MU Libraries celebrates the 75th anniversary of the syndication of the comic strip Alley Oop with a digital exhibition drawing from the libraries’ V.T. Hamlin and Comic Art Collections, which are permanently housed in Special Collections at Ellis Library. The exhibit explores the evolution of the strip, as well as its place in the history of the comic art medium and American culture. Personal photographs, correspondence, original artwork, daily and Sunday strips, books and various other ephemera are included.
This digital exhibit is inspired by the physical exhibition mounted in Ellis Library from September 10th through the 30th, 2008, and includes all of the items featured in the physical exhibit, plus some additional artifacts. Video of all of the events are available for viewing online as well, including the Keynote speech with Jack and Carole Bender, the current artists of Alley Oop; talks by local literary and art historians; a panel of young cartoonists from St. Louis and Chicago; and a talk by legendary underground cartoonist and MU Professor Emeritus of Art Frank Stack.
The online exhibit is available at http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/exhibits/alleyoop75th.htm.
Online access now includes the complete backfiles of six Cell Press journals:
Online access to Nature is now 1987 – present (previously, 1996 – present).
MU Libraries Journal Finder
Are you a PubMed user? Have you checked out the new Advanced Search features?
Highlights of Advanced Search include:
- History, limits, and citation searching all on one page
- Close or open the different sections as desired
- Link to Details and Queries
Great 7-minute overview from Mayo Clinic Libraries:
Questions about PubMed? Contact Kate.
The MU Libraries are celebrating National Library Week by launching on Twitter and asking our users to send us their thoughts, ideas and suggestions for the Libraries. The MU Libraries are connecting with more users in more ways than ever. This year, 50% more patrons have walked through the doors of Ellis Library than visited last year. To accommodate these users, 35 new computers have been added to the Information Commons, two new group study rooms have been made available and additional seating has been added to the Bookmark Café. To keep up with what is happening at Ellis Library and the eight branch libraries, visit our Web site , join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
“The Columbia Public Library is seeing similar increases,” says Melissa Carr, Library Director. “We have added computers and services to keep up with the influx as well.” We now have 25 new Internet-access computers, and we have added program sessions to help patrons applying for jobs online or who are working on resumés. Our virtual branch is busier than ever and features new information content to help patrons answer many commonly asked questions. You can now also subscribe to regular library news e-mails, receive our RSS feeds or follow us on Twitter.
Stafford Library at Columbia College celebrates National Library Week with patrons by providing free coffee in the library during the week. The library’s collection is highlighted with displays and informational items. “Columbia College students use the library not only to study but to prepare for class presentations and to meet with friends and classmates,” states Janet Caruthers, Library Director. “We are always striving to provide resources and an environment that are beneficial to our students’ needs.”
“Everyday, libraries in Columbia help to transform our community,” says Jim Cogswell, Director of MU Libraries. “At the MU Libraries, the Columbia Public Library, Stafford Library and other libraries in the area, people of all backgrounds come together (in person and online) to meet up with friends and study, to attend lectures and concerts or view an exhibit, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help. During National Library Week we want to remind the members of our community about the valuable resources they can find at their local libraries.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
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Construction of a state-of-the-art Cisco TelePresence room is currently underway on the first floor of Ellis Library near the Administrative Offices. This room is part of the University of Missouri System’s new high-definition Cisco TelePresence system that will be linked to AT&T’s global network. The new TelePresence system will foster greater teaching and research collaboration while reducing travel time, travel-related expenses and carbon emissions.
Gary Forsee, University of Missouri System president, and his wife, Sherry, are providing the lead gift of $1 million for the new four-campus TelePresence system. The university’s strategic advanced technology partners, Cisco and AT&T, are contributing to the equipment, installation, maintenance, design, technical assistance and networking of the new Cisco TelePresence rooms.
Construction is expected to be completed by June 30, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/news/releases/news08102801.shtml or contact Shannon Cary at email@example.com.
Did you know you can import MEDLINE journal abbreviations into your EndNote library?
That way, even if your EndNote record only says American Journal of Veterinary Research, your bibliography will automatically read Am J Vet Res.
Using this Journal Terms List feature can save you a ton of time and frustration!
- Go to Tools > Open Term Lists > Journals Term Lists
- If there are journals listed on the Terms tab, delete them. Caveat: if you’ve already entered a unique abbreviation (e.g., for a non-MEDLINE journal), don’t delete that term!
- On the Lists tab (with Journals highlighted), click Import List…
- Browse to the Medical Journals Term List. Look for it in C:Program FilesEndNote X2Terms ListsMedical.txt.
- You’ll see the Terms List updating with 1,000’s of MEDLINE journal abbreviations.
- It can take a few minutes for the new abbreviations to kick in. If you don’t eventually see the abbreviations, make sure the Output Style is set to use the journal abbreviation. See the EndNote FAQ on Journal Abbreviations for more information.
Note: you will need to turn this feature “on” for each of your EndNote libraries.
Contact Kate Anderson
With an inclusion of “and thereafter,” the NIH Public Access Policy is no longer subject to annual renewal. The MU Libraries can help you comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.
News Release from the Alliance for Taxpayers Access:
2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act ensures NIH public access policy will persist
Washington, D.C. – March 12, 2009 – President Obama yesterday signed into law the 2009 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes a provision making the National Institutes’ of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy permanent. The NIH Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access requires eligible NIH-funded researchers to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts into the National Library of Medicine’s online archive, PubMed Central (PMC). Full texts of the articles are made publicly available and searchable online in PMC no later than 12 months after publication in a journal.
The NIH policy was previously implemented with a provision that was subject to annual renewal. Since the implementation of the revised policy, the percentage of eligible manuscripts deposited into PMC has increased significantly, with over 3,000 new manuscripts being deposited each month. The PubMed Central database is a part of a valuable set of public database resources at the NIH, which are accessed by more than 2 million users each day.
The new provision reads in full:
The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require in the current fiscal year and thereafter that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.