February 2009 Archives

Zotero: An Introduction 3/9

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Time: Monday, March 9, 2009 1:25 PM -- 2:25 PM
Location: Walter 310

An introduction to the *free* Firefox extension that allows you to collect, manage and cite your research citations with ease.

Register here for the workshop.

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 3/5

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Time: Thursday, March 5, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

This workshop, intended for graduate students and newer faculty in the sciences, will help you identify appropriate journals to which to submit your article and discuss how to manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. Join your colleagues to share your ideas and discuss the issues you face as an emerging academic author.

Register here for the workshop.

Making an Impact with Wikipedia 2/25

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Time: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Are you starting your research in Wikipedia? Sometimes we do, too. But your research should never end there. In this workshop, you'll learn how to get the most out of any Wikipedia article. You'll look at the discussions and controversies that happen behind the scenes as an article comes together and learn how to track down and evaluate the links, journal articles, and books behind the citations that each article includes. You'll also find out how to write and edit Wikipedia articles that stand up to the scrutiny of the pickiest Wikipedian.

Register here for the workshop.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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Keep up with the latest Science & Engineering Library news and events by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Look for us under umsciref on Twitter. Visit our Facebook page and become a fan of Walter Library. Have a question, make a comment, let us know what you think, email us at sciref@umn.edu!

Minnesota's Hidden History in Computing IBM Rochester: A Half Century of Innovation 2/18

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February 18th, 7-8 pm
Andersen Library 120 (West Bank)

This informal evening talk, the sixth in a year-long series of public lectures given by staff at the Charles Babbage Institute, will briefly explore IBM’s broader history and then focus on some of the many important and innovative contributions of IBM Rochester—from midrange computer systems of the 1970s and 1980s to the powerful servers, path breaking game chips, and embedded computing solutions of the past decade.

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Engineering: Find Better Information Faster 2/18

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Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:30 PM -- 4:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

A quick tour of the resources available for finding the best information for your engineering research. We'll demonstrate how to find journal articles and conference papers using Engineering Village and Web of Science, show how to access reference books online using Knovel, and discuss best practices in patents and standards searching.

Register here for the workshop.

Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy 2/16

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Monday, February 16, 2009
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University

Free to University of Minnesota community. Register here.

Attend this short workshop to discuss how to manage your copyrights while increasing the impact of your work by providing the greatest possible visibility and access. FFI.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 2/12

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Time: Thursday, February 12, 2009 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.collaborate.umn.edu/explore/searching.html

Register here for the session.

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 2/11

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Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

This introductory workshop is ideal for undergraduates or graduates beginning their research process who are looking for a better way of searching, one that goes beyond simply skimming the surface! Plus, with the unveiling of a new interface, even experienced Web of Science users will learn new tricks that will make their literature research a seamless and continuous process.

We will cover search strategies, article retrieval, journal ranking, and exporting citations to Endnote and RefWorks. Subject examples will focus on the sciences, but arts, humanities and social sciences are also covered by this index.

Register here for the workshop.

Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter 2/9

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Time: Monday, February 9, 2009 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

This workshop will introduce you to web-based tools like tagging, RSS feeds and library databases that can help you more efficiently keep up with your fields of interest.

Register here for the workshop.

University Libraries Receive Prestigious "Excellence in Academic Libraries" Award

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The University of Minnesota Libraries have received the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2009 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Sponsored by ACRL and Blackwell’s Book Services, the award recognizes the staff of a college, university and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.

“Receiving an Excellence in Academic Libraries Award is a national tribute to a library and its staff for the outstanding services, programs and leadership they provide to their students, administrators, faculty and community,? said ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen K. Davis. “It is wonderful to learn of the innovative programs and services being offered by these three exemplary institutions.?

The University of Minnesota Libraries, winner of the university category, was praised for developing excellent strategies to successfully transform and rebrand the libraries to secure a highly valued position on campus.

“The libraries understand the importance of the process of conducting scholarship and have implemented programs to support behaviors rather than product,? said Pamela Snelson, chair of the 2009 Excellence in Academic Libraries Selection Committee and college librarian at Franklin & Marshall College. “By ‘getting in the flow of users,’ the libraries have moved out of their comfort zone and shifted into an engagement-centered model for all library services and programs.?

"We’re immensely proud of the success we’ve had in integrating our expertise and resources into the life of the campus,? said Wendy Pradt Lougee, university librarian and McKnight presidential professor at the University of Minnesota. “To have our staff’s innovative work recognized by the ACRL community is quite simply wonderful."

The Libraries will receive $3,000 and a plaque, presented at an award ceremony to be scheduled on campus in the spring, as well as special recognition at the ACRL President’s Program during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, in Chicago.


EndNote for Engineers and Physical Scientists 2/5

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Time: Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

An introduction to using EndNote. Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff.

To register for the workshop visit the libraries' registration page.

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