August 2nd, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Ames Library of South Asia on the Move
- Digital Reference Service Consolidation Group Launched
- Libraries Contributing to RDA Trial
- New E-Resource

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Current Issues Coffee Club
- Free Seminars on the Economic Census
- Getting Your Research Published: Tips from Editors
- Google Training
- Hand's On Lab to Update Hours
- LexisNexis Overview Workshop
- Primo Version 3 Demonstration
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

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

Ames Library of South Asia on the Move
The summer project to shift materials in the Ames Library has been completed.  During the eight week project, the entire collection was rearranged to allow both additional collection stacks and user study spaces.  Staff from Academic Programs (AP), Facilities and Operations Management (FOM), and Information Access and Delivery Services (IADS) were involved with the planning and actual process to move the shelves and library materials.  A special thanks to Bernadette Corley Troge, Barb Smith, Krista Brickbauer, David Ashley, Kevin Poss ( FOM); David Faust, (AP); Lois Stuedemann, Katie Otto , and student staff - Sean Kilmartin , Brent Risser, Zack Anderson, Megan Lounsbury, Genny Westphal, Jessica Mattson, and Cade Arries (IADS) for a job well done!

- Jerrie Bayer

Digital Reference Service Consolidation Group Launched

In the past, both the Academic Programs (AP) Division and Information Access and Delivery Services (IADS) have actively reviewed service points in Wilson, Magrath, and the Science and Engineering libraries in order to best determine areas where service could be enhanced for users, while gaining staffing efficiencies within the University Libraries.  Significant changes were implemented based on the review, analysis, and recommendations resulting from these processes.  A couple of these changes included the consolidation of several service points and the implementation of a pilot project supporting digital reference at current reference desks during weekend shifts.

In addition to these previous service reviews and outcomes, Desk Tracker data has been analyzed to help us determine where other efficiencies might be made as well.  These numbers indicate that capacity exists to further consolidate reference service by sharing the responsibility for digital reference at the three major reference service points (Wilson, Science & Engineering, and Magrath) rather than distributing the responsibility to individuals, as we have done in the past.

The demands on librarian time and the significant budget problems faced by the University mean that operating effectively and efficiently is an imperative.  Given these considerations, the AP Directors have decided that we will consolidate digital reference service into the three major reference desks (Wilson, Science & Engineering, and Magrath).

The complete project charter for the working group for this initiative is now available at: .

If you have questions, feel free to contact Kristi Jensen, Karen Williams, or any of the AP Directors.

- Kristi Jensen, on behalf of Karen Williams and the AP Directors

Libraries Contributing to RDA Trial

Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloguing standard intended to replace AACR2, was published in late June.  The U.S. national libraries will be conducting a trial of RDA during the remainder of 2010.  Technical Services will be contributing records to the trial as informal participants and is forming an RDA study group for staff interested in gaining familiarity with the new standard.  We would like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Minitex with this effort.  For information related to the trial, go to: .

- Chew Chiat Naun

New E-Resource

ULI Development Case Studies:

- Jim Stemper

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

Current Issues Coffee Club

What do faculty members really know about their author rights?

What do faculty members want to be able to do with their journal articles, and do they correctly understand what they can do, based on the author's agreements they've signed?  That's what this survey report aims to answer: "Journal Authors' Rights: perception and reality" by Sally Morris at: .  "An objective analysis of what authors say they want, what they think their agreements allow, and what publishers' agreements actually allow, has hitherto been absent. The present paper attempts to provide this, by looking in detail at two major surveys: 1. A survey of authors' wishes and perceptions, a major survey for PRC, and 2. Scholarly Publishing Practice 3 (2008).  This is the third in a series of surveys carried out by John Cox."

Please join the Scholarly Communications Collaborative for a discussion of this article, as well as coffee and cake:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 101, Walter Library

To add this event to your Google Calendar, click on (we hope this experiment works as well for all of you as it did in our tests!)

