Mara Inge, a senior library information specialist in the Engineering Library and Technology Commons (ELTC), has created a master index of all 36,729 conference proceedings titles from the Engineering Library and Technology Commons’ Department of Energy (DOE) uncatalogued microfiche collection. Prior to Mara’s project, the only way to locate a fiche was to look for a title in the Office of Scientific and Technical Information’s (OSTI) database of DOE information, visit ELTC or another library with DOE fiche, open a cabinet drawer, and start searching. Stephen Pryor, digital scholarship librarian, provided technical assistance with the project.
In addition to all of the titles that she entered into the index, Mara also entered metadata for proceedings not previously in the OSTI database—about 1104 titles that, for all practical purposes, were not findable online at all. Her work is a wonderful way to promote this hidden collection.
The MU Libraries plan to make the index available for searching; meanwhile, please email Mara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about DOE conference proceedings.
While 2020 truly threw some curve balls, our MU Librarians and staff never missed a step and continued to serve. Take a look at a few innovative ways they helped our community, kept faculty informed, and stayed busy throughout one of the most challenging years.
Kimberly Moeller, instructional services and social sciences librarian, realized how important it was to keep her faculty informed about all the library services available as everyone at MIzzou learned how to navigate in an online-only environment. Throughout the spring and summer, she sent out biweekly email messages to the chairs of each department she works with, who could then share the information to their department faculty and graduate students. For each email she tried to center the message on a particular theme such as online library instruction, electronic resources, end of semester resources for students, and Black Lives Matter resources. “They’ve been received pretty well from what I can tell, and I have had an increase in communications with faculty since starting them,” Moeller said.
Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops return online for Spring 2021! These hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Pre-registration is required.
Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) include:
- Bash/Unix shell
- Data Organization with Spreadsheets
- Data Cleaning with OpenRefine
*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar.
Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.
More topics and workshop dates will be added, so watch the workshop calendar or subscribe to the MU-CARPENTRIES-L email listserv for information and announcements.
Welcome new students and welcome back for those of you returning from Fall Semester!
Our hours for the Spring Semester, beginning January 18th, are a bit different from Fall Semester:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 7pm
- Face Coverings Required at all times.
- No Food OR Drink.Unfortunately, due to a lack of compliance last semester, we will not allow food or drink in the library.
- No moving furniture. We have rearranged library seating to maintain 6’ and comply with social distancing requirements. As a result, our seating capacity is approximately 64. Please don’t move chairs and tables around.
- Study Rooms will be offline. In order to maintain social distancing, our study rooms will not be available this semester.
- Library materials will be quarantined for 3 days. This means it might take longer to get library materials than you are used to. No late fees will be charged due to materials being in quarantine.
- Class Reserves will be limited to electronic only. In the event you need something that is not already available as an e-reserve, please contact us at the email address below. We are here to help!
- Equipment checkout is available. Equipment will checkout for the same periods as before, we will sanitize equipment prior to returning them to circulation.
Patrons who are disrespectful, are not wearing face coverings, are not wearing face coverings properly (covering mouth AND nose) at all times, move furniture, or engage in group study without maintaining social distancing will be asked to leave the library. Repeat offenders will be reported per Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Our hours and policies are only through Spring Break (March 27th – April 4th). We will re-evaluate our hours and policies at that time.
Curbside Pickup Available
We are currently offering curbside pickup of library materials. This will continue to be an option for the spring semester.
Some Mizzou Libraries materials that are shelved offsite are going to be moved to our newly expanded depository starting January 25. While being moved, the materials will not be available for request and will be temporarily listed as unavailable in the library catalog. We anticipate completion of this process by April 30th. Titles may be requested from other Merlin, MOBIUS or Prospector Libraries or via Interlibrary Loan.
Information About Requesting Materials from Other Libraries
Still have questions? Ask the Librarians!