Seeking input on journal subscription renewals

With the prospect of a possible shortfall of $1 million to the MU Libraries collection budget in FY2017, we are seeking input on some lower-use journals, particularly the titles in the bundles purchased through publishers Elsevier and Wiley.

Follow this link to provide your input on specific journal titles between now and April 4. 

We are beginning with these bundles because:

  •  they consume a large portion of the library collections budget, amounting to about $2,000,000 annually
  •  similar to a “cable tv model”, these bundles contain many titles which were never selected for our library, (e.g. dentistry)

Also included are some high cost/low use journals from other publishers in a variety of disciplines.

Learn more about the campus-wide collections review process and the reasons for it.

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Friday Workshop, March 11

Open Educational Resources
March 11 1– 2 p.m.

Are your students struggling with high textbook costs? Consider using free and openly licensed educational materials. Open Educational Resources are an accessible and equitable alternative to traditional instructional materials. Learn more about where and how you can find high-quality OERs to use in your courses.
Grace Atkins, User Engagement 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 4

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
March 4 1– 2 p.m.
Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact. Learn how to set up accounts and make these tools work for you!
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian
Rebecca Graves, Health 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, Feb. 26

African-American Family History: Key Sources and New Developments
Feb. 26 1– 2 p.m.

In recent years, the resources available for learning detailed information on African-American ancestors, during slavery and freedom, have expanded tremendously. Challenges and erasures remain, but more light is shed all the time. Gary Kremer of the State Historical Society will explore key search tools and strategies.

Gary Kremer, Director, State Historical Society of Missouri
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian Maximizing Your Research

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-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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ICPSR Summer Program

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program registration is now open. Choose from any of a number of short courses which cover methodological strategies along with theoretical and practical issues. This recorded webinar tells more about Summer Program courses, scholarships, and more.

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 19

Creating Bibliographies with Zotero (in-person only)
Feb. 19 1– 2 p.m.  Rm. 213 Ellis Library
Zotero is a free, simple, open-source tool for organizing, managing and formatting bibliographic citations. Learn to extract citations from PDFs and web pages at the click of a button, and create in-text references and bibliographies.
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

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, Feb. 12

Measuring Research Impact: Citation Metrics and Altmetrics
Feb. 12 1– 2 p.m.
Learn about sources for times cited counts. Explore indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics and discuss their significance.
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian
Noel Kopriva, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 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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MU Africa Hub Presents: Jonny Steinberg

Meet the Author: Jonny Steinberg
Feburary 12, 2016
3:30pm
114A Ellis Library

You can pick up a copy of the book, A Man of Good Hope, at the Mizzou Store. He will be available to sign books.

Event sponsored by MU African Interdisciplinary Studies Hub, MU Libraries, Black History Month Committee, Lectures Commitee and School of Journalism.

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 5

Digging into the Literature for a Literature Review (Part 2)
Feb. 5   1-2 p.m.
Learn some of the more sophisticated features of database searching to yield the results you want. Using a variety of databases, we’ll focus on practical techniques that can save you time and effort.
Goodie Bhullar, Head of Instructional Services
Rachel Brekhus, 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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MU Libraries by the Numbers

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