September 2010 Archives

Walter Workshops Sept. 27 - Oct. 1

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Another bunch of workshops coming to Walter Library next week. You can see all the workshops for the semester and register at our Workshop Calendar.

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Google: Advanced Searching For Researchers
Tuesday, September 28 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Walter Library, Room 310
Register Here

Google is a research tool! Explore the new tools and technology that pair Google-efficient tools with library-quality results to weave together a rich information web that goes beyond the World Wide Web. Learn advanced search techniques and tools such as Google Scholar, Google Books, Alerts and more that will help you access, evaluate, and share information. Note: OIT Technology Training offers more workshops on the Google Apps suite.

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Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers
Wednesday, September 29 11:00AM - 12:00Noon
Walter Library, Room 310
Register Here

Digital data is growing at an exponential rate, and the work involved in managing that data is rapidly increasing as well. How can we ensure that our research data will still be available in a usable form in 5, 10, or 20 years? We will discuss why having a data management plan is important as well as key considerations and best practices for data management. Note: This class is also available online.

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Intro to Library Research: Part 1 (2 Sessions!)
Wednesday, September 29: 12:15PM - 1:30PM (Register Here)
Thursday, September 30: 4:00PM - 5:15PM (Register Here)
Walter Library, Room 310 (for both sessions)

Gain an overview of the University Libraries. Learn the basics of academic research including search techniques, how to find articles, how to evaluate your sources and more. This workshop is designed for new students to the University. NOTE: If fewer than eight students register for a session, the session will be canceled.

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Case Studies in Publishing: Your Intellectual Property in Journal and Book Contracts
Wednesday, September 29
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Walter SMART Commons Classroom
Register Here

Sponsors: University Libraries and CLA Grants, Fellowships & Research Funding In this workshop, participants will work through common intellectual property issues raised by journal article and book contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, and cultural and economic norms. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.
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If you have any questions about any of the workshops listed above, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Publishing Case Studies (RCR workshop)

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Case Studies in Publishing: Your Intellectual Property in Journal and
Book Contracts

Thu, September 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wilson Library room S30A
register at http://z.umn.edu/1g7

Wed, September 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Walter Library room 204 SMART Classroom
register at http://z.umn.edu/1g7

Sponsors: University Libraries and CLA Grants, Fellowships & Research Funding In this workshop, participants will work through common intellectual property issues raised by journal article and book contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, and cultural and economic norms. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Inventive Women @ Walter Library

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Featuring CE Faculty Members:

  • Efi Foufoula
  • Catherine French
  • Paige Novak
  • Carol Shield

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University of Minnesota Libraries wordmark and Block M logoInventive Women

Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers

Join us for Inventive Women,
a photography exhibit featuring female College of Science and Engineering faculty.

The exhibit was produced for the Minnesota History Center by Nancy G. Johnson, a communications specialist in the Mechanical Engineering Department who received an IDEA (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) grant from the University's Office of Equity and Diversity to create it. The Science and Engineering Library is bringing the exhibit to Walter in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Women's Center (the focus of a new exhibit at Andersen Library).

The exhibit also features collections from the University Archives highlighting the changing perception of female students majoring in the scientific and engineering disciplines at the University of Minnesota over the last century, from "feminine invaders" to "competent female engineers."

Exhibit
Now through December 24, 2010
Walter Library, 2nd Floor Great Hall
117 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Free and open to the public

Opening Reception
Friday, September 24, 2010
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Walter Library, 2nd Floor Great Hall

The reception will be followed by a History of Science and Technology Colloquium in the Upson Room (Walter 102) and will feature Sally Kohlstedt, a featured faculty member, and her latest book, Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in America, 1890-1930, with commentators Nancy Beadie of the University of Washington and Pamela Henson of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Exhibit Coordinator
Nancy G. Johnson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Inspec Trainer Coming to Campus

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inspec.bmpA trainer for one of our popular physics literature databases, Inspec, will be on campus September 30 at 2:30 for an hour-long training session. If you'd like to learn more about using Inspec to search for literature or keep current on a topic, I invite you to join us.

The session will be held in 310 Walter, with limited seating, so please let me know if you'd like to attend. We also will plan for refreshments.

We access Inspec through the Engineering Village platform (powerful combination of Engineering Village and Inspec in one search). Subjects covered include:

physics
electrical and electronic engineering
communications
computer science
control engineering
information technology
manufacturing and mechanical engineering
operations research
material science
oceanography
engineering mathematics
nuclear engineering
environmental science
geophysics
nanotechnology
biomedical technology
biophysics.

Try Inspec now at http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3125

If you'd like to attend please RSVP at jeffryes@umn.edu by Monday, September 27, 2010.

Workshop Extravaganza! September 20-24 @ Walter Library

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We've got a bunch of workshops coming up next week at Walter Library...take a look below to see what's being offered. To see ALL the workshops offered across the campus libraries you can check this link out.

If you can't make an in-person session, we also offer a lot of online tutorials and recorded workshops.

Workshops Next Week @ Walter (Sept. 20-24)

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Zotero: Basics
Monday, September 20
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Walter 310

Zotero is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect citations and website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations. This class is also available online.

Register for this course.

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EndNote: Basics
Tuesday, September 21
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Walter 310

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations using EndNote X4. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. Note: Access self-paced online version of this course.

Register for this course.

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RefWorks: Basics
Wednesday, September 22
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Walter 310

Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Learn to add citations to RefWorks and create in-text citations and bibliographies in your Word documents using different citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.).

Register for this course.

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Fair Use in Everyday Life
Wednesday, September 22
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Walter 101

Fair use is a vital part of copyright law for scholars, researchers, artists, and just about anyone who communicates with anyone else. Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - all involve aspects of fair use. In this workshop for faculty and instructors, we'll discuss examples of fair use situations in visual arts, music, and video, as well as in academic research and writing. We'll learn to identify situations where fair use applies, and other situations where copyright answers may be more straightforward. We'll also develop our understandings of the factors that determine whether a use is "fair" and practice applying these concepts with real-world examples. Expect to think hard, debate a little, and have some fun. No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational and educational in nature. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Register for this course.

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