August 16th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Furniture and Non-Computer Equipment Requests: Coming Soon!
- HathiTrust Digital Library Update - July 2010
- Libraries Branding Guidelines
- New Version of Primo Preview
- Organizational Development Collabortive is Launched
- Saturday Reference Desk Hours Discontinued
- Search Committee for Director of Arts and Humanities

Staff Tidings and Kudos

- Paul Zenke Joins Arts and Humanities
- Thank You Leslie Delserone

Upcoming Events

- Library Civil Service (LCS) Committee Meets

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.

- Fair Use in Your Research, Teaching, Creative (and personal!) Life
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

Tips, Tricks, and Tools

- Manage Citations and PDFs

Exhibits at the Libraries

- Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library
- The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes
- With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
News from Around the Libraries

Furniture and Non-Computer Equipment Requests: Coming Soon!


The request period for the Furniture and Non-Computer process is coming up soon.  It's not too early to talk to your Facility Manager to pick out products and get estimates completed - the sooner the better!  More information will be coming out soon on the actual deadlines.  Reminder: This process is designed for items and projects costing between $500 and $5,000.

- Rob Strnad

HathiTrust Digital Library Update - July 2010


The July 2010 HathiTrust monthly update is now available at: http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_july2010 .  Highlights include:
- HathiTrust volume total now at 6,363,864, with 1,256,156 (20%) in the public domain and fully viewable
- Yale University Joins HathiTrust
- New Collections Committee and Usability Working Group formed
- HathiTrust web site usability analysis and redesign underway
- ...and much more

Please contact John Butler, if you have any questions or comments.

- John Butler

Libraries Branding Guidelines


The Libraries Communications Office reminds staff to follow the revised branding guidelines as new materials are being prepared for the upcoming school year.  An overview of the revisions, as well as updated logos and templates, can be found at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Communications/NewIdentity

If you have questions, or need Communications Office support to implement these revisions, please contact Marlo Welshons at: welsh066@umn.edu or (612)625-9148 to schedule a consultation with you or your unit's staff.

- Marlo Welshons

New Version of Primo Preview

The new version of Primo is now available for preview on the Libraries' test server at: http://prime7.oit.umn.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=TWINCITIES&reset_config=true.  Please give it a try and if you have any questions or reactions please send them via the feedback form at: http://z.umn.edu/primofeedback .  A summary of the new version can be found at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/primo-v3/ .

The production upgrade is scheduled to take place in several stages between Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 29, 2010.  The goal is to minimize downtime while the upgrade is in progress.  However, there will be intermittent periods of brief downtime.   In addition, personalized features, such as the e-shelf, will be unavailable during part of the upgrade.  No new items (books, journals, etc.) will be loaded into MNCAT Plus between August 21 and 29, 2010.  For details of the upgrade schedule, see:  ttps://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ET/Primo#timeline .

- Chew Chiat Naun ,on behalf of the Primo Management Group

Organizational Development Collabortive is Launched

https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/ODCollaborative
The Organizational Development (OD) Collaborative grew out of the Libraries Planning Retreat earier this year, where issues were raised regarding the need to have stronger support for managers and staff as our work in the Libraries continues to change to meet the needs of our community of users.  The collaborative will deepen and broaden our OD expertise throughout the Libraries.  Please watch for news and updates as the collabortive begins its work.  Membership includes Francine Dupont-Crocker, Sue Hallgren (co-chair), Janice Jaguszewski, Ryan Mattke, Jennifer Reckner, Cathy Tweedie, Jerilyn Veldof (co-chair), and Michael Winters.

- Linda DeBeau-Melting

Saturday Reference Desk Hours Discontinued

Please note that in-person reference services offered on Saturdays in the Science and Engineering Library and Magrath Library will be discontinued, effective with the new academic year.  This decision, confirmed by Cabinet, was based on an analysis of in-person reference statistics, which revealed that demand on Saturdays was extremely low.   If you have any questions about this decision, feel free to contact either of us.  Thank you.

