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New Loan Periods and Delivery

Document Delivery

  • “Document Delivery” is now called “Scan and Deliver Articles.” It is the same service with a new name. Learn more about our Scan and Deliver services.
  • Through the University Libraries MERLIN catalog, you can request that any library items be delivered to any Circulation Desk for pickup. Consult a campus libraries map to find the library most convenient for you.

Loan Period Changes for Faculty

Loan period changes for books

  • MU Libraries are 4 months and unlimited renewals
  • Other UM campus libraries are 4 months and 2 renewals
  • MOBIUS 4 weeks and 3 renewals

Loan period changes for bound journals

  • MU Libraries 2 weeks and 1 renewal
  • UMLD (MST and UMKC) are 2 weeks and 1 renewal

Embed Library Resources in Blackboard

Faculty can now add the Library Resource Tool to their Blackboard and Canvas course pages. This tool allows students to connect to what they need alongside all of their other course information, links, discussions, etc., without sending students outside their browser window or mobile app. Faculty can embed subject guides, course guides and/or E-Reserves. Resources and tutorials on how to add these items to Blackboard and Canvas are available on our webpage.

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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WEBINAR: Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), of which MU is an institutional member, is hosting a one hour webinar at 2:00 PM on August 24.

Some member benefits for belonging to CRL, such as its generous interlibrary loans and joint purchase program, are accessed through Ellis Library, but others, like research consultations, purchase on demand and digitization on demand, are available straight from CRL to you, the researcher.

Attend the webinar online to find out more about ALL the ways CRL can support your work! To register, click here.

Topics to be addressed in the webinar include:

  • An informative overview of CRL collection strengths (historical newspapers, for example)
  • Detailed information on using CRL services, including loans and digital access
  • Introduction to CRL's Global Resources programs: communities of interest dedicated to acquiring and preserving resources from various regions
  • Updates on the Global Resources partnerships, which enhance access to content in law and government, science and technology, and agriculture
  • Ideas for optimizing membership benefits, including participating in cooperative collection development and requesting research consultations
  • Information on CRL's popular eresources licensing program and eDesiderata platform
  • Suggestions for promoting CRL

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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Intersession Hours

Fall Hours for our libraries resume on August 22nd.

Until then, we have shortened hours. Remember to check the hours page!

http://library.missouri.edu/hours/

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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PokemonGO Lurefest @ Ellis Library

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Lurefest

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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FY17 Collections Budget Cuts — May Update

To meet our expected collection expenditures without cuts in FY17, the MU Libraries collections budget would need to be $7.2 million. Our expected revenue (or budget for collections) will be approximately $6 million. To accommodate the shortfall, we will need to reduce our expenditures by 1.2 million or approximately 17% in FY17.

Please see our FY17 Collections Budget page for a full overview of where we are in this collection reduction process.

Recent communications to Department/Program Chairs:

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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Barb Jones’ Library ROI Calculator mentioned in BMJ Newsletter

Shoutout to our own Barb Jones for her Valuing Library Services Calculator, which was mentioned in this season's BMJ (British Medical Journal) Insider's Quarterly Newsletter!

"Put your library where the money is: Free ROI calculator"
BMJ Insiders's Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2016

What is your library worth to your institution?
How much would it cost to replace your library services on the retail market? Calculate what it would cost to buy library services – at a book store, through pay per view for articles, from an information broker – if you and your library weren't there.

 

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Ellis Library: Memorial Day Weekend Hours

In honor of Memorial Day, Ellis Library will have reduced hours this weekend:

  • Saturday: 10am-2pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: CLOSED

What are the hours for all of the other libraries on campus this weekend?
Check our always up-to-date Hours page!
library.missouri.edu/hours/

Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

home Resources and Services Happy 20th Birthday, MERLIN!

Happy 20th Birthday, MERLIN!

Happy 20th Birthday to our online catalog, MERLIN! Launched on May 28, 1996, the MERLIN Library Catalog is how researchers search for books and other materials that the library owns. Celebrate its birthday this Saturday by searching the catalog!

What does MERLIN search?
MERLIN is the shared library catalog of the four University of Missouri campuses and the State Historical Society of Missouri. The MERLIN catalog searches for books (print AND ebooks), periodicals (scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers), DVDs, CDs, government documents, and other formats of scholarly material that are part of the tangible and online collections at MERLIN member libraries.
MERLIN includes the collections of the following Missouri libraries: University of Missouri (MU), MU Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Who has access to MERLIN?
Anyone in the world can search the catalog to see what items are available, but usually only students, faculty, staff, and others affliated with the MERLIN libraries can access the full-text of these materials. Some materials in the MERLIN catalog are only available at one individual library, for example, electronic books available only to users at one campus, databases accessible to users at UMKC, and books available for on-demand library purchase for MU users.

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before MERLIN #thedarkages

Why is it called MERLIN?
MERLIN stands for the Missouri Education and Research Libraries Information Network.
Our MERLIN library group is a part of MOBIUS, which stands for Missouri Bibliographic Information User System. This system is a consortium of libraries in the state of Missouri. The membership includes 62 full members from colleges, universities, the Missouri State Library, and 2 public libraries (cooperating partners). Check out this map of all of the libraries in the MOBIUS system!
Most of the groups within this system have names from the legend of King Arthur, such as the Arthur, Galahad, and Merlin groups. Why? I'm not sure. If you have the answer to that, email atkinsge@missouri.edu and I'll update this post!

Need help searching MERLIN?
Day or night, you can always Ask a Librarian for research assistance! We're experts on how to navigate the MERLIN and MOBIUS catalogs. libraryanswers.missouri.edu

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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Therapy Dogs – Spring 2016 Finals

Back by popular demand, therapy dogs will be in Ellis Library for finals stress relief!

Finals Week Schedule for Therapy Dogs in Ellis Library*

  •      Sunday, May 8th:  1-5pm AND 7-9pm 
  •      Monday, May 9th: 7-9pm
  •      Tuesday, May 10th: 7-9pm
  •      Wed, May 11th: 7-9pm

*Times are subject to change. (Puppies are unpredictable!) Check our Twitter feed for updates: @MULibraries

A huge thank you to Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet Dog Training &Therapy Service for providing these wonderful animals!

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

home Resources and Services Hathi Trust Opens Doors to Text-Mining Scholars

Hathi Trust Opens Doors to Text-Mining Scholars

Big news from Indiana University: "The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), a cooperative service of Indiana University, University of Illinois, and HathiTrust, has expanded its services to support computational research on the entire collection of one of the world’s largest digital libraries, held by HathiTrust. HathiTrust’s collections include over 14 million digitized volumes, including more than 7 million books, more than 725,000 US federal government documents, and more than 350,000 serial publications. HathiTrust’s collections are drawn from some of the largest research libraries in North America, including Indiana University and the University of Illinois.

Previously the HathiTrust Research Center supported analysis of only the public domain subset of the HathiTrust collection. HTRC is now the only place where scholars…can perform text mining on the entire HathiTrust collection… Researchers can now explore the entire collection, run algorithms against all 14 million volumes, and make new connections and discoveries in the process."

For more information, see the rest of this article from Indiana University's IT News & Events newsletter: "One of the world's largest digital libraries opens doors to text-mining scholars"

HathiTrusttext and featured graphic courtesy of Indiana University IT News & Events newsletter

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Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.