- 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
- 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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Library Civil Service (LCS) Committee Meets
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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: email@example.com , 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- 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
With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Through August 2010
Room 395, Plant Pathology Library, Borlaug Hall
For previous issues, visit the University Libraries Monday Memo blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mondaymemo/ .
The University Libraries Monday Memo editorial policy can be found at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Communications/InternalCommunications .
For items to be included in the University Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to email@example.com , before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.