- Philip Herold and Janice Jaguszewski

Search Committee for Director of Arts and Humanities


The search committee for Director of Arts and Humanities has been formed and the search is underway.  Kristi Jensen will chair the committee.  Members are Gordon Anderson, Kate Brooks, Andrew Palahniuk, Jason Roy, and Kristen Mastel.  Marilyn McClaskey will
serve as search process consultant to the committee.  Please watch for the position posting and consider posting to a relevant listserv or submitting nominations to the committee.

- Karen Williams


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Paul Zenke Joins Arts and Humanities


Paul Zenke will join the staff of Arts and Humanities and Academic Programs on August 30, 2010 as Instructional Designer.  In this role, he will be working on instructional design projects, working with libraries staff on e-learning projects, and providing expertise on our efforts in e-education and learning support.  Paul is currently an e-Learning Specialist in the Academic Technology Unit in the Division of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Paul's office will be in Walter Library.  Please join me in welcoming Paul.

- Kate Peterson

Thank You Leslie Delserone


On behalf of Academic Programs (AP) -Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences (ABES) and the University Libraries, I'd like to thank Leslie Delserone for all of her contributions to the Libraries and wish her the best in her new position at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

If you have a referral or question related to plant pathology or agronomy and plant genetics, please contact Julie Kelly; if the subject is animal science or plant biology, contact Philip Herold; if the topic is related to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), please contact Jody Kempf.

- Philip Herold


Upcoming Events

Library Civil Service (LCS) Committee Meets


Thursday, August 19, 2010
11:00 am
Room 308, Andersen Library (next to the IHRC)

The agenda is posted on the LCS wiki-page at: http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/LibrariesCivilServiceCommittee .  Meetings are open, with any Civil Service staff member particularly welcome to attend.  In addition, staff are invited to propose topics or items for the committee meeting agendae.  Please contact Chair David Lenander at: d-lena@umn.edu , or any member of the committee with suggestions.

- David Lenander


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

Fair Use in Your Research, Teaching, Creative (and personal!) Life


Nancy Sims, University Libraries, Copyright Program
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library
Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0277
 
Fair use is a vital part of copyright law for scholars, researchers, artists, and in fact, anyone who communicates with anyone else.  Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - all involve aspects of fair use.  Yet many people have a limited or lopsided understanding of how fair use really works.  In this workshop, we'll identify situations where fair use arises - both in and outside of the academic realm.  We'll also develop our understanding 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.

- Jan Roseen

Staff Education and Development


Check out upcoming classes offered by Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED) at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SEDP/HomePage .

Minitex

Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions.  The full schedule may be found at: http://www.Minitex.umn.edu/events .


Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Manage Citations and PDFs


Want an easy way to manage article citations and PDFs?  Mendeley, at: http://www.mendeley.com/ , can help!  Drag and drop your files into Mendeley, and it extracts the metadata for you like iTunes, so you don't need to find and import citations from databases.  You can make notes on your PDFs, manage citations, and add citations to documents you're writing.  It's easy to transfer data between Mendeley and citation managers like RefWorks or Zotero.  This free desktop tool also syncs with a web version that works with a variety of browsers; you can access it from anywhere and its social features let you see what other researchers are reading.

Disclaimer: When considering use of this or any hosted service, note that private and confidential University data (link at: http://www.policy.umn.edu/Policies/Operations/OPMisc/INTERNALACCESS_APPB.html ) must NOT be stored on vendor or Internet sites or systems, unless a University contract approved by the Office of the General Counsel is in place with that vendor or site.  For questions, please contact Libraries Autosys at: autosys@umn.edu .

- Meghan Lafferty


Exhibits at the Libraries


Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library
Through August 2010
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall

The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes
The Sherlock Holmes Collections present two exhibits in conjunction with its triennial conference.
Through August 29, 2010
T. R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library
Through October 15, 2010
Exhibit Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/the_spirits_of_sherlock_holmes_1.html

With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Through August 2010
Room 395, Plant Pathology Library, Borlaug Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/plantlib/newbooks/2010/03/new_exhibit_with_distinction.html




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