The 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 dissemination of digital materials created by faculty, students, and staff.
David Stout , a representative from bepress, will provide a presentation open to the campus on Digital Commons, a commercial IR software package. This is a follow-up session to the general informational sessions given this week about IRs.
We know it's that time of the semester. You're living almost 24/7 in the library trying to finish another paper or reading those last chapters. Do you know who else is here at the library? Yep, thieves. They're waiting for you to leave your backpacks, cell phones, laptops, and wallets alone for just that moment you go to get a drink of water or go to the restroom. That's all the longer they need to take your personal items. Be smart. Don't leave your personal items unattended. In fact if library staff see items unattended, we will leave a small reminder that your items could have been the target for thieves. Has it happened this semester already? YES! Is it going to happen again? Sure if you leave your stuff alone. Don't become their next target!
You can get a jump start on the latest way to find the articles, books, and other information you need for your class assignments and research. Just click on the "Try me!" tab on the library home page to access the new, more powerful version of Panther Prowler, which will be officially unveiled this summer.
Try it out, and you should notice right away that the top results are even more relevant to your search than before. This single, quick search finds the best information from almost all of the library's electronic journals and databases, as well as from the library catalog of books, DVDs, CDs, and other physical items.
Rod Library is looking to foster a culture of excellence in providing library service and to better understand user perceptions of library service quality. This is YOUR opportunity to tell us how well we are doing, whether you come to the library or use our resources online, and to give us insight into what users like you expect from Rod Library.
Starting April 15th, the library will be running a survey to gather input from you! Give us 3-5 minutes of your time and we'll give you a chance to win an iPad mini, in addition to other great prizes. The survey ends on Friday, May 3rd at 5pm.
We get input to create an even better Rod Library, and you get a chance at an iPad mini. We all win!
It's Preservation Week...Pass it On! April 21-27, 2013
Are you interested in preserving your family photographs? Or maybe flooding has affected your home and you need advice on saving your family treasures? Check out these free webinar events in observance of Preservation Week 2013 as posted on the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) website. http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk/alctsevents
ARTstor will perform an upgrade to the ARTstor Digital Library on Tuesday, April 16 from 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this time, users can access the Digital Library but may experience some slowness. This upgrade will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library and provide for downloading single images in Zip files.