For more information and a list of possible discussion questions, please see the Current Issues Coffee Club Wiki page at:

- Katherine Chew, Kris Fowler and the Scholarly Communication Collaborative: Deborah Boudewyns, Julie Kelly, Nancy Sims, Charles Spetland, Jim Stemper, Rafael Tarrago

Free Seminars on the Economic Census

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Session 1: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Session 2: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(both sessions will cover the same information)
Room 120, Andersen Library

Trainers from the Census Bureau will introduce new information about the American economy available through the 2007 Economic Census.  Attendees will gain skills in accessing Economic Census data in American FactFinder, learn practical applications of the data, and see what others have done with the data.  The instructors will demonstrate a series of exercises structured to reinforce key concepts, working with industry and local area data.

Are you new to the Economic Census?  Learn about the range of business data available from the Census Bureau, including the Economic Census conducted every five years, and more frequent reports.

Are you an experienced data user?  Learn about new features of the data, shortcuts for more efficient data access, comparability issues, and qualifications of the data.

Registration information as well as additional information about the seminars is available at: .
Questions may be directed to Kirsten Clark via email at: or via telephone at: (612) 626-7520.

- Kirsten Clark

Getting Your Research Published: Tips from Editors

Friday, October 22, 2010
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library (also will be available through UMConnect)
Have you written a journal article but aren't sure where to send it?  Do you feel like the Susan Lucci of journal submission rejections?  Have you wondered how journal editors choose which articles to publish?  If any of these or other questions related to research publication ring true, then go into your new Google calendar and save this date!  The next Research and Publication Committee Research Support Group workshop will provide a panel of current editors of journals, both library and non-library focused, who will talk about what editors look for in submitted articles, what the process from submission to publication entails, and the ten things that make editors crazy (and the ten things that make them happy).  More details will be available soon.

- Kirsten Clark and Meghan Lafferty, Research Support Group Co-chairs

Google Training

A variety of training options are available to help you learn everyday tasks in Google Calendar and Gmail.  Staff Education and Development (SED) is focusing on shorter, overview sessions now.  Look for longer, 2.5 hour workshops, to be made available beginning in late August.

Google Calendar and Gmail One Hour Overview
- Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, room 81, Magrath Library
- Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, room 310, Walter Library
- Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, The Pit, Diehl Hall
- Thursday, August 12, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, room S30C, Wilson Library
- Friday, August 13, 2010, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, room S30C, Wilson Library

Register at: .  These classes are filling quickly - when a class is full, it no longer appears as an option.  Going forward, SED will continue to offer this workshop on a regular basis.

Self-Directed Training Spotlight
There are many self-directed online training options via the University Technology Training Center (UTTC).  Go to: to see what's available .  The following thirty minute video seminars offer training on common everyday tasks in Gmail and Google Calendar:
- Communicating via Gmail and Chat: Seminar recording includes information on basic tasks, such as composing and formatting a message, adding attachments, how to save time using filters, labels and starring, and how to find an email you are looking for.  Go to:
- Using Contacts and Groups: Recorded seminar that shows how to create and manage groups in Gmail, and demonstration of how to send an email to a group.  Go to:

- Denise Gamble, on behalf of the Google Migration Planning Group

Hand's On Lab to Update Hours

To assist staff who are responsible for updating building or unit service hours in Drupal, there are three working labs scheduled later this week and early next week.  At each of the sessions, resource staff from the Libraries' Drupal Team will be available to answer questions about the process and help staff with the actual updating in Libraries Web Content Management System.  Details and Registration information are available at: .

- Jerrie Bayer

LexisNexis Overview Workshop

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Room S30C, Wilson Library

Priscilla McIntosh from LexisNexis will be providing an overview and hands-on workshop focusing on the new LexisNexis Academic and Statistical interfaces.  This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the LexisNexis products.

Questions may be directed to Kirsten Clark via email at: or via telephone at: (612) 626-7520.

- Kirsten Clark

Primo Version 3 Demonstration

Friday, August 13, 2010
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library

Ex Libris representatives will be on campus and will be giving a demonstration of Primo version 3.  All staff are welcome to attend.  The Libraries are scheduled to migrate to the new version in late August.  Version 3 will bring significant changes from the version of Primo we currently use.  For more details, go to: .

- Chew Chiat Naun on behalf of the Primo Management Group

Staff Education and Development

Check out upcoming classes offered by Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED) at: .


Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions.  The full schedule may be found at: .

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

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The University Libraries Monday Memo editorial policy can be found at: .

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