Friday Workshop, April 22

Digitization at MU Libraries
April 22 1– 2 p.m.
The Digital Services Department at MU Libraries digitizes material from the Libraries’ collections with two major goals: 1) To support teaching and research at MU, and 2) To make our unique and rare materials available to users worldwide. In this session, the presenters will review the process for requesting that items be digitized and show completed projects available through the MU Digital Library. They also will review the digitization process and digital image specifications and highlight the characteristics of a good digital image.
Felicity Dykas, Head, Digital Services Department
Tammie Busch, Senior Library Specialist

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Extended Chat Hours

Need research help? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service–now available almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with MU librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

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Friday Workshop, April 15

Quality Qualtrics Surveys/Questionnaires
April 15 1– 2 p.m.

Learn how to capture survey results that can assist with collecting data for research projects or class assignments, or assess user satisfaction with academic and administrative programs. Create surveys, collect responses, and analyze data through the Qualtrics insight platform.
Navadeep Khanal, E-Learning Librarian
Kimberly Moeller, Social Sciences Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, April 8

It may not always be apparent why effective data management practices are so important. This presentation will expose problems a researcher may encounter when research data is poorly managed, including examples of actual situations when poor data management led to serious problems with data loss, research integrity, and worse. It will also provide tips on how data management could have been done differently to encourage a more positive outcome.

Christopher Eaker, Assistant Professor & Data Curation Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries.

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Ebscohost Search & Find Trial

The MU Libraries are reviewing discovery tools as our subscription to Summon comes up for renewal, and we are considering the other commercial discovery tools available.

A discovery tool provides a single search box for ease of searching many library resources at one time.  It includes citations for books, e-books, scholarly journals, magazines, dissertations, DVDs and many more resources, with links to full-text for the materials for which we have access. 

EbscoHost has provided free trial access to EDS, their discovery tool.  This trial gives the libraries and our users an opportunity to test the tool and assess whether it would be a good tool to add to our collection.

Since this is a free trial, it has not been fully customized, as it would be if we were to subscribe.  It does not contain all records from our catalog of books, but instead only  has a subset so that we can see how book records are integrated with the other records in the results.  We have also not activated all of our subscriptions to display within it.

To conduct a comprehensive search, we recommend using the Summon Search & Find and the individual subject databases we provide.  However, for other searches the EbscoHost EDS will be sufficient to identify materials.

Please test it out and give us your feedback.  We would like to know what you think about the tool – if you found it easy to use, which features you like/did not like, etc.  Your feedback will help us as we consider the future of a discovery tool for the MU Libraries.

If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda Whithaus (whithausr@missouri.edu).

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Centennial Fashion Exhibit, April 2016

As part of Ellis Library’s 100th anniversary celebration, rare pieces from the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection will be featured in the Ellis Library colonnade during the months of April and May. The display will feature dress of the early 20th century as revealed in MU Savitar yearbooks and fashion magazines of the period.  Special thanks to Dr. Jean Parsons, MHCTC Curator and faculty member within the MU Department of Textile and Apparel Management, as well as Nicole Johnston, Collection Manager and TAM Instructor, for making this exhibit possible.

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Bookmark Cafe Spring Break Hours

Bookmark Cafe Spring Break Hours, March 28-April 1

Mon 7:30am-1pm
Tues-Fri  7:30am-2pm

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Friday Workshop, March 25

Introduction to Mendeley
(in-person only)

March 25 1– 2 p.m.
Mendeley is a free reference manager. It can produce citations and bibliographies in a number of styles. It organizes your PDFs into a fully searchable database and easily allows you to  annotated those PDFs. Though its “groups” feature, it lets you easily share PDFs, notes, and annotations with your colleagues. Mendeley is also a social network, helping you discover
researchers that share your interests and allowing you to see the papers that interested them.
Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, March 18

Introduction to Endnote (in-person only)
March 18 1– 2 p.m.

Endnote is a powerful program for storing citation data and producing in-text citations and bibliographies in a plethora of formats. Learn how to put this tool to work for your academic writing.
Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Learning From the Past, April 15, 2016

“Learning from the Past”
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
April 15, 2016 | 3-4 p.m. |114A Ellis Library

David Ferriero is a librarian, a library administrator, and the 10th Archivist of the United States. He was director of the New York Public Library, and before that, the university librarian and vice provost for library affairs at Duke University. Prior to his Duke position, he worked for 31 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology library. Ferriero is the first librarian to serve as Archivist of the United States.

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