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Open Access Week 2018: Documentary Film Screening in Ellis Library

Join us for an Open Access Week screening of the documentary film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.

Tuesday, October 23
Ellis Library room 114A
2 to 3:15 pm

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary film on scientific publishing business and on the need for open science. It reports on the huge profit margins of the big publishing companies, like Elsevier, Springer and Wiley and the challenges for open science to change the situation. Scientists, science administration, librarians, editors of scientific journals, open access-activists, representatives of scientific publishing houses and the founder of Academia.edu give their opinions on the matter. This film focuses on the need for Open Access in research and science. There will be a 15 minute post-screening discussion for anyone who would like to stay after the viewing.

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.

For more University Libraries’ Open Access Week events, check out this post.

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Celebrate Open Access Week and MOspace 10th Anniversary, Oct. 25

October 25, 2018
Ellis Library Colonnade
1-3 p.m.

Join us for refreshments and information about Open Access activities at the University of Missouri. Everyone is welcome!

What is MOspace?
The MOspace Institutional Repository is an online repository for creative and scholarly works and other resources created by faculty, students and staff at the University of Missouri (Columbia) and the University of Missouri–Kansas City. MOspace makes these resources freely available on the web and assures their preservation for the future.

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.

home Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Workshops @ Your Library, Oct. 19

Workshops @ Your Library, Oct. 19

Copyright: Respecting the Rights of Others and Protecting Your Own

Copyright raises many questions: What can I use freely? When do I need to get permission? What is covered by copyright? How do I protect my intellectual property? This workshop will provide an overview of U.S. copyright law in the academic setting and point the way to resources that help in making decisions and knowing when to seek legal advice.

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: 213 Ellis Library

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home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits Hadara Bar-Nadav: A Reading and Book Signing, Oct. 11

Hadara Bar-Nadav: A Reading and Book Signing, Oct. 11

Digital Media Lab Now Available to Students

Ellis Library’s Digital Media Lab is now available for student use by appointment.The Digital Media Lab in Room 153 provides a recording booth with various software, a 3D scanner (Structure Sensor), art tablets and virtual reality goggles. The Digital Media Commons also has the film studio in 3E21. Students can request an appointment through the Digital Media Commons website at library.missouri.edu/dmc. The Digital Media Lab is open between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Feel free to stop by or make an appointment to see all we have to offer.

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Families Welcome at Ellis Library Open House After the Homecoming Parade

Visit Ellis Library immediately after the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 20 for refreshments and family activities.The first 100 kids will receive a free mini pumpkin. This event is free and open to the public.

home Ellis Library, Workshops Workshops @ Your Library, Oct. 12

Workshops @ Your Library, Oct. 12

Personal Digital Archiving

You create large amounts of digital content. What happens to that content after its creation? Will it be discoverable next year? In five years? Personal Digital
Archiving provides a set of best practices for scholars to preserve and manage their content long after it has been created.

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: 213 Ellis Library

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Two Student Employees Help Preserve Ellis Library’s Collection

Behind the scenes at the University Libraries, there are quite a few things that go into making a book shelf-ready. Occasionally, the physical processing department, in the ground floor of Ellis Library, has to repair books before they can go on (or back on) the shelves for users to check out.

Thankfully, physical processing is staffed with employees who want to teach, and great students who are eager to learn. The physical processing staff is now able to hand more and more work over to dedicated students, giving the students great experience, and freeing up the employees for other projects, such as conservation and preservation.

Two such students are Lydia Dysart and Megan Potter, both student employees in the physical processing department. As you can see from the “before” photo, books often come to physical processing looking . . . less than great. But as you see from the “after” photo, a lot can be done to fix a book. From start to finish, these students were able to complete the project.

When a book is in poor shape, you can’t simply glue it back together. The books that are repaired rarely look like they have been repaired (see the “after” photo) thanks to detailed work. When walking around the physical processing work space, you will see streamers hanging from the wall in all different shades.  This is paper used to repair the books, and they want the repair to match the book as closely as possible. It’s intricate work that takes training and detail-oriented people. Thankfully, both Lydia and Megan were up to the task.

As you can see in the before and after pictures, the students have to fix breaks in the book block using rice paper. Then they replace the spine, and, lastly, consolidate and repair the covers. Lydia and Megan did all the spine and cover repairs in the finished repair pictures.

We all appreciate the students who work at University Libraries, and are happy to be able shine a spotlight on some great work!  Thank you, Lydia and Megan, for helping to preserve our library’s collection!

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Workshops @ Your Library, Oct. 5

Managing and Sharing Your Research Data

What’s your plan for managing your research data? Will your data be reusable by you or someone else tomorrow? Five years from now? Join us for a session on managing and sharing your research data. We’ll cover funding agency policies; metadata conventions; best practices for writing Data Management Plans; and submitting data to the MOspace Institutional Repository.

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: 213 Ellis Library

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Mizzou EQ Workshops

Entrepreneur Quest is a program for any undergraduate or graduate student with a venture idea or just wanting to get engaged with other student innovators and entrepreneurs at Mizzou. Much more than a pitch competition with $30,000 at stake, EQ is an education program that involves engaging workshops, mentoring, demo days, and coaching from industry and subject matter experts.  This opportunity will provide the most significant capital, to date, to student-entrepreneurs.  Part of the program involves a series of workshops this fall:

  • September 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – General Information Session
  • October 1, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Business Model Canvas
  • October 8, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Essentials of a Business Plan
  • October 15, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – How to Pitch your Venture and the Application Process

These workshops will be conducted simultaneously with UMKC, UMSL, and MS&T via ZOOM.  All workshops will be held in Ellis 114A and will include pizza.

The pitch competition to determine our 10 Mizzou semi-finalists will be the morning of November 12th in Monsanto Auditorium.  The 10 teams chosen will then progress to a more formal online program during Spring Semester 2019.  EQ is a program that will get students working on their ventures throughout the year.  These initial workshops are just the beginning.  Hope to see you there!