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March Exhibits

 

 

 

 

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


Portico-Protecting the Library’s Investment in E-Journals

 Do you use the electronic journals available through the Library? Ever wonder what happens when a publisher goes out of business or drops a journal from its publications? Rod Library seeks to protect its investment in electronic journals and make purchased content available on an ongoing basis through its participation in Portico, an electronic archiving service. Portico provides a permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals issued by almost 200 contributing publishers. Campus-wide access to archived content becomes available to participating institutions when certain "trigger events" occur, and when titles are no longer available from the publisher or another source. Trigger events include: a publisher stops operations; a publisher ceases to publish a title; a publisher no longer offers back issues; or a publisher's delivery platform suffers "catastrophic and sustained failure." Portico also provides a means of securing perpetual access should a participating publisher choose to designate it as a provider of post-cancellation access.


New Color Printer/Copier/Scanner

Thanks to your student computer fees, we have a new color copier/printer/scanner on the main floor in the lobby.  You can scan items and send them via email or save to a USB device.  Stop at the Circulation desk if you need assistance.


T1 Vision Table

We are currently hosting a demo version of a "T1 vision table" right outside of room 222 on the main floor. Please stop in and check it out. We would love to hear feedback!


Blind Date With a Book

Blind Date Display

In honor of Valentine’s week the Rod would like to set you up on a “Blind Date With A Book”
Here’s how it works- Stop by and check out a  specially wrapped book from our display.
Take it home, unwrap it, read it, and enjoy! If you don’t like the book, simply return it to the library, its feelings won’t be hurt.
After reading the book write a couple of lines on our Facebook page (Rod Library @ UNI) and tell us how it went. All entries will be entered into a drawing for a sweet prize.
Winners will be chosen Friday February 22nd.
Best of Luck!
 

 


Feb 2013 Exhibits

 

 

 

 

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


Email Receipts

 Due to a system software problem we are no longer sending email receipts to indicate the due dates for checked out material. You can still access your "My Library Account" to determine when your material is due and you will continue to receive Courtesy Notices near the due date of your material. We apologize for any inconvenience.


January Exhibits 2013

 

 

 

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


Learning Express

Courtesy of the State Library of Iowa, Rod Library is now able to access “Learning Express.” Learning Express offers career and academic resources such as online tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and a comprehensive job search and career guidance system. Log in to this resource and create your own account to maintain a personalized list of resources such as GRE prep, PRAXIS prep, TOEIC exams, and tips on creating great cover letters and resumes.


Stacks of Snacks

 We have installed a new snack machine on the 1st Floor next to the soda machine.  Stop in for a quick refuel.


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