http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/


Last Chance to take Government Documents Survey!

This week is your last chance to take the Government Documents Survey!  The survey will close at the end of the day on Friday, May 7th.

Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its usage, and how the collection might evolve in the future. In doing so, we request your input on this short survey. Your answers will be confidential and anonymous.

To take the survey, click here.

For more information about government documents, please see our "Documents and Maps" web page.


Scan Papers, Documents, etc.

Rod Library has added a many-featured scanner that can be used at no charge. It is located on the bottom floor, near the Multiservice Center. Scanned images can be saved to a flash drive or emailed to your account. A research paper, for example, can be scanned in a text format and opened in Microsoft Word. This page has more details.


Extended Building Hours

Beginning Wednesday, April 28, Rod Library will offer extended building hours to accomodate students preparing for end of the semester tests and projects.  Good luck everyone!

April 28 - 29 Wednesday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
April 30 Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 1 Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 2 Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
May 3 - 5 Monday - Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 6 Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
May 7 Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 


Opposing Viewpoints

View more Rod Library YouTube vdieos at Rod Library Video Playlist

 


World Bank's Open Data Initiative

The World Bank announced on April 20 that "it will offer free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers." Some 330 indicators are available for up to 209 countries. Some of the data go back 50 years. The statistics are available through a new web site. The World Bank has prepared this guide for working with the data. The statistics can be searched or browsed through categories such as Countries, Topics, Indicators, and the Data Catalog. Results can be downloaded in formats such as Excel.


Wheelchair for Public Use

If you need to request the use of a wheelchair while in the library, there is a wheelchair located at the Circulation Desk, to the left of the main entrance.  The Access Services staff on duty will make arrangements for use and provide assistance as needed.


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