December 2008 Archives

Amazon: You can download a widget that alerts you if a book in Amazon.com is already in the library (Go to the download page). Of course if it's not... recommend it to me. The link is pops up in the Amazon page::

Google Just like your myLibrary tab in MyU the Libraries search box on the home page can be added to your iGoogle (go to download page).

Take a look at all the recent tools and widgets created by the digital library development lab at http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/widgets.phtml

The library is interested in obtaining your extra copies of AIP conference proceedings. This is a series that we purchase on a case-by-case basis at a considerable cost ($150-$450 per volume). Therefore, to avoid gaps in the collection and archive your work, please consider gifting any additional copies of AIP published proceedings to the library, if not previously owned (check http://MNCat.lib.umn.edu before mailing the item).

Here are some examples of recent 2008 proceedings that the library is seeking:


  • $89 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE
  • $165 SMART DEVICES: MODELING OF MATERIAL SYSTEMS: An International Workshop;
  • $399 THE XV INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON RHEOLOGY: The Society of Rheology 80th Annual Meeting

The library recently purchased these proceedings:
$270 FIRST STARS III: First Stars II Conference
$218 ORIGIN OF MATTER AND EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES: The 10th International Symposium
$199 THE EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES THROUGH THE NEUTRAL HYDROGEN WINDOW
$209 PARTICLE ACCELERATION AND TRANSPORT IN THE HELIOSPHERE AND BEYOND: 7th Annual International Astrophysics Conference

The Get It Book delivery service has broken the 7,000 request mark during the month of October 2008. Only eighth months in service, Get It delivers books, journals, and other library materials directly to your campus office or nearest library for pick-up.

Get it Button Requests Per Month

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Want to learn more about the Get It button, read my earlier post.

In Walter Library, the Great Hall on the 2nd floor will be open 24 hours starting Thursday, December 11 and ending at 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

To kick-off the week, two Finals Week related events will be held in Walter:


  • From 1-6pm on Wednesday (12/10) the SMART Learning Commons will sponsor a Cram Slam event in 204 Walter Library in partnership with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence. Tutors and consultants will be available in biology, chemistry, physics, math, statistics, economics, writing, language, and more. Free food! http://smart.umn.edu/cramslam.html
  • On Thursday (12/11) at 7:00 pm, the Science & Engineering library will host our annual Study Break with free refreshments, prizes, and a chance for students to stretch their legs and take a break. Meet us in first floor lobby of Walter until the cookies run out!

Also for those on the West bank, Wilson Library will be offering 24 hour study space in the basement area starting on December 11 and ending at 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

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