UMLD staff member Matt Sigmon recently had the opportunity to complete a deep dive on the depository’s article request activity. Among the many findings we are excited to share from just over a year of recent article request data examined, this map of UMLD’s top institutional borrowers outside the MU System. Special thanks to Matt for his hard work on this project, as well as to Christianne Benedict, building coordinator of UMLD unit 2, for creating the graphics.
This year at UMLD, we are particularly thankful for E-Learning Librarian Navadeep Khanal and his talented team of Graduate Assistants for creating this short video on how to request materials from the Depository. The video was created using equipment available through the Libraries’ own Digital Media and Innovation Lab. For more information on either the Depository or the resources available from the Digital Media and Innovation Lab, please click on the included links.
Today we’re excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the first module (U1) of the University of Missouri Libraries Depository, and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at how our permanent UMLD location supports the wonderful campuses and libraries of the UM System! Happy birthday, U1, we hope you will continue to serve our students, faculty, and staff for many years to come!
We are excited to announce that starting today and running through the end of the semester, our existing Scan & Deliver service is now only a click away!
You may have noticed a new button under an item’s location in the MERLIN catalog:
Once ‘Request Item’ is clicked, a new pop-up window will display allowing members of the MU community to request either the delivery of a scanned item from the book–such as a specific journal article, chapter, or any part of other printed publications found in the university libraries–or to simply request that ILL@MU place a hold on the whole book for you!
Not all library resources are available through this special pilot project, but it does include materials from all campus branch libraries as well as the off-campus book depositories. For more information on our Scan & Deliver service, please see ILL@MU’s Scan & Deliver page.
We feel that this will be a great addition to our existing Scan & Deliver service, requesting articles via Twitter using #MizzouPDF, and of course receiving articles from the many databases available through Find it@MU. Please give it a try!
Here at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, we’re all about the King. And while we couldn’t make it to Graceland to mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death last week, we were still celebrating here in Columbia. If you would like a little more Elvis in your life–and who wouldn’t, really–give a listen to this 1976 copy of Elvis’ The Sun Sessions, available now for check-out.
We’re often awed by the beautiful bookplates and illustrations we find at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, and some of the most impressive we’ve come across of late are from volume 11 of The Odd-Fellows’ Offering. Published in 1852, this volume is part of the series collecting “gems of American literature by distinguished members of the order and other eminent writers.” While we work to make it available for check out, why not have a look at some of the other volumes, available online through https://www.hathitrust.org/.