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March 2013

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Did you know....

That you can get a Cedar Falls Public Library card here at Rod Library?  This would allow you to check out books in our CFPL @ UNI collection, located in the Browsing Room, filled with popular fiction and non-fiction books.  This card also allows you access to the public library's collection of free ebooks and Freegal (Free music downloads)!

So, stop by the Circulation desk to get your FREE Cedar Falls Public Library card today!

Publisher Sues Librarian for Libel, Seeks $3 million in Damages

Scholarly Communiction

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Feb. 8th that the Edwin Mellen Press has sued librarian Dale Askey for libel and is seeking damages of $3 million. Askey, currently employed as a librarian at McMaster University in Ontario, wrote critical comments about Mellen Press publications in a blog while employed at Kansas State University in 2010. One of the legal actions brought against Mr.

Posting Advertisements, Announcements, and Collection Boxes in the Library

Rod Library offers limited space for the UNI community to post UNI-related advertisements, announcements, and collection boxes.  We have an enclosed glass display case in the lobby for posters and announcements and some space in the lobby for banners and collection boxes.  In addition we offer space in up to 50 of our six-sided plastic table displayers in lieu of paper table tents.

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.

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