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Book Talk with Greg Olson: The Ioway in Missouri

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Online Event on Zoom


Though the Ioways were relative latecomers to present-day Missouri, their Oneota ancestors lived along the lower Missouri River prior to the arrival of Europeans. The decline of the Missouria people in the 1790s made room for the Ioways to move south into northern Missouri in the early 19th century. They remained there until the relinquished their claims to the land in a treaty with the U.S. in 1824. In 1836, they ceded their last claim to live in Missouri to the government and were forcibly removed to a reservation on the Kansas-Nebraska border. A portion of the Ioway Nation still lives in that location today.

Historian Greg Olson will talk about the Ioways origins, their culture and the role they played in the history of Missouri. He will also talk about the ways they have persevered and prospered as a people since leaving Missouri.

About the author

Greg Olson is an independent scholar living in Columbia, Missouri, who has been named a Center for Missouri Studies Fellow for 2020.

Olson is the author of six books about Native American history in Missouri. The Ioway in Missouri (2008), won the Missouri Humanities Council’s Governor’s Humanities Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement. His most recent book, Ioway Life: Reservation and Reform, 1837-1860 (2016) was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2017.

Sponsored by the University of Missouri Libraries and the University of Missouri Press

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Thanksgiving Hours at Ellis Library

Ellis Library will have limited hours during the Thanksgiving Break. For a complete list of the hours of Ellis Library and the specialized library hours, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

The Bookmark Cafe, which is run by Campus Dining Services, will be closed the entire week of Thanksgiving break. For a complete list of hours for Campus Dining Services locations, visit dining.missouri.edu/hours.

Ellis Library Hours, November 21 to December 1

Saturday, Sunday (Nov. 21, 22)…..Closed

Monday to Wednesday (Nov. 23 to 25)…..8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday to Saturday (Nov. 26 to 28)……Closed

Library hours after the Thanksgiving break are still being determined.

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Mizzou Libraries Can Help Your Students Become Information Literate

The University of Missouri Libraries are dedicated to the development of a university community that is information literate. Our librarians offer expert research instruction across the disciplines in order to provide the MU community with the skills and knowledge to expertly identify, find and evaluate information.

Our instructional services are informed by the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. We believe that MU graduates should be able to:

  • Identify problems important to society and the information needed to address them.
  • Find existing sources of information on a topic.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, validity and reliability of information presented in a wide variety of media.
  • Conduct appropriately focused library, field or laboratory research.
  • Analyze and synthesize information gathered, demonstrating strategic and logical reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of costs, benefits and consequences of proposed resolutions to problems important to society.
  • Organize information, data and ideas for further analysis and presentation.

Whether you’re teaching online or in-person, synchronously or asynchronously, it’s never too early to begin collaborating with your subject librarian on integrating information literacy instruction into your courses. Visit https://library.missouri.edu/instruction today to learn more about the variety of instructional services we offer.






home Resources and Services Submit a proposal to win six months of free text and data mining access to selected library databases

Submit a proposal to win six months of free text and data mining access to selected library databases

ProQuest is accepting proposals from research teams at academic institutions and will select five teams to provide with six months free access to TDM Studio, ProQuest’s new text and data mining solution.

Access to TDM studio will allow the research team to use library-subscribed ProQuest content for TDM methodologies like topic modeling, geographic analysis, feature analysis, network analysis, and others. Specific content available via subscription of the University of Missouri Libraries includes:

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: historical full-text of major newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more
  • ABI/INFORM: business and management scholarly and trade journals, market reports, industry reports, case studies, news, etc.
  • Early Modern Books and Early English Books Online
  • EconLit: journal articles, books, and dissertations in economics

and several other databases. See here for a more complete list of ProQuest content available to University of Missouri researchers: http://proxy.mul.missouri.edu/login?url=http://www.proquest.com/databases . Teams may also upload their own datasets.

Available to faculty and graduate students, the program will allow a selected team to support 1-5 users working on the same project for up to six months. Team members can be from more than one institution, and at least one team member must have working knowledge of text and data mining methodologies using R or Python.

The deadline for submissions is November 30; contact Steven Pryor, Digital Scholarship Librarian, right away for all the details.


