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January 11, 2008

January 11, 2008 - State Document Highlight

State Documents Highlight

One aspect of the our state documents collection is material from Universities. We have a very large collection of University and Extension publications available for patrons of all backgrounds.
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These are written by faculty, staff and educators who are top authorities in their fields.

One such author is Dr. Marla Spivak, Professor of Apiculture and Social Insects here at the University of Minnesota. Together with many other experts they run the "Bee Lab".
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Recently they have released a new publication that has gotten a buzz from the national bee community, titled "Befriending bumblebee's: A practical guide to raising local bumble bees."
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Befriending Bumblebees

You can find this University State Document here at the libraries at:
The St. Paul U of M Campus Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife Library.
MN 2500 PC 8484 2007

The EFW library has many more state document bee publications dealing with everything from how to build your own hive to colony collapse.

November 20, 2007

November 20, 2007 - Minnesota Legislative Reference Library Edocs

New Minnesota Document E-Resources
Scanning older documents

Recently added E-Resource title in MNCAT:
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http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2007/other/070668.pdf

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library is scanning older, pre 2003 Minnesota State Documents as patrons request them. They scan the documents into their Minnesota Edoc files. Now there are hundreds of older state documents that can be viewed electronically. These links can then be added to any libraries catalog, just like the one above. Every 6 months they will post a list of scanned titles. They will also happy to digitize other older documents on request.
You can find further information at:
http://www.leg.state.mn.us/lrl/mndocs/edocspre2003.asp


October 5, 2007

October 5, 2007 - Notable State Document-Website

"Ready to Respond" http://www.extension.umn.edu/administrative/disasterresponse/terror2.html
Brought to you from the University of Minnesota Extension,
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"Most communities have emergency plans, but most were designed to deal with natural disasters. Many other kinds of emergencies-- including terrorism, school shootings, or major transportation accidents--need proactive planning to address the needs of communities, the environment, agriculture, business, families, and individuals. We have the people, knowledge, systems, and ability to be prepared to prevent disaster, and to be ready to respond when necessary.

Extension serves as an educational resource and facilitator, partnering with local, regional, and state organizations, governments, and public health agencies. On this website, you will find links that will help you better understand the depth and complexity of these issues, provide some basic facts, and begin to connect you with University and other resources that will help your communities and families take control of your safety and security. --University of Minnesota Extension Service