We are working on several projects here at the Rod. New carpet is being installed in several areas of the main floor. Government Documents are being shifted to make space for the Reference Collection. For more photos and updates visit our Facebook page.
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.
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.
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!