January 2011 Archives

How Do I Know I Found Everything? 2/1

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Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Working on a new research project, a thesis or dissertation? Need to be comprehensive in your literature search? Explore ways to approach the search, and identify useful--and perhaps unusual--resources.

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Zotero Basics 1/31

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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Zotero is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect citations and website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations. This class is also available online.

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Free workshops on RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero starting 1/25

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Free one hour workshops are being offered starting next week. The workshops will get you started with the basics of using a citation manager. Learn more about how to use RefWorks, EndNote or Zotero. Register here .

Introduction to Citation Managers Mon, 1/24/2011

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Mon, 01/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at three common citation managers: RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. Their features will be compared so you can decide which citation manager best meets your needs. Note: Recorded workshop available.

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Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant Application 1/20/2011

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Thu, 01/20/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This course qualifies for RCR credit.
Location: 314 Walter Library

Register here for the workshop.

In January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin requiring a data management plan will all new grant proposals. This workshop, geared toward graduate students, faculty and researchers, will provide and overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation issues and tools for sharing your data, like subject-based repositories. See the Managing your Data Web page for more resources.

Walter Library Closed 1/17

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Walter Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 17th. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday January 18 at 8 am.

Free one hour workshops are being offered the week of January 10th to get you started using a citation manager. Learn more about how to use RefWorks, EndNote or Zotero in these workshops. Register here for a workshop.

Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant Application 1/10

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Mon, 01/10/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
314 Walter Library

In January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin requiring a data management plan with all new grant proposals. This workshop, geared toward graduate students, faculty and researchers, will provide and overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation issues and tools for sharing your data, like subject-based repositories. See the Managing your Data Web page for more resources.

Register here for the workshop.

CSE Library Committee

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College of Science and Engineering Library Committee met on Thursday, December 9, 2010

Present:
Prof. Paul Garrett (guest, Mathematics)
Prof. Andrew Odlyzko (Mathematics)
Prof. Friedrich Srienc (Chemical Eng)
Prof. Tryphon Georgiou (Electrical and Computer Eng)
Prof. Chun Wang (Biomedical Eng)
Prof. Steven Girshik (Mechanical Eng)
Prof. Sandy Lipsky (Chemistry)
Ben Stanley (Council of Graduate Students, Geology Dept)
Janice Jaguszewski (Dir. of Science & Engineering Library)
Jon Jeffryes (Librarian for Biomedical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering)
Meghan Lafferty (Librarian for Chemistry and Chemical Eng/Materials Science)
Jody Kempf (Librarian for Instruction and Outreach)
Nancy Sims (Copyright Librarian)

  1. Collections Update (Meghan Lafferty)
    • The University Libraries were asked to model budget cuts of 3% and 5%
    • The collections budget is a part of that planning, with a tentative target of about $750,000
    • We must also plan for inflationary increases as well, potentially another $750,000
    • Planning and data gathering has just begun; subject librarians will be communicating with departments about what might be cut
    • Please consider how you now use the collection; for example, are subject databases as core to your library research as they once were? Do you use alternatives such as Google Scholar or arXiv or Web of Science instead?
  2. New Libraries Web Site (Janice Jaguszewski)
  3. Libraries web site includes new features for those who log in:
    • Customized Library Course Pages for every course a student is taking or an instructor is teaching (can include specialized e-resources to support assignments, and links to print and online Reserves)
    • Ability for users to save databases, journals and other e-resources for easy access
    • Direct link to the subject librarian's contact information through the "Ask a Librarian" tab
    • Recommendations based on books checked out or articles read
    Questions raised
    • Can the recommendations be "turned off"? Currently, you may opt out of journal and database recommendations. I forwarded to our web development staff the suggestion that users be able to opt out of book recommendations, and they will work on it.
    • How do these features relate to MyLibrary on the Portal? MyLibrary combines many of the customized/personalized features on the web site into one page; however, the web site has many additional links and options.
    • Do you still need a separate ID and password to request items through Interlibrary Loan? Yes, but web development staff are working on the authentication process for the ILL system so that your x.500 ID and password will eventually also work for ILL -- stay tuned

  4. Contract considerations when publishing a book (Nancy Sims)

  5. Nancy Sims, Copyright Librarian, discussed the trend of print books now being published in an electronic format and the implications for authors. See her handout for an outline of the issues.


    Prof. Paul Garrett described how he posted the contents of his textbook, Abstract Algebra, on the web (both on the University Digital Conservancy, http://udc.umn.edu, and on his own web site) and then negotiated to have a print copy sold by CRC Press.

  6. Negotiating a copyright transfer agreement when publishing a journal article (Prof. Tryphon Georgiou, Electrical Engineering)
  7. Prof. Georgiou described his experience negotiating with Taylor & Francis to retain some of his rights to post his article on a web site.

  8. NSF requirement to include a data management plan in all grant proposals (Meghan Lafferty)
  9. Meghan distributed a handout describing the requirement and ways in which the Libraries can support you:

    • Managing Your Data
    • https://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/ Bringing together tools and resources including data repositories in various disciplines, research computing tools available on campus
    • Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers
    • https://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/workshops/data101 Hour-long recorded workshop

    • You can also contact Lisa Johnston (ljohnsto@umn.edu, 624-4216) or Meghan Lafferty (mlaffert@umn.edu, 624-9399) for assistance.

  10. Other topics

    • When off campus, would you like to be able to access the full text of journal articles through Google Scholar? It's easy when you set your "scholar preferences." For directions, see http://www.lib.umn.edu/faq/5344

    • The physics electronic preprint server, arXiv.org, is exploring new business models. See http://arxiv.org/help/support/arxiv_busplan_Dec2010 for an update.

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