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Digital Display of Honors Student Artworks: Making Art for All/Our Time

The new exhibit “Making Art for All/Our Time” showcases works by undergraduate students who created art from virtual windows into several campus collections. Over eight weeks, we gathered on Zoom to peer inside the galleries, shelves, and sidewalks of campus where objects of material culture are prudently managed for public interactions. Each class allowed students to explore facets of objects that resonated with their interests and experiences, though certainly in a different way than experiencing art in person. As a reflection of those experiences, we are pleased to present a digital exhibit of the Fall 2020 Honors Tutorial GN_HON 1050H “Get Real, Go Places! Let Objects Take You There” student works. The course introduces students to the practice of interpreting, inspecting, and writing about objects through regular use of a sketchbook journal and weekly syntheses shared with classmates. The course is taught by Dr. Sarah Buchanan of the iSchool at the University of Missouri (in the College of Education) and by gallery, library, archive, and museum professionals based on the Mizzou campus who contribute to the Material Culture Studies Group, established in 2014.

Our student showcase features art objects created by 13 undergraduate students, each based on the class encounter with a particular collection on the Columbia campus. Students created weekly syntheses reacting to themes presented by professional curators, and a culminating object analysis aligning with students’ future academic interests. View the treemap-inspired exhibit graphic here, and zoom in!

On display are a clay sculpture recreation of a political cartoon, a digital sketch mounted onto an imagined white cube space, a colored pencil response to works shown in the recent “Mooshu, Donkey, and the Floating Wor(l)ds: New Works by Sumire Skye Taniai” exhibition in the Bingham Art Gallery, a poem accompanying a winter woodcut, and an embroidered fiber art piece depicting the plants and native species of Missouri, among others. One digital artwork revisits the 1916 Golden Lane protest in St. Louis and reminds us that art persists and connects our communities to each other. For their contributions to the success of the course we gratefully thank: Catherine Armbrust, Cathy Callaway, Marie Concannon, Kelli Hansen, Nicole Johnston, Maggie Mayhan, Pete Millier, Candace Sall, Karlan Seville, and Joan Stack. The course will next be offered in Fall 2021 – join us!

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Mizzou Libraries by the Numbers, Remote Spring 2020

When the Covid-19 pandemic caused the Mizzou Libraries to move to remote work, we were able to quickly pivot to providing remote services. Because the Libraries already work hard to serve the research needs of our students and faculty where they are, we were well positioned to continue providing remote services while coming up with new ways to provide the service that is usually in person. The above graphic highlights the amount of work that was done during the last half of the spring semester.


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MOspace: Increasing Open Access Availability for All

International Open Access Week is October 19 – 25! This year’s theme is Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.

There are many options for MU researchers to make their work available open access, but one option available for all University of Missouri faculty is to make a copy available in the MOspace institutional repository.

We are working on several ways to help maximize the reach and persistence of your scholarship and increase awareness of MOspace as an option for Open Access scholarship. As we collect and analyze data about what our researchers are publishing, we are finding that many articles are already available via paid, “gold” Open Access (represented in gold in the images below). When we can, we are collecting these articles and preserving them in MOspace as an additional safeguard to ensuring their long-term availability and accessibility. We are currently processing 371 articles from 2019 and 2020 that meet various criteria for this stage of the project, 76 have already been included in MOspace, and more are on the way. Paid, full Open Access is great but still represents only a fraction MU’s total research output. We are working on ways to reach out individually to authors whose publications qualify for inclusion in MOspace (such as by publisher or funder policy) to encourage authors to upload their manuscripts/postprints whenever possible.

Even articles that are published with a traditional (non-Open Access) license can often be included in an institutional repository in the form of the final manuscript or postprint (your final, post-peer-review “draft”). The image below shows at least 1,095 articles published by MU authors (according to Scopus) in 2019 that currently have no known freely-available full text online, but could be made available in a repository such as MOspace on the basis of the publisher’s standard “green open access” policy. This would make the clear majority of MU research output openly available in some form (gold, hybrid, bronze, and green are all forms of Open Access availability under different terms).

Nearly 80% of MU-authored articles could be openly available

The following image shows the publication activity by publisher, and also helps show how much of our output that is currently “paywalled” could potentially be made available. Each bar represents the number of MU articles published by that publisher in 2019 (according to Scopus), and the red portion represents the number of those articles for which there is currently no available open access copy. Nearly all of these top publishers (each of the top 6 and many others) will allow authors to deposit most article manuscripts in institutional repositories such as MOspace via a green open access policy. The green segments represent where an author, co-author, or other delegate has already done so.

