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October 2017 RodCast Articles

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International Games Week brings community together to read, learn and play

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 8:00am - Rod Library, Panther eSports, and Panther Tabletop are teaming up to join over a thousand libraries around the world during International Games Week as they transform their libraries with play. Like many other libraries across the country and around the world, Rod Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family. At the Rod Library, Video and Tabletop gaming event will be held Monday - Friday (October 30- November 3) 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.* in LIB 287.  (*Thursday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.) The event will be a chance for individuals to come hang out, have fun with friends and interact with some of our great student groups on campus.  International Games Week is an international... Read More
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Open in order to.....Open Access Week 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:41am - Open Access Week is a global event that allows academic and research communities to learn about and share the benefits of Open Access (OA).   What is Open Access? Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it. Open Access increases the advancement of human knowledge and ultimately improves lives by ensuring the results of research can be read and built on by anyone. Why is Open Access Important? Open Access (OA)... Read More
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UNI Students Saved $129,715 in Open Textbooks Adoptions Last Year

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:54pm - Savings at UNI The costs of college is going up every year, and it's not just tuition that weighs on student's minds and bank accounts. According to the College Board, undergraduates spend an average of $1,200 on textbooks annually. Faced with these costs, the academic impact is seen in classrooms across the country--many students choose to not buy a required text, take fewer courses, and some even drop or fail a course completely. Rod Library’s Digital Scholarship Librarian, Ellen Neuhaus has been leading the conversation on UNI Campus for two years.  In 2015 the Managing Director of the Open Textbook Network (OTN), Sarah Cohen visited UNI to discuss the benefits of the OTN.   In... Read More
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Awaken Your Homecoming Spirit

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:00am - Homecoming Week reminds us of the pride we take in our university, our students, and our traditions.  Have you ever considered how we capture and preserve those traditions so that they remain available to current and future students? Rod Library’s University Archives preserves the history of the UNI in its collection of yearbooks, student newspapers, student magazines, departmental information such as faculty papers or course catalogs, and more.  In addition to the variety of documents, University Archives has over 200,000 photographs, which provide images of the people, activities, and physical landscapes of the UNI community throughout time.  The University Archives provides an... Read More
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