Agenda from the Spring 2007 IT library Committee meeting


The Spring meeting of the IT Library Committee was held:4:00 -5:00 PM Thursday May 1 in Room 310 Walter Library

AGENDA
1. Announcements

Two new engineering librarians have been hired


  • Jan Fransen: Aerospace and Civil Engineering, May 19
  • Jon Jeffryes: Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, June 2

SCImagine 2008: Student Robotics Projects Friday, May 9, 3:30 pm, Upson Room, 102 Walter Library

Competitive edge: Workshops for faculty and graduate students
o Grant funding: Search tools and resources
o Getting started: Publishing your science research article

Science Quiz Bowl: Terrific Success!
o 140 IT students participated

SMART Learning Commons, 2nd floor Walter Library
o Opening in May, offering tutoring services, writing assistance, computers for multimedia production, group study

2. Demonstration of New Tools and Services

RefWorks
o Can now attach files (pdf, jpg, tif, etc.) within your RefWorks account

Citation Linker
o Quick way to find the full text of a specific citation
o http://tc.liblink.umn.edu/sfx_local/cgi/core/citation-linker.cgi

E-Journal lists by subject
o Now available from the Libraries' main web page
o http://www.lib.umn.edu/

"Get It" delivery service
o Click one button in MNCat to request delivery of books and journals
o http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/getit.phtml

MyLibrary/MyU Portal
o Customized interface of key journals, databases, items checked out
o Link from http://www.lib.umn.edu

3. Update on author's rights

NIH mandate went into effect April 7. Learn more at Bio-Med library blog.