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Be An Informed Voter

Election Day is right around the corner: Tuesday, November 3rd!

How are you supposed to know who and what you can vote for? Where can you get the information you need to make your voting choices?

  1. Find out who or what can you vote for by getting a sample ballot
  2. Research candidates and issues. There are many resources available to help with your research:
    1. Candidate websites
    2. Local news outlets. In Columbia we suggest the Columbia Daily Tribune: Politics and Election Coverage and Columbia Missourian’s Election Coverage
    3. Voting records of the candidates
    4. Judge reviews
    5. Local groups- these might be local organizations, civic groups that organize around a cause, non-profit organizations, or community clubs.
    6. Public libraries. The Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia has a great election guide.
  3. Research ballot measures. Read the text of the ballot measure before election day to make sure you understand what it says, and what a YES or NO vote means. As you research the proposal, pay attention to the types of information you are reading.
  4. Ask questions about your research. When you are conducting research keep in mind where the information is coming from. Who is speaking and what are their sources? What’s the bias in the information you are reading? Who paid for this? Whose perspective is this and whose perspective is missing? Can you fact check this?
  5. Make notes and bring them with you to vote. Make sure to double check the rules at your polling place.

Visit the Mizzou Election Hub for resources available to you on campus.

This year, all registered voters in Boone County can vote at Mizzou Arena. Remember that you will need to bring an ID to vote.

Thanks to UMKC Libraries for the inspiration behind this be an informed voter post.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Events and Exhibits Collective Voices: Persistent Narratives within Campus Collections

Collective Voices: Persistent Narratives within Campus Collections

Bingham Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Collective Voices: Persistent Narratives within Campus Collections.

Please mask up and come by to see this exciting new exhibition!

  • Runs October 26-November 19
  • Gallery open M-F 8am-5pm

Movements and stories appear and disappear throughout the human timeline, often transformed by subsequent generations. Many of these stories are shared through the lens and voices of underrepresented populations or their allies, in a multitude of forms preserved by archives and collections such as those at the University of Missouri.

Collective Voices includes art, archival, and textile objects from three campus collections—Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, University Archives, and Special Collections—that reveal historically repeating narratives relevant to today: marginalized voices, Mizzou student activism, civil rights, political tensions, colonialism, LGBTQ+ issues, and climate & environmental concerns. These accounts, while simultaneously local, national and global, emerged as common themes shared across time.

This exhibition is a gathering of these persistent narratives and a reminder that so many voices still need representation and amplification within our campus collections and across cultural institutions. Highlighted are new acquisitions and previously underutilized materials from our collections, reflecting changes in the acquisition processes and guidelines. It is evidence of both progress made and the monumental work to be done.

The Collective Voices curators—Catherine Armbrust (Bingham Gallery), John Fifield-Perez (Special Collections), and Nicole Johnston (Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection) would like to thank Anselm Huelsbergen & Gary Cox at the University Archives for all their assistance gathering images to add depth to this project. And thanks to the gallery assistants for their help in manifesting the show.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Reach the World with MOspace

Open access refers to the free access of online resources and is of particular importance when those resources are research articles, papers and publications. Open access makes these resources available to more people in more places. The University of Missouri Libraries support the goals of open access for MU research materials though the provision of MOspace, the MU institutional repository. MOspace is an online repository for creative and scholarly works created by MU faculty, students, staff, and departments.

What difference does open access make? Materials freely available on the web often reach a wider audience than those available in high-cost journals. For example, a postprint of the following article was added to MOspace in 2018.

Fisher, P. J., & Yao, R. (2017). Gender differences in financial risk tolerance. Journal of Economic Psychology, 61, 191-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2017.03.006

Postprint in MOspace: https://hdl.handle.net/10355/62875

In the past six months, the postprint in MOspace was downloaded 350 times by users in the United States, Romania, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Germany. The top ten countries for all MU material downloaded from MOspace in the past six months are:

  • United States;
  • Germany;
  • Philippines;
  • United Kingdom;
  • China;
  • India;
  • Canada;
  • Indonesia;
  • France; and
  • Australia.

Additional countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are reflected in the top 40 countries with MOspace users. Most of these users were referred from internet browsers or search engines including Google, Google Scholar, DuckDuckGo, Bing and Yahoo.

Open access supports the efforts of MU researchers by making their research more widely available and supports scholars around the world by ensuring free and open access to important research. To find out more:


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