May 2011 Archives

Minnesota Bioblitz 2011 6/10-6/11

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5 p.m. Friday, June 10th to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11th
KATHARINE ORDWAY NATURAL HISTORY STUDY AREA, Inver Grove Heights

Volunteers of all ages work alongside biologists to collect plants and insects and live-trap animals, which are identified before being released back into the wild. The event aims to increase the public's awareness of an area's biological diversity (locations change every year), offers a chance for citizens to work with scientists, and provides an environmental benchmark for natural resources managers of Minnesota's natural lands.

FFI and directions visit the Bioblitz website.

CSE Public Lecture: Lost in Shangri-La 6/16

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Thursday, June 16, 2011
6:30 p.m.--Doors open
7 p.m.--Lecture
Keller Hall (formerly the Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building), Room 3-210
200 Union St. S.E., Minneapolis

A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Presented by author Mitchell Zuckoff

FFI and registration

Case Studies in Publishing: Your Intellectual Property in Journal and Book Contracts 6/1

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

In this workshop, participants will work through common intellectual property issues raised by journal article and book contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, and cultural and economic norms. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed.

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.

Register here for the workshop.

Case Studies in Publishing: Your Choices in Journal Contracts 5/26

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

In this workshop, participants will work through two common decision points raised by journal article contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, cultural and economic norms, and promotion & tenure implications. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed.

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.

Register here for the workshop.

Interdisciplinary Research with Google Scholar and Web of Science 5/24

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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
310 Walter Library

21st century research is global, dynamic, and inherently interdisciplinary. Responding to these challenges, the Libraries have interdisciplinary tools such as Web of Science and Google Scholar along with the subject-specific resources. It is the research and resources on the fringe that drives innovation. Join the Libraries in learning about techniques and tools to aid you in your cross-disciplinary research.

Register here.

Citation Manager Drop-in Clinic 5/23

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Monday May 23
2-4 pm
Walter 310

Stop by the library and ask your questions about RefWorks, Zotero or EndNote.

Researcher Refresh

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Increase your productivity and expand the impact of your research

Now that classes are over and grades are in, take some time to refresh your research skills. This series of workshops, offered by the University Libraries, is designed to save you time and get you up-to-speed on the latest changes in the information landscape.
For more tools and services offered by the Libraries, visit our Researcher Support Page at https://www.lib.umn.edu/researchsupport.

Creating a Data Management Plan for Your Grant Application
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. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:00am - 11:30am
This session will focus on the social sciences and humanities.
Location: S30A Wilson Library
Register for this Course

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 314 Walter Library
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Room 2 Magrath Library
Register for this Course

Citation Manager Drop-in Clinic
Have you had a question about some aspect of your citation manager? We'll help you figure it out. Librarians knowledgeable in RefWorks, Zotero and EndNote will be available to answer your questions.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library
Register for this Course

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: S30C Wilson Library
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Register

Better Data Searching
The only thing harder than finding a relevant dataset the first time is finding it again the second time. This session will demonstrate methods for getting better results in Google searches, recommend methods and tools for keeping track of what you have found and show how the Internet Archive can help you find data that seems to have disappeared. We'll also have plenty of time for discussing specific sources in the attendees research areas and any other data questions attendees may have.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Register for this Course


Interdisciplinary Research with Google Scholar and Web of Science
21st century research is global, dynamic, and inherently interdisciplinary. Responding to these challenges, the Libraries have interdisciplinary tools such as Web of Science and Google Scholar along with the subject-specific resources. It is the research and resources on the fringe that drives innovation. Join the Libraries in learning about techniques and tools to aid you in your cross-disciplinary research.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library
Register for this Course

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Register

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: S30C Wilson Library
Register for this Course

Gauging Impact: How to Determine Impact Factors and What They Really Tell You
In this workshop you will learn how to compute an individual's h-index using Web of Science and Google Scholar and how to find a journal's impact factor. We will discuss how these numbers are tabulated to better understand what they really tell you about impact.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library
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Google: Advanced Searching for Researchers
Google is a research tool! Explore the new tools and technology that pair Google-efficient tools with library-quality results to weave together a rich information web that goes beyond the World Wide Web. Learn advanced search techniques and tools such as Google Scholar, Google Books, Alerts and more that will help you access, evaluate, and share information. Note: OIT Technology Training offers more workshops on the Google Apps. suite.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: S30C Wilson Library
Register for this Course

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)
Register

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library
Register for this Course

Can I Use That? Fair Use in Everyday Life
Fair use is a vital part of copyright law. Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - all involve aspects of fair use. Participants in this workshop for faculty and instructors will develop an understanding of the complexities of fair use, and recognize situations where it might apply. We'll also look at other situations where copyright answers may be more straightforward. Participants will explore fair use concepts using examples from visual arts, music, and video, as well as academic research and writing. Expect to think hard, discuss a little, and have fun! No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational in nature. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library
Register for this Course

Case Studies in Publishing: Your Choices in Journal Contracts
In this workshop, participants will work through two common decision points raised by journal article contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, cultural and economic norms, and promotion & tenure implications. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed. 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.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library
Register for this Course

Congratulations to the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team

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The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team came away with a first-place finish in the 2011 Formula Sun Grand Prix this past weekend at the famous "Brickyard" track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

FFI

Great Hall open 24 hours/day from 5/8 8am to 5/14 6 pm

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Walter Library 2nd Floor Great Hall will be open 24 HOURS/DAY from Sunday, May 8, 8:00 am through Saturday, May 14, 6:00 pm

Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant Application 5/19 and 5/20

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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:00am - 11:30am
This session will focus on the social sciences and humanities.
Location: S30A Wilson Library

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 314 Walter Library

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.

Register here for the workshops.

EXAMJAM 2011 5/7

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Tutors and consultants will be out in force all day Saturday, May 7. Work with knowledgeable peers as your prep week winds down. Snacks and free selected practice exams will also be available.

* Saturday, May 7, 2011
* 9am to 1pm at MCAE (140 Appleby Hall)
* 1pm to 5pm at SMART Learning Commons - Walter (204 Walter Library)

A series of review workshops, led by SMART's trained Peer-Assisted Learning facilitators, will take place throughout the week in a number of East Bank classrooms. Check here for the schedule and additional information.

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